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World War II is a staple of many war gamers. Many, many rule sets are published, almost yearly, that explore this setting. From big battle actions like Flames of War to small skirmish games like… Actually I don’t know of any skirmish games for WWII…

What I do know is that a great game can be had at squad to platoon level with the brilliant rules by Warlord Games – Bolt Action.

Not too big to make me dread all that painting and not to small to lose the feel of a real fire and manoeuvre wargame.

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The start point for me was the German half of a two player starter set. Lots of infantry and customisable enough to make up some heavy weapon teams and a command section. The starter army in the main rulebook held our attention while we grew our armies to a comfortable size.

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Add in some vehicles and the game starts to become more rounded and more satisfying. Get your hands on the army books and a wide choice of options become real possibilities.

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The vehicles in question were found in the form of 1:40-1:48 scale die cast models. A slight repainted and a small amount of imagination and we were fully kitted out at a modest outlay. Timing again helped, with Warlord Games holding a half price sprue sale at the most opportune time. Something they appear to do on a semi regular basis.

Our battlefields would change from game to game and the variety helped to keep our enthusiasm for the game going.

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We fought them in the country sides…

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We fought them at the airfields… We would never surrender…

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More vehicles arrived as reinforcements. Some needing a bit of paint.

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Others were playable from the box.

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As usual our eyes would become dazzled by new shiny things in time, and we moved on!

But our new era seemed somewhat familiar…

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