Wednesday 16 March 2016

549 - Bolt Action Character Reinforcements

Like wot it says above, I've made a start on a few Bolt Action reinforcements.
[Above] The engineers and flamethrower team (front row, left-right) I've had for a while, but the observer models are part of my booty from the 'UK Gathering' Tabletopbattle tournament last month. 

They really are all lovely models, and exceedingly characterful: I'm looking forward to painting them, but I'm not 100%  sure about the recessed bases they cam with. Usually I'd use 25mm metal washers for the metal minis, but I'm trying to be less OCD with the way I go about my Bolt Action, after almost two decades of painstakingly identical 40K basing.We'll see.
[Flamer team, above] These chaps are properly tasty, rules-wise. Fluff-wise, I'll probably get them a jeep to ride in, as that's what the 11AD flamethrower teams had. Fast, but unarmoured. 
[Engineers, above] Sadly, the Brits don't have any rules for using engineers in combat roles, but I'll use them as spare bods in squads whenever I need them. That kneeling guy with the wire cutters? - I reckon he'd make a rather brutal-looking Number 2 for my medic!
[RAF observer and two others, above]. Currently, my Arty observer is actually played by a senior officer model, but I quite like him doing that, so I might just keep things that way. We'll see.


I've got a £10 voucher for Warlord Games burning a hole in my pocket right now, and as it has to be used by the end of the month, it almost certainly will be. D'oh.

Cheerio for now, and happy gaming,

 - Drax.


  1. "I reckon he'd make a rather brutal-looking Number 2 for my medic!"

    (gulp!) Uh...yeah, I'm not injured! Nevermind! (grabs rifle and runs back towards the enemy...)

    1. That would've been the approach my old mum would've taken!

    2. Gotta agree! Very scary assistant medic! But lovely models man :) looking forwards to seeing them painted!

  2. Or maybe he can specialise in torture to get plans out of captured Germans?

    "You don't need them digits Jerry."

    I like the Warlord metal sculpts. So full of character and typically in cool poses. Just cleaned up my Winter Germans and they are going to be loads of fun to paint up.

    I think that gift card should go toward a Churchill.

    1. It's gone. I did it. 25pdr and more mortar goodness is coming my way!

  3. WW2 character sets are the best. I remember getting my first 'proper models', which was Black Tree Design character set. This takes me back, thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and I love the bases, they look really excellent. A change is as good as a rest etc...

    1. Cheers mate - especially for the reassurance about the bases.

      Reminds me of the WW1 poem 'Base Details'...

    2. Base Details - Siegfried Sassoon.

      IF I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath,
      I’d live with scarlet Majors at the Base,
      And speed glum heroes up the line to death.
      You’d see me with my puffy petulant face,
      Guzzling and gulping in the best hotel,
      Reading the Roll of Honour. ‘Poor young chap,’
      I’d say—‘I used to know his father well;
      Yes, we’ve lost heavily in this last scrap.’
      And when the war is done and youth stone dead,
      I’d toddle safely home and die—in bed


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