An amusing game of Bolt action at TAG last night. Nigel and I vs Tony and Dave. About 750 pts per side.
The 8th army (regs) had:
3x 10 man sections with lmg
The DAK (vets) had:
3x 8 man sectons with LMGs
Panzer III late J
The Germans started off with the hiss and a roar, Nigel hitting and destroying the 2pdr with his first mortar round. Then he had a section of infantry leg it to the table edge. We kept pressure up most of the game but eventually a Valentine and section of infantry arrived on my (right) flank, catching one of my sections in enfilade.
A section of Tommies held a wadi in the centre of the board and the stubborn defenders too a heavy toll on our troops, in the end though our oficer and NCO charged home and slew the last few men in hand to hand combat.
The panzer III managed to survive 2-3 hits from the Valentine before it immobilisd the Val. In the last turn charged the panzer ith a section of infantry but was driven off, the panzer was buttoned up though and then finally the Val managed to get a shot through the panzers armour and destroy it.
All in all a typicality chaotic and extremely amusing game. Tony and Nigel both enjoyed themselves and are keen for another crack at it soon.
Result 4-3 to the Germans.
Turn 1 A German section moves forward to reconnoiter a wadi.