It’s been a while!
Today I went to the Newark Irregulars war-gaming show. Having recently bought a couple of bits of wood so that I can have a bigger gaming table and acquiring a gaming mat from a fellow war-gamer, I decided that I required some terrain.
To this end I successfully bought some road, hedgerows and trees, a small selection of walls and a fox hole. Matt bought some river pieces.
Matt and I decided that we would have a game of Bolt Action after the show. I would use my US army and he would use his as-yet-undefeated French army, they would fight in the French countryside in a ‘what if?’ scenario.
The randomly selected Bolt Action scenario for this game was Envelopment (Attackers have to get across the board), we also chose to implement the ‘Night Rules’ additional ruleset which, due to its use of a ‘roll-to-see’ mechanic, makes for a completely different style of gameplay.
I’m not going to write a full game report, but here’s a few in-game photos with “hilarious” captions.
At the end of the game I’d managed to move my tank off the table and get two units into Matt’s set-up zone. Matt managed to kill just my heavy machine gun team, and my lone Second Lieutenant.
This meant I won the game 7-4!
To explain the blog’s title: Pete has
lost failed to beat Matt’s French twice now, I won a resounding victory. So bingo bango, Pete sucks at Bolt Action!