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Warlord Games – Newsletter

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

Warlord Games Friday newsletter…

Get up close to Royalty!

The King Tiger, the pinnacle of German armament, a tank so deadly that barely anything within the Allies arsenal could stop it. Your King Tiger Zug is now available ready to pre-order.

Incoming Drone Support!

The C3 Concord unveils the latest in drone engineering, introducing the C3M407 Close support drone…
…and the C3D2 Medium support drone now equipped with either compression or fractal cannons!

Weekend Reading Material!

Unravel the mysteries surrounding the drone rebellion and learn to either conquer or destroy its power…with Chryseis Shard now available as a PDF!
Full of diverse and detailed content, Wargames Illustrated is a must have for any wargamer and this issue dedicated to Dunkirk is no exception.
Delve into the jungles of New Guinea in the latest issue for September and explore many hidden gems held within its pages

Limited Supply!

Panther Ausf A 
£15.00 £20.00
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Sd.Kfz 251/1 ausf D 
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M18 Hellcat
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M8/M20 Greyhound
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Tiger I Ausf. E
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Sd.Kfz 222 
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M3 Stuart
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Cromwell Cruiser
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Puma Sd.Kfz 234/2 
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M10 Tank Destroyer
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M3A1 Half-track
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Sherman V
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Featured Products!

Come and celebrate 10 years of Warlord! Tickets for Warlord Games Day 2017 on 14th & 15th October, here at Nottingham HQ, are now on sale!
Alongside the World of Tanks crew and the glorious Warlord tanks on display, Blood Red Skies will also be featured at GenCon 50 this weekend!

So make sure you check it out and ask the Warlord Demo Team for a peek at our upcoming game system!

Announcement!

Warlord Games is delighted to announce its acquisition of the Saxon Miniatures Dark Ages range from History Maker.

Coming 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

Bolt Action – Wintercon – After Event Report

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

Recently I attended Wintercon in Canberra, Australia for our midyear convention. For those that are not aware Canberra gets cold in winter with temperatures dropping to -8 degrees Celsius at times. Naturally Wintercon generally just attracts local gamers used to the cold however a smattering of hard core players from the warmer states did attend this year. In saying all that we had a healthy turn out of 24 players  competing in a five game 1250 open event format over two days.

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I just need to make a call…

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

So you are trying to set the scene for Operational Sea Lion games for Bolt Action. One of the challenges has been finding British scenery. If you were playing in 20mm then there was a whole model railway scene for an English landscape. However if you went down the 15mm (or the 28mm) road then … Continue reading “I just need to make a call…”

Warlord Games – Newsletter

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

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

Limited Numbers!

Celebrate all things heavy metal for the upcoming Tank War with selected vehicles available at up to 25% off! Plus we have some great value bundles for you:
Build your tank war forces for the early war.
The NEW plastic Opel Blitz, complete with NEW plastic seated troops!
And if you want your late war divisions then we’ll have more options coming soon!
Chris Brown’s ‘Companies in Bolt Action’, is a series where he breaks down the real world organisations and applies them to Bolt Action.
Our friends over at Beasts of War take a look at the new MK III Armadillo for Bolt Action…
In this tutorial, The War Gamer shows you how to paint a member of Firelock Storming party in the colours of Prince Rupert’s Blewcoats!

Thursday 10th August 1940

Friday 11th August 1940

Monday 14th August 1940

Tuesday 15th August 1940

Wednesday 16th August 1940

August Events
September Events

Coming Soon…

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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.

Prussia ’44

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

The family weekend was a success, the weather was not too promising but it came good for Saturday and especially Sunday, our sports day, which only went to prove if you are an old geezer like me you should not try to pretend you are a young gazelle.Uns…

Bolt Action Battle Report (1200 points) – British vs German

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

In today’s Bolt Action Battle Report, 1200 points worth of Germans take on the British in a Late War battle over a little town. Check out this table. Just stunning!Check out this gaming table. Simply Beautiful!!!The ArmiesMy opponent tonight is Jeremy …

Zee Germanz!!! (+ zee zombie dragon)

