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9Oct/170

Warlord Games – Pike & Shotte Landsknecht Pikemen

This plastic kit of Landsknechts was finally released, after a very long waiting time, but I'll cover this a bit later in this review. Warlord Games provided the range of Pike & Shotte with this kit of 30 miniatures in 28mm scale.

Warlord Games - Pike & Shotte Landsknecht Pikemen Warlord Games - Pike & Shotte Landsknecht Pikemen

10Sep/170

Bolt Action Campaign Sea Lion

The second campaign supplement for Bolt Action Second Edition leaves the road of historic events and goes for the What-If scenario of the Operation Sea Lion. These were the plans of the german forces to invade Britain.

Bolt Action - Operation Sea Lion

Sea Lion is another big expansion for Bolt Action, at least page-wise. At 124 pages it shares the lead with Battle of the Bulge. After covering the desert of Africa, the harsh winter of the Ardennes and several parts of the western front, the battle is brought "home" with Operation Seelöwe / Sea Lion. The operation was real, but never came to existence. There were severe plans by the Nazis to invade Britain in 1940, but the plans were never moved to realisation. This campaign book is set at the new price range of 19,99 GBP or 30 USD, which translates around 25 EUR.

6Aug/170

Historicon 2017 Kurt Knispel & Tanks

In July, from the 12th to 15th, the Historicon 2017 was held in Fredericksburg, VA (Virginia, United States). It is a large wargaming event by the HMGS, Historical Miniature Gaming Society, and will return to Lancaster, PA, next year (after leaving it in 2009). As many other events, the Historicon offers a special annual event miniature and as they team up with Warlord Games, this miniature is available during the event in their online store, for those who can't make it. This is even a nice thing for the Americans, as even if you live in the United States, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are anywhere near.

Warlord Games - Historicon 2017 Kurt Knispel and Tanks

After Lt. Winters in 2014, a Redcoat from Waterloo in 2015, Harry Flashman in 2016 and this year, for the 100th anniversary of tanks in 2017 - the german tank Ace Kurt Knispel.

15Jun/170

Bolt Action Campaign Battle of the Bulge

The first campaign supplement in the new edition is Battle of the Bulge, the battles in the last winter of world war two.

Bolt Action - Battle of the Bulge

Along with Duel in the Sun this is the thickest campaign supplement for Bolt Action at 124 pages. It covers a specific campaign instead of an area, therefore the scenarios etc. are pretty much following each other. The book covers 12 scenarios, an army list for the free french and special rules for the fierce winter situation in western europe. Pricing is set at 19,99 GBP or 30 USD, which translates around 25 EUR.

20May/170

Bolt Action Armies of Germany (2nd Edition)

The first "Armies of" to get an update is the oldest one, Armies of Germany.

Bolt Action - Armies of Germany Second Edition

Since October 2016 the book is available in english and once again written by Warwick Kinrade, who already wrote the first one. The book has slightly grown from former 96 pages to now 108 pages and of course, comes with an exclusive miniature for direct customers and pre-orders. Last time it was Otto Skorzeny, now it is an unnamed duo of german soldiers, one carrying the other.

15May/170

Bolt Action Second Edition Rules

Roughly 4 years after the first edition, Warlord Games treats the Bolt Action community with an updated, second edition of the rules in late 2016. Along with the already available english version of the Bolt Action rules, now in early 2017 translated copies in german, french, spanish and italian are ready to be shipped.

Bolt Action - Second Edition

The game grew incredibly over the last years, a lot of supplements were added – covering army and campaign books – and it was taken care of with FAQ and erratas. This review is based upon the english hardcover rule book, that is sold individually for 30 GBP.

4May/170

Para Bellum – Reinforcement for the Romans

While currently preparing a load of reviews, painting terrain and base colours, I got a small reinforcement for the SAGA Romans.

SAGA - Warlord Games Caesarian Romans Blisters

17Mar/170

Bolt Action KV-1 / KV-2 Heavy Tank

Third and last part of russian tank week is the KV-1 / KV-2 heavy tank kit by Warlord Games / Italeri.

Bolt Action - KV-1 / KV-2 Heavy Tank Bolt Action - KV-1 / KV-2 Heavy Tank

10Mar/170

Bolt Action M10 Tank Destroyer

In december I already covered the Rubicon multi-variant kit of the M10/M36 Tank Destroyer, now it is time in this review to take a closer look on the M10 Tank Destroyer by Warlord Games / Italeri.

Bolt Action - M10 Tank Destroyer

25Feb/170

Mustering Vulfgangs Warband

After mustering the Romans for the SAGA project, it is time to call the German warriors of Vulfgangs warband to arms.

As mentioned in the article about planing a german warband, I started assembling the plastic and metal miniatures from the matching Warlord Games boxed set. As the metal torsos all wore fur, I added those fur cloaks to all of the miniatures. Fur is quite easy to do and there are several ways to do so, among others using a press mold by Micro Art Studios. I used a sculptor tool with a sharp, pin like tip.

SAGA Ancient German Warband SAGA Ancient German Warband