Monday, April 29, 2013

AAR: WWPD For Vets Bolt Action Game

The Frozen Waste WWPD Northern Research Station had a big Bolt Actions game for WWPD for Vets.  The Soviets fielded 24 units and the Germans fielded 18.  We had seven tanks on the board as the Germans and Soviets struggled for controlled of a sleepy village in the Ukraine.

Soviet infantry advance supporting their armor

Friday, April 26, 2013

T-34/85 by Warlord Games

Just a few pictures today!  This is the T-35/85 by Warlord Games.  I picked this guy up at Cold Wars- it was one of the few vehicles I could find!  The Bolt Action stuff was positively ransacked.  This has been replaced with a newer plastic kit now, but this is the older resin and metal version.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Review: Black Tree Design German Command

Black Tree Designs has a variety of figures you can use for the headquarters sections of your German Army.  BTD has a wide variety of Officers, Generals, and radiomen to help lead your force into battle.   Like other BTD figures, these miniatures are well sculpted and affordable.

German Command Sections

Monday, April 22, 2013

US Infantry Painting Guide

The following is courtesy of Duncan, the wiz behind our list utilities (available in the downloads section!) and various forum contributions. He's also, apparently, an amazing painter! - Judson

After seeing the number of posts from people putting up pictures of their US Bolt Action forces or asking questions as to what colour to paint what, I thought I’d share my method on how I paint US figures.

First off, I’d like to say that I am a bit OCD when it comes to the painting given this is what I spend most of my time doing outside of the paying day job, as other commitments prevent me from getting in that much gaming. As a result, I spent probably way too much time at the painting table and go overboard in the painting stakes in terms of layering/shading. So what follows is well and truly OTT but, hey, that’s what works for me!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Review: Black Tree Design German Infantry Support Weapons

Advanced infantry training has been going well.  The men are now trained to use the MG-34, the 8cm schwere Granatwerfer 34, and 7.5 cm le.IG 18.  Enemies of the Fatherland will think twice before resisting our troops.  I picked up all three of these weapons from Black Tree Designs and they will be used to support my German infantry. 

German Infantry Support Weapons

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

IS-2 Review - Best Tank in Bolt Action?

Having just finished up my Warlord Soviet Iosif Stalin-2, courtesy of painter Brien “Dulanis” Dulaney, for my Soviet Strelkovy army, I decided it was high time someone talked about these behemoths. I am excited with the performance of this tank from my runs with it during the Cold Wars 1k Point Tournament, and am ready to feature it as the centerpiece to my army.

Monday, April 15, 2013

AAR: Airborne All The Way

Airborne all the way! Bolt Action style… (Ron's back with another great report. Enjoy, everyone! -J)

After eight years in the USAF,  three assignments and two deployments,  my Son Zach finally is assigned close enough to mom and dad to drive home and play a Sunday war game. After attending his first HMGS con in five years, he decided to get back into war gaming. His first army bought and to be painted is a Bolt Action 82d Airborne DIV army. He finished the 30+ Airborne figs Saturday night.  I have to say he did a dang nice job painting his first figs in 9 years, and I hope you will agree.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Review: Warlord Soviet Infantry Boxset

Nothing will take you back to those days of building endless hordes Imperial Guard or Orcs like building 40 plastic Soviets from the Soviet Infantry Box Set from Warlord Games.  Checking out at $45, this is one of the best deals out there for filling the conscript ranks of your Soviet army.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

BAR Ep 9: Andy Chambers has Entered the BAR!

Andy Chambers Has Entered the BAR

Dano and Judson find themselves back in The BAR with a copy of The Armies of the Soviet Union book. (That poor book, alone with those two!) Many flamethrowers ensue. Afterwards, they actually manage to keep one promise, and take a couple callers - you might recognize them! Finally, they manage to destroy an otherwise perfect episode with the dulcet tones of Dan crooning the latest hits.

Warning: There are at least three words used that some might find offensive.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Review: Black Tree Designs German Infantry Squad

After painting up a sizable Russian force, I decided to start working on a equally sizable German Heer force.  During Black Tree Design's last round of 50% sale I nabbed as many German troops as I could - I painted my first ten man squad right after my package arrived in the mail.  I then promptly proceeded to use too much matte varnish on them and fogged then up.  So, my troops had to take a dip in some crud cutter.  While first squad was taking a bath I started paint on second and third squads and got them finished later that day.

Second Squad.

Friday, April 5, 2013

AAR: Soviets vs. Germans, Seward's Day

March 25th was Seward's Day here in Alaska.  As a result many of us had the day off.  Joe and I met up for our second game of Bolt Action.  We rolled up Hold Until Relieved and got to fighting.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Review: Warlord Polish Tankette

I recently acquired a Warlord Polish Tankette. This is for my upcoming Bolt Action Polish army. The model was pretty simple - one piece plus a gun, which I ended up not using and replacing with brass rod instead (there's no way that thin piece of pewter would survive the way I treat MY models!)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Review: Black Tree Design Soviet Naval HMG

My ever expanding Soviet army includes two squads of Soviet naval troops from Warlord Games.  I love the look of the naval troops and enjoy fielding them in my army lists.  The problem I have found with owning naval troops is the limitation to Warlord's range.  The only heavy infantry weapon in the range is the anti-tank rifle.  However, Black Tree Design also has a small line of Soviet naval troops, which includes a MMG team.

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