I'd gone back to my old faithful list adding my Stuart for some much needed AT support, Kent dropped the infantry gun for a sniper.
800 pt British
· 1st Lt & NCO
· Free observer
· 2x reg 9 man sections (SMG + LMG)
· 1x reg 8 man section (SMG + LMG)
· 1x Vet 9 man Gurhka sections(SMG + LMG)
· 1x Sniper team
· 1x Vickers MMG
· 1x 3” Mortar team
· 1x M3A1 Stuart
Kent ran (IIRC)
· Commander & NCO
· 2x 10 men (reg) sections with SMGs and LMGs
· 1x 10 (Vet) jungle fighters
· 1x MMG
· 1x sniper
· 1x Chi ha tank
We decided to do Max Attrition (man I hate the mission names in BA!) and decided to both avoid any subtley by having everything in the first wave. On turn 1 there was no firing as everything moved onto the table.
The Stuart leads my advance.
I tried to get sneaky on turn 2, moving the observer up for a clear LoS. Alas a well aimed shot from the Chi ha blew him to smithereens (the smoke ball was used to mark his fate).
My plan works, I get the first dice and assault, killing the Japanese section, although I lost 4 men in the process.
Result: A Draw.
Damn, going into turn 6 I had it under control with a clear 2-3 point buffer but in the last turn Kent clawed it back though some great dice rolling and a wee bit of luck. I just couldn't kill that damn Chi ha. It was a topsy-turvy game, all over in less than two hours and as per usual with Bolt Action lots of amusing light hearted moments. It really is my favourite beer and pretzels style game at present, despite its issues.
Next week Kent is keen to try out the DAK and 8th army forces...