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 staff are all laying-out their plans to take their Bolt Action….action… into the Desert… Here’s a guide to starting your desert themed forces, tally ho!

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For more information on ‘Duel in the Sun’ – take a look at this article

Desert Rats

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The Perry Miniatures Desert Rats box set is a great way to start recruiting your 8th Army force – it contains enough components to create no less than 38 plastic miniatures – including heaps of weapon options including rifles, Bren Guns, a Boyes Anti-tank Rifle, and much more…

The British 8th Army Platoon deal gives you the Desert Rats and your options for an Armoured Car and Tank so you can have the perfect start to any Desert force with a Bolt Action Legal army:

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Expand your army into Tank War and recreate the sweeping tank battles in the Desert with the Allied Desert Tank Platoon, 3 choices of tank plus Free gear or crew:

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…and of course, don’t forget about reinforcements

We have a whole heap of Desert-ready armour and support available in the Warlord webstore,


 

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…as well as special 8th Army Paint Sets, decal sheets and much more!


 

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Afrikakorps

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The Afrikakorps box set is the ideal starter set when preparing a DAK force- containing enough components to create 38 plastic miniatures – including the likes of MG 34s, anti-tank rifles, 50 mm motars, MP 40s, Kar 98s and more!

The Afrikakorps Platoon deal gives you the Afrikakorps and your options for an Armoured Car and Tank so you can have the perfect start to any Desert force with a Bolt Action Legal army:

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Expand your army into Tank War and recreate the sweeping tank battles in the Desert with the Axis Desert Tank Platoon, 3 choices of tank plus Free gear or crew:

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Reinforcements

We have a whole heap of Desert-ready armour and support available in the Warlord webstore


 

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And again – we have special Afrikakorps Paint Sets, decal sheets and much more!


 

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Italians

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The Italian Infantry Section gives you a 10 man squad with equipment to use in any theatre the Italians fought in and includes colour guides for Desert equipment Black Shirts, SS, or normal army units.

The Bersaglieri Platoon deal gives you the Italian elite Bersaglieri and your weapon options so you can have the perfect start to a Desert force with a Bolt Action Legal army:
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Expand your army into Tank War and recreate the sweeping tank battles in the Desert with the Axis Desert Tank Platoon, get your 3 choices of tank (Italian M1340) plus Free gear or crew:

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Reinforcements

Our Italian range has been growing steadily over the past few years, and now beasts a hefty pool of units to call-upon!


 

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…and similarly, the Italians have a raft of accessories as well!


 

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Further Reading

Don’t forget that we also stock a wide range of Osprey titles to complement our ranges and rules systems – below are four great books to read packed full of useful information about the forces that fought during this campaign.