I checked out my sales pitch on Wargame Vault the other day and there was a handsome reward sitting so I cashed in, I share these with my co-author and ACW expert Ryan Toews so we both came out of it well.
I mentioned that I seem to be getting pulled to the East in Bolt Action with the new Budapest campaign book and the work I am doing for Helion at the moment, so although I usually check on whether any new vehicles are historically correct for Normandy if they can also be used on the Ost Front as well this is a win/win, if I ever do go there.
Anyway as I looked through Rubicon's site I noticed they have a sale on, so instead of buying a halftrack and then having to buy the upgrade they had both for the same price as the original vehicle, how could I resist, despite feeling guilty that the Germans are getting all the good gear. I therefore went for three halftracks, one upgraded with a PaK40, one with flamethrowers and then a box which gives you the choice of three, an assault engineers transport, an ambulance or one armed with a 3.7cm PaK, I know which one of those it won't be. I also treated the Germans to a light howitzer and the Allies to a Priest, the latter may cause me some grief, I want a British crew and this means some head cutting and probable finger stabbing.
The postie and a courier brought everything today, so I may have all this built by the weekend as I do not expect any authors to get back to me until next week, barring new work. Although I also have my grenadiers to base, they are now complete and being varnished as I type, so mid week for them. Whatever is left of my ill gotten gains will now pay for two SYW cavalry squadrons.
So just to recap, base grenadiers, build and paint kits, order cavalry, start on French grenadiers, and in the words of the great Eric Morecambe, not necessarily in that order.