Scenarios & Additional Rules

Scenario: The Battle of Boulogne 1940 by Mark Barber

Fighting Retreat – The Battle of Boulogne, May 22nd, 1940 The skies were still a little darkened as the small convoy, led by the 1500 tonne destroyer HMS Whitshed, crawled…

New: Terminator Buzzer and Spider Dog plus new scenario!

Take to the skies with the ‘Buzzer’ Hunter Killer Drone or Stalk your human prey with the T-72 Mobile Gun Platform – AKA “Spiderdog”! View Combo set in Store These…

Scenario: Hungry, Hungry, Gulpers!

Writen by David Horobin If the IMTel can be described as one thing, inquisitive would certainly be a leading contender. With the landing on Xilos successful, the opportunity to learn…

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 –…

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: 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…