Tagged: American

Aircraft Profile: P-51 Mustang

In this Aircraft Profile series, we’ll be looking at each of the aircraft released for Blood Red Skies, their history and their abilities in your games, continuing with the North…

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…

History: The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc

One of the most daring, dangerous, and infamous attacks of D-Day was the US Army Rangers’ assault on the guns of Pointe Du Hoc. Sporting huge cliffs that overlooked the…

Unit Profile: Pathfinders

At midnight on the morning of the D-Day attack, a different – and perhaps lesser-known – kind of invasion launched from the air. The first Allied troops to get their boots…

Focus: Winter War Round-up

To coordinate with our Battle of the Bulge campagin book release, we thought we should sum up all of the current Winter American and Winter German ranges. Bastogne, by Peter…

Showcase: Sherman M4

Forums and facebook provide a great resource for our hobby and there are some great examples to inspire and help our creativity – check out this M4 Sherman by angusin ModelBrush for…

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…

New: Winter Assault Army Bundle Deals

The Snow arrived with a ferocious tenacity, 1944 would see on of the harshest winters in a century and yet somehow the war went on. For many it would be…

History: Battle for Iwo Jima 1945

Battle for Iwo Jima (19th February to 26th March 1945) During their ‘island hopping’ campaign, the US Marines were tasked to take the heavily fortified island of Iwo Jima, in…

History: The Pacific Theatre

Looking at a brief history of the conflict often forgotten as Empires erupt in flames across the Pacific A brief history of the Pacific theatre in World War II In…

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…

Painting: USMC Camo tutorial

Warlord Games studio painter Andrés Amián presents his expert guide to painting US Marine Corps camo: I tend to think that for wargames figures it is better to paint a camouflage approximation…

Showcase: The LVT4 ‘Buffalo’

With the ‘Empires in Flames’ Theatre Book for Bolt Action now out, it’s time to mount up and head back to the beaches of the Pacific! Rich D of our Warlord…

Hobby: Converting USMC Plastics

With the recent release of Empire in Flames Warlorder Rich.D’s been adding to his Bolt Action US Marines with some fantastic conversions; RichD: I’ve been collecting US Marines for around 18…

Tank War: Battle of Arracourt 19 to 30 September 1944

From today until the end of September, we’re commemorating the Battle of Arracourt – one of the largest armoured engagements on the Western Front – with a focus on Tank War and a…

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…

New: Japanese Build an Army – Free Tank!

Last month we put together a handy army building tool in the Warlord webstore, which not only gives you a simple method of putting together a bespoke army package via a series…

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…

History: M3 White Scout Car

The M3 White Scout Car was first sent into action in the Philippines, and would see action amongst the cavalry units of the US army in the Africa campaign. Based…

New: US Army M3 White Scout Car

The latest addition to our massive range of resin vehicles for Bolt Action is this US Army M3 White Scout Car. View in Store Produced by the White Motor Company,…

Spotlight: Buffalo Soldiers and Nisei

With all of the recent releases of German troop boxed sets and the excited commotion in the community regarding the imminent Winter Soviets, we thought it time to take a…

Historical Account: The Battle for Carentan

Carentan was a small town of about 4,000 people. It also happened to be right next to the N-13 highway as well as the Cherbourg-Paris railroad, and sat in between Utah…

Showcase: The Airborne Forces of Bolt Action

With the release of the optional rules set for Airlanding reinforcements for Bolt Action, now is the time… muster the troops, tighten your straps, check your ‘chute, say a quick…

Pre-Order: Armoured Fury – Bolt Action Tank War starter set

Available to pre-order ahead of the release on Friday 31st October 2014, a special starter set containing everything you need to play Bolt Action Tank War! Armoured Fury allows you…

Preview: Plastic Puma armoured car and Tiger I tank

Two exciting previews for AFV lovers – a first look at our new plastic Sd.kfz 234/2 Puma armoured car by renowned scale model manufacturer Italeri as well as another project coming…

Fury – An Interview with the Heroes

Decorated World War II veteran Paul Andert, consultant on the imminent Hollywood movie ‘Fury’, shares some genuine stories about the realities of war. With the forthcoming release of our ‘Armoured…

Hobby: Rich Dando’s USMC Stretcher Teams

Following his original collection of US Marines earlier this year, our Richard Dando has been quietly beavering away trying to incorporate as many weird and wonderful components into the army…

New: 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair

This week we’ve added another of the iconic aircraft of the WWII period to our arsenal – the Vought F4U-1 Corsair! View in Store The Corsair was produced from May…

