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Spruetastic Sprue 3 For 2 Offer!

It’s time for a plastic fantastic year ahead and to share the joy, with bundles of wondrous detail, behold our Spruetastic Sprue 3 for 2 Offer available on each plastic…

Salute 2018 Stand

Salute 2018 Round Up

Salute 2018 was a massive hit for us at Warlord again! We featured all of our games and so many of you came and visited us! People enjoyed the variety…

New: Napoleonic British Royal Artillery Limber

Line up your artillery pieces and barrage your opponents with the new Napoleonic British Royal Artillery Limber! Napoleonic British Royal Artillery Limber View in Store This stunning kit has been…

Easter Classics Deal – 33% OFF Selected Plastic Boxes

Easter is almost here and we have a great festive offer for you. For a limited time, we are taking a massive 33% off on a selection of our classic…

New: Napoleonic French Chasseurs a Pied of the Imperial Guard

Secure Napoleon’s supremacy with the new Napoleonic French Chasseurs a Pied of the Imperial Guard. Napoleonic French Chasseurs a Pied of the Imperial Guard command View in Store Translated into…

New: Deep Cut Wargames terrain mats

Get your models ready as they scour the globe and all types of battlefields with our new selection of detailed mats from Deep Cut Wargames! All these mats have a…

Napoleonic British Command

Keep your brigades and divisions in good order with these Napoleonic British command models – field officers, adjutants and full command groups. The first set of gentlemen officers are these…

History: Napoleonic Wars Army Structure

The armies of all nations were made from a series of building blocks – divisions from two or more brigades, brigades from regiments, and regiments from battalions or cavalry squadrons. For example, the…

Painting: Napoleonic British step-by-step

Warlord’s Dave ‘Boycie’ Lawrence shows how he paints his Napoleonic British… Dave: I’m a big fan of the Napoleonic Era. My first ever wargaming army was a British Napoleonic Army…

New: Farm Animals Frame plus McDonald’s Farm Set

Populate fields and farms of the world, and in all periods, with the new farm animals frame and McDonalds animal farm set! McDonald’s Animal Farm Set Grab yourself a perfect…

New: Napoleonic French Marines of the Guard + Command

Tough as nails, face down your enemies with the new Napoleonic French marine of the guard. Napoleonic French Marines of the Guard command View in Store Raised on 29th of…

Bring out your dead! Stamina Markers in Black Powder

“Bring out your dead! …” Andy Bartlett throws us a solution for tracking stamina… The Black Powder stable of rules require little in the way of bookkeeping, and a jolly…

Focus: Napoleonic French Cavalry

Leading Marshal Ney’s advance, Warlords plastic French Hussars Gallop into the fray: Vive L’Empereur!   View in Store   Napoleonic warfare saw bewildering varieties of exotic uniforms worn by the…

Showcase: Hussar! by Francesco Thau

No need for words… just take a look at these stunning Napoleonic French Hussars by Francesco Thau:           If Francesco’s inspirational work has tempted you to get started with your own…

Focus: French Chasseurs a Cheval Light Cavalry

Easy-to-build Napoleonic French Chasseurs à Cheval! View in Store A single Chasseurs à Cheval (light cavalry) plastic trooper compromise of only six parts each: a 2-part horse, rider body, head, arm and…

History: Napoleonic Artillery of the Peninsular War, by David Matthews

“In battle they [British gunners] display judicious activity, a perfect coup d’oeil, and stoical bravery. … English troops take few guns into the field with them …” – General Foy…

Napoleons Light Horse: The Chevau-Legers Lanciers of the Line

Warlord’s own David Matthews takes a look at our plastic Napoleonic French Line Lancers and delves into the background detail of Napoleons Light Horse – The Chevau-Legers Lanciers of the Line: “The…

Focus: Plastic French Cavalry Single frames

Napoleonic French Hussar, Chasseur a Cheval, and Line Lancer plastic cavalry frames are available singularly in the Warlord web store. French line lancers Armed with a wicked lance, sabre, and…

“Pork and Beans” The Portuguese army

Dr David James sends us a few words about his Napoleonic choice… “Pork and Beans” The Portuguese army plus a few pictures from his collection! The Portuguese army was always…

Napoleonic Portuguese Officer & Caçadores

Reinforcement troops arrive for the Portuguese, including a mounted officer and the famous Caçadores – the elite light infantry troops of the Portuguese Army! Portuguese Mounted Officer The Portuguese troops…

Painting: Napoleonic Portuguese

Warlord’s Dave ‘Boycie’ Lawrence continues his painting series (see Painting British) showing how he paints his Napoleonic Portuguese: Dave: Continuing my force based on Picton’s Third Division, in the later…

Napoleonic Portuguese Line Infantry

For those of you partial to a little Black Powder-fuelled action, we have a treat in the form of our plastic Napoleonic Portuguese Line Infantry!   View in Store The…

Hobby: Recreating Rorke’s Drift

Richard Caldwell explains how he went about the epic task of recreating the Battle of Rorke’s Drift: 22 January 1879 Two key battles that would be indelibly etched into British Military…

History: The Peninsular Campaign

A quick preview of the Peninsular Campaign 1809-1814 The Spanish Ulcer Napoleon turned to attack Britain where ‘the nation of shop keepers’ would feel it the most – trade. 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…

Black Powder supplement – Albion Triumphant: The Peninsular War!

Chronicling the Flanders and Peninsular Campaigns during the Napoleonic Wars, Albion Triumphant covers the battles involving British forces. Of course, it also looks at the French, Spanish and Portugese in…

La Tete de Colonne

La Tete de Colonne Was there a more imposing sight upon the battlefields of Napoleonic Europe than a French column of infantry marching inexorably towards the enemy ranks? Truly this…

New: Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Head of Column

March to war with a rousing tune of victory from the new Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Head of Column. Imperial Guard Head of Column View in Store The regimental music…

A Clash of Eagles Errata

The errata for the Clash of Eagles book for Black Powder is now available again for download as a pdf. Clash of Eagles errata – October, 2017 (266 KB .PDF…

Let the Festivities Continue!

Did Santa not deliver what you wanted? Have no fear! We’ve got you covered… with more holiday cheer! Enjoy the many delectable offers, hurry they’re on for a limited time only!: Freepost…

New: Russian Village Bundle

The Russian Village, from Sarissa Precision, will add a new dimension to any polish or Russian battlefield for Black Powder or Bolt Action! The complete Russian Village Russian Village Bundle £69.75…

New: Napoleonic Waterloo campaign starter armies

European tension grows as Napoleon marches through unhindered, England and her allies have mustered everything they have to end Napoleon’s reign…finish it with the new Napoleonic Waterloo campaign starter armies!…

Let Battle Commence!

