Gaming & Collecting

Hobby: Preparing to Strike!

With everyone building up their forces for the Summer Bolt Action campaign one of our regular gamers and painter Andy Singleton dropped us a line with what he’s up to…

Scenario: Operation Biting – The Bruneval Raid

With our Summer Offensive campaign in full swing Alessio Cavatore brings you a fun set of scenario rules to get your inspiration flowing! Operation Biting – The Bruneval Raid 1942 Night…

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…

Hail Caesar – Viking Raiders!

Viking raiders! The cry goes out across the land as the long ships are sighted! Led by the Viking Harald Steptoesson aboard his mighty long ship, the HIrdmen charge into victorious battle!…

Hobby: Dan Hoyt’s Polish tanks

The Bolt Action gaming community at large is a constant source of inspiration for us here at Warlord and we all like to see what others are up to out there…

Terminator Genisys Battle Report: White-out!

A few weeks ago I (Alessio) met with Annie and Gareth White, and asked them to star in the very first photographic battle report for Terminator Genisys, the Miniatures Game – they were very…

Wargaming Market Garden and the Battle for Arnhem Pt.3

Published historical author, Chris Brown continues his series of articles to cover both the history of Operation Market Garden, this time looking at how he creates a particular unit – the…

Special Mission: Downed RAF Pilot

To mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain, we couldn’t help but offer a fun, free scenario… so – without further ado, we present our…

Bolt Action Summer Offensive: War is coming!

Last month, we announced the Bolt Action Summer Offensive – a huge global online Bolt Action campaign that allows you to play loads of battles and register the results online to influence…

Wargaming Market Garden and the Battle for Arnhem Pt.2

Published historical author, Chris Brown continues his series of articles to cover both the history of Operation Market Garden, and offer some tips on how to bring the action to…

Beyond the Gates of Antares: 3-Way Battle Report – Part Two

Welcome to part 2 of the 3 player battle report of Beyond the Gates of Antares. The fight intensifies as the Algoryn army and the Boromite horde surround the compound…

Terrain – Your Battlefield Needs You!

New boy at Warlord HQ Rich Carlisle explains his approach to laying out a great battlefield: We all love our armies and lavish untold hours on their creation painting and…

Hobby: Fighting Inside 4GroundBuildings by Cad Jeal

With the highly detailed building and furniture ranges from 4Ground arriving here at Warlord, we asked the guys that made them how they used the terrain in their Bolt Action battles….

Rules: 47 Royal Marine Commando

STRIKING FROM THE SEA: NO.47 (RM) COMMANDO AT PORT-EN-BESSIN This excellent article was written by Mark Barber. It represents a great example of how to go about fielding a Bolt…

Beyond the Gates of Antares: 3-Way Battle Report – Part One

Behind closed doors, things are progressing at pace for the up-coming release of Beyond the Gates of Antares – with more new models (and races!) being worked upon in the…

Announcement: Bolt Action Online Campaign

Dust off your orders dice because this summer we are running a massive Bolt Action event – an online campaign where you can post the results of your tabletop battles…

Rules: Legends of Great Britain – “Mad Jack” Churchill

Bolt Action writer Alessio Cavatore has kindly provided us with the rules for fielding ‘Mad Jack’ Churchill – the exclusive miniature that comes with the new Germany Strikes! theatre book (when bought direct…

Rules: French Mountain Troops

With the recent release of our Senegalese Tirailleurs box set, we thought we’d shed a little more light upon some of the French Colonial troops which fought during the Second…

Interested in starting Bolt Action?

Every day, we see more and more new players taking up Bolt Action – we receive messages from all across the globe – and we see posts on forums and…

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Battle Report: Tank War at the Leicester Sabres

A few weeks ago Alessio was invited as a guest by the Leicester Sabres – the gaming club of the University of Leicester – to take part in the “Falaise…

Judge Dredd: Oz Judges FREE Rules Pack!

