Bolt Action – Soviet

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…

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…

History: The Soviet KV-85 Heavy Tank

By the summer of 1943, Soviets tank commanders desperately needed a new tank to take on the heavier German Panthers and Tigers, complaining that the current generation of T-34 and…

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…

Hobby: Jakob Lotz’s Zis-30 conversion

Recently, we received an email from one of our customers, with a couple of rather nice conversions of some mobile gun platforms… we liked them so much that we asked…

Profile: Evolution of the Soviet KV Tank

The Soviet ‘KV’ tank series were named after the defence commissar Kliment Voroshilov and were known for their heavy armour. At the onset of the war with Germany they were…

New: Soviet KV-1E heavy tank & KV-8 flamethrower tank

This week sees the release of two new heavy tanks to help the defence of the Motherland against the invading German Army during Operation Barbarossa – the up-armoured KV-1E and…

Painting: How to apply Winter Whitewash to your Bolt Action vehicles

With Ostfront battles breaking-out across the world, we allied with the ever-eager-to-help Andy Singleton of Volley Fire Painting Services to give the low-down on how to add the distinct Winter White…

New: Soviet KV-85 heavy tank

The emergence of heavy German tanks on the eastern front spurred the Soviet military into action, looking for up-gunned tanks of their own.  Rather than wait for the full development…

New: Winter Soviet Infantry sprue

When the German army crashed over the Russian border in 1941, Hitler was confident of a short, sharp campaign. He nearly got one, but heroic defence by the massive Soviet…

New: Soviet standard bearer

Due to a deluge of correspondence from the community (some may even call it demand!) we have decided to add the Soviet standard bearer from the Ostfront command pack to…

Profile: Evolution of the Soviet BT Tank

The Bystrokhodny (which means ‘fast tank’) series were built in massive numbers, serving the Soviet military well for several years. The concept for these vehicles originally came from the Christie…

New: Plastic T34/76 Tank and Tank Platoon!

Comrades, Rejoice! Reinforcements are here and the fascist invaders will be pushed from our glorious Soviet soil! Now available in the Warlord webstore – the plastic T34/76 Medium Tank Platoon…

New: Soviet BT-7A Self-Propelled Gun

Since releasing our ‘Ostfront’ Bolt Action Theatre Book, the Soviet reinforcements have been pouring onto tabletop battlefields across the globe! With the Winter-equipped Soviet Infantry and plastic T34/76 strengthening the…

Platoon Guide: T34/76 Medium Tank

With our plastic T34/76 due to start shipping out in the coming weeks, we thought it time to give you a little more insight into this workhorse of the Soviet…

Historical Account: The Battle of Stalingrad

At 6pm on August 23rd 1942 the assault on the Soviet city of Stalingrad began by Army Group 6 under the Command of Colonel General Friedrich Paulus. However that had…

Ostfront – The Soviets

View in Store February has seen a slew of Soviet reinforcements pour into the struggle in the Eastern Front with releases for the Soviet and Fascist side adding to the…

New: Ostfront Command

Throughout February, we’re giving-away a free Soviet miniature with every customer order over £50.00 – however – upon announcing this, we were overwhelmed by a deluge of customers calling us,…

Profile: Soviet Naval Brigade

The Soviet Naval forces fought on land in many of the large scale Soviet actions, such as at Leningrad and Sevastopol. The Brigada Morskoi Pekhoty was formed from the grizzled…

New: Soviet Infantry (Winter) plastic boxed set

Along with the ‘Ostfront’ Theatre book, we received another delivery this week – our eagerly anticipated new plastic kit for Bolt Action – Soviet Infantry equipped for the freezing wintry…

New: Soviet Naval Brigade Squad

As part of our continuous range revision, we’ve revisited the Soviet Naval Brigade and have taken the opportunity to add reinforcements to provide a 10-man squad – and they’ve even…

New: Soviet Tachanka MMG wagon

The release of ‘Ostfront’ brings about a focus shift – over the coming months, we’ll be unveiling reinforcements for the German, Soviet, and other nations involved in the Eastern Front conflict….

Into the Ostfront!

With our second Theatre Book – ‘Ostfront’ due to start shipping out into the eager hands of customers across the globe later this week, we sat down with our resident…

Profile: Soviet Anti-tank Weapons by Matthew Davies

The Soviets preferred method of winning a war was numbers, and lots of them. Large numbers of soldiers were trained, and Russian factories turned out incredible numbers of guns, tanks…

New: OT-26 flamethrower tank (single turret)

More armour rumbles out of the tank factory this week for Soviet armies – the OT-26 flamethrower tank: Over 550 OT-26 (or KhT-26) Flamethrower variants were produced between 1932 and 1935. Initially developed…

Hobby: Andy Singleton’s Soviet Forces

With the impending release of the Ostfront Theatre Book, we’ve enlisted the help of long-term friend of Warlord, and paintbrush-wizard extraordinaire, Andy Singleton of Volley Fire Painting Services to provide some…

New: T-26B Mod 1938 light tank

Defend the Mother Country with this new early war Soviet tank – the T-26B Mod 1938. Also fielded by the Finns! Up to 1938 the T-26s external design barely changed,…

History: Russian Female Snipers

The Russian Snipers proved to be some of the best of the war, scoring multiple kills and having numerous sniper aces. Unusually, the Red Army fielded many female snipers and…

Rules: Vasily Zaitzev – Legendary Sniper

12 Days of Christmas – Day 6 Today’s surprise is an extract from the forthcoming Bolt Action Theatre Book – Ostfront: Barbarossa to Berlin.   ‘For us there was no land…