A few weeks back we released the superbly detailed British Heavy Cavalry and we couldn’t resist galloping over to our intrepid commanders’ garage game room and playing an epic Napoleonic…

History: The Battle of Waterloo – part 4

La Haye Sainte The cavalry had failed and the combined arms attack had come too late, but the Allies had also suffered terribly, units being decimated. Napoleon understood what must…

History: The Battle of Waterloo – part 3

Cavalry Charge and Counter-Charge Lord Uxbridge, sensing the danger, unleashed the Household and Union heavy cavalry brigades commanded by Major General Edward Somerset and Major General William Ponsonby. The finest…

History: The Battle of Waterloo – part 2

Opening Moves Napoleon wanted the battle to start at 9am, but that was a pipe dream. The ground was sodden and his troops, especially the cannon, were struggling to get…

History: The Battle of Waterloo – part 1

The Field The battlefield of Waterloo was small by the standards of the day, being three miles long and a mile deep. Wellington had occupied an excellent position, the main…

History: The Battle of Waterloo – part 5

The Final Assault The fight for Plancenoit had taken the French attention away from Wellington’s army and bought him valuable time, during which he could reinforce his battered centre. Brunswickers,…

New: Napoleonic French Mule Train ‘The Carrot’

Sometimes the hardest contributors to war aren’t even human, the new Napleonic French Mule Train ‘The Carrot’ is carrying essentials to help Napoleon rule France with an iron fist. View…

New: Napoleonic British Mule Train ‘The Stick’

Sometimes the hardest contributors to war aren’t even human, the new Napleonic British Mule Train ‘The Stick’ is carrying essentials to help Wellingtons army March to war! View in Store…

New: Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Foot Artillery 6-pdr

Napoleon has raised the standard for artillery in the form of Firing and Laying options for your 6-pdr French Gun Batteries! Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Foot Artillery 6-pdr Firing View…

New: Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Foot Artillery 12-pdr

The big guns arrive for Napoleon with two offerings today in the form of Firing and Laying options for your French Gun Batteries! Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Foot Artillery 12-pdr…

New: Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Foot Artillery Howitzer

Break open the toughest enemy formation or fortification with two offerings today in the form of Firing and Laying options for your French Howitzer Batteries! Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Foot…

New: Highlanders Regiment

The glorious tones of the pipes can be heard as the new Highlanders Regiment march to war fully prepared to beat Napoleons forces back to France. View in Store This…

New: British Household Brigade !

The British have had enough of Napoleons warmongering, Parliament have decided to send the new British Household Bridage to finally deal with him. British Household Brigade View in Store This box…

New: British Union Brigade!

The new British Union brigade are Britain’s finest and they know it, they’re ready to fight and die for their king and country, View in Store This set allows you…

British Cavalry on the horizon!

What’s that we can hear? Why yes… it’s the Heavy British Cavalry thundering across the battlefields of  Napoleonic Belgium, in stores 17th June! The British Household Brigade Cavalry or the 1st Cavalry Brigade – was…

New: TravelBattle

TravelBattle is a complete table top miniatures game in a box from Perry Miniatures… View in Store TravelBattle is intended for gamers who have limited space, or those who are…

New: Selection of Peasants!

No town is set without its own townsfolk! Make them the objective of your game or make your town feel that bit more real, these townsfolk will always have a…

New: Selection of Animals

Farms are often vital in warfare, as a strong point where farms have to be defended, or destroyed. You have to man these farms with the appropriate animals it deserves! Introducing…

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…

Re-boxed British Line Infantry Regiment

View in Store A casual look at Tommy Atkins of the Victorian period gave little away about his fighting abilities. Standing 5´5″ on average, and often shorter, he may or…

Re-boxed Natal Native Contingent Regiment

View in Store Largely being used as support for the Main British forces in South Africa they became the main defense force against the Zulu forces. Recruited from the local…

Re-boxed Married Zulu Impi

View in Store The Zulu army was a formidable foe. Well-trained, well-led, and well-equipped for campaigns, the Zulu regiments were the terror of Africa. Created by the great Shaka, founder…

Re-boxed Unmarried Zulu Impi

View in Store Usuthu! The feared Zulu warcry of ‘Kill!’ shouted by hundreds of brave, fierce warriors would put fear into the hearts of most men. The men shouting this…

‘Spring’ into a new game and get a FREE plastic set!

Winter has withered away and greenery is blooming – much like your new-to-be army in a different game system! Haven’t you always just looked at the Romans and just thought…

New: Marlborough’s wars new units!

The war for the Spanish throne has begun; will you join the Grand Alliance or fight for the Sun King using these new units? When Charles II of Spain died…

New: Marlborough’s Wars 1701-1715 Starter Army

View in Store Fought between 1701 and 1714, the War of the Spanish Succession began with a dispute between King Louis XIV of France and Emperor Leopold I of Austria…

New: Northern European Battlefield Theme Set

Expanding our range of Warlord Scenics comes the Northern European Battlefield Theme Set; perfect for those battles around Normandy or on up into Belgium through the Falaise gap to the…

Just for fun – Anagram time!

After a brief break, Just for fun is back and with a kicker; lets see you guys do this one! Post your results over on the Warlord Games facebook! The…

Preview: Napoleonic British Cavalry

Join the Allied forces of Wellington later this year and repeat the heroics of the Household Cavalry and Dragoons of the 2nd (Union) Cavalry Brigade at Waterloo. These 2 sets…

New: Safe & Sound carry boxes!

Available for order today comes a set of different figure boxes for all of your carrying needs! Safe N Sound Standard box View in Store The standard box fits 40 figures…

Christmas Specials: Army Starter Deal Sets

Getting you ready for your New Year Battles come 4 new Bolt Action and 2 new Black Powder  “Christmas Special” Army Starter Deals. These sets offer fantastic savings of up…

How to gift your loved ones – Warlord style!

Finding the right gifts for your other half can be tasking, we’re here to help you out! Below we’ll give you our two options and some choices you can’t go…

Focus: Warlord Rule Book & Gamer Bags!

Want to transport your Rulebooks, Dice, Templates, Tape Measure and Pin Markers in style? – Look no further! We’ve created the ultimate in geek chic – in the form of…

New: American Civil War Union Infantry

Perry Miniatures bring us their all new American Civil War Union Infantry in sack coats skirmishing 1861-65 View in Store The figures in this box are in skirmishing poses; firing,…

New: Buffalo Hump and His-oo-san-chees

Buffalo Hump – War Chief of the Penateka band of the Comanche Indians (right), plus His-oo-san-chees – The Little Spaniard (left). View in Store Perhaps one of the most recognised and…

New: American Civil War Union Infantry 1861-65

View in Store The figures in this box represent the look of the typical Union Infantry throughout the Civil War. They are modelled wearing sack coats and all have the…

Unit History: The Chosen Men of the British 95th Rifles

“They are Chosen Men, sir. Picked out for their special skills. That’s why they wear the white cords of courage.” Quote from the Sharp TV Series View in Store Courtesy…

New: Sarrissa Bridges and Dutch/Belgian buildings

New bridges & houses to add the Dutch/Belgian feel to your battles of Black Powder Napoleonic’s or Bolt Action arrive this week from Sarissa Precision plus, for everyone who remembers…

Hobby Town USA now stocking Warlord Games products

Warlord Games is very pleased to announce that we are working with HobbyTown USA in a number of cities across America. These are fantastic hobby stores and the ones listed…

New: Black Powder ‘Glory Hallelujah!’ now in PDF

We round up the Black Powder supplement PDF releases with the glorious ‘Glory Hallelujah!’ View PDF version in Store View softcover book & FREE figure version in Store In 1860 Abraham…

Focus: PDF Black Powder Zulu & Blood on the Nile supplements

Out today we have 2 supplements for the Black Powder games system focusing on the actions during 1879 and 1884! PDF Black Powder Zulu supplement View PDF version in Store…

New: Waterloo Starter Set plus French and Hanoverian Command!

