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Bolt Action: Western Desert Boot Camp Live Blog – Sunday

Bolt Action: Western Desert Boot Camp Live Blog – Sunday

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We're back for the final day of our Warlord Games Bolt Action Boot Camp. The armies have been getting stuck into the fighting against each other and we've been getting a great sense of just how brutal the Desert War really was.

Day One - Day Two

Bolt Action Boot Camp Day 3 Sunday COVER

Make sure to keep an eye on the videos from this weekend as you will be able to get stuck in and win some prizes and more thanks to Warlord Games.

Thanks To Our Sponsors

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Get stuck in and comment along with the videos so we can hear what you're thinking about the battles taking place and the tabletops we worked on too.

Will you be playing as either the British or Germans?

Bolt Action Western Desert Boot Camp - Day Three!

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Welcome to Day Three of the Bolt Action Western Desert where we’re going to be having fun with Warlord Games, building up awesome armies and taking them to the tabletop to show off a good old-fashioned clash between the British and the Germans.

Win Prizes

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.

Bolt Action Western Desert Boot Camp - Day Three!

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

Make sure to get involved and find out more about both hobbying AND gaming during the Western Desert campaign in WWII.

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?

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 Action based 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.

Head To Head Across The Ruins Of Tobruk

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Head To Head Across The Ruins Of Tobruk

John and Charlie get ready to go head to head across our Tobruk table for today’s Live Stream game of Bolt Action.

The city of Tobruk saw a lot of conflict during the battles of the Western Desert campaign, changing hands between the Axis and Allied forces.

Our friends over at 4Ground provided us with some fantastic terrain to create this stunning set piece.

Naming Your Soldiers Is Key To Victory...

Naming Your Soldiers Is Key To Victory...15 Comments

Boot Camp Gong - Don't Like It Up 'Em!

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Boot Camper Andy earns himself a Boot Camp Gong!

The Don’t Like It Up ‘Em award went to the most spectacular assault, and we think Rommel charging a group of angry Scots, only to send them packing, definitely counts.

The Brits Are On The Move!

The Brits Are On The Move!24 Comments

Sunday Morning Gaming Begins

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The Boot Campers start to get some more games of Bolt Action going for their third day playing across the Western Desert.

Yesterday, everyone got given some new reinforcements for their armies, so hopefully we could see someone claim the tank killer Gong today.

Sunday Morning Gaming Begins

Charlie Vs John Grudge Match Live Now!

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Charlie Vs John Grudge Match Live Now!

John and Charlie are going head to head as part of the livestream for today’s Bolt Action Boot Camp. Both of them have brought along some big tough armoured forces.

Who are you betting on to win?

Legends Of The Desert - LRDG And SAS Killing Rommel

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Our Historical Editor Oriskany returns with another of his Legends of the Desert series, telling us about some of the fantastic exploits of the LRDG and SAS and their efforts to stop Rommel.

Looking Swanky In The Desert, Superbly Painted Desert Soldiers

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I poked around this morning and found some very nicely painted Germans & British from this weekend. I think these might have been snapped up a little earlier and painted up but they are very cool, especially when you get a closer look at the faces.

Looking Swanky In The Desert, Superbly Painted Desert Soldiers

Boot Camp Gong - Overkill

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Time for another Boot Camp Gong and this time it’s the Overkill award that has been scored!

Christian secured himself the prize when his medium mortar dropped a round right on the head of the enemy HQ.

The Buns Have Been Decimated!

The Buns Have Been Decimated!14 Comments

Boot Camp Gong - Heroic Last Stand

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We’re closing in on the last few Boot Camp Gongs as Helena wins the Heroic Last Stand when her single remaining soldier weathers the full fire power of Bob’s forces.

Oriskany's Desert Campaign Continues To Develop

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Throughout the weekend, our historical editor Oriskany has been running a campaign based on the historical events of the conflicts in the Western Desert.

People have been feeding their wins and losses to Oriskany, who has changed the map accordingly. It looks like the campaign may soon be reaching its climactic end…

Oriskany's Desert Campaign Continues To Develop

Tank Tips With Charlie!

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Before he went to duke it out with John, we got Charlie to share some of his tips for using tanks in games of Bolt Action.

