Sunday, 13 December 2015

Bolt Action USMC

I went to my local model shop yesterday to see if they had any Warlord Finnish blister packs but ended up walking out of the door with a cardboard box of plastic US Marines and a sweaty palm full of US Marine support weapon teams.
How the hell did that happen?
The plan, if that's what it can be called, is to give my stalled Chain of Command Japanese project a re-boot by re-organising it for Bolt Action which means that I can cut down on the number of figures needed and thus the painting workload. The US Marines will be used as the focus of an opposing early war force, so I can justify adding them to the lead pile...sort of. They are really nice figures and have been on my wish list for quite a while, so why not? .
I was originally planning to do a Gurkha platoon for this and will still do so at some point, but the USMC will be quicker to paint and cheaper to expand into a full strength reinforced platoon in the long run. I haven't given up on Chain of Command either but will be scaling this back to 15mm or even 20mm, once I have decided the best way to go about it, so that I don't get swamped by sheer numbers again. 

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