Monday, April 18, 2016

Star Wars Bolt Action game

Well, time for another update on whats been going on recently!

We have a fair number of Bolt Action players at the club here in Birmingham, and as you can probably imagine, a fair number of those a Star Wars fans too. I've always been on the lookout for a fast play, large scale set of rules for gaming in the Star Wars universe. I have the Star Wars Miniature Battles, which I absolutely love, but these don't handle large scale games that well.

So, with the above in mind, I thought we'd give Bolt Action a go. I didn't make too many modifications to the rules, and it wasn't too difficult to sort the stats out for the different units. Although it turned out I'd undercosted the Wookies a little too much as they were brutal to the extreme!

Anyway, I set the battle on Kashyyyk. The rebels and wookies have taken back a key city, and the Imperials have landed two platoons just outside the city as an advanced force in an attempt to wrest it back.

Each side had 2000 points, in 2 platoons. The rebels, in retaking the city, captured some Imperial armour which they then used in turn against the attacking Stormtroopers.

The game resulted in a fairly resounding victory for the rebels (primarily because of who brutally undercosted the wookies turned out to be. All in all it was an ace game though, and the rules worked really well. 


  1. What a great use of those Star Wars figures! Interesting read to be sure & now makes me think I may need to dig those old miniatures out once again!

  2. Great to see those pictures on your blog, mate!

  3. Is there a place to find the rules for this?