Tagged: French

Heroes of the French-Indian War: De Langis

We’re taking a look at one of the forgotten heroes of the French-Indian War – Jean-Baptiste De Langis became the nemesis of Rogers and his Rangers!   Jean-Baptiste De Langis…

History: Napoleonic French Column vs British Line

The clashes between British and French forces during the Napoleonic wars saw two rather different approaches go head-to-head – the French attack column vs the British firing line! The French…

Spotlight: Chasseurs a Cheval

We’ve taken a look back into our archives to bring you this fantastic article on the Chasseurs a Cheval from David Matthews of the Matlock Wargames Club! The role of…

New: Renault UE Chenilette

Similar to the Universal Carrier from the British Army, use the new Renault UE Chenilette and get your artillery into position! View in Store The tiny Chenillette was a fully-tracked…

Wheels of Steel – 3 for 2 on Selected Resin Tanks

Load up for the summer offensive with a FREE vehicle from the huge Wheels of Steel collection when you buy 2 others. Hurry – limited time only. Below is the…

What does the boss do?

Warlord’s gallant leader, John Stallard, demonstrates his painting prowess… This is a tank. A French Char B1 bis to be precise. Not an ordinary tank, either. No, it’s not magical….

Char B1 bis

Facing the German blitzkrieg head-on. The new Char B1 Bis stands ready to defend France. View in Store Upgrading the Char B1, the Char B1 bis had thicker armour and…

New: Napoleonic Waterloo campaign starter armies

European tension grows as Napoleon marches through unhindered, England and her allies have mustered everything they have to end Napoleon’s reign…finish it with the new Napoleonic Waterloo campaign starter armies!…

History: French Markings

Lou Passejaïre brings us a fantastic insight into French Vehicle markings; learn the system and you to will be able to identify nearly any French vehicle unit… 1940 French vehicles…

Bolt Action Language Editions update

Bolt Action Second Edition Now Available in Other Languages! And as a huge bonus today we have launched our Country Specific web pages so here’s the German, French, Italian and…

New: Blitzkrieg German PDF Painting Guide

Looking for a little help to get your Bolt Action army painted up just right? Well check out our brand new addition to our Downloadable Painting Guides, available for less than…

New: Agincourt 1415-29

The Battle of Agincourt – 25 October 1415 near Azincourt, in northern France. Henry V led his 7000 already exhausted troops into battle against 20,000 French, and participated in the…

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…

Showcase: M3 White Scout car

We asked for articles from you wonderful lot and articles with wonderful stuff in came back – check out Bryan Cook’s French M3 White Scout Car: Bryan here, I am…

Black Powder: The Road to Waterloo part 2

The Road to Waterloo: From Both Sides of the Atlantic By Les Mansir and Richard Caldwell We left Richard and Les preparing for painting, with the familiar dilemma of how…

Comment Peindre un Citoyen, Or: How to Paint French Line Infantry – by Laurens Vannijvel

Introduction Napoleon needed infantry in droves. Far less glamorous than the cavalry, less respected still than the artillery, the massed battalions of infantry were in fact Napoleon’s battle-winning weapons. As…

New: Napoleonic ‘Build an Army’

We recently put together a handy army building tool in the Warlord webstore for some of the nations covered by our ‘Bolt Action’ World War Two range, which not only gives…

Extra: Laffly S20 with Infantry options

The French armed forces were superior to the Germans in tanks and ships but suffered from outdated tactical and strategic doctrine at the highest level. Fighting alongside their British allies,…

New: Laffly S20 TL personnel carrier

Bolt Action French commanders receive a timely boost to their forces flexibility and mobility with a new transport – the Laffly S20 TL personnel carrier: View in Store Now The six-wheeled…

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…

Gallery: Vive La France!

Our esteemed leader, freshly back from Waterloo, has been inspiring us with his photos, so what better than to peruse our fine Soldiers of Napoleonic France. Of course with a constantly growing range…

New: Build an Army deals for Italy and France

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…

Offers: Napoleonic bundles galore!