This week we have a special treat for you Judge Dredd players – we’ve received an additional Rules Pack, containing new Rules, Scenarios, Talent Trees, and backstory for the Oz…

Legends of Bolt Action

With the release of each of the Bolt Action Theatre Books, there are more and more additional rules being released for special characters – so we thought we’d ask Alessio…

Beyond the Gates of Antares: First Game…

With more releases and information spilling out into the eager hands of playtesters worldwide, Beyond the Gates of Antares is popping up all over the web on wargaming forums, videos, blogs…

Beyond the Gates of Antares – Mounted Units Rules and Reference Sheets

With playtesting forging along, gathering pace and new players by the day – painted models and battle reports are pouring in from across the globe – and we seem to…

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…

Beyond the Gates of Antares – Andy Singleton and Jez Allum invade!

This month, Andy Singleton and Jez Allum paid a visit to Warlord HQ to tour the premises and get a flavour for the Beta Edition of the Beyond the Gates…

Beyond the Gates of Antares: Large Models, Multiple Order Dice, and Vehicles!

Our weekly Beyond the Gates of Antares playtesting sessions at Warlord HQ have grown seemingly exponentially over the past few months – so much so that we’ve now outgrown our…

Battle Report: Judge Dredd ‘Barko Brothers’ Scenario

Last Friday we released another wave of the good and the not-so-good out into the streets of the Mega Cities… With that in mind, we’ve banished Sam Philips – one…

Community: San Antonio, TX B.A.G

Every week we receive messages from customers, clubs, shops and event-planners from all across the globe, reporting back from the community, to let us know of battles being waged on…

Beyond the Gates of Antares: Fast & Slow Models

Behind the scenes here at Warlord HQ, the offices have been buzzing with activity and excitement as we edge closer to the main release of ‘Beyond the Gates of Antares’…

Battle Report: Beyond the Gates of Antares Playtesting #2

On Wednesday 18th February 2015, Warlord article writer, Sam Phillips came down to Warlord HQ to sit in on a Beyond the Gates of Antares playtest session with Rick Priestley…

TabletopBattle – Timeline of WWII Bolt Action Battle Reports

We’re always hunting online for interesting and exciting projects in the community – and as part of this, TabletopBattle leapt out at us… TabletopBattle are a group of gamers who are…

Beyond the Gates of Antares – Building Rules!

Behind the scenes here at Warlord HQ, the offices have been buzzing with activity and excitement as we edge closer to the main release of ‘Beyond the Gates of Antares’…

Legends of the Ostfront: Sgt Steiner

With the impending release of our second Theatre Book, ‘Ostfront’ – we cornered our resident Italian rulessmith, Alessio Cavatore and forced asked him very kindly to create some rules to…

Scenario: Omaha Beach

With our first Theatre Book, Battleground Europe, now in many of your hands, we thought we’d wring out our resident Italian gamesmaster, Alessio Cavatore, for all of his creative juices…

Rules: Bolt Action FAQ update

Alessio Cavatore has updated the Bolt Action Errata and FAQ document, addressing our new range of Theatre books, in particular how to include special named characters in your force, as…

Rules: Scenarios for Beyond the Gates of Antares

Rick Priestley has been hard at work (amazing what the threat of his rum ration being cancelled will do) playtesting Beyond the Gates of Antares, ably assisted by everyone on the…

How to run a Bolt Action Public Participation Game

The Demo Gamers is an Australian Bolt Action-based blog full of great content. This article in particular caught our eye as something a little bit different…   We enjoy playing…

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…

Download: Antares Beta Rules Printable Version and Playsheet

With the number of people playing Beyond the Gates of Antares growing rapidly (we’ve already had over three thousand downloads of the new Beta Rules Set!), we thought we’d help…

Beyond the Gates of Antares – New Resources!

