Bolt Action


Fast Painting US Army

Finished

I used a simple base-coat and wash technique to finish my US Army for Bolt Action.  It is a quick and easy technique that produces pretty good results for the table.  If you are shy about painting I urge you to go for it and start with this technique.  It can also be brought up more by simple adding a layer of highlight or two.  This technique could be used on anything by just changing the colors.  I’ll also cover the colors I used if you are interested for your own US force and how I did the basing.

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US Army Showcase: Wave 1

First Wave

Listening to the cast you have probably heard about how I finished my US Army force for Bolt Action.  This is the first full army in any game I have completed!  This post is just to showcase and let you see what I have collected so far.  For newer players, maybe you can get some ideas of what to buy or ways to approach the hobby side of the game. (more…)


Episode 71: Operation Sting

Episode 71

Ready for some more Bolt Action coverage? Here we go! In this episode, the Conesy is joined by special guest host Robert Elmer to talk about Robert’s experience at the tournament Operation Sting. This is a two day tournament hosted in Northbrook, Illinois. Also, the hosts talk about the World at War event that was hosted in July of 2016 and talk a little about tactics and game play in the new Bolt Action 2nd Edition.

Topics on this show include:

  • Conan by Monolith Games
  • Dropfleet Commander
  • Bolt Action
  • Conesy’s Invitational Bolt Action Event
  • Operation Sting
  • World at War (Bolt Action Tournament)

If you are interested in Bolt Action, the rules, the game, or just more information make sure you check out the website where all of the info is available at Warlord Games

With that, let’s roll those dice! Wisco’s for the win!!!!

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Gen Con 2016 in Photos

Gen Con 2016 was great and I had a blast. This year was the busiest year that I have ever had with three True Dungeon runs, seminars, hobby events, and other craziness. My biggest three highlights for the show were:

  1. Going in with the rush at the opening of the vendor hall and buying the new Malifaux Crew Box, The Queen Returns for Neverborn.
  2. Doing the Hirst Arts resin casting class. Short and fast, but I learned so much about resin casting. Both safety tips and product tips.
  3. Being a part of the Infinity Seminar for what’s new that was done on Saturday and then walking away with a model for free. I had no idea how cool the seminar would be and actually walked out of their pumped about my PanOceania troops (which then got me to buy more models…..hmmmm…I see what they did there!!! Hahaha)

So we’ll be talking about this on the show I am sure, but in the mean time here are a ton of really quality pictures to tie you over!!!


Bolt Action Battle Report: US Army vs Japanese

 

Defending

I’m getting lots of Bolt Action games lately!  I was able to catch one at Misty Mountain Games this Tuesday night against Aaron.  It is my second solo game against Japanese and also my second with this list with some new toys.  There is also a big order dice discrepancy in this game.  We are playing Demolition in what is a fairly bloody game.

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Bolt Action Battle Report: US Army vs IJA

USArmyvsIJA I was able to catch a game of Bolt Action against Robert at Misty last week.  We played a 1000 point game with my US Army vs. his Imperial Japanese Army.  We rolled for a scenario from the book and came up with Point Defense.  Robert won the initial roll off and chose to attack in my first solo game against Japanese.

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Episode 69.5: US vs German Bolt Action Battle Report

Episode 69.5

In this episode, the hosts continue the Bolt Action topic by doing a battle report with Stark’s United States vs. Conesy’s Germans. The game is set thematically post D-Day France. The hosts are playing the scenario Envelopment. Both forces were selected using the standard force selector at 1000 points.

If you are interested in Bolt Action, the rules, the game, or just more information make sure you check out the website where all of the info is available at Warlord Games

The battle field set up for the game.

Deployment and Turn 1. 

Turn 2 wraps up! 

Turn 3 wraps up! 

Turn 4. The game wraps up. 

With that, let’s roll those dice! Wisco’s for the win!!!!

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Episode 69: Bolt Action

Episode 69

In this episode, the hosts are joined by host of the Northern Front Podcast Brian Ward to talk about the game of Bolt Action. This is both a beginner friendly episode with plenty of insider tips from the experienced players that are all involved with this show. There are a couple of issues, particularly with Stark’s audio that we did the best we could to edit up during this show, but otherwise it’s all there in it’s full glory.

If you are interested in Bolt Action, the rules, the game, or just more information make sure you check out the website where all of the info is available at Warlord Games

With that, let’s roll those dice! Wisco’s for the win!!!!

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Tank Weathering Made Fairly Easy

Sherman_FinalI recently finished this Sherman tank for my Bolt Action demo game set. Being in the US, people see the Americans and instantly relate to them which helps draw them into the demo game. After all, the key is to get them started! While doing the model, I explored some new weathering techniques that I learned at Adepticon and I was amazed at how easy they worked and how great the finished product ended up looking.
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