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June 4, 2018
The Fall of France bolstered Germany’s armoured assets with many new pieces of equipment, including the vehicle that would later serve as the Infanterie schlepper UE (f) mit wurfrahmen, available now for your 28mm WW2 Bolt Action Miniatures Games!
The 21st Panzer division would be the only tank division to oppose the Allied landings in Normandy. Having been rebuilt after the defeat in Afrika the 21st was refitted with a variety of vehicles including specialist repurposed equipment, known as Becker’s Conversions.
During the early part of 1944, Major Alfred Becker and his artillery command were responsible for taking obsolete captured British and French vehicles and refurbishing and redesigning them into useful machines. One such was the French UE carrier which Becker re-designed into rocket launchers mounting 28/32cm heavy rockets for infantry support. Its principal service was during 1943-45 with roughly 40 vehicles being made into this variant.
The multiple rocket launcher can be a very devastating weapon, it has the ability to cause a lot of damage to many different units simultaneously. With 7+ armour the Infanterie schlepper is impervious to all forms of small arms fire but keep it out of harm’s way in preparation for a devastating coup de grâce.
July 31, 2017
Warlord Games is releasing something from two different major theaters of WWII in the newest Bolt Action releases.
For the Pacific theatre, there’s the Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car, which has parts to make it run on both roads as well as railroads. In the European theatre there are several bundles for Warlord Games’ Operation Sea Lion and Operation Gigant supplements.
Taking over the Pacific is the Imperial Japanese forces, armed with the new Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car.
Also referred to as the Type 91 broad-gauge railroad tractor, the So-Mo has the unusual distinction of being able to quickly switch from road to rail. The So-Mo and its six crew could achieve speeds of around 25 miles per hour on roads and almost twice that on railroads.
On the eve of the German invasion, the British and German forces finalise their preparations.
Tasked with defending Britain with everything it’s got, the BEF uses the LDV and their ingenuity to help stave off the German onslaught.
March 10th, 2017
Want to gear up for late 1944 with the new plastics? Need your weapon teams in M-1943 pattern uniform? Look no further than these excellent little conversion packs to bring your Airborne troops bang up to date in your Warlord Games 28mm Bolt Action Miniatures games!
These packs are an excellent opportunity to experiment and individualize your teams and your army look!
US AIRBORNE WEAPONS TEAM CONVERSION PACK A (SNIPER, BAZOOKA, OFFICER) contains everything you need to convert enough figures into your Sniper, Bazooka, or officer teams.
US AIRBORNE WEAPONS TEAM CONVERSION PACK B (57MM ATG AND MMG) contains everything you need to convert your 57mm Anti-Tank Gun & crew plus a Medium Machine Gun team.
US AIRBORNE WEAPONS TEAM CONVERSION PACK C (75MM PACK HOWITZER & 60MM MORTAR) contains everything you need to convert the plastic Airborne to crew the 75mm pack Howitzer & 60mm Mortar teams.
February 16th, 2017
What do you do when you are told to upgrade an already giant metal monster that took a whole new generation of tank design to actually deal with? You make it bigger and make it louder. The IS-2 is that very same beast, made as a competent replacement for the KV series and it was a far better designed machine than its predecessor.
The metal behemoths at the vangard of the Soviet forces in Bolt Action Miniatures need an upgrade and here it is – with the new IS-2 Heavy Tank Plastic Box Set from Warlord Games!
- Enough plastic components to make the IS-2 heavy tank!
- Full-colour detailed construction booklet.
- Full-colour waterslide decals.
- A 8-man squad of infantry that can used as tank riders or normal infantry!
- A stat card which holds all the essential info you need to use your tank!
- A set of damage markers for that real psychological (& cinematic) effect!
October 13th, 2016
‘Armies of Germany 2nd Edition’ is a supplement for the award winning tabletop war game Bolt Action from Warlord Games.
The book deals with the German Army of World War II. Within you will find background and details of the German Army’s organisation and equipment from the beginning of the war (the invasion of Poland in 1939) to the very end (the fall of Berlin in 1945).
Central to this book is its Army List. This includes all the information you will need to play games using the German Army. This large list details all the main troop types, vehicles and equipment fielded by the Germany Army during World War II. Alongside this main list are a number of Theater Selectors, which give the force details for different periods and theaters of the war. These are not definitive, but are designed to give a theater-specific flavor and character to a force. Over six years of fighting the German Army changed a lot, and many units and vehicles that were common in 1939 were obsolete by 1945 – and there were countless oddities and exceptions on every front. These sub-lists allow players to select forces suitable for the theater in which they are playing.
October 1st, 2016
Warlord Games continues to release 28mm minis for Bolt Action WW2 games. This time they have the awesome new plastic US Airborne Late WWII Paratroopers, ready to board their invasion transports and head your way today!
Containing 30-man plastic late period US Airborne Platoon with enough plastic components to make 30 US?Airborne miniatures in post D-Day M-1943 uniforms, plus a host of options to allow for different weapon configurations and command models.
September 5th, 2016
Warlord Games release the Sd.Kfz 234/4 (PaK 40) resin & metal armoured car for your 28mm WW2 Bolt Action Miniatures games.
Born of a desperation for more mobile anti-tank weapons as the Allied armies closed in on Germany, Hitler ordered that the 234/3 be upgraded to carry the far superior Pak40 anti-tank gun. As a stand-in weapon it was still deployed with reconnaissance units and proved quite effective.
The SdKfz 234 series were eight-wheeled armoured cars used for armed reconnaissance ahead of a formations line of advance. There were 4 official versions and possibly some ‘unofficial’ field conversions:
- 234/1 with a 20mm gun and MMG in an open topped turret.
- 234/2 Puma with the 50mm gun in a fully enclosed turret.
- 234/3 mounting a short barrel 75mm gun in an open fighting compartment.
- 234/4 with the long barrel 75mm Pak40 anti-tank gun in an open fighting compartment
- Sd.Kfz.234 mit Luchs Turm i.e. a single example of a 234/2 Puma hull married with a Panzer II Luchs turret
Fast mobile weaponry such as this can make a real difference when it comes to securing an avenue of approach early in a battle. Particularly good on the flanks, move up to a good position early to hinder the enemy, or at least distract them from your real objectives.
July 18th, 2016
If you’re a fan of big guns, you’ll be interested in seeing what Warlord Games has for your Bolt Action Miniatures! They have released the 15cm sFH auf Lorraine Schlepper(f), a mobile artillery piece usurped by the Germans after they invaded France.. and a BP-42 Armored Train!
The Lorraine 37L, or Tracteur de ravitaillement pour chars 1937 L (“Tank Supply Tractor 1937 L”), was a light tracked armoured vehicle developed by the Lorraine company pre 1940.
These sets would not only make fantastic (and great looking) objectives but will allow you to develop full scale scenarios for your Bolt Action games. Full rules for Armoured trains can be found in the Bolt Action supplement Germany Strikes pages 99-102.