Archive for the ‘WWII’ Category

Bolt Action – Eastern Front Late War

March 11, 2017

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game. It was a meeting engagement on the Eastern Front.

After six turns the Russians led with four enemy units destroyed to one.

Bolt Action – Leyte 1944

November 12, 2016

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game. It was loosely based on the efforts of the 1st Cavalry Division to secure Hill 215, southwest of Tacloban, Leyte on October 22, 1944. The setup used Scenario 3, Point Defense from the Bolt Action rule book.

At the end of the game the US had not taken any objectives.

Here is the perspective of one of the Japanese players:

“Good game today. Given another couple of turns the US Army would have take two objectives. The Japanese victory was the result of time and they happened to kill four US Army units, two by the 47mm pop gun and the other two by Jap infiltrators. Three Jap units were destroyed. I think the 47mm Jap AT is over rated but I guess it is so for game balance. We have had several games decided by time with Bolt Action so we may have to start closer to objectives, play more aggressively or throw out the time rule for our group. Looking at the minefield rules I think they are actually deadlier than we assumed BUT you could have continued movement if you survived which would have put your tanks closer. BTW the 3rd minefield was also on the road in front of your tanks.”

 

Check Your Six WWII – Lone B24

October 29, 2016

Saturday the local HMGS-South group played a game of Check Your Six using 1/300 scale aircraft.

The scenario was a lone, damaged B24 bomber of the 12th Army Air Force trying to make it back to base in Naples, Italy in late 1943. The bomber was damaged by German AAA over Milan and could not keep up with the bomb group. The bomber was being harassed by six Me 109s. The scenario begins with the bomber coming into range of four P51 fighters based in southern Italy and the 109s closing in for the kill.
Two 109s were destroyed, one by a P51 and one by the bomber. The bomber was destroyed (blown apart by a critical hit) just before it could exit the battlefield.

Rapid Fire – Russian Front AAR

August 28, 2016

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a WWII east front game using the Rapid Fire rules.

The scenario is described here: Byelorussia June 1944

When we had to quit due to time, the remaining Fallschirmjager seemed about to be overwhelmed, with the German reinforcements unable to intervene.

Bolt Action – Burma 1944

July 23, 2016

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game.

The Envelopment Scenario in the Bolt Action rule book was used. It was based on the fighting around the city of Kohmia in May 1944, between the British 2nd Division and the Japanese 15th Division. The Japanese were attempting to envelop a British position and capture a road junction behind the British lines.

After six turns, a Japanese victory was declared.

Bolt Action AAR – Normandy 8 June 1944

April 10, 2016

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game.

The U.S. 116th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) is pushing west along the coast after breaking out of the Omaha beachhead. The 116th RCT commander has ordered B Company to take the German coastal artillery position outside the village of Maisy. The German artillery is shelling Allied shipping off of Utah beach and has thus far proven impossible for Allied aircraft and naval guns to destroy.
The German positions are defended by elements of the 914th Grenadier Regiment and the remains of several Ost companies.

At the end of the game (eight or nine turns) the crossroads was mostly clear of German troops, but a German half-track remained and the minefield had not been cleared.

Additional photos by another club member:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130153196@N08/albums/72157666994060225/with/26282212591/

 

Bolt Action AAR: Bieville – Bienville June 1944

October 10, 2015

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game.

South of Sword Beach, June 8, 1944.

The British 1 / Suffolk Regiment is advancing south toward Caen following the D Day landings. The next objective for the regiment is the twin villages of Bieville – Bienville. The 1st Platoon of ‘B’ Company is making a flanking attack against the German defenses on the outskirts of the villages. Once the defenses are overcome, the remainder of the regiment can attack the villages.

The German 736 Regiment of the 716th Division is trying to form a solid defensive line in front of Caen. The 3rd company of the regiment has been tasked with holding Bieville – Bienville. The 2nd Platoon has dug into hasty defensive positions on the outskirts of Bieville – Bienville to delay the British advance.

Although one of the three objectives was cleared of defending infantry, it was not taken by the British. A clear German victory.

Spearhead – WWII East Front

September 13, 2015

Saturday the local HMGS-South group played a game of Spearhead with 3mm miniatures from Pico Armor. The scenario was based on part of the German counterattack around Kiev on December 5, 1943 – specifically the 48th Panzer Corps vs. the 1st Tank Army and the 18th Army.

We played for about four hours, by which time only a portion of one objective was taken by the Germans.

 

Bolt Action – Eastern Front 1941

July 25, 2015

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game. The scenario was a meeting engagement between infantry forces.

With most of the German infantry gone, we called this a Russian victory.

 

Bolt Action – Normandy June 7 1944

July 12, 2015

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game. The scenario was an advance by US troops near the Normandy coast on June 7th 1944.