Sunday, 23 October 2016

Showcase: British 6 Pounder Anti-Tank Gun for Bolt Action

Today's showcase is of a freshly painted British Six Pounder Anti-Tank Gun for Bolt Action by Warlord Games. In my humble opinion, any British player should take this gun with them instead of the PIAT. I often play with PIATs, but I have yet to kill a tank with one in Bolt Action. The points for this unit are not terrible, and in Bolt Action 2, guns got a bit of a buff in that they can rotate on the spot and fire with an advance order. In the earlier edition, one could not fire a gun if it has to rotate to meet the target.

Below are pictures of how my Warlord 6-pounder model turned out. I am not a top award winning model painter, but I am happy with how it looks.

Gun for Bolt Action by Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing
A British Six Pounder Anti-Tank Gun by Warlord Games.

Gun for Bolt Action by Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing
A site no tank commander wants to see! An Anti-tank aimed an ready to fire.

Gun for Bolt Action by Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing
Ready, Aim, Fire!

Gun for Bolt Action by Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing
A profile shot from the side. This gun comes with three figures and some extra bits like ammo boxes and gun shells.

Gun for Bolt Action by Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing
A close up of the loader.

Gun for Bolt Action by Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing
The gun from the British side. Not as intimidating, but looks nice. I laid some black "soil" terrain by the wheels to give the impression that the gun is seeing some movement while it fires.

Gun for Bolt Action by Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing
Another shot from behind.

Personally, I like this gun a lot and think that it turned out great. In the last tournament I went to, I took a PIAT launcher. I got no kills with the PIAT because its range is so short. I would have been better off spending the points on this gun. I think it is a good choice for any British player to take in their list.

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!


2 comments:

  1. Just putting one of these together for my Para force at the moment:

    http://tasmancave.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/red-devils-platoon.html

    The main problem I see with taking an AT gun is that I will then have to leave my Light Howitzer behind, and its smoke screens have been devilishly handy in the past. So much so that it hardly ever fires HE shells! That and the Mdm Mortar can pump out a lot of some together to keep those expensive Para infantry squads intact.

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    1. True enough. The howitzer is a great weapon in Bolt Action and in Bolt Action 2, it has received some buffs making it even better. :)

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