To celebrate the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, every day this week we’ll be launching some special Napoleonic bundles – they’re all being launched for a limited time only,…

Waterloo Sprue Deal

With the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo just around the corner, we know many of you are preparing to pit British against French for some Napoleonic Black Powder…

Prize Draw: La Haye Sainte Collector’s Edition – Winner!

Every order on our webstore during May was entered into the draw to win ‘Farmhouse Assault’ La Haye Sainte Collector’s Edition. This massive battle set contains all the buildings that formed the…

New: French Old Guard Grenadiers

Available now are arguably the most resolute and famous soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars – the Grenadiers of the Old Guard! There are few soldiers more famous than the Grenadiers…

Re-packaged: Napoleon’s Berlin Carriage

With the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo just weeks away, we’ve been concentrating on our growing Napoleonic range. We’ve been releasing brand new kits like the plastic Chasseurs à Cheval…

Revised: Napoleonic French & British Waterloo Line Infantry

Having listened to feedback from the Black Powder community, we’ve decided to amend the content of our Napoleonic regiment sets. Our Napoleonic French Line Infantry 1806-1810, and British Line Infantry…

New: French Army Sniper, Light Mortar and Anti-tank Rifle teams

Further reinforcements for the French this week with a set of specialists, comprising three two man teams: View in Store In the set you recieve a French army sniper and his…

New: Bolt Action French army deals!

With the recent releases for the French Army in Bolt Action we have taken the opportunity to revisit our 500pt & 1000pt army deals bringing them up to date. 500pt…

New: Senegalese Tirailleurs Infantry section!

West African troops from France’s colonies provided fierce and loyal troops to the French army in two World Wars. Though raised across France’s territories in west, central and east Africa,…

New: WWI French St Chamond Tank

Following the success of the World War I tanks released late last year, our modellers have been hard at work – and we’re proud to follow-up this week with the…

New: French Army HQ and Lorraine 38L armoured carrier

The French army receives new units this week to hold back the German Blitzkrieg – a brand new HQ set as well as the Lorraine 38L armoured carrier: The HQ consists…

Showcase: Senegalese Tirailleurs

12 Days of Christmas – Day 4 Today’s treat is a look at these fearsome-looking Senegalese Tirailleurs for the French Army in Bolt Action. Sculpted by Steve Saleh and painted…

Units in Profile: French Resistance

Patriots had been fighting the Germans ever since the fall of France. Hundreds of small groups were constantly sabotaging rail lines, demolishing German supply depots and sending invaluable information to the Allies….

Profile: Simone Segouin

The 17 year old French resistance fighter known as “Nicole Minet” was a farm girl when the war broke out. A few years later in 1943 she joined the Franc…

An Afternoon with Mademoiselle Ney

With the gloomiest time of the year upon us I felt the need to reacquaint myself with some of my more distant relatives, as is only fitting in these darkest days,…

History: The Bridge at Lodi – May 10, 1796

Warlord’s own Dave Matthews presents a historical account of one of the lesser known Napoleonic battles – the Bridge at Lodi. As a somewhat less epic engagement than the likes…

New: Napoleonic French 6 Pdr Cannon and Marshal Ney

Out today we have two new French Napoleonic sets ready to build your forces for the Battle of Waterloo. Pound the British lines with this 6 pdr Cannon, manned by…

Tank Escalation Campaign Part 3

Following their initial victory last week, Bernard Lewis’ German panzers rumbled onward – this week they happened upon a new foe. How would they fare as they clashed with the…

New: Napoleonic French Engineers

Napoleonic French Engineers were men charged with building bridges and fortifications as well as breaking down the gates and obstacles protecting the enemy. As such they were amongst the strongest…

History: French Light Infantry

At the outbreak of the Napoleonic wars the French light infantry was the finest in Europe. They could best the fierce obedience of the Germans and Dutch with their high…

