Getting Started

New: Battle on Snowshoes – FIW Starter Set

For those of you looking to get started with the French-Indian War, we’ve got a brand new starter set for you – join the Battle on Snowshoes today! This fantastic…

One Box Armies: Into the Bocage

Warlorder Tom continues his One Box Armies project, pushing beyond the airborne landings into the bocage country around Carentan! The One Box Army project is my attempt to see just…

Four Marshals: A Question of Generalship

Our four Marshals have been burning the candle at both ends to get their armies ready for battle. This week, we’re taking a look at their generals, and generalship in…

Spotlight: Bolt Action for 40k Players

New to Bolt Action after years of playing Warhammer 40k? We’ve got a handy guide to get you started – just in time for D-Day! 40k players are everywhere. Indeed…

Four Marshals: Taking the King’s Shilling

We’re kicking off a brand new series, chronicling the journey of four new Black Powder players as they take up their marshals batons! The King’s Shilling Warlord HQ is always…

New: Desert Themed Battlefield Set

Expanding your battlefields? The Warlord Scenic range has the answer with the Desert Themed Battlefield set: View in Store Battlefield theming set World War II, being a truly global conflict,…

Black Powder 2: The Peninsular War

Plagued by guerillas and the implacable Duke of Wellington, Napoleon termed the Peninsular War his “Spanish Ulcer.” This week, we’re heading to sunny Iberia to explore how it became such…

Black Powder 2: Napoleon in Russia

As the weather gets wintery, we’re continuing our series of articles on Black Powder 2 with a long march into Russia. This week we’re looking at Napoleon’s Russian campaign. Despite…

Spotlight: Using Bolt Action Command Blisters

Here in the Web Room, we’ve been assembling our forces for the upcoming Battle of France release. While busily working away (read: procrastinating – Ed.), we were discussing how best to…

Spotlight: Macedonian Successor States

A few months ago, we took a look at the life and career of Phillip II, the exceptional general and diplomat who set the stage for Alexander’s dominance of the…

Black Powder 2: American War of Independence

This week, we’re taking a look at one of the defining moments in American history, a war that would change the face of the continent forever. If you’ve been itching…

Black Powder 2: The French-Indian War

We’re racing through our series covering how to get started with various Black Powder 2 periods. This week, we’re disappearing into the forests of North America with the French-Indian War….

Spotlight: Hail Caesar and the Viking Age

We’re setting sail on some early medieval seas this week, with a lightning raid into the history behind some of history’s greatest explorers – the Viking Norse. If you’re looking…

Black Powder 2: The Jacobite Rising of 1745

We’re continuing our series of articles on getting started with Black Powder 2. After the War of Spanish Succession last week, we’re diving into the Jacobite uprising of 1745! The…

Black Powder 2: The War of Spanish Succession

With the launch of Black Powder 2 just around the corner, we’re kicking off a series of articles exploring the various periods that are covered by the game, and just…

Getting Started with Black Powder 2

With the launch of Black Powder 2 just around the corner, we’ve put together a quick guide to getting started with the new book, and what’s changed between the two…

Four Star Generals: Week 1 – Meet the Generals

Welcome to the first entry in an exciting new series of articles following the exploits of Warlord staff members as they participate in an escalation campaign kicking off in the…

New: Black Powder II rulebook & Special Figure + Collector’s Edition

The most famous wargaming rendition of the Black Powder era is now being updated! Black Powder II rulebook PDF View in Store Black Powder II rulebook & Special Figure View…

Prepare for the Western Desert Campaign

You’ve got to see them to believe it – the detail on the upcoming Warlord Games plastic Afrika Korps is out of this world! We are proud to bring you our very…

Strontium Dog Starter Set – What’s in the Box?

If you’re thinking about jumping into Warlord’s new skirmish game Strontium Dog, you’ve probably seen the starter set entitled The Good, The Bad & The Mutie. By far the best…

Making the Jump from Bolt Action to Konflikt ’47

Are you a regular Bolt Action player? Have you seen the mechs and want to find out more about the Weird War world of Konflikt ’47? Then grab your beverage…

Napoleonic Peninsular campaign starter armies

The Portuguese and English clash against the French and her allies. Muster your forces with these themed Napoleonic Peninsular campaign starter armies and recreate battles such as the Battle of…

Review: Japanese Konflikt ’47 Starter Set

The Japanese Konflikt’47 Starter Set is the latest full set from Warlord and Clockwork Goblin packed to the brim with all you need to continue your battles into 1947.  isquishpeople from the…

Konflikting Opinions – German Starter Set!

Next up in their series, Konflikting Opinions will be taking a look at Konflikt ’47 starter boxes we have for the Germans! View in Store The German army in Konflikt ’47…

Focus: The Soviet Starter Set for Konflikt ’47

Another great article from Konflikting opinions as they go through and value the Soviet starter set for Konflikt’47! In all the months since the release of K47, at no point…

Where To Start: Comparing The Xilos Horizon and Kar’A Nine

With the New Introductory set Stike On Kar’A Nine now available, the question arises… which set do I need to get? View in Store   Strike On Kar’A Nine introductory set –…

Beyond the Gates of Antares: Your First Game – Drone Integration Scenario

Amidst a universe vast beyond comprehension, a universe of human endeavour stretches eons into a dark and turbulent past, a universe of embattled civilisations possessed of unimaginable power. Across millions of worlds rival empires are locked…

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: Base Sizes

We’ve managed to lure world-renowned games designer Rick into the Warlord offices with the promise of a ‘nice cup of tea’ – he’s such a cheap date! Let’s hear what…

Hail Caesar: Designing the Game

With a brand new German translation of the Hail Caesar rulebook just out, and the hugely detailed supplement Age of Caesar hitting the stores this weekend, we decided to revisit…

The Antares Initiative: The October Wargamers – Month 1

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

The Antares Initiative: Noise Sector – Month 1

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

Getting Started in Bolt Action and what comes next?

Have you just picked up your copy of Bolt Action for the first time? Are you pondering what to work on next? Have no fear we’ve put together this bundle…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Hail Caesar – an Introduction & Base Sizes

We’ve managed to lure world-renowned games designer Rick into the Warlord offices with the promise of a ‘nice cup of tea’ – he’s such a cheap date! Let’s hear what…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…