View in Store On a damp, overcast Sunday in June 1815, twenty years of continuous warfare the Napoleonic Wars came to a violent and bloody conclusion on a rain-soaked field in…

New: Black Powder Rules PDF plus Albion Triumphant 1 & 2!

Out today! Your easy to use PDFs to accompany you into glorious battle! Black Powder, now in PDF format Recreate great battles of the 18th and 19th centuries with armies…

Waterloo: Border Reivers Wargames Society

Chris Johnson of The Border Reivers Wargames Society dropped us a line re a little game of Black Powder their club ran, and with the upcoming release of the new starter set…

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…

New: Connectors for ‘The Citadel’ plus Towers, Walls and Gates

Form your ranks and prepare the oil, time to build and defend your castles with ‘The Citadel’ Plastic Castle set: With the individual component parts available separately now, some of you…

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…

Pre-Order: Waterloo Starter Set with Free Black Powder Rules PDF

Pre Order in Store All Pre-Orders that arrive before Friday 22nd July 2016 will receive a FREE PDF copy of the Black Powder rulebook! On a damp, overcast Sunday in June…

Rebellion! Now in PDF format plus Designers Notes

Warlord Games presents Rebellion!, a Black Powder supplement, now in PDF format View PDF in Store Rebellion!, chronicles the American War of Independence 1775-1783, and here author Steve Jones explains how…

4th of July: Independence Day Deals!

October the 14th in the year 1781, Cornwallis is trapped at Yorktown, Washington orders a night time assault which succeeds in capturing 2 redoubts. After a failed counter attack 2 days later, Cornwallis…

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: ‘Glory Hallelujah!’ Battle for Iuka – 1862

The Confederacy, striving to assert its independence, opened fire on the Northern troops occupying Fort Sumter in Charleston harbour on April 12th 1861. Determined to preserve the Union, Northern troops…

Focus: Marshal Ney’s Cavalry Division Advances!

View in Store Maréchal Michel Ney has often been derided by historians of the Napoleonic period as a blood-crazed lunatic who cost Napoleon quite a few unnecessary losses, culminating of…

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…

New: Perry British Infantry (Afghanistan and Sudan) 1877-1885

Hot of the press and out now come the British Infantry for the Afghanistan and Sudan conflicts of 1877-1885 View in Store This box contains 36 plastic multi pose British…

Showcase: Black Powder American War of Independence British army

You meet all sorts of peolpe at events around the globe and Salute 2016 was no exception. One such person is Alasdair Hutchinson with some very nice AWI British: My…

Liberty or Death American War of Independence Battle Set

“Liberty or Death” – the American War of Independence Battle Set: Back In Stock Order in Store Packed to the gunwales with over 285 highly detailed plastic infantry, cannons and…

Show Report: Salute 2016

Wow what a show – Well over 8,000 people packed into 1 huge arena, and the gaming extravaganza that is Salute began in earnest – with the Warlord stand swarming…

Hobby: ‘Soap Opera Painting’ the 32nd Foot with Arcane Scenery

Steve from ‘Arcane Scenery and Models‘ has long been a friend of Warlord, and has recently been blogging his Napoleonic wargaming hobby adventures… This week he was kind enough to…

Black Powder: 1:1 Scale

With our long-awaiting American Civil War supplement for Black Powder now available to pre-order here, we were recently contacted by community member Eddie Harrington to share some photos of his…

New: ‘The Citadel’ plastic castle

Available to pre-order this week is the huge new plastic castle kit – ‘The Citadel’ – the ultimate centrepiece for any 28mm gaming table! Pre Order in Store This kit contains…

Highlight: Ye Olde Town

Delving into the battles on Old English Soil? Then here’s a perfect way to create a stunning backdrop or objective for a game! Sarissa Precision kits are easy to assemble and great…

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…

Re-boxed: French Late Line Infantry

Re-boxed from today are the core of Bonaparte’s all-conquering French army – 28 plastic and metal to form a regiment! View in Store En avant!  The cry went up in…

New: Glory Hallelujah!

‘Glory Hallelujah!’ – the American Civil War 1861–1865 supplement for Black Powder View in Store In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the fledgling United States of America. Years…

Preview: Glory, Hallelujah!

“Up men! Up and to your posts! Let no man forget today that you are from Old Virginia!” There’s not long to wait now, and those immortal words from Pickett…

Pre-Order: Plastic Napoleonic French Hussars

The thunder of horses galloping into combat continues to grow as the new plastic French Hussars appear on the crest of the hill! View in Store   Napoleonic warfare saw…

Highlight: Napoleonic Russians

With all the French Lancers and other cavalry charging about at present we didn’t want to forget the forces of mother Russia: A Campaign History Napoleon’s Russian campaign includes major battles such…

Showcase: Prince Louis Napoleon

Each Warlord Games rulebook comes with an exclusive free miniature when you buy direct our web store. For the Zulu! Black Powder supplement, the model is Prince Louis Napoleon (16…

Focus: Plastic Napoleonic French Line Lancers

Thundering across the battlefields of Europe with their nine-foot ash pole lances, red and white pennants, all topped off with gleaming brass classical helmets, come the new plastic French Line…

Tribes of the North Eastern Woodlands part 3

In the final part of his series about the native Indians of North America, Tim Greene concludes the series with a look at those tribes living in the South-east. (view;…

New: Desert Themed Battlefield Set

Expanding the Warlord Scenic range comes the Desert Themed Battlefield set: View in Store World War II, being a truly global conflict, saw battles raging across all manner of terrain…

Tribes of the North Eastern Woodlands part 2

Following his recent look at the Indian peoples inhabiting the Ohio Valley, Tim Greene examines the Woodland Indians whose territory is around the Great Lakes. Part Two: The Great Lakes…

New: Zulu War British Lancers

The epitome of remaining calm under fire, the British Line Lancers (by Empress Miniatures) ride forth to lead the way for the troops!   View in Store   View in Store…

Tribes of the North Eastern Woodlands – part one

Covering the Ohio Valley, this is the first three articles by Tim Greene exploring the various native Indian tribes in the Americas. Part One: The Ohio Valley By Tim Greene…

New: American War of Independence Hessian and British

Now available to order, expand your American War of Independence (AWI) armies and bring the colonies back in line with these great additions to the forces of the crown (for…

New: Woodland Indian Longhouses

We’re following up our recent spate of Black Powder releases with a pair of resin Woodland Indian Longhouses – the ideal accessory to adorn your tabletop battlefield whether you fight…

Focus: Rebellion!

In 1775 the simmering resentment of American colonists exploded into a bloody rebellion. Beginning in Boston, the conflict eventually stretched from Canada in the north to Florida in the south…

Update: Warlord Games Diorama Challenge 2016

Following the December launch of the inaugural Warlord Games diorama challenge – the Warlord forums have been alight with project logs and progress reports – so, almost two months into the…

Deal: All Victrix Ancients and Napoleonics 10% discount!

If you’ve taken advantage of our System Starter offers then here’s a fantastic opportunity to expand your forces. For a limited time, and whilst stocks last, you can get 10%…

Hobby: John Stallard’s Latest Offerings

What’s the boss been up to now?! Always keen to tinker around with our latest releases, the big boss of Warlord, John Stallard has been excitedly showing off his latest…

Free Plastic Kit with System Starter Sets!

