New: Australian Officer Team + flamethrower, light mortar and sniper teams

Leading the Australian forces into the heart of the enemy is the new Australian Officer team, with support from the new flamethrower, light mortar and sniper teams.

Officer Team

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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.

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Flamethrower, light mortar and sniper teams

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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.

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The fight for New Guinea begins!

401010004 Bolt Action Campaign New Guinea 600x72 plus fig

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Gear up and head to war!

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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

Or collect one of everything and get your hands on the upcoming jungle modified Matilda ahead of general release…

 

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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)