Last Friday saw the Germans trying to sneak a truck full of loot (Belgian beer) through Resistance infested area.
What happened, happened, the Belgians could not let the beer reaching Munich for the Beer fest and had to intercept the truck. Beer is holy stuff in Belgium.
Short story long, or long story short (depending how much interested you are in the subject).
My company let people carrying over day off from one year to the next. Issue is, by July 1st, it's all gone, wiped out, made disappeared. So, by mid-June I realised I had a day available, and took it on a Friday.
Bad news was it was not the most convenient day for the family, good news was that I could play Bolt Action.
We met with Von Evan, a German player that has always bad experience facing the Resistance.
750 pts army.
- Second Lt x2
- 5 Regular partisans with SMG
- 11 Inexperienced partisans with pistols
- 9 Inexperienced partisans with 5x pistols, 4x rifles
- 9 Inexperienced partisans with pistols
- 9 Inexperienced partisans with 6x pistols, 3x rifles
- 5 Regular partisans, NCO with SMG, 4 rifles with one carrying a panzerfaust
- 7 Regular partisans, 6x rifles, 1x LMG
- 1 MMG
- 1 bazooka
- Snipers x2
- First Lt x1
- MP, 4x soldiers
- 3x 7 Strafbattalion (Inex), 5x SMG including 1 panzerfaust, 1x LMG team
- 7 pionners, 5x SMG, 1 Flamethrower team
- 1x Flamethrower
- 1x Medium mortar
- 1x Nebelwerfer 41
The Resistance mission: Capture the truck, kill some Germans and escape.
All partisan squad starts hidden and in ambush.
|The loot truck|
|German deny their left flank, but 2 bombs from the resistance have been placed in front of them.|
|Partisan plan a strong push to hold the German for 2 turns as they have no real transport|
|few units of the Belgian resistance are held in reserve|
1-3, nothing happen
4-5, bomb does not explode but remain potentially active
6: explosion, 1d6 pin, HE 3d6, pen+4
The German tank was moving on top of the hill, unaware of the partisan ambush. The partisan trigger the bomb, fingers crossed..... Boom! the bomb exploded, disabling the crew, destroying the tank for good.
|Start of the game, and a nice Boom! The Panzer Jager is blown into pieces by a nicely crafted bomb|
|Resistance is hiding in the woods (front the sniper Jean Paul and his hunting rifle). Behind, one of the resistance officer. A dog is here to help the German player to visualise partisan's officers)|
|The second partisan officer with his bulldog|
The partisans raised their rifles and pistols and attacked with passion the stunned Germans. They took the nebelwerfer in close combat, while another team moved toward the strafbattalion but never reached the target. The German leader took control of his men and mauled down the inexperienced partisans.
|People are ready to kill some nazis.... But the front team will never make it.|
|When you need a 3 to kill...|
|Germans are dancing around the cross road, undecided which way to take|
|Another group of resistance's sniper. Comtesse Leonore, who learned to shoot in Congo|
|Deserters are assisting the partisans|
|Partisan reinforcement. A bazooka to stop that truck. If needed|
|The Germans are pinned down and the truck try to escape|
|The truck pass in front of embushed SMGs. However, they won't activate on time to stop it|
|The truck passed through the resistance net and escaped toward the 3rd Reich|
Turn 4: We called it.
by that time, The Germans had 3 VP (for the truck escaping), the resistance 3 (3 German units destroyed),
However, the Resistance had 3 units ready to leave, out of German sight, giving them 3 more points by escaping, while the Germans could not breakthrough with any units.
Resistance victory for holding the Germans.