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Tabletop Tommies is a podcast that focuses on Bolt Action, the popular World War II themed tabletop wargame. Hosted by Jonny and Phil, the podcast delves into the game’s intricacies, discussing everything from tournaments to rules, tactics and strategies. With a wealth of experience in the game, both Jonny and Phil bring their expertise and enthusiasm to the airwaves, making Tabletop Tommies a must-listen for anyone who loves this immersive and thrilling pastime. Whether you’re a seasoned pl ...
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We have again released this as a video episode for those who like to see the photos: https://youtu.be/08qpM4_H1qo Jonny and Phil are joined by Grant to discuss D-Day Replayed, a charity event in aid of Waterloo Uncovered. https://waterloouncovered.com/ Tickets and more information for D-Day Replayed can be found at: https://ddayreplayed.uk/ Conside…
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Going back to where it all started in Episode 1 (https://youtu.be/0P0g-LNbC3Q), Jonny and Phil are discussing their experiences at the Welsh Nationals, in what is clearly becoming an annual tradition. Considering your next tournament army? Check out Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us contin…
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In this celebratory episode of Tabletop Tommies, hosts Jonny and Phil commemorate a noteworthy achievement - delivering a weekly Bolt Action podcast for an entire year. They delve into the growth and popularity of the game, their journey into podcasting, and the future of the show. Starting with initial skepticism about content sustainability, the …
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This week we are joined by Josh, TO of a number of big Bolt Action tournaments but most importantly Frozen in the Chosin, to discuss Bolt Action North Korea. If you are interested in attending the only Bolt Action Korea Tournament in the World (which we're aware of) you can find more information and tickets on the facebook event page and the Firest…
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This week we are unraveling the best Bulgarian tactics and strategies in Bolt Action with our World Team Championship and World Open War team mate: Alan! Please do check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! You can also su…
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This week we speak to Aaron who recently played and won in 3 tournaments in 3 countries in 3 months, looking to answer the question: is the meta really different in different countries? Want to buy some winter Germans and Soviets to convert into Hungarians? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great disco…
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This week we look to answer the eternal question - why not just play Germany? Want to buy some winter Germans and Soviets to convert into Hungarians? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! You can also support our ende…
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In this episode Phil explains everything Jonny wanted to know about the newest game from Warlord Games - Achtung Panzer! Looking to buy 2-5 tanks? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! You can also support our endeavo…
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In a standard deviation from our regular topics, we analyse the numbers and results from our most recent competitive tournaments (Beachhead, World Team Championship and World Open War) to try and answer the question: which are the most competitive nations in Bolt Action? Looking to buy your next competitive army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm G…
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This week we peruse the latest FAQ and talk through how it affects the game, new tactics for individual nations and occasionally scratch our head. Looking to buy a truck for your minor nation? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for yo…
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This week we discuss the armies of the Netherlands in Bolt Action. Looking for supplies for your next army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! https://www.firestormgames.co.uk/wargames-miniatures/bolt-action/?aff=6…
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This week we have a rules discussion around long range penetration and how it works with the new 'Improvised AT' rule from the Bolt Action Case Blue campaign book and HMGs. Why not support these two mugs by buying a fancy mug? https://tabletoptommies.com/collection/all-products/ You can also support our endeavour to produce weekly listenable Bolt A…
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This week we talk through our own experiences at the World Team Championship. We also have two special guests to tell us their experiences at WTC and their advice for players considering it for next year: John Ross, a stalwart of WTC, rep for North America & Captain of USA 1. Liam of England C, who attended WTC for the first time this year and has …
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This week we discuss the armies of Slovakia in Bolt Action. Looking for supplies for your next army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! https://www.firestormgames.co.uk/wargames-miniatures/bolt-action/?aff=64a025ee…
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This week we take a look at fielding Partisans in Bolt Action. Looking for supplies for your next army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! https://www.firestormgames.co.uk/wargames-miniatures/bolt-action/?aff=64a02…
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This week we take a look at some of the lists for the upcoming World Team Championship (WTC). You can download all the lists here: WTC Lists You can hear Bo's thoughts on them here: WTC-24 lists: Denmark 1 and Spain 1 Looking for supplies for your next army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great disc…
