Bolt Action vs Nathan. My Finns have STILL not arrived. They were second wave on the Kick-starter, but now I see they should be here *soon*. Worse, I can't find one of my tins of BA troops, since I've moved back in. So Nathan had to loan me one of his armies. He loaned me his fearsome Ghurkas! He took his very cool looking Italians. We were a little less than 1000pts each as he forgot one of his Italian squads. I had a CO, free arty FO, a Rifle squad, 2 Ghurkha squads, a medium mortar, a 25pdr cannon, and two Bren Carriers (one was recce). Nathan also had three infantry squads (airborne?), mortar, the tank that throws 16mg dice, and one of those light AT guns with no gun-shield. Italians get cool defensive rules and Ghurkas... Ghurkas are filthy good in CC. Especially as Nathan told me I could take another Brit special rule on top, to make them even better.
I picked the mission where one side attacks the other, who has to defend three objectives. Typing this, I recall now that I probably should have got a prelim bombardment, but I forgot that. We did roll for attacker/defender but Italian rules make it much more likely they will defend. Nathan defended and built his little fort on the centre objective. We were on a smaller 4' board (because I prefer this) so he decided he didn't need reserves and put every-one on in hidden deployment and ambush.