Following on from yesterdays Article about Gates of Antares releases, I happened to stumble upon some more pre-order goodness from Warlord which were teased during the 12 days of Christmas Campaign.
Ever wanted to start playing Bolt Action but been daunted by the prospect of painting your tanks? Have no fear – the guys at Warlord have been striving for a way to make it as easy as possible to start your army, and are proud to release their first pre-painted Battle Ready tanks to the world!
Based on the range of Warlord plastic tanks these premium versions have been built and painted to represent 4 of the most iconic tanks of WWII.
Simple colours and basic markings on each tank to allow you as much choice as possible when it comes to adding your own personalisation later, such as squad markings and weathering:
These tanks are painted to allow you to get onto the battlefield as quickly as possible, and enable you to collect your force of 3 or more vehicles needed for Tank War and individualize each to suit the look of your own army.
Not only are their new tanks but there is also a new M8/M20 Scout Car.
In contrast to many other nations the US developed just the one type of chassis for the role of reconnaissance, destined originally for the tank destroyer units it was eventually issued primarily to the cavalry squadrons.
The M8 light armored car is a 6×6 armoured car produced by the Ford Motor Company during World War 2. It was used by the United States and British troops in Europe and the Far East until the end of the war. The vehicle was widely exported and as of 2006 still remains in service with some developing countries.
In British service, the M8 was known as the “Greyhound“. The British Army found it too lightly armored, particularly the hull floor, which anti-tank mines could easily penetrate (the crews’ solution was lining the floor of the crew compartment with sandbags). Nevertheless, it was produced in large numbers. The M8 Greyhound’s excellent mobility made it a great supportive element in the advancing American and British armored columns.
The M20 Command vehicle built on the same chassis as the M8.