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Warlord Games Newsletter

Posted on April 26th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Warlord Games Wednesday newsletter…Salute offers still available…

Welcome to the Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletterfeaturing all this week’s hobby activity and latest articles.
With Konflikt ’47 only being 7 months old, we thought we’d show the world some of the awesome stuff you’ve been creating and a preview of the ridiculously cool content that’s going to come out later this year!
Here’s a quick snippet of what sort of scenarios to expect from the upcoming Campaign book: Operation Sea Lion!
Warlorder apprentice JoshB has dived right into Bolt Action & brings forth a different style of scenario he’s been playing for you guys to try out!
After 6 months of constructing, designing and battling, the WNW group are here to say thank you and goodbye (for now) as their Antares Initiative journey concludes… watch out for more though as they continue their battles for the gates!
Salute is done for this year, here are some of the highlights for those who couldn’t make it or just want to relive it!
Check out this impressive Pike & Shotte demo game whilst discovering more about the English civil war!
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Warlorder Jamie T shows us how he painted his KV1/2. Part 3 concentrates on how to achieve various mud and nature effects.

Get Prepared for Battle

Pre-orders:

Get prepared for the upcoming battles with your pre-order of Operation Sea Lion or take a step back in time- or forward – and face Humanity’s true enemies in Exterminate, the Doctor Who Miniatures Game:

Battlefields of Sekigahara

Geek Nation Tours is proud to continue their Signature Battlefield tours with the Samurai and the Battlefields of Sekigahara tour – the third in their Japan tour trilogy…

Plus win a copy of Test Of Honour!

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Bolt Action: DAK converted Panzer III SPG

Posted on April 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

15 cm sIG 33 auf fahrgestell Panzer III ausf. H

The 15 cm sIG 33 auf fahrgestell Panzer III ausf. H is a very interesting and unique vehicle. As far as I have been able to find there was only ever one of these frankensteins ever built. The conversion was done in the field by some resourceful German soldiers during the fighting in North Africa. The DAK’s need for mobile artillery was never really met by what it was sent from Germany, as such many diffrent ways were tried in order to make up this shortfall. The  sIG 33 auf fahrgestell Panzer III ausf. H was one such desperate measure, one of Rommels ”funnies”. It is believed that it was used by the German Afrika Korps Schützen-Regiment.200 (90 leichte Infanterie-Division) attached to the s.I.G Kompanie (Sfl.)708 between 1942-1943 and first saw action in September 1942.
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Bolt Action: United States ‘Lieutenant Richard Winters’

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Lieutenant Richard ‘Dick’ Winters, made famous as the main character in the TV show Band of Brothers, Major Winters was the highly decorated commander of ‘Easy Company’, part of the US 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.”


Back in June 2014, Historicon worked with Warlord Games and released a special 30th Anniversary Special Miniature fitting tribute to Richard ‘Dick’ Winters.

My son and I were not able to attend Historicon (we were living in Arizona and Historicon is on the East Coast) but Warlord Games was selling the model on their online store for that weekend.  So I made note in my calendar and had to make sure that I ordered it for my son.

Fast forward three years and yesterday Lt. Winters finally saw my painting table.  Unfortunately he his modeled with a Rifle, and in Bolt Action most people play their Lieutenants’s with SMG’s, but it would be nice change once in awhile for him to hit the battlefield.

 Lt. Winters in ‘Band of Brothers’
 
 Lt. Wiinters with Dog Tags

 Lt. Winters

 Lt. Winters
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Bolt Action: United States ‘Paratrooper Lieutenant Team (Late War)’

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

We actually had a pretty decent weather day today (50 and Sunny) so that meant I was going have to be ooutside again early afternoon doing more yard work (the drawbacks of owning a house).  If I wanted to get any painting done it was going to have…

Bolt Action: United States ‘Paratrooper Squad 1 (Late War)’

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

After finishing my son’s Airborne Bazooka Teams the other day, I decided to go ahead and start on his first Paratrooper Squad.  The problem was I had nothing assembled or primed that was ready for painting.  So it took me a little while to go…

Bolt Action – Why play early war armies in open events?