A New Year often brings the need for us all to try something new, and what better than to start a new system! So why not start your year off with…

New: American War Of Independence plastic sets

Expanding our range in conjunction with Wargames Factory this week sees the launch of the Continental Infantry Regiment, Colonial Militia Men, and Woodland Indian Tribes Plastic Box’s.   Continental Infantry Regiment View…

Preview: American Civil War Book Cover Art

12 Days of Christmas – Day 10 For the tenth installment of this year’s ’12 Days of Christmas’ countdown, the smell of Black Powder fills the air… This is the artwork being worked…

Showcase: Christmas Indian Warrior!

More festive fun… Indian-style! This Indian warrior has slipped into hunter-gatherer mode to make his tribes big day as happy as can be. Notice how we avoided a crass name…

Rorke’s Drift! is for life – not just Christmas!

Join the defenders at the ramparts as the might of the Zulu nations descend on your position! Many of you have asked whether our Rorke’s Drift! boxed set and the…

Painting Guide: Napoleonic Russian Line Infantry

Ever thought of starting a Black Powder Napoleonic Russian army, or indeed any other? Peruse this fantastic guide by Laurens Vannijvel of Abrushwithbattles fame, as he takes you through the…

Community: A Near Run Thing

Friend of Warlord Blake Sporne contacted us to let us know about a project he is currently working on and asked us if we would share it with all the…

Anglo-Zulu War: Historical British Regiments 1879

The 2nd Invasion of Zululand was not just fought by the iconic British redcoats – many British regiments took part in the conflict, decked out in a variety of uniforms….

New: American Civil War Battle Set

New in Today comes the Perry Miniatures American Civil War Battle In A Box! View in Store Over 170 multi-part 28mm figures and guns plus terrain (all in hard plastic) and…

New: Mounted Boers

They fought two bitter wars with Britain and innumerable raids battles and skirmishes with the mighty Zulu Nation. The Empress Miniatures Mounted Boers now join the ranks; View in Store…

Spotlight: Black Powder Anglo-Zulu War Zulus

Following on from our closer look at the Anglo-Zulu War British range last week, we are now turning our attention on their opposition – the Zulus! The Zulu army was…

Gallery: AWI Battlefield Buildings

Liberty Or Death! As the continental armies march to oppose British rule, militia are recruited from towns far and wide, but battles are not always fought upon open fields. Lets…

Focus: Warlord Games Volleyfire & Firepower Lights!

Bringing your games to life are these amazing Volleyfire and Firepower lights. Simulating musket fire, flames and machine gun fire they’ll change the way your battle looks. Have a look…

Commanders: American War of Independence

With the release of Liberty or Death imminent lets look at a couple of the commanders from the American War of Independence Black Powder rules – Rebellion! Pre Order in…

History: Armies of the Mahdi (1881-1898)

Frank Jastrzembski, M.A. introduces us to the colourful and fanatic Armies of the Mahdi (1881-1898) These black chaps know how to fight and how to die. –British soldier speaking of…

Painting: British Redcoats, Anglo Zulu War

Zulu! a Black Powder supplement packed with fantastic background and colour inspiration – Warlords own Daz Evans presents a step-by-step guide to painting up your British Infantry Redcoats for the Anglo-Zulu War….

New: American War of Independence British Starter Army

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the first fruit of our partnership with Wargames Factory, making available to order our new American War of Independence British Starter Army: View in…

New: American War of Independence Continental Army Starter Army

Available to order now, our new American War of Independence Continental Army Starter Army, the first fruit of our partnership with Wargames Factory: View in Store Packed with highly detailed plastics…

Photography: Zulu! battle scenes

The Zulu! supplement for Black Powder is packed with the most amazing photography (much of it shot by our friends at Empress Miniatures and by the talented Pat Smith). Here…

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…

Comment Peindre un Citoyen, Or: How to Paint French Line Infantry – by Laurens Vannijvel

Introduction Napoleon needed infantry in droves. Far less glamorous than the cavalry, less respected still than the artillery, the massed battalions of infantry were in fact Napoleon’s battle-winning weapons. As…

New: Napoleonic ‘Build an Army’

We recently put together a handy army building tool in the Warlord webstore for some of the nations covered by our ‘Bolt Action’ World War Two range, which not only gives…

Showcase: 8e Régiment de Cuirassiers

Warlord Games’ owner John Stallard’s recent trip to the 200th anniversary of Waterloo brought back a wealth of colour to this period in our history. We noticed Laurens Vannijvel had…

Black Powder: Napoleonic Cannon

We recently followed our esteemed leader on his tour of Waterloo for the 200th anniversary (See previous article) a Wargamers Paradise! Here is our fearless commander in the enemy camp…

Start your Sizzling Summer with a System Starter!

It’s your last chance to snaffle our excellent Sizzling Summer System Starter Deals – throughout July, we’ve offered a chance to grab a rule book from any Warlord game system and…

Gallery: Vive La France!

Our esteemed leader, freshly back from Waterloo, has been inspiring us with his photos, so what better than to peruse our fine Soldiers of Napoleonic France. Of course with a constantly growing range…

Revised: Plastic Napoleonic Hanoverian Infantry boxed set

The Hanoverian plastic troops are optimised to add to the forces arrayed against the tyrant Bonaparte this week as our brave Hanoverians are now available as a single regiment of 24!…

Spotlight: Napoleonic British Light Dragoons 1808-1815

With the battle of Waterloo still fresh in everyone’s memories due to the bicentenary commemorations, Perry Miniatures have a timely release with these fabulous plastic British Light Dragoons… View in Store…

Event: Historicon 2015 (July 16 – 19) “End Of Empires”

We are a few days away from arguably the largest historical wargames show in the USA, as the Fredericksburg Expo & Convention centre once again opens its doors to over…

New: Napoleonic British Light Dragoons 1808-1815

With the battle of Waterloo still fresh in everyone’s memories due to the bicentenary commemorations, Perry Miniatures have a timely release with these fabulous plastic British Light Dragoons… View in Store…

New: Sarissa English Timber Framed range

We’ve added a heap of new terrain onto the Warlord webstore this week, in the shape of Sarissa Precision’s fantastic new ‘English Timber Framed’ range – ideal for anyone looking…

New: Orphan Eagles – Polish armies of the Napoleonic wars

From the Caribbean to Moscow, the Polish troops of Napoleon fought faithfully from the plains of Italy to the fields at Waterloo in the hopes of restoring their ancient nation….

Focus: Prussian High Command

To accompany the recently released Prussian High Command – our very own David Matthews has written an article on these three famous characters of the Prussian army that sped to the…

New: Napoleonic Prussian High Command and Jagers

Ready to march to Wellington’s rescue at the Battle of Waterloo we have Field Marshal von Blücher and his senior Prussian officers as well as the skirmishing Prussian Jägers. View in…

History: The Battle of Waterloo

Today marks the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo – what better time to delve back through our archive of articles (and indeed through the pages of history!) to go back…

Offers: Napoleonic bundles galore!

To celebrate the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, every day this week we’ll be launching some special Napoleonic bundles – they’re all being launched for a limited time only,…

Free Napoleon Bonaparte Figure!

