Konflikt 47 Resurgence

No posts for a while, largely because there has been very little hobby to write about. But over these last couple of weeks I have managed to get my gaming-pony saddled up once again.

Even though I haven’t got my hands on the new Konflikt 47 book Resurgence yet, I have managed to play a couple of games using the new rules with my more organised friend Brad.

First up we played a game using our existing lists to give some of the rule changes a spin.


Despite their complete lack of suitable weapons, their complete lack of moral checks meant the totencorp gave this grizzly a huge shock, and a couple of pins before being squashed


SS Shocktroopers in a truck, with their close fire support

The verdict is a big rift-tech powered thumbs up.

I’m not going to go into the changes here, because Brad and I went into it in a lot of detail on his new post cast Cast Dice:

For our second game we tried out the new Japanese list. Because I only have Germans painted, Brad supplied both armies. I played the British (Sikhs with a Grizzly walker), and Brad his great coated Japanese.


Grizzly hiding in forest


Japanese abandon their truck


Sikh defend a remote farm

Brad won on both occasions, but they were close run things. We’ll be back for more.

All the photos are by Brad. The beautiful Sikh and Japanese armies are also his.

See you on the battlefields


Sikhs carry the day: Bolt Action action!

I got a game of Bolt Action in with the ever gregarious Old Man Morin, contributor at http://www.boltaction.net and co-host of the BA themed podcasts at LRDG and Ghost Army (as a fan of BA with an interest in Monte Cassino, I can recommend episode 3 of Ghost Army).

We played at Games Laboratory in town. It was my first visit, but I’ll be back. There was a convivial atmosphere with the tables full of everything from Magic to Tokaido to X-Wing.
(All of which appear at different times on Will Wheaton’s podcast, spooky!)

I had my Germans, boosted to 1,000 points by including a sniper, a medic and a veteran squad.  Brad took his Sikh army for a spin in their India Pattern carriers.  We did Kittyhawk down, where a Kittyhawk crashes a random distance along the centre of the table in turn three to become the objective.  This creates a nice tension as you don’t initially know where to concentrate your force.  In the end it was a moot point as the Heer were machine gunned to pieces by speeding India carriers and a Grant.  I headed for cover in a village in the centre of the table, but the Sikh got there first. Tip for beginners: don’t stand around in the open with machine guns nearby.  There was a glimmer of hope as the Allied artillery came down on their own lines, but it was too late to make any really difference to the Germans.


Fuck it Hans, let’s get out of here while no-ones looking


Brad’s Sikh dominate the village

I discovered that veterans are tough, but rather than 2 x LMG which I had on the day, I’m going to fill a vehicle with SMG.  I can get that into 1,000 points by dropping a couple of regular grunts.  I had not seen a lot of medics, so I took one. They rock.  He only saved one wound on the day, but it was sweet to keep my MMG at full fire rate as a result. I think he can stay.

My photos don’t do his army justice (some time ago I buggered the lens in my phone trying to record an occultation; don’t ask!) but you can catch a glimpse of his work in the final image of this article at boltaction.net. It is a fine looking army.

Next time, Mr Morin, next time …