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Bolt Action @ Dragonfire

Postby Golf Alpha Zulu » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:48 pm

For those interested in taking a look at how the Bolt Action rules work, there will be some games happening at Dragonfire (Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT) on both Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August.

On Saturday, there will be a mini tournament (3 games, from 9h30 on). 1000pt reinforced infantry platoons (so a few vehicles per side, but not lots and lots of armour). Looks like there are 8-9 players signed up, with a decent spread of forces - German, US, Finnish, Japanese, British, DAK, Russian etc.

On Sunday (from 10h00 on) will be one large demonstration/participation game - 5000-8000pts of armour per side. Probably about 6 players, but its the sort of game that can accommodate more players on an adhoc basis. This will be based roughly on the battle of Kursk @ Prokhorovka - the classic Soviet vs German armour meatgrinder...
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Re: Bolt Action @ Dragonfire

Postby Andre Muller » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:42 pm

Looking forward to it!
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Re: Bolt Action @ Dragonfire

Postby Golf Alpha Zulu » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:33 pm

Games were played as planned: 8 players attended on Saturday, and 3 rounds were played.

Round 1: Point Defence, Allies Defending
Round 2: Maximum Attrition
Round 3: Point Defence, Axis Defending

The TO noted that when the Allies defended there were game results, but when the Axis defended there were inconclusive results/draws on all tables.

David Davidson won, with Anthony van Dijk and Henning Eksteen in joint second.


The big armour clash on Sunday lived up to its billing: 5 Russian commands, 3 German commands, between 7000 and 8000 points of armour per side, and nowhere to hide on the fields of Kursk. As the battle started, first the Russian commanders hoped for poor weather and visibility as they advanced to close with the German lines. And then later as it ended, the Germans hoped for the same, as they tried to break out while Russian steel slammed shut the door. Playing in three sectors, there was a decisive Russian victory on one flank sector, a decisive German victory on the opposite flank, and in the centre the opposing forces fought each other to a standstill. Overall, the game was best described as a draw.

Pix of Sunday's game below contributed by various PWG members:

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