The Chinese Arrive

Beware imperial running dogs; the brave Chinese volunteers are here to help liberate the South and unify Korea. I’m pretty happy with how this Chinese Communist Volunteer force came together, so I thought I’d do a few action shots. The models are from Warlord Games, for their Korea extension to the rather fun Bolt Action game.

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Medium machine gun

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Gaz Jeep

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Flamethrower team

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Light mortar

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Bazooka team

There are three core sets in the range so far: an infantry squad, conscript squad and a HQ/support weapon box. There are a small number of additional figures available, mostly in specialist weapon roles including flamer and bazooka teams. It is a little limited if you want to field unique models for some of the specialist units like grenadiers and scouts, however there is a reasonable range of poses for all metal figures. Plenty of choice to get things going.

Next valley over are the support weapons: SU-76 and anti-tank gun. This force will likely struggle against heavy armour (bazookas in Bolt Action are a bit of a lottery) but will otherwise be competitive.

I tried a few black and white shots for a bit of fun.

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Commander keeps an eye on the advance in the valley below

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Supporting fire from the heights

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The Chinese push forward

No games yet, but I guess that gives me time to paint up the free world opposition, most likely US Army, because I have a bunch of plastics in the cupboard so I won’t have to buy any additional models. Of course, a Marine unit would be quite iconic, or a representation of the Commonwealth Brigade would both be ace modelling opportunities. So many choices.

D.

22 thoughts on “The Chinese Arrive

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  2. I agree, a fun game indeed. I’ve played it a couple of times at conventions and would definitely paint up a small force if anyone were interested in playing it where I live.

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