Rising Fury is a league we have started for new players to start Bolt Action, existing players to try a new army, or experienced players to meet and play new opponents.
We aim to use forces from the early part of World War 2, mainly from 1939-1942. Players are encouraged to use models based on historical forces, but to use lists that would be relatively balanced against any possible opponent.
Games will take place monthly at Outpost 6030 in South Perth (Tuesdays) or Gamagori in Wangara (Wednesdays). Players are encouraged to go along to both nights, but there is no obligation to attend every week or venue. Play as much or as little as you like.
The league will start at 400 points in February, before escalating month by month.
There are no prizes and there won’t be a winner, but we may have a raffle for players at the end. The main aim is just to play more Bolt Action!
It works out that it will be the 2nd Tuesdays of the months at Outpost, and the 3rd Wednesdays of the month at Gamagori
400 points – Tuesday 9 February Outpost/Wednesday 17 February Gamagori
600 points – Tuesday 8 March Outpost/Wednesday 16 March Gamagori
800 points – Tuesday 12 April Outpost/Wednesday 20 April Gamagori
1000 points – Tuesday 10 May Outpost/Wednesday 18 May Gamagori
1250 points – Tuesday 14 June Outpost/Wednesday 22 June Gamagori
Team Game – Tuesday 12 July Outpost/Wednesday 20 July Gamagori
Games will usually be arranged when you arrive at the venue, so please let people know you're there for it! I will try to get a rough idea of numbers before each meet.
The rules outlined below are aiming at encouraging people to bring lists that a ‘take all comers’ list would have a reasonable chance against, allowing for the competence of command and the roll of the dice. No one is trying to ruin anyone’s fun by saying you can’t take this or that, we just want everyone to be able to have a mostly even game.
Theatre lists should be used as a guide for what was available to your force, rather than as the default for every game. However, if you and your opponent have thematically opposed forces are happy to use or play against theatre lists, you are most welcome to.
• Until 800 points is reached, no vehicles can be used
• Until 800 points is reached, no army can contain bonus units such as French artillery, British artillery observer and Russian inexperienced squads
• Only one flamethrower—and you’ll make more friends if it’s not a vehicle, and even more if is a team rather than part of an engineer squad, and only one Gurkha squad
• Weapons and vehicles should try to keep to a ‘medium’ level or below
• Reinforced platoons should be used unless both opponents agree to use thematic theatre lists
• Only one reinforced platoon until 1250 and 1500, where two can be used
• They should be standard platoons, not Tank Wars platoons
• There will be a suggested mission for each round, but people are free to play different ones if they choose
• This isn't a league for hardcore, competitive gaming, hence no prizes! So tone it down and aim for the softer side of what was historically available, and have fun using the stuff that no competent general would have touched in 1943!
And of course, models must be painted with at least 3 colours in a suitable scheme, and based.
The following people have expressed interest, so look out for them at the league nights:
Pbeccas--Australians (North Africa)
Grimgut--Germans (Battle of France)
Orange--French (Battle of France)
Mikey--Kiwis (North Africa) or Germans
Ted--British (North Africa)
Dave—Australians (North Africa)
Thorhorseman—Brits or Germans
Godfrey - Finns (Continuation War)
Skitterling - Soviets
funzo - Germans
The Elk - British (Commandos)
Nathan - French
Iain - DAK
Please feel free to put up pics of your painting progress in the thread, and any battle reports.
_________________Also known as Peter
- my record of painting and gaming in all sorts of 28mm games