Monday, 13 October 2014

Bolt Action! D-Day Firefight Starter Set

One of those other projects I mentioned, I treated myself to the Bolt Action starter set recently as I've always had a weakness for historical gaming, though I've only ever dabbled on the side lines. With Kirton Games up and running, and now stocking Warlord Games items I've decided to take the plunge and give it a go!

You get 10 Wehrmacht, a Half-track, 20 US Army Infantry and a couple of ruins in the starter, alongside the mini-rulebook (very similar to those in the 40k & WFB Starters), dice and the usual bits and pieces, about average for £70 I suppose!

I've already decided to collect the Wehrmacht as my army - as much as I'd love to collect the British, I want a Tiger... maybe some Brits later on.

I've also decided that I'm not going to go 'to town' with the painting, nor with historical accuracy on uniforms, equipment and markings (as much as I know that will irritate some historical gamers). For my first little delve into WW2 gaming I'm looking to get a feel for the rules and enjoy a few games rather then indulge in a history lesson. Not to say I might not look at a more historically accurate force in the future, just right now I want to get playing.

With the contents assembled, my first lesson was just how fiddly the Warlord Games historical infantry are to put together - though the Half-track was a breeze - multi-part true scale 28mm is a lot more tricky to work with them my usual fair, and I know I've been sloppy with the mould lines. Chock loads of modelling options though!

Anyway, here is the assembled set, next stop some appropriate coloured sprays for base coating them, a little detailing, washes, and then I'm going to treat myself to that Tiger!


Col. Ackland said...

I have always been so tempted by Bolt Action. It would be like plying out all of my computer games on the table top. Maybe one day I'll give it a bash. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

This does not please the Emperor

Admiral Drax said...


It's a smashing game, mate.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give me a tinkle if you fancy a game: i'm itching to try some Bolt Action for real...