• Jim replied to the topic Struggling with play/stratagems in the forum Bolt Action 5 months ago

    Snipers can hit the mortar tube and disable it or the MG’s receiver and disable it.  I just look at it that way plus the odds of a sniper actually doing that in a game depends entirely on the quality of the MMG or Mortar team in question.  I mean against a veteran MMG team he needs a 3+ at least to hit, and a 5+ to kill.  Changing this ability me…[Read more]

  • Jim replied to the topic color of Japanese bicycles? in the forum Bolt Action 5 months ago

    Pink with a Hello Kitty on the seat would be my personal choice.  But most would have been some shade of olive – yellowish brown.  I would probably mix them up between olive and yellowish brown.  I like varying shades same with infantry I paint them with speed paints but I undercoat them in different colors.  This sort of offsets the toy look IMH…[Read more]

  • Jim replied to the topic Goofy rules that need changing in the forum Bolt Action 5 months ago

    If a sniper can hit a helmet he can hit a MG receiver or a mortar tube is the way I see it.  Also while it may be a huge threat against a 2+ company spam list full of inexperienced teams.  Against regular or veteran teams their track record is poor.
    Transports are fine 2 guys in a half track though aren’t going to hang out while enemies approach t…[Read more]

  • I prefer a good cleanup of currently abused mechanics rather than any sweeping changes.  Example waiting to the end of the turn to give a fire order to a tank in order to fire the pintle mount without suffering the open top penalty is a bit too gamey.  If it fires the pintle mount it should remain open topped until it’s next activation, and not j…[Read more]

  • Jim replied to the topic Community Introductions in the forum General Discussion 5 months ago

    Hi I’m Jim from North Mississippi.  I’ve been playing Bolt Action on and off since 1st edition some years ago.  Soviets, American Para’s, Germans 21st Panzer late war, Italian Airborne player.

  • Jim became a registered member 5 months ago