World War II Wargaming
From Blitzkrieg to North Africa, from the Russian Front to the D-Day Landings, Bolt Action puts YOU in command of the most brutal and famous battles of the Second World War.
Assemble and paint your brave men and armoured tanks, field them on a table-top battlefield, and use all your strategy, cunning and luck to defeat your opponent.
Getting Started with bolt action
Collect an army
Putting together a Bolt Action force is lots of fun and there is a huge array of choices. Start with your infantry and then add vehicles and artillery:
Paint Your Models
A fully painted army is an awesome sight and a great achievement, and this part of the wargaming hobby is just as rewarding as playing battles.
Start simply and your skills will quickly improve as you practice.
Fight a Battle
The Bolt Action rulebook contains six scenarios that allow you to fight out World War II battles.
Each scenario explains how to set up the battlefield, where to deploy your forces and the objectives required to win the game.
The Bolt Action Starter Set 'Band of Brothers' is all you need to start playing Bolt Action battles. From there you can add extra models to grow your forces.
Bolt Action Starters
US Airborne starter army
Plastic and Metal
8th Army starter army
Get ready to build and battle across North Africa with the British 8th Army starter army box set!
Banzai! Japanese Starter Army
German Grenadiers Starter Army
Soviet Starter Army
Victory at Sea Fleet Starters
Victory at Sea US Navy fleet
Although the United States of America contains a vast area of land, almost all of its allies and trading partners are overseas, and those interests require a powerful navy to support them.
Victory at Sea IJN fleet
For centuries, Japan's policy of seclusion (sakoku) saw it concentrate on coastal defences in order to repel foreign vessels. However, with the advances other maritime nations were making, it eventually became obvious that no longer would Japan be able to ignore the rest of the world.
Victory at Sea Regia Marina fleet
At the time of Italy’s entry into World War Two, she possessed a modern and – on paper at least – highly effective fleet.