On 6 July we will have our first game of Bolt Action. In preparation,I have been painting my British to 499 points and finishing off some terrain pieces.
My only 28mm scenery to date has been either fantasy or Gothic Sci Fi, so I need the table to look more Normandy than Bretonnia. At least the hills and woods already fit the part, as long as nobody looks too closely at some of the debris stuck to bases (damn those old White Dwarf articles about theming terrain!).
The Charlie Foxtrot house is now table-ready. I had some problems fitting the windows because I stuck chinchilla dust on the inside of the openings, making them too small for the window frames to fit. Instead I had to glue them behind the openings. This was fiddly and I'll be careful where I put the dust in future but they do make the walls look more substantial. If anybody questions the look of the model I'll send them outside to look at the windows of our real house, which are recessed by the depth of a brick. And with one bound he was free.
The army list for Wednesday is as follows:
First Lieutenant. 75 points
1 Regular runner. 10 points
Medic. 30 points
1 supporting infantryman. 13 points.
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
Regular Light mortar team. 35 points
Regular Machine gun team. 50 points
Total 499 points
If I put on a turn of speed I might complete the universal carrier and 6pdr anti tank gun by mid-week, although as I don't think anybody has painted armour yet, there's little point in including it in Wednesday's game. But the two pieces combined come to 145 points, taking me some way to the next target of 750 points. Next I'm thinking of a third section so I have a full strength platoon. Then I'll have to turn my attention back to the Germans so the two forces grow at the same rate.
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