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We recently brought you the big news that Warlord Games, in partnership with Osprey Publishing, are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the second edition of Bolt Action, the foremost 28mm World War II wargaming rules – Bolt Action 2.

Bolt Action 2.Rough Cover.5A (1)

We now have something a little extra to show as the art comes together.

As we’re closing in on the release, we’ll be able to tell you a little more in the coming weeks about the book itself and what Alessio has been working on (with huge help from the community). From streamlining, balancing, and tweaking, to Officers, HE, and Armoured transports all receiving a bit of attention. Keep your eyes peeled for more soon!

Not only this but a brand new starter set will be heading our way with some very special and long awaited plastics!

Here’s a glimpse of the first test frame to land at Warlord HQ earlier this week:
US Para Bodies

With superb art adorning the box it’s going to be a hot drop zone this Autumn!

Box BA2 cut

More news as it happens can be found over on the Warlord Facebook page or the Warlord Forum

This second edition presents streamlined and refined rules, incorporating all the FAQs and errata compiled, with the help of the Bolt Action community, over the four years of extensive gameplay since Bolt Action was first launched. The new rulebook remains fully compatible with all of the existing range of army books, theatre books and models.


Written by renowned games designer Alessio Cavatore, Bolt Action provides all the rules needed to bring the battles of World War II to your tabletop be they small skirmishes or major actions. Using miniature model soldiers, tanks, vehicles and terrain you can fight battles in any of the theatres of war from the shattered towns of occupied France, the barren deserts of North Africa and the sweltering jungles of the Pacific.


Army options are almost limitless allowing you to build the kind of army that most appeals to your style of play, from heavily armoured tank forces to lightly armed, but highly skilled infantry. The choice is yours.

Bolt Action 2 is due for release Autumn 2016.