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Offline Tim Haslam

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Help with Bolt Action list...
« on: August 06, 2020, 01:22:39 PM »
Hi,

Iíve now collected Greek and Italian/German armies for the invasion of Greece 1940/41
So Iím spurred on to keep going and considering, Partisan forces in Crete, German Fallschirmjager, and in particular New Zealand, British etc forces in Greece.
Firstly which theatre selector do you think I should use, Iím currently looking at the Commonwealth list.
Plus which figures? The Warlord Commonwealth plastic set?
Iím also interested in the British 3.7Ē howitzer, who makes this model?
Historical Formations for my force,
1st Armoured Brigade (with the howitzers)
2nd New Zealand Division

Also would these guys be in khaki colours or desert colours?
They were momentarily based in Egypt before shipping out to Greece and Crete?

Cheers

Offline Poiter50

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Re: Help with Bolt Action list...
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 02:17:15 PM »
Empress make the 3.7" howitzer with an Indian crew. Uniform worn on Crete was a mixture of Service Dress and Desert uniform, cometimes a bit of both as the evacuation from Greece was somewhat hasty and some of the troops were sent from Egypt. Perry make some desert troops in long trousers with sleeves rolled up which would suit with the appropriate paint job. Crete's climate is better/milder and winter was almost over.
Cheers,
Poiter50

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Help with Bolt Action list...
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 03:01:26 PM »
Thanks for the pointers.

So would Artizan 8th army be ok? Only these and Crusader are my favourite figures!
Maybe mix some early war Crusader miniatures in there too?

Good info on the Howitzer, Iíll go over and have a look.

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Help with Bolt Action list...
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 03:07:19 PM »
Canít find the howitzer??

Offline SJWi

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Re: Help with Bolt Action list...
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2020, 09:08:29 PM »
It is in the "Jazz Age Imperialism" range.

Regards.

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Help with Bolt Action list...
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2020, 10:59:26 PM »
Got it! Thanks

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Help with Bolt Action list...
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 07:13:24 AM »
Ok,
So Iím thinking New Zealand Division, using the Commonwealth list.
Figures Iíll probably go for, are Artizan 8th Army and Crusader Early War British.
Iím considering a couple of tanks, Cruiser A10ís, would these be used by the New Zealand units?

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Help with Bolt Action list...
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2020, 12:03:55 AM »
Don't think the Kiwis had any heavy armour in Greece
Brits had A9's not sure if any A10's made it across

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Re: Help with Bolt Action list...
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2020, 06:16:10 PM »
Hey thanks TT,

I was looking at the BA Commonwealth list 1940/42 for building my army, but it doesnít allow A9ís. I can take Valentine tanks?

Are my infantry choices in the right ball park do you think?

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Help with Bolt Action list...
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2020, 12:20:00 AM »
Hi Tim
Yup the infantry details you posted looks OK to me.

 

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