With the Beta Rules finding their way into the hands of eager gamers across the globe, activity and excitement for Beyond the Gates of Antares is gaining strength by the day! With…

Battle Report: Beyond the Gates of Antares Beta Playtesting

On 19th November 2014, I had the privilege of sneaking-into one of the playtesting sessions for Beyond the Gates of Antares – the first session since the launch of the…

Free: Antares Public Beta PDF – Download

And here it is, the Beta Edition provides all the rules needed to play a game using the forces described in the sample armies. As such it includes rules for…

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: 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…

Rules: Lights! Camera! Action! Using War Reporters in Bolt Action

Before we get into this article I would just like to point out this is a fun, optional rule allowing you to use the free miniature you get when you…

Warlord Wednesdays with ‘TemplarsCrusade01′

Warlord Games are excited to announce that we are working with the YouTube channel ‘TemplarsCrusade01′ – who is just getting started collecting his first Bolt Action force, and wants to chart…

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’…

Bolt Action Welsh Open 2014 Report by Ian Jones

Saturday 4th October 2014 saw twenty two generals meet at Firestorm Games in Cardiff. Allies and Axis generals numbered eleven apiece and so in the tradition set last year, we…

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…

Collecting Axis: Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria

The Bolt Action Armies of Italy and the Axis book contains a lot of army lists besides the Italians, and we know that a lot of players enjoy collecting something…

Bolt Action Additional Units PDF and Errata

With further games under our collective belts and the slew of recently released units, we felt it time to release a fresh update for Bolt Action to address some rules…

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…

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…

Beyond the Gates of Antares: Playtesting Battle Report

On the evening of Wednesday 10th September 2014, some of the Mail Order Team descended upon John Stallard’s Gaming Den to sample the latest incarnation of the Gates of Antares….

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…

Rules: Make Your Own Tank Ace for Tank War

Now you can design your own Tank Ace and storm into a Tank War battle! Artwork courtesy of Osprey Publishing With ‘Tank War’ shipping-out early, and in the eager hands…

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…

Guide to Bolt Action for 40k Players

40k players are everywhere. Indeed most of the staff at Warlord Games have spent many happy hours painting Space Marines or Eldar and gunning down Tyranids and Orks (etc, etc)….

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….

Download: Antares drone markers PDF

For those of you playtesting our forthcoming science fiction game, Beyond the Gates of Antares, here is a downloadable PDF providing drone markers for you to use during game play…

Download: Antares templates and tokens PDF

Once again calling all playtesters, this week we have made a templates and tokens sheet available to download as a PDF. The link can be found in the Gates of…

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…

Rules: Pike & Shotte Samurai Army List

Recently we were contacted by Tim Greene, who, as a keen historical gamer and prolific rules writer, has penned a new army list for the Pike & Shotte rules allowing…

Antares: Pinned Markers PDF

For those of you playtesting our forthcoming science fiction game, Beyond the Gates of Antares, here is the first of three downloadable PDFs we will be providing to help you…

Bolt Action opponent finder!

Looking for a Bolt Action opponent in your area then why not use the Warlord Games forums to register your interest or find someone near you to play against? There…

Beyond the Gates of Antares: Alpha Playtest Rules

The Gates of Antares alpha rules set is now available to playtesters – those of you who have signed-up to be a playtester will receive an email with the link…

Rules: Pinkertons, Comanches, Reservation Renegades and Comancheros

Available to download as free PDFs we have rules for three new gangs for Wild West Chronicles – Pinkertons, Comanches and Reservation Renegades. The writers have also produced a revised version…

Rules: Bolt Action Mass Battles

It’s time to unleash the full force of your armies as Alessio Cavatore brings us some exciting new optional rules for massive games of Bolt Action: The rules of Bolt…

Battle Report: Rorke’s Drift

Following on from last week’s account of how he assembled the forces and battlefield, Richard Caldwell relates how his re-enactment of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift played out: Extra Rules Since…

Focus: D-Day Landings 6th June 1944

The 6th of June marks the anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy – perhaps the most pivotal moment in World War II, when the Allied forces commenced operations to…

Rules: Bolt Action FAQ update

Alessio Cavatore has been busy working on an update to make tank pinning a little more realistic – you can check out the results in our free PDF download. There…

Battle Report: Turf Grab on City Bottom

A Judge Dredd Battle Report A street gang of punks and juves known as the Dusty Rainmakers have been terrorising the citizens living on City Bottom of Sector 27 for…

Rules: Apaches and Comancheros for Wild West Chronicles

New factions for the Wild West Chronicles rules system – available as free PDF downloads: Download PDF Download PDF View Full Range View in store

History: Neo-Sumerians and Successors

Following the collapse of the Akkadian Empire about 2100BC there was a period of disorder during which the country was ruled or at least dominated by the Gutians. No-one knows…

Bolt Action Quick Reference Polish and Greek translations

We have new Polish and Greek translations of our Bolt Action Rules Summary, available as a free PDF download. Thanks to Maciej Król for the Polish translation and Nikolaos Lekkas, Andreas…

Collecting an English Civil War Army – Where to Start?

