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Warlord Games Newsletter Prize Draw Winner!

Thousands of you entered the Newsletter Prize Draw, but only one of you can win the £100/$150! Find out who it is… In preparation for the start of the tailored newsletters,…

Shrapnel 2018 Tournament Event Write Up!

Warlorder KarlB writes up his experience at the recent Shrapnel event in Stevenage…     This year saw the second running of Shrapnel at Lost Ark Games in Stevenage. This…

Operation Pig-Stick and The Battle For Brussels Part II – Scenario & Force Selectors

Konflikt 47: Operation PIG-STICK and the Battle for Brussels by Ben Moorhouse and Perry Bishop PART II – SCENARIO & FORCE SELECTORS   Part I of the Battle for Brussels…

Operation Pig-Stick and The Battle For Brussels Part I – Background

Konflikt 47: Operation PIG-STICK and the Battle for Brussels by Ben Moorhouse and Perry Bishop PART I – BACKGROUND Whilst tactically of little value, Brussels was a key political objective…

Blood Red Skies: Beasts of War Video Collection

Beasts of War have recently released a fantastic set of videos delving into Blood Red Skies and we’ve compiled them for you into this one stop collection! Blood Red Skies…

Test Of Honour Video series

BoardGameManiacs made a full complete mini-series for the game Test Of Honour and we made a neat article to compile all those videos! UnBoxing the Core Game and Expansion DoJo…

Bolt Action: Arnhem Project

Chris Brown talks about Arnhem and playing awesome Bolt Action games there and invites you along, read more about it here! Chris: It may not snow, but for a long…

Bolt Action: US and German Armour Gallery

Sascha Herm shows off some beautifully painted US and German vehicles in a winter scene! Sascha: I wanted to demonstrate with these, that it is possible to brush paint any…

Cambridge Too Far After Action Report

On 10th March Cambridge, UK saw the third ‘A “Cam”Bridge Too Far’ event, run by the 2D6 Lodge gaming club, who are local to the city. With 78 players from…

Blood Red Skies – A Bloody Good Show Chaps!

Wayland Games: We were very lucky to get our hands on an early production copy of Blood Red Skies and a few of us rushed to play it before we…

Konflikt Showcase – foehammer888

Here are foehammer888’s Konflikt ’47 creations! He has painted and converted up this awesome M5 Stuart Light Tank for his US forces on the tabletop.   Following up with the…

US Airborne Community Showcase

With the release of the Market Garden book, we thought showcasing some of the best US Airborne community creations would be a great idea! Mark Minghella’s US Airborne. View post…

How to: Paint an Imperial Japanese Soldier!

Take over the Pacific with your newly painted Japanese army, using this painting guide by Andy Zeck! Hey Guys! Jamie here; regular Bolt Action contributor and speed demon Andy Zeck…

How to: Paint a USMC Buffalo

Prepare your Pacific campaign as Jacob Richards shows you how to paint a USMC Buffalo! Hey Guys: Jamie here! Jacob Richards – who I am sure you have seen on…

How to: Paint USMC Marines!

Get your paint brushes out as Jacob Richards goes into detail – painting USMC Marines! Hey, guys! JamieT here! We really hope you have been enjoying all the hobby related…

Antares Day Sat 1 July 2017: Full Update & Schedule!

The Warlord Games Beyond the Gates Of Antares 1st Grand Tournament – Schedule – Saturday 1st July 2017 Download this schedule of the event here: Download a PDF Schedule 9:00am-10:00am:…

Snipers In Ghillie Suits – Review And Painting Guide

WWPD have made a fantastic painting guide for our new Snipers In Ghillie Suits! They also reviewed this new unit too in their article which was originally posted here. View in…

Warlord at Overlord

The Warlord recently paid a visit to our friends over the channel as they went on a [business] road trip to the Overlord Museum Normandy! During the Normandy anniversary weekend…

Want to learn or try Antares?

Then we have the people to help! What are Gate Builders? The Gate Builders are a small group of volunteer, experienced Antares players who are available to run introductory games…

Local Store Highlight: Alpha Games

Alpha Games is a destination gaming store, just off the A143 and conveniently placed near to Bury St Edmunds, Diss, Thetford and Stowmarket. Based out of town, Alpha Games is…

Sea Lion! – The Brit, The Yank and The Hobby Podcast

The Brit, The Yank and The Hobby Podcast is back and in Episode 22 they are talking Campaign: Sea lion! The Brit, The Yank, and The Hobby is a historical…

Showcase: Antares Terrain!

