Bolt Action: Assault on Normandy Next Steps

If you go back a while, Brian wrote up this great article reviewing the Bolt Action: Assault on Normandy Review product which can be purchased at your FLGS or at the Warlord On-Line Store. I would like to continue that review with a little extra, how do you grow it.

So in the box, you have 12 Germans, a Hanomag, and 20 US troops.

Ideally built, for the Germans you end up with something like the following:

  • 1 Lt with whatever gun you like (I recommend an Assualt Rifle for in game effectiveness or a pistol or rifle if you are going historical) and 1 assistant likely armed the same
  • 2, 5 rifleman squads armed with rifles and an NCO probably with an SMG
  • 1 Hanomag – don’t bother gluing on the rear MMG.

Ideally built for the Americans, you end up with something like:

  • 1 Lt with an SMG likely, and 1 buddy to go with him also armed with an SMG.
  • 2, 8 men squads with NCO with MMG and 1 man with a BAR
  • 1 Sniper team

Of course, you can build them a bunch of different ways, but this way you end up with what will be a table legal force that you can play with for both sides. I think early on, in your games, you are going to find that the American’s have a slight advantage. You will also find that you just don’t have a lot that you can do with these models once you really have the basic mechanics of the game down. So what do you do next?
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Combined Army Unidron Batroid

2016-05-20 20.24.19This is pretty much the final model at this point. I have done a couple of little touch ups, but nothing significant from this picture. You can see in the original post, the start of the color scheme and now in this near finished model you can really see the difference and direction I was working towards. I have to note that the way the flesh tone worked it’s way out, it’s not entirely the way I envisioned it, but it’s pretty satisfying and I am really happy with it.
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Sci Fi Communications Array

2016-05-02 21.15.28This is a cool little piece of terrain I worked up that I received from Warlord Games when I bought the Gates of Antares starter box on pre-order (which looks like a really cool game that I want to play some time soon).
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Episode 68: The 9th Age

Episode 68

In this episode, our hosts talk about square bases! Yes, that’s right, but it’s not Warhammer, it’s The Ninth Age. A new fantasy battles game that is now in version 1 and plays much like that old game with square bases we used to play. We are joined by special guest Fergus who has played not only in a couple of GT’s now but also ran the tournament at Adepticon for The Ninth Age at Adepticon.

If you are interested in The Ninth Age, the rules, the game, or just more information make sure you check out the website where all of the rules are free and available at the-ninth-age.com

With that, let’s roll those dice! Wisco’s for the win!!!!

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Infinity Combined Army Project   Recently updated !

2016-05-17 22.38.42More Infinity! New project and what will be my army of choice some day with this game I think. Combined Army. Very much a WIP so far getting assembly and initial paint scheme down.
I am working the models in an all NMM scheme using blues as my primary color. I am using it in the metal plates of the armor to give it a blue tint and you can see it some in the plates currently, but I have probably 5-6 more layers at least before I get to a final highlight.
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Fledgling Infinity PanO Army Taking Shape

My Infinity PanOceania is growing. The Cutter was part of my master airbrushing class at Adepticon that we were allowed to walk away with. It’s so huge compared to the normal infantry and a ton of points. Of course, I have no idea how actually good it is in the game. We’ll find out. I also built Gaurda de Assalto blister pack. All I have left for PanO now to put together is one box of Auxilia. Not sure what to add to my list next. If you guys out there have some ideas, I would love to hear about it. So far, here’s what I have models for:

  • Father Knight from Operation Icestorm
  • Fusilier – Combi Rifle
  • Fusilier – Combi Rifle
  • Fusilier – Combi Rifle
  • Akalis – Combi Rifle, E/Mitter
  • Nisse – Multi Sniper Rifle
  • Orc Trooper – Multi Rifle
  • Guarda de Assalto – Spitfire
    • Auxbot – Light Shotgun/Zero-V Smoke Grenade Launcher
  • 2 Auxilia – Combi Rifle (Not Pictured, still building)
    • Auxbot – Heavy Flamethrower (Not Pictured, still building)
  • Cutter – Multi HMG

So, it’s growing


US Bolt Action Nationals Round 2 Wahoo Warrior Battle Report

Hey all, if you are interested in seeing one of my games played out from Adepticon 2016 US Bolt Action Nationals, check out this video by Sean (Wahoo Warrior). It’s one of the better battle reports I have watched regarding Bolt Action games and goes through the game play, the entire game and his thoughts as the game played out. If you like the video, make sure you subscribe to his channel!

Bolt Action US Nationals Round 2 – Soviets vs. Brits


Episode 67: Adepticon 2016

Episode 67

This episode is more then just Adepticon, but it’s a big topic! Conesy retells the sites he saw and events he participated in at this years Adepticon. There’s a lot of Warlord’s Games Bolt Action coverage in this episode as this is what the hosts have been playing a lot of lately, including a couple of tournaments with some interesting results. The hosts also do a gaming spotlight on the X-Wing tactical miniatures game by Fantasy Flight as well. It’s been a while, so just go listen!

With that, let’s roll those dice! Wisco’s for the win!!!!

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Infinity PanOceania

So back at Gen Con I picked up Operation Icestorm, which is a two player starter for the game Infinity which is made by Corvus Belli. At Adepticon I was able to get a basic demo, basically playing out the first scenario in that starter and I have to say I really like the game and can see why so many Warhammer players have jumped to it. In this post I am going to show you a little bit of what I have been working on with the models and I am going to let you know what my top 3 things where that I really liked about the game. Expect this series of blog posts continue as I try out the game more and learn more about the game and what makes this game both fun and still complex for the veteran players.

So I started by painting up the new Infinity PanOceania models, which are all metal. They are a little fiddly I think to put together. They are not heroic scale, but a true 28mm scale which makes some of the joints really small. Coupled with filing mold lines is a bit of a pain too. I do really like painting metal models and I feel like paint always goes on metal models better which is a plus in my book. So far, I have 2 of the fusilier models painted up and close to having my third. It’s a small model count game, so it’s really nice to be able to take my time on each figure, work on the detail and highlighting, and feel like I have a really good accomplishment done when each model is completed.


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