Bolt Action

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 11th, 2017
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The final part of the war in Europe during WWII was the Allies getting ready to head to Germany, itself. The D-Day landing had been successful. Paris had been liberated. Now it was time to head to Berlin. It wasn’t going to be an easy trek, of course, as the Germans were falling back on [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 10th, 2017
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You’ve quite possibly gotten your order in for the previous Chindit sets that Warlord Games released for Bolt Action. Well, now it’s time to expand your forces out with some new kits. They’re now taking orders for an HQ unit, some heavy weapon crews, and characters. They’ve al...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 28th, 2017
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When we look back on history, it’s only natural to come up with “what if?” scenarios. How would things have changed if certain factors had been altered. One that plays on many WWII historians minds is “what if the Germans had put the King Tiger tank into action earlier or in g...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 22nd, 2017
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One of the perhaps less-known parts of WWII was the exploits of the Chindits. These jungle-fighting specialists went into Southeast Asia and deep into enemy territory to harass the enemy’s back flanks. They would disrupt support and rail lines with their guerilla-style tactics. You can now add ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 7th, 2017
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It’s always nice to get something for nothing. Warlord Games certainly thinks so. So, for this month, they are giving you their Tank War game rulebook pdf for no cost at all. Yup, if you’re interested in seeing how this game works because WWII armor is interesting to you, you can check it...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 5th, 2017
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I’ve long been a big fan of armored units. Sure, infantry are fine, but it’s tanks and other heavy gear that really gets me going, “Oooh, that’s cool.” I know many of you out there agree. Heck, you’d probably want to play a game that was really all just tanks on a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 24th, 2017
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Arguably the best tank deployed during the war, the King Tiger was feared by Allied tank commanders due to its formidable armor and ability to take out enemy takes at over 1.5 miles away. Lord only knows what would have happened if more had been produced, or if they hit the field earlier in the [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 23rd, 2017
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Walking to battle is so passe. Best to get yourself some sort of cool, armored vehicle with some big guns on it. They can be expensive, though. But Warlord Games is helping alleviate that by having a Tank Sale over in their webshop now....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 11th, 2017
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Some new vehicles will be making their way to your Bolt Action tabletops soon. Warlord Games has a couple new skits they’re taking orders for. One’s the Opel Blitz/Maultier truck. The other is the Australian Matilda MkII tank (inc.CS/Frog flamethrower)....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 4th, 2017
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Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! In the Pacific, the fight for New Guinea is ramping up. The Australians and the Papuans are ready to fight against the Japanese. You can bring that to your Bolt Action tabletops with all these new units available to order now....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 28th, 2017
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We’re getting a little something from two different major theaters of WWII in today’s Bolt Action releases from Warlord Games. On one side of the world, there’s the new Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car, which has parts to make it run on both roads as well as railroads. Over in Europe, and...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 24th, 2017
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Who wants to walk into battle? Nobody, that’s who. You want to get there in style. And what’s cooler than getting to the fight in a cool motorcycle? Perhaps a tank? Well, the Germans were doing both in WWII, and Warlord Games is giving you two vehicles related to that. The first is the ne...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 17th, 2017
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Warlord Games has some new Bolt Action releases available over in their webshop. They’ve also started taking pre-orders for their next campaign book. This time, they’re headed back to the Pacific, specifically the islands of New Guinea. If you’re gonna get there, you’re gonna ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 13th, 2017
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The greatest German Tank Ace (and, actually, the top tank ace from the whole war) of WWII was Kurt Knispel. If you’d like to add him to your forces in Bolt Action, you only have a small window in which to recruit him. Warlord Games is taking orders from now until the 16th....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 30th, 2017
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Ok, so maybe you don’t want a skirmish-sized WWII game. Maybe you want platoons and artillery and such all over the field. So you play some Bolt Action. And for those that are looking for a new force, there’s a whole bunch of Polish Airborne forces you can pick up now. And I do mean [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 26th, 2017
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Operation Sea Lion saw the Germans invading Britain. The fighting soon made it so everyday citizens were suddenly on the front lines, battling the advancing army. The Germans had their own infiltrators in the British populace, looking to sew discord where they could. Two new sets from Warlord Games l...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 21st, 2017
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The German invasion of Britain not only stalled out, but the counter-attack is threatening to push them back into the sea. With the stakes high, the German High Command is launching Campaign Gigant, their own counter-counter-offensive that will hopefully (for them, anyway) see the tide turn back once...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 19th, 2017
