Bolt Action – Tank War

Finnish in Action: Demo Table Tali-Ihantala

Following on from an article on building the battlefield for the Portinhoikka-crossroads, Juha Nieminen from Mentor On Miniatures takes a look at his recent battle for Tali-Ihantala! Portinhoikka-crossroads I choose…

New: Chi-Ha Platoon

The Japanese empire has waited long enough to bloom and with the new Chi-Ha platoon they are poised to take the entire pacific. Even the emperor is pleased with what…

Konflikt ’47 Walker Platoons & Bolt Action Tank War rules

The Guys over at Clockwork Goblin dropped us a line with a lovely little extra for your battles in Wierd WWII – Walker Platoons! View in Store Chris: Konflikt ’47…

Focus: Battle Ready – Pre Painted – Tank Platoons

Ever wanted to start playing Bolt Action but been daunted by the prospect of painting your tanks? Have no fear – here at Warlord we’ve been striving for a way…

Operation Sand dune Panzer Tactics

Andy Singleton continues his battle plan to collect a large DAK force in Operation Sand Dune: As part of Carl’s, Sam’s and my own on going trip to the desert…

Head to Head: StuH 42 Vs Easy 8

In this episode of Vs, Andy Singleton of Volleyfire painting brings two late war adversaries head to head, the German StuH 42 assault gun, and the American M4A3E8 76mm. One…

Wargames Illustrated: Allied Armour Stowage Special

WI344, This month’s theme is TANKS! The WI chaps look at both modelling and gaming with tanks, including pitting different rule sets against each other to see which provides the…

Pre-Painted: Battle Ready Tanks!

Ever wanted to start playing Bolt Action but been daunted by the prospect of painting your tanks? Have no fear – here at Warlord we’ve been striving for a way…

Where to Start with Bolt Action

You’ve picked up a copy of the Bolt Action Rule Book – now how do you go about expanding your army? As a new player it may seem daunting as…

Special Offer: Mad March Hare-Tzer

The Mad March Hare-tzer is almost gone! View MM Hare-Tzer in Store Everyone needs a tank on their desk top and this little beast is perfect for the job. Low…

Highlight: M3 Grant Medium Tank with Track Guards

The Medium Tank M3 was an American lend lease tank used by the British as well as the Americans during World War II. In Britain the tank had a different…

Highlight: Panzer II Ausf. A/B/C

Our Panzer II is heading to the front lines and can be used to represent Ausf. A, B or C variants fighting during the Blitzkrieg in Europe and the Russian Front, in…

FREE gear with an Axis or Allied Desert Tank Platoon!

Yes that’s 1 FREE Stowage or Tank Crew pack when you buy your choice of 3 tanks for war in the desert – and you’ll get 10% off the value of…

New: M8/M20 Greyhound Scout Car Squadron

Advancing through the lanes and byways of France comes the unique M8, field a full Cavalry Reconnaissance unit with the US Armoured Car Squadron. View in Store This set allows you…

Head to Head: Panzer IV Ausf H vs T34/85

This week Andy Singleton of Volleyfire Painting looks at those two eastern front nemesis of the late war era, the Panzer IV Ausf H and the T34/85. Both of these…

History: Ersatz Panther – M10

Few things could strike fear into Allied soldiers like German tanks could, the sight of a Panther tank, was often enough to make Allied tank crews and infantry baulk. Even…

New: US Tank Crew Dismounted

Perfect for representing fighting crew Warlord’s new dismounted American Tank crew bail out into the full Armoured Fury of Bolt Action Tank War!   View in Store Ideal as objective…

Modelling: Kampfgruppe Fallschirmjager Pt2

RichC of the Warlord web team recently started looking at building a Kampfgruppe using the new plastic Fallschirmjӓger. Having looked at planning a force RichC now has a look at…

New: King Tiger (Porsche Turret)

The fearsome King Tiger with the Porsche turret is now available for action at the frontline, giving you a choice from three versions! – Choose your flavour with either the New…

Hobby: Kampfgruppe Fallschirmjager

The Web team’s RichC has been planning a small Bolt Action force based on our lovely plastic Fallschirmjӓger and looks at the idea & planning behind building a Kampfgruppe. View in…

Head to Head: M4 Sherman Vs Type 97 Medium Tank

Andy Singleton of Volley Fire Painting Services has been polishing his camera lens and wetting his palette as he delves into the background of two Pacific mainstays of the Japanese and…

Tank War: Battle of Arracourt 19 to 30 September 1944

From today until the end of September, we’re commemorating the Battle of Arracourt – one of the largest armoured engagements on the Western Front – with a focus on Tank War and a…

Offer: Buy 3 Get 20% Off Selected Vehicles

For a limited time only, we’re making your options EVEN BETTER if you’re wanting to expand in to Bolt Action Tank War. Launch into epic Armoured Fury clashes with some of our favourite…

Spotlight: Tank War & Resin Vehicles

It’s been almost exactly a year since we released the ‘Tank War’ supplement for Bolt Action – so what better time to revisit the armoured mayhem?! Ever wished that you…

Bolt Action: Scenario – The Assault of Hill 112

The struggle for control of a vital hill in Normandy is chronicled by Mark Barber. Mark also introduces a scenario allowing you to taste the action for yourselves! “We Shall Fight in…

Spotlight: Panzer II Ausf. L Luchs (Lynx)

An introduction to what Warlord Games owner, John Stallard, considers one of the coolest light tanks of WWII –  the Panzer II L “Luchs” by Sam Phillips. Tank painted by Neil…

Pre-order: Stug Zug!

