Skip to toolbar

Bolt Action: Western Desert Boot Camp Live Blog - Saturday

Bolt Action: Western Desert Boot Camp Live Blog - Saturday

Supported by (Turn Off)

Bolt Action Gameplay Tactics: German Afrika Korps

32 Comments

We’ve heard about how the British 8th Army can be played, now Charlie takes us through some of the Bolt Action tactics for the German Afrika Korps.

Supported by (Turn Off)

32
Leave a Reply

28 Comment threads
4 Thread replies
29 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
warhammergrimace
Member
5173xp

I wish I’d come over for this boot camp

silverfox8
Member
1889xp

Agree!

patrickkyle82
Member
456xp

I find that 8 man teams is a kind of sweet spot for me. Theres enough fodder to protect the LMG while not being to bully or expensive.

oriskany
Member
39944xp

Tactically / historically the most realistic as well. Some armies add a third fireteam to the squad for a really big force in real life, USMC is an example that usually as three fireteams of four + a squadleader = 13 men. This is an abnormally large squad, though.

osbad
Member
2758xp

Sound stuff. I’m all ears!

andre77
Member
5684xp

Oh John, how could you forget to mention that we have to not to forget to comment on Tabletop dot com to win awesome prices 😉

sneakyrabbit
Member
497xp

seeing this makes me really wish I could be there

rot6
Member
877xp

no mortars for the germans? can you atleast snipe the enemy leader with the antitankgun?

lawnor
Member
11989xp

Good stuff

uptrebor
Member
941xp

Again sound advice

skodamarine
Member
3354xp

That extra dice make German machine guns so good in bolt action.

toricova
Member
1780xp

this is the army i love, bring on the tips

normandyfan
Member
900xp

more good tips

somegeezer
Member
8313xp

For all “level playing field” is an excruciating pun, it’s very true. TBH this period of the war is much more interesting than mine. Crap tanks on both sides, rather than “rock-paper-scissors” around the German big cats.

oriskany
Member
39944xp

Many many MANY WW2 gamers prefer early and mid-war WW2 just for this very reason.

collins
Member
5290xp

All the machine guns, all the time, good advice

goban
Member
1967xp

I am always afraid of fielding small teams esp. when I have the opportunity to assault.

dukeexeter
Member
1336xp

I always like to take full strength squads, but I wish I could give them seperate orders like the riflemen maneuver while the LMG fires

jemmy
Member
2158xp

5 men squads is really quite risky, because as a single unit it can more easily be taken out. However, with more smaller units you have more dice in the bag and you are more likely to grab the initiative and dictate what´s going on on the battlefield.

silverfox8
Member
1889xp

Great Tips!!!

zorg
Member
10835xp

Hay its deserts everyone likes extra Sprinkle’s for their’s?

radegast6
Member
2946xp

comment to win.

georgesealy
Member
2238xp

Nice to watch these alongside @oriskany‘s talks on tactics

oriskany
Member
39944xp

I’ve always feet this is why @johnlyons and I work well together as a team, without stepping on each other’s toes. Yes, we’re both “historical experts,” but whereas I focus on larger tactical or operational history, OOBs, doctrines, and campaigns, he drills down into the technical and tactical details of the individual tanks and weapons.

That, and he’s forgotten more about hobby that I’ll ever know. 😀

khy0te
Member
895xp

@johnlyons Never apologize for a pun! Own your puns proudly!

fireblarney
Member
4229xp

Not sure if I’d be game to run 5 man squads in BA, I get the pros just not sure if they line up against the cons for me.

woldenspoons
Member
3070xp

Hmm filler fodder. It’s the future.

aurorainbag
Member
6110xp

More great tips for someone like me, who hasn’t a clue 🙂 Thank you

falerox
Member
1687xp

Interesting how this discussion matches the previous “scorpions” episode.

Supported by (Turn Off)