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

Heyah,Once again I’ve managed to slap some paint on toy soliders, this time it German tank destroyer: Jagdpanzer 38(t) a.k.a. Hetzer.It’s special piece because this sneaky bastard it birthday gift for my brother – painting that is, the model itself arr…

Bolt Action – Force Adjustments for 500 point games

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

Our club has recently developed a real taste for smaller 500 point BA games on club nights.  This allow a game to be very leisurely played and placed up inside 90 mins – important as we play at a pub so this allows additional eating, drinking and …

Bolt Action – Force Adjustments for 500 point games

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

Our club has recently developed a real taste for smaller 500 point BA games on club nights.  This allow a game to be very leisurely played and placed up inside 90 mins – important as we play at a pub so this allows additional eating, drinking and …

Warlord Games – Friday Newsletter

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

Warlord Games usual Friday newsletter…

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

It’z It’z an Opel Blitz!

Providing transport for the German army from the Blitzkrieg and on into Russia comes the new plastic Opel Blitz, that can also be made as the Eastern front workhorse – the Maultier!

Australian Matilda MkII tank!

Grinding forward through the jungle, the Matilda MkII is ready to engage any threat.

P-40E Tomahawk!

Prowling through skies over the Pacific comes the P-40E Tomahawk.

The Polish Army in 1939!

Brush up on your early war with this in-depth, highly detailed & well-researched account of The Polish Army in 1939 by Vincent W. Rospond.

 

Has this inspired you to make a Polish force? Check out our range here!

It’s time to celebrate!

Come and celebrate 10 years of Warlord! Tickets for Warlord Games Day 2017 on 14th & 15th October, here at Nottingham HQ, are now on sale!

Doctor Who!

The last remaining immortal in the universe joins the fray…
Hire your mercenary group, the Ogrons.

Antares Rulebook Special Offer!

Save £22/$35, introduce a friend or catch up to date yourself with all the background and the necessary rules for Rick Priestley’s ‘Beyond the Gates of Antares’ with this essential book bundle!
Small Village House – High
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Community House
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Woven Palm Style Village House
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Outpost
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Planked Style Village House
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Watch Tower
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The Primus Shard club is holding a Boot Camp charity day – 9th September. With the proceeds going to 2 great charities!
Infamous Wargaming hosts a Test of Honour Campaign Day at Warlord Games HQ – 30th September. Limited to 40 places & nearly sold out), it’s time to get yours!
Warlord Games reaches its 10th anniversary and is proud to announce that we can at last present to you a whopping 2-day extravaganza of activities, seminars and participation games!

Coming soon…

Gear up for Tank War as the Heavy Tiger II is heading our way in strikingly detailed plastic, complete with both Henschel & Porshe turret variants!
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.

Bolt Action -New Guinea Campaign

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

I have just recieved a nice present from my lovely partner ,the new Warlord New Guinea campaign army set ,a box full of nice toys and a really useful campaign book .The book as usual for Bolt Action is full of colour pictures of painted models,plates f…

Bolt Action Patrol Scenario – Roadblock!

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

Brit Paras defend a roadblock, aided by the thematic dice bag

That wily Herr Flick of the Gestapo is a cunning chap!  Last week he was bagged by the Red Devils before he could divulge the information he obtained from interrogating General Urquart regarding the tea and biscuit supply caches supporting Monty’s 21st Army Group.  

Now it seems that the wily Boche agent, seeing that his capture was imminent, scrawled the details of at least one of the supply dumps on the wall of the villa in which he was ensconced. A rag-tag Kampfgruppe has been dispatched to destroy it, but the men of the Airborne Brigade once again stand in their way…

This was another 500 point Patrol game – the Roadblock Scenario from OP SEALION.  I took my standard 3 vet squad British Airborne list against club buddy Steve’s German list.  This was the first time I had played BA with Steve and his list was quite atypical from what I have faced before.  He had a Veteran 5 man squad with Assault Rifles, 2 Regular Heer Squads, a wonderfully characterful though inexperienced Kriegsmarine Squad and an inexperienced MMG team in support.  It was a lot of targets to shoot at.
Stephen’s wonderful Kriegsmarine squad – I had a morale dilemma shooting at them (at first)

I was set up with 2 veteran squads in position at the barricade and they would prove typically difficult to dislodge. Steve pushed hard down my right flank, leading with his cannon fodder sailor squad (which it pained me to shoot at), followed by his better troops. From the start my dice were very good, the sniper taking out the MMG and the LMG from another squad the next turn, and my medium mortar was devastating once it ranged in on Turn 3.  The handfuls of dice that the four SMGs in each of my squads threw out once in range were most useful too (very useful of the smaller 4 x 4 playing area).

