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North Africa to the Ostfront

Bolt Action Italy Pavlov Stalingrad

North Africa to the Ostfront

Bolt Action has remained my game of choice this summer and have had much fun learning and gaming with my local Historical group; part of my London Club the LGG (London Wargaming Guild, of which I am an early and loyal member). The first game was a fierce 1K battle to capture buildings on the Ostfront and the first outing for my BA-6 armoured car (which performed valiantly). A tough fought game using the Stalingrad book’s ‘constant bombardment rule’ which made things very ‘killy’. This was also a nice opportunity to pul many of my terrain pieces together for one...

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Pavlov's House "Not One Step Back!"

MDF Pavlov Stalingrad

Pavlov's House "Not One Step Back!"

“The biggest mistake made by German commanders was to have underestimated ‘Ivan’, the ordinary Red Army soldier. They quickly found that surrounded or outnumbered Soviet soldiers went on fighting when their counterparts from western armies would have surrendered.” ― Antony Beevor, Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943                                                      Pavlov’s House stands central to the myths of Stalingrad, an apartment block turned into an implacable fortress of resistance by its brave Soviet defenders. A brutal and unforgiving venue of urban combat with daily attempts made by Wehrmacht troops to push up its flights of stairs, while Soviet troops used is key positioning,...

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