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Major Tom
post Feb 8 2019, 04:09 PM
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Hi all,

I am wanting to build the US and German forces to fight mainly early D-Day through to the battle of the bulge. I normally am a Napoleonic wargamer but since I was a small child I have had a passion for all things WW2 and I have finally collected a few boxes from Warlord Games from their Bold Action range. These are the items I have purchased so far.
US Forces
US Airborne Platoon (Able)
US Airborne Platoon (Bravo)
US Airborne Platoon (Charlie)
M3A1 Half-Track
M3A1 Half-Track
M3A1 Half-Track
US Airborne Jeep (1944-45)
US Airborne Jeep (1944-45)
US Airborne Hand Carts
US Airborne Hand Carts
US Airborne Hand Carts
US Airborne – 75mm Howitzer & Crew
US Airborne – 75mm Howitzer & Crew
US Airborne – 75mm Howitzer & Crew
US Airbourne 57mm Anti-Tank Team
US Airbourne 57mm Anti-Tank Team
US Airborne HQ
US Airborne – Bazooka & 60mm light mortar team
US Airborne – Bazooka & 60mm light mortar team
US Infantry Platoon (Alpha)
US Infantry Platoon (Bravo)
US Infantry Platoon (Charlie)
US Infantry Platoon (Delta)
US Infantry Platoon (Echo)
US Infantry Platoon (Foxtrot)
US Army – Battalion Command Set
Jeep with 50cal Machine Gun
Jeep with 50cal Machine Gun
Jeep with 30cal Machine Gun
US Tank Platoon
M24 Chaffee Tank
M24 Chaffee Tank
M24 Chaffee Tank
M18 Hellcat Platoon
German forces
Late War Panzergrenadiers
Late War Panzergrenadiers
German Grenadier Platoon 1
German Grenadier Platoon 2
German Grenadier Platoon 3
German Grenadier Platoon 4
German Grenadier Platoon 5
Oak Leaf Spring Camo Waffen-SS Platoon 1
SD.KFZ 251/10 (PAK 36) Half-Track
German Army – Kubelwagen
German Army – Heer 75mm LEiG 18 Artillery
German Heer 105mm Gun & Crew
German Heer 105mm Gun & Crew
German Army – High Command
German Army – Heer Forward Observation Team (FOO)
German Heer 75mm Pak 40 AT Gun (Winter)
German Heer 75mm Pak 40 AT Gun (Winter)
German Heer 81mm Medium Mortar
German Heer 81mm Medium Mortar
Hanomags
Hanomags
Hanomags
Hanomags
Hanomags
Hanomags
German Army – Waffen-SS Sniper, Flamethrower and Panzerschreck Teams
Waffen-SS Forward Observer Team
Waffen-SS HQ
Blitzkrieg German Panzer Crew
Panzer IV
Panzer IV
Panzer III
Panzer III
Stug III
Stug III
Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
Panther Ausf. A
Panther Ausf. A
Panther Ausf. A

Aircraft
Allied Air Power
Typhoon
Spitfire Mk.Vb
Spitfire Mk.Vb
US Thunderbolt
P-51 Mustang
Nazi Air Power
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Messerschmitt Bf 109
JU87B-1
JU87B-2
JU87B-2

I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to putting my forces together, I was hoping to build these units “easy” Company 101st US Airborne, 2nd Armoured Division with 4th Division attached and 12th SS Panzer Division, it is very difficult to build these units according to their historical order of battles with the rules as all games are by a point system.
Any help creating these units within the confines of the Bolt action rules would be greatly appreciated.

P.S Those purchased items are what I have now I am expecting another 25+ box of Infantry, Tanks, and Vehicles in the next 6 weeks from Warlord Games.


Thanks all

Major Tom
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post Feb 20 2019, 07:20 PM
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Hey Major Tom,

Firstly I am rather impressed at your WW2 stash!

Whilst I don't have any Bolt Action stuff anymore and been away from the system for a while for building lists you can try battlescribe (https://battlescribe.net/) which is free (but has advertising or you can buy a professional version without) or I beleive Army Builder is also available (http://www.warlordgames.com/new-bolt-action-available-for-army-builder/) but think you have to buy a copy.

These should help you build a points list based on what ever historical order of battle you like.

All the best

cheers
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post Feb 21 2019, 10:51 AM
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QUOTE(Gus @ Feb 20 2019, 07:20 PM) *

Hey Major Tom,

Firstly I am rather impressed at your WW2 stash!

Whilst I don't have any Bolt Action stuff anymore and been away from the system for a while for building lists you can try battlescribe (https://battlescribe.net/) which is free (but has advertising or you can buy a professional version without) or I beleive Army Builder is also available (http://www.warlordgames.com/new-bolt-action-available-for-army-builder/) but think you have to buy a copy.

These should help you build a points list based on what ever historical order of battle you like.

All the best

cheers
G.


Thank you Gus,

Those links have been very helpful and i will hopefully use them when I build my WW2 forces.
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