Bolt Action


Bolt Action: Assault on Normandy Next Steps

If you go back a while, Brian wrote up this great article reviewing the Bolt Action: Assault on Normandy Review product which can be purchased at your FLGS or at the Warlord On-Line Store. I would like to continue that review with a little extra, how do you grow it.

So in the box, you have 12 Germans, a Hanomag, and 20 US troops.

Ideally built, for the Germans you end up with something like the following:

  • 1 Lt with whatever gun you like (I recommend an Assualt Rifle for in game effectiveness or a pistol or rifle if you are going historical) and 1 assistant likely armed the same
  • 2, 5 rifleman squads armed with rifles and an NCO probably with an SMG
  • 1 Hanomag – don’t bother gluing on the rear MMG.

Ideally built for the Americans, you end up with something like:

  • 1 Lt with an SMG likely, and 1 buddy to go with him also armed with an SMG.
  • 2, 8 men squads with NCO with MMG and 1 man with a BAR
  • 1 Sniper team

Of course, you can build them a bunch of different ways, but this way you end up with what will be a table legal force that you can play with for both sides. I think early on, in your games, you are going to find that the American’s have a slight advantage. You will also find that you just don’t have a lot that you can do with these models once you really have the basic mechanics of the game down. So what do you do next?
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US Bolt Action Nationals Round 2 Wahoo Warrior Battle Report

Hey all, if you are interested in seeing one of my games played out from Adepticon 2016 US Bolt Action Nationals, check out this video by Sean (Wahoo Warrior). It’s one of the better battle reports I have watched regarding Bolt Action games and goes through the game play, the entire game and his thoughts as the game played out. If you like the video, make sure you subscribe to his channel!

Bolt Action US Nationals Round 2 – Soviets vs. Brits


Episode 67: Adepticon 2016

Episode 67

This episode is more then just Adepticon, but it’s a big topic! Conesy retells the sites he saw and events he participated in at this years Adepticon. There’s a lot of Warlord’s Games Bolt Action coverage in this episode as this is what the hosts have been playing a lot of lately, including a couple of tournaments with some interesting results. The hosts also do a gaming spotlight on the X-Wing tactical miniatures game by Fantasy Flight as well. It’s been a while, so just go listen!

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

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How To: Repair Broken Rifle Barrels in Bolt Action

BrokenBroken rifle barrels seem to be a very common thing in Bolt Action.  I contemplated a few ways of repair but here is how I did it.  It is a pretty simple idea especially for anyone with modeling experience.  Maybe that’s why there didn’t seem to be anything out there for a tutorial or how to.  For anyone wondering though; here is a proven and relatively simple method. (more…)


Bolt Action: US Army vs Germans

Start Hold Until Relieved

My most recent game of Bolt Action from last week at Misty Mountain Games.  I played against Brian Ward with a German list he planned to bring to a tournament the coming week end.  I played my same US Army list from the previous week that I’m working on.  We rolled up a scenario and got Hold Until Relieved.  Brian won the roll off and choose to attack!

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Bolt Action: Americans vs Italians

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Just a quick battle report from this last week at Misty Mountain Games.  The local Bolt Action crew has been picking up and gaming pretty regularly at Misty on Thursday nights.  This week we had six players with 3 games going!  Here’s the action from my game; my US Army against Donavon’s Italians in a 1000pt game using boltaction.net rules.

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BABR: Defense of Stalingrad

So, this last Thursday night at Misty Mountain games Phil, one of the local Bolt Action players, and myself got together to do a street fight game set in Stalingrad for Warlord Games Bolt Action game. Phil brought 1000 points of Germans and, well, I thought I brought 1000 points of Soviet Union troops….more on that later.

Phil’s force (from memory)
Stalingrad force selector or something close to it from the Armies of Germany book

  • 2nd Lt with SMG and a soldier with rifle
  • Forward Artillery Observer
  • 10 German Heer with lmg (I think)
  • 10 German Pioneers, LMG, some smgs I think
  • 10 German Pioneers, Flame Thrower and 5ish SMG’s
  • Light Howitzer
  • Medium Mortar
  • 2 MG42 teams (MMG teams)
  • 1 Sniper
  • Plus or minus some other stuff

My Soviet Army I am playing currently features everything I own that is painted and built. We did agree that for story purposes I should use the Stalingrad force selector, but only benefited from the free unit option to be fanatic.

  • 1st Lt with soldier inexperienced, both with SMG’s
  • Commissar with soldier, both with SMG’s
  • Forward Air Observer with soldier, both with SMG’s
  • 8 man gaurd unit, 2 SMG’s (forgot they were in the list, never fielded them)
  • 8 man SMG unit, regular
  • 12 man rifleman squad (free unit)
  • 8 man Veteran Gaurd unit with tough fighter
  • T-34 Tank
  • 122mm Medium Howitzer
  • Medium Mortar
  • 3 man Tank Hunter team, 2 models with SMGs, 1 model with captured Panzerfaust
  • Veteran Sniper team
  • Veteran Flamethrower team with ROKS2
  • Anti Tank Rifle

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