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NEW Bolt Action Errata & FAQ!

Bolt Action Errata & FAQ Update We’ve got an Alessio-approved Bolt Action Errata & FAQ PDF for you to download! Download here.

A STREET IN ARNHEM – A Market Garden Scenario

Bolt Action Campaign books are packed with detailed information, army profiles and lists but more importantly specific scenarios for you to challenge yourself, group, club opponents too. Operation Market Garden…

Focus: Colonel John Frost in Bolt Action

COLONEL JOHN FROST An inspiring leader, Colonel Frost commanded 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, and was, therefore, the most senior officer at the Arnhem Bridge. In September 1944, he carried…

Focus: Major-General “Roy” Urquhart in Bolt Action

Major-General Robert Elliott “Roy” Urquhart CB DSO Roy Urquhart was the commander of the 1st Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden,  memorably portrayed by Sir Sean Connery in the film…

Focus: Major Tatham-Warter in bolt Action

Major Allison Digby Tatham-Warter DSO An exceptionally capable and courageous leader in battle, Tatham-Warter was the prototype for the British officer ‘Harry’ in ‘A Bridge Too Far’ who is seen…

Market Garden Report!

Hey guys! Jamie here, we really love seeing your awesome games online in the Facebook groups! I saw this awesome Market Garden themed Bolt Action Game from Southend-on-Sea Wargames; posted…

Late war SAS reinforced platoons

Late war SAS reinforced platoons by Hendrik De Coster With the updated SAS jeeps kicking off the Warlord Games releases for 2018 this article written by Hendrick De Coster hits the…

Pre-order: Bolt Action Campaign: Market Garden

The Allies plan to end the war early by using the elite Allied Airborne army, the British XXX Corps and an ambitious plan. This is Campaign: Market Garden, where elite…

Staff Games Night: The Battle of the Two Bunkers!

British Vs Japanese By Peter Hely On Thursday last – an epic battle between the forces of Divine Light, the Imperial Japanese Army, and the Barbarian horde from the grey Northern…

Get Your Warlord Daily Here!

Thursday 10th August 1940 – German Forces Pushed Back (Click on the image to make it larger and zoom in!) Wednesday 9th August 1940 – North East ‘Stable’ (Click on…

Summer Campaign Update

With the invasion of Britain raging on, we thought we'd take a moment out to look at a few chosen battles and to update you all with who's currently winning!…

For the Home Guard: US units in the invasion of Britain

US Warlorder Jon Russell brings some good old US ingenuity to the table with the Eagle Squadron for Bolt Action and the invasion of Britain campaign! Answering the Bugle Call…

How to guide: Bolt Action Summer Campaign

Need to know how & where to play your battles? Unsure about logging your victories? All your questions are answered within these key documents: Registration Invasion of Britain: Registration Fight…

Bolt Action: The Road to Peak Offensive Part I

Learn how Warlorder Jamie prepares for the upcoming doubles tournament, and there is no better way than starting a new army! Jamie: Hey Guys! It’s Warlorder Jamie T here, in…

What is: Campaign Gigant?

The Germans refuse to let their last foothold in Britain fall and they now prepare to conduct phase two (utilising their new secret weapon, the monstrous Gigant aircraft!). Let us take…

Campaign Gigant Scenario: Battle for Nottingham

The Germans have pushed further into the Midlands and now threaten Nottingham! – Let’s take a look at just one of the action packed scenario’s to be found in the…

Campaign Sea Lion: A Quick Glance at the Rules

Now that Campaign Sea Lion has been shipped ready for this weekend’s release in your local stockists, we wanted to show you guys some of the awesome new rules from…

Bolt Action Scenario: Watch out! Ambush!

Warlorder apprentice JoshB has dived right into Bolt Action & brings forth a different style of scenario he’s been playing for you guys to try out! Introduction Many engagements during…

Operation Sea Lion Scenario: The Filthy Fifth

Here’s a quick snippet of what sort of scenarios to expect from the upcoming Campaign: Sea Lion book! Introduction The Royal Tank Regiments traced their pedigree back to the original…

Bolt Action Scenario: Asset Recovery

Warlorder apprentice JoshB has dived into Bolt Action and has to share with you a new scenario he has been play testing! Introduction Josh: Tanks in general are valuable assets…

New: Operation Sea Lion

Packed with reverent nods to our favourite wartime films and TV programmes, this action packed, full colour, 124 page, ‘What If?’ Bolt Action Campaign book brings the war to the shores…

Battle Report: Fallschirmjager Vs Soviets!