It has been a while since we last posted some of our recent favourites in the terrain department! Antares’ landscapes are diverse, tough and there for the conquering! We’ll start off…

Konflikt ’47 Awesome Gallery + Summary!

With Konflikt ’47 only being 7 months old, we thought we’d show you guys some of the incredible stuff you’ve been creating and a preview of the ridiculously cool content…

The Antares Initiative – Month 6 – WNW

After 6 months of constructing, designing and battling, the WNW group are here to say thank you and goodbye (for now) as their Antares Initiative journey concludes… watch out for more…

Pike and Shotte Demo Army

Andy Bartlett introduces an impressive Pike & Shotte battle that recently took place at the Sanctuary gaming Centre club and most recently it was the first thing everyone who entered through the…

Battle Report: The Battle of Rorke’s Drift!

Back in January the Beasts of War crew gathered together under the beating heat of the Coleraine sun (well the studio lights at-least) to recreate The Battle of Rorke’s Drift! The…

Antares Community Showcase!

We have scouted Xilos for creations from our community recently and thought some of them deserve to be shared with you! Two Tone Algoryn Forces! Seb Jacquet uploaded an album…

Hobby: How to do Jungle Basing

Danny Moss teaches us how to do some scenic bases for your USMC and get that realistic look! Step 1 – Inspiration The main idea for this project came from…

The Antares Initiative – Month 5 – WNW

WNW are back delivering their Month 5 article! This month’s PDF details their beginning to 2017 with Antares and anything else they have been getting up to with Antares: Catch up…

Gallery of Awesomeness – Bolt Action

Warlorder JoshB has been on a mission to find some of the awesome miniatures that have recently been seen on the Warlord Forum, Bolt Action and Bolt Action International Facebook pages. This…

Jungle Invasion! – Algoyrn Painting Showcase

James Wappel, who we showcased recently for his great painting live stream, has created an amazing jungle themed look to an Algoryn AI trooper! By James Wappel The Algoryn invade…

Weapons of the Concord Combined Command – Part 2

Here is part 2 from Tim’s, Weapons of the Concord Combined Command article! By roving UWC reporter Tim Bancroft As our United World Convocation has signed the Treaty of Confederation…

Weapons of the Concord Combined Command!

Weapons of the Concord Combined Command By roving UWC reporter Tim Bancroft Now we’ve signed the Treaty of Confederation with the Panhuman Concord, we’re being allowed closer access to their…

The Antares Initiative – Month 4 – Mark from October Wargames

Mark Croft of October Wargames has spent his 4th article reflecting on some of the rules along with a look at a recent battle which great images showing various turns!…

The Antares Initiative – Month 4 – Brett from October Wargames

Brett who is part of the October Wargames has played some games using his Concord Army! In this month, he shares his battles with the Boromites! By Brett Dawson Scenarios…

Hobby: Painting Winter Germans

Whilst cruising the forum and facebook we came across these outstanding pieces of winter work by Sascha Herm, a few quick emails later and we can show you these amazingly…

The Antares Initiative – Month 4 – WNW

WNW are here with their Month 4 article! This month’s PDF details how their gaming over the Christmas period went and anything else they have been getting up to with…

Gallery of Awesomness – Antares

It’s been a while since we last showed off your skills to the world so new Warlorder JoshB was sent on a mission amongst the Forum and Facebook pages to find…

Local Store Highlight: Marquee models – Harlow

Marquee models in Harlow Essex is running a Bolt Action event day in honour of the release of the Battle of the Bulge Campaign supplement on Saturday 18/2/17. Come on…

The Antares Initiative – Month 3 – Freeborn French Touch Group

French Touch Group member Guillaume has been busy in Month 3! Expect an update on battles and more Freeborn related news! By Guillaume Pastor Yeti’s FREEBORN FEEDBACK My first games unwound during last November…

The Antares Initiative – Month 3 – Artur from October Wargames

October Wargames member Artur who is of the Boromites has shared his account of his first game from Month 3 in this article! By Artur Sliwinski First Blood or Where Did…

The Antares Initiative – Month 3 – Mark from October Wargames

October Wargames member Mark who is of the Ghar Empire has shared his account of his first game from Month 3 in this article! By Mark Croft I’ve played about 8 games…

The Antares Initiative – Month 3 – Brett from October Wargames

October Wargames member Brett Dawson who has a Concord army has shared his battle accounts from Month 3 in this article! By Brett Dawson So wow November time already seems to be…

The Antares Initiative – Month 3 – WNW

WNW are back again with their Month 3 article! The PDF for this month explores what they have been getting up to with Antares. Their 500 point armies are now…

The Antares Initiative – Month 3 – S&T Liverpool

The Month 3 Article from Scythe and Teacup Gamer cafe has come in! Phil Millar – 500 points Army Phil has been building his well painted Boromite army adding multiple units….

