This is what you’ve all been waiting for. Warlord Games and Osprey Games are proud to announce a new edition of the world’s greatest World War II wargame…


My chief mission with Bolt Action: Third Edition was to make my favourite game an even
better experience for the players. For me, there’s always one goal in mind –
continuing my quest for a truly ‘seamless’ set of wargame rules – in other words,
the Holy Grail of a rules system where the players are always thinking about their next moves
on the table, and not about the rules of the game! I think
Bolt Action: Third Edition is definitely
a big step in that direction, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me!”
Alessio Cavatore, Bolt Action: Third Edition author

A revised and updated third edition of the best-selling Bolt Action World War II wargaming rules from Warlord Games.

Bring the great battles of World War II to your tabletop with Bolt Action. Strike out from the beaches of Normandy towards Germany. Sweep across the deserts of North Africa in lightning raids.
Battle the enemy and the sweltering heat in the jungles of Asia and on the islands of the Pacific.
Fight doggedly from street to street in Arnhem, Stalingrad, and Berlin.

Whatever your preferred style of play, or your historical interests, the diverse army and scenario options will allow you to build a force that fits. Field everything from standard rifle platoons to heavily armoured tank forces, fast-moving reconnaissance patrols, and even artillery units.

This third edition features refined and updated rules and starter army lists to get new players straight into the action. Seasoned veterans, meanwhile, will find new tactical depth in the detailed force composition mechanics and a wide variety of fresh challenges in the scenario generation system. Rally your forces, study the terrain, and prepare for battle – the fight continues!

// COMING 26.09.2024 //

Pre-order your copy today here.


Want to hear more about what’s in store for Bolt Action? Stay tuned for further information.

And read the official FAQ from Warlord Games here.

A banner with the Bolt Action, Warlord Games and Osprey Games logos and the text "World War II Wargames Rules" overlaid on an illustration of a WW2 battle scene