Following on from last weeks article on creating Bolt Action scenarios we came across Brian McGonigle’s Anzio campaign; and the following the victories for the Axis in the previous rounds,…

How to Write Your Own Bolt Action Scenarios!

Writer of Bolt Action, Alessio, show us all what it takes to create your own Bolt Action scenario! Alessio: This article is a set of guidelines about writing scenarios for…

Bolt Action Language Editions update

Bolt Action Second Edition Now Available in Other Languages! And as a huge bonus today we have launched our Country Specific web pages so here’s the German, French, Italian and…

Rules: Bolt Action Second Edition FAQ Update

Alessio Cavatore has been listening hard to the Bolt Action community, the Bolt Action Second Edition FAQ is now ready to download. You can check the PDF out for FREE…

Bolt Action Scenario: Hell’s Highway Son’s Bridge

Try this awesome scenario that Martin MacKay sent in to us! Even the hardiest of soldiers don’t dare to cross Hell’s Highway: Son Bridge! Historical Context September 17, 1944: Operation…

Event: Bolt Action Offensive Aftermath

Numerous battles were fought over the weekend, but now that the dust has settled it’s time to see the carnage. The day Last Saturday (11th), we had 8 people who…

Battle Report: Soviets v Germans; Round 3!

The Germans are back from bitter defeat, but are they ready for the Soviet horde? Warlorder JoshB shows us his third battle against the ever-so resilient Germans! Pre-game info Josh:…

Event: Bolt Action Offensive

The first Warlord educed Bolt Action tournament is coming up next month – will you be there? Hurry, there are only 30 tickets available for this tournament! Buy Ticket Whilst there…

Hobby: Volksgrenadier army!

Andy Singleton shows us an amazingly themed army with plenty of conversion goodness! I’ve long wanted to do a late war German Heer force based around a Volksgrenadier division that…

Battle Report: Soviet union vs Germans; Round 2!

The Germans are back in action against the Soviet union – can they turn the tide of the war? Warlorder JoshB is back with his second battle report against his…

Head to Head: M13/40 vs M3 Stuart

In today’s head to head, we take a look at the American built M3 Stuart/Honey, and its desert rival, the Italian M13/40. The M3 Stuart/Honey Development of what would eventually…

New: Battle Of The Bulge, a Bolt Action Campaign Supplement

View in Store Despite a spirited defence from the opening hours of the Normandy invasion in June 1944, Hitler’s forces in northern France were comprehensively defeated and forced to retreat…

Scenario: The Battle for Hürtgen Forest

As the Allied advance continued eastwards towards Germany throughout September 1944, the impetus began to die off. Stretched further and further from the Channel ports and the origins of their…

Battle Report: Soviet Union vs Germans

The Red army war-machine has gained momentum and is rolling towards the heart of Germany – can the German forces stop the red tide? Warlorder JoshB tells us how his…

Pre-Order: Panzer VIII Maus

The heaviest fully enclosed armoured fighting vehicle ever built. The aptly named ‘Mouse’ rumbles out of the factory workshops and onto your Bolt Action battlefields… View in Store Demand for…

After Action Report: Point Defence – the Baltics 1944

The Northern Wargamers will show you the aftermath of what truly was a gruesome battle. The German army Reinforced Platoon All Veterans 1st Lieutenant with rifleman 103 pts Sturmpionere with…

Battle Report: Free for all in Stalingrad

A what if situation arose and we see the Soviets fighting the Germans in their homeland and the city Stalingrad, with the U.S and IJA in the mix too! The…

Head to head: Panther Ausf A vs M26 Pershing

A little message… Happy new year everyone! Today I’m going to be looking at a pair of fearsome vehicles from the late war period, the German Panther Ausf A, and…

Hobby: Making an Indian Division!

Carl Titterington reveals his latest project – the 4th Indian Infantry Division with reinforcements! Carl: If you have read any of my previous articles or any of the Operation Sand Dune…

Tournament Report: M15’s performance!