From the 10th of June until the end of June we’ll be putting a FREE Napoleon Bonaparte miniature in every order over £50 / $80. This is of course because…

Waterloo Sprue Deal

With the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo just around the corner, we know many of you are preparing to pit British against French for some Napoleonic Black Powder…

New: Deciduous Woodlands from 4Ground

HEAD FOR THE TREES! We are now stocking 4grounds lovely new tree packs – high quality trees with individual and collective bases. Woods have often been a major part of so…

Prize Draw: La Haye Sainte Collector’s Edition – Winner!

Every order on our webstore during May was entered into the draw to win ‘Farmhouse Assault’ La Haye Sainte Collector’s Edition. This massive battle set contains all the buildings that formed the…

New: French Old Guard Grenadiers

Available now are arguably the most resolute and famous soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars – the Grenadiers of the Old Guard! There are few soldiers more famous than the Grenadiers…

Re-packaged: Napoleon’s Berlin Carriage

With the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo just weeks away, we’ve been concentrating on our growing Napoleonic range. We’ve been releasing brand new kits like the plastic Chasseurs à Cheval…

Revised: Napoleonic French & British Waterloo Line Infantry

Having listened to feedback from the Black Powder community, we’ve decided to amend the content of our Napoleonic regiment sets. Our Napoleonic French Line Infantry 1806-1810, and British Line Infantry…

Napoleon’s Eyes and Ears – The Chasseurs à Cheval of the French Army

“A colonel of Chasseurs, or hussars who goes to sleep, Instead of spending the night in bivouac in constant communication with his piquet’s, Deserves to be shot. “ (Napoleon to…

Salute: Mystery of the Hanoverian Flags

This is a special request from Warlord studio manager Paul Sawyer! At Salute last weekend Paul was handed a sheet of designs for some Napoleonic Hanoverian flags, however in the…

New: Stone Bridge plastic set

Out today we have a new addition to our range of plastic terrain models from our partners Italeri: As ways across natural obstacles such as rivers, ravines and railway lines,…

Showcase: Andy Singleton’s 95th Rifles

He’s been at it again! – Andy Singleton of Volleyfire Painting Services has been hard at work churning out a seemingly endless stream of beautifully painted models – this time, he’s…

Hobby: How to Paint Prussian Landwehr by Laurens Vannijvel

An army of the Napoleonic era decked out on the tabletop is arguably the most thrilling sight to warm a wargamer’s heart, but the road to such glory is fraught…

History: British Napoleonic Artillery

Following last Friday’s new wave of Peninsular Napoleonic British artillery releases, Warlord writer Sam Phillips wanted to shed a little more light on the history and capabilities of the British…

New: Napoleonic British Guns!

God save the King! His most Imperial majesty has, in his infinite wisdom, seen fit to grant heavy firepower to his forces fighting on the Iberian Peninsula. Taking the form…

Work in Progress: Napoleonic Portuguese plastics!

Following the tremendous success of our Waterloo and Peninsular British plastics  last year, we’re following-up in 2015 with plastic Portuguese (and more!). Wojtek has been hard at work (or so…

Albion Triumphant and Pike & Shotte reprints

These two books are just in from the printers, and we’ve edited in the errata so these new editions are completely up to date and ready to play! Albion Triumphant…

New: KGL Luneberg Light Battalion skirmishing

More reinforcements have arrived for Wellington’s forces in the war against Napoleon – King’s German Legion Luneberg Light Battalion skirmishing: View in Store The Skirmishers add to our existing KGL 2nd…

History: Tactics of the Napoleonic Austrian Army

The tactics of the Austrian army was to be modified considerably to face the onslaught of the modern French army under Napoleon. In 1798 the army fought much like those…

New: Napoleonic British Royal Horse Artillery 5.5-inch Howitzer

Bolster Wellington’s big guns with the addition of the Royal Horse Artillery 5.5 inch Howitzer – just the thing for bombarding those dashed Frenchies! View in Store Here’s just a…

Preview: Prussian High Command – Blucher, Gneisenau and von Zeiten

12 Days of Christmas – Day 7 Our next 12 Days of Christmas present is a first look at this beautifully sculpted set depicting the Prussian High Command during the…

New: KGL 2nd Light Battalion

Out today for Napoleonic British armies we have two King’s German Legion 2nd Light Battalion packs – one armed with muskets and the other with rifles: View in Store View…

New: Blood on the Nile

Available now – our latest supplement for Black Powder – Blood on the Nile charts the Mahdist revolt in the Sudan, the long march of the British to relieve the…

An Afternoon with Mademoiselle Ney

With the gloomiest time of the year upon us I felt the need to reacquaint myself with some of my more distant relatives, as is only fitting in these darkest days,…

New: World War II Farmhouses and Shops

Out today, this fantastic range of laser-cut buildings from Sarissa Precision. Designed to mix and match to form bomb-damaged streets they are suitable for European battles in both World War…

New: Carts, Caravans, Cabs and Coaches

Sarissa Precision has just sent us a whole loads of horse-drawn vehicles. Most of these are from Sarissa’s ‘Gaslamp Alley’ range, and will add a touch of authentic detail to…

New: Napoleonic Nassau Light Infantry firing

Recruit allies for your British forces, with these valiant Nassau light infantry: These Dutch soldiers fought against Wellington in Spain, but by the time of the Battle of Waterloo they…

New: North American buildings from Sarissa

Following on from the Waterloo terrain a couple of weeks ago we have another raft of superb laser-cut terrain from Sarissa Precision which are ideal for fighting Black Powder conflicts…

New: Terrain from Sarissa Precision

Following on from the Waterloo terrain last week we have another raft of superb laser-cut terrain releases from Sarissa Precision: English Village Church View in Store Box Girder Bridge Dimensions…

New: Waterloo Terrain from Sarissa Precision

New in from the team that created our La Haye Sainte and Pegasus Bridge terrain pieces, we have a whole range of incredible laser-cut wooden sets. These kits represent the…

History: The Bridge at Lodi – May 10, 1796

Warlord’s own Dave Matthews presents a historical account of one of the lesser known Napoleonic battles – the Bridge at Lodi. As a somewhat less epic engagement than the likes…

Special Offer: Hail Caesar, Pike & Shotte & Napoleonic boxed sets

Napoleonics – Buy 4 boxes, get 20% off For the last 3 days of this sale, we’ve put our Napoleonic boxed sets into an identical offer! 20% off when you buy 4…

New: Napoleonic French 6 Pdr Cannon and Marshal Ney

Out today we have two new French Napoleonic sets ready to build your forces for the Battle of Waterloo. Pound the British lines with this 6 pdr Cannon, manned by…

New: British Rocketeer with Horse

Spread panic in the French lines with the addition of some Rocketeers to your British Napoleonic forces! As well as using Bombarding Frames to launch rockets through the sky (see…

Hobby: John Stallard’s Napoleonic French Command Tent

Take a quick wander across the Warlord Games site, and you’ll uncover all sorts of weird and wonderful staff projects… from murmurings of a huge Ratte Land Battleship being scratch-built…

New: Machine Gun Bunker and North American Barn

More great new laser-cut wooden terrain kits from Sarissa Precision have arrived today: This machine gun bunker follows the standard utilitarian concrete design to protect gun teams. Perfect to add…

Showcase: KGL light infantry by Francesco Thau

Following on from his lovely Napoleonic British Infantry here and here, Francesco Thau is back with more great photos of more great models – this time the King’s German Legion…

