Are there specific Gebirgjäger support weapons and transport vehicles that I should consider?
This is from the latest FAQ, but I’m sure the concept applies to all. Including a Gebirgsjäger Force, so this should help some:
“I want to collect an army of paratroopers. However there are no
specific paratrooper officers, snipers, MMG teams, etc to go…[Read more]
Im looking for german light mortar (western front, Normandy).
On warlord store I found only a light mortar in afrika corps set.
Do you know if there is a generic light mortar?
Steel, what about this one?
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Kar98k replied to the topic Stop the Madness – Heroically over-sized Miniatures. in the forum Bolt Action 1 week, 5 days ago
I finally got to the RM’s 88. As mentioned before, anyone of these plastic kits (Italeri/Warlord, Rubicon Models) would be a great addition to anyone’s collection. These are so much better than the older/resin metal kits for multiple reasons. That being said, I like how the RM kit give you the wheels and lots of extra stuff like fired shells,…[Read more]
“Don’t tell anyone – but I’m not going to use BA. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn’t going to wreck 300 infantry for future BA use.”
Then it doesn’t matter, does it? Just go with what the other rule set suggests.
As for BA basing, as long as all parties are in agreement, then no worries. However, I know that using bases of different sizes c…[Read more]
Kar98k replied to the topic Stop the Madness – Heroically over-sized Miniatures. in the forum Bolt Action 2 months, 2 weeks ago
This is a continuation of the 88 post just above.
As mentioned earlier, the Italeri 88 model is exactly the same. The only difference are the box and box art, assembly instructions, decals, and the crew figures. The crew figures are plastic and do not have that heroically oversized look. They will mix in with my WW2 Perry Miniatures plastics.…[Read more]
I couldn’t see why not. Unless you are into 100% perfect accuracy, then they should work just fine for gaming purposes.
Like Greg S, I also use the Perry Miniatures (plastic) for some of the British in the Pacific because I’m a bigger fan of the more atomically correct Perry plastics than the much more overly heroic sized newer Warlord Games…[Read more]
Kar98k replied to the topic Looking for French Flags for shoulder patch for Free French Army in the forum Bolt Action 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Combat Miniature offer water-slide decals for small vehicles and ships, and they do make some French stuff including a sheet with roundels and flags. The bigger flag might be too big for infantry, but the smaller flag is about 0.120″ and might work for you. Have a look at…[Read more]
Yes, they are very nice figures, but some of us were hoping we would be able to use the arms from the older set with this new set. This way we would get a lot more arm options and choices to work with. However, looks like we can’t because if attempted, you get something like Arnold Schwarzenegger bodies with skeleton arms – looks funny.
You are not alone. I also have the plastic Japanese infantry. I know what you are talking about. In fact, this is one of the main reasons I made a comment about this sometime ago. Here is a link:
The problem is not the height of the figures, but its…[Read more]
“…they are beefier”
Thanks Dave for the details. I was hoping they would be backwards compatible. That is, we would be able to use the arms from the older set with this newer set.
With the newer German and American plastic boxed sets, you can’t because if you do, you get something like Arnold Schwarzenegger bodies with skeleton arms.
How do they compare to the older plastic set?
Do the figures in this new box set look more beefier or slimmer than the original set? That is, will figures from the older plastic set and newer plastic set mix well together. Also, are the bits interchangeable between the two sets.
Kar98k replied to the topic Stop the Madness – Heroically over-sized Miniatures. in the forum Bolt Action 4 months, 4 weeks ago
First, the background story:
Sometime ago I picked up the Warlord Games 8.8cm FLAK 37 plastic kit because frankly I didn’t want the metal kit. Later, I picked up two more plastic 88 kits; one by Italeri, and the other by Rubicon Models. Now, the Italeri kit is the same plastic kit model as the Warlord kit except for the box, decals, and the…[Read more]
If a flamethrower is used against troops in a building then the building catches fire on a roll of 4+ (D6). Even if the flamethrower misses the target, there is a chance the building can catch fire.
It is also important to note that a flamethrower can only be used against troops inside a building where there is a window, open door, or some other…[Read more]
Kar98k replied to the topic The tracks on the A12 Matilda II – parts reversed? in the forum Bolt Action 6 months, 2 weeks ago
After further research – and it didn’t take that much effort – I am now surprised of their choices for how they decided to make the A12 Matilda II model kit. It would have been so much better had they just left out the raised wheel set all together since it’s almost insignificant, and instead just offered the regular wheel set with a choice of…[Read more]
Kar98k replied to the topic Stop the Madness – Heroically over-sized Miniatures. in the forum Bolt Action 7 months ago
Thanks David, this was very helpful – also a nice picture.
Bolt Action doesn’t really have any strict ground scale (or time scale for that matter), but rather the ground scale (and time) for Bolt Action is somewhat abstract. The game has been adjusted for play-ability rather than for any true representation of range. This would be something to take into account when using your Ordnance Survey Maps. You…[Read more]
Kar98k replied to the topic Stop the Madness – Heroically over-sized Miniatures. in the forum Bolt Action 7 months, 4 weeks ago
How do Offensive Miniatures (their 28mm WW2 line) measure up next to Warlord Games (their 28mm WW2 line)?
I’m pretty sure 1/48 is a lot closer to Bolt Actions infantry models scale than 1/56.
Because of the heroically really-over-sized body parts (but not height), I used to think this too. Check out this thread:
Those look great. Well done. Also, your bargain bits creations gave me a few ideas. Thanks for sharing.
For those that do not have a 3d printer, and would like some LVTs, there is hope because Rubicon Models has a good line of these available for the miniature gamer.
Kar98k replied to the topic The tracks on the A12 Matilda II – parts reversed? in the forum Bolt Action 8 months ago
Jim, that is a great picture for many reasons, and not just a note about the tracks: The first tank has the later improved grouser type of track. The second tank has the standard “Flat” type of track. The third tank has the standard grouser type of track. Even as late as when this photo was taken, the “Flat” track was still being used.
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