From the shattered towns of occupied France, the barren deserts of North Africa, and the sweltering jungles of the Pacific, Bolt Action provides all the rules needed to bring the great battles of World War II to you tabletop. Written by Alessio Cavatore and Rick Priestly, force selection is hugely versatile, allowing you to build the kind of army that most appeals to your style of play- from heavily armored tank forces to small but highly skilled infantry units- the choice is yours. The 2nd edition offers the same fantastic World War II gameplay with its exciting order dice system and mixed armies of infantry, tanks and artillery.
Recreate World War II combat on a tabletop using dice, model troops, tanks and the rules constructed by Bolt Action against one or more opponents.
Each opposing side will also require painted model troops, representing the soldiers, guns and tanks of your chosen armies.
Tabletop encounters take place according to twelve closely defined battle scenarios that explain how forces are deployed and how victory is achieved.
All that remains is for players to pit their wits against each other as they enact just one small part of one of the greatest conflicts in history—World War II.
Build, paint and play! The construction and painting of the models and watching them come to life are just as much fun as the game itself!
Key New Features
Officers activate other units! Used cleverly, this creates a huge tactical shift as you can order multiple units to fire or advance in concert.
Big Explosions! HE fire now uses templates to determine damage - your opponent had better spread out his troops to avoid carnage!
Armed Transports! Once your squad has piled out of its halftrack, the driver can speed around and unleash a hail of lead at the enemy!
Player Feedback! We've listened carefully to the community and taken advantage of the thousands of battles you've played to improve the game in dozens of other ways.
New Army List
The main rulebook now includes a fifth army list - adding Imperial Japan to Germany, Great Britain, USA and the Soviet Union - giving you even more choice for your army.
Technical Specification & Detail