Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Tale of three starter sets pt 2

Its been over a week since I posted but at last I have finished building the Bolt Action starter set.As I said on my previous post my son and I hope to take part in the Bolt Action tournament at Nottingham in November.
   The tournament is 1000pts and the starter set does not have that many points in it so I will be adding some reinforcements.For the Americans I have started to build an M10 tank destroyer and have purchased an M8 Greyhound armoured car.
  For the Germans I have a Sdkfz 251 and a Panzer IV which I hope to build this weekend.
American starter army built.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Tale of three starter sets.

I suppose like most wargamers I cannot resist the urge to buy more models than could possibly be built and painted in one lifetime, and so with a heavy heart and a feeling of unfulfilled gaming adventures I began the inevitable process of Ebaying off surplus models. After selling a few items on Ebay I came across some half completed projects, including three starter sets from Warlord Games,For King &Country(Pike & Shotte) Waterloo (Napoleonic) and Bolt Action (WW2). Looking at these sets  I decided to set myself a challenge to :                                                                            
1  Finish building all three sets                                                                                                                 
2  Paint and finish painting all three sets                                                                                                  
3  Play at least three games of each system                                                                                              
all of the above to be completed within 12 Months but with one caveat, I aim to take part in the Bolt Action Tournament at Warlord Games on the 25th & 26th November that's in 41 days, in that time I have to build and paint 2 armies as well as learn the rules.                                                                                                                                       
For King & Country already built, some painting done and the rest of the army was undercoated today.
Waterloo, long way to go yet.
Bolt Action ,just got to build the Americans.