Introducing: Steve Saleh – Miniatures Sculptor

Joining the serried ranks of the Warlord design studio is a name many of you will be familiar with – Steve Saleh. Steve has a wealth of experience in the…

New: Napoleonic French Engineers

Napoleonic French Engineers were men charged with building bridges and fortifications as well as breaking down the gates and obstacles protecting the enemy. As such they were amongst the strongest…

History: French Light Infantry

At the outbreak of the Napoleonic wars the French light infantry was the finest in Europe. They could best the fierce obedience of the Germans and Dutch with their high…

New: Plastic Late French Light Infantry

Our latest Napoleonic boxed set arrives today – the Late French Light Infantry, containing 30 of our superb plastic infantrymen and 6 metal command figures: Not all of Napoleon’s troops…

New: Chosen Men – British 95th Rifles

Now available in store, the famous Chosen Men of the British 95th Rifles. This fantastic metal boxed set contains 14 characterful riflemen, as well as one dog! The 95th Rifles…

New: Napoleonic French Voltigeurs and British Casualties

Even more French reinforcements are now available with the elite skirmishing Voltigeurs: View in Store   Meanwhile, you can see the deadly effects of the French sharpshooting with these British…

Showcase: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Duke of Cumberland

Bonnie Prince Charlie Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Maria Stuart, or as we shall simply call him, Bonnie Prince Charlie was the pretender to the British throne in the…

Showcase: Waterloo British Infantry by Francesco Thau – part 2

Last month we were sent some stunning photos by Francescu Thau we just had to share them with you. Applying his undoubted talent with a paintbrush to our Napoleonic British…

New: Rebellion! – Black Powder Supplement

Released today is our Black Powder American War of Independence supplement, Rebellion! Buy now! This glorious 144-page full-colour book, written by Steve Jones, comes with a free eighteenth century Continental…

New: Bocage set 2

Created by Mandertory Miniatures to expand and complement their initial Bocage set 1, this new set (inventively known as Bocage Set 2!) provides you with end pieces, bends, angled corners and even a…

New: Comanche Warriors

This week sees the release of more Comanches in conjunction with Conquest Miniatures. The Comanches were fierce warriors who lived on the Southern Plains. They were formidable opponents who developed…

Pre-order: Rebellion! – Free miniature

Sculpted by Alan Perry of Perry Miniatures here is the first picture of the eighteenth century Continental Army officer figure you will receive free with the Rebellion! book when bought…

Showcase: Waterloo British Infantry by Francesco Thau

When we were sent these stunning photos by Francescu Thau we just had to share them with you. Applying his undoubted talent with a paintbrush to our Napoleonic British Line…

Hobby: John Stallard’s Crimean British and Poles

Hoots mon! That tyrant John Stallard has stolen all the promo models from the staff at Warlord and has amassed a Crimean Scottish regiment formed solely on Big Wullies!! It’s…

Geek Nation Tours latest Signature Battlefield Tour – The Battlefield of Waterloo 2015

Geek Nation Tours is proud to announce the 3rd in our series of “Signature Battlefield Tours”. Waterloo 2015 – the 200th anniversary of the battle – is sure to be…

Pre-order: Rebellion! – Black Powder Supplement

Available for pre-order this week is our Black Powder American War of Independence supplement, Rebellion! Pre-order now! This glorious 144-page full-colour book, written by Steve Jones, comes with a free…

New: Plastic Late French Line Infantry and Casualties

Available from today are the core of Bonaparte’s all-conquering French army – in plastic! These excellent Napoleonic Late French Line Infantry are joined by a set of those giving their…

New Pictures: Farmhouse Assault – La Haye Sainte collector’s edition

Studio painter Andres has finished the epic task of painting up the extensive contents of Farmhouse Assault – La Haye Sainte collector’s edition. Check out the last three elements below… Like…

New: Plastic Barn and Stable

Released today are the two latest plastic buildings from the Tabletop Workshop range. The Barn and the Stable are smaller buildings and are based around the existing Cottage design. They…

New Pictures: Farmhouse Assault – La Haye Sainte collector’s edition

Studio painter Andres is still painting up the contents of Farmhouse Assault – La Haye Sainte collector’s edition. Here are his latest models – he promises to have the remaining contents…

New Pictures: Farmhouse Assault – La Haye Sainte collector’s edition

Like our previous battle-sets (Rorke’s Drift! and Pegasus Bridge) La Haye Sainte comes in two forms – a glorious boxed set full of Napoleonic loveliness, and a collector’s edition containing…

Video: La Haye Sainte – buildings focus

This great little video shows off the modular nature of the new La Haye Sainte battle-set, with its individual buildings working perfectly well for other games such as Bolt Action…

New: Resin Breastworks Set

Our new resin Breastworks come ready painted from Paul’s Modelling Workshop and can be placed straight onto your Pike & Shotte or Black Powder battlefields. These temporary earthworks were thrown up…

New: La Haye Sainte battle set & collector’s edition

We’ve been working long and hard on a very special project and aided and abeted by the lads at Sarissa Precision and we are absolutely delighted to be able to…

La Haye Sainte – Pay by Installment

Get our fantastic La Haye Sainte battle set now and pay in two monthly installments! With the big Waterloo anniversary next month, there’s never been a better time to buy one…

Showcase: Forces of Waterloo

With the new La Haye Sainte battle set as the centrepiece, here are some of the other forces we have available (and many more on the way…)  that will make…

Video: La Haye Sainte on Beasts of War

With the release of our huge new La Haye Sainte battle set today, Warlord boss John Stallard and Design Manager Paul Sawyer were interviewed by Warren from Beasts of War….

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…

New: Napoleonic French (Waterloo) Starter Army

Our Napoleonic French Waterloo Starter Army is packed with proud Frenchmen ready to join the battle to see the Emperor Bonaparte restored to the throne of France. This set is…

History: Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French

Napoleon was born on the 15th of August 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. His military career started early as he was sent to France and enrolled in the military academy at Brienne-le-Château at the age…

New: North American Dunkers Church and Bridges

More great laser-cut wooden models from Sarissa Precision, for North American Black Powder games – a Dunkers Church, a Covered Bridge and Railed Bridge. With the next Black Powder supplement…

New: Mud-Brick House plastic kit

This delightful plastic kit from Renedra provides authentic detail for your battlefield. It’s just the thing for Hail Caesar Bronze Age battles, and also works well for the Mahdist Revolt…

New: French Indian War British Grenadiers

Drive back those French colonials with these two new British Grenadier sets for French Indian War Black Powder games. The first set is sculpted with the Grenadiers marching into battle….