Jerry grabs the road block – but can he hold onto it?

Nevertheless, Steve cleverly used the available cover (including his less valuable troops!) and in Turn 6 assaulted the roadblock, eliminating the Paras holding it to contest the objective and draw the game.  Unfortunately for him, a Turn 7 then ensued and my reserves eliminated his forward elements, while my mortar dropped a final salvo on his beleaguered regulars and routed the last Germans from the field.

A fun game but perhaps the scenario was a little unbalanced by our use of open force selection – those Brit Paras were just too tough for Steve to dislodge in an equal points game.  Perhaps another 20% of force to the Germans to account for the scenario would balance it better.

Love love LOVE this model and how Stephen painted him.
He is the ginger Captain Haddock of the Third Reich!
A lot more comfortable in his U-Boat than the trenches though :-)

While my dashing Red Devils are serving me well, I have been playing them since 2014 and I need to change it up a bit and get some variety.  I am going to play about with some lists now to do something different, drop some points and get an armoured car into the mix.  At the same time, one of the other club guys is going to try a Hanomag focused force which at 500 points will be challenging to counter.  

Overall, its an interesting shift in gaming approach for me – I have always gone with historical ORBATs and this is the first time I have ever tried to optimise a force within a point limits disregarding that entirely.  In any event, it demonstrates the utility of the BA system and simply dropping to 500 points is giving this game an entirely new feel and lease of life with us.  More to follow!

Bolt Action Patrol Scenario – Roadblock!

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

Brit Paras defend a roadblock, aided by the thematic dice bag

That wily Herr Flick of the Gestapo is a cunning chap!  Last week he was bagged by the Red Devils before he could divulge the information he obtained from interrogating General Urquart regarding the tea and biscuit supply caches supporting Monty’s 21st Army Group.  

Now it seems that the wily Boche agent, seeing that his capture was imminent, scrawled the details of at least one of the supply dumps on the wall of the villa in which he was ensconced. A rag-tag Kampfgruppe has been dispatched to destroy it, but the men of the Airborne Brigade once again stand in their way…

This was another 500 point Patrol game – the Roadblock Scenario from OP SEALION.  I took my standard 3 vet squad British Airborne list against club buddy Steve’s German list.  This was the first time I had played BA with Steve and his list was quite atypical from what I have faced before.  He had a Veteran 5 man squad with Assault Rifles, 2 Regular Heer Squads, a wonderfully characterful though inexperienced Kriegsmarine Squad and an inexperienced MMG team in support.  It was a lot of targets to shoot at.
Stephen’s wonderful Kriegsmarine squad – I had a morale dilemma shooting at them (at first)

I was set up with 2 veteran squads in position at the barricade and they would prove typically difficult to dislodge. Steve pushed hard down my right flank, leading with his cannon fodder sailor squad (which it pained me to shoot at), followed by his better troops. From the start my dice were very good, the sniper taking out the MMG and the LMG from another squad the next turn, and my medium mortar was devastating once it ranged in on Turn 3.  The handfuls of dice that the four SMGs in each of my squads threw out once in range were most useful too (very useful of the smaller 4 x 4 playing area).

Jerry grabs the road block – but can he hold onto it?

Nevertheless, Steve cleverly used the available cover (including his less valuable troops!) and in Turn 6 assaulted the roadblock, eliminating the Paras holding it to contest the objective and draw the game.  Unfortunately for him, a Turn 7 then ensued and my reserves eliminated his forward elements, while my mortar dropped a final salvo on his beleaguered regulars and routed the last Germans from the field.

