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Battle For Britain: Wargame the English Civil War 1642-1651

Steve over at Arcane Scenery and Models (well… just down the corridor from us that is) has been having a play with Paper Soldiers, something new from Peter Dennis and…

New: The Battle for Xilos – the 1st Antares Supplement!

Preparation for the online Gates of Antares campaign is moving into overdrive as we prepare for imminent arrival of the first narrative supplement book – The Battle for Xilos –…

Focus: D-Day Airborne

The Weather clears and the orders are clear – the invasion begins! The early hours of June 6th 1944 – In the vanguard are the airborne, elite units sent ahead…

Scenario: Glider Assault D-Day

D-Day to Berlin – Battleground Europe supplement to Bolt Action takes you feet first into action with 15 challenge packed scenarios! Here Scenario 2 from pages 20-22 gets you mounted…

Focus: D-Day Firefight!

Our introductory game for Bolt Action, D-Day Firefight is packed with everything you need to get started, excluding glue and paint, so you will be able to start playing straight away. View…

Focus: Pegasus Bridge battle set

The Mission The mission, in the opening minutes of the Normandy landings 6th June 1944, was to capture the Bénouville Bridge and the nearby Ranville Bridge in order to prevent…

Focus: Bolt Action – Armies of Great Britain

Written by Jake Thornton, the Bolt Action supplement Armies of Great Britain is crammed with explosive action and ready to be triggered in readiness for invasion! View in Store From…

Focus: Bolt Action – Armies of the United States

Written by Massimo Torriani, Armies of the United States is a must have supplement for anyone with a copy of the Bolt Action rulebook. View in Store Packed into this…

Rules: Amphibious Assaults

Bolt Action writer Alessio Cavatore brings us the rules for staging beach landings in your games – perfect for Pacific themed battles as well as, of course the D-Day landings. In…

In the pipeline: Cool Waterloo & a little South Pacific action!

Let’s have a little look inside the studio… Coming for a set later this year are two superb characters for the Historic battle at Waterloo period. Warlord Sculptor Wojtek has…

Scenario: Operation Biting – The Bruneval Raid

Alessio Cavatore writer of the Bolt Action rules now brings you a fun set of scenario rules to get your inspiration flowing! Operation Biting – The Bruneval Raid 1942 Night…

Pre-Order: The Battle for Xilos – the 1st Antares Supplement!

Preparation for the online Gates of Antares campaign is moving into overdrive as we prepare for imminent arrival of the first narrative supplement book – The Battle for Xilos –…

Live: Beyond the Gates of Antares Opponent Finder (Beta)

The beta edition of the brand new opponent finder for Beyond the Gates of Antares is now live! With the system created by the chaps at RUMBL, the team asked…

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…

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…

Scenario: D-Day Bunker Assault!

If you fancy a tough game this weekend then try out this Bolt Action scenario as you take on the mighty defences of your enemy and storm the beach head! Mel…

Scenario: The War That Nearly Was…

Joe Clarke has a passion for the war of 1861-1865 and has dug up some interesting background to play a slightly different scenario with your Black Powder American Civil War…

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…

Focus: 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!…

What If: Red Star – White Star 1946

A little fun this week provided by Roger Gerrish – what might have happened if ‘Blood and Guts’ had continued his wrecking-ball advance East, and into the Soviets? A Bolt…

Army List: 28 (Maori) Battalion in Bolt Action 1941 – Part 3

Tatou! Tatou! – All for One and One for All – Part Three – by David Hunter From Olympus Pass To Forty-Second Street, Greece and Crete, April to May 1941…

New: Australian Army List for Bolt Action

Hi guys, Bryan here from the WWPD blog. I’ve been working on something special with my mate Patch down here in Australia for the last few months (not to mention…

Focus: Captured Vehicles in Bolt Action

Throughout the Second World War, there was a huge amount of equipment-sharing… whether it be soldiers of the Red Army stalking from room-to-room amongst the ice-choked streets of Stalingrad, having…

Showcase: ‘Hangman’s Creek’ from the Border Reivers

The Warlord staff have been dusting-off our ACW collections in preparation for the release of Glory Hallelujah – the warehouse team can be seen running drills, and the studio staff are rumoured to have barricaded…

New: Pantherturm

Fortifications often prove costly to attack, and difficult to destroy. None more so perhaps than the Pantherturm! View in Store From 1943, Panther turrets were mounted in fixed fortifications; some…

Free: Antares Quick Start Rules PDFs!