Charles Pecquet reveals how his M15 conversion holds up against other military might!. Charles Pecquet: I was able to put the M15 I converted to the test in a Bolt…

New: 2nd edition Rulebook and Armies of Germany ready for PDF download

The next generation of PDF downloads comes flying in with 2nd edition rules. View PDF in store View eBook in store View hardback in store with FREE figure The 2nd…

Soldiers in exile – 1st Polish Armoured Division, and Bolt Action army list

“The Polish Soldier Fights for the Freedom of other nations, but dies only for Poland.” (general Stanislaw Maczek) The Escape In the evening of the June 17th 1940 newly appointed…

Oddball Rules PDF: Bolt Action Units and Force Selectors

A firm favourite here in the Warlord office, Kelly’s Heroes the movie has fired the imagination for generations. Oddball Heroes is a natural fit with the Bolt Action rules and…

Tiger Hunt! Tank scenario for Bolt Action

Andy Singleton of VolleyFire Painting fame has been running a fantastic series called Operation Sand Dune via the blog ‘The Brit, the Yank, and the Hobby‘. It was whilst working…

Bolt Action 2nd Edition – The tweaks part 3: Officers

  We made officers more dynamic – as they activate, they can activate other units nearby, which allows the player to have a ‘big activation’ during the game. Alessio Cavatore…

Bolt Action 2nd Edition – The tweaks part 2: HE

Like everything else in Bolt Action, the system for these is very, very straightforward. I absolutely did not want to slow down the game with scattering rules! Alessio Cavatore brings…

Head to Head: Humber Mk II Vs Sdkfz 222

Sdkfz 222 The Sdkfz 222 was the most commonly used armoured car operate by the German military in World War 2. The vehicle was designed to operate as a scout…

Getting Started in Bolt Action and what comes next?

Have you just picked up your copy of Bolt Action for the first time? Are you pondering what to work on next? Have no fear we’ve put together this bundle…

Bolt Action 2nd Edition – The tweaks part 1: Armed Transports

We now say that the driver (or a dedicated gunner) can fire one of the vehicle’s guns even when passengers are not on board! Alessio Cavatore brings some insight into…

Bolt Action Locked & Loaded: Sneaky Sniper Team Tactics

With the upcoming release of Bolt Action 2nd Edition it’s a great time to revisit our friends over at Beast Of War as they delve into tactical choices with Warlorder Ches…

Video: Bolt Action Second Edition Battle Report

The  2nd Edition of Bolt Action is now in the hands of gamers across the globe – but for those of you who haven’t yet upgraded – and want a flavour…

Bolt Action Locked & Loaded: Tank Assault Tactics.

With the upcoming release of Bolt Action 2nd Edition it’s a great time to revisit our friends over at Beasts Of War as they delve into tactical choices with Warlorder Ches…

Bolt Action Locked & Loaded: Get Close Or Hold Back To Shoot?

With the upcoming release of Bolt Action 2nd Edition it’s a great time to revisit our friends over at Beast Of War as they delve into tactical choices with Warlorder Ches…

LSHM Bolt Action Report

Oscar Barela here welcoming you to the HEAT of a TEXAS SUMMER!!! For all of us from the great state of Texas we know what it’s all about, and for…

Head to Head: M7 Priest Vs the Wespe

In this Verses article, Andy Singleton of VolleyFire painting compares two superficially very similar, yet very effective vehicles from the armouries of Germany and the United States., namely the M7…

Head to Head: Bishop V’s Semovente

With this versus article, Andy Singleton of VolleyFire Painting is back in the desert (No I don’t have an industrial quantity of sand paint I need to get through –…

Scenario: The Battle of Boulogne 1940 by Mark Barber

Fighting Retreat – The Battle of Boulogne, May 22nd, 1940 The skies were still a little darkened as the small convoy, led by the 1500 tonne destroyer HMS Whitshed, crawled…

Focus: D-Day Airborne

The Weather clears and the orders are clear – the invasion begins! The early hours of June 6th 1944 – In the vanguard are the airborne, elite units sent ahead…

Scenario: Glider Assault D-Day

D-Day to Berlin – Battleground Europe supplement to Bolt Action takes you feet first into action with 15 challenge packed scenarios! Here Scenario 2 from pages 20-22 gets you mounted…

Focus: D-Day Firefight!

Our introductory game for Bolt Action, D-Day Firefight is packed with everything you need to get started, excluding glue and paint, so you will be able to start playing straight away. View…

Focus: Pegasus Bridge battle set

The Mission The mission, in the opening minutes of the Normandy landings 6th June 1944, was to capture the Bénouville Bridge and the nearby Ranville Bridge in order to prevent…

Focus: Bolt Action – Armies of Great Britain

Written by Jake Thornton, the Bolt Action supplement Armies of Great Britain is crammed with explosive action and ready to be triggered in readiness for invasion! View in Store From…

Focus: Bolt Action – Armies of the United States

Written by Massimo Torriani, Armies of the United States is a must have supplement for anyone with a copy of the Bolt Action rulebook. View in Store Packed into this…

Rules: Amphibious Assaults

Bolt Action writer Alessio Cavatore brings us the rules for staging beach landings in your games – perfect for Pacific themed battles as well as, of course the D-Day landings. In…

In the pipeline: Cool Waterloo & a little South Pacific action!

