Tagged: D-Day

DUKW Amphibious Truck

The famous ‘Duck’ of WWII, the DUKW Amphibious truck, comes to Bolt Action as a US transport, ideal for games in both World War II and the Korean War.  …

Final Victory in Normandy Campaign

Our monolithic D-Day campaign has come to an end. Warlorder Tom looks back at the course of the campaign, and the heroic victory achieved by the allies! Our D-Day campaign…

The Battle of the Falaise Pocket

The Battle of the Falaise Pocket was the final hammer blow in clearing out German forces in Normandy in the wake of the D-Day Landings. The Battle of the Falaise…

Spotlight: Vehicles of the 7th Armoured Desert Rats

The 7th Armoured Division, nicknamed ‘The Desert Rats’, found fame in their North African campaign, but they also played a vital role in the D-Day landings. “Dear Desert Rats! May…

Spotlight: Vehicles of the 21st Panzer Division

Though it was best known for its major role in the North African Campaign, the 21st Panzer Division were also fierce defenders in Normandy on D-Day.   Under the command…

D-Day Campaign: Yann Cléach

Our D-Day 75th Anniversary campaign is continuing to thrive, with many battles being hard-fought for both sides. Today we highlight a brilliant linked series of games from Yann Cléach…  …

Spotlight: Operation Windsor

We’re joining the Canadian advance towards Caen this week with a look at the fierce fighting around the Carpiquet airfield during Operation Windsor. The Battle for Caen One of the…

Heroes of D-Day: Captain Colin Maud RN

We’re continuing our look at some special characters from the D-Day book with the brilliantly eccentric Captain Colin Maud RN. Maud’s wartime service included destroying and capturing numerous enemy ships…

Wargames Workshop: in store D-Day event

Check out the album of photos from today’s 75th Anniversary D-Day action. After facing determined resistance, the Allies finally managed to punch through and overwhelm the German defences.   The…

History: The Battle for Pegasus Bridge

The night before D-Day, a force consisting of 200 men of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light companies as well as 20 sappers, men of the Glider Pilot Regiment and around…

Heroes of D-Day: British & Commonwealth

This week, we’re looking at some of the interesting personalities you can add to your British & Commonwealth forces during our D-Day campaign! Brigadier Lord Lovat (Sir Simon Fraser) Aristocratic…

Focus: Sarissa World War Europe Terrain

The countdown has begun as the Allies prepare themselves for the largest and most ambitious amphibious landings in history to return the fight to Western Europe. Till that day, prepare…

New: Bolt Action Battlefield Accessories

Prepare for battle with the set every wargamers tabletop needs, the new Bolt Action Battlefield Accessories. Perfect for this year’s campaign! View in Store This brand new set allows you…

New: Monty – General Montgomery

Best known perhaps for his victorious command of the British Eighth Army in the Western Desert, General Montgomery is ready to be a figurehead for your troops as they head…

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…

Scenario: Omaha Beach

With our original Theatre Book, Battleground Europe, leading the way a few years back for D-Day, we thought we’d wring out our resident Italian games master, Alessio Cavatore, for all…

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. An…

The Longest Day Battle Set

Years of planning culminate in The Longest Day, the long-awaited invasion begins with the assault on the beaches of Normandy; D-Day 6th June 1944… View in Store The longest day…

Profile: The Filthy 13…

Preparations for the commemorations of the 75th D-Day anniversary are commencing across the world, as part of this, we’ll be taking a look back at some of our articles with…

Bolt Action Campaign: D-Day: Overlord

Normandy, 6 June 1944. The Allies undertake the largest and most ambitious amphibious landings in history to return the fight to Western Europe.   With over 200 pages this new…

Painting Guide: D-Day Sherman by Dave Taylor

Our friend and supersize army painter Mr Dave Taylor has cleaned up his brushes and painted our DD Sherman in quick steps for you to follow…   Preparing for Overlord!…

Focus: Terrain for D-Day Campaign

The countdown has begun as the Allies prepare themselves for the largest and most ambitious amphibious landings in history to return the fight to Western Europe. Till that day, prepare…

Focus: WWS D-day Terrain

The countdown has begun as the Allies prepare themselves for the largest and most ambitious amphibious landings in history to return the fight to Western Europe. Till that day, prepare…

Frontline Report: What’s in Campaign: D-Day: Overlord?

