Saturday, January 12, 2013

1,000 Point Bolt Action Armies - German & US

Just messing around with the free army list calculator kindly available from Bolt Action.Net I pointed up both a German and US 1,000 point army. I just ordered the rule book and have yet to receive it but wanted to see how my existing WW2 models pointed up. I've used them in the past with Disposable Heroes and except for the King Tiger have been able to use all of them at one time or another. According to the list builder it appears a 1,000 point army is limited to one tank - although it could be a King Tiger! :)

In the photo above all the vehicles except for one Panzer IV are excluded from this 1,000 point German army. The figures for the army, which are in the foreground, include an officer, three squads of Fallshirmjager (Veterans), two smaller squads of Inexperienced Heer, one each HMG and Panzerschreck teams, and finally a lone Panzer IV.

The next photo shows all of US forces I have available, but again only the units in the foreground are part of the 1,000 point army.

The US force is made up of an officer riding the jeep, two squads of Veteran Infantry (4th Armored Division) riding in M3 Halftracks with MMGs, two Veteran Airborne (101st) squads, a Medic (mainly because I have a figure for it and available on the list), two .30 Cal. MMG teams, one of which has a 3/4 ton transport, one each Sniper, Flamethrower and Bazooka teams, and finally one M10 tank destroyer rated as Veteran.

Of course, these are only preliminary lists and will likely need a lot of adjustments after reviewing the rule book proper, but at least it gave me a rough idea of the limitations of troop types and armament. I'm pleasantly surprised that a lot of the local crew have really picked up on these rules - just like SAGA. I can get my WW2 stuff on the table again.


  1. Very cool!

    The guys at my local club are getting into this also. I've not done 28mm ww2 before but have been messing around with some brits and the Army Painter stuff.

    Really fun set of rules.

  2. Thanks, Nate. Looking forward to seeing your British, as well as your experience with the rules. Best, Dean

  3. I picked up the rules last end of last year, not played yet but they appear an easy set. Nice set of Tanks you have.
    Peace James

  4. When you get your Armies of Germany book you can start mixing SS, Heer and Para's together into one 1000pt army. Lots of new scope.

  5. I'm still waiting to get my first game of BA but I am looking forward to it!

  6. Nice collections for both forces, I'm assuming to many tanks effect the balance of things.

    I must resist, I must resist

  7. Very nice Dean. Like Saga, Bolt Action is another game and period that I have to try to ignore for now to help focus on current projects. Too much cool stuff out there, and it just keeps coming.

    Whenever the Perrys get around to releasing their plastic boxed sets of Afrikakorps and 8th Army, the resistance will surely crumble fast. ;-)

  8. Thank you all for the great comments - all very encouraging and much appreciated.

    Thanks for the info on the supplement, Beccas.

    Simon Q: If anything I can try out different support vehicles to see how they play - although I understand they've been simplified across the board - which is the way I like it anyway.

    Warm regards to all, Dean

  9. Wow! these look good, my son wants to get into this period I think



  10. Some mighty fine looking figures you have there Dean!

  11. Thanks again, Gentlemen. Appreciate your comments and interest. Really looking forward to getting a copy of the rules and getting a game or two in. Best, Dean

  12. That's really impressive stuff Dean, well done!

  13. This is a 28mm scale?
    Very nice project!

  14. Thanks again, Gents.

    Slawek: 28mm - the vehicles are 1:50th & 1:48th scale; mostly pre-painted diecast stuff.

    Best, Dean

  15. Fantastic looking army, great work!

  16. Lovely... You know how much I like the Victory Force minis for WWII , so it is great, that they will see some use again fir you!

  17. Now that's what I call an army! Great painted figures and vehicles!


  18. Thanks again everyone. Truly appreciate the kind comments. Best, Dean