I have nearly finished my first 22 British infantry for Bolt Action. I have assembled two sections of ten men, each with a Bren team and a sten gun-armed Corporal. The first section is varnished ready for basing and the second just needs highlighting on faces and hands. In addition I have made a two man PIAT team. There are three figures left to assemble. I will leave these until after my next purchase, to see what would be the best fit with whatever I pick up. I imagine a good candidate would be runners to join the HQ.
I am not that scientific in the early stages of building an army list. What comes next will depend on what second hand figures are on sale at Colonel Bill's stall at Valhalla next Sunday, or on what figures I most like the look of at the Warlord stand. I am, however, pretty sure I want a 6pdr anti tank gun and a universal carrier to tow it.
Regarding points, so far I have the following.
1st Regular infantry section, 10 men, 1 Bren gun, 1 sten. 123 points
2nd Regular infantry section, 10 men, 1 Bren gun, 1 sten. 123 points
Regular PIAT team. 40 points
I will need an officer, let's say a First Lieutenant for 75 points
With 2 Regular runners at 20 points
That makes 381 points so far.
A QF 6pdr would cost 75 points,
Universal Carrier 70 points
Subtotal at that stage: 526 points.
If I can pick up one more section for 100 points that would be good, as two sections feel like too few but I don't especially want a full box of another 25 plastics yet., how about a Vickers MMG for support, with its own carrier? That would be another 120. I'm starting to wonder if the Carrier platoon boxed set would be a cost-effective buy, since it gives 3 carriers and 15 infantry for £50....
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