New Players & Veterans Getting Stuck In

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As well as many folks who have been playing for many years some people are completely new to the game. So, this Boot Camp has been a good chance for people to get stuck in and learn amongst a bunch of other like-minded folks.

New Players & Veterans Getting Stuck In

Gaming With The Boot Campers: Mark vs Stephen

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The Boot Campers still have it all to play for as they continue getting to grips with Bolt Action.

Mark and Stephen have a game underway and Oriskany tries to find out which way they think the war might swing.

There Is Fruit Here!

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It might not have seemed it but they actually did provide some fruit here…and people ate the oranges!

There Is Fruit Here!

Gaming With The Boot Campers: Damon VS Stewart

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Gaming With The Boot Campers: Damon VS Stewart

Down To The Wire!

Down To The Wire!24 Comments

Boot Camp Gong - Make John Cry

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Whilst John is still streaming…someone has made him cry with an explosive way to kill a vehicle in this ongoing game.

The Ark Of The Covenant In German Hands!

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In one of the crucial battles of the campaign, we see the Germans running off with the objective, which turns out to be the Ark Of The Covenant.

The Ark Of The Covenant In German Hands!

Campaign Results + Crowning The Desert Rat & Desert Fox!

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We’ve got lots of awesome goodies to chat about as the campaign wraps up AND some awards to give out to our Desert Rat and our Desert Fox.

We also had a something special to give to our awesome campaign organiser Oriskany!

Montage Time! Bolt Action Western Desert Boot Camp Redux

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As per usual we’ve put together a fancy little montage of our time here at the Boot Camp showing off the hobby, gaming and more that has gone into this weekend.

Thanks to everyone who got involved both here and at home.

That's A Wrap! Bolt Action Western Desert Boot Camp Sorted!

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It has been a long few days but it has been a lot of fun. We have been showing off Bolt Action games galore, getting stuck into some grudge matches, delving into the unfolding campaign playing out across the Western Desert and much more.

That's A Wrap! Bolt Action Western Desert Boot Camp Sorted!

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 Action based 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!

That's A Wrap! Bolt Action Western Desert Boot Camp Sorted!

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.

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56 Comments on "Bolt Action: Western Desert Boot Camp Live Blog – Sunday"

janus1004
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Hopefully I can watch the special battle as it happens, lets see. 🙂

tuffyears
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Cool prize. Does Jim ware his jim-jams at night ?

Rot6
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Sikh minis leading the charge!

harry711
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Loving the new western desert stuff!

tankkommander
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Grudge match 🙂

brizzlerob
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Love the desert theatre!

tresilliian
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Looks like such a fun weekend, one day I will make it to one.

brizzlerob
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@oriskany will we see updates of the campaign map today?

MetallifanPaul131
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Looks awesome!!!

GravitysShadow
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Not much time for miniatures but as a fan of games like Close Combat or Panzer Corps it is really great to observe all this awesome work – terrain is just a marvel to watch.

brochtree
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The new desert stuff is awesome, important question though. Is there any bagpipes?

collins
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I’ve seen some in the pictures

damon
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@brochtree, yup, @soapdodger converted a figure into a Piper, looked really cool

Bathbrigade
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Loving how this boot camps going!

waywarddarkwolf
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Great job on those tables lads. Really helps set the atmosphere.

timeslayer
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The live games are fun to watch!

arkilyd
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I am going to have to watch Charlie vs. John after I get off of work on the vod.

utherdracus
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I love the new western desert stuff.

pagan8th
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I think for a desert warfare boot camp you should be dishing out dessert to the victors!

Not done any historical miniature gaming (unless you count Tide of Iron) in a very long time. In fact I think the last game involved dinky tanks than fired matchsticks and hurled marbles… yes… it was that long ago.

But I am toying with the idea… just as soon as I finish painting my mythical and SF miniature gaming troops…

thehumungus
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What an amazing weekend. I gotta go to one of these just to party with you guys!!!! lol…. love the tables. So cool.

dukeexeter
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Last day! I hope its a spectacular for you guys as it is for us watching online!

silverfox8
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Just drove in from Switzerland. Where do I click for the live Live Blog?

silverfox8
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Seeing a lot of faces that I recognize! What a blast that must have been.

JoeReilly621
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I love the Tobruk Table!

lieutenantfinlay55
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Awesome stuff

bungo
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The Ark! Hahahaha

casm
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the tables look amazing!

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