Monday, 18 March 2013

Bolt Action Yanks [1]

After reviewing the contents of my lead pile and having had a look at the rules in greater detail, I've decided to opt for a reinforced platoon of US late war infantry, complete with half tracks as transport. I originally gathered this lot together for use with Disposable Heroes but, as usual, that project never saw the light of day.
However, I have sufficient figures for three squads plus command, together with a couple of .30 cal machine guns, a couple of bazooka teams and a mortar team or two. I could, therefore, field one large platoon without the need to buy any new figures. The M3 half tracks are 1/48th scale Corgi diecasts so are a little on the large size but look fine next to the Artizan US figures, especially once I repaint them.
I'll probably take this lot to France with me to clean up and base but, in the meantime, I'll be reading the Armies of the United States supplement which I found new on Ebay for considerably less than the asking price. I don't really need it as I already have all the information I need but I thought it would be interesting as additional background material. The rules have a fast and loose approach to historical orbats anyway!
I'm planning to make this the project for May, once the coastal forces are out of the way and before I start on the Bag the Hun Finest Hour spitfires. It's a bit of a divergence from my 'things' not figures philosophy but it should be a good exercise in getting to grips with Halfords camouflage brown spray basecoating and army painter dip.

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