15 November 2013

Brit Paras: The Beginning

Having enjoyed a great game of Bolt Action with Dux last week I've taken the plunge and gotten some lead delivered.  I've gone for Brit Paras, given they they are completely different to anything else I've played before.  They also fit nicely with Comrade James already fielding US and German armies.

I've collected a mix of figs from Bolt Action and Crusader.  The Crusader figs are slightly larger but they mix fine.  So far my force consists of:

2 Plts, each with:
2Lt and 1 Assistant
2 Sections each of 9 men, including a Bren Gun and 3 SMGs
PIAT team of 2 men

Plus: Forward Observer, Medic, MMG team, and Mdm Mortar

Right on 1000pts.  Lots more I want in the mix (like a sniper team and a Flamethrower) but 4 Veteran Para squads seems like a good place to start!  If you have other suggestions I'd love to hear them.

Next week the paints start to go on!  Those Cam Denizen smocks are a bit daunting though...


  1. Sounds like a good way to start to me!

  2. Paul - if you let me know your email address, I can buzz you the painting scheme I used for the Paras I painted for Alan, plus some links to online resources.

  3. http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/2011/11/28mm-op-squad-figures.html may help, though you're probably a better painter than me :D

  4. Oh, nice. Always had a soft spot for the Brit paras.

  5. Denison smock camo - shudder!

  6. Looking forward to seeing them Paul! good luck with the camo too.

  7. I'll look forward to seeing them painted up Paul!