Bolt Action D Day 75th Battle Prep; The Finished British Airborne.

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So Here are my British Airborne after the additional models I added as my "Reasonable Hobby Challenge" goal...and YES ! They were ready ( two days before the 6 June deadline!) and descended from the skies by parachute and glider in our D Day 75th club game 8-9 June 2019. Hope you enjoy getting a good look at them, and look forward to the video being published of the D Day anniversary weekend event. Thanks for watching!

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Friday photo: D-Day 75 years ago

Friday photo: D-Day 75 years ago, enough said.

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Bolt Action D Day 75th Battle Prep; Update 3- Almost there!

 Bolt Action D Day 75th Battle Prep; Update 3- Almost there!

The latest update, including the finished work so far! Join me as i talk you through some more tips & how i finish off my British Airborne in 28mm or 1/56 scale. Thanks for watching! As usual please Like, share and subscribe and leave your feedback. Thanks! Dan

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Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy 3 PDF issues for free!

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy are giving away 3 D-Day themed PDF issues of their great magazine for free! grab them at this link:

https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/dday-bundle.html

$0 for three issues only for the next 3 days.

Contains three PDF issues of 'mixed-style' WSS with the following 'dossiers' and theme:

Dossier: D-Day

The Normandy Landing: D-Day, Hour-H
Band of Brothers: WWII Scenarios
Improve your knowledge of D-Day
Heavy Plastic: 20-mm (1/72 - 1/76) Models for WWII
Bunker: How to make one step by step

Dossier: Panzers in Normandy, 1944

The Organization of the Panzer Division
The 12th SS Hitlerjugend: Counterattack at Caen, 7 June 1944
Day One of Operation Epsom: 26 June 1944
Reading Guide on the Panzers in Normandy

Theme: Airborne Operations of WWII

The Evolution of airborne operations
Brecourt Manor
Crossing the Meredet
Gran Sasso
Project Platoon
Death from above – suitable miniatures for WW2 Airborne
Dead Man's Corner – painting the cover vignette'

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Rex's May "reasonable hobby goal" challenge... done

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Rex's May "reasonable hobby goal" challenge... done. See the images below and click on the image for the full sized version.

Special edition www.offensiveminiatures.com Fallschirmjäger with drop canister. A Christmas gift to me from Dan, thanks Dan.

This is my best work so far I think and I'm very happy with how they turned out. My eyes must be a bit blurry from the challenge, I have just spotted some chips on the rim of the base. Don't worry I will fix that before I meet you on the table top!

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Operation Good Cause 2019 Charity project

Operation Good Cause 2019:

Donate some money to a good cause and go in the draw to win a huge painted army and a LOT of WWII wargaming rules, what's to not like?

https://goodcause2019.blogspot.com has partnered with Christchurch Wargaming Club and is running a fundraiser. All contributions will benefit the International Committee of the Red Cross. Last chance to donate an go in the draw June 6th 2019. They will make the draw on June 9th, at the public D-Day gaming event at Christchurch Wargaming Club, New Zealand.

Here are some details from their web site:

"There is a 'Contribute' button to the right. [when viewed from the desktop web version] Click it and decide how much money you would like to give. We are accepting New Zealand Dollar, since that is where we are base. each $2 (NZ) you contribute will give you one lot in the draw. And multiples give you multiple lots, for example 5 lots for $10 (NZ) or 25 lots for $50 (NZ).

Our final count is quite impressive, with 136 infantry, 7 tanks, 2 armoured cars, 2 guns, 5 transports, and 4 different rule sets!

Detail that's:

  • 70 Airborne
  • 41 Army
  • 25 Rangers
  • 1 57mm ATG
  • 1 75mm pack howitzer
  • 2 M3 Halftracks
  • 2 Jeeps
  • 2 Truck
  • 1 M5 Stuart
  • 1 M8 Scott
  • 3 M4A4 Sherman
  • 1 M4A3E2 Jumbo Sherman
  • 1 M10 Wolverine
  • 2 M8/M20 Armored Cars
  • Bolt Action 2nd Edition book
  • Chain of Command book
  • What a Tanker book
  • Battlegroup Panzergrenadier book including Battle for the Mediterranean and Battle for the West supplements"


For more information go to:
https://goodcause2019.blogspot.com/2019/01/operation-good-cause-is-go.html
An additional writeup is here:
https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2019/05/operation-good-cause-update.html

Note: Valhallagames isn't a partner of this venture, we are just sharing what sounds like a really great idea.

 

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Warlord special: Transport plus a sprue deal

Warlord transport plus a sprue deal:

https://us-store.warlordgames.com/collections/new-releases/bolt-action

(Ill stop posting now, have a good weekend)

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Bolt Action Artillery Flowchart

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Stop press, I think there are a couple of corrections I need to make. File offline for the moment.

I don't know if anyone else finds the Bolt Action Artillery complicated, its not bad when its just aimed at a squad of guys but once its aimed at a vehicle and if that vehicle has troops inside it starts to get complicated pretty quickly.

I have made up a one page flowchart. I think it's right (might be wishful thinking!) but if anyone has corrections please let me know and I will amend it for everyone's use. Consider this one Version 1!

Hope it's helpful and doesn't just confuse you more :-)

The PDF download is at the link here

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Friday photo: 1940's colour "printing"

Friday photo 1940's colour "printing".

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Warlord releases [mini] skirmish rules for Bolt Action

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As part of the 2019 d-day campaign that warlord is running they have released a 3 page mini supplement of rules for individual soldiers.

