Neil Burt, of Troop of Shewe fame, has recently painted several of our Bolt Action US vehicles so what better time to show them off?
Simply click on the thumbnails below to see larger images of Uncle Sam’s war machines!
First to rumble into view is the monstrous M26 Pershing, the US’s first heavy tank to see action. The Pershing served at the end of WWII as well as in the Korean War, it;s 90mm main gun proving effective against German heavy armour and Soviet tanks alike.
The M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage was based on the ubiquitous M3 halftrack, with it’s fighting compartment taken up with a Maxon M45 rotating gun turret. With it’s four .50 Cal machine guns chewing up either air or ground targets, the M16 MGMC fully deserved it’s nickname, The Meatchopper!
Born out of a need to mount an upgunned turret mounting a 90mm gun, almost 200 Sherman hulls were converted to take what would become the M36 Jackson turret. The result was a bad day for German heavy armour!
Mounting an open-topped turret with a 75mm howitzer onto an M5 Stuart hull gave US forces a highly mobile self-propelled gun that saw action in most theatres of operation. The M8 Scott saw action in the Italian, the Western Front, and Pacific campaigns, as well as by the French Union and State of Vietnam during the First Indochina War.
Field modifications were a regular event in all armies during the war and the GIs were no exception. This Sherman tank has had wooden side armour added. The reason for this is a matter of some debate with popular theories being the wood prevented magnetic mines from being attached, Japanese lunge mines being less effective, or that it was there as a foundation frame for concrete armour!
All the rules for these vehicles can be found in Armies of the United States…
With this supplement for Bolt Action, players have all the information they need to field the military forces of the United States of America. Entering the war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States immediately went to war on several fronts.
In Europe and Africa, American troops battled against the Germans and Italians, while in the Pacific they faced the forces of Imperial Japan. This book allows players to choose from dozens of different troop types including Sherman tanks, Marine raiders, and paratroopers, and build a US force to fight in any theatre of the war.
Anyone buying the Armies of the United States supplement directly from us will receive this superb figure of one of the US Military’s great heroes – Lewis ‘Chesty’ Puller – absolutely free!