Saturday, 16 December 2017

Starting something new

This isn't entirely new really, but it is a change from what I've been doing.

Every year at Christmas I tend to get vouchers, which normally results in adding a extra pile of varied things to the enormous trembling heap of unpainted stuff I already have. A while ago (can't remember if it was last year or the year before) I decided I'd like a "proper" German army for Bolt Action so I ended up with a big bunch of grenadier sprues.

Of course, I immediately set about ignoring them completely.

But then! All of a sudden I decided to start painting some of them. As always when starting new I tried to do far too many in a single batch so they took me ages, but I'm pretty happy with the results and I think in smaller groups they wouldn't take me too long to add to.

Of course, I've immediately got distracted and will start something else.

But anyway, let's have a look at what I've produced...

A little squad with an NCO

An officer with entirely fair assault rifle

Another little squad with NCO

Although it's clearly two many models to have painted in one go, I deliberately did these as an officer and two minimum-sized squads, so that I get a legal force (if not an especially sensible one) straight away and can then begin adding to it.

Since I already have a couple of vehicles, this means that I can make 888 points of wehrmacht now if I make everything veteran - and I also have volkssturm troops that I could add to that. So that's nice.

I'd also like to point out that giving them all assault rifles is entirely fair and not something that anyone should complain about. In fact, to get him to hold the assault rifle and binoculars I had to do a minor conversion on the officer which worked out ok.

So that's it! I might manage to get these to a table at some point, so that would be nice. What's next?

Oh yeah, numbers...

Painted: 181
Acquired: 161

I'm now twenty points ahead. This does of course mean that one of my ever-so-helpful gaming colleagues will have found something to get me for secret santa that adds more than 20 models to the pile, so I need to try to get something more done before that happens...

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