New: OT-130 Flamethrower Tank

With ‘Tank War’ rolling out worldwide, and the sound of gunfire sounding out from tabletop battlefields across the world, something wicked this way comes – the OT-130, as fielded by…

New: T-26B Mod 1933 light tank (cylindrical turret)

Yet another new resin Bolt Action vehicle is unleashed onto the field of battle this week – this time something for the Soviets and Chinese. This model of the T-26…

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: Soviet BT-5 Fast Tank

Add armoured support for the Red Army with the BT-5 Fast Tank, and drive back the forces of the Third Reich: The BT-5 was one of the BT series of…

Tank Escalation Campaign Part 4

This week, we have discovered an imposter! A scout has infiltrated the Warlord warehouse – long-time friend of Warlord, Dave Warrilow has arrived armed with a troop of T-34s. The…

New: Soviet M17 AA Halftrack

Defend your Soviet forces against the Luftwaffe with this Halftrack-mounted anti-aircraft gun. One of the main shortfalls in the Soviet arsenal was an armoured anti-aircraft vehicle to protect Red Army…

New: Soviet Zis 6 Truck

A rugged new transport vehicle for Soviet armies – the ZIS 6 Truck: The ZIS-6 was a general purpose army cargo truck, a three-axle version of the ZIS-5 two-axle truck….

New: Soviet Dog Mine anti-tank teams

A rather unorthodox new unit for Soviet Armies (and not one for animal lovers!) – Dog Mine Anti-tank Teams: Before the war the Soviets had experimented with using dogs to…

Hobby: Converting Plastic Soviet Tank Riders

In between playing in the Warlord staff Tank War campaign and occasionally doing some work, Daz Evans has been creating this lovely T-34/85 with some brilliantly posed Soviet tank riders….

Gallery: More Soviet Vehicles

Our Studio painters have been churning out even more vehicles and tanks for the Soviet army. Anyone would think we had a new Bolt Action supplement in the pipeline focusing…

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…

Gallery: Soviet Anti-Tank Vehicles

Our expert Studio painters have been busy painting up our range of Soviet anti-tank vehicles and self-propelled artillery. Enemy armour beware: View in Store View in Store View in Store…

New: Tank Platoons

Deploy your armoured forces for Tank War with these two great value tank platoon boxed sets – the US Armoured Platoon and the Soviet Tank Platoon! Containing three of our…

Armour in Focus: T-34/85 – Might of the Motherland

The Soviet T-34 series was unsurprisingly the mainstay of the Soviet armoured forces during World War Two – its sloped armour changed the fundamental design of armoured vehicles later in…

Platoon Guide: T-34/85 Medium Tank

History The T-34 series, with its sloping armour, changed the principles of tank design during the war. The sloping, angular layout of the T-34 increased the effective armour thickness, and…

New: GAZ AAA Radio/Workshop truck

Bolster the transport capabilities of your Soviet forces with this resin GAZ AAA Radio/Workshop truck: Based on the ubiquitous GAZ AAA truck, this variant mounted an enclosed working space which…

New: Soviet FAI light armoured car

Out today is our new resin FAI light armoured car. View in Store Built on the chassis of the GAZ A car (itself a licensed copy of the US Ford A), the FAI’s…

New: Battlefields Tundra Tufts

The Tundra Tuft is a cool (pun intended) and fantastic looking piece of basing material to add to any snow or winter base. The frosted look on the grass tufts…

New: GAZ AA truck

A new Soviet vehicle rumbles in today – the GAZ AA truck is a 4-wheeled alternative to the 6-wheeled AAA lorry. Both serve well to transport troops and materiel to…

New: Soviet GAZ AAA Lorry and Fuel Bowser

Two new support vehicles are available for Soviet (and German!) Bolt Action players with these two new resin trucks. Developed from the earlier two axle GAZ AA truck (we’ll be…

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…

New: Soviet BT-7 Fast Tank

The latest Bolt Action vehicle to leave the massed tank factories of Tankograd, this stunning BT-7 fast tank will give your Soviet army one of it’s most numerous armoured fighting…

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…

New: Soviet Ampulomet, 50mm Mortar and Flamethrower teams

Reinforce you Soviet forces with these new support teams – the Ampulomet, 50mm light mortar and Flamethrower teams. Invented in the first desperate years after the German invasion of the…

New: BA-6 Armoured Car

This latest addition to our comprehensive range of Bolt Action vehicles comes from our recent purchase of Force of Arms’ Interwar and Early War range. Plenty more on the way!…

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: Soviet Tankers

Add character and individuality to your Soviet armour with this set of crewmen, designed to be placed in the tank hatches of your models. The various models are sculpted surveying…

Work in Progress: more tanks!

This week we’ve found some more tanky goodness to show you from the Warlord design studio… US M18 Hellcat Soviet BT/7 These vehicles are both in the pipeline. For the…

Showcase: Siberian Veterans

We’ve just had our Siberian Veterans boxed set painted up in all its glory. These tough fighters were hardened by battle in the Far East before being redeployed to take…

Video: Painting Bolt Action Soviets

When we saw this YouTube video about speed-painting Bolt Action plastic Soviet Infantry, we knew we had to share it with the rest of you. Check it out for some…

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…

Gallery: Tom Weiss’ Partisans

More inspirational brushwork from Tom Weiss. This time it’s the turn of the Partisans to step out of the shadows! These miniatures are perfect for representing the forces of the…