April 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm #177453Glyn ArmitageParticipant
Im Glyn im from Neath in South Wales new to Bolt Action just building and painting my first models am doing british paratroopers…will be playing in Firestorm Games in Cardiff once this Lockdown is over0April 29, 2020 at 10:06 am #177466
Hi Glyn, I’m across the border in Shropshire. British Paras were my first BA Army. Before the lockdown a friend and I were re-fighting the glider attack on Pegasus bridge, we finished the assault, with a British victory, but the lockdown has trevented us contiuing with the German counter attack etc.
Ian0May 9, 2020 at 8:19 pm #178133RJSParticipant
Hey all, ClamzoniofRI from the western part of Virginia. Getting into bolt action with a Soviet army. Hoping to find some people to game with in the area once this has all blown over.0May 12, 2020 at 3:24 pm #178184FernandoParticipant
I am Fer from Spain . Building an Spaniard army , painted yellow and without Spaniard rules . Looking for more people to share and comment0May 12, 2020 at 10:44 pm #178187MartokParticipant
Hi all, my name is George and I live in New Zealand. My brother and I are starting to play Warlords of Erewhon, got our first game planned tomorrow. We’ll be using his LoTR models to play Elves V Orcs but I have started a Knights army and will probably also collect Undead.0May 19, 2020 at 1:09 pm #178408BParticipant
I am brand new to Bolt Action and am looking to see if there are any other players around the Inverness area?
Thanks0May 22, 2020 at 5:55 pm #178553Mike WolfeParticipant
I’m Mike and I just picked up copies of Black Seas and Cruel Seas starter kits from my local hobby shop last Saturday. While new to both games, I am not new to wargaming, having cut my teeth on Avalon Hill’s “Wooden Ships & Iron Men” and “Advanced Squad Leader”. It was an article in Avalon Hill’s in-house magazine4 “The General” that turned me towards Alerxander Kent’s chronicle of his character Richard Bolitho from the American Revolution to his Nelsonian death at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The article presented a batch of scenarios from the books that were well played. I also sponsor a historical gaming club at the middle school in Georgia where I teach. This year the kids played Dirtside II, Samurai, Axis & Allies 1914, and History of the World. The club proved to be so popular that we will continue in the 2020-21 school year and meetings increased to two hours each week. When I saw Black Seas and Cruel Seas, it came to mind that the students would love both games. Guess what the kids will be playing next year !3+May 22, 2020 at 9:27 pm #178555
Hi Mike,my name is ian, I’m in Shropshire UK. I started with 40K, then moved to Dust, when that fell out of favour in the UK went to Bolt Action/K47. Tried Sails of Glory but too few players here, same happened with Cruel Seas though it seemed a great game. I was also heavily influenced by Alexander Kent and his Bolitho stories, after childhood Hornblower books. I liked the knife fight scenarios of Cruel Seas, so close, blasting away and often missing altogether. best achievement was probably when my RN mtb’s had to stop a German tanker at all costs. My opponent got bogged down trying to fight ship to ship with his e boats, while I managed to get in, send around 14 torpedoes at the tanker, then worry about the e boats. Mostly everyone here is playing the Wild West Exodus game, so the ships don’t come out much.
Ian1+May 22, 2020 at 9:48 pm #178556Mike WolfeParticipant
It was good to hear from you. As a fellow Alexander Kent/Douglas Reeman fan, I was thinking about converting some of the “Wooden Ships and Iron Men” scenarios to Black Seas games. How would you feel about bringing “A King’s Officer, The Battles of Richard Bolitho” to light? The first scenario comes from “In Gallant Company”, titled “No More Pretense”. The scenario has HMS Trojan (80 gun SOL) with Bolitho as Second Lieutenant, engaging the Argonaute (a French 74) 30 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina in August 1777.0May 22, 2020 at 11:39 pm #178558
Not sure if that would be feasible, with you in US and me in UK, but certainly and interesting idea. I carried on with the Bolitho books and followed the adventures of his nephew, Adam, for a while. As Douglas Reeman, iirc, he writes mostly about WW2, I have several of the books. Just been looking for the book, but the ship he always remembered, the Phalarope, was in a later story, re-equipped with broadside batteries of carronades, kind of like having giant shotguns for armament. Again, iirc, it was used in a harbour attack to destroy moored ships.
Ian0May 24, 2020 at 11:17 pm #178571john jonesParticipant
I’ve been a kit builder for years, aircraft principally. But I fancied a change and did some Warhammer figures for my youngest son [Necrons and their spaceship] which I enjoyed. I particularly like the Bolt Action range, particularly the tie-in with Osprey. I don’t wargame at the moment, but am reading the general rule book and the one specifically covering the forces of the Japanese Empire before and during WWII.
I also enjoy reading the vast amount of internet comments and advice, especially other peoples models and figures. I like the flexibility there is in finishing these models ie the colour guides and paint recommendations etc. They encourage me, and others too I’m sure, to do their own research and come to their own view on colours and finishes etc.
I have a keen interest in military history, and the acqusition, assembly and painting of my Bolt Action kits and reading the wide range of information available related to the kits as well as the Bolt Action wargaming rules provides an enjoyable range of related activities which provide great personal satisfaction.
I intend to join a local wargaming group at some stage, though not yet!0May 26, 2020 at 3:22 pm #178591Paul DaleyParticipant
Wanted to say hello. I’m new to bolt action and have yet to play a single game. I purchased 2 box sets of Tank war. US and German as well as a 30 man box for each some half tracks for both american and German the main rule book What else do I need to start. Im not new to tabletop war games. I have a fully loaded game table and can make anything I want from crop fields to massive fortifications. So anyone have recommendations for what else I should get. Thanks and I look forward to hearing what you have to say.0June 27, 2020 at 9:14 am #179429RichardParticipant
Hi all, I’m a lapsed miniatures gamer from Sydney, Australia. Thirty three years ago I start with a 25mm minfigs French Napoleonic army using WRG Horse and Musket rules. There was a small group of players around. A little later I play WH Fantasy and WH 40K 1st Eds, more recently I’ve collected X-Wing miniatures while playing only a few games. I walk into a hobby store last week and saw a pair playing Black Powder 2nd Ed and was straight away I was hooked on 28mm. I have ordered the Black Powder rules and will soon order a brigade of French to start, looking for other BP Napoleonic players from Sydney.
Ric0July 9, 2020 at 10:10 am #179845David crossParticipant
Dave from Brisbane Australia. Been playing all sorts of games and have just started with Black Powder as a not so serious rules set for Napoleonics. Have had a number of games of Hail Caesar and love the simple mechanics. Getting my son to play so we can get around Covid lock down.0July 14, 2020 at 5:28 pm #179901John SpencerParticipant
My name is John and I am based near sunny Blackpool.
Recent convert to black powder, spent most of my gaming with games workshop.
Still learning black powder, building the French from the starter set0
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