New: Plastic Late French Light Infantry

Our latest Napoleonic boxed set arrives today – the Late French Light Infantry, containing 30 of our superb plastic infantrymen and 6 metal command figures: Not all of Napoleon’s troops…

New: Napoleonic French Voltigeurs and British Casualties

Even more French reinforcements are now available with the elite skirmishing Voltigeurs: View in Store   Meanwhile, you can see the deadly effects of the French sharpshooting with these British…

New: Renault FT-17 light tank

Released this week is the revolutionary early war French tank the FT-17, ready to defend against the invading armies of Germany: View in Store The Renault FT-17 was a French…

New: Plastic Late French Line Infantry and Casualties

Available from today are the core of Bonaparte’s all-conquering French army – in plastic! These excellent Napoleonic Late French Line Infantry are joined by a set of those giving their…

New: La Haye Sainte battle set & collector’s edition

We’ve been working long and hard on a very special project and aided and abeted by the lads at Sarissa Precision and we are absolutely delighted to be able to…

Showcase: Forces of Waterloo

With the new La Haye Sainte battle set as the centrepiece, here are some of the other forces we have available (and many more on the way…)  that will make…

New: French Reinforcements

From today we have more than 20 of our metal French Infantry available as individual models, allowing you to get hold of specific models to complete your squads, or just…

New: Citroen Civilian Trucks

Help your French army transport men and materiel with these two new Citroen Civilian 4.500kg Trucks. First up, the dropside truck: View Details And secondly a covered truck with tilt:…

New: Napoleonic French (Waterloo) Starter Army

Our Napoleonic French Waterloo Starter Army is packed with proud Frenchmen ready to join the battle to see the Emperor Bonaparte restored to the throne of France. This set is…

New: Citroen Civilian Coach

Citroen Civilian Coaches were regularly commandeered or repurposed as troop transports by the French army despite lacking any significant protection for the occupants. Following the fall of France the Germans…

History: Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French

Napoleon was born on the 15th of August 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. His military career started early as he was sent to France and enrolled in the military academy at Brienne-le-Château at the age…

History: SS-Sturmbataillon Charlemagne

The 33rd Waffen-SS Charlemagne (1st French) were French volunteers in the Wehrmacht and latterly the Waffen-SS during the Second World War. From estimates of 7,400 to 11,000 at its peak in 1944, the strength of the division fell to just sixty…

New: SS-Sturmbataillon Charlemagne

Out today is our SS-Sturmbataillon Charlemagne metal boxed set – Frenchmen who volunteered to fight for Germany against the Bolshevik Soviets. The Second World War saw many confusing contradictions as…

Sneak Peek: Napoleonic French Plastics

  Those of you visiting our stand at Salute recently will have seen the 3-ups of our forthcoming Napoleonic Late French Line Infantry. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have seen…

History: Marshal of France Andre Massena, 1st Duc de Rivoli, 1st Prince d’Essling (1758-1817)

Born in 1758 into modest circumstances, Massena had a colourful early life. He was a cabin boy, soldier and smuggler before he joined the army for a second time in…

History: Jean Andoche Junot, 1st Duc d’Abrantes (1771 – 1813)

Junot was born in 1771 to a middle class family and he was studying law in Paris when the French Revolution began. He immediately connected with the revolutionary cause and…

Preview: SS-Sturmbataillon Charlemagne

Here’s a first look at a few of the models that will form our Fall of Berlin range. Here are three Waffen-SS soldiers from SS-Sturmbataillon Charlemagne. These French volunteers were one…

History: The 100 Days Campaign

The campaign of the ‘Hundred Days’ was to become the thundering climax of the Napoleonic Wars. The shattering of the Grande Armèe in the snows of Russia in 1812, followed by two years…

History: The Battle of Talavera 1809

Background On October 1808 Sir John Moore took command of the Anglo-Portuguese army. He boldly led his 23,000 men into Spain, but a month later had to retreat rapidly, pursued…

