We’ve long wanted to do armies for our Bolt Action range of WWII miniatures that are set in the Far Eastern theatre – the Pacific, Burma, etc. With the glorious The Pacific television series by HBO now available on DVD what better time than now? So, whether you want to re-fight scenes from the series or re-enact other historical battles you can field a force of US Marines with this great boxed set.
In World War II, the United States Marine Corps played a central role in the Pacific War. The battles of Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Tarawa, Guam, Tinian, Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa all saw fierce fighting between Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army.
Amphibious assaults, night actions, island hopping, fighting and dying over mere miles of sand, on top of an unbearable climate, all tempered the USMC into a force to be reckoned with. The picturesque backdrop of crystal clear water and lush green terrain stood in stark contrast to the horror playing out around them.
Determined American men faced an equally determined, and to most of them alien, Japanese foe in some of the grisliest actions of WWII. The USMC and its bravery was made the stuff of legend during those dark years of war in the Pacific, and they continue to inspire those who enlist today.
By now you’ll have a stack of scenario ideas in mind so let’s have a look at what you get in the box…
The US Marine Corps boxed set contains the following 21 models:
• Command: Officer, Radio Operator, Stretcher Bearer, US Navy Corpsman and US Marine casualty
• USMC squad: Squad Leader with M1 Carbine, 2 NCOs with Thompson SMGs, 1 Marine with combat shotgun, 1 Marine with BAR and 5 riflemen.
• Marine with flamethrower
• 60mm mortar team
• 2-man .30 Cal LMG team
There is a sizeable range of models as you’ll see from the images below and as a result each box will have a random selection of some of the models (riflemen, Thompson-armed, etc).
Once you grab a box of tough-as-nails USMC, you can add to your force by taking advantage of our handy USMC Reinforcements. It’s a great way to order models individually and suit your personal taste. Have a look at what we’ve to offer in the gallery below. Click any model and you be whisked off to the webstore for purchase!