Monday, November 28, 2016

Band of Painters December Installment (Early)

So,

This is the last installment for the Band of Painters Challenge that a few of us set out on back in August. To recap, we were suppose to build 250 points each month to build up a 1000 point armies for either Konflikt 47 or for Bolt Action. So here is my last batch of models for the challenge.

German Veteran Infantry with Assault Rifles and MG's
My last batch of plastic Late War Germans, most armed with Assault Rifles and a few with MG42's. I also added in a few Panzerfaust as well.

German Heavy Infantry
Here are ten German Heavy Infantry, eight armed with Assault Rifles, two armed with MG-42's. These are really nice models and will work perfectly for many Pulp games when I need some Pulpy Nazi's!

So with that, I would like to point out a few things that I learned on the way during this challenge. First up, not all the armies are out yet for Konflikt 47, the Russians and the British is just now starting to be released, so two of the people in the challenge have suffered when it comes to having much K47 stuff in there armies.

Secondly, the K47 rules are just the Bolt Action 1st edition rules with a few K47 rules added. This made it tough in the beginning when we played games because the FAQ and errata were not out. Clockwork Goblin just recently got out a FAQ, which was the Bolt Action 1st edition errata, why they did not include those updates for the game is beyond me. But it did cause some issues during game play for new players that were not versed in Bolt Action.

Thirdly, the rules are going to pretty much stay like the 1st edition Bolt Action rules, which is going to make playing K47 hard with the 2nd edition Bolt Action rules. I see many people, myself included, mixing up the two sets of rules or trying to use previous/new rules in the games. This had lead a few folks to not wanting to play K47, because the rules are different enough but the same, know what I mean? I foresee myself playing less K47 and more Bolt Action 2 and as I get more familiar with BA2, probably dropping K47 from the main rotation of games I play. Its not a slam against the game, but having two sets of rules that are so close is going to be a pain to try to keep separate.

So is K47 a bad game, No it is not, in fact I like all the pulpy elements to the game. If you ever wanted a game that has Wolfmen, Robots, Tesla cannons and just a cool look of alternate WW2, this is the game for you! And some of the new releases coming out are awesome looking and I will pick up a few every once in a while. As I stated about the German Heavy Infantry, these models will be perfect for any sort of Pulp game!

I hope you enjoyed these installments, I am planning on a new army that is on the way as I type, will be doing a Imperial Japanese Army and will be building this for the Second Edition Bolt Action Rules. This will also be the first army that I will build exclusively for the Bolt Action Rules, all my other armies were for other WW2 games. So stay tuned for some more Bolt Action, it is coming like the Rising Sun!

TK

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