Wednesday, February 27, 2013

AAR: Black Death in Leningrad

Black Death Bolt Action Style; Leningrad, 29 Nov 1942

The Leningrad Front in late November 1942 has been quiet. Near one of the “Peoples Train Yards” only two AT guns stand guard against each other. On the morning of the 29th, the 170th Grenadier Div HQ sent down orders to occupy the Train Repair Bldg. A reinforced squad of “white” pioneers (Veterans, 10 tm’s: HQ tm w/CPT w/ NCO and Riflemen w/AT grenade; Medic team; 1ea Sqd of Pioneers w/ NCO, 4ea SMG & 4 Rifles, 2ea AT grenadiers, LMG; 1eaa Flamethrower team; 2ea MMG tm’s; 8cm Mortar tm; Mtr OBV tm; PaK 40 tm; 1ea SdKfz 2318-rad)  were ordered to attack.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Armies of Great Britain

I've been waiting for Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing's latest army book, Arrmies of Great Britain for a long time.

Well, the game hasn't yet been out for a year. I guess it hasn't been that long - but my Tommies needed some love! And love, they got!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Review: Back Tree Design Soviet Infantry

With so many support options ready to serve the Motherland, my recruiters have been busy putting bodies in boots to fill the ranks of my riflemen.  These thirty soldiers from Black Tree Designs will be the core of my Bolt Action army.  Equipped with Mosin Nagants, PPSH 41 sub-machineguns and DP light machine guns, these troops are ready to repel the fascist invaders from Mother Russia.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

AAR: Battle of the Bulge by Ron Bingham

Battle of the Bulge; Bolt Action style!  By Ron Bingham

Somewhere in Belgium, Dec 17th 1944

An Armored Inf platoon defends a bridge and ruined village against a unit of the 272nd Volksgrenadiers made up of "Green" Volksgrenadiers and a unit of Veteran Recon Inf with AFV's in support. The battle will go a max of 8 turns and the Germans must capture the bridge (hold both ends of the bridge)for a victory. All water obstacles are frozen and any AFV that crosses must roll a D6, even it crosses freely; odd the AFV falls through the ice and is out of action for the battle. All units except the American 57mm AT gun start off the board.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Review: Assault On Normandy Box Set

(I'm happy to announce a friend of mine, Mart Bond - aka marticus - is the author of this long overdue article. I hope you enjoy his look at the "Assault on Normandy" box set as much as I did. Tell us about it on the forum!)

Assault on Normandy is the new starter set for the game Bolt Action - created by British companies Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing, and written by Alessio Cavatore and Rick Priestley.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bolt Action Radio Episode 7!

The BAR is back with some special guests!  Download now!

000:00 - Rockin' intro music!
000:15 - Judson makes excuses
000:51 - Steven interrupts
001:28 - Tribute to Dano
004:01 - Dirty Jon puts us back on track... 
004:55 - ...Then brings us into his noob experiences in Bolt Action
025:18 - Steven interrupts again with his not-so-noob experiences in Bolt Action
031:00 - Talkin' shop with the Richmond boys
042:57 - Break
043:19 - Back in, and Dano emerges from the blizzard
044:22 - What everybody's been up to
053:01 - Dano let's slip a "I Think It's In Your Best Interest," which is just another way of saying "I Think You'll Find"
056:40 - More excuses are made for the podcast delay
066:02 - Dano slips into the bathtub with his Armies of the United States book
107:15 - Armies of Germany versus Armies of the United States
132:18 - Northeast Continental US takes a swing at Alaska
135:06 - Dano and Judson serenade each other

Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: Black Tree Designs Soviet Anti-Tank Guns

Feared by German panzer commanders up and down the Eastern Front, Soviet anti tank guns were known for their ability to knock out oncoming Fascist tanks and frustrating their advance.  Black Tree Designs make two Soviet anti-tank guns. The small but effective 37mm, and the reliable 57mm Zis-3.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Review: Black Tree Designs Soviet Infantry Support Weapons

This has turned into Soviet Week on BoltAction.Net! It's a lot like Shark Week, only with more Communists! Hope you enjoyed Soviet Week! - Judson

Soviet conscript continue to fill the ranks of my Bolt Action army.  Armed with infantry support weapons, these new recruits are ready to support the main body of my force.  These recruits come from Black Tree Designs and come equipped with medium machine guns, mortars, anti tank rifles and flame throwers.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Review: Reaper Soviet Female Sniper

When it comes to the Great Patriotic War there is nothing more iconic than the image of the Soviet sniper taking aim and defending his or her country from the invading German war machine.  While there are lots of options out there for Soviet snipers, by far one of the coolest looking is the Ivanetta Kozlov: Russian Sniper miniature from Reaper Miniatures Chronoscope range.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Plastic Soldier Company Soviet Infantry

By now I hope you've all seen Joe's "Work in Progress" pictures of these beauties- but now I am happy to say I am the proud owner!  Joe has dilligently painted 2/3 of the 28mm Russian Infantry in Summer Uniform by The Plastic Soldier Company.
 That's right!  Pictured above is a mere 2/3 of the box.  Did I mention the box is £18.50 (about $30)?  So many dudes in this box! (oh, and ladies)

Friday, February 1, 2013

BoltAction.Net Painting Contest Winners

The great BoltAction.Net Painting Contest came to a close on Christmas Eve of 2012. If you haven't seen all the incredible entries, they can be found in the Painting Contest Entries article.

Bergkonig79's squad entry. I've seen that squad leader somewhere before...

Anyone judging a contest feels at least a bit obliged to say something along the lines of, "judging the best entry was the hardest decision of my life," but in our case, that hyperbole wasn't faked. There were amazing painters and modellers involved in this contest, and all of the winners were decided by the narrowest of margins. If you haven't already checkout out the entry article linked above, you're missing out.

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