Scottish Nationals 2021

Hi folks and welcome to the 2021 Scottish Nationals, this event will bring together like-minded gamers from across globe for two days of rolling dice and having some fun.  The aim of the event is to encourage growth in the Bolt Action community and some friendly competitive play amongst the players……. Game On.

The event wis being run by Craig and Paul and is taking place as the first official Warlord National tournament, other National events are being planned…… stay tuned!

Event Details:

The event will be run over two days at Knightly Games, 2-6 Hopetoun Street, Bathgate, EH48 4EU

Day One: October 23rd

  • Registration: 9 am
  • Game 1: 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
  • Lunch: 12:15 pm
  • Game 2: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Game 3: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Day Two: October 24th

  • Game 4: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30
  • Game 5: – 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Clear up and prize giving 4:30 pm

For those travelling and looking to book a hotel we are in the process of arranging a discount with a local hotel, please stay with us on this.

Friday 22nd the venue has offered to host us for a casual night with food provided. The shop also has a large library of board games.


Tickets for the event are £35 for the two day event, any money that is not used for the event will be donated to the Military Museum Scotland (Check them out on Facebook).

This ticket price includes Lunch and morning snacks each day.

Payments will be made via PayPal to, please put your name in the comment section and if possible any dietary requirements such as Gluten Free or Veggie    

Force Selection:

The rules for force selection which we are adopting this year are designed with a view to putting together armies that are reasonably well balanced in play; the purpose of these force selection rules is to enable players who wish to do so to choose well-matched, competitive, and entertaining forces with which to play a challenging game.

When submitting your Army Lists, please use the template Microsoft Excel form which will be issued out with the purchase of a ticket.

A force must comprise a maximum of two reinforced platoons with a combined total of no more than 1250 points.

Each reinforced platoon is made up as per the table below, using units picked from the reinforced platoons from the “Armies of” series of books and reinforced platoons from Armies of China in the “Empire in Flames” and the Armies of Australia in the “Campaign New Guinea” book.

Units may be chosen from theatre and campaign books as outlined in the FAQ, these unit entries must state that the unit may be taken in a Generic Reinforced Platoon.

Reinforced Platoon:

1 Lieutenant – First or Second
2 Infantry squads

0–3 Infantry squads
0–1 Captain or Major
0–1 Medic
0–1 Forward Observer (either Artillery or Air)
0–1 Machine gun team
0–1 Mortar team
0–1 Sniper team
0–1 Flamethrower team
0–1 Anti-tank team
0–1 Field Artillery, Anti-aircraft or Anti-tank gun
0–1 Armoured Car
0–1 Tank, Tank Destroyer, Anti-aircraft vehicle or Self-propelled Artillery
0–1 Transport vehicle or tow (soft-skins or armoured) per infantry and artillery unit in the reinforced platoon.

When picking a force begin with the first reinforced platoon and start by fulfilling its minimum requirement of 1 lieutenant and 2 infantry squads. Once this is done, pick from the other units given until the total requisition value of your units reaches the agreed maximum value for the force or as close as you can get.

So long as you have sufficient points remaining, you can always stop at any stage and start again with a second reinforced platoon as your points will allow.

Note that transports can always be included up to one vehicle for every infantry and artillery unit in the reinforced platoon. This enables infantry to be mounted into carriers if desired, HQ units to have jeeps or similar vehicles, and artillery and anti-tank guns to have prime movers.

If a vehicle listed as a transport/tow picks a weapon option that means the transport loses its transport/towing ability, it no longer counts as a transport/tow for the purposes of force selection, but as either an armoured car (if wheeled and with damage value 7+ or worse) or an anti- aircraft or self-propelled artillery vehicle otherwise.

Army lists need to be sent in by 1st October 2021 where they will be checked for composition and then the draws for the first round will be randomly decided.  List should be sent using the template to please put your name in the appropriate box on the template and in the subject of the email, this template can be found below. Please ensure that you are specific on the type of units being take, for example we need to know which version of Sherman you are taking.

Army Restrictions:

  • No Additional Army PDF’s
  • No Named Characters
  • No War Correspondents
  • The event will use the errata and FAQ that is valid from 1st October 2021 and errata, or FAQ issued after will not be valid.
  • Lists should be submitted using the Template provided only and not via Easy Army, and lists submitted via Easy Army will be returned to the player for re submission.
  • Army lists should be sent to

Painting and Modelling:

  • Painting should be 3 colours minimum
  • Models should be based.
  • Models must be WYSIWYG and should resemble what they are supposed to be, for example weapon upgrades need to be modelled onto the vehicles.
  • Models should be 28mm in scale.


  • Each of the five missions played over the weekend will be randomly selected from the missions in the Warlord Games competitive play document at the end of the this pack.
  • Each round will last a maximum of 2 Hours 30 minutes.
  • A warning will be issued when there is 30 minutes on the clock and then again at 15 minutes by the tournament organizers.
  • When the tournament organizers call time, players may finish the current dice activation.

Battle Ready:

  • Each player is expected to arrive at the event with a selection of dice, Order dice, Pin markers, Tape Measure, objective markers, FAQ, Errata, Army Book, Rule Book, Copies of their Army List


Win – 3

Draw – 1

Loss – 0

The winner of each mission will be based upon the victory conditions laid out in each mission.

Kill dice will be recorded for each game and player to act as a tie breaker should this occur.

A scoring sheet will be issued to each table during the round and will require to be signed by both players.

The event will use Best Coast Pairings.

Prizes will be awarded for the following:

1st Place – Gaming Mat

2nd Place

3rd Place

Scottish Champion (this will be awarded to the highest placed Scottish player)

Players Choice Painting – Kromlech Voucher

The Statler and Waldorf T/O Best Army Prize (google it if you’re not sure who they are)

Wooden Spoon

The intention is to have a prize table as in previous years however this will depend on the prizes available. Special thanks go to Alistair Unicomb for donating the previous years prizes to this years event.

Player Conduct Rules:

Slow play: Should a player believe their opponent is playing slow then, if possible, discuss this with your opponent as there may be a legitimate reason for the slow play, should this fail to resolve the matter contact Craig or Paul.

Offensive Language: Please be aware that this is an event which is being held in a public gaming store and while we will be in an area far from the shop can all players ensure they keep bad language to a low level.

Offensive Imagery: Offensive imagery or iconography is not permitted in this event, and should you have concerns that your force contains offensive imagery please contact the Tournament organisers.  Should models be brought to the event that contain offensive imagery they will not be allowed to be used in the event. This is to comply with the Venues choice and to allow Warlord Games to feature photos of the event and the painted forces.   

Covid-19: As we all are aware the worlds in a bit of a weird place right now and due to this, we will need to remain flexible in regards the event. Social distancing and other Covid-19 regulations will be in play at the event, this obviously depends on the rules at the time.  Should the event be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions entry fees will be refunded to the players. Unfortunately, the event will not be liable to reimbursement of travel or accommodation costs.