A fun game but perhaps the scenario was a little unbalanced by our use of open force selection – those Brit Paras were just too tough for Steve to dislodge in an equal points game.  Perhaps another 20% of force to the Germans to account for the scenario would balance it better.

Love love LOVE this model and how Stephen painted him.
He is the ginger Captain Haddock of the Third Reich!
A lot more comfortable in his U-Boat than the trenches though :-)

While my dashing Red Devils are serving me well, I have been playing them since 2014 and I need to change it up a bit and get some variety.  I am going to play about with some lists now to do something different, drop some points and get an armoured car into the mix.  At the same time, one of the other club guys is going to try a Hanomag focused force which at 500 points will be challenging to counter.  

Overall, its an interesting shift in gaming approach for me – I have always gone with historical ORBATs and this is the first time I have ever tried to optimise a force within a point limits disregarding that entirely.  In any event, it demonstrates the utility of the BA system and simply dropping to 500 points is giving this game an entirely new feel and lease of life with us.  More to follow!

The Ghost Army Podcast Episode 27

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

In this content-laden episode of the Ghost Army Podcast Brad, Bryan, and Seamus are joined by Mark Barber. Mark is the author of the No. 47 Royal Marine Commando list, the Battle of the Bulge campaign book, and of course the forthcoming Papua New Guine…

The Ghost Army Podcast Episode 27

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

In this content-laden episode of the Ghost Army Podcast Brad, Bryan, and Seamus are joined by Mark Barber. Mark is the author of the No. 47 Royal Marine Commando list, the Battle of the Bulge campaign book, and of course the forthcoming Papua New Guine…

Guards Brigade on the move!

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

With the upcoming release of Battlegroup: Market Garden later this year I thought I would expend my British Army a bit from the Airborne and start some new vehicles to represent the XXX Corps drive north to Arnhem.  Here are the first few complete…

Guards Brigade on the move!

Posted on August 6th, 2017 under . Posted by

With the upcoming release of Battlegroup: Market Garden later this year I thought I would expend my British Army a bit from the Airborne and start some new vehicles to represent the XXX Corps drive north to Arnhem.  Here are the first few complete…

Warlord Games – Friday Newsletter

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

The latest releases and features from Warlord Games…

Australian units available to order!

Leading the Australian forces into the heart of the enemy is the new Australian Officer team
Sweeping through the Pacific jungle is the new Jungle Division infantry section.
Forming the backbone of the Australian forces is the new Australian Militia infantry section.
Scouting the front lines is the new Papuan Infantry Battalion section, setting up traps and performing stealthy reconnaissance, most definitely the kind of chaps you’d want on your side!
Providing support to the Australian ground troops is the PIAT and anti-tank rifle teams.
Supporting the main force are the new flamethrower, light mortar and sniper teams.
Protecting the flank of the main force is the new Australian medium machine gun.
Setting up within the dense Pacific forests is the new Australian medium mortar team.
Providing dedicated anti-tank fire, the short 25-pdr shreds enemy armour.

New Guinea Shipping Now!

The New Guinea campaign book is shipping now. It’s pakced with content, including a whole new army list, new units, rules, scenarios, threatres and much more!
World of Tanks will be at Gencon this year! Blood Red Skies will be flying high at Gencon as demo games will be available as well!
Check out the World of Tanks livestream of them announcing their trip to Gencon and their unboxing the two Bolt Action starter sets, Armoured Fury and Band of Brothers!
One of everything and the currently unreleased Matilda II!
A quick and competitive force, grab this to get going!

Coming soon!

The Primus Shard club is holding a Boot Camp charity day with the proceeds going to 2 great charities!

Copyright © 2017 Warlord Games, All rights reserved.

Warlord Games – Friday Newsletter

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

The latest releases and features from Warlord Games…

Australian units available to order!

