For starters, just a quick hail to all those who've been hit by Sandy. We seem to have ducked the worst of it up here, just a couple of cold, crappy days, but I hope all and sundry have weathered the storm.
After my first run at Bolt Action the other week, I sat down with my pile of lead to sort out some figures to use in a list. As I don't yet have the book (dear Santa . . . ), I used a combination of online army builders and nagging my buddies at the club to get the points straight, and ended up with this:
Veteran 1st Lt., Buddy, both SMG NCO + 10 conscripts, LMG, AT Grenades, Green (Free)NCO + 9 Veterans, all SMG NCO + 10 Regulars, NCO + 4 SMG, LMG ATR Regular = (2 figs) Regular Medium Mortar (3 figs) plus spotter
The idea is a good core of three full infantry squads, a few support units (for digging out entrenched units, helping to pin vehicles, and generating activation dice), and good morale support from the veteran lt.
I've got most of what I need to do this already, though I might need to pick up a blister of Soviet SMG figures, and have begun sorting and selecting.
As this is a much smaller force than I'm used to (for, say, FoW), I've been able to take a little more time with these than I usually would for a project that size.
|Comrade Senior Lieutenant Ivan Ivanovitch Ivanov|
So far, I'm pleased with the results. I think the goal will be to get the whole force based and primed, and then knock out a couple of figures as a break between Impetus or other units.
|Comrade Private Bule Tketche|
These are the standard Battlefront 15mm Soviet figures, though I couldn't tell you from which pack in particular they come, as most of my Soviet stuff has gotten a little jumbled.
|The money shot. Looks like there's a few gloss spot that need touch ups.|
I'm so used to trying to get these figures out and on the table that it's been a refreshing change to take a little time and see what I can do with them.
|Ready for action!|