The Antares Initiative – Month 3 – The Ghar

Jeremy of Fresh Coast Gaming shares his Ghar infested Month 3 of the Antares Initiative complete with a fantastic airbrush painting guide… By Jeremy Goat Flat out, I am in…

The Antares Initiative – Month 3 – Painting Boromite Lavamites

Fresh Coast Gaming member (and one of our younger gamers) Oscar has been painting Boromite Lavamites in Month 3 and here is his article! By Oscar Brownfield Hi! This is Ozzy….

The Antares Initiative – Month 3 – Delve into the Isorian Senatex

Fresh Coast Gaming has gotten Month 3 underway. Will, from the group, is an Isorian player & here he is with painting tips and more… By Will Kochis We continue…

The Antares Initiative – Month 2 – S&T Liverpool

We have an awesome read for you from S&T Liverpool! The Scythe and Teacup Gamer cafe team from Liverpool, UK have created a PDF that includes a bunch of their members…

The Antares Initiative – Month 2 – WNW

We have a special read for you! The guys from WNW have produced a fantastic PDF that includes all of their articles and pictures in a great format! Read this…

The Antares Initiative Month 2 – October Wargames Association!

Painting and building for the  Antares Initiative with the October Wargames Association! By Mark Croft I’ll start with the easiest elements, the Ghar outcasts and tectorists, these came as white metal…

The Antares Initiative Month 2 – Tupperforge!

Scout Force from French Touch Group! By Jonathan Manon Here we are with the Month 2 article! With my others friends of the French Touch Group we are moving deeply…

The Antares Initiative: Noise Sector, month 2 – part 3

Selected for the Antares Initiative Noise Sector is a band of opportunistic hobby corsairs plying their trade across time, space, dimensions and systems using MAXIMUM VOLUME!!! By Mick Porter “The…

The Antares Initiative: Noise Sector, month 2 – part 2

Selected for the Antares Initiative Noise Sector is a band of opportunistic hobby corsairs plying their trade across time, space, dimensions and systems using MAXIMUM VOLUME!!! By Asher Longley Welcome…

The Antares Initiative: Noise Sector, month 2 – part 1

Selected for the Antares Initiative Noise Sector is a band of opportunistic hobby corsairs plying their trade across time, space, dimensions and systems using MAXIMUM VOLUME!!! By Mitch Thomas Hello…

Local Store Highlight: Questing Knight Games

Questing Knight Games (QKG) nestles in the historical Salopian market town of Wellington and it is Telford’s premiere games and hobby store. Established way back in September 1994 QKG is…

Event: MillenniumCon 19

Lone Star Historical Miniatures (LSHM) annual gaming convention, MillenniumCon, will be held for the 19th straight year on 11-13 November 2016 in Round Rock,Texas. Website information at: http://www.millenniumcon.info/index.html Hosting or…

Yorkshire Renegades: “OPEN FIRE!” Bolt Action Tournament.

The Yorkshire Renegades are extremely proud to present the second instalment of the “OPEN FIRE!” Bolt Action Tournament series which will be held at the Market Weighton Scout Hut (between…

The Antares Initiative: The October Wargamers – Month 1

The October Wargamers took the opportunity to write up month one of their Antares Initiative experience separately giving us four individual takes on the The Drone Integration scenario as well as…

The Antares Initiative: Noise Sector – Month 1

The first month in Antarian space has been a challenging one for the villainous scum of The Noise Sector. Cast adrift from the main star cluster in unfamiliar territory we…

HMGS Presents: FALL IN!® 2016

Running from Nov. 4th to 6th, This years theme is: Poland Through the Ages, from Duchy to Republic. Fall-In! will once again be held at the Lancaster Host Resort located…

Community Konflikt

Having been released just over a month ago now, Konflikt ’47 has taken the world by storm – rift-tech contraptions have been sighted across the globe, and are taking to…

Community: Final Push for Emma!