History: The Old Guard Grenadiers “Les Grognards”

Søren Ralph Christensen returns to share the history of Napoleon’s Old Guard and show off his painted regiment: The Old Guard was first formed in 1804 using veterans from the…

History: The BEF and the Fall of France

The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was a small and confident professional force. Its leaders prepared for a war that was expected to pretty much follow the pattern of World War I with troops…

Somua S35 and French Tank Crew

Out now is the Somua S35 medium cavalry tank, bringing more armoured reinforcements to French armies. We also have new French Tank Crew figures! Widely regarded to be the best…

New: Panhard 178 Armoured Car

The Panhard 178 was an advanced French reconnaissance 4×4 armoured car that was designed for the French Cavalry before World War II. Affectionately known by it’s 4-man crews as “Pan-Pan”, it was equipped with an effective 25mm main…

Showcase: The Crimean War

The Crimean War is perhaps most famous for the misguided Charge of the Light Brigade, when the British cavalry’s orders were misinterpreted leading them to charge up the length of…

Napoleon’s Berlin Carriage – Construction Diagram

This stunning kit makes a great centrepiece for any Napoleonic Black Powder army. buy now in store It includes the Emperor Bonaparte himself, his Chasseurs de la Garde bodyguard as…

New: Napoleon’s Berlin Carriage

Released this week is a fantastic centre-piece for your Black Powder collection – Napoleon’s Berlin Carriage. buy now in store The kit includes Old Boney himself (although not the running away version…

Spotlight: French Indian War 1754-1763

The French Indian War is named after the principle enemies of the British colonies in North America – the French colonials and their native Indian allies. Wargaming this conflict combines…

New: French & Polish Bolt Action army deals

Collect a new army and save money at the same time, with these French and Polish army deals – 500 or 1000 points for each – the perfect way to…

New: Armies of France and the Allies

The wait is over for our new Armies of France and the Allies book. This supplement for Bolt Action covers the armies of France, Poland, Greece, Norway, Holland and Belgium…

New: Bolt Action decal sheets

Add historically accurate details to your Bolt Action vehicles with these great new waterslide decal sheets. buy in store With the imminent release of the France and the Allies Bolt…

New: Polish Vistula Legion figure heads

As requested by your good selves we have now made the Figure Heads for the Vistula Legion available separately. We have Fusiliers in shakos, Voltigeurs in shakos and Grenadiers in…

Bolt Action French army list

Allowing you to take on the Third Reich’s armies as they assault France, this army list gives you the basics of the early war French army. A full list will…

New: Mounted Napoleonic French Infantry Colonels!

As fearsome an opponent as the Napoleonic French may be they do need direction and discipline. Supporting our newly released plastic Napoleonic French Line Infantry are these splendid new mounted…

Webstore: Renault R39 Tank

The R39 is a variant of the R35 but armed with the heavier 37mm SA38 L/33 gun allowing it to operate in an anti-tank capacity. Contains a resin and metal…

Webstore: Renault D-1, Infantry tank

The French plan of 1926, calling for the creation of a Light Infantry Support Tank, led to the development of the existing Renault NC1 prototype into the Char D1. One…

Webstore: Renault R35 Tank Box Set

Designed in 1933 and produced from 1936, the Renault R35 was intended as a light infantry support tank, equipping autonomous tank battalions, that would be allocated to individual infantry divisions…

Webstore: Renault R40 Tank

The Renault R40 or Char lǸger mod

Webstore: Stowage pack – tarps and rolls

Pack contains 3 metal sprues of stowage as shown in the image. Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

Webstore: Somua S35

1 resin and metal vehicle Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

New: Bolt Action French SAS Jeeps!

Our SAS Jeeps now come with French SAS Brigade heads. Sporting berets worn in the French fashion these tough men are taking the fight back to Jerry with extreme prejudice!…

French Char 2c FCM!

