Bolt Action – US

Unit Profile: Pathfinders

At midnight on the morning of the D-Day attack, a different – and perhaps lesser-known – kind of invasion launched from the air. The first Allied troops to get their boots…

History: The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc

One of the most daring, dangerous, and infamous attacks of D-Day was the US Army Rangers’ assault on the guns of Pointe Du Hoc. Sporting huge cliffs that overlooked the…

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…

Video: D-Day Firefight Unboxing

Those nice chaps at Beasts of War have been checking out our new Bolt Action starter set –  D-Day Firefight. Here’s what they thought of it: View in Store

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…

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…

Fury – An Interview with the Heroes

Decorated World War II veteran Paul Andert, consultant on the imminent Hollywood movie ‘Fury’, shares some genuine stories about the realities of war. With the forthcoming release of our ‘Armoured…

Hobby: Rich Dando’s USMC Stretcher Teams

Following his original collection of US Marines earlier this year, our Richard Dando has been quietly beavering away trying to incorporate as many weird and wonderful components into the army…

New: 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair

This week we’ve added another of the iconic aircraft of the WWII period to our arsenal – the Vought F4U-1 Corsair! View in Store The Corsair was produced from May…

New: Plastic Waco CG-4A Glider

Airlift your American troops into battle with this new plastic kit from our partners at  Italeri – the Waco CG-4A glider. The CG-4 glider was built for the US Army…

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 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…

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…

New: US Army 81mm medium mortar

Bombard the enemy from afar with this 81mm mortar team for US armies: View in Store Rules for the 81mm mortar can be found in the Armies of the United…

Bolt Action Battle Report

The Battle for Carenille Farm This battle report presents a turn-by-turn, blow-by-blow account of an actual game between the Germans and the Americans. It gives a good overview of how…

Special Edition: Dick Winters on sale this week!

Later this week the premier US wargames show opens it’s doors! Historicon also celebrates it’s 30th anniversary this year and we’re delighted to have been asked to help commemorate the…

New: Sherman III medium tank

More armoured reinforcements are arriving for Allied armies in the form of this resin Sherman III medium tank, with its distinctive welded front armour. View in Store The Sherman III (M4A2) served…

Focus: D-Day Landings 6th June 1944

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy – perhaps the most pivotal moment in World War II, when the Allied forces commenced operations to push the…

Hobby: US Marine Corps

Expert painter Rafa ‘Archiduque’ sent us these pics of his US Marine Corps – great job, Rafa! View in Webstore

New: Bolt Action Dice Bags

We’ve added two new Bolt Action dice bags allowing you to declare your allegiance to the US 82nd Airborne or the US Rangers. View in Store View in Store Both…

New: M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer

A much-requested addition to our range of Bolt Action resin vehicles is now here – the US M18 Hellcat! The fastest tracked armoured fighting vehicle of World War II with…

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: WW2 LCD Landing Craft

This laser-cut wood Landing Craft model is perfect for beach assault battles such as D-Day or the Pacific islands. Wide enough to take a Sherman tank, they’re ideal for taking…

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…

Historicon: Special Lieutenant Dick Winters miniature

Here’s a first look at the special miniature we have made for Historicon this year – Lieutenant Dick Winters. Made famous as the main character in the TV show Band…

Hobby: Pete Wright’s Armoured Ambulance

Warlord’s Pete Wright has been busy converting an armoured ambulance. He explains how he went about it: Inspired by the Airfix half-track that those of a certain age will remember,…

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…

Hobby: Sherman with Calliope Rocket Launcher

Neil Burt (also known as Troop of Shewe) has not only painted many of the vehicles you can see on our website, webstore and in our Bolt Action books, but…

Video: Painting US Airborne

We recommend you take the time to watch this great, detailed painting tutorial by Christy Beall, from the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Youtube channel. Full of tips and techniques, it’ll…

Gallery: Uncle Sam’s Guns

This week our Warlord’s studio painter Andres Amian has been working on our US artillery models:

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…

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….