New: Plastic Waco CG-4A Glider

Airlift your American troops into battle with this new plastic kit from our partners at  Italeri – the Waco CG-4A glider. The CG-4 glider was built for the US Army…

Focus: US Anti-tank Weaponry

With Tank War now making it’s way into the hands of eager Bolt Action players around the world and all these tanks rumbling around, we thought it was high time…

New: Tank Platoons

Deploy your armoured forces for Tank War with these two great value tank platoon boxed sets – the US Armoured Platoon and the Soviet Tank Platoon! Containing three of our…

New: US Army 81mm medium mortar

Bombard the enemy from afar with this 81mm mortar team for US armies: View in Store Rules for the 81mm mortar can be found in the Armies of the United…

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…

New: Sherman III medium tank

More armoured reinforcements are arriving for Allied armies in the form of this resin Sherman III medium tank, with its distinctive welded front armour. View in Store The Sherman III (M4A2) served…

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…

Hobby: US Marine Corps

Expert painter Rafa ‘Archiduque’ sent us these pics of his US Marine Corps – great job, Rafa! View in Webstore

New: North American Dunkers Church and Bridges

More great laser-cut wooden models from Sarissa Precision, for North American Black Powder games – a Dunkers Church, a Covered Bridge and Railed Bridge. With the next Black Powder supplement…

New: Bolt Action Dice Bags

We’ve added two new Bolt Action dice bags allowing you to declare your allegiance to the US 82nd Airborne or the US Rangers. View in Store View in Store Both…

New: M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer

A much-requested addition to our range of Bolt Action resin vehicles is now here – the US M18 Hellcat! The fastest tracked armoured fighting vehicle of World War II with…

History: Fall of the Third Reich

By 1945 the German Army was a beaten force. It could not surrender, damned by Hitler’s orders to fight to the last man and the Allies’ demand for an unconditional surrender that the…

WW2 LCM Landing Craft

This laser-cut wood Landing Craft model is perfect for beach assault battles such as D-Day or the Pacific islands. Wide enough to take a Sherman tank, they’re ideal for taking…

New: Plastic M4 Sherman Medium Tank

This all-new plastic kit is the first fruits borne of our partnership with scale model giants Italeri. The M4 Sherman medium tank served Allied forces well, with American and British…

Historicon: Special Lieutenant Dick Winters miniature

Here’s a first look at the special miniature we have made for Historicon this year – Lieutenant Dick Winters. Made famous as the main character in the TV show Band…

Hobby: Pete Wright’s Armoured Ambulance

Warlord’s Pete Wright has been busy converting an armoured ambulance. He explains how he went about it: Inspired by the Airfix half-track that those of a certain age will remember,…

Hobby: Sherman with Calliope Rocket Launcher

Neil Burt (also known as Troop of Shewe) has not only painted many of the vehicles you can see on our website, webstore and in our Bolt Action books, but…

Video: Painting US Airborne

We recommend you take the time to watch this great, detailed painting tutorial by Christy Beall, from the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Youtube channel. Full of tips and techniques, it’ll…

Gallery: Uncle Sam’s Guns

This week our Warlord’s studio painter Andres Amian has been working on our US artillery models:

Hobby: Claudia Zuminich’s US Military Policeman

The talented Claudia Zuminich is back with this lovely US Military Policeman on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, on a nicely modelled scenic base:

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…

New: Bazooka Jeep conversion kit

Following on from Gabrio Tolentino’s brilliant Bazooka Jeep conversion article, we decided to make the components available for all those US Bolt Action armies that just can’t do without one of…

Hobby: US Bazooka Jeep conversion

Warlord’s own Gabrio Tolentino has been a busy chap. Aside from taking loads of photos for the Bolt Action Tank Battles book (due out later this year), he’s been working…

History: Alligator Creek, Guadalcanal 1942

The battle for Alligator Creek is officially known as the Battle of the Tenaru. 6,000 troops from the Japanese 28th Infantry Regiment, the Yokosuka Special Naval Landing Force, and 35th…

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…

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…

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…

History: The United States Marine Corps

Motto: Semper Fidelis Image courtesy of Osprey Publishing   The USMC was first created on the 10th of November 1775, during the American War of Independence (best known in the…

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…

Work in Progress: M18 Hellcat

Once again we’ve crept into the Warlord Games studio to check out the latest projects. We tend to showcase work-in-progress on the Warlord Games Facebook page, so for early previews…