Now for something a bit special – the Char 2c FCM – the only operational super-heavy tank in military history. This absolute beast will give the German panzer formations something…

Preview: Baron Larrey’s French Ambulance!

Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey was Napoleon Bonaparte’s most respected surgeon and developed the most innovative casualty transport system of his age. His “flying ambulances” not only saved countless lives during the…

New: Bolt Action French Char D1!

Originally conceived as an infantry support tank, the D1 instead became the main battle tank of the French army during the 1930s. Serving in North Africa, in defence of France…

New: Bolt Action French Char B1 bis and Renault R39/R40

French commanders rejoice – your salvation is at hand! These tanks will help you to drive the Boche panzers from our homeland! Remastered and re-released in resin, these French tanks…

New: French Renault R35 Tank!

The most numerous French tank of WWII, the R35 (and it’s later R40 variant) would serve well during the invasion of France and following the French defeat they would find…

New: French AMC Schneider P16 Halftrack!

The first of several releases on the way for our early war French range, the P16 mounts a 3.7cm gun and co-axial 75mm machine gun. Despite being in the process…

New: Bolt Action Early War French 75mm Gun!

More early war action from our Bolt Action range – this time giving the valiant French army some much needed support in the form of the superb Mle 1897 75mm…

Webstore: French Infantry Running with Carbine

French Infantry Running with Carbine Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Infantry Reloading Rifle

French Infantry Reloading Rifle Supplied unpainted

New: Bolt Action Army Deals!

With the recent releases of our French army, Italian Airborne and Polish army ranges we’ve taken the opportunity to create a few new army deals for you. These will not…

La Bataille de Mont St. Mackler – A Black Powder Napoleonic Battle Report

By David Sullivan We had another game of Black Powder this weekend at The Panzer Depot in Kirkland, WA. We played the ‘Battle of San Miguel’ scenario from the rules…

Webstore: French Infantry Kneeling And Firing Rifle

French Infantry Kneeling And Firing Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Infantry firing Rifle

French Infantry Firing Rifle Supplied unpainted

Bolt Action French!

The Defenders of France have been valiantly holding the hated Boche at bay. Now they have more weapons to add to their arsenal in the form of the 81mm Mortar…

Webstore: French Infantry Firing Carbine

French Infantry Firing Carbine Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Infantry Command Group

This command pack depicts a French Lieutenant

Re-Released: Early War French Infantry!

The moulds for this range of early war French infantry have been replaced and now they’re available on the Warlord webstore once again. We’ve taken the opportunity to reorganise the…

Webstore: French Infantry Cocking Rifle

French Infantry Cocking Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Infantry Advancing with Rifle (1)

French Infantry Advancing with Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Infantry Advancing with Rifle

French Infantry Advancing with Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Infantry Advancing with Carbine

French Infantry Advancing with Carbine Supplied unpainted

Now Available! Victrix French Old Guard

The latest plastic boxed set from our mates at Victrix sees the French Old Guard Grenadiers take to the field. These lovely models are a must for any French player….

Now Available: Victrix Napoleonic French 1804-1807

The latest plastic set from Victrix provides French Infantry in Bicornes. These miniatures are ideal for refighting games set during 1804-1807. Great battles such as Austerlitz in 1805, Jena and…

Webstore: Citroen civilian coach

Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

Webstore: French Army Sniper, Light Mortar and Anti-tank Rifle teams

Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

Webstore: French Motorised Dragoon Regiment

The French army started World War II as the most powerful army in the world. Well-equipped, with excellent tanks and artillery, the infantry divisions were numerous and confident of fighting…

Webstore: French Motorised Dragoons

The French army started World War II as the most powerful army in the world. Well-equipped, with excellent tanks and artillery, the infantry divisions were numerous and confident of fighting…

Webstore: M21 Mortar Carrier Half-track

Bringing support fire to your mobile forces with the M21 Mortar carrier, ideal for winkling out those dug in infantry! By the middle of the war the US Army could field…

