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Bolt Action USMC 1000pts army

Bolt Action USMC 1000pts army

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Support purchased. This gives me more multipart plastics to flesh out the list in other directions.Support purchased. This gives me more multipart plastics to flesh out the list in other directions.
Wanted an M8 just because it's a cool looking adaptation, a brief spell of being useful again to fill a roll as other tanks began to surpass and replace it. I don't need much punch to take on Chi-Ha tanks, but some howitzer delivered HE into big Japanese units will be a good counter.Wanted an M8 just because it's a cool looking adaptation, a brief spell of being useful again to fill a roll as other tanks began to surpass and replace it. I don't need much punch to take on Chi-Ha tanks, but some howitzer delivered HE into big Japanese units will be a good counter.
I didn't want Rubicon to cause a scale issue in my collection. Then I found that some Sir Galahad hobby hero did a scale shot with a Bolt Action Honey. I am happy with the scaling.I didn't want Rubicon to cause a scale issue in my collection. Then I found that some Sir Galahad hobby hero did a scale shot with a Bolt Action Honey. I am happy with the scaling.

I have the rough plan on what to build and the points cost involved with my own spreadsheet.

I even started to get thinking about specific poses I was interested in.

The assembly guide in the box has some great looking poses that I think I will be following in some cases. I have plenty of leftover Japanese sprues with the all important rolled up sleeves that hopefully will give me some variety of posing is required.

91 Points VET – 2nd Lieutenant with 2 men (one will be a metal mini looking at a map from the support set) – Wanted this officer to be a veteran because I wanted to give him an acquired Japanese sword attached to his pack and his pose will have a pointing arm, hopefully in the great suggested officer pose on the assembly guide.

118 Points REG – Squad 1 – 10 man unit (all poses are crouching apart from 2 of the 3 BARs in this squad being prone) – Wanted this unit to have the max of 3 BARs and wanted the unit to be set in low poses so that the prone BARs don’t look out of place.

1x SMG, 3x BAR, 6x Rifles

163 Points VET – Squad 2 – 12 man unit (will all have two water bottles, rifles will have bayonetes where possible and a machete or two at their hips.) Wanted this team to have the max of 3 shotguns just because they’re cool and don’t get into many other Bolt Action forces (1 will be a metal guy from the support team above). I wanted this team to be pretty physical to potentially stand up to a hand to hand fight with the Japanese if required. I have an idea that I want the NCO to be a prone model, waving men forward with a liberated Japanese pistol in hand and his other hand with a Tommy gun. I hope I can make it look like he’s getting out of his low sand rise of poor cover and taking his men forward.

2x SMG, 3x Shotguns, 7 Rifles (2 pistols)

111 Points REG – Squad 3 – 10 man squad (all have a grenade on them somewhere, I have spare grenades on other kits I can call upon, one or two will be throwing grenades.) – Wanted this team to have the anti-tank grenade option so it gives me another chance to take armour on incase of calamity and my bazooka and tank don’t live up to their billing.

2x SMG, 1x BAR, 7 rifles (anti tank grenades)

60 Points REG – MMG team – painted up already.

60 Points REG – Bazooka team – 2x metal minis from the support pack.

67 Points VET – Sniper team – 1x metal mini from the support pack and 1x prone plastic guy pointing.

50 Points REG – Flamethrower team – 1x metal mini from the support pack and 1x prone plastic mini. I will be hopefully pose him with a hand on his helmet and holding a shotgun close.

140 Points REG – LVT4 Amtrac Buffalo – Transport Slot – 2 MMGs (full arch) – Open Top

140 Points REG – M8 Scott GMC – Tank Slot – 1x HMG in the turret, 1x Light Howitzer

10 Bolt Action dice in the bag

1000 pts total.

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