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It’s WWII and Germany has invaded Britain. The British people are fighting back with everything they have against the occupying forces. That’s what’s going on in Campaign Gigant, the second book in the Operation Sea Lion series for Bolt Action. In this preview, take a look at one of...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 16th, 2017
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The Germans have invaded England! Regular folks from all over the country are doing their best to resist their advancements at every turn. Men and women from both the city and the country, who may have never thought about being part in an active warzone are doing their part. That’s what’s...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 15th, 2017
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So, the Germans have invaded Britain as part of Operation Sea Lion. However, the British put up a significant defense and have actually driven the Germans back to the sea. Now, Kent is the only place left under German occupation. Not wanting to give up, the German High Command has launched Phase Two ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 9th, 2017
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Not everyone in Britain was against the Germans leading up to WWII (and even during it). Popular culture might say that it was everyone in the world versus the Germans, Italians, and Japanese, but it was not the case. For Bolt Action, Warlord Games has created a figure for Sir Oswald Mosley, someone ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 26th, 2017
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Simply walking into battle is no fun at all. Why not drop in on your opponent from above, taking them by surprise? That’s what the Airborne infantry do, and you can do it now in Bolt Action. Warlord Games has some new British Airborne releases available, including a starter army and some expans...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 12th, 2017
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There’s a whole bunch of new releases available to order from Warlord Games for Bolt Action over on their website. If you’re looking for some artillery pieces for both the Allies and Axis, some new vehicles, and even an experimental piece of equipment that never actually saw the battlefie...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 8th, 2017
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The Allies are getting a couple reinforcement sets for Bolt Action from Warlord Games. First, the US is getting a flamethrower team. I know it’s getting to be summer and it’s going to be hot enough, but if you want to clear out that enemy bunker, the flamethrower team’s a decent cho...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 28th, 2017
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The Chi-Ha was one of the most-often-seen tanks being used by the Japanese during WWII. In production since the Second Sino-Japanese War, these tough and reliable tanks were used all over the Pacific, giving Allied forces a bit of trouble on the various islands. Now, you can get them for your games o...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 18th, 2017
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In a way, every time we play a historical wargame, we’re playing a bit of “what if?” with it. We know what happened (at least, roughly speaking) because it’s history. But you can change that up and do things like, “what if the cavalry hadn’t shown up in time at Wat...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 6th, 2017
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I just love that title. “Wheels of Steel.” It fits in well with the classic rock I’ve got going on in the office today. Anyway, if you’re looking to get yourself some armored vehicle kits from Warlord Games, now’s a good time, as you can get 3 for just £40 for a short ti...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 24th, 2017
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While temperatures are starting to rise here in the Northern Hemisphere, the idea of taking a nice vacation somewhere out in the Pacific still seems like a nice idea. I’ve never been surfing, but I’ve always meant to learn (yes, a surfing polar bear. It could happen). Needless to say, dur...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 3rd, 2017
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The Allies are getting some new bits of firepower. Warlord Games has released a new tank, as well as a new conversion kit for US Airborne troop units. Beat the fascists back and liberate continental Europe from their oppressive regimes....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 10th, 2017
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Sometimes old kits need a revamp. New modelling techniques, new molding techniques, new materials being available, all of these can mean an older kit just needs to be upgraded and made fresh and new. The IS-2 Heavy Tank kit has gotten just such a facelift and you can pick up the new plastic version n...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 3rd, 2017
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Fridays are generally big release days for Warlord Games. Today’s certainly no different. They’ve got quite a bunch of Bolt Action figures available now over in their webshop. From a new supplement to new infantry units to new tanks, it’s a bit of everything for both Americans and G...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 24th, 2017
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While we commonly associate Russia with always creating “the biggest _____ to ever be used in battle,” the biggest and most-armored fighting vehicle to ever see active combat actually came from Germany in WWII. That was the antonym-named “Maus” tank. Soon, you’ll be able...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 9th, 2017
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There are certain battles that stand out in history. Agincourt, Thermopylae, Waterloo. The Battle of the Bulge should also be listed there. It was a last-ditch effort by the Germans to escape the tightening noose that was being formed around Germany by the Allies in WWII. Soon, you’ll be able t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 28th, 2016
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Most of the Warlord Games crew is out of the office. But the ones left over have gone a bit CRAZY!! They’ve slashed prices on a bunch of products and now’s your chance to get games and minis at a special price. Better get there quick before Paul gets back and everything goes back to [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 13th, 2016
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Technology has made it so we don’t have to carry around slices of trees with us wherever we go. Most of us have some form of computer in our pockets most of the day. Then there’s those with tablets (the computers, not, like pills). Well, Warlord Games is letting you use those devices to r...