Yet to dabble into the Gates of Antares? Want to learn in a different language? We’ve FREE Beyond The Gates Of Antares Quick Get Started Rules PDFs available for FREE…

Antares Battle Report: Swift Strike!

Charlie and Bernard continue their battles… This next engagement sees the Algoryn act upon the information gained from the rescue of a data package on-board a crashed skimmer during the

Hobby: Operation Sand Dune, a desert Odyssey.

With the advent of Duel in the Sun, Carl Titterington, Andy Singleton and Sam Phillips have donned their sun cream and goggles to begin ‘Operation Sand Dune’ in earnest! Sam…

Hobby: 51st Highland Division

51st Highland Division Operation Husky – The Campaign in Sicily – 1943 by Warlords Michele Isaja With the release of the much awaited “Duel in the Sun” I wanted to…

Antares Battle Report: Rescue!

Warlorders Bernard and Charlie have been gathering their forces ready for combat and as the Isorians are launched this week Bernard seemed to be rather purple about getting a game…

Project Z: Last Stand!

We’ve barricaded all doors and windows at Warlord HQ in preparation for the outbreak… we’ve improvised weapons from whatever we can find (there’s talk that the Mail Order team have weaponised…

Army Lists: LRDG and SAS

The LRDG and the SAS, the elite of all fighting units. From the harsh environment of the desert, on to Italy, then behind the lines in Europe, these elite units…

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…

New: Beyond the Gates of Antares Rules PDF

Available to buy and download now – the full rulebook for Beyond the Gates of Antares in PDF format. The PDF is fully updated by the writer Rick Priestley to fix…

Tally-Ho! Bolt Action LRDG Scenario

TALLY-HO! Guns blazing the LRDG speed into action in this special scenario from Bolt Action rules writer Alessio Cavatore, representing a fast, mobile and well-armed force that manages to catch…

Tactics: Ghar Command Crawler

With the biggest Ghar creation yet stalking the battlefield creator Rick Priestley examines the tactical options provided by the Ghar Command Crawler: The Command Crawler is a mobile headquarters vehicle for a Ghar…

Bir Hakeim: PDF Rules for the Free French Brigade

Welcome to the desert, Legionnaire! Here, you will dine on scorpions, sleep in the dust and dream of precious water… Bryan here from the WWPD blog. I am an avid…

Update: Gates of Antares Errata and FAQs

Building on the release of Beyond the Gates of Antares and the many battles that are being fought across the Antarean universe, designer Rick Priestley has updated the living errata…

Showcase: Desert Vehicles – Buy 3 Get 15% OFF!

With the 15% off 3 vehicles offer coming to a close this month, and with half term and Easter breaks just around the corner, now is the prime opportunity you’ve…

Bolt Action: North Africa campaign

With the impending release (this Friday) of our ‘Duel in the Sun’ theatre book for Bolt Action – which covers the fighting across the African and Italian campaigns, the Warlord…

Tactics: The Concord X-Howitzer

With the X-Howitzer comes devastation! Games Designer Rick Priestley introduces us to this awesome piece of artillery and how he conceived its use tactically within the Gates Of Antares game:…

Update: Bolt Action Rules FAQ

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…

Tactics: US Armoured Recce force

Andy Singleton of VolleyFirePainting has been preparing for a game recently involving a lot of reconnaissance units in his Bolt Action American list and shares with us some tactical advice…

Terminator : The Skynet Files Issue 1

We see many different Battle Reports here at Warlord Games – whether they’re posted on the Warlord Forums, or perhaps in one of the many Warlord-related Facebook Groups, or on…

Finnish in Action: Demo Table Tali-Ihantala

Following on from his recent 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…