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , . Posted by

By Patch,
I am an early war enthusiast. Of all the armies I have built, painted and played my favourite by far are my early war ones. So why is it that for the most part, I see mid or late war forces being predominately played at open events?  I can only think it is a perception that early war forces are weaker and don’t appeal to as many players.

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Warlord Games Newsletter

Posted on April 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Warlord Games usual Wednesday newsletter…

Welcome to the Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletter, featuring all this week’s hobby activity and latest articles.

Operation Sea Lion

The British need to make a stoic and historical defense of their shores and to do so they improvised a whole new era of weaponry, all coming from the new campaign book, Sea Lion!
Wargames illustrated takes a look through the new Campaign Sea Lion for Bolt Action Second Edition!

Test of Honour

Mark Brown and Jez Fairclough from Tabletop Games UK have been working with game writer Graham Davey to produce this campaign system!

Salute Offers

With the big day almost upon us, we’re cramming the lorry full of great products, displays and the new goodies for the Studio to show off. The coach is booked and we can’t wait to see you all in London this Weekend! Download your Offer Sheet today and check out the great offers available at Salute 2017!

100 Years of Tanks!

We take a quick look at the first tank combat in history,  you can re-fight the first clash of tanks on the battlefield!

Airbrushing Tutorial!

In this tutorial The War Gamer show you guys how to airbrush a Mark IV Tank from the Bolt Action WW1 collection.
Warlorder apprentice JoshB has dived into Bolt Action with a new scenario he has been play testing!
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Warlorder Jamie T shows us how he painted his KV1/2. Part 1 concentrates on how to achieve the iconic Russian Green, and how to highlight and shade with Modulation & Filter:

Wargames Illustrated

Come grab Wargames Illustrated issue 355 May and read up on a special offer we have going on for Salute!
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XOLK Cottage in Ruins Review

Posted on April 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The first XOLK product that ever caught my attention was their Cottage in Ruins. This product runs for $10.99 Canadian ($8.25 American in Today’s dollar) and is fairly impressive for that price point. Below is a picture of how the ruins paint up.Above:…

Bolt Action – Armata Romana Part 1

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

By Casey

Normandy, Pegasus Bridge, Iwo Jima, Stalingrad, El Alamein, and…well I could go on and on. These are all famous battles we play or base our forces on. We have seen the movies, documentaries, and painted up the models to reenact scenes from Band of Brothers a dozen times. Looking at my Bolt Action armies I saw USMC, Germans, Soviets, lots of Soviets, DAK, and more Soviets. These were all armies I had played dozens of times and knew them like Patton knew his 2nd Armored Division. I realized I needed and wanted to step out of my comfort zone. I wanted to start from scratch, no models, no color plates, no preconceived notions of the army I was going to build. What started as a whisper from good friend Bryan Cook soon turned into a spark… Armata Romana…The Romanian Army in World War II.

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Bolt Action: United States ‘Airborne Bazooka Teams 1 & 2’

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

For next years AdeptiCon 2018 my son and I will be playing in the Bolt Action Team Tournament.  Jeremy runs the Team Tournament to be more of a themed event and for everyone to have fun, where as the top award in the event is Best Sportsman. &nbsp…

Bolt Action: Cromwell with Light Burlap Camo

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’m still working on the Bolt Action British Army Starter box I purchased a couple of years ago. Latest off the paint table is the starter box British Cromwell, which is the last vehicle I have to paint for the force. The Cromwell is simple tank to put together and isn’t that detailed out of […]

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Chronopia Myrmadon / Necromunda mule

