Posts Tagged ‘Bolt Action’

Hope for the Reich

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

We were going to be doing Dystopian Wars using Simon’s huge collection but his Second Edition rulebook didn’t turn up so we swapped for Bolt Action instead. I had hoped to play British as my main force in Bolt Action but that is not happening and more …

Bolt Action – Painting Guide for US Airborne

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

By Patch,
Welcome to another painting guide to add to our collection, this time I will look at the very iconic US Airborne. Before reading on though please be aware that while I have themed my force on historical US Airborne I have adapted the colours and general look to suit my style and how I like my wargaming miniatures to look. If you are after a totally accurate historical representation this guide may not appeal to you.

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Warlord Games Newsletter

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

The usual end of week newsletter from Warlord Games…

Welcome to the Warlord Games Friday Newsletter, featuring all this coming week’s New Releases and other wargaming news.
PS. Keep your eye’s open for a little Leprechaun mischief!

English Civil War

The English nation is torn in half…
Parliamentarians and Royalists wage war for the right to govern England!

Test of Honour

The war for Japan has begun. Wave 2 pre-order is now live due to ship late April!
Do you see the emperor being unfit to rule? Or do you feel the traitorous clans should be wiped out? Make your move, the fate of Japan is now resting in your hands…
The first wave of Test of Honour starter sets begin shipping to reach your Friendly Local Gaming Stockist from Saturday 25th March!
The Pre-Order Bundle with the full collection of sets has now completed and is about to start shipping. The individual sets of troop types are scheduled for release late April.

Pre-Order Bundle Update

Our great new samurai miniatures game ‘Test of Honour’ is proving incredibly popular.
So popular in fact that we are staggering the release to make sure that we have enough stock to fulfil the demand for our pre-order bundle deal offer with which includes all the individual expansion sets plus the 2 FREE bonus models.
Traders and mail order customers in the UK and US will receive their products for the 25th of March. Traders and mail order customers in the Rest of the World and Europe will all have their orders sent before the 1st of April.
Thank you for making Test Of Honour a hugely successful release and thank you for your patience as we fulfill your orders as quickly as possible – Warlord Factory Team.

Wacht Am Rhein

Battle of the Bulge Digital

Germany’s last major offensive of the war with the Allies desperate attempts to stave them off, now available as a digital ebook or PDF downloads.

Wargames Illustrated 

Germany’s last major offensive of the war with the Allies desperate attempts to stave them off, now available as a digital download.
YouTube:

In this tutorial The War Gamer shows us how he paints a WWI Renault FT17 from Bolt Action…

Coming Soon

Jon Russell has been busy over in the USA and next week it’s a big one for all heading to Adepticon!
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US Infantry comparison

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

The Boltaction bug goes on and I bought some warlord and Artizan cold weather US infantry ,both nice figures the Artizan are slightly bigger but not too bad if not mixed together both come in sets of 10 so will keep them as seperate units ,personally I…

Warlord Universal Carrier

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another addition to my growing Bolt action late war Brits.A really nice simple to build kit comes with decal sheet and four crew .In the game I will use it as a recce unit which makes it quite agile and carries abit of a kick with 2 Brens the pintle mo…

Bolt Action – Review: Warlord Games Finnish 75 PSTK/40 Anti-Tank Gun

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

Hi everyone, after a work induced hiatus I’ve returned. Some time ago I started collecting Finns, that journey has been long and arduous and thoroughly enjoyable. My most recent acquisition however was the Warlord Games Finnish Pak40 medium anti-tank gun.

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Bolt Action Modern – Army Lists v3.1

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

Army lists are now updated for the version 3.1 Bolt Action Modern rules (latest v3.1 BAM rules here).Download the army lists here.Pictures below of the sheets.  Phew, now that is done I can get back to some other projects.

Bolt Action Modern – v3.1

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

Ok – got around to this sooner than expected.  I finally managed to get all the changes I wanted into this version.  This should hold us all down for some time barring any overlooked typos.  I’m starting into the army lists – which will …

~1000pts US platoon PAINTED!

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

It finally happened. Screwed weather combined with some paperwork I had to finish made me stay home. When the job was done I started painting remaining US sarge and since once fuc#ing again Bolt Action match got cancelled – model  was f…

Bolt Action: Great Britain ‘Infantry Section 4’

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

My final Infantry Section for my British Army was completed last night, well at least ‘final’ for now, the British will be my ever growing future army.  I now have four Infantry Sections comnpleted and it gives me the option to play 1 or 2 Platoon…

Daily Chronicle: Two Weeks Till AdeptiCon 2017

Posted on March 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Well, technically yesterday was two weeks until the official start of AdeptiCon 2017, but for me it is today.  I will not be attending any events on opening day and will be arriving on Friday.This years AdeptiCon was kiind of last minute for me. &…

Bolt Action Modern – v3.0 Update

Posted on March 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Finally got this finished … phew!!  Calling this version 3.0 and it takes into account the updates released in the Bolt Action WW2 v2.0 rules.If you are familiar with the previous versions, take a close read.  Many of the changes in the v2….

