Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Weird July - The hobby was strong that month - Play and Build month

Ok, July was a weird month. Lost of travel but a strong hobby mojo. Instead of painting I built, and I even had a game of Bolt Action with an opponent, first in month!
Report at the end of the article.

Few miniatures progress, I have launched a good progress in-between business travel to glue my fantasy miniatures. I felt good to do something not work related and with little brain-power. Getting the right arm, looking for position, using the bitz I had from Frostgrave heroes....

Army of plastic - multiple brands and sources in there, mixing and blending
Bretonnian (GW) with non-GW arms. Look better than their basic spearman.

I even build a 2 weapon soldiers from the bretonnian officer.
With some bluetak, that bretonnian look fiercer.
And my wolverine version. Celt warband with skaven arm.

and I found that box sitting in one of the hobby shop. I am going to use it for a cell for my dungeon terrain. It is 1/32, and works well as a cage with 28mm.

I also added 3 more tanks and 2 AT guns to my collection of "Stuff build, even if I know I won't play them".
2xpanther, 2xPak 40 in 20 mm and 1 28mm Tiger

my 20mm collection. It is only a question of time until games come back to that format.

July business' trips was ended with a bolt action game. German panzer grenadier vs. my Partisan.
Partisan are a versatile army with a lack of armor (which is crap in most of the wargames with a lot of point in a hit-or-miss point sinker). 1000 points army.
My opponent listed 20 elite soldiers in 1 command squad, 2 squads, 1 airstrike spotter, 1 sniper team, 1 MMG team, 1 flamer hetzer and 1 armored transport. (so 8 command dice)
I had, 72 soldiers, in 2 command squads, 7 squads (6 inexperimented and 1 veteran), 3 trucks, 1 AT gun, 2 MMG squads, 2 snipers, 1 bazooka and 1 captured armored transport. (so 19 command dice)

There is nothing better than a team of pistol madmen charging with trucks
 So, the whole plan was to scare his tank with my AT gun and a bazooka while the rest of the army would swipe across the opposite side and eliminate any resistance in close combat.
Scaring that little hetzer. It worked!
Advancing partisans.

Meanwhile the German feel a little outnumbered

Reinforcement arrived more or less at the same place

The german killed 1 small team and 2 trucks before falling under the numbers

#feelinglonely. Snipers and observers are a little... surrounded.
The Partisan won, but the victory and the scenario were not the most interesting (Attrition game, and victory by unit destroyed, no objectives). The game was good though as the German being outnumbered and holding strong line of fire, we had to resort to movement and cunning rather than shooting across the no-man's land.
Note: In BA, Attrition is by number of units killed rather than "Point value". It doesn't reflect the loss value of elite vs. small powerless units.


  1. Nice looking minis and buildings, and great report!

    1. Thanks. There is usually at least one game per week at the gaming store and people focus on painting. If you come by HK, come to see us.