Updated – 9 July, 2010
Are you ready for the world’s first 28mm hard plastic multi-pose WWII Germans? We’re overjoyed to finally be able to unveil the first Bolt Action plastics. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes making sure you not only have the trademark character and dynamism but also stacks of options for building and equipping your soldats! Perfect for fighting across the claustrophobic hedgerows of Normandy, the inhospitable Russian front, the rugged hillsides of Italy and the final, desperate defence of Berlin…
As you can see we’ve spared no expense to make our first Bolt Action plastics the best plastic miniatures we’ve done so far.
We are working furiously to get these miniatures to you, and hope to have them available before the summer ends. We haven’t firmed up the box contents or prices just yet, but rest assured you will be getting a ton of miniatures for your money!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words but who would have thought that we could coax such excellent detail into these models? From the straps on the boots, to the entrenching tool (and last-ditch head basher!), to the severe military haircut, our 28mm plastic German soldats will serve you well.
This boxed set will feature two different and finely detailed plastic sprues – one containing weapons and the other holding bodies, heads, arms, etc.
Each body sprue has five poses, eight different heads, and more arms than you will know what to do with. We’ve also added more heads than you need to allow for a wide variety within your army – helmets, field caps, officers caps and helmets with wire netting. Their equipment will be optional, and can be glued on in all varieties of ways. They wear gaiters and short boots (copied from the British, in fact…).
Not only that, the heads are fully interchangeable with metal heads from the existing Bolt Action range, making possible a truly unfathomable number of combinations!
Best of all, the separate weapons sprue holds a veritable arsenal of weaponry and equipment – far more than you’ll need for each squad. Again this allows for a bewildering level of customisation in your army as well as providing some excellent modelling opportunities – the standard issue Kar98K rifle is included in numbers, but also versions with a bayonet attached and another with sniper scope. For the NCOs an MP40 sub-machine gun has been added and (because they’re too cool not to include) an StG44 assault rifle! Add to this an MG34, an MG42, a semi-automatic GW43, and you`ve got some serious firepower. To finish it off, we have stick grenades, a panzerfaust, field glasses, Walther P38 pistol, etc. which so liberally equipped German squads in most theatres of the war.
These models will be available soon and you can be that we’ll have much more to say about them and show off before then. Make sure that you ask our very own John Stallard about our new plastics at Historicon at stand 40 in the Valley Forge Convention Plaza in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA on July 8th-11th – he’ll have sprues and 3-ups to hand!
These Germans are the first of a whole new range of WWII 28mm multi-pose plastic infantry, but there are more to come soon – the Germans will need someone to fight, after all…