Nathan is REALLY keen on Bolt Action. In addition to his totally sweet 4Ground Terrain (not featuring in this battle) he has accumulated numerous army books and two armies for it. He is also trying to get a 'tournament' going at Conquest 2013. If anyone is interested in some 28mm WW2 action at Labour Weekend in Christchurch then you should let him know. More details here: http://forum.nzwargamer.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11024 Note in particular how he's convinced Tim to run it at half the normal entry fee. If it runs, I'm coming. Much more interesting than 1750 LW FOW. The event is planned to be 800pts so we thought we'd also play an 800pt game and keep it simple. The mission objective is maximum attrition. That's right, charge up and try and take out the enemy! I had my Soviets with a couple or Reg Squads, a Vet squad (Assault Sappers, played without the body armour rule), a Green Squad, MMG, Heavy Mortar, Sniper and the Inexperienced T-34/85. Nathan had some Germans, assault rifles, his own heavy mortar, and the slippery, slippery recce Luchs.
Handily throwing the officer forward meant he was there to motivate them next turn.
Za Rodina! Thanks for a hard fought battle Nathan. You were ahead at the start so I was glad to be able to claw things back.