Road to CONflict – Part III

The tanks for Road to CONflict were built, all Warlord Games tank kits, 4 Shermans (one of which was a Firefly) and a Hellcat (this is the Italeri model produced for Warlord Games).

Road to CONflict - Part II

Next up would be to modify these tanks and add lots and lots of bits and pieces to them, to make them fit the post-apocalyptic setting. I used various regular plastic and metal bits, as well as 3d printed items. I will link the 3d printed items below, a great source was Imitation of Life, who offers a lot of items that are Fallout and Necromunda themed, so a great addition for this project.


Road to CONflict – Part II

The Achtung Panzer! Blood & Steel starter set arrived, once again thank very much toward Warlord Games Germany for sending us the boxed set, it will receive a review of its own, but that meant I could start building further tanks for our Road to CONflict 2024.

Warlord Games - Bolt Action Achtung Panzer! Warlord Games - Bolt Action Achtung Panzer!

Beside all of the rules and lots and lots of tokens, the Blood & Steel starter set covers German and British tanks, Panther and Shermans to be precisely. As we were going for a cold war gone hot scenario, I would only make use of the Shermans (yes, I know the Firefly was build in Woolwich, Hayes, Radcliffe und Nottingham, and not in one of the 10 American or the one Canadian factories) and keep the Panthers for different purposes.


Road to CONflict – Part I

For CONflict Rheinland this year, we had some special plans. We were invited once again and Florian asked me, after he hosted the large Frostgrave table last year, if I would like to join him on hosting a table. This progress would be covered under the project Road to CONflict.

Internal CONflict Rheinland 2023 - Frostgrave Internal CONflict Rheinland 2023 - Frostgrave


Bolt Action M18 Hellcat

This kit has been released for a while, but somehow the plastic kit of the M18 Hellcat hid right under our radar, as I already have the resin kit by Warlord Games in my collection. Beyond that we covered the M10 Wolverine and M36 Jackson Tank Destroyer on here in the past. But today is about the Warlord Games / Italeri plastic kit.

Bolt Action - M18 Hellcat Bolt Action - M18 Hellcat

Just like the M10 Wolverine, the M18  Hellcat is a 1:56 / 28mm scale kit manufactured by Italeri, and thus is rather a model kit than a gaming piece.


Bolt Action French Army Infantry

Regarding infantry kits, the latest addition to the vast range for Bolt Action are the French Army Infantry boxed set, with a lot of options for different units. Let us take a closer look!

Bolt Action French Army Infantry Bolt Action French Army Infantry

While this boxed set is meant to be used for the early years of war, you can assemble them for a lot of different lists, with the regular French Army infantry, fortress troops, chasseurs à pied, engineers or colonial troops (Algerian, Moroccan or Tunisian). While sharing the same uniform, the differentiation is made by the use of helmet / head gear, of which this box covers quite a lot.


Bolt Action Panzer IV Ausf. B/C/D

It has been a while since the last world war tank reviews, especially in plastic, and today we cover the Panzer IV Ausf. B/C/D by Warlord Games in 28mm / 1:56 scale. This one is released about 8 years after the Panzer IV Ausf. F1/G/H plastic kit.

Bolt Action PzKpfw IV Ausf. B/C/D Bolt Action PzKpfw IV Ausf. B/C/D

This kit marks the middle between the Panzer III and later variants of the Panzer IV. To be honest, I am a bit surprised, that we actually saw this one, especially with the inclusion of the Ausf. B and C, as they saw minor alterations to the hull, but were not produced in larger numbers and don't have any different rules than the Ausf. D, and even of that one only about 250 units were produced between 1939 and 1941. To put this into perspective, the Panzer IV was built 8,500 times in total, which is still far less than the 34,000 units of T34/76 or 50,000 units of M4 Shermans built in the same period.


Bolt Action SdKfz 250/1 250/4 and 250/7 variants Ausf. A

This is the third time we're covering the Sd.Kfz. 250. Warlord Games released a base kit and covers the variants with small, additional sprues, and while we had the /3 leichter Funkpanzerwagen and /10 leichter Schützenpanzerwagen (3.7 cm PaK), as well as the /9 leichter Schützenpanzerwagen (2 cm) and /11 leichter Schützenpanzerwagen (schwere Panzerbüchse 41) variant, today's review will be about the new Sd.Kfz. 250/4 leichten Truppenluftschutzpanzerwagen and /7 leichter Schützenpanzerwagen (schwerer Granatwerfer).

Bolt Action SdKfz 250/1 250/4 and 250/7 variants Ausf. A Bolt Action SdKfz 250/1 250/4 and 250/7 variants Ausf. A


Bolt Action Campaign Case Blue

The next supplement for Bolt Action is on our table - Campaign Case Blue, covering the summer offensive into the southern region of the Ostfront.

Bolt Action Campaign - Case Blue

Campaign Case Blue was released in late October 2023, much early than initially anticipated. As the communicated release date was January 9th of 2024. Along with Campaign Stalingrad and Road to Berlin this book completes the coverage on the Eastern Front even further.


Bolt Action Campaign Italy – Tough Gut

We cover the second part of the Italian campaign today and move on from the Soft Underbelly towards the Tough Guts.

Bolt Action Campaign Italy - Tough Gut

Almost a year after the first book, Campaign Italy: Tough Gut was released in August 2023, expanding the possibilities for the Italian forces even more. The first book covered the activities until Ortena in December 1943 and we pick it up again in the second supplement in January 1944 with their move further towards Rome through Cassino, until June 1944.


Bolt Action A34 Comet Cruiser Tank

We've covered the lighter Cromwell tank before (the resin kit in 2013 and the plastic kit in 2014 - only in German), and we're following up on this class of British tanks, with another draft from 2018's backlog we're completing today - the A34 Comet Cruiser Tank.

Bolt Action - A34 Comet Cruiser Tank Bolt Action - A34 Comet Cruiser Tank Bolt Action - A34 Comet Cruiser Tank

My attention to the Comet Cruiser tank came from World of Tanks, as I really enjoyed playing the Tier VII medium tank back then. So, when Warlord Games added the kit to their range, I just had to have and now want to share the build report / review with a bit of delay with you.