Posts Tagged ‘Bolt Action’

Painting British WWII tanks using an armoured car!

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

Hello again, this time I’m going to talk through how I paint my bolt action British tanks. To do it step by step I needed an example and I have no tanks left to do so here’s a British AEC armoured car mark III from warlord games. It’s a 1/56th scale mo…

Painting British WWII tanks, using an armoured car!

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

Hello again, this time I’m going to talk through how I paint my bolt action British tanks. To do it step by step I needed an example and I have no tanks left to do so here’s a British AEC armoured car mark III from warlord games. It’s a 1/56th scale mo…

Pigyard rumble (US vs Germans bat.rep.)

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

Hey again,
Last weekend brought something I’ve been waiting for a long time:
Bolt Action game with fully painted armies!
Yup, although I’ve been into the hobby since like 1996 or 1997 it’s not really often here to find gamers using painted only models (for many reasons).
Especially in something larger than standard skirmish, gang-on-gang games.
But since recently my brother discovered marvellous powers of dipping and wash/drybrush combo, he managed to assemble quite pain in der Arsch German force.
And that’s what the post is mostly about:
one more encounter between US boys and German Jungen (my bro claims is’s actually democratic opposition in the Reich not those evil bastards we saw in Indiana Jones movie). 

But before:
last week another piece of tarrain was added onto the battlefield: fenced patches.
The general idea was to test using balsa wood and new spray. As you can see fence turned out bit too large but’s just fine for gaming purposes (should also be enough to protect precious plants against Jeeps, self-propelled guns and overgrown, mutated pigs). I think I’ll make another one, slightly larger but with more narrow planks. 
I wonder if there’s any market for such pieces.    

To battle!
So for the game we chose Point defence scenario.
Long story short: German forces were defending 3 key positions, marked on the battlefield with Pfennig coins, for those who forgot what was that:

Germans started on the table edge containing 2-floor ruins and another wrecked building.
US guys were starting on the opposing edge, along the road and some hedges.
In the centre there were some ruined buildings but most important: goddamn trees. 
Here’s what mean:

I mentioned about overgrown, mutated pigs, right?
Horrifying result of mad nazi scientists… 
(It is said those creatures were planned to be replacement for artillery tractors, which would save precious fuel during late stage of war).

The forces:

Operation Pig Yard Rumble
Operation Pig Yard Rumble
American troops behind shrubbery. Well-fed pigs from Peenemünde were were silent witnesses of the upcoming battle.
Date 7 October 1944
Location Northern France
Result Draw, objective marked captured by US forces.
Belligerents
USA Nazi Germany
Officers
First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Infantry squads
9x Regular Infantry sq. with 2 BARs
9x Regular Infantry sq. with 2 BARs
8x Regular Engineer sq. with 2 BARs and Flamethrower
7x Heer Grenadier with 2 LMG (vet.)
7x Heer Grenadier with 2 LMG (vet.)
7x Heer Grenadier with 2 ass. rifle
7x Heer Grenadier with 2 ass. rifle
Special squads
Sniper team, with SMGs (vet.)
Medic
Artillery and anti-tank
57mm Anti-tank Gun M1
Medium Mortar team
Bazooka team
Panzerschreck team
Tanks, SP Guns and Armoured Vehicles
M8 Greyhound
M4 Sherman 75mm medium tank
Motorcycle with MMG sidecar
Marder III
Hetzer, (inexp.)

Turn 1
The battle started with preparatory bombardment: 
Germans set up 5 units, 4 of them were pinned only but low rank officer was less lucky and was hit by stray shrapnel. Another nazi bites the dust…
Remaining German units decided to rally, in order to prepare for advancing Americans.
In the meantime whole US infantry and support weapons entered the battlefield. Soliders used ruins and hedges as cover, mortar and anti-tank gun tried to cover as much area as possible (which was quite difficult task because of those fucking trees…)
I’m afraid I screwed up planning at this stage: af first I wanted to concentrate only on 2 markers, leaving the last one in the building together with it’s German guard but then something told me to get there and torch the thing with engineers squad (engineers failed which made them rather useless).

Turn 2
US infantry advanced further forward covering behind tree lines – unfortunately unit in the middle was hit by enemy fire. Another unit tried to hide behind tree logs but as soon as they got there, thery were assaulted by nasty German bike: one solider down.
Engineers rushed forward behind another hedge. Germans opened fire from the building trying catch them in open space but LMG missed. Lucky bastards!
Mortar team tried to provide some protection for advancing soliders with smoke screen, but the wind pushed the smoke back leaving them blind.
As the same time Sherman and Greyhound joined the game:
initially I was hoping to use tank and engineers to destroy enemy occupied building but after missed shot tank moved to the centre, providing MMG fire.
Greyhound arrived from the other side ot table edge trying to reach das Bike with heavy fire but since it was well hidden behind ruins – it’s attention was pointed at enemy infantry behind the trees, one or two models down.

Turn 3
German iron fist rolled in: lucky for me both tanks’ main cannons missed their targets, but MMG fire messed a bit with my brave soliders. Could’ve been much worse!
Greyhound decided to provide some cover for troopers nearby (instead of mortar which missed once again…) so it moved full speed forward, just in front of enemy bike: 
sure, there was no fire but German patrol also lost line of sight to my infantry so it turned back and rushed away, to be pain in the ass somewhere else.
Infantry units in the middle exchaned fire which result was several soliders dead on both sides. Meanwhile Panzerschreck team emerged from behind the trees just in front of my Sherman, inflicted pin marker but failed to pierce front armour. Phew! That was close!  

Turn 4
Apparently my lucky star faded away.
Engineers tried to get closer to make proper use of their toys but were caught by ambush fire from the building. 6 men managed to get behind the bunker, but the flamethrower operator got bullet in the head during the race for life. 
The squad has now became totally useless. 
Sherman crew failed morale test in order to send some lead to enemy, so it moved back bit deeper into the trees. But not deep enough to hide from the damn Panzerschreck – single shot from well positioned team ripped the vehicle apart.
Infantry in the middle exchanged some more fire, some models were taken out of action. Those trees was a damn nightmare to cross, next time I’d rather try to simply pass it.
As for good news – Greyhound tried to take out the bike, which used it’s special recce rule and moved behind the ruins: my advancing infantry has just avoided nasty MMG fire.
US infantry moved from behind pile of logs and inflicted some more pins on Germans defending marker: they fucked morale check and therefore left the battlefield. 

Turn 5
At this moment I was rather sure I could hope only for a draw:
infantry squad moved closer to catch the marker in the next (last!) turn, while Greyhound sneaked up behind the ruined building to destroy enemy motorbike.
At the same time German tanks opened fire to my infantry but practically no harm was done.

