Friday, 10 April 2015

498 - Bolt Action 28mm British Progress

[NB: my rural internet connection has been TERRIBLE lately, so please forgive me if I've missed stuff on your blogs...]

Well, it's been a weird week - I've been travelling around a lot, and my evenings have been taken up - quite pleasantly - with social engagements, but here's a pic of the bulk of my assembled 28mm Bolt Action (although since this pic was taken I've now finished building and base-coating ALL of my infantry and vehicle crew...):
I don't know why the lone chap, bottom-right, stepped forward. "Hey, Tommy: never volunteer!"

As it stands, then, my 28mm Bolt Action British force comprises the following; all 'regular' and from the 'Normandy' force selector. Naturally, they're 4KSLI, 11th Armoured Division...:

  • 2Lt
  • [free] Artillery Orserver
  • Medic
  • Sniper Team
  • PIAT Team
  • 1 Sect, 10 men with 2 SMGs and 1 Bren
  • 2 Sect, 10 men with 2 SMGs and 1 Bren
  • 3 Sect, 10 men with 2 SMGs and 1 Bren
  • 4 Sect, 6 men with 2 SMGs and 1 Bren [the spare Tommy can act as a runner]
  • 3" Mortar + observer [not pictured (not yet assembled)]
  • Vickers MMG Team [not pictured (not yet assembled)]
  • 6 pdr Anti-Tank Gun [not pictured (not yet assembled)]
  • Recce Carrier
  • 3x Bren Carrier (transports)
  • Cromwell Tank

I've also constructed a 1000 point list - which I'm rather excited to run - that is essentially a fighting 'Carrier Section'. Yay!

In other - not dissimilar news - I've also started revisiting my 15mm Bolt Action troops, and without purchasing anything have now cobbled together a fairly substantial Monte Casino list. Watch this space for parallel developments...

- Drax.


  1. Hmm, youve got brits, I've got some US airborne and a shedload of late war germans...

    We need to build a beach.

  2. I love the way you're thinking, Karitas...

  3. Shurely Drax lives near a beach ? All we need is a Devonian holiday. (Uuummm Dinosaurs....)

    Draxy baby, it's always good whizzin' back though the blog roll when you've missed a couple of weeks. It saves having to watch TV.

    1. You're always welcome to visit y'know, chaps...

  4. Looks like you're going to be a busy boy then! Looking forward to following this project :-)

    1. Thanks, Paul!

      The best bit is: I'm enjoying doing it! [the fire has rekindled...]

  5. Wow, didn't realise you had so much BA stuff. This is going to look sweet when you're thru!

    1. Er...yeah.

      I got bored waiting for PSC to make cheap things for me to paint in sandy colours and rather more than I should have.

      On the plus side, my 15mm force - as is - has cost me precisely nothing!

  6. I just recently picked up the BA rulebook, and I like everything about it. I'm going to have to start collecting a US force myself...

    1. Dan,

      Oh, Dan...

      ...You won't regret it, mate - it's a simply beautiful system and mechanic. Just so clever and constantly shifting: you really have to keep your wits about you!

      (says Drax, who is yet to play a game!)


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