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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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Episode 70: Attack of the News

Episode 70

Ha!!! In this episode, the hosts try to catch up on some of their favorite news lately.

Topics on the show include:

  • Age of Sigmar General’s Handbook
  • Gen Con
  • True Dungeon
  • Hirst Arts
  • Warlord Games
  • Konflict ’47
  • Bolt Action 2nd Edition
  • Malifaux

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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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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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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Episode 65: Beyond the Gen Con

Episode 65

Brian’s back and in the saddle for another episode of the show. Wow, 65 of these things. Who would have thought. Thank you, the listeners for keeping up your support. Yep, you know who you are!

In this episode, we have a lot to talk about. After all, it’s been a while since we have heard from Brian, there is this whole Warhammer: Age of Sigmar thing, and somewhere in there Conesy went to Gen Con. Oh yeah, did we mention, lots of games, talks with Games-Workshop while at Gen Con, and general fun and hobby all in one show!

Yeah, we are excited and hope you are too. Go ahead and give it a listen, Welcome toooooooo Episode 65!!!!!

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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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