Tactics

Spotlight: Pike & Shotte Galloper Guns

We’re diving into the arsenals of the English Civil War this week, with a look at the Galloper Gun – an artillery piece that revolutionised cavalry tactics! During the 16th…

Spotlight: Bronze Age Chariot Tactics

The chariot brought unprecedented mobility to the Bronze Age battlefield, revolutionising warfare in the Near East! Chariot Units The basic chariot unit was the chariot team itself consisting of the…

Combat Focus: Panther vs T-34-85

Big cats stalk the streets of Budapest. The German Panther is a formidable foe for the more numerous, up-gunned T-34-85.   Vital Statistics Panther Ausf A, D and G T-34-85…

Unit Focus: Artillery of the Afrika Korps

As the king of the battlefield, artillery is a crucial component of any army. This week, we’re looking at how to add some big guns to your Afrika Korps army….

Spotlight: Konflikt ’47 Support Weapons

Konflikt ’47 adds a whole raft of new Rift Tech support weapons to your battlefields. Here’s a quick guide on how they work. Tesla Cannons Weapon Type Range (“) Shots…

Combat Focus: Panzer III vs M3 Grant

This week, we’re comparing two of the campaign’s great medium tanks – the Panzer III and M3 Grant. We’ll dive into the history, then see how they measure up in…

Frontline Report: Artillery in Black Powder 2

This week, we’re visiting Black Powder’s arsenal to take a look at cannons, howitzers and mortars of all shapes and sizes. We’re checking in with the undisputed king of the…

Spotlight: The A13 Crusier & Tank Tactics

With today’s release of the British A13 Cruiser, it seemed appropriate to dive into how to best utilise them on the battlefield. The A13 Cruiser MkIII & MkIV British tank…

Spotlight: Statistics to the Rescue

We’ve all had those games where nothing’s gone our way. Units refusing to move, shots hitting everything but their target. Rob Cook has been taking a look at the maths…

Frontline Report: Bolt Action Campaign Rules

We are hugely excited to announce that the new Battle of France campaign book includes some fantastic new rules for running a narrative campaign, tracking the heroic deeds of your…

Spotlight: The Char B1 bis

To celebrate the upcoming release of the Battle of France book, we’re trundling into battle alongside the doughty French infantry this week with a spotlight on the formidable Char B1…

Frontline Report: Battle of Saumur

Marking the end of the battle of France and one of the first major acts of the French resistance, Saumur is one of the many tales of heroism to come…

Head to Head: M13/40 vs M3 Stuart

In today’s head to head, we take a look at the American built M3 Stuart/Honey, and its desert rival, the Italian M13/40. The M3 Stuart/Honey Development of what would eventually…

Focus: Apex Predators – Kodiak Medium Walker

 by Captain_karlsen. So finally the USA gets some love in the release schedule and we see that Uncle Sam’s plan to deal with the weird and wonderful creations of super…

Head to head: Panther Ausf A vs M26 Pershing

A little message… Happy new year everyone! Today I’m going to be looking at a pair of fearsome vehicles from the late war period, the German Panther Ausf A, and…

Tournament Report: M15’s performance!

Charles Pecquet reveals how his M15 conversion holds up against other military might!. Charles Pecquet: I was able to put the M15 I converted to the test in a Bolt…

Head to Head: Humber Mk II Vs Sdkfz 222

Sdkfz 222 The Sdkfz 222 was the most commonly used armoured car operate by the German military in World War 2. The vehicle was designed to operate as a scout…

Bolt Action Locked & Loaded: Sneaky Sniper Team Tactics

With the upcoming release of Bolt Action 2nd Edition it’s a great time to revisit our friends over at Beast Of War as they delve into tactical choices with Warlorder Ches…

Bolt Action Locked & Loaded: Tank Assault Tactics.

With the upcoming release of Bolt Action 2nd Edition it’s a great time to revisit our friends over at Beasts Of War as they delve into tactical choices with Warlorder Ches…

Bolt Action Locked & Loaded: Get Close Or Hold Back To Shoot?

With the upcoming release of Bolt Action 2nd Edition it’s a great time to revisit our friends over at Beast Of War as they delve into tactical choices with Warlorder Ches…

Head to Head: M7 Priest Vs the Wespe

In this Verses article, Andy Singleton of VolleyFire painting compares two superficially very similar, yet very effective vehicles from the armouries of Germany and the United States., namely the M7…

Head to Head: Bishop V’s Semovente

With this versus article, Andy Singleton of VolleyFire Painting is back in the desert (No I don’t have an industrial quantity of sand paint I need to get through –…

Insight: AI vs. Ghar by Tim Bancroft

It can sometimes take a while to acclimatise to a new game – and one of the questions we see amongst the community quite regularly is that of tactics… how exactly…

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…

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:…

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…