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  • Hi Lindsay. Look us up. We are the Guernsey Wargames Club.

    It would be great to get together but difficult at the moment as you say.

    It looks like you have a fairly big membership?

    We are all off out tonight for our Christmas meal. So I will tell everyone we’ve been chatting.

    Catch you later

     

    Ian

  • Hi Lindsay,

    That sounds like a great idea. Do you run wargames weekend right through the summer or only on specific dates?

    We are a small club (Max 10 people) based in Guernsey. We fight mainly historical battles we have just finished a BA game for the German invasion of Guernsey……….but in our version the Brits decided to fight it out…[Read more]

  • Hi Lindsay,

    Looks like a cracking game. It also looks like you have a busy wee club up there.

    If you guys ever fancy a weekend in the sun you are more than welcome to join us for a wargames weekend.

    From the opposite end of the British Isles

  • Ian replied to the topic Sherman track links in the forum Bolt Action 1 year, 6 months ago

    Hi Dr Dave,

    I have 3 spare Sherman models that I will probably never get around to building (Birthday extras) tell me what you need and I can send it to you.

     

  • Ian replied to the topic Ground Scale in the forum Bolt Action 1 year, 6 months ago

    Hi Steel Jacket.

    The figure scale is 1:56. If this is translated and used as the ground scale, a standard 6’x4′ table would measure 110m x 75 m, maximum rifle range would be 38m and a man could run 18m per move!!!

    To make movement and firing ranges more realistic it is conventional in most wargames rules to have the ground scale different from…[Read more]

  • Ian replied to the topic Ground Scale in the forum Bolt Action 1 year, 7 months ago

    Thanks all,

    Looking at it again, I think in built up areas with lots of streets, buildings etc. will reduce it to around 1200m x 800m. That seems to work with terrain, movement and ranges. Where the land is more open it feels better to open the scale up a bit to around 1500m x 1000m

    I will let you know how it works out once we get around that…[Read more]

  • Hi Duncan

     

    First of all welcome to Bolt Action. It’s a really good set of WWII platoon level rules, so I do hope you enjoy playing. Also D-Day/Normandy is a great period with all the different troops types and strange vehicles scurrying about the table.

    I hope your table works out well and you get a lot of enjoyment from it . I also like the…[Read more]

  • High explosive value is different from its anti tank penetration value. Therefore use the Anti tank penetration value of +1

  • Ian replied to the topic Ground Scale in the forum Bolt Action 1 year, 7 months ago

    Hi Stuart,

    Thanks for that. 1.5km by 1.0km “feels” about right for the 6′ by 4′ table. I was just wondering if BA had an official ground scale as there is nothing I can find in the rule book about it.

     

    Ian

  • Ian started the topic Ground Scale in the forum Bolt Action 1 year, 7 months ago

    Can anyone tell me roughly what the BA ground scale is?

    I know this is a difficult subject. We are fighting a campaign off Ordnance Survey Maps and I want to relate table size to ground scale (i.e. is a 6′ x4′ table the equivalent of 1km x 1.5 km land scale?)

    Thanks all.

  • Although it is not specific in the rules I think the “spirit” of the rule is that the fame thrower hits the vehicle once with a penetration value of 3 on the top armour (-1).

    It is crazy to think that the flamethrower could hit the tank 6 times!! Makes it Uber powerful against tanks…….and they were not!!

    The “No of hits roll” is for an…[Read more]