Let’s have a little look inside the studio… Coming for a set later this year are two superb characters for the Historic battle at Waterloo period. Warlord Sculptor Wojtek has…

Scenario: Operation Biting – The Bruneval Raid

Alessio Cavatore writer of the Bolt Action rules now brings you a fun set of scenario rules to get your inspiration flowing! Operation Biting – The Bruneval Raid 1942 Night…

Bolt Action: Night Fight scenario rules

Alessio Cavatore has been hard at work for us creating exciting new rules for fighting your Bolt Action games during night time operations or any other time where you experience…

Rules: 47 Royal Marine Commando

STRIKING FROM THE SEA: NO.47 (RM) COMMANDO AT PORT-EN-BESSIN This excellent article was written by Mark Barber. It represents a great example of how to go about fielding a Bolt…

Scenario: D-Day Bunker Assault!

If you fancy a tough game this weekend then try out this Bolt Action scenario as you take on the mighty defences of your enemy and storm the beach head! Mel…

Where to Start with Bolt Action

You’ve picked up a copy of the Bolt Action Rule Book – now how do you go about expanding your army? As a new player it may seem daunting as…

What If: Red Star – White Star 1946

A little fun this week provided by Roger Gerrish – what might have happened if ‘Blood and Guts’ had continued his wrecking-ball advance East, and into the Soviets? A Bolt…

Army List: 28 (Maori) Battalion in Bolt Action 1941 – Part 3

Tatou! Tatou! – All for One and One for All – Part Three – by David Hunter From Olympus Pass To Forty-Second Street, Greece and Crete, April to May 1941…

New: Australian Army List for Bolt Action

Hi guys, Bryan here from the WWPD blog. I’ve been working on something special with my mate Patch down here in Australia for the last few months (not to mention…

Focus: Captured Vehicles in Bolt Action

Throughout the Second World War, there was a huge amount of equipment-sharing… whether it be soldiers of the Red Army stalking from room-to-room amongst the ice-choked streets of Stalingrad, having…

New: Pantherturm

Fortifications often prove costly to attack, and difficult to destroy. None more so perhaps than the Pantherturm! View in Store From 1943, Panther turrets were mounted in fixed fortifications; some…

Hobby: Operation Sand Dune, a desert Odyssey.

With the advent of Duel in the Sun, Carl Titterington, Andy Singleton and Sam Phillips have donned their sun cream and goggles to begin ‘Operation Sand Dune’ in earnest! Sam…

Hobby: 51st Highland Division

51st Highland Division Operation Husky – The Campaign in Sicily – 1943 by Warlords Michele Isaja With the release of the much awaited “Duel in the Sun” I wanted to…

Army Lists: LRDG and SAS

The LRDG and the SAS, the elite of all fighting units. From the harsh environment of the desert, on to Italy, then behind the lines in Europe, these elite units…

Weekend Hobby Video: TableTopBattle, Kasserine Pt 1 & Pt 2

The lads at TableTopBattle have been gaming hard in the Kasserine pass – 1943. Will their Bolt Action forces fare better than the Allied forces of that time…. Part 1…

Tally-Ho! Bolt Action LRDG Scenario

TALLY-HO! Guns blazing the LRDG speed into action in this special scenario from Bolt Action rules writer Alessio Cavatore, representing a fast, mobile and well-armed force that manages to catch…

Bir Hakeim: PDF Rules for the Free French Brigade

Welcome to the desert, Legionnaire! Here, you will dine on scorpions, sleep in the dust and dream of precious water… Bryan here from the WWPD blog. I am an avid…

Showcase: Desert Vehicles – Buy 3 Get 15% OFF!

