Bolt Action – British

New: 18/25pdr Gun and Limber BEF

Incoming! Released today is our new 18/25 pdr field artillery – just the job for British commanders taking part in our Summer Offensive campaign! View in Store The forerunner of the…

New: Guy Ant Truck

Something a little diferent for you this week as we release our british Guy Ant 15cwt truck. THis relatively unknown and overlooked truck was built in considerable numbers with over…

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…

Shipping Now: Germany Strikes!: Early War in Europe – Bolt Action Theatre Book

Our latest supplement for Bolt Action: Germany Strikes! and the exclusive Mad Jack Churchill figure are now shipping to all of you who placed a pre-order! In 1939, Germany shattered…

History: Archer SP 17-pdr

View in Store With the release of our new resin British tank destroyer model last week, Sam Phillips takes us through the history of the Archer: As war raged across…

New: Japanese Build an Army – Free Tank!

Last month we put together a handy army building tool in the Warlord webstore, which not only gives you a simple method of putting together a bespoke army package via a series…

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…

History: Bishop Self Propelled Gun

View in Store With the release of our new self propelled gun for the British, Sam Phillips takes us through the history of the Bishop: In North Africa 1941, the…

New: Archer SP 17 pdr

This week we have further reinforcements on the way for the British – in the form of the Archer 17-pdr self-propelled gun! View in Store The potency of the 17-pdr anti-tank…

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…

Hobby: Commando Amphibious Raiders

Following last Friday’s Commando-themed releases, Warlord’s own Rich Carlisle has been researching these elite fighters – and has prepared a hobby guide. So – grab a brush, check your bearings,…

New: Commando Amphibious Raiders

Send in the British Commandos for a water-borne assault! The Commandos – drawn from volunteers from within the United Kingdoms armed forces, the Special Service Brigade would swell to 30 individual…

New: Bishop Self Propelled Gun

Our latest addition to the huge range of Bolt Action resin and plastic vehicles is this resin British Bishop. The Bishop was a British self-propelled artillery vehicle based on the…

Wargaming Market Garden and the Battle for Arnhem pt.1

We were recently contacted by published historical author, Chris Brown – who very generously offered to write a series of articles to cover both the history of Operation Market Garden,…

New: British Paratroop Section

Our British Paratroops are now available as a squad in this new boxed set. Landing by parachute, by glider and by Shanks’ pony they are right to take the fight…

Bolt Action: Getting started bundle deals!

If you are new to Bolt Action then we recommend this deal for you. We put it together last Christmas and as it proved to be so popular during the…

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…

New: Morris CS8 Field Tractor

Here’s a little something for British players and it’ll be good to cover all forces in all theatres – the Morris CS field tractor. Used by British Tommies from the…

Out with the Old! In with the New! Tank Sale

  Treadheads, rejoice! To celebrate our growing range of plastic Bolt Action tanks and the retirement of the resin models that they replace, we’re launching a sale! We’re including all…

‘Germany Strikes!’ preview by Alessio Cavatore

Alessio: Following the release of Battleground Europe and Ostfront, the “Theatre books” supplements for Bolt Action continue with Germany Strikes! – Early war in Europe. In this article I’m going to explain…

New: Crusader AA Mk II/III

Protect your British and Polish armies from aircraft attack with the new Crusader AA Mk II/III. After the completion of the North African Campaign, the availability of better tanks such…

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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…

Hobby: John Stallard’s British M3 White Scout Car

He’s been at it again! As soon as he saw our recently released M3 White Scout Car, Warlord owner John Stallard just couldn’t help himself… It wasn’t just the American…

History: Sherman Duplex Drive Tanks

The Sherman tank was the mainstay of the allied tank forces, made even more potent when they decided to stick a rubber ring around it! The Duplex Drive version of…

New: Bolt Action Downloadable Painting Guides

Looking for a little help to get your Bolt Action army painted up just right? Well check out our brand new Downloadable Painting Guides, available for less than the price of…

New: Sherman V Duplex Drive

Duplex Drive or DD tanks, (nicknamed “Donald Duck tanks”) were a type of amphibious swimming tank developed by the British during the Second World War. DD tanks worked by erecting…

Warlord Games at Cold Wars

This week we received some stunning pictures from Paul Delaney of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, of the huge Bolt Action game which he ran at this year’s ‘Cold Wars’…