 

Turn 6
It’s about 1:30 in the morning. War is hell.
Intantry squad fushed forward capturing objective marker.
Hoping for miracle Greyhound advanced trying to hit Marder, but the attack failed (which cannot be said about enemy vehicle, which’s well aimed shot turned my poor M8 into heap of smoking junk).
Some single shots were heard but those were just meaningless now: it was a draw.

Aftermatch:
It was fun.
Painted models on nice looking table look just brill and makes games even more enjoyable. Although I am kinda disappointment with performance of mortar and anti-tank gun.
Using mortar is always lottery – at least some smoke was laid, but that damn cannon didn’t manage to take a single shot! Sure, it was scaring away enemy units from getting into corridor in the centre but frankly – for that cost I’d rather prefer using forward air observer.
What else? Flamethrower it veeery powerful bullet magnet, so it was not really wise to let engineers go without any mobile protection.
I am still surprised they were lucky enough to survive all the fire from building…
Hope to paint something more ’till the next match so I can slightly modify the battleforce.
Take care!

Pigyard rumble (US vs Germans bat.rep.)

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

Hey again,
Last weekend brought something I’ve been waiting for a long time:
Bolt Action game with fully painted armies!
Yup, although I’ve been into the hobby since like 1996 or 1997 it’s not really often here to find gamers using painted only models (for many reasons).
Especially in something larger than standard skirmish, gang-on-gang games.
But since recently my brother discovered marvellous powers of dipping and wash/drybrush combo, he managed to assemble quite pain in der Arsch German force.
And that’s what the post is mostly about:
one more encounter between US boys and German Jungen (my bro claims is’s actually democratic opposition in the Reich not those evil bastards we saw in Indiana Jones movie). 

But before:
last week another piece of tarrain was added onto the battlefield: fenced patches.
The general idea was to test using balsa wood and new spray. As you can see fence turned out bit too large but’s just fine for gaming purposes (should also be enough to protect precious plants against Jeeps, self-propelled guns and overgrown, mutated pigs). I think I’ll make another one, slightly larger but with more narrow planks. 
I wonder if there’s any market for such pieces.    

To battle!
So for the game we chose Point defence scenario.
Long story short: German forces were defending 3 key positions, marked on the battlefield with Pfennig coins, for those who forgot what was that:

Germans started on the table edge containing 2-floor ruins and another wrecked building.
US guys were starting on the opposing edge, along the road and some hedges.
In the centre there were some ruined buildings but most important: goddamn trees. 
Here’s what mean:

I mentioned about overgrown, mutated pigs, right?
Horrifying result of mad nazi scientists… 
(It is said those creatures were planned to be replacement for artillery tractors, which would save precious fuel during late stage of war).

The forces:

Operation Pig Yard Rumble
Operation Pig Yard Rumble
American troops behind shrubbery. Well-fed pigs from Peenemünde were were silent witnesses of the upcoming battle.
Date 7 October 1944
Location Northern France
Result Draw, objective marked captured by US forces.
Belligerents
USA Nazi Germany
Officers
First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Infantry squads
9x Regular Infantry sq. with 2 BARs
9x Regular Infantry sq. with 2 BARs
8x Regular Engineer sq. with 2 BARs and Flamethrower
7x Heer Grenadier with 2 LMG (vet.)
7x Heer Grenadier with 2 LMG (vet.)
7x Heer Grenadier with 2 ass. rifle
7x Heer Grenadier with 2 ass. rifle
Special squads
Sniper team, with SMGs (vet.)
Medic
Artillery and anti-tank
57mm Anti-tank Gun M1
Medium Mortar team
Bazooka team
Panzerschreck team
Tanks, SP Guns and Armoured Vehicles
M8 Greyhound
M4 Sherman 75mm medium tank
Motorcycle with MMG sidecar
Marder III
Hetzer, (inexp.)

Turn 1
The battle started with preparatory bombardment: 
Germans set up 5 units, 4 of them were pinned only but low rank officer was less lucky and was hit by stray shrapnel. Another nazi bites the dust…
Remaining German units decided to rally, in order to prepare for advancing Americans.
In the meantime whole US infantry and support weapons entered the battlefield. Soliders used ruins and hedges as cover, mortar and anti-tank gun tried to cover as much area as possible (which was quite difficult task because of those fucking trees…)
I’m afraid I screwed up planning at this stage: af first I wanted to concentrate only on 2 markers, leaving the last one in the building together with it’s German guard but then something told me to get there and torch the thing with engineers squad (engineers failed which made them rather useless).

Turn 2
US infantry advanced further forward covering behind tree lines – unfortunately unit in the middle was hit by enemy fire. Another unit tried to hide behind tree logs but as soon as they got there, thery were assaulted by nasty German bike: one solider down.
Engineers rushed forward behind another hedge. Germans opened fire from the building trying catch them in open space but LMG missed. Lucky bastards!
Mortar team tried to provide some protection for advancing soliders with smoke screen, but the wind pushed the smoke back leaving them blind.
As the same time Sherman and Greyhound joined the game:
initially I was hoping to use tank and engineers to destroy enemy occupied building but after missed shot tank moved to the centre, providing MMG fire.
Greyhound arrived from the other side ot table edge trying to reach das Bike with heavy fire but since it was well hidden behind ruins – it’s attention was pointed at enemy infantry behind the trees, one or two models down.

Turn 3
German iron fist rolled in: lucky for me both tanks’ main cannons missed their targets, but MMG fire messed a bit with my brave soliders. Could’ve been much worse!
Greyhound decided to provide some cover for troopers nearby (instead of mortar which missed once again…) so it moved full speed forward, just in front of enemy bike: 
sure, there was no fire but German patrol also lost line of sight to my infantry so it turned back and rushed away, to be pain in the ass somewhere else.
Infantry units in the middle exchaned fire which result was several soliders dead on both sides. Meanwhile Panzerschreck team emerged from behind the trees just in front of my Sherman, inflicted pin marker but failed to pierce front armour. Phew! That was close!  

Turn 4
Apparently my lucky star faded away.
Engineers tried to get closer to make proper use of their toys but were caught by ambush fire from the building. 6 men managed to get behind the bunker, but the flamethrower operator got bullet in the head during the race for life. 
The squad has now became totally useless. 
Sherman crew failed morale test in order to send some lead to enemy, so it moved back bit deeper into the trees. But not deep enough to hide from the damn Panzerschreck – single shot from well positioned team ripped the vehicle apart.
Infantry in the middle exchanged some more fire, some models were taken out of action. Those trees was a damn nightmare to cross, next time I’d rather try to simply pass it.
As for good news – Greyhound tried to take out the bike, which used it’s special recce rule and moved behind the ruins: my advancing infantry has just avoided nasty MMG fire.
US infantry moved from behind pile of logs and inflicted some more pins on Germans defending marker: they fucked morale check and therefore left the battlefield. 

