With the snowy terrain (Norway1940) still set up the Germans (Jonathan) was keen for another fight, so I tweaked the terrain a little and changed the scenario. The narrative for this encounter goes like this, the Germans broke through on the outskirts of Kvam. They have sent a Recon missing forward which has been picked off and immobilised. The British have captured the occupants and must now try and hold the objective whilst the Germans outflank and attack from all directions. This is a very slightly modified ‘hold until relieved’ objective from the main rule book. The forces were effectively the same although I had stopped out the PzII for a RAD8 recon vehicle just for variety. On to the action…
Monday, 31 May 2021
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Inspired by a recent WSS article about Norway in 1940 and the battle for Kvam I have been exploring a bit of WW2 history which I was not very familiar with and which surprisingly I have many of the necessary figures already. What’s not to love it also gives me the opportunity to expand my early war collection a little which is always fun. The original plan had been to re-fight the Battle of Kvam in a single scenario. But as this was to be a virtual game with Jonathan and his first experience of Bolt Action we reduced the size a little to use this ‘skirmish’ on the outskirts of Kvam as a bit of a tutorial.
The scenario is a simple breakthrough, the British are holding a line along the main road where it is crossed by the railway. The Germans must push through 👍
Thursday, 20 May 2021
I have been a little preoccupied with work lately and some taxing DIY. Hence a limited amount of time for blogging. However we played another face to face game at the weekend, we might hope that soon we won’t need to mention this fact but it still feels significant somehow.
Anyway the Russian Civil War collection saw some action. A simple Bolt action game, we rolled for the defender and the ‘Whites’ would be defending and attempting to hold three objectives whilst the ‘Reds’ would be attacking.