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Bolt Action - Germany: A Gentleman's War - Bolt Action Starter Set

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A Gentleman's War: Unboxing the Bolt Action Starter Set


Welcome, fellow wargamers! Today, we're diving deep into the world of historical wargaming with a detailed look at the A Gentleman's War - Bolt Action Starter Set. Whether you're a seasoned veteran of the tabletop or a newcomer looking to get your boots muddy in the trenches of World War II, this set is a fantastic entry point into the immersive world of Bolt Action Games.

The Bolt Action Starter Set: A Gentleman's War

The Bolt Action Starter Set, aptly named 'A Gentleman's War', is a fantastic introduction to the world of historical wargaming. This set, produced by the renowned Warlord Games, provides everything you need to start your journey into World War II tabletop gaming.

The set includes an array of 28mm miniatures, beautifully crafted to represent the soldiers that fought in the world's most significant conflict. These aren't just collectible miniatures; they're a gateway into a world of tactical gameplay and strategic decision-making.

What's in the Box?

Unboxing the A Gentleman's War set is like opening a time capsule from the 1940s. Inside, you'll find a selection of military miniatures, each one a detailed representation of a World War II soldier. These aren't just for show - they're your troops, ready to follow your orders on the battlefield.

A Gentleman's War contains:

  • A5 Bolt Action rulebook
  • A Gentleman's War - Bolt Action Starter set booklet
  • 24 Afrika Korps plastic infantry
  • 1 plastic Sd.Kfz 222/223 armoured car
  • 24 8th Army (Desert Rats) plastic infantry
  • 1 plastic Humber Mk II/IVarmoured car
  • Waterslide decals
  • Plastic Bolt Action templates & tokens
  • Plastic Pin Markers
  • 6-sided Spot dice
  • Bolt Action Order dice

The set also includes the Bolt Action Rules, a comprehensive guide to the game's mechanics. These rules are the heart of the game, providing a framework for your battles and adding a layer of realism to your wargaming experience.

The Gameplay: Tactical and Engaging

Bolt Action is more than just a game of miniature soldiers. It's a tactical game that requires strategic thinking and careful planning. Each unit has its strengths and weaknesses, and knowing how to use them effectively is key to victory.

The game also encourages miniature painting, adding another layer of immersion to the experience. Whether you're a seasoned painter or a beginner, there's nothing quite like seeing your army, painted and ready for battle, arrayed on the tabletop.

Why Choose Bolt Action?

Bolt Action stands out in the world of historical wargaming for its attention to detail, both in its miniatures and its rules. It's a game that respects its source material, providing an authentic World War II experience while still being accessible to newcomers.


Whether you're a history buff, a fan of strategy games, or just looking for a new hobby, the A Gentleman's War - Bolt Action Starter Set is a fantastic choice. It's more than just a game - it's a journey into history, a test of your strategic skills, and a chance to be part of a passionate community of gamers. So why wait? Enlist today, and we'll see you on the battlefield!