Call to Arms: Flames of War & Bolt Action


Unique to this Call to Arms event, The Flames of War game system is being joined by Bolt Action from Warlord Games. You have two game systems to choose from!  Yes, that’s right! Introducing BOLT  ACTION!  Bolt Action (BA) is not Flames of War (FOW) on a larger scale. The game mechanics are vastly different and the rules govern battlefield actions not covered in FOW like; opportunity fire, cumulative pin markers and friendly fire.  This is an opportunity to start an army for either game system or expand the one that you already have. 

Begins: Monday, March 17th, 2014

Deadline: Sun, May 4th, 2014

Entry Fee: $100.00

You Get: $110.00 worth of miniatures for either of the armies. Just by signing up you get a deal!

Victory Conditions:  It is the goal of all participants to complete a 900 point Flames of War army or a 900 point Bolt Action army. If you finish painting your army choice by the deadline and attend a minimum of two Call to Arms Events you’ll get a percentage of the Victory Pool.  There will be five weekly Call to Arms events.

Victory Pool:  Black Knight Games will put $10 per participant into a Victory Pool.  This pool will be split evenly among the participants that complete the victory conditions by the deadline.

Armies:  If you are starting a new Army it’s composition must have the compulsory units, plus attachments if desired. If you are expanding an existing army any units will do. The miniatures used for the Call to Arms must be unpainted at the start.

Call to Arms Events: Fred, the FOW Standard Bearer, will run the Call to Arms events. These events will focus on army assembly, painting, rules discussions, terrain and game play. Each participant must attend at least two Call to Arms events before the deadline to satisfy the victory conditions, including the finale.  Call to Arms events give you a great opportunity to meet, play, and paint with other gamers at BKG.  Together we will motivate each other to get these armies done! See below for details.

Knight of the Realm: In addition to all of the benefits of the Call to Arms those players who have joined the Knights of the Realm for FOW will earn points toward their season standing. Points Available (Max 20). Join the Call to Arms league: 5pts. Complete your Victory Conditions: 10pts. Attend an Event: 2pts.


BK WWIIEvent 1: Build & Paint

When: Monday, March 17th, 7:00pm

Open to: All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details: Join Fred in a painting and assembling get-together. Participants can share their painting techniques with one another.


Event 2: Bolt Action, Questions and Answers & Build and Paint 2

When:  Tuesday, March 25th, 7:00pm

Open to: All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Introduction to the Bolt Action Rules. Come and look through the rule book and see samples of the 28mm troops. We will continue with our build and paint duties.


Event 3: Flames of War and/or Bolt Action Skirmish 

When: Thursday, April 3rd, 7:00pm

Open to: All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Fred will tutor participants on battlefield play of both FOW and BA.

Event 4: Modelling structures and terrain. Designing, building and painting 

When: Thursday, April 17th. 7:00pm

Open to: All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details: Fred will provide tips on selecting terrain projects, materials needed and techniques for building and painting structures and terrain

Event 5: Epilogue

When:  Sunday, April 27th, 11:00am

Open to:  All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details:  This is an opportunity to put the finishing touches on your army or terrain, continue rules discussions or perhaps play a game of FOW or BA.

Finale: Victory Conditions and prizes 

When:  Sunday, May  4th, 11:00am

Open to:  Participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Bring in your fully painted army to show off, and collect your share of the victory pool!  Then, use your newly painted troops to vanquish your opponent in a game of FOW or BA!

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