There have been intelligence reports trickling in that will be helpful for those competing on our Bolt Action event next weekend at Gamex In Los Angeles.
A German intel officer sent back reports that he saw what looked like 4 medium sized squads of Sikh soldiers and one rather large squad of 10 men. there were also a few smaller squads that he could not identify and one larger team weapon of some sort. There were also two vehicles that he could not identify. The last thing he reported before he was captured was they he thought he saw 2 or 3 small squads of SAS troops (not in the photo, because he got captured before he could send it) and there may or may not have been a vehicle attached to these SAS dudes.
The Commonwealth has been busy collecting intel as well. They are reporting at least three very strong DAK squads with at least on LMG each, there seem to be a few more LMG teams as well. Two other small small squads are unidentified. There are also three vehicles which is very concerning, especially since one looks to be a tank, fresh from the European theatre.
The town we will be battling in appears to be very densely populated with buildings (a couple more might pop up before the game ,,, these guys build fast) which is going to make this a very closely fought battle. There will be three objectives that must be captured and held at the end of turn 6. There is a red Citroen at the north end of town, a fountain in the town center, and a third objective to be named later at the south end of town.
Feel free to click on any of these photos and view them full size and get whatever intel you can from them.
It’s late Saturday night in Chicago and I’m heading off to sleep so I can catch my noon flight home tomorrow. Adepticon has been awesome, seeing old friends and making new friends is always great. I have seen a lot of cool products here (and bought a fair few also) ,,, so there will be lots to talk about and show on the podcasts. I’ll get to work on creating shows in the next few days. I get home at 3pm tomorrow and go straight to work,,, so there is not likely to be a podcast tomorrow night ,,, but soon, trust me.
My hotel is still having internet issues so I’m not uploading much yet ,,, but today was a good day. Today I played in my first-ever Bolt Action tournament, the BA Doubles tournament. My doubles partner Paul Walker (from the War Room podcast) and I won the first round which was against Pat and Jeff of the SNAFU podcast … this was the battle of the podcasts. It was a very fun game with great people. We lost our second game, but it was close. We had our asses handed to us on the third round.
So, overall we did not do terribly bad, and in the end we won the “Best Sportsman” award for the tournament.
I am creating a lot of content (video, audio, and photos) here at GenCon to share with you guys In The Game Room Podcast. Stay tuned ,,, I may have to wait till I get home to share any of it. The Internet at this hotel is stressed beyond capacity, the hotel is full of gamers, each with multiple wireless devices … Getting online here is worse than the days of the 9600 baud dial-up model (there are young people that don’t even know what that means) … Uploading loads of images or large video or audio files is just not an option right now.
The next “In The Game Room” show is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday. In this episode Chris and I will do a demo of my Micro Armor game TAC II. I’m still working out the logistics, but I hope to get very fancy in this episode and do a two-camera shoot with one camera directly over the game board shooting straight down so you can see all the action and another camera pointed at Chris and I … and that camera’s view will show up as a picture-in-picture on the final video. It all seems very simple in Final Cut Pro … but I’m a novice at this sort of stuff… so we’ll see how it goes 🙂