Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dealing with Failure after a Tournament

When I first starting playing Bolt Action amongst my group of buddies I had an excellent win/loss ratio.  My three infantry squads would do amazing things against my opponents three infantry squads, all of course laden with LMG’s, AT grenades and any other options we could possibly fit. Our expensive medium/heavy tanks would roll around taking pot shots at each other while our best anti-tank armoured cars would look for that sneaky shot against the tanks side armour. We were kings of our own garage with our 7-8 order dice armies and we loved it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ghost Army Podcast Episode 5

Ghost Army Podcast: Episode 5

The GAP is back with a HUGE 5th episode. The guys talk with players and the T.O.'s of Cancon and Bolt Action Melbourne: February. David Bruggerman joins us to discuss Cancon massive multi-player participation game and to talk about how to introduce the game in a convention setting. We talk about the new Boltaction.net conversion competition with owner of Campaign Books and Games Logistics. 

AAAAAANNNNNNNDDDDDDD for the first time, THE OVERFIEND, ANDY CHAMBERS joins us to talk Ossfront, playing Russians and Warlord Game's next major BA release! The Pacfic book!

Come and join us for another exciting show!

If this link is not working, please look for this episode in the iTunes store or HERE.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

How to Paint White Wash The Old Man Morin Way

Welcome back gang,

Old Man Morin here with a look at how I paint dirty, warn Winter War tanks. Now if you missed it earlier, Judson also wrote an article a few weeks back on the same topic though his methods are very different from mine. You can find his great article here.

Now as many of you know I have been chipping away at a Finn army for quite some time now. My newest addition is the formidable (on the Bolt Action table anyway) BT-42. Trenchworx makes an excellent kit for this tank. Up until recently it was 3D printed and was pricey BUT rejoice!!! It is now out in resin, for a fraction of the cost. The model I am painting today is the 3D printed one (I couldn't help myself) but I look forward to seeing the resin kit in person (I have one in the mail).

Friday, February 27, 2015

Rubicon T-34 Review

Recently, Nemesis Andy was given the opportunity to review Rubicon’s 28mm scale T-34/76 plastic tank model.  Anyone that is familiar with Rubicon’s tank kits is well aware of the wealth of modeling versatility that comes in each kit and the T-34/76 kit is no exception.  Once you get the sprues out of the box you can’t help but notice all the cool little extras added to enable you to personalize your T-34.  From different turret options, to both steel and rubber track wheels.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Unit: Soviet Blocking Detachment

During the German summer offensive in 1942 Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issued Order 227. The order was as known as the “Not one step back” order. No Soviet commander was allowed to retreat under the order without expression permission to do so. Anyone who disobeyed Order 227 was subject to disciplinary action which could include anything from death to reassignment to a penal battalion. Order 227 also instructed armies to created block detachments who were instructed to shoot any troops fleeing from the front. This was not the first time blocking troops had been used by the Red Army. Order 1919, issued by Stalin in 1941, instructed the Stavka to create blocking detachments as well. These blocking detachments were under the direct control of the NKVD.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Boltaction.net's Conversion Competition 2015

Hey Gang,

Time for another exciting Boltaction.net reader/ listener competition. In the past we have ran painting competitions. This time we are going for something a little different. Conversions. What constitutes a conversion? Well, that is simple. Did you change the model from its original form? If so, well you have converted a model.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bolt Action Radio Episode 33

Bolt Action Radio 33 kicks off with Judson hosting two special guests at the BAR. The jet setter Anfernee manages to pause his international travels long enough for a segment, and MarkDawg of BAR and LRDG fame (or infamy) drops in to make his BAR debut. As the only three patrons of The BAR they have plenty of time to talk about preparing to run or participate in a Bolt Action Dot Net Format event in the first segment. They then all depart for a quick break, and through the mysteries of recording science come back to discuss the lessons learned at two different Format events, both as a player and as an organizer.

If you would like the  direct link to this episode... You can find it here.

A Review of Rubicon's Plastic Tiger One

Hey Gang,

As players of Bolt Action we are literally spoiled for choice when it comes to quality model kits, especially when it comes to vehicles. I personally generally lean towards the faster to assemble nature of resin kits. I have run into the products of another company that changed the way I view the alternative, plastics. Rubicon Miniatures.

Friday, February 20, 2015

French army project: 1250 point list

It's was some 6 months ago that I posted the last update on my French colonial army project. Since then this fledgling force has grown into a 1250pt army, with many added units. The heart of the army is based around the infamous French Foreign Legion, but includes many other units from France's colonies to create a really fun and exotic force to chuck dice with. I'll take you on a quick tour and give a few insights into how it has been playing in recent games.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fallshirmjäger painting guide

Howdy Bolt Action fans. So after recent experiences at Cancon, I felt the urge to start a new army project. Having completed several Allied armies, but neglecting the Axis, the choice was already narrowed down significantly. While perusing the wares of various vendors in the Cancon Tin Shed, I stumbled into War and Peace Games where I was greeted by some excellent looking Artizan Fallshirmjäger models. My mind was made up - Paratroopers it would be!

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