Turn 5
At this moment I was rather sure I could hope only for a draw:
infantry squad moved closer to catch the marker in the next (last!) turn, while Greyhound sneaked up behind the ruined building to destroy enemy motorbike.
At the same time German tanks opened fire to my infantry but practically no harm was done.

 

Turn 6
It’s about 1:30 in the morning. War is hell.
Intantry squad fushed forward capturing objective marker.
Hoping for miracle Greyhound advanced trying to hit Marder, but the attack failed (which cannot be said about enemy vehicle, which’s well aimed shot turned my poor M8 into heap of smoking junk).
Some single shots were heard but those were just meaningless now: it was a draw.

Aftermatch:
It was fun.
Painted models on nice looking table look just brill and makes games even more enjoyable. Although I am kinda disappointment with performance of mortar and anti-tank gun.
Using mortar is always lottery – at least some smoke was laid, but that damn cannon didn’t manage to take a single shot! Sure, it was scaring away enemy units from getting into corridor in the centre but frankly – for that cost I’d rather prefer using forward air observer.
What else? Flamethrower it veeery powerful bullet magnet, so it was not really wise to let engineers go without any mobile protection.
I am still surprised they were lucky enough to survive all the fire from building…
Hope to paint something more ’till the next match so I can slightly modify the battleforce.
Take care!

When Bond ,met Blofeld & nik nak backed up by some Aussies with a frog while being watched by Harley ,joker and the cosplay gang ….

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Ok I wasnt sure what to put in the title “my latest painting “sounded dull , Ive been off work ill so picked up my brushes and got to work a mixed bag of stuff and finished a healthy amount ,some Australian infantry with a matilda frog and Bull Allen ,…

When Bond ,met Blofeld & nik nak backed up by some Aussies with a frog while being watched by Harley ,joker and the cosplay gang ….

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Ok I wasnt sure what to put in the title “my latest painting “sounded dull , Ive been off work ill so picked up my brushes and got to work a mixed bag of stuff and finished a healthy amount ,some Australian infantry with a matilda frog and Bull Allen ,…

Japanese Attack!

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

The Imperial Japanese Army, ready for war.Here is a quick painting guide for the Japanese Infantry.Step A1: Primer – Halfords brand Grey primer2: Vallejo Japanese Army Uniform – Tunic and Trousers3: Vallejo Violet-Brown – Putties4: Vallejo German Cammo…

Japanese Attack!

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

The Imperial Japanese Army, ready for war.Here is a quick painting guide for the Japanese Infantry.Step A1: Primer – Halfords brand Grey primer2: Vallejo Japanese Army Uniform – Tunic and Trousers3: Vallejo Violet-Brown – Putties4: Vallejo German Cammo…

Warlord Games – Friday Newsletter

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

A Friday newsletter from Warlord Games…

Gates of Antares Logo
Bolt Action Logo
Black Powder Logo
Warlord Logo with New Hail Caesar Norman Models

Last Weekend for Free Postage!

Last Few Tickets Remaining!

Our 10th Birthday Bash is in less than 2 weeks. For seminars, deals, participation games, this is the place! Plus you can come and join John Stallard, Rick Priestley, Paul Sawyer, Andy Chambers, Alessio Cavatore and more as they chat and share what’s in the pipeline. We’ve even teased a few of our offers below…

Latest Campaign Book!

New Bolt Action Campaign Book Road To Berlin
With broken men, rent armour and a last stand mentality, the Third Reich’s final moments are captured within the latest Bolt Action campaign book: The Road to Berlin.

Norman Invasion!

Hail Caesar Norman Bundle
Descendant from the ferocious Vikings, they’ve traded their taste for battle for more civilised European ways. Their appetite for conquest brought them to the shores of England, putting an end to Anglo-Saxon rule.
Hail Caesar Norman Heavy Infantry B
Hail Caesar Norman Heavy Infantry A
Equipped with chain mail and shields, these heavy infantrymen are the ideal choice to take the brunt of your opponents attack.
Hail Caesar Norman Unarmoured Cavalry B
Hail Caesar Norman Unarmoured Cavalry A
Sacrificing armour for added agility, these cavalry units are mostly suited for flanking or dealing with unprotected artillery or archery units.
Hail Caesar Norman Archers
With enough arrows, this archery unit can certainly make any opponent fall, especially those foolish enough to stay in their sights for too long.

Antares Support!

Gates of Antares Freeborn Compression Cannon
Obliterate enemy armour with the new Freeborn Support team with Compression Cannon.
Gates of Antares Boromite Heavy Mag Support
Providing superior fire support, the new Boromite Heavy Support team with Mag Heavy Support keeps your enemies pinned.

Chindit Forces!

Bolt Action British Chindit Bundle
Officially known as long penetration groups, the Chindits were special ops units responsible for the success of the Burma campaign.
Bolt Action British Chindit Characters
Bolt Action British Chindit HQ
Bolt Action British Chindit Light Mortar & Flamethrower Team
Bolt Action British Chindit PIAT & AT Teams
Bolt Action British Chindit Medium Mortar Team
Bolt Action British Chindit Medium Machine Gun Team

Incoming Radio Chatter…

In this episode, Rift Tech Radio go through the background and summarise what’s happened where. Providing thoughts on how you may wish to use these events to create campaigns or guide force choices.

Master the Sword – Soon!

All Warlord Games products are available from our online store or by calling +44 (0)115 978 4495. Our products ship worldwide.

Alternatively you can be all retro and actually write to us at:

Warlord Games
T13/T15 Technology Wing – The Howitt Building
Lenton Business Centre – Lenton Boulevard

NottinghamNottinghamshire NG7 2BD

United Kingdom
Copyright © 2017 Warlord Games, All rights reserved.

Warlord Games – Friday Newsletter

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

A Friday newsletter from Warlord Games…

Gates of Antares Logo
Bolt Action Logo
Black Powder Logo
Warlord Logo with New Hail Caesar Norman Models

Last Weekend for Free Postage!

Last Few Tickets Remaining!

Our 10th Birthday Bash is in less than 2 weeks. For seminars, deals, participation games, this is the place! Plus you can come and join John Stallard, Rick Priestley, Paul Sawyer, Andy Chambers, Alessio Cavatore and more as they chat and share what’s in the pipeline. We’ve even teased a few of our offers below…

Latest Campaign Book!

New Bolt Action Campaign Book Road To Berlin
With broken men, rent armour and a last stand mentality, the Third Reich’s final moments are captured within the latest Bolt Action campaign book: The Road to Berlin.

Norman Invasion!

