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Bolt Action: Western Desert Boot Camp Live Blog – Friday

Bolt Action: Western Desert  Boot Camp Live Blog – Friday

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Come and join us for the Bolt Action Desert War Boot Camp being run alongside the awesome folks at Warlord Games.

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Today we're going to be meeting all of the folks coming along to the Boot Camp, cracking out their armies, and getting ready to build (and maybe even paint) their armies for a weekend of wargaming.

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We have some great goodies to give away over the weekend. Each day you'll be able to snap up an El Alamein Starter Set + A Panzer III & M3 Stuart.

All you have to do is comment on the Live Blog AND on the individual posts to be in with a chance of winning.

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As well as that we've got Oriskany here with us in the studio letting us know how the weekend is going to unfold alongside some regular games.

Comment away and follow along!

Warlord's Charlie Arrives At OnTableTop

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It’s nearly time. A grudge match of epic proportion is happening this weekend.

Warlord’s Charlie has arrived at OnTableTop HQ. He’s here to kick ass and paint models. And he’s all out of models.

Be sure to check in on Sunday at 11:00 BST for the Live Let’s Play of Charlie vs John.

Modelling With The Boot Campers: The British Army Sikh

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Jeff has been tearing on getting his British army ready to play for Bolt Action.

Taking advantage of the different head options provided in Warlord’s plastic kit, Jeff has decided to make a force based upon the Sikhs who as part of the British army in World War II.

Modelling With The Boot Campers: The German Afrika Korps

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The armies of the German Afrika Korps have fallen behind the British in terms of speed of assembly, but our Boot Campers have a few tricks up their sleeves for them.

Andy has already broken out his brushes and started painting, while Mick gives us some tips on basing Warlord’s metal booster pack miniatures.

Introduction To The Armies: The German Afrika Korps

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The conflicts of the Western Desert are a fascinating period of WWII. John and Charlie sit down to take us through the two Bolt Action forces facing off at this Boot Camp Weekend.

First, the German Afrika Korps head out to battle and we find out what sort of kit they used to claim victory in the desert.

Introduction to the Armies: The British 8th Army

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Continuing our introduction to the two forces of the Bolt Action Western Desert Boot Camp, Charlie and John have a talk about what the British 8th Army is taking to war.

Talking WWII Western Desert Terrain & Tabletops With John

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We’re chatting with John about the different tabletops that we’ve created for the Boot Camp. We have a variety of different terrain options for scenarios which include more rural areas and others which are distinctly more urban.

Modelling With The Boot Campers: The Afrika Korps Part Two!

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Bob takes us through his experiences with the new Bolt Action German Afrika Korps plastic kit.

Everyone is finding them much easier and faster to put together and Bob is even trying his hand at some light conversion work.

Painting Tips For WWII Western Desert Germans

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John takes us through some of the different tips you’ll need to bear in mind if you’re going to be painting up your Bolt Action armies with us this weekend starting with a look at how to get those Germans looking desert body ready…

What tips do you have?

Painting Tips For WWII Western Desert British

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Much like we did with the Germans, we’re now looking to give you some tips on painting the British as they appear in the Western Desert.

Everyone loves these sandy soldiers and it’s a bit different from delving into the regular European theatre that we’ve been playing for years.

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battlehawk
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Cool prize, going to be a good weekend.

macadams00
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And so it begins…. πŸ‘

justgeorge
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Well I’ve never heard of this game in my life. So I’m finding all this very fascinating

dracs
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Bolt Action is a fantastic game. Hope you enjoy the weekend and if you have any questions let us know and we’ll pass them along to the Warlord guys.

passimalo
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πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€… never heard about Bolt Action???.. Shame yourself and sit in the corner πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜

collins
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so they can just sit and watch all the content right? right?

passimalo
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Yessssss πŸ˜›

passimalo
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Have sooo much fun Guys, next year I will do everything for being there.. love the Bolt Action Bootcamps…… πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻

72draco
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Looks this will be as exciting as the FOW 4th edition Desert Boot Camp.

72draco
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The Desert trench board looks awesome. Will have to suggest that to my wargaming group for the next project.

olliep
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Looking good so far
Gutted I missed this one (love me some BA) but only just got back from holidays so couldnt squeeze any more time off πŸ™

mikeyboy403
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Looking forward to following this over the weekend. I love bolt action but not really done anything to do with the North Africa campaign before. This will be a good push in to it.

biggrim
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Great prize there! Gotta get my British army built!

collins
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looking forward to seeing how many people get their forces completed!

darthcheese
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Totally wish that I’d booked for this now

brochtree
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Matilda II, Queen of the Desert! The best tank of the Desert war!

baskett
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oh cool, shame the bolt action community near me is really small

tresilliian
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The light in the room is so eerie, it’ll be interesting to see the effects when the games are covered

doomzombie
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Great prizes, have a great weekender guys.

darkdanegan
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Strapped in and ready to go! Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons for the win!

rbwgames
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Looking good! Wish I was there. One of these days I’ll make it across for a boot camp. I loved my Bersagliere in FOW. I wouldn’t mind some small raiding forces for Bolt Action.

patrickkyle82
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I’ve always wanted to start an Afrika Korps army. Love the stories love the battles. Excited to follow all weekend

dorthonion
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The Western Desert campaign has always been the most interesting for me as it featured so many quirky incidents in the often confused fighting. It also had an environment that was equally as inconvenient for both sides.
Very nice prize. The gaming tables are superb.

bothi
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Wish I could be there again. Next time. Hoping everybody has a wonderful weekend. Including midnight kebap and maybe one or two pints πŸ˜€

chaingun
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The tables look epic guys, can’t wait to follow this over the weekend.

zaknafein5
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Looks like a great weekend.
I don’t play bolt action yet.
It looks very tempting.

gosho75
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I need more armies!

tankkommander
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Looks like fun. I have just finished painting Boba Fett for Star Wars Legion and working on a camo scheme for the Imperial Scouts.

janus1004
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Exciting to follow this during the weekend, it is an interesting part of the war.

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