Bolt Action

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...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 8th, 2016
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are long gone, but that doesn’t mean that all the sales are done for until the After Christmas ones being. No, there’s still deals to be had, especially from Warlord Games....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 6th, 2016
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Those old PSAs told us that “speed kills.” Well, in the case of the M18 Hellcat, that was the case. Though it was the enemy that ended up getting taken out. The M18 was the fastest tracked armored vehicle that the Allies used during WWII, clocking in at 60mph. Using that speed, they would...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 18th, 2016
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Warlord Games rolled out with a whole bunch of updates today. There’s some new releases, some new pre-orders, and the start of their holiday sale. Thankfully, they collected all the info into one spot for you....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 11th, 2016
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The temperature continues to drop. I know a lot of people north of me have already gotten out the cold weather gear. It’s even snowed in some places. Well, that snow-gear look can make its way to your Bolt Action tabletops as you equip your troops with coats, hats, gloves, and thicker boots. No...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 7th, 2016
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Warlord Games loves their WWII model kits. They’ve long been known for their various sets they’ve put out. It was only much later that they came out with the Bolt Action rules so you can use all those cool kits in their own game. Well, there’s going to be some more armor rolling acr...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 1st, 2016
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Winter is coming. No, really. It’s about a month and a half away (for us Northern Hemisphere people, anyway). Bolt Action is the one game I know that they have troops that are basically the same, but sculpted to show them at different points in time during the year. In general, that seems to be...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 10th, 2016
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We’re in the 10th month (even though it’s called the 8th month, because calendars are weird like that) of the Year of New Editions and there’s still some releases to be made. This time around, it’s an expansion book. We got Bolt Action 2nd Edition (Bolt Harder) earlier this ye...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 3rd, 2016
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There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of movies made about World War II. Many of them are icons of cinematic history. Others are cult favorites. One of those is Kelly’s Heroes. Well, Warlord Games is letting you bring that oddball group of heroes to your Bolt Action games....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 30th, 2016
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Marching your troops from Point A to Point B isn’t always the best way to go. Instead, you can have your platoons jump out of an airplane and land right in the enemy’s weak points. That’s just what the US was known to do in both Sicily and Normandy during World War II. Now you [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 27th, 2016
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Protecting yourself against German air attacks is crucial to keeping your army in tact. AKA – You’ve gotta deal with those Fokkers before they become an issue. For the Soviet army, that came sometimes in the form of the GAZ truck mounted simply with four Maxim AAA guns attached to a stand...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 19th, 2016
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There are many famous US military groups. One that participated in many of the most iconic battles in Europe during WWII was the US Airborne. They saw action in Sicily before taking part of the D-Day Invasion. They then had a role to play in Operation Market Garden. Well, Warlord Games is soon going ...