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By Rob Dean
I had a day off yesterday and wanted to get some work done toward staging an Original D&D game sometime “soon”. I’m working on a handful of potential PCs, but wanted to get a couple of smaller monsters done. These have all been sitting around in primer for a long time and I’m tired of looking at them. So…drybrush the heck out of them and call it a day.
The figures are all Ral Partha, two trolls (01-063), three skeletons (01-046), two wraiths (01-030), and a small carnosaur (13-004, an erythrosuchus to be exact).
Since I have virtually nothing else to paint (for certain definitions of virtually and nothing, with rounding and margin of error.....).
The FLGS recently (like Wednesday) got in their first order of Bolt Action. There hasn't been anything historic being played in the area that I'm aware of (at least none of the local stores carried anything) so hopefully this is an untapped market. Early interest seems pretty high at least.
I've been interested in playing something like this for, oh, a while, but there has never been anyone playing it where I was. So I was quick to jump right int. Picked up some Germans (someone has to play the bad guys, plus I have a number of German tanks and things from West Wind in this scale....) and today started on some Grenadiers.
Well then, this isn't going to be as straightforward as Legion figs.....
There are 6 bodies, 11 heads, a number of different weapons, some with arms, so with arms you attach, and a whole bunch of kit.
I'm building 10, since that is the maximum build out for a squad, and following a video I watched for the weapons load out (3 assault rifles, 6 rifles (including the loader) and a light machine gun).
Bases and bodies, and I decided I'd use the LMG over the shoulder arm.
And where I ended up after about 3 hours. All the arms and heads are on, but only the NCO is fully kitted.
So just because the gun looked cool, The first German finished is using an "acquired" Russian PPSh sub-machine gun (it counts as an assault rifle for the Grenadiers).
Picked up the New Yoda miniature for star wars legions and had to paint him up. Love the sculpt but had to add some floating rocks to the Force using pose.
I'd love to hear what people think.