Warlord Games has finally let the cat out of the bag—or should we say, le chat? Bolt Action fans can now rejoice as Warlord has just announced the addition of early-war French Army plastic infantry to their range. Dubbed by the creators as “arguably our most versatile sprue yet,” the set offers a robust variety of options for tabletop gamers looking to expand their collections.
A Wealth of Customization
The sprue features six dynamic poses for soldiers adorned in the iconic French Army greatcoat. For those concerned about in-game aesthetics, the French soldiers can be easily identified by these unique coats, even when placed alongside other ‘greatcoat’ armies. The sprue also comes with a variety of gear including 1935-pattern haversacks, holstered pistols, and other tools essential for getting comfortable along the Maginot line.
Arms for La Patrie
When it comes to armament, the new sprue doesn’t disappoint. Players can choose from the modern MAS 36 rifle or go retro with the Mle1907/15 Berthier rifle. Additionally, the set introduces the plastic version of the iconic VB Launcher and the highly efficient FM 24/29 ‘Châtellerault’ light machine gun, ensuring that your troops are never under-armed.
The Hat is Where it’s At
The headgear options are arguably what sets this sprue apart. From the iconic ‘Adrian’ helmets to the large berets for ‘Fortress Infantry,’ the options are numerous. There are even ‘bonnets de police’ for the French chasseur light infantry regiments, offering a range of stylish and functional headgear choices for players.
Diverse Troop Types
The new range also celebrates the often underrepresented colonial troops, with headgear perfect for North African soldiers. Now, players can field a variety of colonial troops, adding depth and variety to the French army.
Options to Order
Warlord is offering multiple ways for fans to get their hands on these new miniatures. The French Starter Army Boxed Set contains a whopping 36 new figures, medium mortar, medium machine gun, and a 25mm anti-tank gun for firepower. It even includes the Char B1 bis medium tank for armoured support.
If you want the full experience, the French Army All-in Bundle provides all this along with cavalry, artillery transports, and light tanks.
For those only interested in the infantry, the French Army Infantry Bundle will be available later this year, offering three new boxes of infantry along with a Somua S35 light tank and a Lorraine 38L armoured carrier.