MANUFACTURER: Warlord Games
RANGE: Bolt Action World War II
Reviewer: Roger Gerrish
This is a rather unusual but interesting subject which Warlord Games have added to their Bolt Action WWII Range. The box contains 10 white metal Kriegsmarine (German Navy) figures. The Navy actually provided many ground troops to participate in several major campaigns during the Second World War from the Polish Invasion to the final defence of the Reich in 1945. This set contains 6 riflemen in naval jackets, 2 NCO/Officer types in field jackets armed with SMG and a 2 man prone MG-42 gun team. All figures are provided with optional heads which can be standard naval rating cap with distinctive tallies, standard steel helmets or an officers peaked cap (very U-Boat Commander). Two of the figures are also depicted with Panzerfausts which does of course limit them to late war engagements. A set of 10 laser cut MDF round stands are also included.
PROS: All 10 figures are in unique and interesting dynamic poses and I really like the range of uniform styles portrayed which gives the squad a very irregular and almost piratical look. The head detailing is particularly good portraying a nice range of facial hairstyles.
CONS: The figures needed a little bit of cleaning up to remove the odd mould line or flash but this was not a large task.
SCOPE: These figures will be a characterful addition to any German WW2 forces and with slight modification will be applicable to most theatres. I think these figures will also find a place in other genres of gaming such as Pulp, where they would make excellent protagonists in an Indian Jones style scenario.