"For the purpose of this skirmish version, each man from a squad acts as a 'unit' and moves individually. These units do not have to stay in formation. When you prepare to play, your force gets one order die for each model it comprises of."

It also includes a new "force morale" mechanic similar to Chain Of Command.

"When your force has lost half or more of the models/ dice it started the game with, it has reached its breaking point. Whenever your force suffers a casualty from then on (including the casualty that caused your force to reach the breaking point), you must take a Break test."

Sounds like a bit of fun and I'm sure its been played this way plenty of times before in garages around the world. I will be interested to see if it plays out as a shorter game or not. Could be a gateway drug into the new "Raiders" game that's on the way.

Direct link: https://d-day.boltaction.com/pdf-scenarios/firefight-rules.pdf

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Warlord has now opened the D-Day Campaign page

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Warlord has now opened the D-Day Campaign page:

"Welcome to our 3-month long online campaign to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Get involved by playing games of Bolt Action, Blood Red Skies, Cruel Seas or Bolt Action: Tank War."

New Scenarios are available now for the first phase Bolt action and Blood Red Sky's. New Intelligence reports indicate that the Tank Wars "game" will also be a part of the campaign as well.

If your looking to take part in this, go and have a look, signup and get together with some mates for a game. 

"You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your miniature men will do us proud."

https://d-day.boltaction.com/

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Friday photo: Nice parking!

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Friday photo: Nice parking!

Aerial photo showing the three Horsa gliders at the Eastern end of Pegasus bridge. The circular object to the top-right of the bridge is the gun pit.

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Dan's Hobby update; Bolt Action D Day 75th Battle Prep! #2

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Hi all , a quick vid update on where the British Airborne additions are at! I hope you find this useful if youre painting them yourself and looking for some tips for colours. The Base color of the green and Brown in the camo of the Dennison smocks are; Luftwaffe Cam Green by Vallejo and Dryad Bark by Citadel respectively. Dan.
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Dan's Hobby update; Bolt Action D Day 75th Battle Prep! #1

Hi, this is an update of Dans current (May '19) "Reasonable Hobby Challenge"! as heard on our latest podcast!

Excuse the voice on the commentary as I've had the proper flu for 4 weeks at this stage...! as with the poor motor skills on the camera half way through!!

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New Army for Rex... Winter Soviets

I just purchased the beginnings of a new army. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and "some assembly plus painting is required" :-)

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Friday photo: Kübelwagen 1:1 scale

Last minute Friday photo, yes that me.

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Podcast EP7: “Knightly order of the frosted (varnish) seal”

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Podcast EP7: "Knightly order of the frosted (varnish) seal":

In this episode we talk about our time critical projects as we lead up to the commemoration of the D-Day 75th anniversary and the warlord games global D-day campaign. And, as the episode title suggests, tune in for the main content regarding sealing your models as we compare some products and brands in order to give you the information you need to finish off your miniatures with confidence.

In particular to this episode, we value your feedback and it can help others in regards to your trusted brands and methods of varnish too so please share them with others on our blog, youtube and email us!

Also Dan tries his hand at a US accent what could go wrong there?

Dan and Rex

Show-notes are here.
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The paint mace...

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 Everyone needs a paint mace :-)

"Mace (bludgeon), a weapon with a heavy head on a solid shaft used to bludgeon opponents" (or a tool made by Rex and used to improve efficiency when spray painting). New podcast coming soon taking about the paint Mace and other significantly more interesting content.

Another reason to magnetise your bases or base on steel washers.

See... I do paint and play something other than WWII.

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Friday photo: I hate custom paint mixing

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Friday photo: I hate custom paint mixing

Note to self:

I must not do custom mixing in the future

I must not do custom mixing in the future

I must not do custom mixing in the future

I must not do custom mixing in the future

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Warlord web-based campaign: D-Day

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This new facebook page is open now:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/boltactioncampaign/

Looks interesting, the blurb:
"Warlord Games presents a 3 month long web-based campaign that draws on three of our major game systems: Bolt Action, Blood Red Skies & Cruel Seas. Based on the actual events in the run-up to Operation Neptune and on to the liberation of Paris. This campaign will be driven partly by the narrative of this historical event, and you, the gamer!
More details are to follow! Keep an eye out for our official D-Day campaign website (launching soon!), with information on how to sign up and much more!"


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Bolt Action Battle Report: The Battle for Mottola

Op Slapstick-Italy '43; The concluding second part of the mini campaign, German FJ vs British....

10 September, 1943. Operation "Slapstick".

British Paratroopers from 156 Parachute Bn, having seized Key strategic points of entry into Mottola , now assault the German Fallschirmjager defenders in strength in what becomes a bloody battle for the town.

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Podcast EP6: Painting work-flow

Podcast EP6 is live now: Painting work-flow, this should appear in your podcast app if you have subscribed (Search for valhallagames podcast in your app) or you can listen on the web player here

Episode 6:

In this episode Rex and Dan discuss painting work-flow we each describe how we go about the process and share any tips. Beginning miniature wargame painters will get loads out of this episode and if you're a veteran painter you might even find a gem or two. We also chat about the results of last month's "Reasonable hobby challenge".

Show-notes are located here while you are there we hope you will give us some feedback (tell us where we are going wrong :-)) and perhaps send us photos of your best paint job.

Subscribe to us in your favorite podcast app by searching for valhallagames or click on the image below to play in the web player.