Hail Caesar Norman Bundle
Descendant from the ferocious Vikings, they’ve traded their taste for battle for more civilised European ways. Their appetite for conquest brought them to the shores of England, putting an end to Anglo-Saxon rule.
Hail Caesar Norman Heavy Infantry B
Hail Caesar Norman Heavy Infantry A
Equipped with chain mail and shields, these heavy infantrymen are the ideal choice to take the brunt of your opponents attack.
Hail Caesar Norman Unarmoured Cavalry B
Hail Caesar Norman Unarmoured Cavalry A
Sacrificing armour for added agility, these cavalry units are mostly suited for flanking or dealing with unprotected artillery or archery units.
Hail Caesar Norman Archers
With enough arrows, this archery unit can certainly make any opponent fall, especially those foolish enough to stay in their sights for too long.

Antares Support!

Gates of Antares Freeborn Compression Cannon
Obliterate enemy armour with the new Freeborn Support team with Compression Cannon.
Gates of Antares Boromite Heavy Mag Support
Providing superior fire support, the new Boromite Heavy Support team with Mag Heavy Support keeps your enemies pinned.

Chindit Forces!

Bolt Action British Chindit Bundle
Officially known as long penetration groups, the Chindits were special ops units responsible for the success of the Burma campaign.
Bolt Action British Chindit Characters
Bolt Action British Chindit HQ
Bolt Action British Chindit Light Mortar & Flamethrower Team
Bolt Action British Chindit PIAT & AT Teams
Bolt Action British Chindit Medium Mortar Team
Bolt Action British Chindit Medium Machine Gun Team

Incoming Radio Chatter…

In this episode, Rift Tech Radio go through the background and summarise what’s happened where. Providing thoughts on how you may wish to use these events to create campaigns or guide force choices.

Master the Sword – Soon!

All Warlord Games products are available from our online store or by calling +44 (0)115 978 4495. Our products ship worldwide.

Alternatively you can be all retro and actually write to us at:

Warlord Games
T13/T15 Technology Wing – The Howitt Building
Lenton Business Centre – Lenton Boulevard

NottinghamNottinghamshire NG7 2BD

United Kingdom
Copyright © 2017 Warlord Games, All rights reserved.

Warlord Games – Wednesday Newsletter

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Warlord Games mid-week newsletter

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Free Postage will be ending soon so don’t delay your order!

Free postage on all orders
10th Birthday
Our 10th Birthday Bash is in less than 2 weeks. For seminars, deals, participation games, this is the place! Plus you can come and join John Stallard, Rick Priestley, Paul Sawyer, Andy Chambers, Alessio Cavatore and more as they chat and share what’s in the pipeline. We’ve even teased a few of our offers below…
Box Deal
ToH Box Deal
Blister Deal
Black Powder
Francesco Thau has been painting again – this time with our Napoleonic Highlanders. 
Highlanders Regiment
Waterloo Starter
Bolt Action
Borgward Wanze
The Borgward Wanze LG401 has been built from scratch by Jakob Lotz and we just had to share it! Jakob has kindly written a guide for it…
Tabletopbattle
Tabletopbattle recreates the events of July 12th 1943, the Battle of Kursk! See their battle report here…
Blood Red Skies
Blood Red Skies
Battle of Britain
Stater Set
66th Nomads
Ian Ackerman shares his 66th Nomad Division with you! Learn the origins of this deadly force…
Battlefield Showcase
Upon searching the Test of Honour Facebook group for some well-painted models, we spotted a fantastic board! 
Konflikt
Theme a tournament army
The Konflikting Opinions blog brings a new article on how to theme a tournament army for Konflikt ’47!
Bolt Action Grand Tournament
Derby Worlds
October Events
November Events

Coming Soon…

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Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Pinterest
If you’d like to contribute an article or promote an event, please get in touch at
All Warlord Games products are available from our online store or by calling +44 (0)115 978 4495. Our products ship worldwide.

Alternatively you can be all retro and actually write to us at:

Warlord Games
T13/T15 Technology Wing – The Howitt Building
Lenton Business Centre – Lenton Boulevard

NottinghamNottinghamshire NG7 2BD

United Kingdom
Copyright © 2017 Warlord Games, All rights reserved.

Warlord Games – Wednesday Newsletter

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Warlord Games mid-week newsletter

Warlord Games Banner

Free Postage will be ending soon so don’t delay your order!

Free postage on all orders
10th Birthday
Our 10th Birthday Bash is in less than 2 weeks. For seminars, deals, participation games, this is the place! Plus you can come and join John Stallard, Rick Priestley, Paul Sawyer, Andy Chambers, Alessio Cavatore and more as they chat and share what’s in the pipeline. We’ve even teased a few of our offers below…
Box Deal
ToH Box Deal
Blister Deal
Black Powder
Francesco Thau has been painting again – this time with our Napoleonic Highlanders. 
Highlanders Regiment
Waterloo Starter
Bolt Action
Borgward Wanze
The Borgward Wanze LG401 has been built from scratch by Jakob Lotz and we just had to share it! Jakob has kindly written a guide for it…
Tabletopbattle
Tabletopbattle recreates the events of July 12th 1943, the Battle of Kursk! See their battle report here…
Blood Red Skies
Blood Red Skies
Battle of Britain
Stater Set
66th Nomads
Ian Ackerman shares his 66th Nomad Division with you! Learn the origins of this deadly force…
Battlefield Showcase
Upon searching the Test of Honour Facebook group for some well-painted models, we spotted a fantastic board! 
Konflikt
Theme a tournament army
The Konflikting Opinions blog brings a new article on how to theme a tournament army for Konflikt ’47!
Bolt Action Grand Tournament
Derby Worlds
October Events
November Events

Coming Soon…

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Pinterest
If you’d like to contribute an article or promote an event, please get in touch at
All Warlord Games products are available from our online store or by calling +44 (0)115 978 4495. Our products ship worldwide.

Alternatively you can be all retro and actually write to us at:

Warlord Games
T13/T15 Technology Wing – The Howitt Building
Lenton Business Centre – Lenton Boulevard

NottinghamNottinghamshire NG7 2BD

United Kingdom
Copyright © 2017 Warlord Games, All rights reserved.

100% painted 1600 pts US army

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Heyah,Since finishing Trovarion’s zombie bust I was hoping to jump deeper into fantasy theme, but once again Bolt Action was stroger. Main reason was the fact I needed just a few models done to get my US army force 100% painted.So first of the bunch: W…

100% painted 1600 pts US army

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Heyah,Since finishing Trovarion’s zombie bust I was hoping to jump deeper into fantasy theme, but once again Bolt Action was stroger. Main reason was the fact I needed just a few models done to get my US army force 100% painted.So first of the bunch: W…

Battle Report – Push on Caen

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

As promised, here is the battle report from our live streams Push on Caen Bolt Action WW2 game.  This is a big game that I expected to take a while — we played it in about 6.5 hours from start to finish which I think is not too bad considering w…

Warlord Games – Friday Newsletter

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

Warlord Games Friday newsletter…

Welcome to the Warlord Games Friday Newsletter, featuring all this week’s New Releases and News. 