New: Plastic US Marines

Storm the beaches and reclaim the Pacific with our multi-pose plastic US Marines, now available to to buy in our webstore. Guadalcanal. Tarawa. Iwo Jima. Okinawa. Just some of the…

Speed Painting: US Marine Corps infantryman

Super-fast painter Andrew Chesney shares his methods for getting your forces painted up and on the battlefield in double-quick time: When you’re getting started on a new force, one of…

New: USMC Support Teams

The US Marines receive some welcome support this week in the form of three new sets, providing  machine gun, mortar and anti-tank capabilities. Just the thing for retaking those Pacific…

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…

Preview: Collecting Armies for the Pacific Theatre

The Pacific war was a desperate and bloody part of the global conflict of WWII. From Guadalcanal through to Okinawa and the attack on the Japanese mainland, many different forces…

Showcase: US Army Willys Jeep

The famous jeep that was the workhorse of all the allied armies. Found in pretty much every theatre of war in many and varied roles it has been suggested that…

Pre-order: US Marines Infantry and Starter Army

Storm the beaches and reclaim the Pacific with our multi-pose plastic US Marines, now available to pre-order. Guadalcanal. Tarawa. Iwo Jima. Okinawa. Just some of the legendary actions the US…

Work in Progress: more tanks!

This week we’ve found some more tanky goodness to show you from the Warlord design studio… US M18 Hellcat Soviet BT/7 These vehicles are both in the pipeline. For the…

New: Plastic M3A1 Half-Track and Armoured Fist Platoon

Out now is our all-new plastic M3A1 Half-Track kit – perfect for transporting your US infantry into position and providing fire support while the battle rages. Buy Now in Store…

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.

New: Bolt Action Infantry Decals

Out now we have 8 new waterslide decal sheets for creating authentic uniform markings on your Bolt Action infantry, including British, USA and Canadian transfers. Allowing you to really personalise…

Sgt Rock – Painted by Claudia Zuminich

Not content with doing a cracking paint-job on our Sergeant Rock model, Claudia Zuminich has taken a creative approach to photographing him in some highly realistic jungle terrain! Sergeant Rock…

New: Bolt Action US Army M5 3″ anti-tank gun

US forces can now decimate enemy armour with this newly released anti-tank gun! Designed in 1940, the M5 3″ anti-tank gun combined the barrel of the 3-inch anti-aircraft gun T9…

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….

New: US Army 75mm pack howitzer

Providing long range fire support for US Army commanders, the 75mm pack howitzer makes it’s way into battle raining shells from above onto the enemies of Uncle Sam! buy now…

New: Bolt Action US Army Command!

We can’t let your US Infantry run around the battlefield without proper direction and leadership, can we? This new US Army pack gives you the command elements you need to…

Preview: M8 Scott GMC

Supporting the Allied offensive is this self-propelled 75mm Howitzer mounting on the M5 Stuart hull. It won’t be long until you can add this little beauty to your army but…

New: M5 and M5A1 Stuart light tanks!

A welcome addition to the Allied forces this week as the M5 Stuart light tank speeds into our webstore! An update from the classic M3 Honey light tank, the M5…

New: Bolt Action US Rangers!

Our latest Bolt Action boxed set is filled with great plastic and metal US Rangers. With new weapons such as the M2 flamethrower and Bangalore torpedoes as well as specialist…

Gallery: Bolt Action US Army support teams

Fresh from the painting desk of ace painter Andres Amian Fernandez are our recently released American support weapon teams. Feast your eyes here…

New: Bolt Action US Army M2 50 Cal HMG team!

Joining the M1 81mm Mortar and .30 cal light machine gun as support weapons for the US Army is this new heavy machine gun team. The M2 .50 Cal is…

New: Bolt Action US Army 30 Cal LMG teams!

With our forthcoming plastic Bolt Action US Infantry almost here we thought it a good idea to start giving them all the support they’ll need to fight the Axis forces….

New: Bolt Action M10 tank destroyer!

Oh, so you Allied players want something to knock out the German big cats, eh? Rumbling towards the front line are these two M10 tank destroyers! We have the US…

New: Wooden Sherman tanks!

Well, not quite wooden Shermans – Sherman tanks with wooden armour to be correct. During the campaign in the Pacific the US forces were known to apply wooden armour to…

New: Bolt Action US Armoured Jeep!

A little something for those of you collecting American forces – an up-armoured Jeep. Designed to give added protection to patrols and for Jeep crews on the frontlines these field…

New: Bolt Action US Airborne Jeeps!

