In other news I've been bitten by the historical bug that is Bolt Action. Having resisted the historical side of the hobby for a long time its finally crumbled. Some late night chats on facebook with some buddies I nearly ended up selling my Empire of the Dead stuff and taking up Bolt Action instead. The main thinking behind it is I want to start going to clubs to game and Bolt Action seems quite popular and easy match up against people and play. There are some blogger friends who've tried the game and a few clubs I've looked at and through some facebook groups already met some people who I could game against to.
Before I could get any further with organising the sale of my EotD stuff a SURPRISE parcel arrived on Thursday evening from my good friend Drew (Doctor Warlock) not only did the packaging amuse me greatly. It contained two sets of Wargames Factory World War 2 figures! and a couple of dog miniatures There are a few figures in each box started to be built but none painted. What a generous gift! I'm told they've been sitting around for a while and weren't being used but I am seriously chuffed. With a few infantry support weapons I can do Late war American and German 500 pt forces.
I don't have the rules yet but the Warlord Games has an army builder that allows you to build up 500pt armies the website also has sample armies that you can buy at certain points values so they are good guides.
I made a start Friday night and put a few together they are nicely detailed plastic figures and size wise I think will fit in quite well with most of the common manufacturers the cool thing about Bolt Action they seem to be relaxed on what figures you use and from where. I had planned to do either Fallschrimjager or Italian paratroopers as I purely like the uniform style. I'll do these two forces first and get to grips with the game.
You get 30figures in a set a good selection of gear in the boxes. kar98k's, Scoped and rifle grenade variants, gewehr 43's, MP40's, panzerfausts, mg42 light machine guns. pouches, pistols. You get loose and with hands attached crouched poses. The American GI sprues are pretty much the same BAR's, M1 Carbines, M1 Garands, Thompsons and Grease guns etc.. Only thing missing really is STG44 assault rifles but you can pick up sprues of these else where and convert them your self.
Size comparison pics with some Artizan Partisan fighters I had kicking around.
The HQ front and back these are all standard off the sprue though they have had the mp40 ammo pouches added and the middle guy I removed his hand and rotated it round slightly.
The start of the first rifleman squad. They follow most WGF sprues you need to match up the numbers next to the rifles to match up the arms easier. The gear on the back can only go into certain bodies they have shaped connection pegs that only match up with the correct body. Not sure about the scope on the G43 (middle guy) yet i've left it on for now want to do some research into how many would actually come with a scope as standard.
The German's will do some double duty in 7TV as well as I quite like the idea of doing Eagles Nest scenario with my Avengers characters I made :)