Gaming & Collecting

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….

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…

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…

Hobby: John Stallard’s Crimean British and Poles

Hoots mon! That tyrant John Stallard has stolen all the promo models from the staff at Warlord and has amassed a Crimean Scottish regiment formed solely on Big Wullies!! It’s…

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

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…

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…