At the end of last month, I finally got to go to Kirton Games (link) and finally got to PLAY my first proper game of Bolt Action! Huzzah!
I cannot for the life of me remember what mission it was, but the central idea was that 1000 points' worth of my British infantry had to defend against an advancing horde of John's Russians: a broadly similar force, in fact - except for my four little universal carrier runarounds.
|The Plucky Brits of 4KSLI|
|My left flank. You can see John's T34 rumbling on. The two UCs on the left soon pushed up.|
|The centre, with depleted sniper team in the eaves, Arty FOO hiding (job done) and the Lt lurking at the bottom.|
|Sneaky 6pdr. Sneaky, sneaky 6pdr.|
|One of my fire teams, on the left flank...|
|...and one on the right, feeling a little more supported.|
|One of the stars of the show. Seriously.|
|The OC, leading by example.|
|"Up and at 'em!"|
|...and the same on the left. These four surging forward actually looked fairly cinematic...if fairly ill-advised, tactically.|
|Indicative of John's rolling.|
John was a great opponent and a real gent throughout. It was a delight to face off against his Russians, and something new for him too, as he'd never before faced Brits. I'll probably post again with my thoughts on my first game, but for now, suffice it to say that I had a real blast!