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hey all,It’s been a while since I contributed anything to the hobby but I guess sometimes life issues just cannot get easily overcome. I think I got used to painting Bolt Action stuff which somehow brings nice results in quite short time so decision wa…

Warlord Games Newsletter

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A somewhat briefer than normal Warlord Games Friday newsletter…

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Bolt Action: Ghost Army Podcast episode 24

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Ghost Army Podcast: Episode 24Episode 24 of the GAP is bursting with freedom as our American side of the crew rejoin the cast after last episode’s break. In segment one, Casey, Patch and Brad discuss the joys of researching little known information…

Warlord Games Newsletter

Posted on April 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Wednesday newsletter from Warlord Games…

Welcome to the Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletter, featuring all this week’s hobby activity and latest articles.

English Civil War

Our new To Kill a King Pike & Shotte supplement is massive, so massive that it has 15 battles that span all of the English Civil Wars, each includes the forces that took part, a battle map and brief history surrounding it – let’s take a look:

English Civil War

Check out these new English Civil War terrain bundles, create that perfect town!

Hobby Time!

Painting Workshop:

Warlorder Jamie T shows us how he painted his KV1/2. Part 1 concentrates on how to achieve the iconic Russian Green, and how to highlight and shade with Modulation & Filter:

Following on from last weeks article on creating Bolt Action scenarios we came across Brian McGonigle’s Anzio campaign; following the victories for the Axis in the previous rounds, the Allies had been forced back to “The Overpass”…
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Mel the Terrain Tutor puts on his gardening gloves, showing us how to model Hedge Substructures & Foliage

Web Designer/Developer

If this code makes sense to you and you have an eye for great design, then you could be the next member of the Warlord web sales team.

Salute Update!

Rally to the Flag! as Salute 2017 opens it’s doors on the 22nd April – Will you be there?

Local Store Event!

HQ Store Event Update

Test of Honour

Your true test awaits, will you get the new Test of Honour polo shirt?
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Bolt Action AAR: Tunisia 1943

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

By Bryan,
Welcome to a battle report from a huge game of Bolt Action my clubmates and I had recently, set in Tunisia 1943. The armies were 4000pts a side, with green US troops vs the veteran Germans. The mission was Key Positions and the dice bag was indeed heavy, with close to 60 order dice in it!

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Warlord Games Newsletter

Posted on April 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Warlord Games end of week feature and release round-up…

Welcome to the Warlord Games Friday Newsletter, featuring all this coming week’s New Releases and other wargaming news.

Pre-orders!

Algoryn Liberator!
The German thunderous Zeus!
The Soviet mighty Mammoth!

Pike & Shotte Releases!

To Kill a King is here!

Sir Bevil Grenville & Anthony Payne plus General’s coach
Storming party with petard
Armoured Pikemen!
Townsfolk & Villagers plus Covered Wagon!
Farm Animals!

Pike & Shotte Deals!

Gather your arms and march to battle for control of the nation!
Pre-Order Test of Honour Individual Expansion Sets!

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If this code makes sense to you and you have an eye for great design, then you could be the next member of the Warlord web sales team. 
Your true test awaits, join battle in a Test of Honour bootcamp!
We’re gearing up for some big reveals at this year’s Salute in the ExCel Arena! Come and find us on stand TB06 (just in front of you as you come through the main doors). Check out the latest huge (as in Mammoth 😉 releases – Why not get your pre-orders in and pick up from our stand on the day!
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Bolt Action – Thinking Objectively

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello, everyone!

Seamus, the Weekend General, here with an objective discussion on… well… objectives!