Leading the Australian forces into the heart of the enemy is the new Australian Officer team
Sweeping through the Pacific jungle is the new Jungle Division infantry section.
Forming the backbone of the Australian forces is the new Australian Militia infantry section.
Scouting the front lines is the new Papuan Infantry Battalion section, setting up traps and performing stealthy reconnaissance, most definitely the kind of chaps you’d want on your side!
Providing support to the Australian ground troops is the PIAT and anti-tank rifle teams.
Supporting the main force are the new flamethrower, light mortar and sniper teams.
Protecting the flank of the main force is the new Australian medium machine gun.
Setting up within the dense Pacific forests is the new Australian medium mortar team.
Providing dedicated anti-tank fire, the short 25-pdr shreds enemy armour.

New Guinea Shipping Now!

The New Guinea campaign book is shipping now. It’s pakced with content, including a whole new army list, new units, rules, scenarios, threatres and much more!
World of Tanks will be at Gencon this year! Blood Red Skies will be flying high at Gencon as demo games will be available as well!
Check out the World of Tanks livestream of them announcing their trip to Gencon and their unboxing the two Bolt Action starter sets, Armoured Fury and Band of Brothers!
One of everything and the currently unreleased Matilda II!
A quick and competitive force, grab this to get going!

Coming soon!

The Primus Shard club is holding a Boot Camp charity day with the proceeds going to 2 great charities!

Copyright © 2017 Warlord Games, All rights reserved.

Bolt Action Road to Victory!

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

C-Bax’s Road to Victory campaign set is an excellent way to change up your Bolt Action games, check them out here if you haven’t already! Recently, we took a stroll through the campaign from a newcomer’s point of view and if you didn’t read Community Member Rob’s write up, you can find it here. This week, we’re going to look at the other side of the coin and take a look at the campaign from a veteran player’s point of view. This Community article comes to us from our good friend in Texas, Tyler Wallace. Tyler recently had a chat with us about Americans, and North Africa in particular, on the Ghost Army Podcast (Episode 26, here). In this write up, we get to hear about his experience with the campaign, and get to see some pictures of his snazzy Americans. I must apologize to Tyler for taking so long to get this posted. Thanks for your patience, brother.

Without further ado, or further links, here’s Tyler’s article!

__________________________________________________________________

A Veteran’s Perspective

I recently began a campaign with my cousin using the Road to Victory campaign rules from the Bolt Action Alliance. Joel is more of a casual player. But we both love history so, it’s fun to have an opportunity to play a historical game together.

Road to Victory, I discovered, is an excellent way for more experienced gamers to play fun games with casual players like my cousin (granted one of you owns multiple armies with a variety of units.) Not only are the units easier to digest for the newer players but they can also try their hand at list building in a way that won’t seem as overwhelming. Usually, when I play against a new/inexperienced player I end up having to make two generic lists in order to teach them the basics. However with Road to Victory, Joel and I had almost as much fun building the lists, and rolling for random units as we did playing the game itself.

Since the PDF is free to download, I won’t talk much about the actual mechanics. You can check that out for yourself. Below is a report of our lists, and how the battle progressed.

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Bolt Action Road to Victory!

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

C-Bax’s Road to Victory campaign set is an excellent way to change up your Bolt Action games, check them out here if you haven’t already! Recently, we took a stroll through the campaign from a newcomer’s point of view and if you didn’t read Community Member Rob’s write up, you can find it here. This week, we’re going to look at the other side of the coin and take a look at the campaign from a veteran player’s point of view. This Community article comes to us from our good friend in Texas, Tyler Wallace. Tyler recently had a chat with us about Americans, and North Africa in particular, on the Ghost Army Podcast (Episode 26, here). In this write up, we get to hear about his experience with the campaign, and get to see some pictures of his snazzy Americans. I must apologize to Tyler for taking so long to get this posted. Thanks for your patience, brother.

Without further ado, or further links, here’s Tyler’s article!

__________________________________________________________________

A Veteran’s Perspective

I recently began a campaign with my cousin using the Road to Victory campaign rules from the Bolt Action Alliance. Joel is more of a casual player. But we both love history so, it’s fun to have an opportunity to play a historical game together.

Road to Victory, I discovered, is an excellent way for more experienced gamers to play fun games with casual players like my cousin (granted one of you owns multiple armies with a variety of units.) Not only are the units easier to digest for the newer players but they can also try their hand at list building in a way that won’t seem as overwhelming. Usually, when I play against a new/inexperienced player I end up having to make two generic lists in order to teach them the basics. However with Road to Victory, Joel and I had almost as much fun building the lists, and rolling for random units as we did playing the game itself.

