Archive for the ‘Bolt Action’ Category

Sewers of Stalingrad

October 16, 2017

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a WWII game set in the underground sewers of Stalingrad. The command activation and weapon fire rules from Bolt Action were combined with the movement system from Space Hulk. Three German squads and a heavy weapon team were tasked with clearing four Russian squads and a heavy weapon team from the sewers. They were also to locate and destroy a munitions cache. The result was a bloodbath, with only five surviving Germans and no Russians.

Here is a reference sheet for the rules (with some post-game modifications) :Skirmish Test revised

Bolt Action – Marines Land Again

June 11, 2017

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game. This was a similar scenario to the previous Bolt Action game. US Marines landed on a beach defended by the Imperial Japanese Army. Six LVTs, each carrying an infantry squad and several small support units attempted to land in the first wave. Several grounded on a reef for a turn, but by the second turn all troops were safely ashore. Two LVTs were destroyed on the beach by a Japanese tank. The marines and the remaining LVTs moved inland against hidden or dug in defenders. When the game ended the Japanese still held 2 of the 3 objective strong-points.

Bolt Action Marine Landing

April 22, 2017

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game. This was the largest Bolt Action game the group has played, with about 60 units. US Marines landed on a beach defended by the Imperial Japanese Army.

With two of three objective bunkers destroyed and the third under effective artillery fire, the game was ended after seven turns.

 

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 – 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.

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.

 

Bolt Action – Normandy 1944

January 10, 2015

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game. German forces defend three objectives against a British assault. The terrain table was by Real Terrain.

Elements of the British 185th Brigade push south toward Caen from Sword Beach just after D-Day on June 8th 1944. The Germans are troops from the 716th Infantry Division.

British infantry on the left clear one objective of defenders, but the attack in the center fails as most of the infantry and both British tanks are eliminated.