Warlord Games and Osprey Games are bringing the popular WWII squad level miniatures system Bolt Action to an entirely different conflict. The Korean War supplement will tackle the conflict which ran from 1950-1953 and include rules simulating the unique challenges the combatants faced, from the incredibly rough terrain to the weather to the language differences with the UN forces. The Korean War supplement carries an MSRP of $32.00 and there’s also a Korean army bundle that’s currently available for a preorder sale price of $140.00 (regular MSRP $165.00). On a somewhat bizarre side note, there’s also a MASH unit – based on the classic TV show – which is available for a preorder price of $24.95.
Fought between 1950 and 1953, the Korean War was one of the first major conflicts of the Cold War. Backed by the Soviet Union and Communist China, the North Korean regime battled for control of the peninsula against the South Korean government and a 21-country UN task force.
The Korean War is unique and interesting in the annals of world and military history in its own right. An aspect rarely discussed is the cultural implications of so many Western, non-Western and European nations fighting against combatants from the Orient. Due to the vast cultural diversity of so many nations fighting in such a geographically small area, cultural differences would have a significant impact on how the combatants treated each other on the field of battle. These differences went beyond simple language barriers, they included problems in logistics, religion, personnel replacements and the method in which war was conducted.
Inside the book, you’ll find a comprehensive history of the conflict with details of every major battle fought between the two sides. It also includes details of the various forces and their organisation, commanders, and equipment. Scenarios are provided for many of the battles, along with comprehensive force selectors to help you assemble your force.
A copy of the Bolt Action 2nd Edition rules is needed to use this supplement.
Don’t forget, if you order direct from Warlord Games webstore, you’ll get a FREE exclusive miniature – Frozen Chosin.