New: Kinetic Barriers & Barricades

Following the game’s launch just a few short weeks ago, we’ve been inundated with photos, battle reports, army lists, and excited questions from Antares players across the globe… One of…

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…

New: Dug In Panther

No Engine – No Problem – just dig a pit, tow one out of commission panther into pit, and voila! Big gun – Hard target! View in Store By the later…

Download: Quick Reference Sheet & Weapons Summary PDF

We have made available a download of the Quick Reference Sheet & Weapons summary as a PDF to be used as a handy reference during your games of Gates of…

T.O.R Seven Zero One

The Warlord troops have – rather unsurprisingly – gotten themselves a little carried-away in all of the excitement currently buzzing around Beyond the Gates of Antares – and we’re launching a campaign…

Rick Priestley: Introducing Antares

With Saturday’s official launch day for Beyond the Gates of Antares – the game’s illustrious designer, Rick Priestley sat down to offer us a bit of a primer on the…

Scenario: Run, Fartok, Run!

This Saturday sees the launch of our much-anticipated new Sci-fi game, Beyond the Gates of Antares! As part of a set of exclusive bonus items – if you pre-order the…

Interested in starting Bolt Action?

If you’re interested or new to the world of Bolt Action and Historical gaming we’ve put together this bundle of essential resources especially for you! Every day, we see more…

Scenario: Chatterton’s Hill – New York 1776

Stephen Jones, Author of Black Powder’s Rebellion supplement, introduces the second scenario found in the book covering the American War of Independence! The British campaign against New York began with the overwhelming…

Scenario: Iwo Jima Bunker Assault

If you are looking for a challenging scenario then recreating the fighting during the Battle for Iwo Jima has to be the pinnicle, we suggest using the Bunker Assault scenario…

Introducing: The PanHuman Concord

The PanHuman Concord form one of the main armies represented in Beyond the gates of Antares and are also one of the armies within the ‘The Xilos Horizon’ starter set. The Concord…

Battle Report: USMC Vs Japanese

Maciej Krol, Warlords own Polish Sales Manager, & friend Jan Gradon recently laid out their battlefield and got stuck in   Maciej; We played the Point Defence scenario (Bolt Action…

Introducing: Ghar

The Ghar are one of the main antagonists in Beyond the Gates of Antares, they also form one of the armies within the ‘The Xilos Horizon’ starter set. The Ghar The…

Battle Tactics: Using Japanese in a Tournament Situation

Warlord Games show coordinator Andrew Chesney is often found hunkered down over army lists and challenging opponents at events around the world, so who better to introduce us to selecting…

Scenario: Jungle Road Ambush!

Burma, the end of February 1944, men of the 5307 Composite Unit (better known as ‘Merrill’s Marauders) embarked on an incredibly arduous march of about 1200 Km through the Himalayas…

Rules: Fallschirmjager army lists

This article by Mark Barber explains how to go about fielding a Bolt Action force entirely made of one specialized unit, like Commandos, Cavalry or indeed Paratroopers. Mark has done…

Head to Head: SU-76 vs Marder III

Andy Singleton of Volley Fire Painting Services has been scrubbing up his brushes and sharpening knives as he delves into the background of 2 iconic mainstays of the German and…

Rules: Fallschirmjager Oberst Kurt Steiner

Following up on the recently released ‘The Eagle Has Landed‘ sets, Mark Barber has come up with a fantastic set of special rules for the Fallschirmjäger Oberst Kurt Steiner View in…

Black Powder: The Road to Waterloo part 2

The Road to Waterloo: From Both Sides of the Atlantic By Les Mansir and Richard Caldwell We left Richard and Les preparing for painting, with the familiar dilemma of how…

Terminator Genisys Scenario: Test Of Metal

Terminator Genisys The Miniatures Game Official War Against The Machines Scenario By Samuel Nolton TEST OF METAL As the war against Skynet waged on year after year, the Machines implemented…

Terminator Genisys Scenario: Surgical Strike

John Connor has assigned a vitally important mission to Captain Montero’s strike team. The small Resistance team is to attack and destroy the radar installation covering the airspace over the…

Terminator: Errata & FAQ Launched!