With the 15% off 3 vehicles offer coming to a close this month, and with half term and Easter breaks just around the corner, now is the prime opportunity you’ve…

Bolt Action: North Africa campaign

With the impending release (this Friday) of our ‘Duel in the Sun’ theatre book for Bolt Action – which covers the fighting across the African and Italian campaigns, the Warlord…

Update: Bolt Action Rules FAQ

Alessio Cavatore has updated the Bolt Action Errata and FAQ document, addressing our new range of Theatre books, in particular how to include special named characters in your force, as…

Tactics: US Armoured Recce force

Andy Singleton of VolleyFirePainting has been preparing for a game recently involving a lot of reconnaissance units in his Bolt Action American list and shares with us some tactical advice…

Finnish in Action: Demo Table Tali-Ihantala

Following on from his recent article on building the battlefield for the Portinhoikka-crossroads, Juha Nieminen from Mentor On Miniatures takes a look at his recent battle for Tali-Ihantala! Portinhoikka-crossroads I…

Hobby: Kampfgruppe Fallschirmjager

The Web team’s RichC has been planning a small Bolt Action force based on our lovely plastic Fallschirmjӓger and looks at the idea & planning behind building a Kampfgruppe. View in…

New: Dug In Panther

No Engine – No Problem – just dig a pit, tow one out of commission panther into pit, and voila! Big gun – Hard target! View in Store By the later…

Interested in starting Bolt Action?

If you’re interested or new to the world of Bolt Action and Historical gaming we’ve put together this bundle of essential resources especially for you! Every day, we see more…

Scenario: Iwo Jima Bunker Assault

If you are looking for a challenging scenario then recreating the fighting during the Battle for Iwo Jima has to be the pinnicle, we suggest using the Bunker Assault scenario…

Battle Report: USMC Vs Japanese

Maciej Krol, Warlords own Polish Sales Manager, & friend Jan Gradon recently laid out their battlefield and got stuck in   Maciej; We played the Point Defence scenario (Bolt Action…

Battle Tactics: Using Japanese in a Tournament Situation

Warlord Games show coordinator Andrew Chesney is often found hunkered down over army lists and challenging opponents at events around the world, so who better to introduce us to selecting…

Scenario: Jungle Road Ambush!

Burma, the end of February 1944, men of the 5307 Composite Unit (better known as ‘Merrill’s Marauders) embarked on an incredibly arduous march of about 1200 Km through the Himalayas…

Rules: Fallschirmjager army lists

This article by Mark Barber explains how to go about fielding a Bolt Action force entirely made of one specialized unit, like Commandos, Cavalry or indeed Paratroopers. Mark has done…

Head to Head: SU-76 vs Marder III

Andy Singleton of Volley Fire Painting Services has been scrubbing up his brushes and sharpening knives as he delves into the background of 2 iconic mainstays of the German and…

Rules: Fallschirmjager Oberst Kurt Steiner

Following up on the recently released ‘The Eagle Has Landed‘ sets, Mark Barber has come up with a fantastic set of special rules for the Fallschirmjäger Oberst Kurt Steiner View in…

Rules: Tank War Aces

Design your own Tank Ace and storm into a Tank War battle! One year on from release ‘Tank War’ is going great guns… As a supplement for Bolt Action you’ll…

Showcase: Alba Studio

Alba Studio as an entity is quite new, Don Stewart and Tom Howley have been painting miniatures since the mid 1980s separately but in 2015 decided to work together and…

Hobby: Andy Singleton Converting Fallschirmjager

Andy Singleton has been busy with his cutters and putty showing us just how quick and easy it is to convert the new Fallschirmjӓger with a mix of other Warlord…

Events: Yorkshire Renegade’s Display

We’ve a fantastic community out there willing to go beyond the call of duty and run awesome events for everyone’s benefit. Yorkshire Renegade’s Display at the forth coming Derby World…

The Eagle Has Landed

Rummaging around in Johns library we’ve come across some good old classic war films of the type that have inspired many a generation of future soldiers and gamers alike. We’re…

Tactics: Using the Panzer III in Bolt Action

Andy Singleton dropped us a line after his recent exploits with the Panzer III, taking us through options and tactics to employ in Bolt Action with this mainstay of German…

Bolt Action: Scenario – The Assault of Hill 112

The struggle for control of a vital hill in Normandy is chronicled by Mark Barber. Mark also introduces a scenario allowing you to taste the action for yourselves! “We Shall Fight in…

Bolt Action Nationals: Britcon 2015

Bolt Action Nationals Bolt Action tournaments have been growing phenomenally in the three years since the game was first published. Every weekend there is an event somewhere in the world. Some…

Spotlight: Under the radar – Warplanes in Bolt Action

Flying in under the radar the Forward Air Observer (FOA) calls in support from our range of ready-to-go aircraft! War Planes in Store Now In Bolt Action Aircraft come into…

Experimental Rules: Warplanes in Bolt Action

Courtesy of Osprey Publishing Whether you’re new to Bolt Action or a truly experienced Bolt Action warrior there are loads more things to discover within our Web collection – for…

Hobby: Preparing to Strike!

