There are two types of forward observers in Bolt Action, the Artillery Forward Observers (AFOs) and the Air Force Forward Observers (AFFOs). The Soviets have an interesting army special rule in Bolt Action, the "Massed Batteries", to represent the Red Army artillery barrages, which were truly terrifying.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Bolt Action Soviet Forward Observation teams
AFOs, a Lavochkin La-7 and AFFOs
I had a Soviet radio operator miniature and the Soviet Army Forward Observation Officer team, which consists of an Officer, a female soldier with signal flags and a soldier with a map. I added two plastic Soviet soldiers in order to build two teams of three models each, the Artillery Forward Observation team and the Air Force Forward Observation team. I also had the model aircraft of LtCol Sergei Fedorovich Dolgushin's La-7.
Unfortunately, the female soldier had a metal casting problem. She came with no left hand and no flag. To fix the problem, I used the hand of a Soviet plastic soldier and a Sashimono of a Test of Honour plastic Samurai miniature.
The hand is ok and the flag ready
Since the radio operator miniature had no radio, I made one from scratch and gave him also a submachine gun and binoculars.
The assistant radio operator
The Artillery Forward Observation team
The Air Force Forward Observation team
The Lavochkin La-7 of Easy Model
The family photo
Recently my wife and I, we visited a very nice restaurant on the White Mountains of Crete. They follow the traditional way of cooking in clay pots on fire. The food was delicious!
That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!