Pike & Shotte author Steve Morgan gives some pointers on how to start collecting and painting an English Civil Wars army: Steve: Many gamers steer clear of wargaming the English…

Errata: Albion Triumphant volume 1

With the new reprint of the Peninsular Campaign Black Powder supplement we took the opportunity to make some minor text corrections. For those with the original version there are the…

Updated: Bolt Action Tournament Pack Template

Bolt Action games designer, Alessio Cavatore introduces an updated pack for our Bolt Action Tournament, which includes two key differences from the previous version… Download Pack It’s a Template The…

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…

Rules: Mega-City Dino Rampage!

In Mega-City One’s past history, recovered dinosaur DNA was used to create clones for the Dinosaur National Park. When the Atomic War ravaged the city, the dinosaurs were able to…

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…

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: Dad’s Army in Bolt Action

As the characters and the (mis)adventures portrayed in the Dad’s Army TV series are not all that serious, neither are these rules – we don’t recommend these for use in tournaments! Fielding the…

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…

Rules: Shamed Judges

With the release of the Chief Judge Cal’s Retinue set a few weeks ago, we bring you some special rules for the shamed Judges Glass and Quincy. Sentenced to death by…

Rules: Armadillo Improvised Fighting Vehicle

Our Bolt Action Additional Rules PDF has been updated with rules for the newly released Armadillo Improvised Armoured Vehicle. Click the button below to download the free PDF: Download PDF

Spotlight: Finnish Armour decal sheet

Last week we released the Finnish Armour decals sheet to aid you in adding insignia to your vehicles and tanks. Those clever chaps in the Warlord Games Design Studio also…

Rules: The Earps in Wild West Chronicles

Following the recent release of the Wild West Chronicles rulebook, the designers have been hard at work penning new updates to further enhance this great game! First up is a…

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…

Rules: Rogue Trooper in Judge Dredd Miniatures Game

The small forces and campaign rules in the Judge Dredd miniatures game are readily adaptable to Rogue Trooper and the battlefields of Nu-Earth, and I am sure many of you…

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…

Rules: Judge Dredd FAQ and Errata

We now have an official Judge Dredd FAQ and Errata document that will help you get past those occasional head-scratching rules conundrums and typos. The PDF is free to download…

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:  

Scenarios: Zulu Dawns

Jim Graham and Neil Smith, writers of the new Zulu! book for Black Powder, present historical background and scenario ideas for use with your Black Powder Zulu forces: So you…

Rules: Guardians of Justice

The Law is fallible and Judges are not always around to protect the citizens of Mega-City One. For a few, this is an injustice and so they take up the…

Rules: Pike & Shotte Errata

We’ve been carefuly compiling a small number of clarifications and typos from the Pike & Shotte rulebook, and put them into this free downloadable PDF. Download PDF

Beyond the Gates of Antares: Rules System

Rick Priestley tells us more about Warlord’s forthcoming science-fiction project Beyond the Gates of Antares: For this update on the Beyond the Gates of Antares game I’m going to talk…

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…

Justice Department Mission: Rolling Thunder

This week we have a heavyweight (literally) mission for Judge Dredd players which sees the not inconsiderable bulk of the Fatties rolling into action… Whenever a major disaster strikes Mega-City…

Rules: Bolt Action Additional Units & FAQ

The Bolt Action Additional Units PDF contains rules for numerous models that we’ve released since the relevant Armies book was published, allowing you to field them in your Bolt Action…

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…

Rules: Random Events in Mega-City One

Many forces clash in Mega-City One and beyond, each fighting for their values, greed, or because they are just plain mean. However, firefights are rarely simple affairs and there always…

Battle Report: Dawn Raid

On the evening of the 5th December 2013, a number of the warehouse team retired to Warlord Games co-founder John Stallard’s Games Room for an evening of Black Powder gaming…

