Monday, January 18, 2016
1/72 Scale Bolt Action
I've been doing a lot of gaming with our gaming club, and one thing that has stood out (besides the beautiful tables), has been how large we have had to make the playing space for a good participation 28mm Bolt Action game. Rather than keep making the tables larger, I decided to play around with scale and drop down to 1/72 scale. I also decided to try and paint the full armies(220+ miniatures) win under a week. The miniatures I picked to experiment with are not the best sculpts, but they were inexpensive, and should hold up to convention games in addition to our club use. My hope is that this scale change makes it possible to run a couple of infantry platoons, tank platoons, and forward HQ units in the same footprint our 28mm models were using.
Did I finish painting them all. No. But I think I made enough of a start that these can be used in a normal game of Bolt Action. For the full Normandy game, I'll have to churn through more than 50 additional models. At least all of the bases were done ahead of time!