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Small 1500 Point German Army – Bolt Action

In this post, we take a quick look at my 1500 points worth of a German Army for Bolt Action.

For those who do not know of Bolt Action, it is a fantastic 28mm WW2 miniatures game. There are a number of Starter Sets out there including the brand new A Gentleman’s War that was announced today. That said, that is not what this article is about. Instead, I am going to show you my small 1500 point German force for Bolt Action.

Commission Painter Dave painted these up for me. Thanks Dave! You can find a showcase of his work here.

Now, let’s get into it!

The Tanks

Bolt Action is a game about infantry, but lots of people take tanks and armored vehicles into their lists. This army has two pieces of armor.

Bolt Action German Tanks
A SdKfz 251/10 on the left and a Panther Tank on the right. The SdKfz can transport a few miniatures around the battlefield.
Bolt Action Tanks
The Germans bring powerful vehicles to the game. The half track also features a light anti-tank gun and the Panther poses a threat to anything on the tabletop.

Leading the German Army

I have to admit that not all of my miniatures are painted. The miniatures that I intend to use as the command team (a First Lieutenant with two helpers) remain gray.

Leading the German Army
The First Lieutenant.

If I take the game into the Sci-Fi realm for some Weird WW2 fun, this vampire leads the way.

A Vampire lord for Bolt Action - German Army
An official Vampire miniature for Bolt Action by Warlord Games. This miniature comes in the “Out For The Count” miniatures blister pack.

Next up, let’s look at the infantry teams of my small German army.

Infantry Teams

When I designed the infantry units, I had a concept in my mind. One team acts as a firebase while the others move rapidly to their objectives.

The firebase brings two light machine guns to the field along with a number of rifles. The rest of the core infantry units in this list focus on the fast moving medium range fire power of assault rifles.

LMG Team - Bolt Action German Army
The fire base team. These guys pack two LMGs and a low model count. They plan to lay down covering fire while the other teams move around the field. If I paint my left over minis shown at the end of this post, I can bulk this unit up to 10 soldiers.
The small assault squad
A five man unit all with Assault Rifles. If I want, I can take one of the minis from the Firebase team and place them in here to make both units six figures.
German Army - Grenadier unit
The assault team. All ten of these miniatures bring with them assault rifles. Their aim is to run around the table quickly, and to assault any units that need to be taken out.

The three units above form the core of my German army. Now, let’s take a look at the specialist teams in this collection.

The Specialist Units

First up is my observer group. They could be used for any form of observation, but in this list, I took them as Artillery Forward Observers.

They might not be as good as the equivalent of other nations, but they do add a bit of a punch to the list that others might not expect (unless they also read this post).

Forward Observers - Bolt Action German Army
A German observation Team. If you visit this site often, you may have already seen my showcase post of these minis.

On top of the observers, I brought along two small weapons teams.

Panzerschreck Team
If the enemy brings lots of tanks, this Panzerschreck team heads out to deal with the armor.
Flamethrower Team
This Flamethrower team will engage stubborn dug in infantry.

The miniatures pictured above calculate up to about 1450 points when everything is taken at the Veteran skill level.

After these figures, I have three extras left that I did not fit into the list. These figures bring the points value up to 1500.

Now, let’s look at the leftover minis.

The Leftover Figures

Below are three figures that I had remaining outside of my list.

Extra miniatures left over
Outside of my list, I have two riflemen and a Panzerfaust miniature left over.

Honestly, they would be easy enough to increase the size of my firebase team to 10 miniatures. Doing so would increase the points on my army up by 47 points. This would increase the size of my army from 1450 points to 1500 points.

Storing my Bolt Action German Army

To store the army, I use a Feldherr Mini Plus foam case actually designed for Bolt Action.

Below is a video review of that case. If the video below does not work, use this link.

My Feldherr Mini Plus Bolt Action Storage Case video review. The army in that video is the army in this post.

Do you like that case?

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As a note, I do not earn a commission off of these links or the code, but Feldherr did supply me with the case for review purposes. The code is there to help you save money if it also interests you.

A Video Version of this 1500 Point German Army Showcase

Below is a video version of this post. If the embedded video below does not work, use this link here.

A video version of this post.

Wrapping it up…

Thank you for joining me in this quick showcase article of my Bolt Action German Army. For those wanting more details, this is a German Reinforced Platoon using Veteran Panzer Grenadier squads as the main infantry units.

I used the Easy Army website for Bolt Action to create my list. That website allows users to create their own Bolt Action lists for free. I believe you can upgrade your account to save more lists. is one of the sponsors of the site. GC Minis created a huge online store of many wargames, including Bolt Action and I have reviewed some of their stuff on MCM.

Thanks again for checking this out.

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!