Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Envelopment Russians VS Italians

Three weeks ago me and my buddy Peter played the first bolt action game with new armys.
I played my new  ryssians army and peter played his new italian army.

We rolled for mission and got envelopment
Both players rolled a die and peter rolled the highest so he decided to be the defender and i the attacker.


Russian Army

First Lieutenant                                       inex                     60p
Commisar                                                inex                     15p
Medic                                                      reg                       25p
Light macine gun squad      10 men        reg                       100p
Light macine gun squad      10 men        reg                       100p
Free Rifle squad                  12 men        inex                      Free
Cavalry squad                      10 men        reg                       120p
NKVD squad                       10 men        reg    All Smg      130p
BA-10                                                     reg                         120p
T28+Extra front armour                         reg                         165p
Sniper team                                            reg                          50p
Heavy mortar team    +spotter                 inex                        56p
Medium machine gun team                    reg                          50p
                                                                                            TOT 991p

Italian Army

First Lieutenant + 1 men                              vet                   103p
Medic                                                           vet                     30p
Air Forward Observer                                  vet                    90p
Infantry Section        10 men   smg, lmg      reg                   123p
Infantry Section        10 men   smg, lmg      reg                   123p
IZ Armour car                +1 mmg turret 5p    vet                  101p
M14/41                         +1 AA mmg 15p      vet                   177p
Sniper team                                                    reg                    50p
Medium macine gun team                             reg                    50p
Medium mortar team + spotter                      inex                  45p
Medium artillery team    + spotter                 vet                    100p
                                                                                            TOT 992

Turn 1

During preparatory bombardment one italian inf unit got hit killing one men.
Italian spotter move into a house.
Russian unit arrive in the first wave.
More russians arrive...
The italian M14/41 shoots and hits the russian BA-10 thats fail to recce away.
The BA-10 starts to burn but the crew manage to put out the flames.
The italian medium mortar miss the russian inf unit.
Italian medium artillery shoots at the russian heavy mortar spotter but misses....
Italian inf unit move behind damage building for cover.
More russian inf arrive...

Turn 2

Russian heavy mortar spotter calls in artillery on the italian medium artillery... but misses.
One more shell from the italian medium mortar lands near the russian unit.
The italian IZ armour car move around the forest and shoots down 3 cavalry russians.
Italian medium machine gun shoots at the russian sniper in the wood but misses.
Italian infantry unit move up to support the italians on the hill.
The italian meduim artillery shoots but misses the russian cavalry unit.
All the russian infantry in the center of the table surge forward behind the houses.

Turn 3

The italian M14/41 tank shoots and hits the BA-10 but the BA survives the shoot.
The italian medium artillery shoot once more at the russian cavalry and hits....BOOM all men of the cavalry unit i dead.
The italian IZ armour car moves fast trying to flank the russian heavy mortar team and the russian mmg.
Italian medium mortar gets a lucky hit on the russian free inf unit killing 5 men.
The russian heavy mortar misses again the italian meduim artillery.
The russian infantry moves closer to the italians on the hill.

Turn 4

The russian inf assaults the italians on the small hill killing the italian mmg.
but get assaulted them self by the italian inf unit by the hill, 4 italians are left after the bloody assault on the hill.
The russian smg unit advance and fires at the italians on the hill killing 3 of them, 1 lone italian is left but he refuses to give up.
One more mortar shell lands close to the russian free inf unit.
The russian T-28 lays down fire on the italian units in the wood,  killing 1 inf men and 1 of the sniper team.
The italian inf unit moves away from the wood.
More russian inf unit moves closer to the hill.
The italian medium artillery hits the T-28 in the front scoring one pin marker.
The italian IZ armour car  moves up close to finish of the russian heavy mortar team.
All men are killed.
The russian BA-10 is lucky to rally having to score 4 or below on 2 Dice.

Turn 5

The italian M14/41 try to assault the russian inf unit by the house but fails to kill the inf unit.
The russian free inf unit assault and kills a italian spotter in the house.
After the hit from the medium artillery the T-28 fails it order test.
The IZ moves around the hill and kills the russian mmg team.
The russian smg unit assaults the last italian on the hill killing him.
The Ba-10 sneak up and shoots the M14/41 in the rear stunning the crew.
The italian inf unit lays down fire on the hill killing 3 russians.


The two russian inf units on the hill move of the table giving the russians 6 victory Points.
The IZ now move back to the italian lines and manage to kill on russian in the house.
The BA-10 now moves into the italian set-up zone giving the russians 2 more victory Points.
The italian medium artillery hits the T-28 again.
The T-28 is totaly pinned down.... fails on more order test.
The last men of the italian sniper team shoots and kills on more russian in the house.

End game

Me and my buddy peter had a great time trying out the new armys.
This game was a draw the italians mange to kill 5 russian units giving the italians 10 victory Points.
The russians mange to kill 3 italian units move 2 units off board and move one unit into the italian set-up zone for a total of 11 victory points. 

11-10 draw.

Best Regards
Hobby worker.








  1. Nice looking game, especially like the BA-10 and the explosion markers...

  2. Great to see the troops in action, wonderful report.

  3. Lovely report. Nice to see two such nicely painted armies giving each other what for!

  4. Beautiful looking game dude!
    Great scenery and a nice report, like your wound markers too.

  5. Great looking game and enjoyable report

  6. Now that's a really awesome looking game. Great to see yor amazing russians on one spot.

  7. That looked like a lot of fun to play and it was good seeing your forces in action.

  8. Wow that was a nice set up! Would like to see a close up on the Italians, they looked nice. Great report and very good photos. The explosions markers look good, have you made them?

  9. Interessting report and good pictures.I also like your headline! (Ryssians) :)
    Svengelska är alltid kul! I also like your painting skills.The soldiers from wargames factory looks real good.

  10. An impressive battle report. Some real terrific models on the table.

  11. Fabulous armies and table. Early war and Russian-Italian is not something we get to see very often, so bravo!