Saturday, 6 August 2016

Indians, French line and news on BA 2nd edition.

John from 'Kings Colours' returned the 30 painted woodland Indians to me on Friday, having turned them around in 48 hours, I think they actually represented a days work! To say that I am delighted with the result 'in the flesh' is an understatement, the choice of shades and colours, especially the warpaint is excellent, and they have a nice consistency in detail that is just what I wanted. I will be placing a link to John's painting service on the blog shortly and I can highly recommend his services.

As you can see they represent a 'British' and 'French' allied warband, each of 12 warriors and a 'leader' in Sharpe Practice terms. There are a few extras that I will use later in vignettes etc. All the figures are by Front Rank. I have been researching the history of the native Americans with regard to the French and Indian War and it's a fascinating story.

Things are really coming together now and another 20 figures will be off for painting by John on Monday, they will bring the total of painted figures up to 100, more than enough for a first game of SP. I have done little painting myself recently, but have managed to complete the second company (or 'group') of French line. hat lace should be silver but it looked messy so went with white.

Some pics, tried to show as many of the Indians as possible to show the variety. Front Rank 28mm.















French line infantry painted by myself! Again all Front Rank.








Bolt Action News!
So after months of speculation the second edition of Bolt Action rules is now on pre order. I got my order in yesterday, not cheap at £30.00 but that's rule sets for you these days it seems. You do get a free General Patton figure with them though! The interview below with author Alessio Calvatore by Wargames Illustrated is worth a watch if your into BA, he explains that there are no major changes, the errata and F&Q have been integrated into the new edition, and a few things tweaked, Officers now become less passive, templates replace the hit rolls for High Explosives ( so keep those men spread out chaps to the maximum 1"), and I'm pleased to see that transports CAN now fire their mounted machine guns even after the squad has dismounted, common  sense. Machine guns generally have been given a little more punch, there had been a lot of comments about this factor and clearly Warlord have listened to the feedback. Think they due out early September.








7 comments:

  1. Conflict 47 came out today, as I understand it, this will be compatible with the new bolt action, so those with access to Conflict 47 might get an idea of what is new to the Bolt Action system.

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    1. Conflict 47, is that Warlords version of Team Yankee? I'll have to look it up. Got to hand it to Warlord Games, they have grown their business with great skill, products very expensive but clever marketing keeps us buying! I'm only able to 'invest' in my recent projects thanks to an inheritance, but I do love the Bolt Action products.

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    2. Konflict '47 showed up at my FLGS in the US yesterday. It is a sci-fi/weird war continuation of WW2.

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  2. That's not bad painting for a days work! Lovely looking French too!

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  3. Cheers Ray. Re the Indians I got an email Tuesday night saying John would be starting them the next morning followed by an email Wednesday night with the completed pictures! I only posted them on Monday. Had them back by Friday.... would have taken me days to paint them. He sells a lot of units on eBay as 'Kingscolours' does some lovely Napoleonics too.

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  4. Lovely Natives and even better French!

    Am excited to see what you think of Version 2 BA. The changes to me don't sound all that much of a huge jump from where the game is currently at and that's fine with me. Seems the internets are woeing the very idea of templates, but I'm not so sure they'll be the end of things. One can always NOT play a rule if they don't like it afterall.

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    1. Hi Dai,

      I was quite happy playing the first edition of BA to be honest! I can understand the need to integrate the errata etc but overall the game stays pretty much as was save some tweaks. I do think it's very expensive though!

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