keskiviikko 16. maaliskuuta 2016

Bolt Action - Secret plans (Fall Rot)

Bolt Action at the Club once again. This time we went back to early war fights French against motorized Germans. I picked Top Secret scenario from the BA rulebook and brought in dramatic element of espionage. German staff car carrying German advance plans and orders of operation "Fall Rot"  had been ambushed by french (or british) agents in the centre of small town. Now the agents were laying low waiting for French military to pick the secret documents. Germans however had been notified this and were rushing to intercept. So there would be interesting meeting in the centre of small French village.

At the start of the fight motorized German column was speeding ahead led by recon unit of motorcycles and armored car. They were closely followed by infantry in trucks. French weren't that much motorized and most of the French were marching at the double along roadside. So Germans reached more quickly the edge of the village. And when recon team riding on motorcycles spotted the objective they immediately dismounted and prepared to fight. All other Germans reached the village also and German armored car drove to the point to have a look on the road where French were to be expected. So situation was looking good for the Germans.

But the Germans were surprised by few simultaneous incidents. First French agents opened fire to
advancing German truck from their hiding place. The very same place where they had ambushed German staff car. And almost at the same time French AT rifle got nice hit on German armored car setting aflame. Right after that French ended their very rapid move by closing in and opening murderous fire on German advance squads. When this was supported by Senegalese troops germans lost their initiative for a while. By the cover of this confusion French managed to snatch the plans from the staff car. Only to be attacked German troopers, which in turn were attacked by blood thirsty Senegalese. Then French agents took hold on the plans and total mayhem broke around the staff car in the centre of the village. There was very intense close range firing and close combat. Finally French squad was running away from the scene holding the plans. Germans tried by all means to stop withdrawing French, they even chased them by tank, but this was use. The plans left the table and are now in French hands. One could say, these plans cost many lives Lets hope they will be well used.

Some AAR pictures from the intense fight.
The village from German side.
And from French side.
French footsloggers march on.
The staff car containing the plans.
German advance troop speeds on.
At the same time French approach.
French are covered by Renault tank.
Germans in the centre of the village.
Then armored car gets hit.
And French infantry attacks.
And French agents attack.
Germans in temporary confusion.
Senegalese prepare to let blood.
Germans in end chase but French are too far away.
French infantry covering their comrades withdrawal. 
Tanks passing by, both have other targets.
Germans officer tries to motivate badly mauled troopers.
French and the plans are leaving the table.
Germans boldly ignoring Renault.
Hard fight where the situation stayed very unsettled until few last turns so both had chance for victory quite near the end. This time French were luckier and better. The day was French. 
Nice and intense fight and good game.

2 kommenttia:

  1. Good to see the French get a victory. Thanks for the post.

    1. Yes, they were quicker and more decisive this time.