Since the PDF is free to download, I won’t talk much about the actual mechanics. You can check that out for yourself. Below is a report of our lists, and how the battle progressed.

Read more »

Bolt Action Patrol Scenario – Capture Herr Flick!

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Odin’s Night at the pub in action!
Last week we saw British General Urquart captured by the
Germans, interrogated by the vile Herr Flick of the Gestapo and subsequently rescued by the dapper Red Devils of the Airborne Brigade. 
However, before his rescue the General was subjected to unspeakable
torture (some of their operas last for days you know) and forced to reveal the
location of all the tea and biscuit dumps supporting the British invasion
forces.  

Herr Flick is racing to his
masters to hand over this key information; if the Luftwaffe can bomb the
pivotal tea logistics nodes, the invasion will undoubtedly grind to a halt –
Herr Flick must be stopped at all costs!


Herr Flick loiters with friends in the Gestapo safe house

Time to call in the men of the…





This was be a 500 point patrol game using the Capture
Churchill scenario from OP SEALION. Defending Gestapo HQ was Slowpainter John
and his Gebirgsjager.  This was their
first tabletop outing after being painted rather wonderfully by Patch of WWPD
fame.




John’s lovely Gebirgsjagers
Her Flick started in a small building in the centre of the
table, covered by a sniper team and with an infantry squad outside.  The first two gliders dropped in and two
British para teams took up station on the North and South sides of the
house.  Gunfire was exchanged,
eliminating the sniper team, and decimating the German infantry in the open.

As the next two British gliders dropped in, the paras dashed
into the building to take Herr Flick prisoner, but he would not go so quietly
as that.  His chattering schmisser gunned
down all the tommies as he laughed maniacally but with Teutonic poise (John
rolled a double six for 2 kills, while I only managed one).  Herr Flick was obviously considered a top
agent for a reason, and not a man to be trifled with!
“Think you can take me Tommies? Dummkof!”
As the British support team set up to the West of the house,
German reinforcements put pressure on the para security, wiping out the sniper and mortar teams without breaking a sweat

John’s Mountain troops roll up my left flank, but will they get to the cottage in time to save Herr Flick?

It was all down to Corporal
‘Squizzy’ Taylor’s third section.
 
Stepping over the still warm corpses of their brethren from No 1
section, Squizzy’s boys were able to put Herr Flick ‘into the bag’ before
scarpering out the back door.
  More
Gebirgsjager appeared from the west, mopping up the para support elements, but
Squizzy and his mean were able to move off sharpish before the German mountain
troops could catch them.


“Right – lets try this again, shall we?”
“Home in time for tea and medals lads!”

“Unfortunately, this means the Russian Front for us Kommeraden…”

A fun and quick game – I was lucky to get away when I did,
having taken more casualties than John but being in a better position to
achieve the scenario objectives.
  We were
playing on a a slightly small table too (3.5 x 3.5) which likely helped me a
bit too.
  Really loving these small games
for club night.
  I think a small vehicle
(recon jeep, motorcycle with sidecar and LMG) would be a great next step.

Bolt Action Patrol Scenario – Capture Herr Flick!

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Odin’s Night at the pub in action!
Last week we saw British General Urquart captured by the
Germans, interrogated by the vile Herr Flick of the Gestapo and subsequently rescued by the dapper Red Devils of the Airborne Brigade. 
However, before his rescue the General was subjected to unspeakable
torture (some of their operas last for days you know) and forced to reveal the
location of all the tea and biscuit dumps supporting the British invasion
forces.  

Herr Flick is racing to his
masters to hand over this key information; if the Luftwaffe can bomb the
pivotal tea logistics nodes, the invasion will undoubtedly grind to a halt –
Herr Flick must be stopped at all costs!


Herr Flick loiters with friends in the Gestapo safe house

Time to call in the men of the…


This was a 500 point patrol game using the Capture
Churchill scenario from OP SEALION. Defending Gestapo HQ was Slowpainter John
and his Gebirgsjager.  This was their
first tabletop outing after being painted rather wonderfully by Patch of WWPD
fame.

