von BK-Markus | 05.08.2017 | eingestellt unter: Warlord Games / Bolt Action

Bolt Action: Die Australier kommen!

Warlord Games präsentieren die Australier für Bolt Action und zwar als ganze Armee.

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In early 1943, the Australian Army reorganised its militia and Australian Imperial Force divisions into a lighter version of the standard British Army organisation.

These new Jungle Divisions, had vastly more short-ranged firepower, 981 SMGs as to the previous 400, for instance. The lack of roads or open terrain saw the men of now unnecessary support, transport and anti-aircraft units reassigned to the rifle platoons. The number of field engineers was doubled to overcome the thousands of rivers needing to be crossed and to deal with Japanese booby traps.

This box contains:

  • 1 NCO with SMG
  • 2-man Bren Gun LMG team
  • 4 soldiers with rifles
  • 3 soldiers with SMGs

Preis: 15.00 GBP

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The militia was trained and equipped to a lesser degree than their regular counterparts in the Australian Imperial Force and only allowed to be deployed within Australia and its mandated territories. This led to the AIF’s derogatory nickname of Chockos, for the militia – chocolate soldiers who would melt in the heat of battle. There was little love lost between the formations although by war’s end a mutual respect was earned.

This box contains a 10-man section consisting of:

  • 1 NCO with SMG
  • 2-man Lewis Gun LMG team
  • 7 militiamen with rifles

Preis: 15.00 GBP

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These were local men recruited in New Guinea and led by Australian officers and senior NCOs. They were superb jungle fighters who, being local men, were particularly good at reconnaissance. They were also almost impossible to ambush. They fought from the Kokoda campaign right through to end of the war against Imperial Japan.

This set contains a metal 10-man section consisting of:

  • 1 NCO with SMG
  • 9 Papuan men with rifles

Preis: 15.00 GBP

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The ubiquitous 25-pdr was the standard artillery piece of the Australian Army in the Pacific Theatre, as it had been in the desert. The complete lack of roads and the dense jungle terrain encountered on the Pacific islands meant that deploying these guns was extremely difficult.

One solution was to modify the gun by removing the gun shield and shortening the barrel. These were known as the 25-pdr ‘Short’ and were 500kg lighter than the original, able to be manhandled and air-dropped.

Contains:

  • 1 metal Short 25pdr artillery piece
  • 3 metal crew

Preis: 13.00 GBP

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The Australian Army was supplied by Britain with the PIAT anti-tank weapon, but this saw only extremely limited use by the Australians, as the threat from Japanese tanks was minimal. The weapon found more use against Japanese emplacements as an improvised bunker-buster than the role it was designed for.

The AIF Divisions brought their anti-tank rifles back with them from the desert campaigns and did continue to find a limited use for them in the early battles against the rare sight of enemy tanks, or the more common use of firing them at Japanese bunkers.

Preis: 6.00 GBP

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Many Australian officers who commanded militia units in the far flung corners of New Guinea and its surrounding islands were veterans of World War I but had spent decades in civilian trades. By 1943, most officers were either AIF veterans of the campaigns in the Middle East and North Africa or hard-pressed militiamen who had learned their trade on the front lines in New Guinea.

Warlord sculptor Steve Salah has pulled out all the stops to create a range of stunning & characterful miniatures. Complete your full Australian army for the New Guinea campaign, beginning with this fantastic HQ section of 1 officer & 2 rather tough looking NCO’s.

Preis: 5.00 GBP

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Australian snipers were not given much in the way of special equipment – or even scopes in some circumstances. Despite this, there were many successful sharpshooters amongst the infantry companies, many of them professional hunters in civilian life.

In early campaigns, platoons back from the desert retained their 2-inch mortar, but it was discovered they were less effective in this new environment as the thick jungle canopy meant the rounds often burst in the air.

The re-equipped Jungle Divisions were issued with limited numbers of US-made man-packed flamethrowers from 1944 onwards. These proved devastatingly effective at clearing out Japanese bunkers.

Preis: 10.00 GBP

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In most jungle operations the 3-inch mortar was the main, often only, form of artillery support available. In the reorganised Jungle Divisions, from 1943 onwards, the number of mortars was doubled to include two full platoons of these weapons.

Preis: 7.00 GBP

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Initially thought to be of limited use in jungle warfare, the first campaign against the Japanese taught the Australians the Vickers machine gun was vital for pouring on firepower before assaults. The perfect weapon for protecting the flank or holding a choke point.

Preis: 7.00 GBP

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This set is a perfect starter into the jungles of New Guinea…

  • Australian Officer Team (Pacific)
  • Australian militia infantry section (Pacific)
  • Australian Jungle Division infantry section (Pacific)
  • 2x Papuan Infantry Battalion section (Pacific)
  • Australian PIAT and anti-tank rifle teams (Pacific)
  • Australian short 25-pdr (Pacific)
  • M3 Stuart

Preis: 95.00 GBP

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  • Bolt Action Campaign: New Guinea
  • Corporal ‘Bull’ Allen – New Guinea campaign book figure
  • Australian Jungle Division infantry section
  • Australian militia infantry section (Pacific)
  • Papuan Infantry Battalion section (Pacific)
  • Australian short 25-pdr (Pacific)
  • Australian PIAT and anti-tank rifle teams (Pacific)
  • Australian medium mortar team (Pacific)
  • Australian MMG team (Pacific)
  • Australian flamethrower, light mortar and sniper teams (Pacific)
  • Australian Officer Team (Pacific)
  • Australian Matilda MkII tank (inc.CS/Frog flamethrower)

Preis: 125.00 GBP

Bolt Action ist unter anderem bei unseren Partnern Radaddel und Fantasy Warehouse erhältlich.

Die deutschsprachige Community zu Bolt Action erreicht ihr unter BoltAction.de.

Quelle: Warlord Games

BK-Markus

Stellvertretender Chefredakteur Brückenkopf-Online. Seit 2002 im Hobby und spielt folgende Systeme: Age of Sigmar, Infinity, Warzone Resurrection, Bolt Action, FOW, Warhammer 40K, Dreadball, Saga, Freebooters Fate, Black Powder, Pike and Shotte, Space Hulk, Dead Mans Hand, Bushido, Malifaux, Dropzone Commander, Dropfleet Commander, Gates of Antares und Wolsung.

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Kommentare

  • Wenn jetzt anlässlich des neuen Kampagnenbuches die Japaner auch einen Schwung neue Modelle bekommen, bin ich glücklich.
    Fallschirmjäger oder Milizen z.B.

  • Schöne Sachen, aber gerade bei solchen Sachen wie der Artillerie Mannschaft mit nacktem Oberkörper zeigt sich meiner Meinung nach auch, dass Warlord Games sich mal überlegen sollte, den Studio Paint Shop zu überdenken. Oft wirken die Figuren einfach zu “hell” und zu poppig. Auch so Beispiel sind z. B. die kürzlich erschienenen Britischen Fallschirmjägern. Auf den Produktbildern wirken die sehr mollig und dicklich(was ja zu Paratroopern nicht passt), doch ich habe die Box hier und etwas “schmutziger” bemalt wirken sie ganz anders und besser. WG macht sich da ein wenig schlechter als sie sind.

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