One thing that is often underrated in games of Bolt Action is objective markers. Of the 12 missions in the main rulebook, 5 missions call for objective markers of some sort, in quantity from 1 to 5 in a game. In my nearly four years of Bolt Action I’ve seen dice used as objective markers, I’ve seen colored beads used (some crafty ones with an Allied star or Balkenkreuz, too), I’ve seen flags, I’ve seen printed objective markers such as those made by Historique, poker chips, and many other variations. The ones that really stick in my mind, though, are ones that fit in with the table and especially those that are themed for the army. It’s a great way to add character to your objective games and get your army “into” the table. One of the big events in Chicagoland, Operation Sting, actually goes so far as to require each person have a themed objective marker for one particular mission. How well the marker matches the theme of your army is factored into your overall points for the tournament as well. One year I did the equipment containers from Foundry Miniatures for my Fallschirmjager. This year, I did up this little number for my Commandos… a British officer with a map and some tea. The table was hand made from plasticard and for a first attempt at 28mm furniture wasn’t bad, though I know I can do better.

Recently, I was turned on to some generic objective markers being made by a local business called Mercenary Miniatures. I knew these guys from their commission paint work in the past, and have even been lucky enough to roll dice with them at various points. They had brought early prototypes of the objective markers to a game and I was pretty impressed, so pressed them for a set to check out myself. They showed up in the mail a few days later and with kid-at-Christmas interest I set in.

Right off the bat, I noticed that the resin they used was different than what I’m used to with tanks. It’s a bright white resin, and very smooth in the flat areas. At first I was somewhat concerned that it would be brittle but even dropping one and trying to break another they held up well. There are a few air bubbles here and there, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed with just a little Green Stuff after I had given them the standard bath in warm, soapy water.

A quick prime with some Krylon black, and I was ready to paint. I have to say, they painted up pretty quickly and easily! I waffled on whether to do the tarps in Splittermuster, or perhaps Plane Tree, but in the end I opted for a more generic green color, as may be found in most armies. This, for me, makes the objective markers a little more universal so that they don’t look out of place with any of my armies (a real boon, given the glacial pace at which I complete projects). If you’re only using them for one army, doing an army-specific pattern such as a nation’s unique camouflage would go that extra little bit to really set them off.

I’m on the fence about whether or not to add some tufts of grass to the base, but I figured all the feet trampling around the supply cache would get rid of any grass so I’m not sure. Maybe some static grass? We’ll see how I feel as I get them on the table a few times.

All in all, though, I am pretty happy with the results. These objectives run for only $10 US each, or the set for $25 US. That’s not bad at all, and for me it’s worth the price of admission for something a little more scenic in my Bolt Action games requiring objectives. I suppose that means this was a subjective discussion, then.

Edit: I’ve since heard from the guys at Mercenary Miniatures. They had sent me prototypes, and for production runs will be using a more standard resin as you can see in this pic. I’ll definitely be picking up some of these as well, both to compare and because it’ll be nice to have a few more for games that might need them.

Seamus, often going by the nom de guerre “Weekend General,” is a long-time wargamer and sometime contributor to various podcasts and online forums, based in Chicago. Occasionally dabbling in other miniatures games, it is Bolt Action that really captures his interest.

Weekly WIP: Playing Bolt Action and Building Models

Posted on April 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

While I haven’t been painting miniatures, nor posting the resulting WIPs, I haven’t been completely lazy this last month.

The post Weekly WIP: Playing Bolt Action and Building Models appeared first on The General’s Tent.

Warlord Games Newsletter

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletter…

Welcome to the Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletter, featuring all this week’s hobby activity and latest articles.

Bolt Action Update!

Alessio Cavatore has been listening hard to the Bolt Action community, the Bolt Action Second Edition FAQ is now ready to download:

Step by Step:

Bryan Cook yet again astonishes us with his painting and drops a few words of wisdom on the new Australian Commandos.
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Warlorder RichC builds the Bolt Action Sherman Vc Firefly plastic tank on the Warlord Workbench! These videos are an introduction to fast & effective techniques, tips and more for those who are just starting out on the battlefield!

Conversion Craziness

Andy Singleton investigates how to go about converting the crew of the Hanomag into more dynamic poses!

