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Bolt Action: Western Desert Boot Camp Live Blog – Saturday

Bolt Action: Western Desert Boot Camp Live Blog – Saturday

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Welcome to Saturday of our Bolt Action Boot Camp. We're going to be taking those armies we built yesterday from Warlord Games and getting them stuck into some Desert Warfare.

Bolt Action Boot Camp Day 2 Saturday COVER

Make sure to get involved in the comments and let us know what you'd like to see us talk about today!

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Warlord Games - 4Ground - GameMat.Eu - Army Painter

We're going to be getting stuck into some mini-campaign awesomeness and seeing who comes out on top between the British and the Germans!

Get Commenting!

Bolt Action Boot Camp - Win Prizes This Weekend!

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We’ve got a great competition in the works for you this weekend as Warlord Games are going to be giving away some awesome goodies!

You can win yourself an El Alamein Starter Set + A Panzer II & M3 Stuart.

Bolt Action Boot Camp - Win Prizes This Weekend!

There will be ONE given away each day and you can get a hold of it by commenting on both the main live blog AND the individual posts themselves.

If you’d like to check out more you can view the individual components with the El Alamein Starter SetPanzer III and M3 Stuart sets here.

Which side are you going to play as?

Watch Out For Gaming Goodness Today!

Watch Out For Gaming Goodness Today!21 Comments

Get Involved! Build Bolt Action Projects & Win Spot Prizes!

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We’ve got a great idea that we wanted to share with you! To get you guys involved at home we wanted to give away some spot prizes to those who create some Bolt Actionbased projects using our Project System.

Make Bolt Action Projects & Win £20 Warlord Games Vouchers!

This can be anything Bolt Action based, be it a unit of soldiers, a commander figure, tanks (John loves those!) or even some pieces of terrain. It DOES NOT have to be desert themed either.

Make sure to select this option when you’re putting together your projects!

Get Involved! Build Bolt Action Projects & Win Spot Prizes!

See What’s Been Worked On So Far!

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on and the kind of things you share with us.

Charlie Begins His Bolt Action Demo Game

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Watch out for the demo game for Bolt Action, showing off the basics of the game later today. This is a little teaser as we’ve had a whole bunch of new people playing the game this weekend which is awesome to see.

The neat thing is that Bolt Action is SO easy to learn and just gets out of the way so you can enjoy the action.

Charlie Begins His Bolt Action Demo Game

Gaming? Yes, Hobby MORE SO!

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As well as learning more about the game itself a lot of people are still getting stuck into the painting of their armies today.

We’ve seen some of the techniques for the British and the Germans but what has been impressive is that the armies have been very easy to paint – a bit of spray, some additional techniques and a wash and it’s done!

Gaming? Yes, Hobby MORE SO!

Some Tips For Painting Bolt Action British Sikhs

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You might have seen these Sikh troops yesterday? Well, the progress has been awesome on these so far today and it looks like we’re going to get a very unique army coming together for this British force.

What other smaller sections of the British force do you think you’d see in the Western Desert?

A Wild John In His Natural Habitat (Yes, It's Tanks...)

A Wild John In His Natural Habitat (Yes, It's Tanks...)15 Comments

In The Heat Of The Action

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One of the great things about this particular theatre of war is that you’re being pulled into one which is very evocative. You will have seen Cass showing off some of the gaming going on earlier.

The change of theatre adds to this very cinematic feel and suddenly you’re not having to deal with dirt being thrown around but blasting sand and crumbling ruins.

In The Heat Of The Action

Livestream Going On Now!

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Make sure to go and check out the Livestream which is going on right now over on the FRONT PAGE and right now HERE too.

Livestream Going On Now!

Who are you going to be supporting in this upcoming battle; British or Germans?

Livestream Heroes!

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So, the livestream is over and it featured some superb heroes on both sides. Credit has to go to Amara The Immortal Carrier, but the British really showed off their mettle throughout the game as a whole.

This was a fascinating game and it showed off what you can do mechanically with the game when it comes to something different like a trench network. The difficult terrain rules simulating the whizzing by of bullets really adds to the drama and makes you think differently when it comes to tactics.

Livestream Heroes!

Get In The (Cheesy) Mood - Tobruk 1967

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This is a massive slice of cheese as Oriskany says but here is the trailer for Tobruk…it might get you in the mood for some Western Desert fighting.

IT'S ON...TOMORROW...ISH

IT'S ON...TOMORROW...ISH14 Comments

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tankkommander
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Just sitting down to paint some Imperial Scouts. Will tune in to the livecast later.

redsarge
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Ooooh I want some of those mini’s in the future, and for NOT Star Wars.

andre77
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First.

rot6
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< on a shopping run in hopes to find metrial for the project

rot6
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unsucessfull… time to plunder the paper bin

bungo
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Those Sikhs look good. Need more!

thatcowboy
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Day 2 looking even better than day one!

yavasa
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Hello friends 🙂

brochtree
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I love the western desert campaign. But that might be because i love the Matilda II. I want to get round to doing an armoured force of Matilda II’s for Bolt action at some point.

timeslayer
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Wow the Boot Camp looks like so much fun! Bolt Action is a great game to go all-in for a weekend.

bobcockayne
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No its hard work, Justin and Warren stand over you with wips, shouting paint, play harder, and if you are not fast enough, they don’t wip you!😜

sneakyrabbit
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need to start painting the mountain of stuff that’s on my desk…

baskett
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sick stream

dukeexeter
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Excited to watch the games today while working on my project! Have fun everyone 🙂

patrickkyle82
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I have a buddy there and cant wait to see him dominate some games!

janus1004
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Painting away on my Gen. Patton and watching the streams, not bad for a Saturday.

rbwgames
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Soooo much to catch up on. I’m still working through day one.

normandyfan
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here we go daY V2

joereilly621
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Does anyone know about these kinds of events happening in the US?

joereilly621
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Also the lady who came with her husband just to pitch in is a saint. Someone should pick her up some flowers.

lgeiger
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I have not jumped in on any historical war games yet, but bolt action looks like it would fit my skirmish kick.

junt
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inspiring stuff

somegeezer
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Another day, another ton of videos to watch. Whoo!

waywarddarkwolf
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HEAVY SIGH. So you all got to spend the day fighting battles in the desert while I spent the day re-roofing my shed. I wonder which of us had the more fun :op

wazarov
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the bolt action project page is not working? anybody having the same issue?

antiphony
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Day 2 or is it Day 1 proper?
Either way looking forward to seeing how the games go. DAK all the way (only as there are no Italian armies)

digganob99
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Love the stories from Oriskany and that campaign map!

oriskany
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Thanks very much @digganob99!

toricova
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day 2 lets get going