Bolt Action

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 5th, 2016
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Well, the fellows over at Warlord Games sure have a lot to say about Bolt Action right now. They’ve got two special deals going and four new releases. If you’re looking for some new vehicles for your forces, there’s quite possibly something for you....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 19th, 2016
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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not exactly the most up-to-date when it comes to technology. I only just got a smartphone about a year ago. I don’t own a tablet of any form. That being said, I do know a lot of people are carrying around such devices with them all the time now, and [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 8th, 2016
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Warlord Games is getting into the swing of the new year in a big way for Bolt Action. They’ve got two new pre-orders up on their website as well as a bunch of bundle deals, for those of you that like getting big sets of minis all in one swoop....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 17th, 2015
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There are several names that just stand out from WWII. Sure, Hitler, Churchill, Stalin, and such. But other names such as Monty and Rommel are almost as well known. Their actions across North Africa are as much a part of the overall story of WWII as The Battle of the Bulge and Stalingrad. Well, Bolt ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 16th, 2015
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Not everyone enjoys painting. I know, some of you out there that love painting more than anything just gasped. But honestly, not everyone enjoys it. I could say that I fit into that boat. Sure, we can all appreciate a well-painted figure, but we don’t always want to be the one to have painted i...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 11th, 2015
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It’s a bit of a blitzkrieg of new releases for Bolt Action that Warlord Games is putting out today. There’s some new Germans, there’s some new Americans, and they finish with the Finnish, at least in terms of minis. There’s also new painting guides to make sure your figures lo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 4th, 2015
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Warlord Games has a bunch of new releases and a pre-order up for Bolt Action. Whether you want to play as the Americans or the Germans (or the Germans pretending to be Americans), there’s some new options for you over in the Warlord Games webshop....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 24th, 2015
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As we know, Thanksgiving is coming up in just a couple days (the turkey I have at home is ready to head into the brine). Though it’s a North American holiday (even if Canada celebrated last month), the whole world is seeing it as the start to the holiday shopping season. So, though they’r...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Nov 21st, 2015
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Saturday. Just let that sink in. Saturday. So wonderful. Anyway, being Saturday, we’ve got our Review Roundup. Today we’ve got articles on: Frontier Stations, Breaker Blocks, City Hall, Above and Below, WWE Superstar Showdown, Raid & Trade, Firefly Kalidasa Expansion, Betrayal at Cal...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 20th, 2015
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You know, when people say, “I want to drive a Porsche” I doubt most of them are thinking about this. However, I know that there’s at least one person I can think of that’s thinking exactly this sort of thing. Warlord Games has released their new King Tiger tank with Porsche tu...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 23rd, 2015
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Having a single vehicle that’s able to do several jobs can really help out in combat. Sure, a specialized tank might be able to do one thing really well, but if you have a really versatile piece of equipment out there, you might be able to get several jobs done almost at once. That’s the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 16th, 2015
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Warlord Games takes you to both theaters of the war in this set of releases, but the subject matter (beyond just “World War II”) is much the same. Artillery is the name of the game today. We’ve got a mortar carrier truck used by the Americans in Europe and a couple field pieces used...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 9th, 2015
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I’ve recently been watching some WWII documentaries (WWII in HD and WWII From Space, to name them specifically). As someone with a history degree, I took plenty of classes that covered WWII in some capacity (though I’d never taken any classes specifically on WWII). I always knew the fight...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 2nd, 2015
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Warlord Games is taking Bolt Action on a tropical holiday. Well, I’m sure those that fought didn’t think it was a tropical holiday. For those that want to play your games recreating the island-hopping warfare in the Far-Eastern Front, there’s a couple new releases available for you....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 25th, 2015
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Friday! Woo! *tosses papers in the air* *remembers that there’s still a good half of the day left* *scrambles to try and put all those thrown papers back in order* *has his boss lean in and say, “Polar Bear! Do you have those TPS reports all set and ready for the presentation? It’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 18th, 2015
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Tanks. Armored Cars. Halftracks. Trucks. Troop Transports. A lot of people really get into the machines of war. The rules for Bolt Action allow you to run armored companies as your force and Warlord Games is helping you do that with a special deal on certain kits....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 15th, 2015
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Europe may not be the biggest continent, but it’d still be a pain if you had to walk everywhere. That goes extra if you’re in a hurry. And during WWII, a lot of people were in a hurry a lot of the time. To help move men and equipment around, the Germans used a lot […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 14th, 2015