With everyone building up their forces for the Summer Bolt Action campaign one of our regular gamers and painter Andy Singleton dropped us a line with what he’s up to…

Spotlight: Panzer II Ausf. L Luchs (Lynx)

An introduction to what Warlord Games owner, John Stallard, considers one of the coolest light tanks of WWII –  the Panzer II L “Luchs” by Sam Phillips. Tank painted by Neil…

Hobby: Dan Hoyt’s Polish tanks

The Bolt Action gaming community at large is a constant source of inspiration for us here at Warlord and we all like to see what others are up to out there…

Wargaming Market Garden and the Battle for Arnhem Pt.3

Published historical author, Chris Brown continues his series of articles to cover both the history of Operation Market Garden, this time looking at how he creates a particular unit – the…

Special Mission: Downed RAF Pilot

To mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain, we couldn’t help but offer a fun, free scenario… so – without further ado, we present our…

Bolt Action Summer Offensive: War is coming!

Last month, we announced the Bolt Action Summer Offensive – a huge global online Bolt Action campaign that allows you to play loads of battles and register the results online to influence…

Wargaming Market Garden and the Battle for Arnhem Pt.2

Published historical author, Chris Brown continues his series of articles to cover both the history of Operation Market Garden, and offer some tips on how to bring the action to…

Hobby: Fighting Inside 4GroundBuildings by Cad Jeal

With the highly detailed building and furniture ranges from 4Ground arriving here at Warlord, we asked the guys that made them how they used the terrain in their Bolt Action battles….

Announcement: Bolt Action Online Campaign

Dust off your orders dice because this summer we are running a massive Bolt Action event – an online campaign where you can post the results of your tabletop battles…

Rules: Legends of Great Britain – “Mad Jack” Churchill

Bolt Action writer Alessio Cavatore has kindly provided us with the rules for fielding ‘Mad Jack’ Churchill – the exclusive miniature that comes with the new Germany Strikes! theatre book (when bought direct…

Rules: French Mountain Troops

With the recent release of our Senegalese Tirailleurs box set, we thought we’d shed a little more light upon some of the French Colonial troops which fought during the Second…

Battle Report: Tank War at the Leicester Sabres

A few weeks ago Alessio was invited as a guest by the Leicester Sabres – the gaming club of the University of Leicester – to take part in the “Falaise…

Legends of Bolt Action

With the release of each of the Bolt Action Theatre Books, there are more and more additional rules being released for special characters – so we thought we’d ask Alessio…

Tank War Scenario: Wittman Strikes!

13th of June 1944. The Britsh have broken inland and are moving towards Caen. Armoured and mechanized elements of the 4th County of London Yeomanry (4CLY) and of the 1st…

Community: San Antonio, TX B.A.G

Every week we receive messages from customers, clubs, shops and event-planners from all across the globe, reporting back from the community, to let us know of battles being waged on…

Legends of the Ostfront: Sgt Steiner

With the impending release of our second Theatre Book, ‘Ostfront’ – we cornered our resident Italian rulessmith, Alessio Cavatore and forced asked him very kindly to create some rules to…

Scenario: Omaha Beach

With our first Theatre Book, Battleground Europe, now in many of your hands, we thought we’d wring out our resident Italian gamesmaster, Alessio Cavatore, for all of his creative juices…

Rules: Bolt Action FAQ update

Alessio Cavatore has updated the Bolt Action Errata and FAQ document, addressing our new range of Theatre books, in particular how to include special named characters in your force, as…

How to run a Bolt Action Public Participation Game

The Demo Gamers is an Australian Bolt Action-based blog full of great content. This article in particular caught our eye as something a little bit different…   We enjoy playing…

Rules: Vasily Zaitzev – Legendary Sniper

12 Days of Christmas – Day 6 Today’s surprise is an extract from the forthcoming Bolt Action Theatre Book – Ostfront: Barbarossa to Berlin.   ‘For us there was no land…

New: Armoured Fury – Bolt Action Tank War starter set

Armoured Fury allows you to dive into action as either an American Sherman tank commander or become a Panzer commander of lethal Panther tanks. Filled with loads of awesome plastic…

Rules: Lights! Camera! Action! Using War Reporters in Bolt Action

Before we get into this article I would just like to point out this is a fun, optional rule allowing you to use the free miniature you get when you…

Warlord Wednesdays with ‘TemplarsCrusade01’

Warlord Games are excited to announce that we are working with the YouTube channel ‘TemplarsCrusade01’ – who is just getting started collecting his first Bolt Action force, and wants to chart…

Tank Escalation Campaign Part 5 – Friendly Fire!

