When it comes to miniature wargaming, it seems you have a couple of camps: one collects/buys what looks cool and will build a list around what they've picked up, the second will plan out a list, tweak, change, etc before making any purchases. I definitely fall into the second category, and as such I've recently ordered the Bolt Action Rulebook along with the US & German Armybooks, and really briefly, I'd like outline some of my initial plans for BA and FoW as well...
First up for BA, I already knew I was going to do two forces based off the allied invasion of Sicily/Italy, and in a mirror of my FoW army, I plan to do another set of US Rangers vs Hermann Goring Division. To go into slightly more detail, all the infantry will be Rangers, backed up by some 601st Tank Destroyers in M10's, and possible some mortars to represent the 83rd Chem. Actually, I'd like to have an M3 75mm GMC, but I'm not sure if they even have rules for one. I'll probably replace the M10 with a Sherman if I want to represent Sicily battles. On the German side, I plan to do an HG Panzergrenadier list, I also wouldn't mind fitting some "arti" in, as well as a Panzer IV or a Tiger. I would also like to at some point down the road do a Panzerkompani using Panzer IV's once I get the Tank War book. With the choice of forces out of the way. the next step will be to make up some lists, followed by picking up some models...
|28mm US for Bolt Action...|
|Don't let the scary art scare you!|
|15mm US for FoW...|
Back on the Flames of War side, I decided to do a little bit list maintenance on my US & German lists in light of finding some different standard points totals listed for FoW tournaments. I should note, even though I'm NOT a tournament player, I find it always good to build towards the tournament standards just to be safe and as good practice for if i ever do decide to attend one. I plan to start with my list for my Late War Germans, then move down to Mid War. The main goal is of course to find out if I need to make any new purchases, though I suspect that I will not need to. I'll do the same treatment for my US, start in LW, move to MW, although I do not have anything purchased for my US, so it will be all new once I get around to doing them.
Last, but not least, I need to build a fitting table to go along with my planned "Italy Battles" theme, which is a different struggle all together!
... and there you have it! Keep on the look out for a few armylists in the near future, the unboxing/review of the Wargames Factory stuff, and future BA/FoW hobby progress. who knows, maybe I'll actually be bale to get in a game one day!
- WuhSawBe -