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Bolt Action Terrain: Snowy Village

Bolt Action Terrain: Snowy Village

During WW2 (and indeed on many of the other occasions Europe has decided to tear itself asunder) much of the fighting took place in and around towns and villages. My group is gearing up for some Bolt Action in a European theatre and I was keen for a snowy/wintery theme. First as I usually do, I did a bit of rendering with polyfilla and spray sand (a rustoleum product which I whole heartedly recommend – though similar effects may be achieved the old fashioned way with a brush and some sand+PVA). Next I sprayed the buildings. I used Montana Gold...

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In Defence of Italians in Bolt Action

Bolt Action Italy

In Defence of Italians in Bolt Action

In Bolt Action the Italian forces get a lot of thematic rules which ultimately reflect its performance and tactics in WW2. Their national trait ‘AVANTI SAVOIA!’ (Italian for 'lets see how it goes') – which decreases/increases morale by 2 if the army goes 3 up or down on unit kills vs your opponent makes them seem like an army that quickly falls apart when things start to go a little bit wrong. You also get ‘defensive strategy’ but this is one of those wishy washy rules that only pops up in certain scenarios. Its certainly not as tasty as flat...

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Pavlov's House "Not One Step Back!"

MDF Pavlov Stalingrad

Pavlov's House "Not One Step Back!"

“The biggest mistake made by German commanders was to have underestimated ‘Ivan’, the ordinary Red Army soldier. They quickly found that surrounded or outnumbered Soviet soldiers went on fighting when their counterparts from western armies would have surrendered.” ― Antony Beevor, Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943                                                      Pavlov’s House stands central to the myths of Stalingrad, an apartment block turned into an implacable fortress of resistance by its brave Soviet defenders. A brutal and unforgiving venue of urban combat with daily attempts made by Wehrmacht troops to push up its flights of stairs, while Soviet troops used is key positioning,...

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WESTERN SAHARA BATTLE BOARD (wallet friendly edition!)

Bolt Action

WESTERN SAHARA BATTLE BOARD (wallet friendly edition!)

Getting a quick and budget friendly Desert Board ready for your Summer gaming!

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Bolt Action - Upcoming Counter Set

Bolt Action Counters Markers

Bolt Action - Upcoming Counter Set

Recently I have been getting into Bolt Action, a well-known 28mm World War 2 game. It's easy to pick up and has a wonderful unit activation system. We have been working on a prototype pin counter and blast marker here. The pin marker includes a spot for placing order dice to help keep the battlefield tidy. We're hoping to produce faction specific counters for all of Bolt Action’s armies and release as a set… still figuring out what might be useful tokens or counters to include.

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