In this post, we take a closer look at the metal miniatures that come in Warlord Game’s British Army Forward Observation Officer Team blister pack (WGB-BI-55). I do apologize that the photos in this post are a little dark.
|A quick showcase Article of the miniatures in the British Army Forward Observations Officer Team by Warlord Games (WGB-BI-55).|
One could create Forward Observer figures easily enough from the plastic miniature sprues by Warlord Games, but using these figures gives the army a bit more variety and character. I will admit that I am not the best of painters, but that is okay. I strive for a tabletop quality and more than happy to game with these figures. Now lets take a look at what comes in this pack.
This first miniature comes in the pack could act as an Air Observer and Warlord has painted him in a blue uniform in their product art. He is also armed with just a pistol. I painted him in standard British army colours and use him as a Forward Observer for the big guns. I armed him with a rifle (from the plastic British box set) and use him to harass enemy teams once the Artillery Bombardment has been called in.
|The Air Observer. I use him as a Forward Observer.|
|I added the Rifle to him by crazy-gluing a bit from the British Plastic Infantry Box Set. I went through and put decals on the sleeves of all these miniatures. 🙂|
|I figure why not take a few pot shots after calling in the bombardment. Sometimes he gets lucky.|
The knelling figure of the set has a radio on his back and I use him as the assistant Forward Observer with the figure above. He is also armed with a rifle but comes that way as a metal figure.
|Again, I went through and added the decals to these minis.|
|This figure comes with a rifle attached to the figure. I am really happy with how this figure painted up. Looks great to me and is a lot of fun on the tabletop.|
|Personally, I wondered if the frame of the radio backpack is supposed to look like that, but it also looks the same way on the figure on Warlord’s website.|
The third figure comes the most heavily armed in the group. I generally use him as a commander instead of a Forward Observer. That said, sometimes I run two Forward Observer teams in my army and often he will find his way to spotting for the big guns from behind the line.
|This great looking mini is armed with an SMG and a serious amount of ammo. I generally use him as a commander in an assault based army, but he can be used as a spotter too.|
|Again, patches are on the shoulders. The decals did not come with these minis. I used the ones from the Plastic Infantry Box.|
|The details on this mini show out just amazingly after applying a wash. This one was my favourite to paint of the group.|
These are some pretty nice looking miniatures and I use at least two of them in every game of Bolt Action that I play. The two armed with rifles I always use as the “free” regular Forward Observer (and I pay the points to have a second man in the squad).
The third often makes the table as a Commander or as a secondary (and veteran) Forward Observer. I always play with my Observers for Artillery. I have not yet tried them as Air Observers, but that might change someday.
Hopefully everyone enjoyed this quick post.
Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!
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