|(Cover art for the 2nd Ed rule book)|
I received my copy of the Bolt Action (BA) core rulebook last week. I've been collecting unpainted figures for a couple years now. However, I've been unable to paint them, or get them painted. The reasons are:
|(My purchase of pre-painted US Army Infantry)|
These finely painted figures are plastic and light weight. Even though they're not tippy like a lot of my Warhammer 40K figures are, I like the weight of metal. So I'll be doing two improvements:
1. Supergluing washers underneath the bases.
2. Painting the edges of the bases in various earth-tone colors to help identify each squad.
Switching over to the Eastern Front for a bit, I place bids on a Soviet infantry platoon, and a Lend-Leased M-3 Scout Car. I lost the bid on the infantry, but won the scout car.
Oh, well. Can't win 'em all, I guess.
Now for those fighting on both the Eastern and Western Fronts:
Tank support will be provided by a PzKpfw II (Panzer II):
This vehicle will require a bit more touching up. The paint on the right-side top hull needs to be repainted. I'm not too concerned about matching the colors perfectly. "Close enough" for field work will upgrade the panzer to Table Top Quality. I'll claim the crew repainted it with whatever color they managed to scrounge for.
Ground troops from the German Army ("Heer"), will be this 25-figure infantry platoon.
There are two versions of each team. One is in travel mode and the other is in deployed mode.
Oddly enough, the only figure armed with an MP 40 submachine gun is one of the MG-42 loaders.
Today, (Friday, 28 Oct), I placed bids on a few more American vehicles. The bidding is supposed to close by this Sunday.
Wish me luck!
If I win anything I'll add another Bolt Action gallery post.