Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Time for Action...

....well Bolt Action to be precise. Now I have never been a one for gaming WW2. I did try out Flames of War a couple of years back, even collecting an American armoured rifle company and a German Panzer company. All the figures and books have since been listed and sold on EBay. Now I do not regret selling this collection as I put the money to good use and got sick of the figures gathering dust in a box, especially when my regular club opponent John left the club (He was well into WW2 gaming).

A couple of months ago Neal purchased the Bolt action rules from Warlord games, including their new fangled dice for issuing the orders. Now I have managed to play in 3 games so far. The rules are quick and easy to pick up and give a reasonable representation of small action games. I even tried the walk a squad across open ground to see what happened. Lets just say they didn't make it across. Suffice to say I enjoy these, I don't need many figures to play which keeps the budget down. So I took the plunge and got my self an early war British platoon from Forged in Battle. Must say the figures are very nice and excellent value.

So to painting, I must admit the uniform colour had me rather flummoxed. It seems to range from a green to brown in shade so I settled on a lightish green given a brown ink wash and I think they came out okay., though not too happy with the helmets. Took me approximately a week to get these all done.

Command squad
1st squad
2nd squad
3rd squad
Full platoon with support weapons
I've gone for a mix of base sizes, this is just a personal choice as it was one of the drawbacks of flames of war, however with a skirmish game 40 individual figures become a pain to move, hence multi-bases with spare riflemen for casualty removal.


Dave Huntley (sheepman) said...

Lookin good mate, just got back today so maybe Neal will beup for a game next week.

Francis Lee said...

They turned out damn nice Scotty, I've been in and out of WW2 gaming so often that my bloody head spins!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

They look quite nice Scotty!


scotty said...

Cheers guys. @ Dave hope you had good hol

Rodger said...

Looking really good Scotty!

Neal Croudace said...

Look really good? I like the round bases better than the FOW ones

Neal Croudace said...

That question mark was not supposed to be there!