Bolt Action – Japanese

New: Japanese Type 4 Ke-Nu light tank

The forces of the Imperial Japanese are further reinforced by the addition of this new resin Ke-Nu light tank. With the Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tanks undergoing up-armament and therefore…

New: Japanese Type 95 Kurogane scout car

Add valuable reconnaissance ability to your Imperial Japanese army with the latest resin vehicle to be added to our Bolt Action vehicle range – the Type 95 Kurogane scout car:…

Showcase: Japanese Armour

Our Studio painters have been busy recently, so we thought it was a great time to show off some of their work. This week, Imperial Japanese tanks, tank destroyers and…

New: Japanese Landing Craft type ‘Super A’

Launch your beach landings and widen the Japanese Empire with this new laser-cut landing craft. Don’t forget to check out our rules for Amphibious Assaults in Bolt Action battles. As…

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…

New: Pacific Buildings and Village

Deck your gaming table out in style with these beautifully detailed laser-cut wooden buildings, perfect for island hopping battles in the Pacific theatre and the Far East during WWII, the…

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…

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…

New: Japanese Type 4 Ho-Ro self-propelled gun

Add some heavy support to your Japanese forces with the Type 4 Ho-Ro self-propelled gun. Built on a modified Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank chassis, the Ho-Ro mounted a Type…

New: Japanese Special Naval Landing Force

Out now is our latest Bolt Action Imperial Japanese boxed set – the Special Naval Landing Force! View in Store Due to the deep distrust the Japanese Army and Navy…

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….

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…

History: Alligator Creek, Guadalcanal 1942

The battle for Alligator Creek is officially known as the Battle of the Tenaru. 6,000 troops from the Japanese 28th Infantry Regiment, the Yokosuka Special Naval Landing Force, and 35th…

Scenario: Alligator Creek, Guadalcanal

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

Pacific collector’s guide – The Armies

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

Gallery: Vehicles of the Pacific Theatre

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

Japanese Infantry and Blitzkrieg Germans available as single sprues!

We have made the plastic Imperial Japanese Infantry and Blitzkrieg German Infantry available as single sprues. They can be found in our webstore in the Bolt Action Armoury section. Buy…

New: Waffen-SS, Finnish and Japanese Decals

Add authentic details and markings to your Bolt Action models with these new carefully researched waterslide decal sheets. The first new decal sheet has licence plates for a wide variety…

History: Battle for Iwo Jima 1945

Battle for Iwo Jima (19th February to 26th March 1945) During their ‘island hopping’ campaign, the US Marines were tasked to take the heavily fortified island of Iwo Jima, in…

Scenario: Iwo Jima Bunker Assault

If you are looking to recreate the fighting during the Battle for Iwo Jima, we suggest using the Bunker Assault scenario (reproduced below for your convenience), with the US forces,…

Collecting Armies for the Pacific Theatre – Part 4

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

Collecting Armies for the Pacific Theatre: Battle Report

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

Video: Armies of Japan Bolt Action supplement

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

Collecting Armies for the Pacific Theatre – part 2

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

New: Baron Takeichi Nishi

Released today is the noble figure of Baron Takeichi Nishi, tank commander in the Imperial Japanese army. Nishi was a Gold medallist in show jumping at the 1932 Olympics, as well…

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…

Collecting Armies for the Pacific Theatre – part 1

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

Speed Painting: Japanese Army infantryman

Super-fast painter Andrew Chesney shares his methods for getting your forces painted up and on the battlefield in double-quick time: When you’re getting started on a new force, one of…

Preview: Collecting Armies for the Pacific Theatre

The Pacific war was a desperate and bloody part of the global conflict of WWII. From Guadalcanal through to Okinawa and the attack on the Japanese mainland, many different forces…

Sneak Peek: Baron Takeichi Nishi

Warlord Boss John Stallard loves this model so much, he insisted we show it off. Nishi was a Gold medallist in show jumping at the 1932 Olympics, as well as…

Bolt Action Axis Gallery

We’ve recently been having loads of miniatures painted by our newly recruited team of painters as well as the regular stalwarts – here are some of the results for the…