Resurgence Shipping Now!

The weird war escalates, each nation is ramping up their arsenal and the Japanese and Finnish have entered the fray in the new Konflikt ’47 expansion book, Resurgence!
In this flick through The War Gamer takes a look at the first expansion book for Konflikt ’47. Revealing what the Japanese and the Finnish have in store for the Allied forces…

Axis Reinforcements!

This Konflikt ’47 starter set provides the men and machines needed to finally push the Allies out of Asia and ensure domination for the Emperor.
The Japanese and Finnish have adapted to the new age of technology and are ready to show the world what they can do with these new pieces of equipment!
Your enemy will never be safe when the new Japanese Ghost Attack squad has them in their sights…
Standing up to new bizarre Allied weaponry and units, the new Japanese Battle Exoskeleton squad is ready to strike.
The Japanese debut their first walker for the battlefields of 1947, the Scorpion light walker skitters to victory.
Upgraded with rift technology, the new Chi-Ha medium tank with compression turret is ready to contend with any Allied threat.

Make the Ideal Jungle!

Create ideal terrain for Pacific campaigns and replicate any battles from Resurgence, New Guinea and Empire in Flames books in a perfect setting.
In this Countryside Scenics Let’s Make, The Terrain Tutor goes through all the basic terrain techniques whilst putting together a simple scenic scatter for your first terrain project.
Soviet Mammoth
£60.00/$96.00
Buy Now
Bruin 
£30.00/$48.00
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Bolt Action: Full scale model wars

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Full scale model wars
Quite some time ago I participated in an event and I noticed that two of the players were using some tanks that seemed a little on the large side. Melbourne’s favorite French sons Julian and Enzo had come out to play and they had bought some 1:48 scale tanks. Initially I had a kind of reservation about using a larger scale, after all 1:48 is a lot bigger than 1:56 and therefore harder to transport, easier for your enemy to shoot at and easier to break as 1:48 tends to be an actual model as opposed to a toy. But then I noticed the exquisite detail these models offer as well as the fact that your models actually look like they could fit inside the tank.

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Bolt Action: Full scale model wars

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Full scale model wars
Quite some time ago I participated in an event and I noticed that two of the players were using some tanks that seemed a little on the large side. Melbourne’s favorite French sons Julian and Enzo had come out to play and they had bought some 1:48 scale tanks. Initially I had a kind of reservation about using a larger scale, after all 1:48 is a lot bigger than 1:56 and therefore harder to transport, easier for your enemy to shoot at and easier to break as 1:48 tends to be an actual model as opposed to a toy. But then I noticed the exquisite detail these models offer as well as the fact that your models actually look like they could fit inside the tank.

Read more »

Warlord Games – Wednesday Newsletter

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletter…

Warlord's First Annual Warlord Painting Competition
Saturday 14th October sees the start of our first Annual Warlord Painting Competition! Bring your works of art and vie for the top award!

It’s Birthday Time!

Free postage on all orders
FREE post on all orders! Our illustrious leader John Stallard is in a festive mood and with our 10th birthday on the horizon, John would like to share our celebration with everyone…
King Tiger
The King is in the house! Ruling the European battlefields with a steel fist, the new plastic King Tiger is almost ready for its fearsome debut…
Pre-order
Bolt Action
Make your tank ace
Tucked within the pages of Tank War are some extra cool ways to play your games, including a design your own Tank Ace system… Time to storm into a Tank War battle!
Grille Ausf. K
Jakob Lotz converts our Marder III Ausf. M tank destroyer into the Grille Ausf. K!
Tank markers and barbed wire
Now you have your new Tank War bundle you can see what the Damage Markers and Barbed Wire can do…add more drama and realism to your games!
Anti-Tank Obstacles
Tank Damage Markers
USMC Tutorial
In this tutorial, The War Gamer shows you how to paint U.S Marines from Bolt Action using the Army Painter Range of Paints!
USMC Infantry Box
LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac
Black Powder
Russia 1812 Overview
We take a look at the Russian campaign of 1812 – where did it all go wrong for Napoleon?
A Clash of Eagles
Latest Releases
We’ve seen some great looking Isorian forces lately, and one of the most striking is Bill Tegeler’s Oxyo shard. Find out what was behind the theme for this unusual looking force.
Drone Command
Tsan-Ra
Resurgence
The long-awaited Konflikt ’47 supplement is near! Featuring new units, lists for the Japanese & Finnish, scenarios and much more! This also includes the special Gunso Fukkatsu figure you can only get with this book when ordering direct!
Resurgence Review
Want to see what is inside the book before you order? Fear not! The War Gamer flicks through the book giving you an early insight into what is concealed within the 100 pages…
Japanese Expansion Force
Japanese Starter Army
Bolt Action Grand Tournament
Derby Worlds
September Events
October Events
Coming this November
10th Birthday
Tickets to our 10th birthday bash are going fast so hurry to avoid disappointment! For seminars and participation game, this is the place!. Plus you can come and join John Stallard, Rick Priestley, Paul Sawyer, Andy Chambers, Alessio Cavatore and more from the wargaming world as they chat and share what’s in the pipeline… 

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Freeborn Compression Cannon
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Warlord Games – Wednesday Newsletter

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Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletter…

Warlord's First Annual Warlord Painting Competition
Saturday 14th October sees the start of our first Annual Warlord Painting Competition! Bring your works of art and vie for the top award!

It’s Birthday Time!

