Gaming & Collecting

New: Battle on Snowshoes – FIW Starter Set

For those of you looking to get started with the French-Indian War, we’ve got a brand new starter set for you – join the Battle on Snowshoes today! This fantastic…

French & Indian War: Alternative Quebec

In this comprehensive article, Dark & Bloody Ground author Pete Brown examines the Battle of Quebec and suggests ways to make the battle more interesting to refight as a wargame, along…

Four Marshals: Rank & File

Another wave of reinforcements advances over the hill and into the armies of our four Marshals. This week, we’re taking a look at how they’ve painted their rank and file….

Four Marshals: A Question of Generalship

Our four Marshals have been burning the candle at both ends to get their armies ready for battle. This week, we’re taking a look at their generals, and generalship in…

Four Marshals: Taking the King’s Shilling

We’re kicking off a brand new series, chronicling the journey of four new Black Powder players as they take up their marshals batons! The King’s Shilling Warlord HQ is always…

Workbench: Record-breaking Waterloo

Take part in the world’s largest wargame! This summer, Warlord Games will be involved in the largest tabletop wargame ever, as part of the Waterloo Replayed project. Collecting together over…

Battle Report: The Battle for St Piere

In this blast from the past, we travel back to the earliest of Black Powder days with a rather special ensemble… A 2009 Black Powder battle report by Alan Perry….

Black Powder 2 Quick Reference Sheet

We’re releasing a fantastic downloadable resource for all Black Powder 2 players; a handy quick reference sheet, complete with full weapons list and break table. These resources can be found…

Frontline Report: Artillery in Black Powder 2

This week, we’re visiting Black Powder’s arsenal to take a look at cannons, howitzers and mortars of all shapes and sizes. We’re checking in with the undisputed king of the…

Spotlight: Crossing the Berezina

At the end of last month, we explored Napoleon’s disastrous Russian campaign. This week, we’re looking at a particularly grim episode from the retreat – the battle at Berezina. The…

Black Friday Sale – 3 for 2 on Selected Black Powder Boxes

View Collection Black Friday is here, (and the Christmas holiday is not too far away) it’s time to take advantage of our special deals! 3 for 2 on selected Black Powder…

Black Powder 2: The Peninsular War

Plagued by guerillas and the implacable Duke of Wellington, Napoleon termed the Peninsular War his “Spanish Ulcer.” This week, we’re heading to sunny Iberia to explore how it became such…

Black Powder 2: Napoleon in Russia

As the weather gets wintery, we’re continuing our series of articles on Black Powder 2 with a long march into Russia. This week we’re looking at Napoleon’s Russian campaign. Despite…

Black Powder 2: Napoleon in Egypt

The next stopping point on our whistle-stop tour of the Black Powder era is the Napoleonic Wars. This week, we’re taking a look at one of Napoleon’s first expeditions, an…

Spotlight: Trapped! A FOGH Battle Report

We’ve been sent this fabulous battle report by the Friends of General Haig, who helped us with the fantastic Auldearn table we showed off at our Open Day last month….

Black Powder 2: American War of Independence

This week, we’re taking a look at one of the defining moments in American history, a war that would change the face of the continent forever. If you’ve been itching…

Black Powder 2: The French-Indian War

We’re racing through our series covering how to get started with various Black Powder 2 periods. This week, we’re disappearing into the forests of North America with the French-Indian War….

Black Powder 2: The Jacobite Rising of 1745

We’re continuing our series of articles on getting started with Black Powder 2. After the War of Spanish Succession last week, we’re diving into the Jacobite uprising of 1745! The…

New: Black Powder II rulebook & Special Figure + Collector’s Edition

The most famous wargaming rendition of the Black Powder era is now being updated! Black Powder II rulebook PDF View in Store Black Powder II rulebook & Special Figure View…

Workbench: New Black Powder British Heads

This week we snuck into the studio to bring you a glimpse of some of the upcoming releases that will accompany the launch of Black Powder 2 later this year….

Record-breaking Battle of Waterloo

Next year Warlord Games are participating in a record-breaking event to play the Worlds largest wargame – the Battle of Waterloo! http://www.waterlooreplayed.com/ The game will take place on the 15th…

Frontline Reports: William Russell’s Black Powder Armies

Historical Gamer/Painter William Russell recently brought in two epic Black Powder armies for us to take a look at, Warlorder George took a few notes… When we asked how he…

Napoleonic Peninsular campaign starter armies

The Portuguese and English clash against the French and her allies. Muster your forces with these themed Napoleonic Peninsular campaign starter armies and recreate battles such as the Battle of…

History: Major-General Robert Craufurd (1764 – 1812)

Born in 1764 into an aristocratic family, Craufurd had a privileged upbringing and education. He entered the British Army in 1779 as an Ensign in the 25th King’s Own Borderers…

A Clash of Eagles Errata

The errata for the Clash of Eagles book for Black Powder is now available for download as a pdf. This is the version of the Class of Eagles errata originally released…

Battle Report: The Battle of Rorke’s Drift!

