Monday, 4 July 2016

561 - Thus It Begins: Bolt Action Desert Rats

Hullo, Rat-fans!

It's finally happened: I have moved into the desert. This is a theatre of war about which I actually know fairly little, but as some of you know, I've been planning to expand desert-wise for a couple of years now. 

Ideally, I will move toward a 15mm Light Tank company for Flames of War, but the fact that I'm remaining in the UK has meant that I have entered a Bolt Action friendly tournament for October...with a 750pt 'early war' theme...which means I shall need a new army.

Step forward the Brits in North Africa:

I'm rather excited about this, and there are a few more treats on the way too. 

In other news, I've finally cast off the shackles of my second-job-oppression, so I'll actually have hobby time again for the next couple of months: building, modelling, painting (lots and lots of painting - *sigh*) yes, and even reading your fantastic blogs once again!

For now, though...I've got some kit building to do!

(once I've done the washing up)


- Drax.


  1. Excited to see this. Good luck.

  2. Oooh. RAF Kittyhawk.

    Zzzzz (at work, Sssshhhhhhhh)

    1. Yup. That'll happen at some point. I love Kittyhawks!

      (Also at work; shhhh!)

  3. Is that a Humber?

    Good to see you able to hobby again. Sad that you're not coming over though afterall. :(

    Desert War... You know I love that theater. Seeing Warlord's new plastic Churchill III soon to be released has my mouth watering at the prospect of being able to make my Flames of War desert force in 28mm.... 1:56 Kingforce anyone?

    1. Oh don't. It's a real shame.

      That is indeed a cute little Humber Mk2...and yes, my firat thought when I saw the holy triumvirate of Churchills was of you and Kingforce!

      Great minds, eh?!

  4. Congratulations on the loss of shackles! Looking forward to following this project, particularly since I'm weighing up doing a WW2 force soon...

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