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Even the smallest artillery can have a big impact on the battlefield (no pun intended). That extra bit of firepower can turn the tide of a fight, and the Germans certainly had various artillery pieces at their disposal during WWII. One of them was the 75mm light infantry gun. This was a short-barrele...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 11th, 2015
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Well, the time has come. You can now Finnish your Bolt Action collection via the Build An Army deal program. Yes, I stand behind that joke, no matter how terrible it might be. But really, Warlord Games has added the Finnish forces to their army deal program. So just build your army using the menus [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 4th, 2015
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*looks at the weather forecast* Hmm… 20% chance of falling Germans… The Fallschirmjager (German paratroops) starter army is now available for Bolt Action from Warlord Games. You’re gonna need more than your standard-issue umbrella....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 22nd, 2015
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Welcome back to Saturday, everyone. With any luck, you’re having some fun gaming with friends, or will be having such fun soon. I mean… it’s Saturday. Gaming is just what you do! But at the moment, what we are doing is looking at some review from the past week. This batch we have re...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 14th, 2015
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*gets out an umbrella because it’s soon to be raining Germans* Warlord Games has started taking pre-orders for their new Falshirmjager starter army. This new box set will get you all the airborn German forces you could want, including several figures that will be in this set long before they...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 12th, 2015
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WWI saw the first widespread use of aircraft in battle. It’s something to remember that powered flight was achieved only a few years before the conflict broke out. WWII really saw aircraft come into their own. No longer just a novelty or a side-act to the ground battles, aircraft were a major p...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 11th, 2015
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The next supplement for Bolt Action is available for pre-order over on the Warlord Games website. Far from the rolling fields and temperate forests of continental Europe, this book takes you to the sand, seas, and surf of the Pacific theater of the war. And, of course, if you pre-order from Warlord, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 24th, 2015
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Sometimes you just need a bigger gun. Thankfully, Warlord Games is here to help you out (if you force of choice is the British, at least this time around). They have released their new 18/25pdr gun and limber for Bolt Action. Badaboom!...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 24th, 2015
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Warlord Games loves to give you various exclusive miniatures. Whenever they come out with a new rulebook, you can bet that there’s going to be an exclusive mini if you order it right from them. But that’s ordering directly from them. What about to get you out and to the LGS to play some g...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 22nd, 2015
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Warlord Games is giving you an opportunity to get into one of their game systems with their Summer Sizzling Starter Sale (holy alliteration, Batman!). Pick up the rulebook for one of their various systems and you can get a plastic box set from that system for free....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 20th, 2015
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The Bolt Action Summer Campaign has its registration open now. If you want to be part of the worldwide online campaign, go sign up, as well as making sure your friends sign up. Got someone who’s interested in Bolt Action but isn’t sure where to start? Warlord Games can help with that, too...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 13th, 2015
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We’re slowly working our way backward through time with our new stories from Warlord Games today. this story takes us from the sci-fi future back to WWII. Warlord Games has started taking pre-orders for their new Panzer III kit for Bolt Action. The can be assembled to represent the Ausf J, L, M...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 10th, 2015
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The Second World War so much technological and tactical advances that it is broken up into early, mid, and late-war eras for both historical study and (more importantly to the theme of this website) for gaming. Granted, it’s not the only war that’s broken up like that, but it’s the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 9th, 2015
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Warlord Games’ Summer Offensive is almost upon us. This multi-week event for Bolt Action will allow players to track their games and have the totals be seen the world over, as each army vies to take over the map. The launch of the campaign is just a couple weeks away and Warlord Games gives us ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 7th, 2015
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An army is no good if you can’t get it to go anywhere. If it’s just sitting in one place, or walking around on foot (or skateboards or whatever), it’s not going to be a very effective fighting force. To get their soldiers where they needed to be, the Germans tended to go with the [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 6th, 2015
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Warlord Games has expanded their Build An Army and Get a Free Tank deal to the Japanese faction for Bolt Action. It’s pretty simple, just click on their Build An Army program (formerly their Army Builder program, but, y’know, copyrights and all) and create yourself a force. Boom! Free tan...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 26th, 2015
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Tanks drive just as easily backwards as they do forwards. They’re like a locomotive that way. They’re just as happy to be thrown into reverse and just go. This fact really came in handy when the British were looking for a way to get their 17-pdr anti-tank gun some more speed and mobility ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Warlord Games loves having sales over on their website. It seems I’m always posting up notices about sprue deals or extra, free minis, or some sort of special going on. This post is one of those announcements. Warlord Games has created an Army Builder tool for Bolt Action. Via a series of menus...