Sunday, January 26, 2014
We are going straight back to the 2nd great war. All aboard the magic school bus and first stop 1942 Japan/China.
This is a Warlord games set of figures for they're Bolt Action game system. It is a 1000 point army list built from the Fall of Singapore theater selection.
Bolt Action is a squad based game, not individual. Here are a couple of the Japanese squads and special weapons units that have been completed except for basing.
Maybe a bad omen for any gaming table is fielding causalities, but sometimes grim reminders to real war keeps things grounded. Maybe this fellow banzai-ed into the wrong marine beach head.
This little fella is a tankette and was an armored recon tank with a medium machine gun. Don't mistake the little cute size for effectiveness.
Rounding out the vehicles for this force is a 6 wheeled truck with a mounted AA gun.
Still on the work board is a veterans squad and a light mortar squad. They are armed with "knee" mortars. As well as a command squad, flame thrower, and sniper teams.
Second stop is North Africa. In preparation for Chicagolands big convention, Adepticon, in April; Wyrd has taken on building a 6x4 German airfield. Supplies are beginning to filter in for the war effort.
Bolt Action is a very terrain dependent game, so the client wants lots of stuff for a very in depth battle field.
The main concept I am working off of is the Raiders of the Lost Ark scene around the airplane. Setting a scene for a platoon to attack an airfield and stop secret orders from leaving the airstrip!