We’re diving into Campaign: D-Day: Overlord this week, with an introduction to what you can find in this fantastic new supplement! D-Day, June 6th, 1944 The day and battle that…

Update: Firefight! Skirmish Rules FAQ

Our gargantuan 75th Anniversary D-Day Campaign launched with great fanfare earlier this week. One of the big hits has been Firefight! the unofficial skirmish conversion for Bolt Action. This article…

D-Day 75th Anniversary Warlord Games Campaign! – Welcome

Welcome to the D-Day 75th Anniversary Warlord Games Campaign! We’ve been really excited about the forthcoming Bolt Action campaign book; D-Day Overlord. This release, combined with the commemorations being held…

How to guide: 2019 Bolt Action D-Day Campaign

Need to know how & where to play your battles? Unsure about logging your victories? All your questions are answered within these key D-Day Campaign documents: Registration Your first step…

New: Bolt Action FAQ & D-Day Event Pack

Our events calendar is jam-packed with Bolt Action events. To help get to grips with the game, we’ve produced a new FAQ document! Official Bolt Action FAQ This document has…

Frontline Report: Kalon’s D-Day Assault Force

Operation Overlord or D-Day is often regarded as one of history’s greatest military undertakings, involving a mind-blowing expenditure of manpower and machinery in a heroic effort to smash through the…

New: The Battle For Carentan

After the success of the Normandy landings, the US Airborne forces engage the German defenders inside the French city of Carentan, re-enact the same engagement with the Battle for Carentan…

LCVP Machine Gun Crew + Flotilla

Out today to lend a little firepower to your invasion fleet are the LCVP Machine Gun Crew, plus single landing craft and even a flotilla! US LCVP Machine Gun Crew…

Coastal Defence bunker – Plastic terrain

Following their early success in conquering much of Europe in the Blitzkrieg years, the German Wehrmacht set about developing almost impregnable defences such as the famous Atlantic Wall Coastal Defence…

New: The Battle For The Hedgerows

Recreate the brutal close quarter warfare with the Battle For The Hedgerows set! View in Store Ferocious and tenacious fighters, both the Allied and Axis forces fought tooth and nail…

New: The Battle For Normandy Ultimate Collection

This is the ultimate Battle for Normandy collection, it is absolutely jam-packed and entirely dedicated to re-enacting the Normandy landings on your Bolt Action battlefield! 182 Infantry 14 weapon teams…

New: US Infantry WWII American Gis

One of our most popular plastic troop sets for Bolt action, the WWII American Gis, has received a long-awaited facelift. New dynamic poses, better-defined kit, and perhaps most importantly… a Bazooka! View…

New: Battle For Normandy German Defenders

With preposterous warnings of an Allied invasion from across the channel, your orders are to stand ready, be prepared with the Battle For Normandy German Defenders set… View in Store…

New: Flak Bunker – Plastic terrain

With much of mainland Europe under the heel of the German jackboot, the German Wehrmacht built almost impregnable defences such as the famous Atlantic Wall Flak Bunker… View in Store…

Pre-order: Flak 37 8.8cm Sets

Defend your position and drive the enemy back with the new plastic Flak 37 8.8cm – now available for pre-order through these themed sets! Arras Flak Battalion Field not one…

Pre-order: Flak and Coastal Bunkers sets

The new Flak and Coastal bunkers from Italeri are being prepared for the imminent arrival of the enemy invasion forces… available for pre-order today we’ve 3 fantastic set offers: Flak…

Focus: D-Day Airborne

The Weather clears and the orders are clear – the invasion begins! The early hours of June 6th 1944 – In the vanguard are the airborne, elite units sent ahead…