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torokchar Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2021 8:10 a.m. PST

Lone Star Historical Miniatures (LSHM) and Texas Bolt Action report:

My first Bolt Action game in 1+ year: Rob and I met up at his garage today to fight our first wargame in over a year – it was sure good to roll dice after so long.



I played my US Army (1250pts) vs Rob's Fallschirmjäger Army (1000pts) Sicily 1943. Rob placed 3 objectives within 6" of his table edge, I was tasked with capturing two.




I had a successful first turn bombardment and caused multiple pins but no casualties. I then moved my forces onto the board in a first wave. Both armies were elite veterans, my force was a fully mechanized unit of 10 dice whereas Rob's force had little armor or transport and 12 dice.



Turn 1 I had a free move as Rob un-pinned his units. I took a full move to get across the table. A synopsis of the overall game occurred on turn 2 when my veteran sniper took up position in light cover – Rob fired his medium mortar scoring a "6" to hit and a "5" to kill – it went down hill from there for the Americans.


I was able to capture the first line of defense but got no further. My M4 Sherman was knocked out and my force ran out of gas short of the first objective. Rob's birthday was yesterday so I "lost on purpose" as a birthday present.


It was sure fun to play! We are already planning a re-match and other games in his "COVID free garage". I am so looking forward to returning to store play and of course the LSHM convention – MillenniumCon in November.

Lone Star Historical Miniatures (LSHM) club is a Texas organization supporting WarGaming.

Berzerker7321 Mar 2021 8:26 a.m. PST

Nice battle report and good looking game!

skipper John21 Mar 2021 10:21 a.m. PST

1st game in a year! Woohoo!!!

And I know Rob too and you did NOT need to let him win!!

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