Free postage on all orders
FREE post on all orders! Our illustrious leader John Stallard is in a festive mood and with our 10th birthday on the horizon, John would like to share our celebration with everyone…
King Tiger
The King is in the house! Ruling the European battlefields with a steel fist, the new plastic King Tiger is almost ready for its fearsome debut…
Pre-order
Bolt Action
Make your tank ace
Tucked within the pages of Tank War are some extra cool ways to play your games, including a design your own Tank Ace system… Time to storm into a Tank War battle!
Grille Ausf. K
Jakob Lotz converts our Marder III Ausf. M tank destroyer into the Grille Ausf. K!
Tank markers and barbed wire
Now you have your new Tank War bundle you can see what the Damage Markers and Barbed Wire can do…add more drama and realism to your games!
Anti-Tank Obstacles
Tank Damage Markers
USMC Tutorial
In this tutorial, The War Gamer shows you how to paint U.S Marines from Bolt Action using the Army Painter Range of Paints!
USMC Infantry Box
LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac
Black Powder
Russia 1812 Overview
We take a look at the Russian campaign of 1812 – where did it all go wrong for Napoleon?
A Clash of Eagles
Latest Releases
We’ve seen some great looking Isorian forces lately, and one of the most striking is Bill Tegeler’s Oxyo shard. Find out what was behind the theme for this unusual looking force.
Drone Command
Tsan-Ra
Resurgence
The long-awaited Konflikt ’47 supplement is near! Featuring new units, lists for the Japanese & Finnish, scenarios and much more! This also includes the special Gunso Fukkatsu figure you can only get with this book when ordering direct!
Resurgence Review
Want to see what is inside the book before you order? Fear not! The War Gamer flicks through the book giving you an early insight into what is concealed within the 100 pages…
Japanese Expansion Force
Japanese Starter Army
Bolt Action Grand Tournament
Derby Worlds
September Events
October Events
Coming this November
10th Birthday
Tickets to our 10th birthday bash are going fast so hurry to avoid disappointment! For seminars and participation game, this is the place!. Plus you can come and join John Stallard, Rick Priestley, Paul Sawyer, Andy Chambers, Alessio Cavatore and more from the wargaming world as they chat and share what’s in the pipeline… 

Coming Soon for Antares…

Freeborn Compression Cannon
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King Tiger Available for Pre-Order

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Bolt Action: Better to Burn Out Than Fade Away!

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

What’s up everyone!

Today I get the supreme pleasure of introducing to you the newest member of the Bolt Action Alliance team, the indomitable Kieran Byrne! Kieran’s been a part of the UK Bolt Action for a while now, and many of you may remember him from the Combined Operations podcast which has sadly been deactivated. Kieran, never being one to shy away from a topic, comes out swinging at the bell to talk about something a lot of gamers deal with… the idea of hobby burn out. Apologies to those of you who thought we’d be talking about introducing Highlander characters into Bolt Action. Interspersed throughout the article are pics of Bryan’s “Lead Mountain” as well as Kieran’s armies.

_______________________________________________________________________________
With the fact that it is becoming an all too prevalent phrase being presented by a lot of gamers, on a bigger scale than maybe what was previously seen, I am going to jump in with both feet and tackle one of the elephants in the room for my first article for the Bolt Action Alliance. The dreaded hobby burnout.


What is Burnout?

Now any internet search for the term ‘Burnout’ will bring up a plethora of information about how various stress factors that we place on ourselves daily can lead to our motivation being diminished, and lower us to certain levels of depression in a lot of cases. Through all those online suggestions for remedies a main one that stands out if you read it from our perspective is the ‘Get a hobby!’ cure, but what if our hobby is the thing that causing us the problem? Well hopefully below we may try and address some suggestions and points that can be of help.


I will preface these all with saying that this is from my own perspective. I have suffered with the complete lack of motivation to do anything constructive at all and while I hope the points I raise below will help I also am not naïve enough to say if you do this then it will sort you out. The effects and causes of the burnout is as individual to the person as the person themselves so what is right for one is not for others.


Now I do think that ‘burnout’ has become a bit of a catchphrase at the moment, but the first thing I think we need to ask is, is it really a complete burnout with the hobby? Or have we put things in our way that are causing us to unduly stress? Or are we just in fact a little bored? I think this is a main crux of the whole situation as whatever level we find ourselves then the solutions to it may be easier than others.



What Causes Burnout?


So the actual playing, how can we break out of the rut of not being motivated to get out and play? A lot of the online posts you see surrounding this all seem to point to one suggestion. ‘Go and play something else!’ Now while I somewhat agree in part to what this suggests I also don’t think in some cases that it offers a reasonable solution and here is why. A lot of us have used a marked amount of our time, effort, and financial resource to creating the armies we play with to such an extent that now if we are to attempt to distance ourselves the whole cycle begins again which in turn will just cause a respite for the issue. It may also be the case  that you will go to play these other games and never return back to, for purposes of this article, Bolt Action. Also this suggestion does not take into account the financial or time constraint levels that people are at so maybe we don’t just have the ability to go and play something else. I will come back to this point in a while though.


One thing I think we need to ask ourselves is actually what is it about the game that’s causing the problem. This is from my own experience so this is my first bit of first hand advice. For a number of years I was a quite prolific tournament player and as such all the games I played were of a similar style, so to speak, and it just got to the point of not holding interest to go out and do it all again. So what did I do? Well to be honest I joined my local hobby club. The gameplay at a club vs gameplay at tournament can be of a marked difference and the whole baggage that sometimes comes along with being at a tournament is stripped away and you just relive the pleasure of playing the game again. Also you have a lot more freedom playing away from a tournament setting as we will touch on below.



The second of my points is are we challenging ourselves enough? What I mean by this is the fact that, say, a lot of tournament armies will follow a pretty set out criteria and this can have an effect of when you are playing against these armies, then the whole scope of finding something new is greatly reduced. It can be seen that a lot of the more experienced players have the experience already to counter most things on the table, so those players that do turn up with these forces expecting to do well are disheartened when it all goes pear shaped. So on the other hand are you a player that follows that criteria? Are whatever armies you have pretty much the same setup with just different clothing? Do you think that the challenge of running your armies without any armour, being solely infantry, or another composite of what is available will help you find a new challenge in the game and reinvigorate your taste for battle? I know it did in my case.


Another part of the whole hobby that seems to cause the most burnout is the actually painting and general hobby that surrounds the making up of your armies. This is the one that has probably caused me the greater problem of the two to be honest. Now I am not a person who has the availability in my house to have a dedicated hobby area where most things are laid out constantly and it can be easy to sit down for ten minutes or half an hour and do a little painting when you get chance. The whole actual sitting down can take in excess of half an hour itself to get everything sorted so that only adds to the whole stress factor.

How Do We Alleviate Burnout?

So what have I learnt? First off be realistic about your availability of time you can apply to your output. A lot of suggestions to conquering the hobby burnout are “Sign up for a tournament!” and “Join a hobby pledge!” Now while I understand the setting of deadlines will work for some I can’t see how adding another factor of stress in making that commitment can help.


Secondly never try and compare the stuff you produce to anyone else’s! The times I have got disheartened looking at what others talent can produce are countless, and it’s a fool’s errand to try. I mean even if you were to talk with some of the top names they would always say how in awe they are of others painting and how they wish they could be as good as them. That moment when I realised this is probably as good as I am ever going to do and being totally happy with it myself was a massive relief in my hobby life and at the end of the day you are always going to be your worst critic.





So is there anything else that has helped me to get through to the other side of this hobby burnout? Yes there was and a lot of this is so simple that it is often overlooked.