Hobby: Claudia Zuminich’s US Military Policeman

The talented Claudia Zuminich is back with this lovely US Military Policeman on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, on a nicely modelled scenic base:

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…

New: Bazooka Jeep conversion kit

Following on from Gabrio Tolentino’s brilliant Bazooka Jeep conversion article, we decided to make the components available for all those US Bolt Action armies that just can’t do without one of…

Hobby: US Bazooka Jeep conversion

Warlord’s own Gabrio Tolentino has been a busy chap. Aside from taking loads of photos for the Bolt Action Tank Battles book (due out later this year), he’s been working…

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…

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…

Painting: USMC Camo tutorial

Warlord Games studio painter Andrés Amián presents his expert guide to painting US Marine Corps camo: I tend to think that for wargames figures it is better to paint a camouflage approximation…

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…

History: The United States Marine Corps

Motto: Semper Fidelis Image courtesy of Osprey Publishing   The USMC was first created on the 10th of November 1775, during the American War of Independence (best known in the…

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…

Video: Bolt Action Armies of the United States supplement

Bolt Action writer Alessio Cavatore talks us through the Armies of the United States supplement for Bolt Action: We have more of the videos in the pipeline…

Work in Progress: M18 Hellcat

Once again we’ve crept into the Warlord Games studio to check out the latest projects. We tend to showcase work-in-progress on the Warlord Games Facebook page, so for early previews…

New: Plastic US Marines

Storm the beaches and reclaim the Pacific with our multi-pose plastic US Marines, now available to to buy in our webstore. Guadalcanal. Tarawa. Iwo Jima. Okinawa. Just some of the…

Speed Painting: US Marine Corps 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…

New: USMC Support Teams

The US Marines receive some welcome support this week in the form of three new sets, providing  machine gun, mortar and anti-tank capabilities. Just the thing for retaking those Pacific…

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…

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…

Showcase: US Army Willys Jeep

The famous jeep that was the workhorse of all the allied armies. Found in pretty much every theatre of war in many and varied roles it has been suggested that…

Pre-order: US Marines Infantry and Starter Army

Storm the beaches and reclaim the Pacific with our multi-pose plastic US Marines, now available to pre-order. Guadalcanal. Tarawa. Iwo Jima. Okinawa. Just some of the legendary actions the US…

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…

New: Plastic M3A1 Half-Track and Armoured Fist Platoon

Out now is our all-new plastic M3A1 Half-Track kit – perfect for transporting your US infantry into position and providing fire support while the battle rages. Buy Now in Store…

Sgt Rock – Painted by Claudia Zuminich

Not content with doing a cracking paint-job on our Sergeant Rock model, Claudia Zuminich has taken a creative approach to photographing him in some highly realistic jungle terrain! Sergeant Rock…

Video: Bolt Action demo game by Beasts of War

A little while ago Warlord Games’ own Alessio Cavatore and Andrew Chesney spent a few days down South with the chaps from Beasts of War talking all things Bolt Action….

Gallery: Mike Watt’s US Bazooka Team

Posted originally on our forums by Mike Watt (Comte Michel) we thought we would share his fantastic vignette with you all. Mike says, “Another vignette, this time with Warlord figures….

Gallery: Claudia Zuminich’s Sherman

Following on from her USMC last week here is more of Claudia’s work, we like her Sherman M4A3 with wooden armour so much we have included all the images we…

Gallery: Claudia Zuminich’s USMC

If you follow our Facebook page you will be no stranger to Claudia’s work. We liked it so much we have asked her if we could show some of it off…

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: US MP On Harley Davidson!

We’ve lost track of the number of you asking for a rider to sit astride our Harley Davidson motorcycle. Well, your prayers have been answered as we unveil our US…

Re-release: Bolt Action Shermans and Sd.Kfz 7!

Yet more remastered and rereleased Bolt Action resin vehicles! This week we see the addition of the Sd.Kfz 7 prime mover (great for pulling our 88mm gun!) and our three…

New: USMC Support!

Hot on the heels of the release of our new Bolt Action US Marine Corps boxed set are these two great additions the USMC Squad and the Specialists, comprising of…

New: Bolt Action US Marine Corps Boxed Set!

We’ve long wanted to do armies for our Bolt Action range of WWII miniatures that are set in the Far Eastern theatre – the Pacific, Burma, etc. With the glorious…

New! US Airborne Reinforcements

Last week we announced our new Reinforcements offer where you can buy individual figures of your choice! This week we’re adding our Bolt Action Miniatures US Airborne to the scheme:…