Sunday, July 19, 2015

Back into it

Well it's been a while but am finally getting back into some gaming. Got a tad busy with things in the real world and lost interest in gaming. Made a few attempts to get myself motivated with limited success. I did manage to complete a couple of small projects but have a few others that have been started but are still only half finished as I made attempts to get back into the swing of things.  So  I guess I've had a self imposed break from gaming.

I hoped to get a game two weeks back vs Kent but unfortunately he was ill so we are hoping to start again this Wednesday evening and hopefully that will kickstart me back into gear and get some of the projects I've started finished.

So this week Kent and I are going to have a 1200 point game of Bolt Action, and will try our the BA.Net season 2 rules- which look quite interesting. I'll be using my Germans once again vs his large US para squads and maybe this time my Germans will break their duck. Win or lose, I'm just looking forward to catching up, rolling a few dice and having a fun, relaxing game.

Today I got my Germans ready for action and made a table for us to game on (well, its been sitting unused since our last game- I just changed things round a bit).

One of the last things I assembled and painted was an SDKFZ 251/7, pioneer half track. A very nice kit from Warlord games which comes complete with a panzerbuchse 20mm AT gun.
I'll be running a variation of my standard armoured panzer grenadiers:

  • Reg 1st Lieutenant + NCO
  • 2x Vet panzer grenadier squads (NCO + SMG, 2x LMGs, 1x SMG, 3x rifles)
  • 1x Vet pioneer squads (SMG, 3x SMGs, flamethrower, 3x rifles)
  • 1x Reg MMG
  • 1x Reg 120mm mortar + observer
  • 1x 37mm AA
  • 1x 231 Armoured Car
  • 1x Stuh
  • 1x Kettengrad 
  • 1x 251/1
  • 1x 251/7 with panzerbuche

A bit light on infantry and was a bit unsure whether to take the pak 38 or 37mm AA but thought I'd try the new AA rules out under BA.Net 2. They have given MMGs rate  of fire of 6 (7 with Hitler's buzz saw) so I'm hoping that that will make up for the lack of a 4th infantry squad, but no doubt by the end of the game I'll be wishing for more boots on the ground.

Anyway, enough ramblings. I'm looking forward to getting a game in at last. All going well there will be a battle report later in the week.