Webstore: Digital Armies of France and the Allies PDF

World War II was truly a world war, and many nations joined the fight against Germany and the Axis. This latest supplement for Bolt Action covers the armies of France,…

Webstore: 1/72 MS.406 – French Air Force GcII/3, 3/4 Escadril

Box contains 1 diecast pre-painted metal plane and base. Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

Webstore: French Build an Army

Build your army from the selections available to you in the drop down boxes, make sure you choose your free tank too. This army gives you all the models you…

Webstore: French Army HQ

Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

Webstore: Renault FT-17 light tank

Pack contains 1 metal and resin vehicles. Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

Webstore: AMC Schneider P16 Half-track

Mounting a 3.7cm gun and a co-axial 7.5mm machine gun this armoured half track was in use by the French military long before the start of the Second World War.

Webstore: French LMG Team Advancing

French Light Machine Gun Team Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French infantryman with VB launcher

French infantryman with VB launcher Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Gun Crewman Holding Shell

French Infantry Kneeling And Firing Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Playing Card tank symbols decal sheet

Pack contains 1 waterslide decal sheet Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

Webstore: French LMG Team Firing

French Light Machine Gun team Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Gun Crewman Prone with Shell

French Infantry Kneeling And Firing Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Army 81mm medium mortar team

This pack is a great support choice, the Brandt 81mm mortar. Just prior to the war, the French army could field 2000 British 3

Webstore: French NCO Running with Rifle

French NCO Running with Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French NCO Kneeling with Rifle

French NCO Kneeling with Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: 1/72 Dewoitine D.520 – Pilot officer Madon’s D.52

Box contains 1 diecast pre-painted metal plane and base. Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

Webstore: Char B1 bis

The Char B1 bis was an upgraded variant of the Char B1 with thicker armour and an APX4 turret with a longer-barrelled (L/32) 47mm SA 35 gun, to give the…

Webstore: French Gun Crewman Sighting Gun

French Infantry Kneeling And Firing Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Army Infantry section

For all the glamour and so called ferocity of the German armoured troops, it was troops like these,the

Webstore: French NCO with Rifle

French NCO with Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: FCM Char 2c super-heavy tank

Pack contains 1 resin and metal vehicle Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

Webstore: French Gun Crewman with Binoculars

French Infantry Kneeling And Firing Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French tank crew

Pack contains 4 metal miniatures Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted Tank not included!

Webstore: Defenders of France

Although much has been written of the German armoured forces and the defeat of the British at Dunkirk in the dark days of 1940, much too little has been written…

Webstore: Early War French Paint Set

We at Warlord have put our heads together and sorted out the colours that we use to paint models, saving you the time looking through paint codes and giving you…

Webstore: French Army MMG team

The classic Hotchkiss medium machine gun had served France well in the Great war, and went on again, as did the Vickers in the British army to give solid reliable…

Webstore: French Officer with pistol

French Officer with Pistol Supplied unpainted

Webstore: FCM Char 2c super-heavy tank – 10 tank deal

Quite possibly the ultimate Bolt Action vehicle offer, this allows you to buy all 10 of the colossal Char 2C FCM tanks that were made! Each Char 2C was named…

Webstore: French Infantry Running with Rifle (1)

French Infantry Running with Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French Infantry Running with Rifle

French Infantry Running with Rifle Supplied unpainted

Webstore: French vehicle numbers and names decal sheet

Contains 1 sheet of waterslide transfers.

Webstore: Digital Armies of France and the Allies eBook

World War II was truly a world war, and many nations joined the fight against Germany and the Axis. This latest supplement for Bolt Action covers the armies of France,…

Webstore: WWI French St Chamond tank

Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

Webstore: Senegalese Tirailleurs Infantry section

West African troops from France,s colonies provided fierce and loyal troops to the French army in two World Wars. Though raised across France’s territories in west, central and east Africa,…