Tiredness is one of the biggest contributors to stress, it is as true in everyday life as it is in hobby, so maybe not staying up to early hours of the morning doing hobby, then say going to work, and then back to late night hobby sessions will be a good thing in the long run.


Take a break! As silly as it seems the old adage of a break is as good as a rest is still so apt. So if you feel yourself starting to get a little irate and stressed, walk away for even a few minutes. Get some fresh air or coffee, go play with your children, or whatever.


Clear your mind! As with above during a break completely disconnect yourself. I have often found the worst things is if I get that irritated feeling is to jump on social media with the intentions of maybe catching up with friends and then getting embroiled with a conversation can often only heighten your stress levels.


Lastly, and this is the most important point of all, as much as you feel they are the issues you have you are not the first nor will be the last person to go through them. Discussion and getting the problems talked through can be the most effective way to relieve them.

Thank you for your time to read through this article which I hope will be the first of many that I write with the Bolt Action Alliance. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did writing and in fact just doing this and sharing has in some way helped with my own burnout issue so thanks to you for that.

Till next time.


____________________________________________________________________________

There you have it! Hobby burnout is something I think a lot of us deal with to varying degrees, myself and some of the other lads included. Reading Kieran’s truth-bombs, the causes seem pretty obvious and ironically the solutions even moreso! I’m definitely going to bookmark this article and give it a quick review for those times I just can’t bring myself to pick up a brush. Tiredness is one of the ones I struggle with the most, for sure. The other one used to be comparing my work to that of others. I’m no Bryan, no Patchimus… but I’m happy with the results I’m getting and THAT is the key.

Hopefully this article will be of some help to you as it was for Kieran to write, and for me to read/edit. Remember that at the end of the day, this is a hobby and it’s supposed to be fun!

– Seamus

Game on!

Bolt Action: Better to Burn Out Than Fade Away!

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

What’s up everyone!

Today I get the supreme pleasure of introducing to you the newest member of the Bolt Action Alliance team, the indomitable Kieran Byrne! Kieran’s been a part of the UK Bolt Action for a while now, and many of you may remember him from the Combined Operations podcast which has sadly been deactivated. Kieran, never being one to shy away from a topic, comes out swinging at the bell to talk about something a lot of gamers deal with… the idea of hobby burn out. Apologies to those of you who thought we’d be talking about introducing Highlander characters into Bolt Action. Interspersed throughout the article are pics of Bryan’s “Lead Mountain” as well as Kieran’s armies.

_______________________________________________________________________________
With the fact that it is becoming an all too prevalent phrase being presented by a lot of gamers, on a bigger scale than maybe what was previously seen, I am going to jump in with both feet and tackle one of the elephants in the room for my first article for the Bolt Action Alliance. The dreaded hobby burnout.


What is Burnout?

Now any internet search for the term ‘Burnout’ will bring up a plethora of information about how various stress factors that we place on ourselves daily can lead to our motivation being diminished, and lower us to certain levels of depression in a lot of cases. Through all those online suggestions for remedies a main one that stands out if you read it from our perspective is the ‘Get a hobby!’ cure, but what if our hobby is the thing that causing us the problem? Well hopefully below we may try and address some suggestions and points that can be of help.


I will preface these all with saying that this is from my own perspective. I have suffered with the complete lack of motivation to do anything constructive at all and while I hope the points I raise below will help I also am not naïve enough to say if you do this then it will sort you out. The effects and causes of the burnout is as individual to the person as the person themselves so what is right for one is not for others.


Now I do think that ‘burnout’ has become a bit of a catchphrase at the moment, but the first thing I think we need to ask is, is it really a complete burnout with the hobby? Or have we put things in our way that are causing us to unduly stress? Or are we just in fact a little bored? I think this is a main crux of the whole situation as whatever level we find ourselves then the solutions to it may be easier than others.



What Causes Burnout?


So the actual playing, how can we break out of the rut of not being motivated to get out and play? A lot of the online posts you see surrounding this all seem to point to one suggestion. ‘Go and play something else!’ Now while I somewhat agree in part to what this suggests I also don’t think in some cases that it offers a reasonable solution and here is why. A lot of us have used a marked amount of our time, effort, and financial resource to creating the armies we play with to such an extent that now if we are to attempt to distance ourselves the whole cycle begins again which in turn will just cause a respite for the issue. It may also be the case  that you will go to play these other games and never return back to, for purposes of this article, Bolt Action. Also this suggestion does not take into account the financial or time constraint levels that people are at so maybe we don’t just have the ability to go and play something else. I will come back to this point in a while though.


One thing I think we need to ask ourselves is actually what is it about the game that’s causing the problem. This is from my own experience so this is my first bit of first hand advice. For a number of years I was a quite prolific tournament player and as such all the games I played were of a similar style, so to speak, and it just got to the point of not holding interest to go out and do it all again. So what did I do? Well to be honest I joined my local hobby club. The gameplay at a club vs gameplay at tournament can be of a marked difference and the whole baggage that sometimes comes along with being at a tournament is stripped away and you just relive the pleasure of playing the game again. Also you have a lot more freedom playing away from a tournament setting as we will touch on below.



The second of my points is are we challenging ourselves enough? What I mean by this is the fact that, say, a lot of tournament armies will follow a pretty set out criteria and this can have an effect of when you are playing against these armies, then the whole scope of finding something new is greatly reduced. It can be seen that a lot of the more experienced players have the experience already to counter most things on the table, so those players that do turn up with these forces expecting to do well are disheartened when it all goes pear shaped. So on the other hand are you a player that follows that criteria? Are whatever armies you have pretty much the same setup with just different clothing? Do you think that the challenge of running your armies without any armour, being solely infantry, or another composite of what is available will help you find a new challenge in the game and reinvigorate your taste for battle? I know it did in my case.


Another part of the whole hobby that seems to cause the most burnout is the actually painting and general hobby that surrounds the making up of your armies. This is the one that has probably caused me the greater problem of the two to be honest. Now I am not a person who has the availability in my house to have a dedicated hobby area where most things are laid out constantly and it can be easy to sit down for ten minutes or half an hour and do a little painting when you get chance. The whole actual sitting down can take in excess of half an hour itself to get everything sorted so that only adds to the whole stress factor.

How Do We Alleviate Burnout?

So what have I learnt? First off be realistic about your availability of time you can apply to your output. A lot of suggestions to conquering the hobby burnout are “Sign up for a tournament!” and “Join a hobby pledge!” Now while I understand the setting of deadlines will work for some I can’t see how adding another factor of stress in making that commitment can help.


Secondly never try and compare the stuff you produce to anyone else’s! The times I have got disheartened looking at what others talent can produce are countless, and it’s a fool’s errand to try. I mean even if you were to talk with some of the top names they would always say how in awe they are of others painting and how they wish they could be as good as them. That moment when I realised this is probably as good as I am ever going to do and being totally happy with it myself was a massive relief in my hobby life and at the end of the day you are always going to be your worst critic.





