Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ghost Army Podcast: Episode 2

Ghost Army Podcast Episode 2

In the sequel to the first Ghost Army Podcast Brad, Bryan and Patch chew the fat over two very different lists from MOAB's Bolt Action Tournament. There is lots of talk about an Australian campaign in the Pacific in the context of creating competitive and historical lists. There are also more special guests as we talk to folks from The Assault Group and the man behind Melbourne's next big gaming event, This Is War. And last but not least we take a look under the hood of the newest Bolt Action book: Battleground Europe.

If you require the direct link to the episode...  Click HERE

You can find The Assault Group HERE

And This Is War HERE

AND War And Peace Games HERE

AND as always we are seeking feedback from you guys (and gals) from the community about the show. Please log onto our forums or our Facebook page to let us know what you think.  Thank you for listening!

OXI - Greek Army Project Part 1: The Infantry

I finally got off my butt and started working on my long desired Greek army for Bolt Action. The Greeks contributed a small but not insignifcant fight force to the allies during the War.  Collecting a Greek army is difficult because there are no easily available Greek figures available in 28mm. Luckily you can substitute a variety of figures from other ranges, due to Greeces reliance on outside assistance for military hardware.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Speakeasy 29

Speakeasy 29! Let it begin!
For starters Dano and Judson talk a bit of Fury, so if you haven't watched it, go watch it before they spoil everything! They get a bit of last minute Fall-In discussion in before making a special announcement that's probably going to cause a stir. Later on, Captain TO jumps in to bring everyone up to speed on what they can expect at one of his events - specifically Fall-In '14 - and any time the good Captain comes on, it's a valuable listen for anyone that runs their own events.

(For those that don't know, subscriptions provide access to all WWPD premium content, and Speakeasy represents just a fraction of the whole. - Judson)

Download here! 

Review Warlord Games: Soviet Assault Engineers

At Historicon this year I scored a pack of the Soviet Assault Engineers from Warlord Games.  This pack includes an LMG, flame thrower, and five dudes with SMGs.  I supplemented the pack with four more guys in soviet overalls from Black Tree Designs to fill out the squad.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Duelling Paintbrushes

Hey there BARbarians,

Most of us at Boltaction.net are deep into the hobby groove right now. New armies are being started and finished off; its an exciting time. So we though it might be time for some Duelling Paintbrushes action!

For the uninitiated Duelling Paintbrushes is where we set a benchmark in terms of time and number of models painted. We have decided to aim for (around) two 8 man squads, a support team and a vehicle by the end of the month.

This is what we're all working on:

The Mouth of Madness

I'm painting up two squads of USMC. They're the plastics from Warlord (very nice models). the Bazoka team is also Warlord, and the Sherman (Sloppy Joe) is JTFM.


Patch is painting up Pacific Australians. The infantry is a mix from Artizan and Wartime Miniatures and that amazing Matilda II is Blitzkrieg Miniatures (with the crewman from Warlord).


Bryan is working on his Hungarians (note the converted mustache). The infantry are Artizan, and the tanks are from Bob Emmerson aka "Mad Bob Miniatures". The tanks are the Toldi light tank and a Zrinyii II Assault Howitzer. I'm told there are also some Warlord panzershreks in there.


Just is working on his Luftwaffe Field Division. They are all from Black Tree Design. Enjoy assembling the Flakvierling Judd.


CBax is working on starting a British/Greek Army for the desert and Italy.  These troops will be painted up to represent that Greek troops that fought at the tail end of the campaign in Greece/Crete, the 1st Greek Brigade that fought at the Second Battle of El Alamein, the the 3rd Greek Mountain Brigade which fought in Italy, and Sacred Band, Greek Special forces that worked with the SAS in North Africa and raided Axis forces in the Aegean.

We'll keep you updated on our progress through the forum and on boltaction.net

We're also through out the challenge to all of you. Can't wait to see the progress.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review: Black Tree Design NKVD

Most people don't realize this but the NKVD, the law enforcement arm of the Soviet Union, did not just place political officers known as Commissars amongst Soviet troops but were also fielded units.  As troops they often served as border guards on the Soviet frontier and as border guards to prevent desertions.  There were even times they served at the front as full time combat troops.  In the waning months of the war, Stalin also used these troops to purge the Soviet Union of unwanted or unwelcome ethnic groups and political enemies.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

AARticle: Germans vs Russians - For the PIGS!

I wasn't able to make it out to Fall In this year, so I missed the Bolt Action tournaments.  This didn't stop me from playing some Bolt Action in honor of all the Barbarians getting their tournament on.   I also have been cranking out new terrain in the last few weeks and wanted to get it on the board.  I also recently painted up German and Soviet casualties figures and want to get them on the board.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Speed Painting Japanese Models

Old Man Morin here.  Let’e be honest here…  If you listen to the shows, you know what a pedantic, slow as molasses kind of painter I can be. I’d like to say that my final products look good (and I think they do…) but do they look as good as the amount of time I put into them would imply? 

Honestly… probably not. 

How can I address this when I want to run large infantry based armies?  Going old school of course! In the old days…  I used to crank out armies for 40K  using a  limited palettes, a few painting tricks and sheer dumb persistence… It also helped that my job back then took up a hell of alot less time than my current job does. Time to try one of those tricks that the kids seem to be using these days...  Applied dip.

First, I chose a model.  I went with a bro from  The Assault Group’s Japanese range.  As I can only have a few dudes with swords in my force and I seem to have a lot of models kicking around with swords…  

Friday, November 7, 2014

Judson's off to Fall In

While Judson is away at Fall In, the rest of the Boltaction.net crew is busy drinking all his gin.  We'll return November 10th with more Bolt Action goodness.

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