Scenario: Ulundi July 4th 1879

‘Chelmsford’s terrible revenge.’ The Anglo-Zulu War (January-July 1879) has become defined by the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, both covered admirably by research, publications and even movies. What is less…

Battle Report: Rumble in the Mall

We thought for our first battle report we’d try a classic game of Judges versus a Street Gang. Coincidentally these are also the two gangs in the Judge Dredd boxed…

Mechanismo Strike Force

Over the next few weeks and months (and years!), we will be posting articles for the Judge Dredd miniatures game, introducing new rules, new scenarios for you to try out, and…

Scenario: Bunker Assault

This scenario represents a frontal assault against a section of an enemy fortified line, and works perfectly with our Atlantik Wall bunkers set! This could represent troops storming the Atlantik…

Free Downloads: Judge Dredd Get You Started eBook and Roster Sheet

The perfect way to take your first steps onto the mean streets of Mega-City One – a Get You Started eBook and a roster sheet to keep track of progress…

Updated: Bolt Action FAQ and Tournament Pack

All the latest rules updates and clarifications, plus a revised Tournament Pack with the new Dice Limit rule. We’ve colour coded the FAQs with the latest additions in green to…

Derby Bolt Action Tournament Report by Alessio Cavatore

Bolt Action writer Alessio relates his experience at the two-day tournament held this summer at the ‘Derby World Wargames 2013’ show, and explains how it has led to a change…

Video: Bolt Action YouTube Battle Report

Check out this great battle report with Bolt Action writer Alessio Cavatore versus YouTuber Pezzapoo and his mate Matt.

Updated Bolt Action FAQ & Playsheet

Available today are the updated Bolt Action FAQ and Playsheet from Alessio Cavatore, so you can make sure you have all the latest rules at your fingertips (especially if you’re…

French & Indian War: Alternative Quebec

In this comprehensive article, The Last Argument of Kings author Pete Brown examines the Battle of Quebec and suggests ways to make the battle more interesting to refight as a wargame,…

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….

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…

Bolt Action PDF updates!

Alessio Cavatore has been hard at work adding updates to the Additional Units PDF to include the SAS among other things and the Errata PDF. Both of which we are…

Bolt Action: Rules summary sheet in Italian!

We are able to make our Bolt Action rules summary available in Italian and it can be downloaded here! Our gratitude goes to Daniele Vigo for translating the rules summary…

Bolt Action Tournament PDF

Written by Alessio Cavatore and with input from Rick Priestley & Andrew Chesney, this document is the information pack for Bolt Action tournaments. It explains the tournament rules and limits…

Woods Fighting in the American Civil War

By Paul D Stevenson Black Powder has many innovative concepts and is a great game, especially for multiple players. However, one of the problems folks find with Black Powder American…

Hail Caesar available for Army Builder

Dom Hine of the Army Builder community volunteered to help us and through his hard work and diligence not only has he made the army lists from the main Bolt…

Hail Caesar – Casualties

Rick Priestley, author of our forthcoming Ancients rules: Hail Caesar, brings us another communique explaining the game further. Read on… Rick: Today we have a relatively short piece on the…

Bolt Action: Night Fight scenario rules

Alessio Cavatore has been hard at work for us creating exciting new rules for fighting your Bolt Action games during night time operations or any other time where you experience…

Hail Caesar – the Combat System

Another missive from Hail Caesar author, Rick Priestley – this time Rick gives us an insight into the combat system… Rick: This time round I’m going to talk about the…

Hail Caesar – Designing the Game

Another update on our forthcoming Ancients rules from the author of said tome, Rick Priestley… This time round I thought I’d talk a little bit more about the Hail Caesar…

Hail Caesar – Base Sizes

Since we announced our forthcoming set of Ancients rules written by none other than Rick Priestley we’ve been inundated with excited gamers asked all manner of questions. Happily we’ve managed…

Hail Caesar – A tale of IV gamers

Our forthcoming rulebook for Ancients, Hail Caesar, is taking Warlord HQ by storm. As such some of our brave lads have starting down the road of getting armies together and…

Bolt Action FAQ

With any new game system there are always questions asked and rules to be clarified. Bolt Action is no different and so this handy downloadable FAQ will help your games…

Last Argument of Kings corrections

With the reprint of this Black Powder supplement we took the opportunity to make some minor text corrections. For those with the original version here are the very small number…

Paul Sawyer’s German Landsers

Anyone spending more than a few minutes in Paul’s company won’t help but notice he’s a fan of the Germans in WWII. We’d say ‘all things German’ but his views…

Hobby: Borodino!