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…

Hobby: British Para Diorama by Dave Woodward

As a gift for a friend of Warlord, John Stallard commissioned Dave Woodward to put together a diorama of British Paratroopers patrolling a European street using the Café Gondrée building from…

Historical Account: Operation Goodwood

“We must engage the enemy in battle unceasingly; we must ‘write off’ his troops; and generally we must kill Germans.” Such were the stated aims put forth by General Bernard…

Historical Account: The Battle for Arnhem

On the 17th September 1944, preceding a bombing run from the Allies, the first British units landed near Arnhem. The British 1st Airborne Division, commanded by Major General Roy Urquhart…

Profile: Major John Frost

John Dutton Frost was a British Officer of the 1st Airborne Division. He fought in numerous theatres throughout the war, including North Africa, Sicily, the Italian mainland and also raided…

New: Valentine II infantry tank

British and Soviet forces receive reinforcements this week, with the arrival of the Valentine II infantry tank. View in Store The Valentine was designed as a private venture by the…

Gallery: British Vehicles

Our expert studio painters have been working their magic on a whole range of British Bolt Action vehicles over the last few weeks – here are the results: View in…

Historical Account: Villers-Bocage

This battle is perhaps most well known due to the extraordinary actions of a famous German tank commander, Michael Wittmann. In the span of 15 minutes his unit would be responsible for destroying…

Unit Profile: British 7th Armoured Division ‘Desert Rats’

The 7th Armoured Division are said to have gotten their nickname – The Desert Rats – from a sketch that the divisional commander’s wife drew after a trip to Cairo…

Gallery: SAS Jeeps

This week our Studio painters have turned their hands to the ever-popular SAS jeeps – these characterful models are literally covered in details, making them great fun to paint! View…

New: Bedford 15CWT Trucks

Our latest resin Bolt Action vehciles bring troop and materiel carrying capacity to British and Commonwealth forces in theatres across the globe. As is often the way in war these…

History: The Battle for Pegasus Bridge

The night before D-Day, a force consisting of 200 men of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light companies as well as 20 sappers, men of the Glider Pilot Regiment and around…

Profile: Major John Howard

Major Howard was in command of the 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, which would spearhead the assault into German occupied France. Howard had risen through the ranks and had…

Regiment Profile: The Ox and Bucks

The “Ox and Bucks” first saw action on the retreat at Dunkirk, under Operation Dynamo 26th May-3rd June 1940. The 1st Battalion fought at the Battle of Ypres-Comines Canal, in…

Gallery: British in the Desert

The talented Bruce Murray has been hard at work preparing another batch of British Armour for Tank War! – This week we have a pair of Vickers Light Tanks fitted with…

Showcase: The Airborne Forces of Bolt Action

With the release of the optional rules set for Airlanding reinforcements for Bolt Action, now is the time… muster the troops, tighten your straps, check your ‘chute, say a quick…

Gallery: British in the Desert – the 8th Army forces of Paul Robins

Following last week’s Showcase of his Italians, this week we’re focusing on Paul Robins’ British 8th Army force. Equally as impressive, and equally as beautifully painted, the 8th Army are a…

Hobby: Paul Robins’ Italian Desert Army

Paul Robins is a long-time friend of Warlord Games, and has been a collector for many years. He has amassed an impressive array of forces and we thought it about…

Gallery: British Vehicles

Our talented Studio painters have been at it again – this time we have a batch of British Bolt Action vehicles to feast your eyes on… First up, the Dingo…

Preview: Plastic Puma armoured car and Tiger I tank

Two exciting previews for AFV lovers – a first look at our new plastic Sd.kfz 234/2 Puma armoured car by renowned scale model manufacturer Italeri as well as another project coming…

New: British Tank Troop

Out today is the British Tank Troop boxed set – a platoon of three Cromwell Cruiser Tanks. It’s just the thing to kick-start a British Tank War force! A mix…

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…

Platoon Guide: Cruiser Tank MkVIII Cromwell

History It is said that knowing is half the battle – and in war that responsibility falls on the reconnaissance units. During World War II if British Armoured formations needed…

Hobby: James Elmore’s Ram Kangaroo

This fantastic display piece was created by James Elmore of the Miniature Building Authority. James explains how he did it: My duties as designer and modelmaker for the Miniature Building Authority…

Focus: British Anti-tank Weaponry

As German engineering churned-out ever more advanced war machines – bigger tanks with more powerful guns and thicker sloped armour – the British facing the big cats needed to continuously…

