Bolt Action - Post Normandy Gaming

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Bolt Action - Post Normandy Gaming

Postby Primarch on Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:12 am

I know we are still a little way off from the big Bolt Action game in September, but I'm bored and want to start dreaming up new armies to collect.
A couple of people have stated that they want to take a break from North Western Europe the next time we do a Bolt Action event, which I don't mind. I would still love to do a Falaise Pocket game day and Market Garden is a campaign that we WILL be doing at some point. (I just watched a Bridge Too Far again at the weekend). :D

So, outside of NWE, which campaign, battle or period gets your gaming juices pumping? One of the benefits of gaming WW2 is that it covers such a huge area of the world and spans several years, allowing for a huge variety of scenarios and forces.

As a couple of suggestions to get the ball rolling on discussing possible future events, I think the following could be interesting in their own way:

The Battle of the Dnieper
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Dnieper
After the German failure at Kursk, the Red Army put pressure on the German forces on the Eastern Front. Realizing that they needed to hold the Russian advance along a wide front, the Germans pulled back to the Dnieper River. The Russians forced their armies across the river, while the German forces strove to crush the beachheads before the Red Army could break out.

The Battle of Kohima
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
Situated on the border of India and Burma, Kohima and nearby Imphal marked the turning point of the land war in South East Asia between the British/Indian army and the Japanese army. The British knew that the Japanese forces were advancing on India and intended to pull their forces back to form a defensive line. However, the British, Indian and Nepalese troops on yhe frontline were surprised when the Japanese army emerged from the jungle a week before the offensive was expected. Caught on the back foot, the besieged defenders had to hold out against overwhelming odds while reserve units were brought up to relieve them.
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Re: Bolt Action - Post Normandy Gaming

Postby kojibear on Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:50 pm

Primarch wrote: Market Garden is a campaign that we WILL be doing at some point. (I just watched a Bridge Too Far again at the weekend). :D


The Battle of Kohima
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
Situated on the border of India and Burma, Kohima and nearby Imphal marked the turning point of the land war in South East Asia between the British/Indian army and the Japanese army. The British knew that the Japanese forces were advancing on India and intended to pull their forces back to form a defensive line. However, the British, Indian and Nepalese troops on yhe frontline were surprised when the Japanese army emerged from the jungle a week before the offensive was expected. Caught on the back foot, the besieged defenders had to hold out against overwhelming odds while reserve units were brought up to relieve them.


My Red Devil's are ready to do one's bit Sir! Can't wait for Market Garden. :)

The Battle of Kohima sounds very interesting and is quite a different theatre.
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Re: Bolt Action - Post Normandy Gaming

Postby Primarch on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:47 pm

kojibear wrote:
Primarch wrote: Market Garden is a campaign that we WILL be doing at some point. (I just watched a Bridge Too Far again at the weekend). :D


My Red Devil's are ready to do one's bit Sir! Can't wait for Market Garden. :)


I was thinking MG would be September 2019 to coincide with the 75th anniversary. (And hopefully give me enough time to paint up some American Airborne).

But that still leaves 2018, assuming we have 1 big game per year. So what are people keen on? Monte Cassino, Tobruk, Kursk, Stalingrad, Tarawa, Singapore? The list is pretty long.
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