Bolt Action: Great Britain ‘Daimler MKI’

Posted on March 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

If you saw yesterday’s post on my Cromwell Cruisers, you may have noticed this guy in the background in one of the pictures.  While I had the airbrush out, I wanted to get as many vehicles basecoated as possible.  I knew I could handle f…

Bolt Action AAR – Colonial Free French V DAK

Posted on March 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by


By Patch,I recently got the chance to play James who I shall refer to as JL, a wily opponent and Bolt Action Veteran here in Canberra Australia at our local games store – Jolt Games. The match was set at 1000 points and was to be my Vichy French, who had recently changed sides to be Free French under De Gaulle for the match, against JL’s seasoned German Africa Korps (DAK).

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Warlord Games Newsletter

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

Warlord Games Wednesday round-up…

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

Battle Report

Hobby:

The Germans are back from bitter defeat, but are they ready for the Soviet horde?

Let’s Paint!

Hobby Video:

Here’s a great guide from Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy to work on your troops this weekend:

History:

Chris Brown schools all of us about actual effective rifle range and how that translates into Bolt Action.

Warlord HQ Event

“Really looking forward to seeing you guys this weekend for our Bolt Action event – tables are ready, prizes are prepared, come on in for a day of fun!” – Martin

New Japanese Terrain!

New:

Brand new Samurai Terrain from Sarissa for your Japanese tables –  a watermill, temple bell, geisha cart and communal rice store. See the full range below!

Painting Guide

Paint Guide:

Having trouble getting that iconic look? Use this great Samurai Painting Guide by Jason Buyaki, first featured in Wargames Illustrated 278.

Wargames Illustrated

Looking for other articles like this and much, much more? Visit the Wargames illustrated website and check out the benefits of Primetime membership.

Let’s Make

YouTube Video:

In this Let’s Make, Terrainiac Mel continues his countryside scenic series with tarmac and cobblestone roads, looking at a few different techniques to get some great cheap effects whilst avoiding warping!

Fancy a trip?

Our friends at Geek Nation Tours are coming to visit us! Join them for not only a visit to Warlord Games HQ (and some of the other gitz down the road) but also a visit to Hadrian’s Wall, and the Duxford Imperial War Museum’s world famous Air Show.

Every miniature wargaming Geek’s dream is to visit one of the birth places of wargaming – Nottingham England. If you are a fan of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Historical Wargaming – then this is the tour for you. The full Tour Description can be seenhere.

Roll Out The Heavies!

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Bolt Action: Great Britain ‘Cromwell Cruiser MKVIII Tanks’

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

Well I am proud to say that my twins are born, ‘Andrea’ and ‘Juno’!This past weekend when I finished up Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath for my Hordes Minions, my plan was to continue painting another Minion model.  Then later that Saturday e…

Bolt Action – Australian Army Showcase

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

Australian Army Showcase

Hey Guys, Tristan here. This article is long overdue and for that I truly apologize. Today I’d like to share pictures and tips of an army that I painted up to give away as prize for our 2016 Event Series here in Melbourne. This army was made in conjunction with the Australian Army PDF that the BAA produced, Please head to the Warlord website and you can download the PDF for FREE!

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Corgi Churchill -repainted for Bolt Action

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

I was given 1/50 scale die cast Churchill which was painted in a weird came scheme for Tunisia so I have repainted and weathered it for late war western Europe ,quite chuffed with it myself although slightly wrong scale it doesnt look too bad with the …

Bolt Action: Great Britain ‘Infantry Section 3’

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

Three down and one to go to complete the four Infantry Sections for my British Army.  All four units are equipped the same, M=NCO with SMG, LMG and his Loader, 2 SMG and 6 Rifles.  11 men (an extra SMG for Late Ware Veterans).Once I finish th…

Warlord Games Newsletter

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

Warlord Games end of week round-up…

Winter has retreated and Spring is here,
time to treat yourself…
Pre-Order:

We’ve been blown away by your awesome response to Test of Honour – join in the samurai action by grabbing the pre-order bundle with the 2 FREE figures!

