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Bolt Action: Western Desert Boot Camp Live Blog - Saturday

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Scorpions Of The Desert - Combat Tactics

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@oriskany and Justin return for the third part of the Scorpions of the Desert and this time we’re going to look at blowing stuff up!

We learn about the combat tactics used by the different forces fighting in the conflicts of the western desert.

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yavasa
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Superb series.

warhammergrimace
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Another great video

ironshield
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Another great vid gentleman.

andre77
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Again another good lesson.

sneakyrabbit
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This is a great series

rot6
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chain of command allows for very good fire and maneuvre. a squad leader can use his inititive points to put the mg team on suppression fire or overwatch and then move up with the riflesquad to assault. his senior leader will place down his support weapons attached to him and maybe tell another squad to help in the support fire or the assault

caledor2
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I play a fallschirmjäger army in bolt action and in smaller games I always take one squad with a lmg and one with no lmg and assault rifles to give me that option of support and assault. When I go to bigger games I upgrade the lmg squad with a second lmg.

lawnor
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Interesting sutff

rfernandz2001
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There has always been a huge hole in my knowledge on how fighting is actually performed. Documentaries will say things like ‘This unit took some position’ without giving an idea on how the individual soldiers would have acted to do so. Great series, guys, very helpful to folks like me who know next to nothing about actual military maneuvers.

normandyfan
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More good info from Jim

uberqfunk
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I would have to agree that video games have not always represented the historical side of their subject as best they could… so my retired Chief Weapons officer father kept telling me.

skodamarine
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Bolt Action is won or lost by getting pins on the enemy…. Nice to hear that has some basis in fact.

toricova
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cool video!!

tibour
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good to go!

darkdanegan
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Really enjoying learning about how the fighting actually happens. Very enlightening!

somegeezer
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Pin to win. Yes. This is the thing that Bolt Action version 2 does so much better than the old one.

collins
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@oriskany the 2” mortar is issued at 1 per platoon in the British rifle regiment at the time, makes them a bit more common than initially thought of, they were however rarely used for HE as the shells are so ineffective, usually used for smoke screens as you mentioned at the beginning.
Early in the war I remember reading about a story of some chaps using HE on a swarm of rabbits and then using the rabbits for a stew for dinner, they all agreed that the 2” was a brilliant weapon until a cocky private pointed out that it clearly wasn’t as they still had enough for dinner once they’d blown them to hell, after that they all agreed just to use it for smoke screens after that

dukeexeter
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Really love this series guys! The immersion is great 😀

jemmy
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Superb. Marvellous. Informative. Please, @oriskany , do something similar with tank tactics and “small” and “large” artillery tactics.

mrtn
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Very nice, thank you for your time gentlemen.

zorg
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If the enemy is watching the undergrowth being shot up they will miss the unit that grenades them in the end.

georgesealy
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Great discussion, good coverage of something that *should* be core to all rulesets

radegast6
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great show again.

evilstu
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This encapsulates what has always been my biggest issue with 40k – the inability to have the squad’s heavy weapon put down covering fire while the rest of the squad assaults. And yes, i appreciate that realism in a game full of sci-fi super soldiers and immortal robots isn’t something i should be griping about 🙂

khy0te
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Right smoke… I’m one of those gamers that forgets it exists.

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