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Sunday, August 31, 2014

AARticle: The Rise of Cthullu Commander



Deep in the heart of Nazi Germany an ancient power stirs. The destruction, suffering, and death caused by the War breathes life into the Great Old One.  An unholy alliance has been formed between this ancient evil and Nazi corruption of man.  One provides the souls to be sacrificed, the other a champion to answer the call.  Arise Cthullu Commander. (What can we say? Sometimes you've got to go a little crazy in your BA games. Enjoy the fun AARticle and your Labor Day! - Judson)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Boltaction.net Weekend Review



Did you miss a daily article this week? If so make sure you go back and check them out.

Monday:
Review: Blitzkrieg Miniatures M3 Stuart
Cbax took a look at this beautiful Tank from Blitzkrieg Miniatures.



Tuesday:
Optimizing Big Tank Part 2
The second part of Anfernee's thoughts on making the big tanks hum.



Wednesday:
Radio Networks in Tank War 
Judson gave us a run down of the new rules for radio networks in TANK WAR!




Thursday:
Anferene kicks off his Tanko Thursday series of articles looking at some of the lesser know tank aces of war.


Friday:
BAR Episode 27 The crew get their panzer on in this very tanky episode of Bolt Action Radio.



This Week in World War Two History:

The Liberation of Paris

On August 25, 1944, the German garrison stationed in Paris surrendered to the Free French and American 3rd Army, under Gen. Patton.  Paris, which had been occupied since June 30, 1940 was no longer under Nazi control.  While large portions of the rest of france remained in German control, the Liberation of Paris was a monumental occassion that was preceeded by union strikes and an upraising by the Frnach Resistance.  Between August 19th and Augst 24th the Free French of the Interior (FFI) rose up and began fighting with the German garrison.  As many as 1,000 resistnace fighters where killed and another 1,500 wounded before the German surrender on the 25th.   Thousands of PArisians poured into the street as they welcomes the 2nd Frnech Armored Division into the Capital.


Make sure you join us next week for more exciting articles and Bolt Action news.





Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bolt Action Radio Episode 27

Tanks, tanks and more tanks! Episode 27 rumbles onto the scene with the force of ... Dolly Parton? In the first segments, C-Bax and Judson crack open Tank War and talk tanks. In the final segments, gentleman warriors from the LRDG join in to give their initial thoughts on the new Tank War book. A special, joint effort to dive head first into Tank War. Start your engines!

Download the BAR here! 





Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ervin Tarczay, Hungarian Tank Ace

Welcome to Tanko Thursday, a semi-regular article for the next few weeks exploring some of the lesser known legendary tankers from the minor nations with house rules for representing them in your own Bolt Action Tank War battles. This week we look at Ervin Tarczay, Hungarian Tank Ace.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Radio Networks in Tank War

Many of us are preparing for Tank Wars from the purchasing, modelling and painting fronts, but before they're on the table, you've got to check out those radios!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Optimising Big Tanks, Part 2


In Part I, I spoke about the extras a Heavy plus tank can provide over a lighter vehicle and how to get the most out of them. Today at the request of some readers, I'm going to give some ideas on how I personally would fill out the rest of the list in a typical 1000 point list.

I'll start with a Russian list that I'm currently using. The big center-piece is a veteran IS-2 with pintle HMG. This Heavy tank is bristling with weapon systems that can lay down the pain, but at just over 400 points, this bad boy is a lot of points. So after your behemoth tank, you need infantry. This list uses four units of Soviet scouts, two squads with SMGs, two with Rifles. The idea is to use their forward deployment to hold the enemy back until the IS-2 and other units arrive to reinforce them. The scouts can also start targeting enemy anti-tank assets as they are halfway across the table already.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Review: Blitzkrieg Miniatures - M3 Stuart


While DaveOwaR was busy buying his Bison from Blitzkrieg Miniatures, I was drooling over the AMAZING!!! M3 Stuart.  This thing is seriously one of the best sculpted and quality tanks I have ever owned.  The detail is through the roof and the ease of assembly makes my knees weak.  If you haven't checked out or bought models from Blitzkrieg miniatures I highly, highly encourage you to check them out.  For all you Yanks you can get Blitzkrieg miniatures from Architects of War in the States.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Boltaction.net Week in Review


Did you miss a daily article this week? If so make sure you go back and check them out.


Monday: 

Moisture, the Essence of Wetness: Wet Palettes, What They Are and How to Make One


Tobu taught us how to make a wet pallet for painting.


Tuesday:

LRDG Episode 18

The boys from down under brought the thunder with talk about MOAB, smoke, the Chinese PDF, their travels to the land of Freedom, and interviewed the Doggiest of the Dawgs, Mark Fritts.  


Wednesday:

AARticle: Your Point Defense is Strong, but Merica is Stronger

The Germans faced off against the US in a game of point defense.


Thursday:

For Starters, Let's Just Call 'em Walls

Judson rambled about the tactical and gaming importance of walls.



Friday:
The Agony of Humidity
Judson turns a frosty disaster into a lesson on how to beat the heat when using matte finish.

This Week in World War Two History:


Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact
On August 23, 1939 Germany and the Soviet shocked the world when they signed a non-aggression treaty which would come to be known as the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. In the pact the two countries publicly agreed to not attack one another or aid an enemy of the other country, this included Japans war with the Soviet Union in Manchuria. However, secretly the pact established zones of influence in Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland. The secret intentions of the Pact where made apparent to the rest of the world when, on September 17, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded the eastern half of Poland and then occupied the Baltic States. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact remained in effect until Germany launched operation Barbarossa on June 22, 1941 and invaded the Soviet Union.




The Battle of Stalingrad Begins
On August 23, 1942 Germany began its air assault on Stalingrad.  The fires and smoke from the air raids wasso thick that it turned day into night and large portions of the city were leveled.  The Luftwaffe bombardment of the city would last six days and more than 40,000 civilians would be killed because the Soviet Government would not evacuate the city.

Make sure you join us next week for more exciting articles and Bolt Action news.




Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Agony of Humidity (Frosting your Models with Matte)

It was pretty humid today, and I decided to spray some matte varnish on tanks. Care to know how it went?


I'm a bad decision dynamo! Read on to find out all the sad, tragic steps in this latest misadventure.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

For Starters, Let's Just Call 'em Walls

There's a piece of terrain famous in all of war gaming, Bolt Action included, that for the sake of simplicity we'll refer to as a "wall"; but it really incorporates any sort of feature situated in a straight(-ish) line that at least partially obscures the models on the opposite side.

Time to launch an assault over a six foot obstacle, boys!

Oh walls! As I believe Catullus (should have) once said, "I hate and love (walls). And why, perhaps you'll ask? I know not - but I feel, and I'm tormented (by walls)."

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