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This week we discuss the armies of Greece in Bolt Action. Looking for supplies for your next army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! https://www.firestormgames.co.uk/wargames-miniatures/bolt-action/?aff=64a025ee62…
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This week we discuss the armies of Australia in Bolt Action. Ready to start that new Australian army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! https://www.firestormgames.co.uk/wargames-miniatures/bolt-action/?aff=64a025e…
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In this week's episode we're joined by Russell Wright, TO for Warlord Games' official International team event World Open War, to discuss things to consider when running a Bolt Action event. Links for info of Russell's two most popular tournaments: https://www.facebook.com/events/24065299739785319?locale=en_GB https://www.sswg.co.uk/sswg-presents-w…
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This week we discuss ways to stop the gaming getting stale. We have put the discussed community-produced supplements for Bolt Action together on our blog: https://tabletoptommies.com/blog/bolt-action-through-the-ages/ Additional experimental army rules can be found at: https://www.boltaltaction.com/army-lists Ready to buy your next army? Check out …
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This week Jonny and Phil discuss whether the game is getting a bit stale, very much inspired by Dan of the HMG podcast's video about the topic: https://youtu.be/v1zClgCytyE?si=o32LZEok9Rf6zOQT Ready to buy your next army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue t…
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This week we discuss all the things we think about and bring to tournaments. If you are thinking about going to your first tournament, or you're a vet looking for ways to enjoy tournaments even more, this is the episode for you. Ready to buy your next tournament army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get …
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This week we discuss the armies of Belgium. Ready to start that new Belgian army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! https://www.firestormgames.co.uk/wargames-miniatures/bolt-action/?aff=64a025ee621f1 https://affil…
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Our Bolt Action Christmas gift guide, with some of the usual wargaming and hobby advice sprinkled in. Ready to do your Christmas Bolt Action shopping? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! https://www.firestormgames.c…
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This week we discuss the Armies of Poland in Bolt Action. Ready to start that new army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! https://www.firestormgames.co.uk/wargames-miniatures/bolt-action/?aff=64a025ee621f1 https:/…
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Whether you are new to wargames and really want to try out some WW2 themed skirmishes, or a tired veteran who is just bored of having money (and with the recent release of 3 new starter armies from Warlord Games) this week we discuss how you might go about choosing a new army for 2024 and why the 'rule of cool' is a valid reason to go all in! Ready…
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Do you enjoy playing Bolt Action? Do you enjoy playing new missions? This one might be worth a listen. Download the mission from the blog (https://tabletoptommies.com/blog/) or directly here. Support these two mugs by buying a fancy mug: https://tabletoptommies.com/collection/all-products/ You can also support our endeavour to produce weekly listen…
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In this week's episode, the Tommies are joined by Barry from the Roll Better podcast to discuss the extent to which Bolt Action can be considered a competitive game. The conversation skirts around (amongst other things) timepieces, players and visual aids, before helpfully concluding in the words of The Old Major that Bolt Action is a "Broad Church…
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It's been a busy month for the Tommies with World Open War (the international teams tournament), the English Open and the Scottish Nationals to round out the British Championship. If you want to find out how we got on, whether you should consider going to one of these next year, or you just enjoy tales of minor successes followed by failure, this i…
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This week Jonny & Phil can't agree on much, other than the fact they disagree on why free units are problematic. They disagree less when suggesting some fixes to the game, and then Phil comes up with his best idea to date. Support these two mugs by buying a fancy mug: https://tabletoptommies.com/collection/all-products/ You can also support our end…
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In this week's episode the Tommies look at what could quite possibly be the hardest nation to play competitively in Bolt Action... the Norwegians! Tune in to get an insight into their limited contribution historically, as well as how Jonny plans to overcome the absence of AT assets on the table top. Support these two mugs by buying a fancy mug: htt…
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In this Case Blue Special we are joined by none other than the author himself Alex, who gives us an insight into what's in the book, the inspiration behind it and what it's involved in writing a Bolt Action Campaign book for Warlord Games. Inspired to start a new army? Check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get…
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In this episode we talk about how to play Operation Striking Cobra, a new custom mission from the Tabletop Tommies. It is an attacker/defender mission which involves a good amount of movement, alongside the need to hold objectives to secure victory. You can download the mission briefing on our blog: https://tabletoptommies.com/blog/ We’d love to he…
