I was disappointed by the PDF that Warlord put out as the "get you by French list" for Bolt Action as it lacked any nation rules which was really bad when the Belgians, Japanese and other PDF was getting their own nation rules and cooler options for their lists. My intel of late about the new book has bolstered my spirits and I am ready to throw myself back into the French army and kick some kraut ass!
I snagged a few French when Black Tree offered a 35% off sale, not a bad deal...still I was annoyed to see a 50% the next week! ARG!
So, let's see what I got!
The French primered black are from the Crusader line, the unprimered are the new Black Tree Design Figures. Overall they seem to blend well.
Just a shot of the first four I started to clear some mold lines and glue them to bases to get them ready.
A back shot to show you the variety of those with packs and those without. I liked the variety and may get more of the ones without the backpacks. I would have to go back and study both models further but it looks like BTD has more detail on their packs at a glance.
Another batch of 4.
The last batch. I added two to Fantascape bases to try them out...not sure if I will keep them or swap them out for something else. I think I will as while I do like the Fantascape line, this is something that needs to be consistent with basing for the entire army (at least for infantry).
Well, overall the one pack of each was a great success. With the Warlord French squad in route, I should have about 48 French Infantry including 3 pistols, 1 VB launcher and 3 LMGs. I think enough to get a good start. I do want to grab a few more packs perhaps for more figs without backpacks. Less crap to paint!