Hobby: John’s Napoleonic British

Here are two shots of Warlord Games boss John Stallard’s 1st Foot the Royal Scots. Also called ‘Pontius Pilate’s Bodyguard’ as they were of such a venerable pedigree, claiming the oldest regimental…

History: Sir Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769- 1852)

Born in Dublin in 1769, this remarkable man had a very unexceptional life prior to joining the British Army in 1787 as an ensign in the 73rd Highlanders. Family influence…

History: Field Marshal Prince Gebhard von Blücher (1742-1819)

Born in Rostock, Mecklenburg the son of a land-owning family, Blücher was destined for military service. In 1758, at the age of 16, he joined the Swedish Army as a…

New: Napoleonic British Artillery

Reinforce Wellington’s armies with these new arrivals from the Royal Horse Artillery – a 6 pounder and a mighty 9 pounder cannon. View in Store View in Store These new…

Sneak Peek: Napoleonic French Plastics

  Those of you visiting our stand at Salute recently will have seen the 3-ups of our forthcoming Napoleonic Late French Line Infantry. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have seen…

History: Marshal of France Andre Massena, 1st Duc de Rivoli, 1st Prince d’Essling (1758-1817)

Born in 1758 into modest circumstances, Massena had a colourful early life. He was a cabin boy, soldier and smuggler before he joined the army for a second time in…

New: American War of Independence Continental Infantry 1776-1783

New in from Perry Miniatures – plastic American War of Independence Continental Infantry. The box contains 38 Continental Infantry with the option of four to six command figures and up to…

History: Major-General Sir Thomas Picton (1758 – 1815)

Born in 1758 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, he joined the 12th Suffolk Regiment of Foot in 1773 as an ensign. His initial army career ended in disillusionment when the 12th were…

History: Jean Andoche Junot, 1st Duc d’Abrantes (1771 – 1813)

Junot was born in 1771 to a middle class family and he was studying law in Paris when the French Revolution began. He immediately connected with the revolutionary cause and…

History: The 100 Days Campaign

The campaign of the ‘Hundred Days’ was to become the thundering climax of the Napoleonic Wars. The shattering of the Grande Armèe in the snows of Russia in 1812, followed by two years…

New: Napoleonic British Starter Army boxed set

This fantastic new Napoleonic starter army is just the job for seeing off Boney’s French bully boys! Containing not only over 100 of our splendid new plastic British Line Infantry…

New: Stone Walls plastic boxed set

Available from today are these detailed plastic Stone Walls with wooden gates, great for virtually any wargaming period. A staple component of most gaming tables is the hard cover provided…

New: WW2 European Chateau

This beautiful chateau makes a great centrepiece for any Western European battle – just the place that any self-respecting officer would use to set up his command post. Its style…

History: The Battle of Talavera 1809

Background On October 1808 Sir John Moore took command of the Anglo-Portuguese army. He boldly led his 23,000 men into Spain, but a month later had to retreat rapidly, pursued…

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…

History: The Old Guard Grenadiers “Les Grognards”

Søren Ralph Christensen returns to share the history of Napoleon’s Old Guard and show off his painted regiment: The Old Guard was first formed in 1804 using veterans from the…

Sneak Peek: Plastic Napoleonic Hanoverians

Hot on the heels of our two new plastic Napoleonic British sets (Peninsular and Waterloo) we have yet another plastic set on the way – Hanoverian Infantry! We’ve managed to…

New: Plastic Napoleonic British Line Infantry

Our latest plastic boxed sets take us back to the Napoleonic Wars! We are now adding two British Line Infantry sets to our existing French and Russian plastic ranges… Available…

New: Wargames Scenery

Following on from the Pacific buildings we released on Wednesday, we have 3 more laser-cut wooden buildings – a Radar Station, a Village Church and a Village Fountain. While the…

History: Napoleonic French Column vs British Line

The clashes between British and French forces during the Napoleonic wars saw two rather different approaches go head-to-head – the British firing line and the French attack column… The French…

New: Multi-Period Plastic Buildings

Out today we have four new plastic building kits from Tabletop Workshop and at a great price! These great kits are fully detailed inside and out and they actually clip…

Pre-Order: Plastic Napoleonic British Line Infantry

Our latest plastic boxed sets take us back to the Napoleonic Wars! We are now adding two British Line Infantry sets to our existing French and Russian plastic ranges… Available…

Pre-Order: Napoleonic British special offers

Any self-respecting Napoleonics wargamer aspires to playing the huge set-piece battles of the era, so to get you on the way to amassing Wellington’s forces (and save some cash!) we’ve…

History: Napoleonic era British Infantry

Courtesy of Osprey Publishing   The British infantry was comprised of guards, foot, light, rifle and highland regiments. Regiments were, in theory, made up of three battalions, two fighting and one depot battalion. In…

New: Black Powder special offers

We’ve put together 5 new special offers to help you fill out your Black Powder forces and save money at the same time! For details of what each special offer…

Hobby: Ruined Hamlet revisited

Our Ruined Farmhouse plastic kit and the Ruined Hamlet set, which contains 3 Farmhouses, are fantastically versatile. Not only are they suitable for wargames from Napoleonics right up to World…

New: American Civil War Artillery 1861-65

The far-too-prolific-for-their-own-good Alan and Michael Perry have produced another brilliant plastic kit, containing a whole selection of artillery pieces for American Civil War games. More Pictures in Webstore The set…

Gallery: Colonial Rangers

We’ve received more freshly painted miniatures to show you this week. This latest batch shows off the splendid Colonial Rangers for your French Indian War battles. Designed by Conquest Miniatures, we…

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…

Showcase: The Crimean War

The Crimean War is perhaps most famous for the misguided Charge of the Light Brigade, when the British cavalry’s orders were misinterpreted leading them to charge up the length of…

Gallery: Iroquois Indians

Check out these beautifully painted French Indian War models, from the brush of the talented painter LuiFe Garcia.  

Gallery: French Indian War Frontiersmen

LiuFe Garcia, one of our talented painters has been working on the Conquest Miniatures French Indian War range we manufacture and distribute. These stunning Frontiersmen are a great example of…

Hobby: Woodland Indians, French Indian War

Following on from his British Regular Infantry regiment last week, Babiruss has also posted these great woodland Indians on our forums, making great use of some Bolt Action Support Bases:

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…

Hobby: British Regular Infantry, French Indian War

Check out this brilliantly painted British Regular Infantry regiment posted on our forum by Babiruss. He’s created some lovely flags by painting on real fabric. Another forum user, NorseKnight83, has…

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…

Anglo-Zulu War: Historical British Regiments part 2

The Warlord Games studio has been painting up some of the different British regiments that fought in the invasion of Zululand in 1879. Last week we showed off the 60th…

Hobby: Zulu diorama

Warlord Games metal caster Richard Nunley explains how he came to make this great scene: ‘I did this vignette for a friend of mine. He had watched the film Zulu!…

Napoleon’s Berlin Carriage – Construction Diagram

This stunning kit makes a great centrepiece for any Napoleonic Black Powder army. buy now in store It includes the Emperor Bonaparte himself, his Chasseurs de la Garde bodyguard as…

New: 4Ground Pre-painted Terrain

Check out this amazing new range of laser-cut pre-painted buildings and terrain pieces, that look great in World War II battles right back to Napoleonic era games. If you want to battle…

New: Napoleon’s Berlin Carriage

Released this week is a fantastic centre-piece for your Black Powder collection – Napoleon’s Berlin Carriage. buy now in store The kit includes Old Boney himself (although not the running away version…

Gallery: Seminole Indians

Following our Spotlight on the French Indian War last week, we are showcasing our newly painted Seminole Indians, painted by Luife Garcia. Click here for our full range of Indians…

Spotlight: French Indian War 1754-1763

The French Indian War is named after the principle enemies of the British colonies in North America – the French colonials and their native Indian allies. Wargaming this conflict combines…

Peter Schulein’s Ruined Mansion

Check out this cool modelling project, combining three ruined farmhouse models into one awesome ruined mansion! We were sent these photos by Peter Schulein from the wargame club Murphy’s Heroes…

Back in stock – Napoleonic flags from Victrix!