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This week the Tommies discuss their experiences at the Warlord's Open Day and Welsh Open Bolt Action tournament. They'll discuss the highs and lows of both events, and the joy of meeting such legends as Alessio Cavatore and Mark Vance, and Phil demonstrates his knowledge of fine cuisine. Already planning your force for next year's Welsh Open? Check…
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Brad from the Bolt Action Alliance and Cast Dice podcast https://www.facebook.com/CastDicePodcast, kindly joins us to discuss the brand new Bolt Action Alliance Mission Pack. He talks us through his past, the formation of the Alliance and the thinking behind the missions we find in this exciting new pack: https://boltactionalliance.blogspot.com/202…
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Jonny & Phil discuss the most under represented unit in Bolt Action: the MMG team. Once they've worked out why they are so rarely seen, they discuss the best changes we could make to encourage players to deploy them. If you still need models for your English Open army, check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get…
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This week Jonny & Phil discuss playing Free French in Bolt Action using the rules found in the Western Desert and Battle of the Bulge books. You can now support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TabletopTommies Or if you fancy creating your own French army, check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great …
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The duo discuss the Warlords Cup and Britcon; what went well, what didn't and highlight the areas they think the tournaments could improve on, as well as briefly talking through their own gaming successes and failures. If you still need models for your English Open army, check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you g…
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This week Jonny & Phil discuss playing early war French in Bolt Action using the Armies of France and Allies book. If you fancy creating your own French army, check out the ranges at Firestorm Games and Wayland Games: not only will you get great discounts, you'll also help us continue to create great content for you every week! https://www.firestor…
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Join us as we take a long look at Tough Gut, the second theatre book for Bolt Action focusing on the Italian Campaign: what you need to know, what you might have heard but haven't fact-checked and why the new French units won't appear in a French generic reinforced platoon. This is a longer episode so you'll find the sections time-stamped below: 0:…
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Jonny & Phil discuss the lesser seen Armies of the Finland in Bolt Action. Jonny tries to be a historian for a spell, Phil assists. They talk about what makes Finland a top tier army, and briefly highlight anything interesting in their theatre selectors. Want to support the podcast? Why not buy some merch: https://tabletoptommies.com/collection/all…
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Jonny & Phil discuss the star spangled Armies of the United States in Bolt Action. Phil talks about his new USMC army, Jonny says "it could be better". They talk about all the fun units they love seeing and choose their favourite Sherman. Want to support the podcast? Why not buy some merch: https://tabletoptommies.com/collection/all-products/…
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In this episode, Jonny and Phil are joined by Alex Bundock, England WTC captain, to discuss all things Japanese in Bolt Action. Despite popular opinion, it is possible to run a successful and highly competitive Japanese army without the need for masses of semi-naked men with pointy pieces of vegetation. Merch available at https://tabletoptommies.co…
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In this episode Jonny and Phil take an in-depth look at Tank War, discussing the make up of an armoured platoon, key differences from a reinforced infantry platoon and name drop some WW2 tank aces. Listen now to find out who is the biggest tanker. Buy a Tee or English Open ticket at https://tabletoptommies.com/…
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In this episode we're joined by Michael Smith, TO of Beachhead and England WTC player, to discuss his favourite Soviet units. Despite Michael's anti-tank choices, no dogs were harmed in the making of this episode. Following a brief discussion of Michael's rise to Bolt Action supremacy, he takes us through the best and most fun options in each categ…
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Jonny proves it's possible to build the most competitive army in Bolt Action using only the Armies of Germany. Phil then disproves this theory. Unperturbed, Jonny has an Ace up his sleeve, which turns out to be a Joker. The pair then discuss all the fun that can be had using German units, before lamenting the dearth of the half track. Das Ende. If …
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In this episode, Jonny and Phil are digging through the Armies of Britain book looking for gold, like a pair of stiff upper lipped 19th century archaeologists from the British Museum. As well as highlighting their favourite units, they put forward a compelling case for why you shouldn't just run the same old Brit (ish) army we see at every competit…
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In this episode, Jonny and Phil discuss their approach to building their forces, explaining the thinking behind how they select the nation, units and force composition. As you might expect, they start at different ends of the spectrum but end up fairly close in their thinking. We are also delighted to announce tickets for the English Open are now a…
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In the fifth instalment of the podcast the hosts chat with Mark, the Welsh Open Bolt Action tournament organiser. They discuss all the reasons players come back to play in it year after year and he gives us the inside scoop on what it's like to run a 50 player tournament, from setting up tables to wrangling enough Axis players. As if that wasn't en…
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