John’s lovely Gebirgsjagers
Her Flick started in a small building in the centre of the
table, covered by a sniper team and with an infantry squad outside.  The first two gliders dropped in and two
British para teams took up station on the North and South sides of the
house.  Gunfire was exchanged,
eliminating the sniper team, and decimating the German infantry in the open.

As the next two British gliders dropped in, the paras dashed
into the building to take Herr Flick prisoner, but he would not go so quietly
as that.  His chattering schmisser gunned
down all the tommies as he laughed maniacally but with Teutonic poise (John
rolled a double six for 2 kills, while I only managed one).  Herr Flick was obviously considered a top
agent for a reason, and not a man to be trifled with!
“Think you can take me Tommies? Dummkof!”
As the British support team set up to the West of the house,
German reinforcements put pressure on the para security, wiping out the sniper and mortar teams without breaking a sweat

John’s Mountain troops roll up my left flank, but will they get to the cottage in time to save Herr Flick?

It was all down to Corporal
‘Squizzy’ Taylor’s third section.
 
Stepping over the still warm corpses of their brethren from No 1
section, Squizzy’s boys were able to put Herr Flick ‘into the bag’ before
scarpering out the back door.
  More
Gebirgsjager appeared from the west, mopping up the para support elements, but
Squizzy and his mean were able to move off sharpish before the German mountain
troops could catch them.


“Right – lets try this again, shall we?”
“Home in time for tea and medals lads!”

“Unfortunately, this means the Russian Front for us Kommeraden…”

A fun and quick game – I was lucky to get away when I did,
having taken more casualties than John but being in a better position to
achieve the scenario objectives.
  We were
playing on a a slightly small table too (3.5 x 3.5) which likely helped me a
bit too.
  Really loving these small games
for club night.
  I think a small vehicle
(recon jeep, motorcycle with sidecar and LMG) would be a great next step.

Warlord Games – Newsletter

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Warlord Games mid-week newsletter…

Welcome to the Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletter, featuring all this week’s hobby and other wargaming news.
Andy Zeck gets his paintbrush and stopwatch out to get these Marines done in double time!
Dr Rick Hudson dissects the Javanese Tribesmen… And places them onto the Bolt Action battlefield!
US Warlorder Jon Russell brings some history and a little character to the table with new Eagle eyed US recruits for the invasion of Britain!
Chris Brown reveals his third instalment of building  ‘Companies in Bolt Action’.
TheWarGamer: Converting Chinese Nationalists.
Jon Harrington’s Journey through the Gates of Antares continues into terrain…
Hobby: Wayne Clayton decided to attempt to build a space ship from scratch!
August Events
Chris Brown is off on his holidays in a rather plush coach, join him on a battlefield tour in 2018

Friday 28th July 1940

Monday 31st July 1940

Tuesday 1st
August 1940

Wednesday 2nd August 1940

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

Warlord Games mid-week newsletter…

Welcome to the Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletter, featuring all this week’s hobby and other wargaming news.
Andy Zeck gets his paintbrush and stopwatch out to get these Marines done in double time!
Dr Rick Hudson dissects the Javanese Tribesmen… And places them onto the Bolt Action battlefield!
US Warlorder Jon Russell brings some history and a little character to the table with new Eagle eyed US recruits for the invasion of Britain!
Chris Brown reveals his third instalment of building  ‘Companies in Bolt Action’.
TheWarGamer: Converting Chinese Nationalists.
Jon Harrington’s Journey through the Gates of Antares continues into terrain…
Hobby: Wayne Clayton decided to attempt to build a space ship from scratch!
August Events
Chris Brown is off on his holidays in a rather plush coach, join him on a battlefield tour in 2018

Friday 28th July 1940

Monday 31st July 1940

Tuesday 1st
August 1940

Wednesday 2nd August 1940

Good afternoon pilots, at ease! Now, today’s mission is to understand how we get our crates into the air and prepared for combat in Blood Red Skies, settle back and observe these tutorials
Start Your Battle For Britain.
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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.