A34 Heavy

New:

Tally ho! The new A34 Comet heavy tank proves itself on the battlefield, blasting through any enemy armour!

Death From Above!

Conversion Kits:

Want to gear up for late 1944 with the new US Airborne plastics? Need your weapon teams in M-1943 pattern uniform? Look no further than these excellent little packs to bring your Airborne troops bang up to date.

How To:

We’ve a fantastic article for you to follow from Andy Singleton with step by step on making the best use of these special packs, plus these 3 superb video tutorials from TWG with further ideas and tips:

Doctor Who?

Available to Order:

Our next release features two beautifully sculpted pewter characters from the Series Three story Utopia: Professor Yana, played by Derek Jacobi, and Chantho, played by Chipo Chung.

Available to Order:

The Tetraps are humanoid bat/wild boar hybrids with four eyes, a forked tongue, furry bodies and an addiction to blood plasma. Unique, ridiculous but impressive is perhaps the right combination of words to describe them.

Let’s Build!

YouTube Video:

The second installment of our brand new series shows RichC making a M7 Priest from start to finish!

HQ Nottingham Event:

Come on over to Nottingham for a cracking good event and show your skills on the battlefield at our first HQ Bolt Action Tournament. Hurry only a few tickets left!

US Airborne HQ
£6.00/$10.00
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Mortar + Bazooka
£6.00/$10.00
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75mm Howitzer
£13.00/$20.75
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US Airborne
£26.00/$41.00
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30. Cal redeploying
£7.00/$11.25
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57mm Anti-tank
£13.00/$20.75
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Paratroopers
£15.00/$24.00
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30. Cal MMG
£7.00/$11.25
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Jeep
£17.00/$27.00
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Bolt Action – Tactics for German halftrack mounted platoons

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Panzer scouts have finally hit the table and even played through their first two day Bolt Action event, taking the ‘Best Axis General’ award of the weekend and 2nd place overall. In this instalment I’ll give you the theory on the army list construction as well as the tactics I employed on the table. These tactics will be useful for anyone running an army with a few armoured transports for their infantry.

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Warlord Games Newsletter

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

Warlord Games mid-week article, feature and release round-up…

Welcome to the Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletter, featuring all this week’s hobby activity and latest articles.
Jan & Feb have been hard so you deserve to treat yourself! Get your Test of Honour bundle available for pre order today…

Special Minatures

In depth look:

With the pre-orders of our new samurai game Test of Honour rushing in, lets take a look at the bonus models included in the offer…

Assemble Your Clan!

Modelling tips:

Tips and tricks for assembling and converting the plastic samurai and ashigaru from Test of Honour.

Samurai Glossary

Do you know your Saihai from your Wakizashi:

Take a moment to learn all of the important samurai vocabulary so you can converse in a truly heroic style!

Hobby:

Matt from the breslau1945 blog shows us exactly how to get those tanks justright.

Hobby:

Pasha shows us how to paint the desert Zigzag camouflage and a few other techniques!

Hobby:

Andy Singleton presents an amazingly themed army with plenty of conversion goodness!

Concord Weapons!

Part 2:

Weapons of the Concord Combined Command by roving UWC reporter Tim Bancroft

Lets Make!

YouTube Video:

In this tutorial, the Terrain Tutor covers the basics for swamps, marshes & boggy ground scenery for your wargaming table.

Live stream!

Real-Time Video:

Antares player, James Wappel, used Facebook Live to stream his freehand painting of Algoryn!

HQ Nottingham Event:

Come on over to Nottingham for a cracking good event and show your skills on the battlefield. Hurry only a few tickets left!

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SdKfz 251/10 AusfD. 3.7cm PaK half track

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

Another vehicle finished for Bolt action ,this time the Warlord plastic SdKfz 251/10 AusfD. 3.7cm PaK half track that came in the Band of Brothers starter set I recieved at Christmas ,a really nice kit to build and paint with lots of bits to put o…

Bolt Action – Review: Warlord Games IS-3

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

The IS-3 is arguably the most advanced tank of WW2 and is one of the last tanks developed during the war to see the battlefield. Though it might have seen action as part of Soviet forces in Manchuria after the German capitulation, it is not even clear if this beast of a tank ever saw actual combat during World War Two. Warlord Games makes a resin model for this tank, and as a lover of big tanks, I was excited to get my grubby paws on one!
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Daily Chronicle: Weekend Roundup 2/24-26/2017

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

Since nothing was actually completed this past weekend, I thought I’d do a recap of the progress for the some of the projects I am working on. On Friday night I was able to mostly finish my sons US 76mm Sherman Tank for his United States Bolt Acti…