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…

New: Plastic Cromwell Cruiser Tank

Our latest plastic Bolt Action tank is here and British armies will be pleased to receive the Cromwell Cruiser Tank! The Cromwell was the best of the Cruiser tank models,…

New: A12 Matilda II Infantry Tank (Western Desert)

Take North Africa with the ‘Queen of the Desert’, the A12 Matilda II Infantry Tank. This desert version of the famous tank is equipped rather differently from the BEF version.  Aside…

Armour in Focus : The M4 Sherman – Workhorse of the Allied forces

Throughout World War II, the Allied forces leaned heavily upon armoured units to provide an unwavering backbone to their forces which – when backed by the infantry, air forces, naval…

Preview: Plastic Tanks on Their Way!

With our new plastic Panther kit available to order from this Friday, and the ‘Tank War’ Bolt Action supplement rumbling ever closer, we’ve been going tank crazy here at Warlord…

New: Cromwell with burlap camo

The latest resin Bolt Action vehicle to trundle out of the Warlord Games factory is this Cromwell cruiser tank covered in burlap camouflage. Converted from our existing Cromwell by Neil…

New: Plastic Universal Carrier

Following on from the great value Carrier Section boxed set that we released a few weeks ago, we now have the superb new plastic Universal Carrier available singly! The new plastic…

New: Chindit PIAT and Anti-tank Rifle teams

In order to bring things in line with the entries in the Bolt Action: Armies of Great Britain supplement, we’ve sculpted extra models to complete the Chindit PIAT and Anti-tank…

New: British Carrier Section plastic boxed set

One of the enduring images of the British (and other forces of His Majesty’s Commonwealth) are the brave lads being carried hell for leather in their Universal Carriers. We’re delighted…

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…

Hobby: M5 Halftracks with Passengers

Neil Burt (AKA Troop of Shewe) does it again with these amazing conversions of three M5 Halftracks. Outstanding work! Two of them have modelled in passengers, made from the plastic…

History: Fall of the Third Reich

By 1945 the German Army was a beaten force. It could not surrender, damned by Hitler’s orders to fight to the last man and the Allies’ demand for an unconditional surrender that the…

Hobby: British Cruisers

There’s just no stopping Neil Burt (also known as Troop of Shewe) – this week we’re showing off two Bolt Action British Cruisers, the A9 Mk I and A10 Mk…

Hobby: Luigi’s Universal Carrier

A newcomer to our forum, Luigi, posted up these pictures of his Universal Carrier with some lovely extra modelling details. As you can see the crew have had a successful…

New: Plastic M4 Sherman Medium Tank

This all-new plastic kit is the first fruits borne of our partnership with scale model giants Italeri. The M4 Sherman medium tank served Allied forces well, with American and British…

Rules: Warplanes in Bolt Action

The following rules for Warplanes were part of the original draft of the Bolt Action rulebook, but in the end they did not make the cut and they were simplified…

History: The Forgotten Army

1942 – Fall of Singapore After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and their simultaneous invasions of several islands across the Pacific, and then Malaysia the following day, the British interests in…

Showcase: British 14th Army

As we come to the end of our focus on the War in the Pacific, Warlord boss John Stallard was at pains to point out that it wasn’t just Americans…

Scenario: Jungle Road Ambush!

Burma, March 1942, the British and Commonwealth forces defending Rangoon have abandoned the city to the Japanese and have begun a long retreat north and west towards India. Slowed by…

Rules: Amphibious Assaults

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

New: British Oerlikon light anti-tank gun (1939-40)

Reinforce your brave British Expeditionary Force with this unusual-looking tracked anti-tank gun. Developed towards the end of World War I, the Oerlikon 20mm, or 1-pdr, cannon was towed by the…

History: The BEF and the Fall of France

The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was a small and confident professional force. Its leaders prepared for a war that was expected to pretty much follow the pattern of World War I with troops…

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

New: Dad’s Army Home Guard Platoon boxed set

Our officially licenced Dad’s Army Home Guard platoon boxed set is out today. Based on the long-running TV series, these superb miniatures are now available to buy in store! Buy now in…

New: Armadillo improvised armoured vehicle

The Armadillo was an armoured fighting vehicle produced in Britain during the invasion crisis of 1940-1941. Based on a number of standard lorry chassis, it comprised a wooden fighting compartment protected by a layer of…

New: BEF 3″ medium mortar (1939-40)

