Bolt Action: Operation Uranus Czwartek, Sty 12 2023 

Yesterday we played our third battle of Stalingrad campaing in now frozen lands of Soviet Russia. After months of heavy fighting in Stalingrad itself (former city name was Carycyn, modern Wołgograd) Red Army held they position and under general Aleksandr Wasilewski started great operation to release city and destroy German armies in area around. Operation Uranus had been started.

Event is organised in Bolter – many thanks to Rafał from Bolter crew and all participants or who provided models, friends living away from Wrocław, some models came to us from capital of Poland or Czech town Trutnov. Many thanks to Mr Piotr Galik from Semper Fidels – for great prelection before battle started.

We played on two tables were Red Army objective was to overtake German and Hungarian positions on table #1 and Italian and Romanian positions on table #2. On one side were many tanks including famous T-34, KW-1, BA armoured cars and several less know vehicles like T-70 tank. Among attackers were also famous rocket launchers nicknamed ‚Katyusha’.

– it was great battle, altlhough on this front section Germans and they allies held they positions. There is still hope for Axis in Stalingrad to breakthrough Soviet Army positions.
– it was big battle with usually not used heavy tanks and planes. I guess all my KW-1’s would be field only on such events.
– many thanks to everyone involved!

Bolt Action: Salerno – Allied landing by air and sea Środa, Czer 1 2022 

Today we played second part of campaign on Sicily. It was recreation of combined action of Allies forces in area of Salerno, Italy. American and British troops landed by air and sea in area of Salerno. This campaing we play in Bolter and is supported by Polish Institute of Remembrance,

– thank you all for good game.
– as German side we forgot briefing and losed initiative.
– Allied side won this battle.

Bolt Action: Italian campaign – A race to Messina Środa, Maj 25 2022 

Today (25.05.2022) we played in Bolter first struggle of campaing on Sicyly – when Allies forces raced up to take Messina. This campaing is supported by Institute of Remembrance (IPN). One table were British against Germans and on the other USA against Germans and Italians. Who would be first in Messina general Bernard Montgomery or general George Patton?

Table of USA and Germans&Italians:

Table of British and Germans:

– thank you for great game to Karol (and for borrowed to me models), to everyone who participated, to sponsor Institute of Remembrance (IPN) and to place we played – Bolter!
– Victory belonged to British, as they were faster than USA – historically general Patton was much better than his British counterpart.

Bolt Action: From Tobruk to Kasserine Poniedziałek, Kwi 11 2022 

As you maybe know in Wrocław, Poland we play many different games – among them WFB, Middle Earth, 40k, Black Powder, many skirmishes – among those games is great Bolt Action from Warlord Games. While last time I had some serious things on my head, which was moving IT stuff from one office to the other, so I wasn’t playing games for last two weeks, but I’ve been on „last” game of African campaign supported by Instytut Pamięci Narodowej (IPN).

On last Wendesday 6.04.2022 we participated in event connected to history, model making, education and reconstruction.

Event was open by no one than director of Wrocław IPN dr. Paweł Rozdżestwieński and head of the branch (in PL called Naczelnik Oddziału) of the Office of National Education in Wrocław dr. Katarzyna Pawlak-Weiss. Then all fluff about Tunisian campaing were told, especially about battle of Kasserine Pass and fights for Mareth Line. In first part one of us – Maciej Molczyk said words about Polish Independent Carpatian Brigade up to the moment were it was changed to 3rd Division of Carpatians rifles, being part of 2nd Polish Corps. In addition there were ppl in uniforms of this unit.

In meantime IPN got great diorama, painted by Bonapartist Paint Studio.

After prelection Bolt Action games on two tables started, I said that I will be there for minutes, finally I left at the end of event.

Below photos are mix of photos done by Wrocław IPN with logo of IPN and some photos done by me. Text was translated from IPN post.