sunnuntai 16. elokuuta 2015

Bolt Action Gaming Day 2 at the Club

Second Bolt Action gaming day was successfully held in our gaming club yesterday. Some ten gamers gathered together around three different tables to have Bolt Action gaming. On one table there was quite nice special Ramelle scenario designed by my club mate Jaakko. The scenario was themed by the film Saving Private Ryan depicting the last battle in the village Ramelle. More of that and very nice pictures in Jaakko's blog. Second table was Take the bridge -scenario from Warlord campaign book and on third table I was running a quite big Tali-Ihantala game where Finns were defending against huge army of Soviet's. Game size was way over the normal limits and I think Russians had some fifteen to twenty units to use. So basically attacker had "endless" resources. Finns had twelve units in the start of the game. The game went quite smoothly and brave Finns defended successfully until the end of turn seven, when Soviet mass started to turn the fight. And yet it was close call and cray clad defenders still pulled draw of the desperate fight. The scenario was resolved with last throw of the dice, I would call that a good game.

Here's some shots from the day.
Excellent Ramelle table by club mate Jaakko.
Games about to start in the morning.
Commanders thinking hard at the end of the Tali-Ihantala fight. Faith of Finland will be resolved here.
Burning wreck of one T-34 in front of the Finnish bunker line.
Another T-34 running over positions of Finns.
Unit of infantry taking cover.
Soviet tanks brake through! 
Last line of defense readying.
Bunker taken by the attacker.
Soviet infantry passing burning tank.
At the peak of the fight chaos reigns on the field.
Finnish Stug "Sturmi" took a direct hit!
This T-34 is about to get knocked out by two panzerfaust.
The idea if our Bolt Action day is to gather together club mates who play Bolt Action and those who haven't yet tried the game but want to. So it servers also as an introduction for newcomers. A great day altogether.

6 kommenttia:

  1. Well done. Nice to see the Finns in action.

  2. Great looking stuff! Wish i could have been there. Hopefully next time i will.

    1. Oh, by the way. Those bunkers of yours were just on the spot for Karelia! Thanks for lending.

  3. Yes, it was nice to have some field exp for freshly painted Finns. And yes, the big game was interesting experience. Bolt Action is actually very useful set of rules.

  4. Best gaming day this year for me !