von BK-Markus | 26.08.2017 | eingestellt unter: Warlord Games / Bolt Action

Bolt Action: Japaner Neuheiten

Warlord Games haben neue Japaner Neuheiten in ihrem Shop.

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Inspired by German self-propelled guns the Type 4 Ho-Ro assault gun was based on a reinforced Type 97 Chi-Ha tank chassis. The Type 4 Ho-Ro mounted the Type 38 150mm howitzer. Surrounding the front of the howitzer was 25mm of armour plating – the open rear leaving the crew susceptible to close combat and shrapnel.

The 150mm gun predominantly fired Type 88 APHE (armour-piercing high explosive) rounds although it could also fire HEAT (high explosive anti-tank) shells. Ammunition was stored in a container on the rear engine deck.

Rushed into service towards the end of World War II, the Ho-Ro was deployed in batteries of four vehicles. It saw action during the Philippines Campaign and during the American assault on Okinawa where it was heavily outnumbered by US artillery assets.

  • Principal service: 1945.
  • Numbers manufactured: 25.

The Japanese did not produce any tanks of their own until 1929 and the first examples were versions of contemporary British and French models from Vickers, Renault and Carden-Lloyd. Experience in Manchuria caused the Japanese to use Russian armour as a model.

However, heavy armour played a minor part in Japan’s military strategy, and by the time her armies were obliged to face modern enemy tanks it was already too late. Such tanks as were available were lightly armoured and poorly armed compared to those used by the Allies.

Outgunned as they were by enemy armour they could still be effective against troop formations and many were adapted to carry other weaponry such as the 150mm howitzer married with the Chi-HA to produce the Ho-Ro Assault gun

The Ho-Ro enters Bolt Action

If fielded in batteries of two a devastating bombardment will break an enemy defence in a matter of turns, force your enemy on to the back foot ready for your IJA troops to sweep in (mounted in their new Type 97 Trucks) for victory!

This box set contains:

  • Plastic, resin and metal Type 4 Ho-Ro Assault Gun – includes detailed Japanese artillery crew!
  • Bolt Action Stat card
  • Full colour waterslide decal sheet
  • Construction and painting guide
  • Damage markers

Preis: 22.00 GBP

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The Japanese Light Truck Type 97 was based on the Isuzu truck TX40, sharing parts common to the Type 94 Truck. The Type 97 could be found in almost all areas of the Pacific war as a principle truck for the IJA until wars end.

  • Principal service: 1937–45
  • Weight : 3.008 ton
  • Dimensions: 5.865 x 2.17 x 2.25(h) m
  • Speed (max) : 75 km/hr
  • Engine : Gasoline Engine 52 HP
  • Loading Capacity : 1.5 ton
  • Manufacturer : Isuzu

Japanese trucks were inclined to be narrow to suit local roads and had high ground clearance to cope with uneven surfaces. They tended to be quite heavy compared to British equivalents and some were almost exact copies of the 1939 Chevrolet.

Preis: 22.00 GBP

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Perfectly sized to fit a Chi-Ha or any other Japanese or other nationalities small to medium tanks  This detailed resin terrain piece is perfect for protecting your prized vehicle as it waits to greet your enemies head on!

Dug In Vehicles in Bolt Action

On the defensive, it was common practice to dig in tanks as well as men, albeit considerably more digging was required! While the tank sacrifices its mobility, it gains protection by reducing its target size and not having its more vulnerable treads and hull exposed to enemy fire. Dug In vehicles (such as the special resin dug in Chi-Ha) count as being in Hard Cover to attackers and count immobilised damage results as crew stunned instead. Dug In vehicles may not of course move during the game.

Tank Emplacements in Bolt Action

In many theatres where the war had ground to a temporary stop, both sides would often prepare temporary defensive emplacements. These would provide effective cover to operate from should the enemy advance, with time to prepare they could be excellent ambush points if camouflaged. If the enemy targeted you with artillery the vehicle could make its escape and reposition from other prepared emplacements. Emplaced vehicles count as being in hard cover if more than 50% of the entire vehicle is hidden from the attacker’s sight.

Preis: 12.00 GBP

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With multiple Type 97’s, the Japanese will be quick into close quarters battle! Reinforce this with the new Type 4 Ho-Ro and this unit will win for the empire!

Preis: 100.00 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


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, Kings of War, Wild West Exodus, Batman, Collision, Dystopian Wars, Draculas America, Spitfyre, Kill Team, Summoners, Eden, SW Legion und Wolsung.

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  • Endlich ein Lkw für die Japaner! Der wird seinen Weg auf meinen Basteltisch finden, füher oder später.
    Die Stellung ist auch nett, klar, kann man sicher auch selber bauen, aber trotzdem hübsches Geländestück.
    Beim Ho-Ro … wenn sie das Plastik – Chi-Ha Fahrgestell „recyceln“ wollten (anders kann ich mir ein Plastikmodell für ein Fahrzeug mit 25 real gebauten Exemplaren UND bereits vorhandenem Resinmodell kaum erklären), gäbs da noch den Shi-Ki, Chi-He, Ho-Ni 1 und Ho-Ni 2, bislang alle ohne Modell.

    Das Fahrzeug auf dem Schachtelbild trägt übrigens die Symbole von zwei verschiedenen Regimentern gleichzeitig 🙂

  • Hab erst neulich einige Fahrzeuge gebaut darunter So-Mo,Chi-Nu und die kleine Type 94 Tankette.
    Wollte mit der Bemalung starten aber warte noch etwas damit. Die Meldung das es jetzt einen
    Isuzu-Truck für die Japaner gibt ist Perfekt da muß nochmal eine Bestellung raus und dann alles zusammen
    in einen Aufwasch bemalen.

    Für die Japaner wären noch interessant Type 89 Medium Tank, Shi-ki Command Tank, Chi-He, Type 97 Te-Ke
    vielleicht auch noch der Chi-To. Bin auch schon gespannt was die Japaner in Konflikt 47 so alles mitbringen.

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