For fans of the Terminator Genisys Miniatures Game, we have an essential download this week! Click to Download Fighting continues to rage worldwide, with the dauntless fighters of the resistance…

Pike & Shotte: English Civil War Edgehill Project

The illustrious Steve Morgan author of Pike & Shotte has been sharpening his pikes once again to take us through his English Civil War Edgehill Project: Before starting an English…

Black Powder: The Road to Waterloo

The Road to Waterloo: From Both Sides of the Atlantic By Les Mansir and Richard Caldwell “Years later, the surviving French and British soldiers who faced off at the walled…

Rules: Tank War Aces

Design your own Tank Ace and storm into a Tank War battle! One year on from release ‘Tank War’ is going great guns… As a supplement for Bolt Action you’ll…

Showcase: Alba Studio

Alba Studio as an entity is quite new, Don Stewart and Tom Howley have been painting miniatures since the mid 1980s separately but in 2015 decided to work together and…

Hobby: Andy Singleton Converting Fallschirmjager

Andy Singleton has been busy with his cutters and putty showing us just how quick and easy it is to convert the new Fallschirmjӓger with a mix of other Warlord…

Terminator Genisys: 2014 S.W.A.T Task Force

Inspired by his recent battles and movie alike, Sam Phillips has been busy with his paint brush as he delves further into Terminator Genisys and transports back to the year…

Events: Yorkshire Renegade’s Display

We’ve a fantastic community out there willing to go beyond the call of duty and run awesome events for everyone’s benefit. Yorkshire Renegade’s Display at the forth coming Derby World…

The Eagle Has Landed

Rummaging around in Johns library we’ve come across some good old classic war films of the type that have inspired many a generation of future soldiers and gamers alike. We’re…

Terminator: Escalating the game

Sam and Owen delve into the final part of our series looking at our first experiences of the Terminator Genisys game. View in Store Sam: This time we have decided to shake…

Tactics: Using the Panzer III in Bolt Action

Andy Singleton dropped us a line after his recent exploits with the Panzer III, taking us through options and tactics to employ in Bolt Action with this mainstay of German…

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…

Bolt Action Nationals: Britcon 2015

Bolt Action Nationals Bolt Action tournaments have been growing phenomenally in the three years since the game was first published. Every weekend there is an event somewhere in the world. Some…

Terminator: Scenario 2 – Hold your Ground

Welcome to the next installment of our trip into the universe of Terminator Genisys. This time around Sam and Owen have gone for Scenario 2: Hold your Ground. This battle…

Spotlight: War In The Pacific

With the upcoming release of the latest Bolt Action Theatre Book, Empires In Flames (now available for Pre-Order) we thought it would be timely to delve deep in to the…

Terminator: Battle Report – Infiltrate!

After our last report on Terminator Genisys: First Impressions, it’s time to delve back into the universe of Terminator Genisys, where we re-join Sam and Owen in their next game:…

Spotlight: Under the radar – Warplanes in Bolt Action

Flying in under the radar the Forward Air Observer (FOA) calls in support from our range of ready-to-go aircraft! War Planes in Store Now In Bolt Action Aircraft come into…

Experimental Rules: Warplanes in Bolt Action

Courtesy of Osprey Publishing Whether you’re new to Bolt Action or a truly experienced Bolt Action warrior there are loads more things to discover within our Web collection – for…

Get Started with a Free Plastic Sprue!

To help you get started in a new period we are giving away a FREE sprue of your choice, from those available, to hone your skills on with your new…

Terminator: First Impressions

We’ve been looking to the community to give us feedback on Terminator Genisys, and Sam & Owen came back to us with a great series of articles covering their first…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. I joined gamescribe Rick Priestley, and his loyal playtesting…

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….

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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Focus: Hail Caesar – Conquest of Gaul starter set!

An exciting development in the world of ancients wargaming and Warlords first starter set Conquest of Gaul still hits the mark: Hail Caesar – Conquest of Gaul gives you the rules…

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…