So i travelled 45mins north to play my first game of Bolt Action on Wednesday, met a heap of new people and saw some great games, scenery, and armies painted for quite a few systems.
500pts UK vs USA (training exercise) somewhere on the English Moors
we rolled for mission and got scenario 3 "Point Defence" i elected to defend! a fault that will become apparent quickly
What did i get from the game? Pins suck!!! and if i have chance to play the attacker i will - the prep bomb was so effective in tying me down for 2 turns if the UK arty hadn't of missed and hit his own units i would of been screwed! and those pins on the Sherman were so so critical, for me my star players were the M24, and my right flank mixed unit. My mortars did squat and with both spotter and crew pinned it took ages to fire and didnt score a hit all night, HQ didnt do a thing really running backwards and forward trying to help remove those pins achieved little and they worked better when they were firing on the enemy. Outstanding units for the enemy would have to be the Sniper and the rifle unit on my far left both these teams scored the majority of the kills and it was a shame that the rifle unit was targeted by most of my left flank force and destroyed... but thats warfare, im sure we made a few mistakes and did stuff wrong but it was an enjoyable game i loved the random activation (even when on 2 consecutive turns the UK pulled 3 or more activations in a row - next time im leaving the wife at home as she was the drawer of random dice).
All up a great game we played like gentlemen, no arguments, no grief - Warlord games you have aced it a fine product, and i will be travelling again on a Wednesday to play more games.