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18Jun/151

Bolt Action Spanish Civil War Carlists

A little update upon the Spanish troops for Bolt Action. If you follow the blog and read some of the older posts, i have chosen a Carlist Army (who historically sided with the nationalists within the spanish civil war). The Carlists are radical catholics, and the idea this army is a small force from northern Spain, that collected and rescued relics. Most miniatures are from Empress Miniatures, with some inquisition miniatures added from Victoria Miniatures. Why? Because nobody expects the spanish inquisition! The spaniards will be played by the "Armies of Germany" Book. The carlists will most likely be early war Waffen-SS, due to the fanatics rule. They are supported by 2 squads of Guardia Civil (mixed quality Volksgrenadiers), a squad of spanish soldiers with german equipment (Heer Infantry), as well as 2 squads of morrocan mercenaries (uncertain if Osttruppen or Volksgrenadiers). Of course a small tank pool may not be missed. So i got them a Hispano Suiza MC-36 (by Minairon Miniatures), and a Panzer II as well as a BA-6 AC by Warlord Games.

As the miniatures lack certain weapon options, i had to be creative and added SMGs to these two miniatures by Empress Miniatures.

Bolt Action - Carlist Command

Mentioned above i thought about using moroccan mercenaries, for which i used ACW Zuaves by the Perrys and added weapons from the Warlord and Perry World War II kits, to give the NCO an SMG and add a LMG team to the squads.

Bolt Action - Moroccan Mercenaries

Bolt Action - Moroccan Mercenaries Bolt Action - Moroccan Mercenaries Bolt Action - Moroccan Mercenaries

Currently the army consits of this:

HQ

Spanish Inquisition (First Lieutenant, Veteran) +2 Vet, 3x SMG - 116 Pts
Padre "Médico" (Medic) + 1 Vet, - 38 Pts
Padre "Salvatore" (AFO) + 1 Reg, - 110 Pts

Infantry

10 Carlist Squad (Waffen-SS Squad Early War) 2x SMG, Fanatics - 169 Pts
10 Gardia Civil (Volksgrenadiere) 2x SMG - 111 Pts
10 Gardia Civil (Volksgrenadiere) 2x SMG - 111 Pts
10 Nationalist Soldiers in German Equipment (Heer Infantry) 1x SMG, 1x LMG - 123 Pts
10 Moroccan Mercenaries (Osttruppen) 1x SMG, 1x LMG - 63 Pts
10 Moroccan Mercenaries (Osttruppen) 1x SMG, 1x LMG - 63 Pts
5 Moroccan Mercenaries (Volkssturm) 1x SMG - 38 Pts

Don Quijote and Sancho Panza (Motorcycle with Sidecar) vet - 48 Pts

Carros de Combate

Panzer II A reg - 105 Pts
Captured BA-6 (BA-10 due to lack of own rules) inexp - 96 Pts
Hispano Suiza MC-36 (Maybe as BA-10) reg - 120 Pts

Total : 1311 Pts

I am open for feedback and suggestions to the army list.

The panzer II a isn't quite historical correct, a thing that i know for sure since i read the Osprey book on tanks in the SCW (interesting book to be honest), but that is not a problem, as the whole construct is more of a historical-ish project. The army itselfs is meant to be used against early armies or "light" builds. The priest / padre used as a AFO, will not call an airstrike but more be praying for the wrath of god to be unleashed upon the enemies of the church - rules wise it is the same, but it is more fun. The Panzer IIa will be commanded by a priest as well.

And the stock taking and tidying of the chaosbunker still goes on. I am emptying sprues and sorting bits etc., just take a look at this pile of only german blitzkrieg sprues (and there is more where they were stored ... Oh lord, still so much to do). But you get the point 😉

Bolt Action - Empty Sprues

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  1. This looks like a superb project! Can’t decide whether to start SCW or Russian Civil War at the moment!
    Despertaferres!


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