2016 Final Results

Thanks to all the players for coming out for the 3rd Annual Operation Sting!  Here’s a recap of the full results.  Photos coming soon!


Generic Platoon Update:

Please see below… I’ve updated the ruling on the use of Generic Platoon selectors.  You may choose to use a Generic Platoon from Version 2 of the rulebook or select a Generic Platoon from the appropriate “Armies of XXXX” Supplement.

Operation Sting, Version 2.0 Updates:

Yes, version 2.0 of the rules has finally arrived. I’m confirming now that we will be using Version 2.0 for Operation Sting. I appreciate that these rules will be new so we’ll allow a little flexibility during the tournament for games to go a bit longer if necessary. With the new rules are likely to come a bit of disagreement on how to interpret the rules. I’ll warn you now that I’ll be no more of an expert than any of you with these new rules so I’ll remind everyone to play like adults and remember that we are all there to have fun.

House Rules
I’ll be eliminated the house rules for Operation Sting this year. With the new rules, we will let it play “as written”. The only house rule that will remain for now is no flame thrower vehicles still. I’ve heard that the new rules have softened these rolling beasts but I’m still not comfortable with these for tournament play just yet.

Generic Platoons
If you chose to bring an army using a Generic platoon for one of the factions in the new rule book. This Generic Platoon will take precedence over the one from the corresponding Armies of .. book. [Note: I haven’t checked yet to see how different these Generic platoons are between the new and old rules] Updated:  Generic Platoons can be selected from either the Version 2 Rulebook or the Appropriate “Armies of XXX” Supplement. [Update on 9/30/16]

German National Rules
We will be using the updated German National rules as described in the new rule book. These rules will be extended to the Theatre selector army lists if you choose to bring an army from the Armies of Germany rule book.

Axis vs Allies Confirmed!

We’ve been able to manage to have 15 Axis and 15 Allied Players. So we are going to run Operation Sting as an Axis vs Allies event. Please check the registration page and make sure you are correctly assigned to the Axis or Allied side. If you need to switch Axis or Allied please let me know ASAP!

Bolt Action, Version 2.0 UPDATE

We are pleased to announce that based on the expected release of Bolt Action, Version 2.0 in Mid-September that Operation Sting WILL be using the v2.0 of the Bolt Action rules.  A No final decision has been reached on the “Armies of Germany” update rules yet as we haven’t received official confirmation of the release date for this updated army supplement.

Bolt Action, Version 2.0

In case you missed the news, Warlord has confirmed that Version 2 of the Bolt Action Rules and Armies of Germany Army Book are set to be published in “Autumn” of 2016.  This could pose some interesting challenges for Operation Sting.  At this time, we are planning on running the tournament using the Version 1 of both the main rules and the Armies of Germany Army Supplement.  A final decision on which version of the rules will be used later this summer when (hopefully) more information is available.


Operation Sting – 2016 is SOLD OUT!

Wow, that didn’t take long.  We didn’t even officially advertise that Operation Sting was taking registrations and through word of mouth it completely sold out during the course of Adepticon!  If you know anyone that missed the event and would like to get added to the wait list – please use the “Contact” form on the blog here.

We’ve got some exciting things planned for the 2016 Tournament!   Please note that we changed the points limit/order dice cap for the tournament.  You will now be able to bring an army up to 1250 points and 16 order dice.  Full army building requirements are on the “Rules” section of the site.


Welcome to Operation Sting

Operation Sting returns for its third year!  The exciting Bolt Action tournament returns to the north Chicagoland area on November 5-6, 2016.  Operation Sting has expanded to a larger playing field and will be hosted at the Crown Point Hotel in Northbrook, IL.  It will continue to be a two-day Grand Tournament style event.

Registration is officially open – register today and don’t miss out!