October 5, 2011 by beerogre
It’s official!!! All you 28mm WW2 fans can dust off your tin helmets and prepare to take Europe by storm!
Or at least you’ve got a great new reason to start sticking together your 28mm plastic troops from Warlord Games.
Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing are teaming up to create Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules. Written by veteran game designers Alessio Cavatore and Rick Priestley, Bolt Action is a fast, fun 28mm wargame that rewards tactical play, but doesn’t get bogged down with excessive tables and charts. The main rulebook is scheduled for a July 2012 release, followed by a series of books covering the armies of the major and minor powers of World War II.
John Stallard, Managing Director of Warlord Games, had this to say: “Osprey has been putting out fantastic books for wargamers for as long as I can remember, and having a chance to work with them on Bolt Action was too good an opportunity to miss. With their commitment to high production values, I know the book is going to be something special.
Richard Sullivan, from Osprey Publishing, added: ‘You would be hard pressed to find a wargaming company with more combined industry experience than Warlord Games. We are excited to work with these guys on a game that is supported by such a high quality, extensive, and continuously expanding miniatures line.
While Warlord Games has already produced the popular Black Power and Hail Caesar rules, and Osprey Publishing has worked with Slitherine on the Field of Glory series and with Ambush Alley Games on the Force On Force and Tomorrow’s War rules, this will be the first foray into World War II wargaming rules for both companies.
Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules will be released in a full-colour hardback edition in July 2012.
You can read the full press release HERE.
This is great news for the tabletop hobby and is hopefully a bold move that will bring the action and military history of WW2 to a new audience… those raised on the 28mm gaming experience.
The Bolt Action WW2 game rules are set to be released in July 2012, so we’re expecting some fantastic plastic releases before then, in the same vein as the recent 28mm Japanese Infantry.
What do you think guys, are you a WW2 gamer?
Do you typically play WW2 games in a different scale to 28mm?
Would a game in 28mm (the scale of the Gods!) interest you if you currently play fantasy or sci-fi?