English Civil War

 

Parliamentarians and Royalists wage war for the right to govern England! Yet again…Learn about the second and third English civil war!

Test Of Honour

FAQ, Optional Rules + Video Library!

Warlorder Graham Davey has been carefully listening to all of your questions and feedback about Test of Honour, so here’s the first official FAQ update!
Also, in case any of you haven’t seen our Test of Honour video series, all the videos that we’ve done have been rolled in to one convenient place:
While most of us have only just recovered from our first few samurai skirmishes, Graham Davey is treating us with some extra optional rules to try out in Test of Honour:
The lads at Tabletop Games came down to try Test of Honour at the Warlord HQ store. They immediately set of home to gather their forces, take a look at their article as they delve into the recruitment system!

Coming Soon!

Ending This Weekend!

Local Store Highlight:

There should always a piece of Warlord in all hobby shops around the world, here’s Maxi Rêves located in Abbeville France…

Warlord HQ Facebook!

Alongside our normal Facebook page, we also created a Facebook page dedicated to the HQ store! If you’d like to drop us a message that you’re popping in, or to even say hi, please do so!
Now that we have a breather, we thought we should tell you guys what events we have planned here at Warlord HQ so you can pencil those dates in on your calendar!
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Bolt Action: Second Edition FAQ Update

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 Alessio Cavatore has been listening hard to the Bolt Action community, the Bolt Action Second Edition FAQ is now ready to download. You can check the PDF out for FREE here: Japanese Banzai has been corrected.Units inside buildings can n…

Bolt Action – Camouflage without an Airbrush

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by


By Dennis,
It’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to get some solid hobby time in, even longer for writing articles or giving DIY advice. I’ve got to say, I’m pleased to finally get back into the swing of it.

Airbrushes can be quite daunting and expensive for anyone starting in the hobby, so today I will walk you through a simple way to get a great result on you armored vehicles without one.

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Bolt Action: Universal Carrier Recce + Radio

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’m still slowly plugging away at my Bolt Action British force, and recently finished painting my second Universal Carrier. Unlike my earlier Universal, this one appears in the force list as a Recce vehicle. So I wanted a way to set the two models apart. A bit of quick Google image searching and I came […]

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Daily Chronicle: AdeptiCon 2017 Recap

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This year marked the 15th for AdeptiCon and I was really happy that I had attended.  I remember playing back at the 1st and 2nd AdeptiCon’s and then being the TO for Warhammer Fantasy for the next 2 years before moving down to Arizona.  After…

Bolt Action: Australian Commandos Review & Painting Guide

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

By Bryan

G’day fellas! Warlord Games has finally released the first of it’s Australian range in the form of the Independent Company Commandos. The miniatures are fantastic sculpts, very accurate and a pleasure to paint. Read on and I’ll go over the boxed set in a little more detail, as well as a step by step painting guide you can follow to paint your own Aussies. 

The boxed set contains a full strength section of Australian Independent Company Commandos, being 10 men. They are equipped in a historically typical fashion with 6 sub machine guns, 1 Bren light machine gun and 4 Lee Enfield rifles. One of those rifles has a scope and the sub machine guns are the iconic, Australian designed and made Owen Gun. These really help to give the models that Australian look.

The sculptor, the talented Steve Saleh, has taken this further by really paying close attention to period photos of the men he is representing in miniature. Take a look at this photo on the left and you’ll see what I mean. He has managed to capture the rugged look of the men of these units. They often sported beards as they would be out on 12 day long patrols in the jungle, behind Japanese lines.

The style of beret worn by the Australian Commando units is also slightly different to their more well known British counterparts. Less a sign of elite status and more a practical piece of jungle head gear, the miniatures again capture that individualistic approach to uniform regulations in the Australian Independent Companies.

The sculpting is fantastic, and the equipment and uniforms are accurate, so I give these 5 out of 5 Owen Guns. Okay, onto how to paint your Pacific Australians.

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