The German forces under the command of kommandant Bernard Lewis have been running amok – with three games under their belt, it was time to throw something of a ‘speedbump’…

Bolt Action Welsh Open 2014 Report by Ian Jones

Saturday 4th October 2014 saw twenty two generals meet at Firestorm Games in Cardiff. Allies and Axis generals numbered eleven apiece and so in the tradition set last year, we…

Tank Escalation Campaign Part 4

This week, we have discovered an imposter! A scout has infiltrated the Warlord warehouse – long-time friend of Warlord, Dave Warrilow has arrived armed with a troop of T-34s. The…

Collecting Axis: Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria

The Bolt Action Armies of Italy and the Axis book contains a lot of army lists besides the Italians, and we know that a lot of players enjoy collecting something…

Bolt Action Additional Units PDF and Errata

With further games under our collective belts and the slew of recently released units, we felt it time to release a fresh update for Bolt Action to address some rules…

Tank Escalation Campaign Part 3

Following their initial victory last week, Bernard Lewis’ German panzers rumbled onward – this week they happened upon a new foe. How would they fare as they clashed with the…

Tank Escalation Campaign Part 2 – The Outbreak of War!

With the roaring of engines and the smell of engine oil filling the Warlord warehouse, it’s time for Tank War… The opening battle of our campaign saw the plucky British…

Tank Escalation Campaign Part I – Prelude to War!

Welcome to the Bolt Action Staging Grounds! – Grab a mess-tin and take a knee. After the success of our Pacific campaign, the Warlord staff gamers are back and they’ve…

Rules: Make Your Own Tank Ace for Tank War

Now you can design your own Tank Ace and storm into a Tank War battle! Artwork courtesy of Osprey Publishing With ‘Tank War’ shipping-out early, and in the eager hands…

Platoon Guide: T-34/85 Medium Tank

History The T-34 series, with its sloping armour, changed the principles of tank design during the war. The sloping, angular layout of the T-34 increased the effective armour thickness, and…

Guide to Bolt Action for 40k Players

40k players are everywhere. Indeed most of the staff at Warlord Games have spent many happy hours painting Space Marines or Eldar and gunning down Tyranids and Orks (etc, etc)….

Platoon Guide: M4 Sherman Medium Tank

History The mainstay of the Allied armies, the Sherman was one of the most versatile tanks during the war, from the fields of Europe to the jungles of the Pacific….

Bolt Action Battle Report

The Battle for Carenille Farm This battle report presents a turn-by-turn, blow-by-blow account of an actual game between the Germans and the Americans. It gives a good overview of how…

Bolt Action opponent finder!

Looking for a Bolt Action opponent in your area then why not use the Warlord Games forums to register your interest or find someone near you to play against? There…

Rules: Bolt Action Mass Battles

It’s time to unleash the full force of your armies as Alessio Cavatore brings us some exciting new optional rules for massive games of Bolt Action: The rules of Bolt…

Focus: D-Day Landings 6th June 1944

The 6th of June marks the anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy – perhaps the most pivotal moment in World War II, when the Allied forces commenced operations to…

Rules: Bolt Action FAQ update

Alessio Cavatore has been busy working on an update to make tank pinning a little more realistic – you can check out the results in our free PDF download. There…

Bolt Action Quick Reference Polish and Greek translations

We have new Polish and Greek translations of our Bolt Action Rules Summary, available as a free PDF download. Thanks to Maciej Król for the Polish translation and Nikolaos Lekkas, Andreas…

Updated: Bolt Action Tournament Pack Template

Bolt Action games designer, Alessio Cavatore introduces an updated pack for our Bolt Action Tournament, which includes two key differences from the previous version… Download Pack It’s a Template The…

Rules: Dad’s Army in Bolt Action

As the characters and the (mis)adventures portrayed in the Dad’s Army TV series are not all that serious, neither are these rules – we don’t recommend these for use in tournaments! Fielding the…

Rules: Famous Characters of the Pacific Theatre

These historical characters, presented with a somewhat ‘Hollywood’ style, are here to add flavour to your armies. They may be included in future official publications, but in the meantime they…

Rules: Armadillo Improvised Fighting Vehicle

Our Bolt Action Additional Rules PDF has been updated with rules for the newly released Armadillo Improvised Armoured Vehicle. Click the button below to download the free PDF: Download PDF

