Sunday, October 20, 2019

Warlord Games Afrika Korps and British 8th Army Infantry - Ready for Bolt Action

Finished basing them today. Used some sand mixed with dried coffee grounds along with some Army Painter winter tufts.
Three full squads per side with anti-tank rifles. Plan to add light artillery and mortars later.
I didn't highlight these DAK guys after the Minwax staining as the base coating was a bit watered down and give a pretty good variation of color.
The British were given a little bit of highlighting - Iraqi Sand over Khaki that had been stained with Minwax.

For the record, I ran the Franco-Prussian War skirmish game using Bolt Action on Saturday at another game day at the Fort Lewis Museum. The game went for 6 turns with the French winning over the Prussians. The Prussians had a Cuirassier and two artillery units while the French had neither. Their victory couldn't be solely attributed to the longer range Chassepots, as the Prussians were overly cautious and didn't take advantage of their superior numbers - 10 units to the French's 8.

Next up are a Panzer IV and Matilda to support the Western Desert forces. Thanks again for dropping by and happy painting and gaming to you all.

34 comments:

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    1. Thank you very much, Michael! Warm regards, Dean

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  2. Lovely work Dean, I can feel the desert heat from here!

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    1. Thanks, Fran! It's a scorcher! :) Best, Dean

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  3. Lovely work and the coffee grounds is a great idea.

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    1. Thanks, Norm. It gives the ground a bit more of a variety in "rock" sizes. Warmest regards, Dean

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  4. The troops look fantastic, Dean! My congrats! Can't wait to see them in games :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Dmitry. Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Appreciate the kind words. Best, Dean

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  6. These are fantastic! Was looking at a starter box of these yesterday - glad I didn't see your post before, or I might have caved ;)

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    1. Thanks, FMB. I got the El Alamein set - over $30 discount. And it came with a cut-down copy of the 2nd Ed. rules - which I didn't yet have. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. The dipping is very effective.They turned out really good!

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    1. Thank you much, Javier. Yes, it really brought out a lot of the details over the block paint job. Warmest regards, Dean

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  8. Boom, another pair of units in record time, looking great!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! Looking forward to getting them on the table. Best regards, Dean

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  9. Wow, impressive and beautiful army!

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  10. Nice work Dean, a couple of good started forces to get you going for the period. Hope to see your work on the supports soon.

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    1. Thanks, Scrivs! Back to Bolt Action - my very first game was the one you hosted for me and Pat, way back in 2013 - at Maelstrom Games! Kindest regards, Dean

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  11. These guys look very formidable 8)

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    1. Thank you very much, Christopher! Kind regards, Dean

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  13. Great job on the British. I have fond memories of Airfix sets of DAK and 8th Army as a kid. They featured in the Commando Comics quite often as well. Fuel for the mind!

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    1. Thanks, Simon. Yes, as I was painting them, they did remind me so much of Airfix figures = grown up a bit in scale. :) Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Dmitry! Best regards, Dean

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  15. Dean very nice, the dry brushing on British made a huge difference (to me) in their look. Well done.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks, Kevin! Yes, well worth the effort. Best regards, Dean

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