Back in January the Beasts of War crew gathered together under the beating heat of the Coleraine sun (well the studio lights at-least) to recreate The Battle of Rorke’s Drift! The…

Focus: The Last Argument of Kings new PDF & Author’s Notes!

New today, Last Argument Of Kings is released in PDF format! View Hard back and FREE figure version in Store View PDF version in Store At the Beginning of the eighteenth…

Battle Report: Black Powder ‘Crimea River…’

Warlord Games’s Illustrious leader John Stallard has been presiding over battles at his place with some of the Warlord crew on a Tuesday night, and here one of the brethren…

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: The War That Nearly Was…

Joe Clarke has a passion for the war of 1861-1865 and has dug up some interesting background to play a slightly different scenario with your Black Powder American Civil War…

Showcase: ‘Hangman’s Creek’ from the Border Reivers

The Warlord staff have been dusting-off our ACW collections in preparation for the release of Glory Hallelujah – the warehouse team can be seen running drills, and the studio staff are rumoured to have barricaded…

Scenario: Chatterton’s Hill – New York 1776

Stephen Jones, Author of Black Powder’s Rebellion supplement, introduces the second scenario found in the book covering the American War of Independence! The British campaign against New York began with the overwhelming…

Black Powder: The Road to Waterloo part 2

The Road to Waterloo: From Both Sides of the Atlantic By Les Mansir and Richard Caldwell We left Richard and Les preparing for painting, with the familiar dilemma of how…

Black Powder: The Road to Waterloo

The Road to Waterloo: From Both Sides of the Atlantic By Les Mansir and Richard Caldwell “Years later, the surviving French and British soldiers who faced off at the walled…

Battle Report: Rorke’s Drift

Following on from last week’s account of how he assembled the forces and battlefield, Richard Caldwell relates how his re-enactment of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift played out: Extra Rules Since…

Errata: Albion Triumphant volume 1

With the new reprint of the Peninsular Campaign Black Powder supplement we took the opportunity to make some minor text corrections. For those with the original version there are the…

Scenarios: Zulu Dawns

Jim Graham and Neil Smith, writers of the new Zulu! book for Black Powder, present historical background and scenario ideas for use with your Black Powder Zulu forces: So you…

Battle Report: Dawn Raid

On the evening of the 5th December 2013, a number of the warehouse team retired to Warlord Games co-founder John Stallard’s Games Room for an evening of Black Powder gaming…

Scenario: Ulundi July 4th 1879

‘Chelmsford’s terrible revenge.’ The Anglo-Zulu War (January-July 1879) has become defined by the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, both covered admirably by research, publications and even movies. What is less…

Woods Fighting in the American Civil War

By Paul D Stevenson Black Powder has many innovative concepts and is a great game, especially for multiple players. However, one of the problems folks find with Black Powder American…

Last Argument of Kings corrections

With the reprint of this Black Powder supplement we took the opportunity to make some minor text corrections. For those with the original version here are the very small number…

Hobby: Borodino!

We were recently sent photos of a massive game based on the Battle of Borodino and just had to share them with you. Read on… Marking the 200th anniversary of…

La Bataille de Mont St. Mackler – A Black Powder Napoleonic Battle Report

By David Sullivan We had another game of Black Powder this weekend at The Panzer Depot in Kirkland, WA. We played the ‘Battle of San Miguel’ scenario from the rules…

The Bonnie Blue Flag – A Black Powder Battle Report

By David Sullivan This was to be my inaugural game of Black Powder and was fought out at The Panzer Depot store in Kirkland, Washington. We played a version of…

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…

Updated: Black Powder FAQ

Black Powder author Rick Priestley has passed us the latest FAQ update – it’s downloadable here: Black Powder FAQ – 26 August , 2010 (799 KB .PDF Download) With a…

Interview: Rick Priestley

In Conversation with Rick Priestley – The Brains Behind Black Powder Courtesy of Wargames Illustrated Magazine Introducing Rick: Rick Priestley is Games Workshop’s creative director and games designer. Not much…

Black Powder – Worcester at War!

Those fine chaps at the Worcester Wargames Club have sent us a few pics of their recent game of Black Powder. Feast your eyes on these! We’ll let our own…

The 1st Black Powder Open Day

Phew! What a great day! Saturday 28th November saw a gathering of like-minded souls who had come from near and far to the doors of Maelstrom Games’ superb new gaming…

Now Available: Black Powder Army Roster

The new Black Powder rulebook is a thing of beauty even if we say so ourselves. Whilst the rulebook as a quick reference sheet at the back it would be…

Warlord Games announces Black Powder

BLACK POWDER! Rules for the era 1700-1900 An introduction by Rick Priestley ‘Black Powder’ is a game that Jervis Johnson and I, together with a group of people including Warlord…