|my individually based SS troopers|
|Big cat on the prowl. Turns out neither of our armored forces could hit the broadside of a barn this evening.|
|Panzer IVs trying to hit something...Note the pin marker on the left tank.|
|The situation so far. Not all of my infantry has even moved up yet. Dave throws all of his infantry on his right. Most of mine is on my right. The village buildings will be key terrain, along with the woods on the left side of the picture.|
|Meanwhile the SS swarm into a building.|
|Firefight with the Canadian infantry! Dave brings up some more squads and these SS troopers would eventually break from Pin markers and casualties.|
|Wife snapped a couple pictures of the action!|
|Infantry moving into the building!|
|Shermans firing down the lane|
|The woods are full of Canadian rifles.|
|6 lb'r with prime mover and crew|
|Infantry massing on my left! Trouble! Time to bring up the reserve squad.|
|Pin markers abound in this village!|
|MG42 team in the building|
|4 pin markers on this guy. The rules say he's supposed to back up but the platoon leader is preventing their escape!|
|Dave's senior officer - the Armored troop commander.|
|TD's shooting down the road.|
|SS troopers sneaking into the mud room of a farm house.|
|Sherman taking shots at the Panthers and Panzer IV's in the village|
|Canadian 6lb crew! The red die is a casualty.|
|Dave's infantry slowly gaining the upper hand at the treeline. I love these Battlefront British troops! They painted up so nicely.|
This game featured my individually based Canadians against my individually based SS troopers and was a wild ride of reversals of fortune, bad dice rolling, and quite frankly was lots of fun.
Bolt Action always delivers a very fun-filled game that has an awesome "toy soldier" feel to it. The armor system, which i originally felt was over complicated, is really growing on me, and same with HE fire. Dave was surprised with how under-whelming his Sherman's HE fire was especially with my troopers in the building but that's the way it goes. He MORE than made up for it with his light mortar, which scored a direct hit on the farmhouse killing some HJ troopers.
A "cracking" game for a Friday night. While I'd rather be playing Battlegroup, it was nice to break out these guys on the table and have at it. We stopped at the top of turn 4 with the armor just coming to grips and starting to score some casualties and the infantry fight really heating up on my left.
Time to put in the reserves! ANGRIFF!!!!!!