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No Ordinary Pilot by Suzanne Campbell-Jones, recounts the incredible true story of Group Captain Bob Allen. On 25 July 1944, Bob was shot down, and the RAF informed his family that he had been ‘killed whilst on operations’. He spent the rest of the war in POW camps including the infamous Stalag Luft 3, where he was held in solitary confinement and interrogated by the Gestapo. In 1945, Bob underwent the infamous winter march before finally fleeing the camp and making his way to safety at the American HQ in Torgau. Today’s blog post, an extract from the book, recounts the day Bob Allen was shot down and captured.Continue Reading
The latest expansion for Martin Wallace's critically-acclaimed Wildlands brings two new maps to the game - the Warlock's Tower and the Crystal Canyons. On the blog today we'll be looking at these in a little more detail!Continue Reading
In today's blog post, Murray Dahm, author of Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior, gives an intriguing overview of Alexander the Great's Macedonian army. Continue Reading

Ragnarok: Some Historical Inspiration

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Ragnarok: Heavy Metal Combat in the Viking Age is a campaign-driven skirmish wargame written by Tim Korklewski, in which players create a Viking War Clan and prove themselves worthy of becoming the new pantheon. In these battles you'll be able to draw upon the power of the Gods themselves as you face rival warclans and wide range of fantasy beings from the Shattered Realms.Continue Reading

Warship 2019: Q&A with John Jordan

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For over 40 years, Warship has been the leading annual resource on the design, development, and deployment of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, each volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more. John Jordan has been the editor of the annual publication for 15 years, including the latest volume, Warship 2019, which publishes 30 May. Today on the blog, he answers some of our questions about how this iconic periodical is put together, how it has changed over the years and what he envisions for its future.Continue Reading
At the end of June we'll be publishing a new Bolt Action Campaign book focusing on Operation Overlord, allowing players to recreate crucial, battles from the scaling of Pointe-du-Hoc and the assault on Pegasus Bridge, to the landings on the Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches.Continue Reading

UK Games Expo Awards 2019 Shortlist

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We're delighted to see that four of our games have been shortlisted for the UK Games Expo 2019 Awards. Here's a little more information about each of the contenders.Continue Reading

Sneak Peek at August's Artwork!

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Today we have a sneak peek at the artwork from some of our August 2019 publications. Take a look and let us know what you think!Continue Reading
An Englishman Abroad, by Gianluca Barneschi, recounts the incredible true story of Dick Mallaby: spy, Special Operations Executive operative, and the first British agent to be sent to Italy during World War II. Immediately captured and interrogated by Italian Forces, only his quick thinking and ability to talk himself out of trouble spared his life. In this extract, Gianluca details Dick Mallaby's insertional into Italy and capture.  Continue Reading
Take a look at Epic History TV's newest video on the Battle of Aspern-Essling.Continue Reading

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