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Bolt Action Soviet book review

Post by poi » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:24 pm

http://www.boltaction.net/2013/03/armies-of-soviet-union.html

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Re: Bolt Action Soviet book review

Post by Chilledenuff » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:27 pm

And preordered to collect at Salute (spangly flag waving dude, and thanks to the club's discount code 20% off)


....along with a heavy mortar
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Re: Bolt Action Soviet book review

Post by Chilledenuff » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:42 am

Have the Great Patriotic War book in my grubby little mitts. To clear any confusion regarding against the Finns or post war what if scenarios... it's based on the period from when Germany invaded in 1941 through to the surrender of Berlin in '45. I've not read the others so I don't know what the post war lists look like, however its the work of a moment to consider that the fall of Berlin list is the post war one. I'd assume either the generic list from the rulebook or the Barbarossa one for the Soviet-Finnish war. No biggy really.

Beyond that, before I write up a list, which year are we assuming for our European theatre stuff. 43, 44 or 45?
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Re: Bolt Action Soviet book review

Post by poi » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:55 am

No Polish invasion for 1939 either? The kit for this (and Winter War '39-'40) was significantly more primitive than 1941 for Barbarossa. You'd be able to mock something up by choosing to remove stuff from the Barbie list though, assuming the twin turret T26s are in there. I know the T28 and T35 are there, so that makes me happy.
Continuation War was 41-44, so those are easier to do with the existing selectors, just choose a timeframe.

Stappy has a Pershing, so I'm guessing he's going 1945 and your T34/85 didn't see service til 1944.
I'm sticking with my Italians for the time being, can't argue for another army for Europe just yet but, if folks are happy to play me, I'll turn up and die at you with my 1940-2 toys. Sure, my tanks will be weaker, but that just means I'll have more infantry and guns, which are the same across the whole game.

I have a couple of thoughts for late war (Germans with a Sturmtiger or Brits with a Croc or AVRE), but they will have to wait.
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Re: Bolt Action Soviet book review

Post by Chilledenuff » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:22 am

Operation Bagration it is then... June-August '44. First provisional 1k list to appear later :dance:
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Re: Bolt Action Soviet book review

Post by Chilledenuff » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:00 pm

Okay... quick list made:

Regular 2nd Lieutenant 50
Regular Medic 25
Regular Artillery Forward Observer 100
Inexperienced 11 man rifle squad (tank hunters) 0
Regular 11 man LMG squad (includes 1 x lmg) 133
Regular 7 man smg squad 91
Veteran 8 Man squad (includes lmg and 2 smgs), tough 138
Inexperienced MMG team (+ gun shield) 40
Inexperienced Antitank Rifle 21
Regular Antitank Rifle 30
Regular Flamethrower (Roks2) 55
Regular Heavy Mortar & Spotter 75
Zis 3 Antitank Gun 54
Inexperienced t34/85 188

Totals: 1000 points, 14 order dice, 1 tank :D
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Re: Bolt Action Soviet book review

Post by Chilledenuff » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:39 pm

Items Ordered
Product Name SKU Price Qty Subtotal
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Shipping & Handling £0.00
Discount ( Discount - 20%) -£5.40
Grand Total £21.60
ISU-152 tank destroyer
WGB-RI-134
£24.00
Ordered: 1
£24.00
Soviet slogans and numbers B decals
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£3.00
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