Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bolt Action Scfi Version 1.6 - UAV Drones, Orbital Drop Infantry, and Arty- Oh My!

Hey Guys,

I got version 1.6 of the rules finished up, and it was a doosey. I've introduced alot of new material to playtest, namely a few new units (Sub orbital drops troopers and Shock Heavy infantry, some more vehicles) and abilities, as well as Squad splitting and detachments, less Order dice, Artillery barrages, UAV Drones, and some tweaked faction special rules such as the Red God of War and NATO Air Support. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Bolt Action Scifi Rules Version 1.6
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We are having a big game tomorrow at my local shop, so pictures will be forthcoming!


Monday, March 4, 2013

Neo-Sov PT-85 Sneak Peek...

ZOD Light Tank Vehicle
Many of you might have seen the 15mm (more like 12mm) vehicles from ZOD, a Russian company, and dismissed them for being too small or not detailed enough, etc for 15mm gaming. There were a few posts on TMP about them, and they caught my interest. Despite the discussion, I thought i'd order some and see for myself since the light tank looked like a perfect futuristic PT-76 capable of supporting my Neo-Sov force.

First Impressions and Mod Work
After opening the package from Moscow (It took 3 weeks to get here) i took out a single ZOD ame sprue with 4 vehicles on it. The ZOD vehicle was perfect for what i needed it for, and after kit-bashing from several Plastic Soldier Company sets and a few Old Glory 15mm bits, i think they turned out quite well. Again, its a bit low, but this seems rather realistic to me. I need to put some aerials on them, then paint them up in the typical 3 color Russian camo, and they will be complete. If you know anything about Soviet vehicles in general, most are smaller and more cramped than any of their western counterparts, so i really didn't mind the size difference too much! I could easily see the Russians creating a specific infantry support vehicle that is simple to transport and manufacture (since they've done this a hundred times over!).

PT-85 Specs in Bolt Action Scifi
The PT-85 has a crew of two, is amphibious, is armed with an 85mm gun and coaxial MMG. Its very lightly armored. In Bolt action lingo, the PT-85 is a Tracked Light tank (8+) with a Medium gun and coxial MMG. Designed to support the Soviet Naval infantry and possible Airborn OPs, its perfect in its role for knocking out pillboxes and supporting infantry with HE shells, but outmatched against anything heavier than an allied IFV. Can't wait to field it on Thursday!

Sneak Peek pics

Thanks! Comments welcome!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Armies on Parade! The Titans are out in force.

Hey All,

Here are a bunch of decent pics of my NATO and Neo-Sov force, both of which may be played as a Re-enforced Infantry, Mechanized, or Armored Platoon. I have about 30 more Neo Sov figures to get finished, most are almost done, and im excited to have some new command and special weapons figs. Some of them i had to Jerry-rig together, and i kit-bashed some heavy gear stuff in with them to make assorted Heavy weapons, etc. Enjoy the parade!

The two mortal enemies on parade.

Nato Squad on the move!

Natao squads with their Warrior II IFVs, along with a Warrior III IFVS.

HMG and Scout Snipers with Advanced Target Guidence System.

The M1A4 Powell Heavy tank. Back bone of the American spearhead.

ASIW Combat Walker, ideal for supporting infantry in built up environments, or flank protection for Mechanized and Armor platoons. 
A BDR 100 APC with its well armed 12 man MotoStrelk Squad.

The T64C ER tank. An aging warhorse in a future battlefield, but plentiful and deadly.

Command figs i'm working on, still have to finish the bases, do some highlighting.

The LMTR Light assault walker. Numerous and versatile, it is an excellent infantry support weapon, especially with  a Heavy Energy rifle.

Another Motostrelk squad with BDR.

BMTR2C Heavy Assault walker. Designed for maximum mobility through wooded and broken ground, this walking tank is designed to take on light and medium armored vehicles and lay down heavy supporting fire for the Advancing Rodina.

Nato Command squad with a Lynx Recon ARV. This cat packs a punch though, its pintle mounted automatic Grenade launcher will chew through infantry and soft skinned vehicles with ease.

The Medical Drone, designed to patch up burned and broken soldiers fighting on the frontline.

Some of the new special weapons for the Neo sovs. A heavy  SPRIGGAN AT launcher team, a Sniper, an Infantry assault grenade launcher, and an Energy gun!

The Fleet of AISW Combat walkers. A very versatile machine.

Nato Squad with their trusty Warrior II IFV.

HMG team with spotter.

The Tomahawk Tank Destroyer. A bit oversized, but fast and extremely deadly at range. This is actually a matchbox vehicle:) 

Side shot of the BDR 100 and its fighting men.

BA 68 recon and command car, along with its command squad.

The Neo Sov tide, with HMG and Light AT Gun in the foreground.

The Backbone of Germany's armored might, the Leopard III MBT.

Another Motostrelk squad.

The BDR 100 with H. Autocannon and SAGAT AT missile system.

Foward Rodina!

Close up of Infantry assault grenade launcher.

Lynx ARV with command.

More Nato troops

Platoon Sergeant with Underslung grenade launcher.


The Massive Powell!

One of the ARFV  drones that support the NATO squads on the ground. Able to be equipped with HMGs, Heavy Autcannons, Light AT guns, or the DRAGON AT missile system, they are very versatile.

NATO close up.

The men assembled in front of their vehicle.

The newest Neo Sov fighting machine, the T-92KA MBT. Though a heavily armed and armored tank, they are in short supply, usually leading attacks whiel the other older Soviet tanks follow.

Nato Infantryman up close and personal. Armed with body-armor capable of stopping a 7.62 round, breathing apparatuses and weather resistant camouflage smocks, the Nato infantry are a force to be reckoned with in an environment.

The fearsome Heavy Automatic Cannon of the Heavy walker.

A Soviet HMG.
Comments welcome and thanks for looking!

And if you haven't already, please check out the v1.5 Bolt Action Scifi rules Here.

Sci fi Boltaction Mod rules 1.5 Update!

Hey Guys,

I have revised and cleaned up the Sci fi Boltaction rules, added an organizational chart, changed up the points system a bit, added a few units (Scout Snipers, huzzah!) and added two sample 1200pts lists at the end of the rules for you to peruse. We had a game tonight at my local shop in Greenville SC with these two  lists and it ran pretty well. I think its coming along nicely, but any comments are very welcome!

SciFi rules 1.5 PDF

A few quick pics of a game a week or so ago- More to come soon!