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Bolt Action - Roo's first try out of the rules

So Roo was keen to play more miniature games, as well as more hex and counter games, in fact, just keen to play MORE games and that's fine by me.Bolt Action, as most of you probably know, is a set of rules for recreating WW2 battles. Written by Alessio Cavatore who has many rule sets and board games to his credit and published by Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing, it is now in it's second edition, which was released in 2016. The rules have also spawned a number of army list books and campaign supplements -Currently it is the WW2 rule set of choice for the THAGGers (although some of us in the past have played Rapid Fire when we were still going up to the Kirriemuir Wargames Club) and, if you read the previous blog post we have played What A Tanker, but that is just for playing with tanks. We also started playing BA in 20mm but, as is usually the case, Kev persuaded us to all paint up 28mm forces in order to take part in a tournament that was being run by the Dunfermline Wargames and Roleplayin

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What a Tanker!!

So with Mrs kingsleypark and youngest daughter away to see some arty farty play at Dundee Rep, Roo and I had time on our hands to get some extra gaming in. We had been looking at the rules for the old Avalon Hill Hex and Counter game, "The Russian Campaign" and although the rules only amount to 6 pages it still looked a bit of a time sink to play the game so we decided we would come back to that at a later date.He wanted to try something new so I suggested we play "What a Tanker!" by TooFat Lardies.Now I had played WaT a couple of times with the THAGGers, the last time being a Tiger I (me) taking on a seemingly never ending stream of Shermans (the Tiger won 6-0, if I remember rightly -Does it bring back memories Gary and Neil??Strangely enough, I've never been able to persuade the THAGGers to bring it back to the table. However, after a quick peruse of the rules Roo declared himself up for the challenge. He had wanted to use my 20mm T-34's but I got some nice shiny 28mm Panzer IV's and Shermans

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