Bring three and four pence

I’m on a roll here, three posts in a row on Bolt Action.

Today, some more soldiers from Black Tree Design that will bring up my force to around 950 points (assuming I keep the regular theme going).  I was very impressed with how basic squads of Germans with LMG perform, so I’m happy to have two or three more of these available.
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They are all shiny from the (GW) hard coat varnish. I’ve found that metal figures without varnish is just asking for chipping. I kind of like the old school glossy finish too. At least that is what I tell myself.

My first impressions of the BTD guys was a little underwhelming, but having painted a platoon of 30 and seen them mixed in with my earlier Crusader models they have grown on me. I like it that they are not all straight out of Hollywood. Their raw-metal faces that looked a bit misshapen take on a lot of character with paint on them.

Next will be to add a spotter for the mortar and a sniper team.  I think I’ll also add a medic, as I didn’t see anyone with one and I like the idea of given a squad or two what amounts to feel no pain.  That has to be handy.

Cheers.

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2 thoughts on “Bring three and four pence

  1. They are looking great Dave. I am building a British Airborne force and have about 600pt. painted and ready to take to the table. Still have not had a game of bolt action yet, and keen for them to see some action. May next year…….
    Its a nice break away from the Grimdark…….

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