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A newbies journey through WW2

A newbies journey through WW2

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Project Blog by aurorainbag

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About the Project

Knowing next to nothing of WW2, but really wanting to learn and understand more of the what's and why's, I'm taking the route through historical gaming. The best excuse to do some research and get some understanding. My weapon of choice: Bolt Action. My faction: Germans, cause we were at war with them. and I would like to see 'the other side'.

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The germans got dressed

Tutoring 7
Skill 8
Idea 8
The germans got dressed
The germans got dressed
The germans got dressed

15 lil’ fighting men and 1 Rommel ready for action 🙂 Paint recipe below. There’s still 15 more men on the sprues, ready to be assembled, but I think I’m gonna buy some wheels and/or tracks first.

I’ve mostly used Scale75, but will note when I’ve used something else.

Skin: Base Flesh, Reikland Fleshshade (GW), Basic Flesh + Light Skin
Yellow cloth: SS Camo Ocher Brown, Sand Yellow, Creme White
Green cloth: Field Grey, Creme White, Athonian Camoshade (GW)
Suspenders and hats: SS Camo Yellow Sand, Creme White
Leather: Rotbraun Red, Agrax Earthshade(GW), Rotbraun Red + Light Skin
Black: SS Dunkelgelb 44, Nuln Oil(GW), SS Dunkelgelb 44 + Creme White
Gas Cannister: Dunkelgelb Yellow, Seraphim Sepia
Wood: Brown Leather + Deep Red, Agrax Earthshade (GW), Brown Leather + Deep Red + Light Skin + White(Schmincke)
Rommels Jacket: SS Camo Ocher Brown, Birch
Base: Gelbraun Brown, Seraphim Sepia(GW), Birch, White(Schmincke)

I got something glued together

Tutoring 2
Skill 5
Idea 5

And it’s not my fingers. Imagine that! I think this marks the most terrifying hurdle. Actually putting something together. I decided to try and go with the suggested list from the El Alamein starter set. Its a tiny force, but I think it’s a good way to learn the basics of moving, shooting, pinning etc.

So…so far I have an officer (he’s been dubbed Mr. Useless, cause all he carries is a small pistol). A team of 5: 1 LMG, 1 SMG and 3 rifelmen. They do need a bit of clean up and mold line removal, but I am really pleased with the quality of this plastic set.


Oh…I do have an ‘officers map case’ on the sprue. No clue where that goes, but I’m guessing somewhere on the officers belt? as I said…complete newbie here.

I got something glued together

The beginnings

Tutoring 2
Skill 4
Idea 5

I’m seriously a newb when it comes to WW2. What little I know, is from the history lessons 25-30 years ago, in school. An they had a distinct ‘danish’ view to what happened and why. I wanna know more. Understand more. And I wanna have fun at the same time. So I’m jumping into Bolt Action. Hoping it will be a great way to know more.

It’s quite a daunting task, cause I seriously know nothing. Don’t know the weapons, the equipment, the colors. So I can only improve from here 🙂

Since Denmark was ‘at war’ (for 6 hours I think. We were the country to capitulate the fastest during WW2 :p) with the germans, I’ve chosen to play ‘our enemies’. To focus on their side to begin with.

This is quite overwhelming. I have no clue where to start. What to glue together. But I won't be scared away. I'll figure this out :)This is quite overwhelming. I have no clue where to start. What to glue together. But I won't be scared away. I'll figure this out :)