Giving your American Paratroopers much needed mobility are these US Airborne Jeeps. Covered in stowage and supplies these can ferry the troops to the action or tow the Paratroopers support…

Re-release: M3 Halftrack!

Uncle Sam’s boys get more mobile this week as the GIs receive armoured support in the form of the ubiquitous M3 halftrack. Check them out below. The M3 half-tracked personnel…

Re-release: Bolt Action Deuce-and-a-half truck

An old favourite returns to the webstore this week – the workhorse of the US army, the GMC CCKW truck (more commonly known as the ‘deuce-and-a-half’). Available in two variants…

New! Bolt Action US Airborne Deals

For those of you wishing to field the 101st ‘Screaming Eagles’ division as made famous by the outstanding ‘Band of Brothers’ TV series we’ve pulled together these great army deals….

More Ospreys!

Is there no stopping us? Loads more Osprey titles have been added to our store – this time from the New Vanguard series which focuses on Military hardware. Check out…

Webstore Updated with Bolt Action!

We’ve recently received a stack of painted examples of our Bolt Action Miniatures and with all due haste have updated the webstore with photos of said painted models. Far nicer…

New! US Airborne Reinforcements

Last week we announced our new Reinforcements offer where you can buy individual figures of your choice! This week we’re adding our Bolt Action Miniatures US Airborne to the scheme:…

New Release: Bolt Action Cullin Prong

We know all full-blooded Allied Commanders are never satisfied with just stock vehicles in their forces. Therefore you can now add a hedgerow cutter to your Allied armour. An ingenious…

Gallery: Troop of Shewe Bolt Action Vehicles

As this is being written, it’s quite a week for Bolt Action Miniatures releases so we figure we’ll go the whole hog and look at some more great paintjobs by…

Re-Released! Bolt Action Characters

As we continue to sort out the various boxes, moulds, etc from our purchase of Bolt Action we continue to find miniatures we’ve overlooked. This week we have four such…

Andrew Taylor Paints Bolt Action!

One of the best miniature painters in the game, Andrew Taylor has turned his hand to our Bolt Action US Airborne range. Words alone cannot do justice to Andrew’s skill…

New Release: US Airborne Command

The US Airborne troops were always at the pointy-end of the action and weren’t found wanting. So whether you’re looking to recreate the actions of Easy Company, 101st Division ‘Screaming…

New Release: US Deuce and Half Truck

The workhorse of the US army as well as doing sterling service with many other countries during World War II and for many years afterwards this 2 1/2 ton truck…

New Release: Sherman M4A3 75mm

Fresh from the US factory floor, the Sherman M4A3 75mm is ready for action with your Bolt Action American army. Used almost exclusively by the US armed forces (with a…

New Release: Willys Jeeps

One of the biggest gaps in the Bolt Action range has now been plugged – we have two versions of the famous Willys Jeep available now! We are offering this…

Bolt Action Preview: Sherman M4A3 (75mm)

As promised in our previous Sherman showcase article, we bring you the Sherman M4A3 (75mm). This tank was the most advanced production model for the M4A3 and was mainly retained…

New Release: US Airborne M1 57mm Anti Tank Gun

Bolt Action Miniatures continues to roll out the big guns for the American Airborne with the release of the US Airborne M1 57mm Anti Tank Gun. The guns were officially…

New Release: US Airborne Support Weapons

Our latest releases for the Bolt Action US Airborne line have been dropped in to fight the good fight for America nad her allies on, or behind, the front lines….

Showcase: Sherman M4A3 (76)

The Sherman Tank was the mainstay of the American army. The break out from the Normandy beaches and the bocage could never been achieved without the armoured support. Although they…

Updated: Bolt Action US Firepower Drops In!

Updated 13 March, 2009: The US forces will be tearing up the Axis armour with the addition of our Bolt Action Sherman M4A3 with the 76mm gun. Even the heavy…

Best in Shewe!

Neil of Troop of Shewe was kind enough to send us along some excellent pictures of his amazingly well-painted Bolt Action Allied models. Suffice to say we had to show…

Mentioned in Despatches – Bolt Action vehicles

Greetings treadheads! Did you know there are more than 50 vehicles (and even a boat!) in the Bolt Action range? For no other reason than to show off finely sculpted…

Sneak Peek: Bolt Action US Airborne

Just parachuting in from our Bolt Action range of World War II miniatures are these splendid sculpts by the Moustachioed Wonder himself, Paul Hicks. With a cry of “All the…