We were recently sent photos of a massive game based on the Battle of Borodino and just had to share them with you. Read on… Marking the 200th anniversary of…

Updated: Pike & Shotte rules summary download.

To help you get stuck into games of Pike & Shotte we’ve made the Quick Reference sheet from the rulebook available as a PDF. You can download the playsheet here…

Hail Caesar Army Lists book errata

Seems we made an error with the Han Chinese list, missing some of the entries. Fear not though – you can download the updated troop listing here! Download the Errata…

Hail Caesar Rules Summary

That nice Mr Priestley has asked us to make the Useful Rules summary available as a download and who are we to deny the author of Black Powder and Hail…

The Last Argument of Kings: Author’s Notes!

Peter Brown, author of the new Black Powder supplement explains some of the thought processes and decisions that went into The Last Argument of Kings. Take it away, Pete… When…

Hail Caesar Playsheets!

Download the quick reference sheets for free! This download not only has the quick reference sheets but also troop listings to allow you to get your armies on the tabletop as…

Vindolanda Strength Return

(And what it might mean for wargamers) by Dr. Phil Hendry The aim of this article is to show that you don’t need to paint hundreds of figures to play…

La Bataille de Mont St. Mackler – A Black Powder Napoleonic Battle Report

By David Sullivan We had another game of Black Powder this weekend at The Panzer Depot in Kirkland, WA. We played the ‘Battle of San Miguel’ scenario from the rules…

The Bonnie Blue Flag – A Black Powder Battle Report

By David Sullivan This was to be my inaugural game of Black Powder and was fought out at The Panzer Depot store in Kirkland, Washington. We played a version of…

Witchcraft In Wargames

by Bob Black So, you have prepared your army list for Germany in the late 15th century. Now is the time to pick your Champions and to add the final…

Battle Report: The Battle for St Piere

A Black Powder battle report by Alan Perry. Commanders: Rick Priestley, John Stallard, Alan Perry, Michael Perry, Paul Sawyer, Jervis Johnson and Peter ‘The Count’ Dennis. Alan was Umpire for…

First Glance: Warlord Games Ancients Rules!

You knew it had to come after the runaway success of our Black Powder rules for the Horse & Musket period. Yes, we’re developing a set of rules to play…

Updated: Black Powder FAQ

Black Powder author Rick Priestley has passed us the latest FAQ update – it’s downloadable here: Black Powder FAQ – 26 August , 2010 (799 KB .PDF Download) With a…

Interview: Rick Priestley

In Conversation with Rick Priestley – The Brains Behind Black Powder Courtesy of Wargames Illustrated Magazine Introducing Rick: Rick Priestley is Games Workshop’s creative director and games designer. Not much…

Black Powder – Worcester at War!

Those fine chaps at the Worcester Wargames Club have sent us a few pics of their recent game of Black Powder. Feast your eyes on these! We’ll let our own…

The 1st Black Powder Open Day

Phew! What a great day! Saturday 28th November saw a gathering of like-minded souls who had come from near and far to the doors of Maelstrom Games’ superb new gaming…

Now Available: Black Powder Army Roster

The new Black Powder rulebook is a thing of beauty even if we say so ourselves. Whilst the rulebook as a quick reference sheet at the back it would be…

Warlord Games FAQ

  Frequently Asked Questions How do I contact you? You can contact us at any time on the following email address: info@warlordgames.com   What forms of payment do you accept?…

Warlord Games announces Black Powder

BLACK POWDER! Rules for the era 1700-1900 An introduction by Rick Priestley ‘Black Powder’ is a game that Jervis Johnson and I, together with a group of people including Warlord…