Sunday, 22 November 2015

Bolt Action 'Battle of the Bulge' 700 Point Patrol

I have a game of Bolt Action set in the Ardennes on Tuesday with an upper limit of 700 points. This is a pretty tight threshold and I've been playing around with the numbers to try to put together a decent, reasonably balanced patrol sized unit, ready to defend or to attack as required by the as yet to be decided scenario. This was harder than I thought....
I wanted to include a tank, as I have plenty of them to choose from and little else in the way of anti-tank capability, so the Sherman M4A3 had to be included. I also wanted a mortar for long range support and an MMG team for supporting fire. At least one bazooka team was also on the shopping list, as I have unpleasant memories of the game before last in which the enemy armour was virtually unstoppable, so I added two just in case.
If you add this lot to the obligatory two regular infantry squads of ten* men plus the platoon commander you are really short of spare points, so I chose to add an NCO to the command team and upgrade both the 2nd Lt and the sergeant to veterans, making them a little more resilient. The total tops out at 699 points, so I've really scraped the barrel to put together what I hope will be fairly flexible, hard hitting but balanced patrol sized force.
(*yes, I know there should be twelve but I ran out of it's an understrength squad!)


  1. Lookin' good, Jim! Who are they fighting (I.e., did you do opposition for them, or did someone else)?


  2. Hi Jack,

    These are up against Mike's Germans on report to follow!

    1. Gotcha, I see the new batrep.




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