I thought I would start to collect another 28mm Bolt Action army (well yes I should finnish my Finns first but lets be honest it never works like that for us gamers) and I have decided on the French ....yes the French, well the Vichy French to be specific.
The history of the unit I am basing my force on will be the 6th REI Foreign Infantry Regiment. They were formed in 1939 and were located in French Levant (modern Syria) , and in 1941 they fought against the British and Allies in the area of Damascus, during the battle the 6th Legion faced against the 13th DBLE Free French Legionnaires .... upon meeting each other they did not shoot at the other (classic !)........ but ultimately the Vichy French lost this battle and had to retreat from Syria and Lebanon , by December 1941 the Regiment was disbanded and joined the Free French side, its Legionnaires were absorbed into other allied Legion units.
Well thats whats up next on the Bolt Action front for me , I have been busy painting up some more of my Finnish Bolt Action force doing little units such as the higher command teams, the Medic and observers and the like .... now only one small unit of ski troops to go and then its onto the vehicles ... hoping to get these done this month.
Also been playing a heap of Saga 2 games lately , it has a fantastic new set of rules so hopefully have some more on this later and possibly a battle report as I havent done on of those for ages .... loving the new battle boards , my Anglo-saxons are very good and also the Vikings , they look hard to beat. Looking forward to the next book being the Crusades Age as I will get to use my Milites Christi force and my beloved Moors