Bolt Action G.I.s

Lest you think I spend all my time painting 40K models these days, I thought I’d post up a couple (very rough) pics of the American G.I.’s I’ve painted for the the Bolt Action game. Specifically, these are the models that come with Warlord Games’ Assault on Normandy starter set. Do I need to tell you it’s World War 2? I hope not.  You get 20 G.I.s and 20 Germans in the set, along with a ruined building kit, two sets of orders dice and the full-version hardcover rulebook.

We’re planning on giving this game a push at the store next year, as there are a few of our minis gaming regulars that are more into historical stuff than sci-fi or fantasy, and Bolt Action has a growing following. Warlord Games isn’t GW, but they’ve come a long way from where they were just a handful of years back, IMO.

Anyway, the plastic G.I.s – they come 25 to a box, 5 main sprues and 3 weapon sprues allowing you to make several different squad formations. I’ve done regular rifle squads; 8-10 men, a BAR gunner and a NCO with a Thompson. Assembly is perhaps a bit fiddly – they can be kitted out with pouches, grenades, holsters, backpacks and so on. There are 5 different bodies and depending on the arms you use (aiming, ready, leveled) you can get a variety of poses. The detail is pretty good and they all fit together well.

GI1 GI2

I painted them with a variety of Vallejo WW2 colors then gave them a heavy wash of GW Agrax Earthshade, then highlights with the base colors again. Just trying to get them done, not win any awards. I think they look all right.

I have another box assembled and ready for priming on my painting desk. Along with them I have a mortar crew and a MG team, and I plan to get a Sherman tank. The it’ll be time to play some games!

 

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2 Responses to “Bolt Action G.I.s”

  1. The colour scheme seems pretty much bang on the money to me, very realistic. Kudos!

  2. Oh these look very nice. Very clean work and the colours came out great! Very cool.

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