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Re: Bolt Action, Tank Wars

Postby Frizzenspark » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:58 pm

It seems that you've sold me on this.... I actually have several "tiles" from playing DBA... I also have a few buildings.
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Re: Bolt Action, Tank Wars

Postby Frank » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:12 am

It is quite a good add-on for the main game, I do love the basic games emphasis on infantry plus limited support, but it is nice to just throw a load of tanks on the table at times. :lol: I also really like the campaign aspect it brings in.

You should also, I hope, be able to find it reasonably cheaply as well, buying it here from Warlord is £15 plus postage but I got my copy from an on-line supplier for just under £10 delivered which I think is a great deal.
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Re: Bolt Action, Tank Wars

Postby Frizzenspark » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:06 pm

I expect my copy any day now from "Half Price Books"
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Re: Bolt Action, Tank Wars

Postby Frank » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:05 pm

The "half price" bit sounds good, does anyone at the club you go to play this?
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Re: Bolt Action, Tank Wars

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:53 am

The local group almost insists on this... In the recent game with my son using Chindits and Gurkhas, we were swarmed by many Japanese tankettes. We had only a Lee Tank, a Daimler Armoured Car, and some Universal Carriers on our side....
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Re: Bolt Action, Tank Wars

Postby Frank » Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:58 pm

Frizzenspark wrote:The local group almost insists on this... In the recent game with my son using Chindits and Gurkhas, we were swarmed by many Japanese tankettes. We had only a Lee Tank, a Daimler Armoured Car, and some Universal Carriers on our side....

Ouch!! Any chance you can persuade them to go 15mm so you can fight on even terms?
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Re: Bolt Action, Tank Wars

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:16 pm

I've started assembling 15mm BA armies out of my FoW Collection.
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Re: Bolt Action, Tank Wars

Postby Frizzenspark » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:18 pm

The book arrived today; randomly opened it... it landed on "The Battle for Imphal" page.. a good omen for my Chindit army.
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Re: Bolt Action, Tank Wars

Postby Frank » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:09 pm

Well, thats it then, you can`t argue with fate.
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Re: Bolt Action, Tank Wars

Postby Frank » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:11 am

It looks like we have some interest in a small campaign of this, almost certainly in 28mm. It would be good to use 15mm as I have a lot more armour for that but I am the only one who has any so we will probably go with 28.
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