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Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest seabourne invasion in history. In this series of blogs we will be looking at some of the weaponry and machinery utilized during the landings and the fighting that followed, starting with the Swimming Sherman and Sherman Crab Flail Tank.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. This week we're taking a look at the German troops that attempted to beat back the Allied invasion, giving you useful references to help you prepare your forces.Continue Reading
We're delving back into Osprey Publishings extensive military history backlist to take a look at how US troops were equipped for Operation Overlord!Continue Reading
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
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
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
Today on the blog, we are joined by David Rigby, whose upcoming new book Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway examines the difference Wade McClusky's made in the Battle of Midway. Continue Reading
In this blog we're looking at the uniforms of the Royal Hungarian Army to help you prepare your forces for Bolt Action: Campaign: Fortress Budapest, with artwork taken from Men-at-Arms 449: The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II , written by Dr Nigel Thomas & László Pál Szábó. The artwork is by Darko Pavlovic.Continue Reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: UNDAUNTED: NORMANDY

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We are delighted to announce that in August 2019 we will be releasing Undaunted: Normandy, a two-player deck-building strategy game designed by David Thompson and Trevor Benjamin, with illustrations by Roland MacDonald.Continue Reading
Bolt Action: Campaign: Battle of France is the latest supplement to the World War II Wargames Rules, allowing players to take command of the bitter fighting for France, and to refight the key battles of this campaign. The extract below is taken from the introduction, setting the scene for what is to come!Continue Reading

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