So is there anything else that has helped me to get through to the other side of this hobby burnout? Yes there was and a lot of this is so simple that it is often overlooked.





Tiredness is one of the biggest contributors to stress, it is as true in everyday life as it is in hobby, so maybe not staying up to early hours of the morning doing hobby, then say going to work, and then back to late night hobby sessions will be a good thing in the long run.


Take a break! As silly as it seems the old adage of a break is as good as a rest is still so apt. So if you feel yourself starting to get a little irate and stressed, walk away for even a few minutes. Get some fresh air or coffee, go play with your children, or whatever.


Clear your mind! As with above during a break completely disconnect yourself. I have often found the worst things is if I get that irritated feeling is to jump on social media with the intentions of maybe catching up with friends and then getting embroiled with a conversation can often only heighten your stress levels.


Lastly, and this is the most important point of all, as much as you feel they are the issues you have you are not the first nor will be the last person to go through them. Discussion and getting the problems talked through can be the most effective way to relieve them.

Thank you for your time to read through this article which I hope will be the first of many that I write with the Bolt Action Alliance. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did writing and in fact just doing this and sharing has in some way helped with my own burnout issue so thanks to you for that.

Till next time.


____________________________________________________________________________

There you have it! Hobby burnout is something I think a lot of us deal with to varying degrees, myself and some of the other lads included. Reading Kieran’s truth-bombs, the causes seem pretty obvious and ironically the solutions even moreso! I’m definitely going to bookmark this article and give it a quick review for those times I just can’t bring myself to pick up a brush. Tiredness is one of the ones I struggle with the most, for sure. The other one used to be comparing my work to that of others. I’m no Bryan, no Patchimus… but I’m happy with the results I’m getting and THAT is the key.

Hopefully this article will be of some help to you as it was for Kieran to write, and for me to read/edit. Remember that at the end of the day, this is a hobby and it’s supposed to be fun!

– Seamus

Game on!

Bolt Action – Push On Caen Live Stream Preview

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

Hey everyone!  Not a long post today – but lots of pictures for you …I finished setting up the table for tomorrow’s “live stream” game – the scenario is called Push On Caen and will see British/Canadians pushing against the Germans on the outski…

Warlord Games – Friday Newsletter

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

Warlord Games Friday newsletter…

Warlord Logo with Plastic Maultier and Plastic King Tiger
Welcome to the Warlord Games Friday Newsletter, featuring all this week’s New Releases and News. 

German Elite Forces!

Box Cover of Bolt Action Plastic Waffen-SS
Coming Soon: Uncompromising and well-equipped, the soldiers of the Waffen-SS struck fear into the heart of many of their Allied opponents, as will these new plastic Waffen-SS Grenadiers!
Box Cover of Bolt Action Waffen-SS Starter Army
Coming Soon: Clad in their trademark camouflaged uniforms and displaying a tenacity and zeal bordering on the fanatical, the Waffen-SS were dangerous opponents in both attack and defence.

Antarean Support!

Models of Gates of Antares Freeborn Heavy Mag Cannon
Laying down heavy firepower, the new Freeborn heavy mag cannon cleaves through enemy armour and drones.
Models of Gates of Antares Isorian Andhak with Compression Cannon
Models of Gates of Antares Isorian Andhak with Fractal Cannon
Fresh from the drone factory and straight to the front line, the new Isorian Andhak SC2 Medium Support Drone comes equipped with either the compression cannon or fractal cannon.

Viking Invasion!

Models of Hail Caesar Viking Bundle
Your warlord’s retinue is made up of proud and fierce warriors, the finest fighters within the herlið…
Models of Hail Caesar 11th Century Viking
Models of Hail Caesar Viking Warlords
Leading the Vikings into a new era are the new Viking warlords, accompanied by the 11th century Vikings.
Models of Hail Caesar Viking Hirdmen A
Models of Hail Caesar Viking Hirdmen B
Give your warlord elite bodyguards with the new Viking Hirdmen packs!

Back in Stock!

Test of Honour is now back in stock for all budding samurai to pick up their katanas and fight for honour!

Jungle Fighting!

Models of Bolt Action Chindit Close Quarter Fighters
Models of Bolt Action Burmese Scouts
Models of Bolt Action Wounded Chindit
Personalise your jungle task force with the new Burmese Scouts, Chindit close quarter fighters and wounded Chindit models!
Models of Bolt Action Chindit Section
Masters of bush-craft, the Chindit section hold their knives at your enemies’ throats…

Painting Tank Techniques!

Thumbnail of Video of Simple Tank Painting Techniques
The War Gamer welcomes you to the eighth video in his Straightforward Tanks series where he shows you how to paint WW2 tanks using nothing but an aerosol primer, normal acrylics paints and brush techniques.

Superb Value Tank War!

Box Cover for Bolt Action German Tank War Starter Set with A5 Bolt Action Rulebook
Box Cover for Bolt Action Soviet Tank War Starter Set with A5 Bolt Action Rulebook
Box Cover for Bolt Action British Tank War Starter Set with A5 Bolt Action Rulebook
Box Cover for Bolt Action US Tank War Starter Set with A5 Bolt Action Rulebook
Bundle of Bolt Action Soviet Tanks
Soviet Tank War Reinforcements Bundle
£95.00/$152.50
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German Tank War Reinforcements Bundle
£95.00/$152.50
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Bundle of Bolt Action Finnish Tanks
Finnish Tank War Bundle
£95.00/$152.50
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Bundle of Bolt Action US Tanks
US Tank War Reinforcements Bundle
£95.00/$152.50
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Bundle of Bolt Action Japanese Tanks
Japanese Tank War Bundle
£95.00/$152.50
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Bundle of Bolt Action British Tanks
British Tank War Reinforcements Bundle
£95.00/$152.50
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Bundle of Bolt Action Italian Tanks
Italian Tank War Bundle
£95.00/$152.50
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Ticket to Bolt Action National Tournament
Derby Worlds 2017 will be at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire the day will include Demonstration games, participation games, tournaments and more!
Warlord HQ presents The Bolt Action Grand Tournament 2017, a day set to be full of fun, competition and glory.

Fantastic Day Out!

Coming soon…

Display of Upcoming Bolt Action model of the Berlin Flag raise
All Warlord Games products are available from our online store or by calling +44 (0)115 978 4495. Our products ship worldwide.

Alternatively you can be all retro and actually write to us at:

Warlord Games
T13/T15 Technology Wing – The Howitt Building
Lenton Business Centre – Lenton Boulevard

NottinghamNottinghamshire NG7 2BD

United Kingdom
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