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    Hello Dudes and Dudettes,


    My name is Marcel and i’m currently sitting in Treves, Germany. After (mostly) turning my back on a well-known miniatures-manufacturer that got a little too greedy for my taste, i finally managed to buy my first Gates of Antares models and i love them. I don’t know if i ever felt that excited to actually play a game (even if that’s probably not gonna happen very soon).

    The more realistic hard-scifi feel of Antares is a very welcome relief to the ultra grim dark fascist-super-knights fighting space-demons, robot-skeletons and naughty-space-elves (which can be good fun, too – but feels a bit over the top lately).

    I seem to have an inherent talent to kill things with my mere interest, so i apologize in advance should BTGOA go out of print as soon as i have finished my first army list 😛

    Be excellent to each other!


    Herr Krauter,

    I read your post with interest. I began my relationship with Warlord Games 5-6 years ago through the BTGOA portal. I had freshly joined a club and one of the old hands (a now retired foot surgeon) game-mastered a pretty straight forward engagement between Algoryn and Boromites. It helped that he was a very good painter, as well. About 8 of us gathered around a 7×5 foot table, playing on a 4 x 6 mat with suitable terrain, and we basically went at it–all for the first time. I was hooked from then on. Since then, I have gotten involved with TOH, BA, and K47, collecting and building armies, being very satisfied with the quality of the product, the gaming systems, and the customer service. Currently, I have Ghar Empire, Ghar Rebellion, and Concord armies; the latter still need painting up but I collected all that I need for it. If we can ever get past the pandemic several of the club members would like to do a campaign, among us we have the original six/seven armies on hand. I hope y0u find some playmates as it is a lot of good fun, lends itself to masterful tactical play (I am a retired army officer), and still retains enough surprise and chance to keep everyone engaged. In short, I really like the game system.

    Best of luck and good gaming,

    Sam Wilson, New Jersey, USA.



    My name is Chris Coffelt.  i reside in Mid-Missouri. I am a huge fan of Warlord Games. My recent attention has been on Black Seas. But I also play Bolt Action, Cruel Seas, Hail Ceaser, and Black Powder.

    Sadurian Mike

    Hi, I’m Mike (aka Sadurian Mike), a member of the old forum back in the day. I’m a contemporary military historian by training and education, currently working as a civilian contractor to the MoD. I have interests in most periods, although Late Medieval/Early Modern (what used to be called the Renaissance) and C20th are my particular areas of focus.

    I’m into wargaming as much for the painting and research as for the actual gaming, and would much rather play a ruleset that feels historically correct and reflects the period than one that ‘gives a fun game’.


    Hello, Mike:

    I read your introduction with interest (all the way across the Atlantic!). I, like you, have a military background (retired Army officer; combat veteran; battalion command). I also like certain historical periods, perhaps: ancients; Arthurian period; Napoleonic; AWI; ACW; and 20th century. However, I also am drawn to a series of games sets, rules, and scale–all available from Warlord Games. Right now I am working on developing early and late WWII orders of battle for Polish military ground forces. I am planning–along with members of our club (check us out online at  a series of battles of an early WWII campaign (Invasion of Poland) and Market Garden; plus the Polish 1st Armoured Division history as part of the 1st Canadian Army.  I also enjoy the Konflikt 47 game system and concept of peeking at the alternative history, of sorts, of WWII. For a break, I will try even fantasy games with the shared good cheer of others, especially Dracula’s America.

    I attach a photo of a recent K47 game: Soviets v. Germans, Central Poland, 1947

    Best of luck in your gaming pursuits,

    Sam Wilson, LTC, USA (Ret) & Member of the South Jersey Gamers Association (SJGA)


    Sean Schoonmaker

    Hi Folks,

    I’m in Oakland, California, working in Business and Leadership Development for a defense/LINAC firm, but in a previous life, was a 21-year USMC combat veteran.

    I’ve always loved WWII naval (and aerial) warfare, so I’m thrilled that Warlord is doing Victory at Sea.

    I’m a serial hobbyist, and love building and painting miniatures and terrain for a vast array of games, both historical and science fiction.


    Hello, dear community people

    Yangos (or John) here, Greek archaeologist living in Brussels. Very interested in ancient warfare and fascinated by WW2 naval actions as well, particularly in the Pacific theater. Won a few Victory at Sea fleet packs in a writing contest and am currently hosting play-by-message tabletop sessions for my friends via Discord, in this new COVID era.

    Mostly here for the ships, I gotta admit. Hope to stay for the people too. 🙂

    Thomas Pollmeier

    Moin moin,

    I´m Thomas, I live in the northern part of the Ruhrgebiet, I am a veteran of the german armored artillery, I think thats the reason for playing Bolt Action, its my favorite tabletop game, I play  the German Army – sometimes in support with the Hungarian Army, but most of all i enjoy playing Russians, they are a lot of fun, lots of different units and you can even play Ork tactics used in other tabletop games  😉

    make tabletop great again


    Hello All,

    I am Hami and I am based in Scotland, I mainly play Bolt Action due to the period it is set in. I am an amateur 3d designer and 3d printer and some of my work can be found on my instagram account @AH_3DHOBBY.

    I am looking forward to talking to everyone on here.

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