Add to your British Expeditionary Force with this 3″ medium mortar to bombard the advancing Germans! View in Webstore This is the perfect support weapon to accompany our newly released British…

New: British Expeditionary Force boxed set

This new metal boxed set allows you to take the fight to Jerry as he storms into France and the Low Countries in 1940! These miniatures are also good for…

Pre-Order: Dad’s Army Home Guard Platoon boxed set

It seems that Warlord customers are just as big fans of Dad’s Army as the Warlord staff, because pre-orders have been flying in thick and fast for our new boxed…

Pre-Order: Dad’s Army Home Guard Platoon boxed set

We’re delighted to be able to show off our officially licenced Dad’s Army Home Guard platoon boxed set. Based on the long-running TV series, these superb miniatures are now available to…

Preview: Dad’s Army – Captain Mainwaring

The latest in our preview parade of Dad’s Army characters is Captain Mainwaring, stalwart leader of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard Local Defence Volunteers. His sculpted both in his uniform and his bank…

Coming Soon: Dad’s Army

As we announced last year, we’ve been granted the official licence for the cult TV series, Dad’s Army. As we near the release date we thought it would be fun…

History: The Pacific Theatre

A brief history of the Pacific theatre in World War II In late 1941 the war between Japan and China, began in 1937, was drawing to a bloody stalemate. The…

Showcase: Christmas Truce!

The Christmas Truce pack consists of four great looking miniatures depicting a scene on Christmas Day as members of the British and German army meet to exchange gifts. The models…

Painting Guide: Using the Bolt Action Spray Primers

Warlord staff member Darren Evans was keen to try out the new Bolt Action spray paints, so we asked him to do a quick step-by-step guide. Over to Daz… Stage…

Hobby: Who Dares?

We’ve featured some of his work previously and Warlord forum-dweller Mikeland has done it again with this superb SAS Jeep diorama – very reminiscent of the glory days of comics…

Operation Market Garden – Oklahoma-style!

Organised and run by our good mate Jon Russell, this intimate event was a frenzy of Bolt Action gaming. Jon explains how the day went… Held on 25th August at…

Re-release: Bolt Action Jeep With Raised Canopy!

Another release is our Willys Jeep with its canopy raised. Good for the armies of America, Russia, Britain and others you can get yours here. The famous jeep that was…

New: Bolt Action Universal Carrier!

One of the enduring images of the British (and other forces of His Majesty’s Commonwealth) are the brave lads being carried hell for leather in their Universal Carriers. We’re delighted…

Preview: Morris Quad!

Those of you that attended Salute in London last Saturday will doubtless have seen all manner of unreleased goodies. Amongst these was this Morris Quad C8… The Morris Quad, a…

New: Plastic Bolt Action Commandos!

The latest plastic boxed set from us here at Warlord is for our Bolt Action WWII range and comes in the form of that most feared of raiding forces –…

Re-released: Bolt Action Airborne Jeeps!

The latest resin vehicles to be released are our British Airborne Jeeps. Of course, they work equally well for Canadian or Polish paras too! Specially modified to fit into the…

New: More Chindits!

We have loads more of Wingate’s brave jungle fighters to reinforce your troops behind Japanese lines! Too much to mention here so scroll down to see what we have in…

Re-release: Humber Armoured Cars, Grabner’s Humber and Ruined Building Corner

More resins are being released back into society – check them out here. The most numerous of British armoured cars used during World War II, the Humber armoured cars saw…

Re-release: Bolt Action Humber Scout Car & AEC Armoured Car!

The two latest Bolt Action resin vehicles to be released will help British and Commonwealth commanders support their gallant lads in the field. Have a good look at these two…

Preview: Bolt Action Churchill

Many of you have asked us to add more British vehicles to our Bolt Action WWII range to complement our new plastic British infantry. Your prayers have been answered in…

New: More Bolt Action British!

By jove but you’ve loved our plastic Bolt Action British! We’ve been bowled over by the rave reviews they’ve recieved and you’ve also lapped up our metal support packs too….

New: Bolt Action British Infantry!

Our latest plastic boxed set are our marvellous WWII Bolt Action British Infantry. These have received many plaudits based on the 3-ups and painted examples. Now you can get your…

Reinforcements: Red Devils!

Our Reinforcements scheme (where you can buy our models individually) has gone down an absolute storm with you all so we’re extending it to our Bolt Action British Airborne range!…