Spotlight: Finnish Armour decal sheet

Last week we released the Finnish Armour decals sheet to aid you in adding insignia to your vehicles and tanks. Those clever chaps in the Warlord Games Design Studio also…

Scenario: Alligator Creek, Guadalcanal

On the 7 August 1942 the United States Marine Corps landed on the strategic south pacific island of Guadalcanal and stopped the construction of a vital Japanese airfield. If operational…

Pacific collector’s guide – The Armies

We have had a fantastic response to the collecting articles and in time honoured fashion we have listed the products as complete armies so you can jump straight in and…

Gallery: Vehicles of the Pacific Theatre

Here we have a selection of off the shelf and converted vehicles for the Pacific theatre. Although there may not be as many varients present in this theatre it doesn’t…

Collecting Armies for the Pacific Theatre – Part 4

Andrew’s Imperial Japanese Now the first game is out of the way (the less said about my luck in that the better) it is time to turn my attention to…

Collecting Armies for the Pacific Theatre: Battle Report

4 Players. 500 points each. 1 objective – annihilation…  So for the first time we would be getting our armies out for a game. We had taken a few weeks…

Video: Armies of Japan Bolt Action supplement

Following on from last week’s guide to the Armies of the United States book, Alessio Cavatore talks us through the Bolt Action Japanese Armies supplement:  

Collecting Armies for the Pacific Theatre – part 2

In part 2 of our series on collecting our Pacific armies we are taking our forces up to to 500 points, with the knowledge that we will be playing a…

Video: Bolt Action Armies of the United States supplement

Bolt Action writer Alessio Cavatore talks us through the Armies of the United States supplement for Bolt Action: We have more of the videos in the pipeline…

Rules: Bolt Action Additional Units & FAQ

The Bolt Action Additional Units PDF contains rules for numerous models that we’ve released since the relevant Armies book was published, allowing you to field them in your Bolt Action…

Collecting Armies for the Pacific Theatre – part 1

As promised, here is the first instalment of our Pacific campaign collecting series. The idea is that four of us here at Warlord HQ (Ches, Daz, Bill and Rich), who…

Updated: Bolt Action FAQ and Tournament Pack

All the latest rules updates and clarifications, plus a revised Tournament Pack with the new Dice Limit rule. We’ve colour coded the FAQs with the latest additions in green to…

Derby Bolt Action Tournament Report by Alessio Cavatore

Bolt Action writer Alessio relates his experience at the two-day tournament held this summer at the ‘Derby World Wargames 2013’ show, and explains how it has led to a change…

Video: Bolt Action YouTube Battle Report

Check out this great battle report with Bolt Action writer Alessio Cavatore versus YouTuber Pezzapoo and his mate Matt.

Updated Bolt Action FAQ & Playsheet

Available today are the updated Bolt Action FAQ and Playsheet from Alessio Cavatore, so you can make sure you have all the latest rules at your fingertips (especially if you’re…

Video: Bolt Action demo game by Beasts of War

A little while ago Warlord Games’ own Alessio Cavatore and Andrew Chesney spent a few days down South with the chaps from Beasts of War talking all things Bolt Action….

Bolt Action: Armoured Platoon selectors!

We just couldn’t wait until Friday to let you have Alessio’s armoured platoon selectors for Bolt Action, having played a number of games using it we realised they were just…

Bolt Action PDF updates!

Alessio Cavatore has been hard at work adding updates to the Additional Units PDF to include the SAS among other things and the Errata PDF. Both of which we are…

Bolt Action: Rules summary sheet in Italian!

We are able to make our Bolt Action rules summary available in Italian and it can be downloaded here! Our gratitude goes to Daniele Vigo for translating the rules summary…

Bolt Action Tournament PDF

Written by Alessio Cavatore and with input from Rick Priestley & Andrew Chesney, this document is the information pack for Bolt Action tournaments. It explains the tournament rules and limits…

Bolt Action FAQ

With any new game system there are always questions asked and rules to be clarified. Bolt Action is no different and so this handy downloadable FAQ will help your games…

Paul Sawyer’s German Landsers

Anyone spending more than a few minutes in Paul’s company won’t help but notice he’s a fan of the Germans in WWII. We’d say ‘all things German’ but his views…

Witchcraft In Wargames

by Bob Black So, you have prepared your army list for Germany in the late 15th century. Now is the time to pick your Champions and to add the final…