If you’re subscribed to the Warlord Newsletter, and/or are a member of the online Bolt Action community, you should be no stranger to the TabletopBattle crew – Svein, Damon and…

Operation Sand Dune Revisited

It’s been a while since we put something together to cover myself, Sam Phillips and Carl Titterington’s ongoing desert forces in our ‘Operation Sand Dune’ project, however we have recently…

Hobby: Justin Shearer, building my next army- part 3

Justin Shearer of the Freeborn Shard Podcast continues talking us through his thought processes when starting a new army for Beyond the Gates of Antares – if you missed the first…

Phat Katz & Clockwork Goblin at The Other Partizan

Will any of you guys be at the show on Sunday with a camera? Ready to roll some dice with the games designers? This year Partizan moves the show to…

LSHM Bolt Action Report

Oscar Barela here welcoming you to the HEAT of a TEXAS SUMMER!!! For all of us from the great state of Texas we know what it’s all about, and for…

Events: Strategy 2016 with Battlefield Hobbies!

Undefeated in Bolt Action? Champion of Beyond the Gates of Antares? Get your tickets for Strategy 2016 and show us what you’re made of! Officially backed by Warlord Games, new…

Calling All Retail Stores!

Do you own a retail bricks and mortar store? Do you know what Warlord Games can provide for you? Warlord games is dedicated to supporting local bricks and mortar stores…

Oklahoma City Warlord Games Day – 17th /18th June 2016

This past weekend Carl Titterington, of T’s creative ramblings, was at the Warlord Games day in Oklahoma and Andrew Chesney asked him to write an article about it and send…

Bolt Action: D-Day Campaign Team Event Australia

We caught wind (literally as they were all nearly swept away in a storm) of some spectacular action going on down south… in deepest Australia as the superb Brian Cook…

Spotlight: TemplarsCrusade01’s D-Day Video series

TemplarsCrusade01 has been hard at work this week on a project to mark the anniversary of D-Day – a three-part video series, looking at how the events of that fateful…

Thank you: Wargames Illustrated

View the results It came as a pleasant surprise last week to receive an emaill from our friends over at Wargames Illustrated regarding their latest survey – to tell us…

Local Store Highlight: Ibuywargames in Woking Surrey.

Hi, Ian Simpkins here from Ibuywargames, a Hobby and Wargaming store based in Woking Surrey UK. We stock all the usual Wargaming Miniature Brands, Hobby Accessories, and hold many Organized…

Dig In: Bolt Action – Daventry

Saturday 14 May from 08:30 to 18:00 and Sunday 15 May from 08:30 to 18:00 New Northants games venue and retailer, Battlefield Hobbies, invites you to Dig In! – its…

Local Store Highlight: Hobby Central – Grimsby

Welcome to Hobby Central your local Grimsby model shop! Come on this weekend… Hobby Central relocated to its Bethlehem Street premises in October 2015 and is rapidly becoming known for…

Showcase: Lord Thomas Hawksby’s Pike & Shotte Musketeers

Lord Thomas Hawksby’s regiment is a fictional English Civil War Parliamentarian Infantry Regiment of Pike, Shotte and an attached Company of Firelocks created by the very skilled ‘Mikeland’. Mikeland’s OldEnglandGrownNew blog tells…

Local Store Highlight: Arcade Toy Shop – Dudley

Thinking of where to shop for your Warlord goodies? Look no further than your local shop (check out this list) and if you’re in Dudley at the weekend why not…

Weekend Hobby Video: TableTopBattle, Kasserine Pt 1 & Pt 2

The lads at TableTopBattle have been gaming hard in the Kasserine pass – 1943. Will their Bolt Action forces fare better than the Allied forces of that time…. Part 1…

Community: TabletopBattle ‘A Worthy Cause’

Table Top Battles patron Tim introduces us to their War Veterans Project: In late 2014 I found Bolt Action. After playing another miniature war game for some 20 years and in…

Local Store and Event Highlight

Introducing Beachhead 2016 and Entoyment, your local store in Poole Dorset UK Entoyment has just successfully completed its first year of trading in Parkstone, Poole. It is the brainchild and…

Weekend Hobby: Simple Smokescreen Markers

A Warlord favorite Dan Hoyt from Red Over Blue has come up with a fantastic way to re purpose all that pillow stuffing that you may have been using for Christmas…

Community Freeborn Colour Schemes

Continuing our recent article series showcasing community colour schemes for Beyond the Gates of Antares, this week we’re dipping into the Warlord Forums and Facebook Group to track-down some fantastic…

Community: TabletopBattle Update

Svein, Damon and the team from TabletopBattle have been forging ever-onward in their video series, giving an overview of the entire of the Second World War in the form of Bolt…

Stockist Highlight: Rochester Games & Models

Warlord friend Andy Singleton has been out and about waving the Antares flag and dropped us a line to share the excitement this weekend at his local stockist Rochester Games…