Last Friday we opened pre-orders for our new plastic Stug III kit. This week even more reinforcements are on their way for all you German players – in the form…

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…

Tiger Hunt! Mini Game – Winners Announced!

A few weeks ago, we launched a fun mini-game called Tiger Hunt – with the chance for 5 lucky winners to get their hands on a copy of the fantastic Armoured…

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…

Alessio on tour!

Bolt Action co-author and international man of mischief, Alessio Cavatore managed to sneak away from his desk and off to Tokyo for a holiday – but, he of course managed…

New: Plastic Panzer IV Ausf.F1/G/H

Released today the latest addition to our fast-growing range of plastic 1:56 scale Bolt Action vehicles is this eagerly awaited Panzer IV medium tank! This plastic kit contains all the…

New: Sd.Kfz 164 Nashorn tank destroyer

Bad news for Allied tank commanders this week – the mighty Nashorn tank destroyer is here! View in Store Originally named the Hornisse (German for Hornet, the Nashorn (Rhinoceros), was…

Scenario: Monster in the Road – The Battle of Raseiniai

With the recent release of ‘Tank War’ – there are a whole slew of new aspects for Bolt Action players to explore – but we couldn’t resist sneaking-in a little something…

New: Tank War digital versions

The Tank War supplement for Bolt Action is now available in digital format as either a PDF or e-book, allowing you to upload all the armoured warfare rules to the…

New: Armoured Fury – Bolt Action Tank War starter set

Armoured Fury allows you to dive into action as either an American Sherman tank commander or become a Panzer commander of lethal Panther tanks. Filled with loads of awesome plastic…

Pre-Order: Armoured Fury – Bolt Action Tank War starter set

Available to pre-order ahead of the release on Friday 31st October 2014, a special starter set containing everything you need to play Bolt Action Tank War! Armoured Fury allows you…

Incoming! Tank War at Wayland Games

Like World of Tanks? Like toy soldiers and model tanks? Then join us for TANK WAR at the Wayland Games Centre in Essex! This is a one day event on…

Platoon Guide: Panzer IV

Originally designed as a troop support tank, its role was to be reconfigured with the need to replace the Panzer III, after facing the Soviet T-34. The Panzer IV was…

Tank Escalation Campaign Part 5 – Friendly Fire!

The German forces under the command of kommandant Bernard Lewis have been running amok – with three games under their belt, it was time to throw something of a ‘speedbump’…

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…

Tank Escalation Campaign Part 3

Following their initial victory last week, Bernard Lewis’ German panzers rumbled onward – this week they happened upon a new foe. How would they fare as they clashed with the…

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….

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…

Armour in Focus: Panther Ausf A

With the Tiger I tank being the king of the battlefield, and the Tiger II being the god of it by the end of the war, the Panther tank was…

Platoon Guide: Panther Ausf A

History The Panther was the main battle tank of the German army and was one of the best all round tanks of the war. Sharing the same engine of the…

Tank War: Profile – Alfredo Carpaneto 

While we were writing the ‘Tank War’ book, I did some research into Italian tank crew in WWII as, being Italian, I wanted to add an Italian tank ace to…

Focus: US Anti-tank Weaponry

With Tank War now making it’s way into the hands of eager Bolt Action players around the world and all these tanks rumbling around, we thought it was high time…

New: Tank War – Bolt Action Supplement

Ever wished that you had an armoured division under your control? Tank War – our latest supplement for Bolt Action – gives players the option to expand their games to…

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…

Platoon Guide: M4 Sherman Medium Tank

History The mainstay of the Allied armies, the Sherman was one of the most versatile tanks during the war, from the fields of Europe to the jungles of the Pacific….

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…

Painting Guide – M4 Sherman

Darek Wyrozebski – who has painted countless Bolt Action vehicles for our box art and webstore features sat down to take us through his method of getting the M4 Sherman…

Gallery: German Armoured Cars

This week we received another batch of German vehicles from the studio painters, who have been furiously preparing them for the ‘Tank War’ release – this time, they’ve been working…

New: Tank Damage Markers and Barbed Wire

Add more drama and realism to your games with these two new releases – Tank Damage markers and Barbed Wire. The Tank Damage markers provide enough fire or black smoke to…

New: Panther Ausf A plastic box set

Our latest plastic 1:56 scale Bolt Action vehicle has arrived and is ready for deployment to your tabletop – the fearsome German Panther tank! The Panther was the best all-round…

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…

Tank War! A Beginner’s Guide to Tank Platoon Organisation

We thought we’d give a little primer on some of the typical historical tank platoon structures to give you guys a little head-start before all hell kicks-off and full-scale Tank…

Competition: My Favourite Tank – the Winner

A few weeks ago we launched a video competition for you to tell us about your own favourite tanks, and we’ve had some great entries. It was a hard task…

An Introduction to Tank War by Alessio Cavatore

The soon-to-be released Bolt Action: Tank War book is the first of a new generation of supplements for Bolt Action. As the ‘Armies of’ series is now complete with Italy…

Tank War – What’s your Favourite Tank Competition!

With the imminent release of our Tank War Bolt Action supplement, the folks at Warlord have been spending a lot of time discussing and debating (well, arguing) which is our favourite…

Preview: Tank War supplement for Bolt Action

Prepare to amass your armoured forces and smash aside the tanks of the enemy – Tank War is almost upon us! Tank War is our exciting new supplement for Bolt…

Bolt Action: Armoured Platoon selectors!

We just couldn’t wait until Friday to let you have Alessio’s armoured platoon selectors for Bolt Action, having played a number of games using it we realised they were just…