We have now had a restock of the gorgeous Napoleonic flag transfers from Victrix. Ideal for use on Black Powder armies! Seeing as we’re nice chaps here’s a showcase of…

New: Compagnie Franches de la Marine boxed set

This week sees the release of a new boxed set for the French Indian War range we are distributing on behalf of Conquest Miniatures – the Compagnie Franches de la…

French & Indian War: Alternative Quebec

In this comprehensive article, The Last Argument of Kings author Pete Brown examines the Battle of Quebec and suggests ways to make the battle more interesting to refight as a wargame,…

New: Napoleonic British Rocket Bombarding Frame

Something new and a little different for Napoleonic players this week – the British Rocket Bombarding Frame! Rocket Troops were at Quatre Bras and Waterloo and, although Wellington viewed the…

Spotlight: The 100 days Campaign deals

With the release of our Black Powder supplement Albion Triumphant – The Hundred Days Campaign we thought it was a good time to spotlight the great deals we have in…

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…

New: Albion Triumphant Volume 2 – The Hundred Days campaign

The newest supplement for our Black Powder game is now released! Albion Triumphant – the Hundred Days Campaign focuses on the Hundred Days campaign which culminated in the Battle of…

New: Polish Vistula Legion

The latest addition to our growing Napoleonic range is this fine boxed set of Vistula Legion. buy in store now! The Vistula Legion was perhaps the most famous of the…

Wargaming With The Rocky Mountain Tribes 1780-1840

We’re delighted to have another article from Tim Greene – this time focusing on his love of wargaming with specific tribes and how you can do the same using the…

Gallery: Tom Weiss’ Indians

Tom is an incredible painter whose work we have shown in the past on our Bolt Action miniatures. By chance we noticed he had applied his not inconsiderable talents the…

New: Albion Triumphant, Black Powder supplement!

Chronicling the Flanders and Peninsular Campaigns during the Napoleonic Wars, Albion Triumphant is the first of two books covering the battles involving the British forces. Of course, it also looks…

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…

New: Napoleonic French Line Casualties!

These brand new sculpts, hot off Wojtek’s sculpting desk fulfil two key purposes – they are great to add extra flavour into your French line units as well as act…

New: Mounted Napoleonic French Infantry Colonels!

As fearsome an opponent as the Napoleonic French may be they do need direction and discipline. Supporting our newly released plastic Napoleonic French Line Infantry are these splendid new mounted…

Painting Rorke’s Drift

Alan Mander tells us how he painted this amazing battle set for us – over to you, Alan… Alan: Before I get started I wanted to say that the colours…

New: Napoleonic Russian Artillery!

The latest addition to our Napoleonic Russian range are these three guns. With a choice of two crew sets, these are just what your green-jacketed Russian musketeers need. buy now…

New: Baron Larrey’s ambulance!

A new addition to our growing Napoleonic range is this wonderful vignette featuring one of the most interesting characters of the period – Baron Dominique Jean Larrey. Born in a small…

Russian Army Uniforms 1807-1815

By Vince Rospond The Russian army of the Middle and Late Napoleonic period (1808 – 1815) was based on a dark green jacket with white trousers.  The exact nature of…

New: Napoleonic Mule Train!

Ever since we released our Pike & Shotte Mule Train we’ve had requests to do a version for the Napoleonic Wars. Your wish is our command… Whilst sculpted specifically as…

‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ poem

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. ‘Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for…

New: Napoleonic Russian paint set

Many of you have asked about the colours needed to paint our recently released Napoleonic Russians. Help is at hand with this starter paint set designed specifically with the Emperor’s…

New: Napoleonic Russian 1809-1815 command pack!

Adding more variety and options into your Russian army is this cracking command pack. Based around the 1809 shako the pack also includes a mounted officer. See what else is…

Uniforms of the Landwehr

Adding to his excellent article on the Uniforms of the Polish army in the early stages of WWII, Vince Rospond has turned his attention to matters Napoleonic. Have a look…

New: Victrix Plastic Napoleonic Austrians Are Here!

We’re delighted to say we now have stocks of all four of the new plastic boxed sets. Have a look here and see what’s what… Each of these plastic boxed…

John Stallard Paints Toy Soldiers Shock!

John, the owner of Warlord Games has been hard at it getting together a brigade of our Napoleonic Prussian Landwehr. As soon as the metal metal became available he grabbed…

New Plastic ACW Zouaves And Special Offers!

With the Perrys about to release their lovely new American Civil War Zouave boxed set we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on them plus loads of other…

New: Crimean British!

Whilst the British line Infantry have been available for a short while via our webstore we now have them in a boxed set with full-colour flags and at a superb…

New: More Napoleonic Prussian Landwehr!

Adding yet more options to your Napoleonic Prussian armies we have more Landwehr to bolster the ranks! We have Landwehr at trail as well as Landwehr with pike and with…

Gallery: Prussian Up Daisies!

We narrowly missed the deadline for getting pics of painted models from our  Napoleonic Prussian Landwehr in last week’s newsletter. So, it’s only right and proper we show them off…

New: More Napoleonic Prussian Landwehr!

You’ve eagerly grabbed our new plastic Napoleonic Prussian Landwehr with both hands so you’ll be delighted to see that we’re releasing more metal miniatures to support them! First up are…

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…

Preview: More Landwehr!

Oh, come now – you didn’t think we’d stop at plastic Napoleonic Prussian Landwehr did you? Take a butchers at the new sculpts for this range which are due for…

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…

New: Prussian Landwehr Deals!

With the imminent release of our new plastic Prussian Landwehr boxed set we’ve pulled together the following deals so you can put together your Prussian army quickly and cost effectively….

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…

New: Crimean War British!

We recently purchased Radetsky Miniatures’ Crimean War range as it was not only a beautiful range but also fits perfectly with our Black Powder rules. Now you can get your…

Battle Report: The Battle for St Piere

A Black Powder battle report by Alan Perry. Commanders: Rick Priestley, John Stallard, Alan Perry, Michael Perry, Paul Sawyer, Jervis Johnson and Peter ‘The Count’ Dennis. Alan was Umpire for…

Gallery: Ubique Matt’s Plastics!

Not long ago we held a Black Powder Open Day at Maelstrom Games’ Eye of the Storm venue. We were delighted when Warlord forum-dweller, Ubique Matt, dropped in with a…

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…

The Strangest Battle

By Bob Black Bob has been writing for wargames magazines since 1984, has three history books published and has been editor of Toy Soldier magazine. He’s been gaming with figures…

Paul Cubbin’s Big Wullie!

“The Cubster”, as Paul is known on the Warlord forums, has applied his prodigious painting skills to the Big Wullie miniature you get free when you buy a copy of…

Darek Flashes His Wullie!

Our Warehouse manager, Darek, has been having fun painting his Big Wullie miniature. Big Wullie, the Crimean Highlander, is only available when you buy a copy of Black Powder from…

Black Powder: Disordered!

What’s happened here then? Ady McWalter recently showed us one of the conversions he’s been working on to represent Disorder in his games of Black Powder. Pull yourselves together, lads!…

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…