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08 Feb 2021 12:18 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Feb 2021 12:16 p.m. PST

Do you play Bolt Action 'straight' (by the official rules) or with your own house rules instead?

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2021 1:00 p.m. PST

My house, my house rules. Hehe. wink

ataulfo08 Feb 2021 1:15 p.m. PST

So far, by the book.

Buck21508 Feb 2021 1:34 p.m. PST

Straight, no chaser. So far, I have found no reason to augment the rules presented.

Wolfhag08 Feb 2021 4:00 p.m. PST

Looks as if Bill is picking up the slack while Tango is incarcerated. (grin)


Wargamer Blue08 Feb 2021 5:03 p.m. PST

Straight out of the bottle.

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2021 6:25 p.m. PST

Straight from the source.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2021 7:32 p.m. PST

House rules to adapt to other periods.

House rules to allow you to use proper section level tactics

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Feb 2021 8:28 p.m. PST

Looks as if Bill is picking up the slack while Tango is incarcerated. (grin)

Nah, just curious. I almost always play rules as they're written.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Feb 2021 5:20 a.m. PST

Straight, AFAIK. I don't have BA, but SEMBO and I play it when others set it up.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2021 5:47 a.m. PST

Straight for 28mm skirmish, but substantially modded for doing 10mm base=squad home-ruled variant Blitz Action.

'O' Group will be replacing my use of Blitz Action to play company/battalion level gaming in the future.

Standard Bolt Action has played fine for our WW2 skirmish itch….the only 'modding' we've done, was to play it with our own scenarios (never in a tournament, match-based format).

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2021 11:58 a.m. PST

Don't know about you, but I like my BA rules a bit queer.

Wolfhag09 Feb 2021 2:54 p.m. PST

I know Bill, just giving you a hard time. Keep up the good work.


skirmishcampaigns09 Feb 2021 9:02 p.m. PST

With house rules – a page of them…

uglyfatbloke19 Feb 2021 3:37 p.m. PST

We play 'out of the bottle' for big games that we set up at shows – some minor amendments. For a long time we played a field-stripped version at home with lots of amendments and simplifications to make company actions fun and credible. The changes have now outgrown the original rules so what we play at home nw has no real relationship to BA, however when something unusual arises we generally look to the BA rulebook for a resolution. Oddly, we still use BA pretty much 'as written' for the Indian Mutiny and it works really well. '

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2021 11:02 a.m. PST

Straight out of the book. No house rules. Hate using house rules for any ruleset. If it is that bad, then I pick another ruleset. No one is perfect.

My son plays Bolt Action and he likes it. If he is having fun I am not going to change it.

There are other skirmish rules I think are better, but I find it easier to play rules others are familiar with.

huron72509 Mar 2021 6:08 p.m. PST

Just getting back into BA after a long hiatus. Straight. Solo.

Beaky Nose14 Mar 2021 12:41 p.m. PST


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