With the second edition of Bolt Action’s ‘Armies of Germany’ book due next month, it’s time to rifle through your kit bag, run an inventory check, and pick-up any battlefield necessities to ensure that you have everything you need to do battle in the second edition of Bolt Action!
Find out more about this essential supplement here:
We offer a number of different starter bundles with which to build the core of your army – whether you’re looking to theme your collection around the early war Blitzkrieg forces which swept their way across Europe, right through to the end of the war…
…we’ve even given the option for you to ‘Build an Army‘ – and piece your own deal together as you wish, to create your own bespoke bundle, tailored exactly to your liking!
Paints, and How to Paint
Historical wargaming can sometimes seem a little daunting – “What if I paint these jackets in the wrong shade of grey?!” we hear you cry…
We teamed-up with stalwart of the wargaming industry, Dave Taylor – who has written handy Painting Guides for all of the key nations involved… the German Army Painting Guide covers exactly how to paint the basic infantryman of the German Heer (Army) and one of the most ubiquitous German tanks of the war – the Panzer IV. The FREE guide is presented in easy-to-follow step-by-step chunks – with plenty of reference photos, and is packed with handy information!
…and to accompany the guide, we have a Late War German Paint Set – which contains all of the key paints needed to have your force battle-ready as quickly as is possible!
We’ve done the same for some of the German forces for the Early War period – so there’s a dedicated FREE guide for the so-called ‘Blitzkrieg’ Germans – which takes you through painting your typical German Heer (army) infantryman, and a vehicle with one of the most iconic silhouettes of the war – the SdKfz251/1 Ausf C ‘Hanomag’.
…and of course, there’s a Paint Set for the Blitzkrieg German as well!
From there, it’s time to bolster the ranks – call-in reinforcements… we’ve broken-down the German section of the Warlord Webstore into convenient sub-categories so that you don’t have to trawl through page-after-page to find exactly what you’re looking for… here are just a couple of examples;
Infantry Squads and Teams
Here, you’ll find the huge array of different types of infantry which fought under the banner of the German Army throughout the war – featuring everything from the early war Grenadiers who swept their way across Europe in ’39, the elite ranks of the infamous Waffen SS, through to the rag-tag units which fought practically to the last man in ’44 and ’45 – the Last Levy… there are countless variations available – the majority of which have their own specific in-game rules, as detailed in Armies of Germany
This category is also home to your Support Teams – Machine Guns, Mortars, Anti-tank Rifles, Sniper teams, Flamethrower teams.. all manner of options to assist the infantry as they push the objective!
The German war machine forged ever-onward throughout the fighting – and it was the Germans who engineered some of the most advanced fighting machines of the era – names which will resonate about the heads of historical wargamers – the Tiger, Panther, and Panzers – all mainstays for Bolt Action armies… or if you’re looking for something a little more specialised, delve deeper through the category to find beasts such as the Sturmtiger, Elefant, and peculiar creations such as the Borgward Wanze…
If you want to delve further, and deeper into the history of the Second World War, focusing-in more specifically upon a particular ‘Theatre’ of War – then we offer a range of ‘Theatre Books’ which expand upon ‘Armies of Germany’ and unlock new units, characters, Theatre Selectors, and offer new challenges…
Each one focuses on a specific portion of the war… but there are a few specific ones which will be of interest to German players – here’s a few brief pointers;
‘Germany Strikes’ – If it’s the Early War period that’s of interest… with German tanks driving across the continent, over-powering the desperately outgunned Allied defenders – ‘Germany Strikes’ allows you to recreate the devastating battles and campaigns of the early war in Europe, including the like of the fall of Poland, the breaking of the Maginot Line and the dramatic retreat to Dunkirk.
‘Battleground Europe’ – From the D-Day landings to the final battle for Berlin, this volume gives players everything they need to focus their gaming on these final campaigns in the European Theatre of Operations.
‘Ostfront’ – Take charge of Operation Barbarossa and drive towards Moscow or command the steadfast defenders of the Soviet Union. From the early battles for Leningrad and Sevastopol to the tank clash of Kursk and the bitter urban warfare of Stalingrad, this new Theatre Book for Bolt Action provides wargamers with new scenarios and special rules that give them everything they need to focus their gaming on the Eastern Front.
Then there are those niggling ‘must have’ items which us gamers really want to include in our collection – but we can never quite seem to justify buying them for ourselves, as we’re too busy buying ourselves toy soldiers, paying rent, or some other such nonsense…
German Army Dice Bag
Last but not least, don’t forget we also stock a wide range of historical reference books… factual books which outline the history of specific units, key battles, profile key pieces of equipment used throughout the war, and much more… invaluable tomes of knowledge which will give any historical gamer food for thought, and will provide them with additional context and immersion for future games…. fact-packed, with full-colour illustrations, uniform guides, maps etc – they’re a MUST!