Video: Bolt Action Second Edition Battle Report

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The  2nd Edition of Bolt Action is now in the hands of gamers across the globe – but for those of you who haven’t yet upgraded – and want a flavour of the new edition – we shipped Ches over to Ireland to give the Beasts of War crew a bit of a bootcamp to bring them up-to-speed with the Second Edition, and to show them what’s new!

What better way to learn than to throw them into the deep end, and face them off against one another… so sit back, relax, and prepare for FUBARs galore as John and Justin get to grips with Bolt Action Second Edition!


Upgrade today!

Don’t forget to head on over to the Warlord webstore to upgrade to the Second Edition today – AND REMEMBER – if you order the Rulebook direct from us, you’ll receive the exclusive General George Smith Patton Jr. miniature for absolutely FREE!


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The new edition offers the same fantastic World War II gameplay with its exciting order dice system and mixed armies of infantry, tanks and artillery.

Key New Features

Officers activate other units! Used cleverly, this creates a huge tactical shift as you can order multiple units to fire or advance in concert.

Big Explosions! HE fire now uses templates to determine damage – your opponent had better spread out his troops to avoid carnage!

Armed Transports! Once your squad has piled out of its halftrack, the driver can speed around and unleash a hail of lead at the enemy!

Player Feedback! We’ve listened carefully to the community and taken advantage of the thousands of battles you’ve played to improve the game in dozens of other ways. Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks to find out more!


We’ll be taking a look into these exciting extras in the coming weeks so keep those eyes peeled soldier!

New Army List

The main rulebook now includes a fifth army list – adding Imperial Japan to Germany, Great Britain, USA and the Soviet Union – giving you even more choice for your army.


Special Figure

As you would expect we have a fantastic new figure specially made and FREE for those ordering the book direct from the Warlord Webstore: General George Smith Patton Jr.


General George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a senior officer of the United States Army, who is perhaps best known for his ‘flamboyant’ leadership and the pair of Ivory handled Colt single-action Army .45 revolvers (1 later replaced with a 3 ½ inch Smith and Wesson .357 magnum). A perfect commander for your US armies, from the Mediterranean and on into the European Theaters in Bolt Action.

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New Plastics, New Starter Set

Of course, we couldn’t release the new edition without producing another stonking Starter Set… it also gives us an excuse to make some more plastic troops!

‘Band of Brothers’ features our German Grenadiers plastics against the brand new elite US Airborne!


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Contents include:

  • 24 New Plastic US Airborne
  • 12 Plastic German Grenadiers
  • Plastic SdKfz 251/10 AusfD. 3.7cm PaK half track
  • Plastic Ruined Farm
  • A5 Softback Bolt Action 2 Rules Book
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Quick Reference Sheet
  • 12 Plastic Pin Markers
  • Plastic Templates and Tokens
  • Construction Diagrams
  • 10 Six Sided Dice
  • 10 Order Dice

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Article written by Richard Dando

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