New: Chi-Ha Platoon

The Japanese empire has waited long enough to bloom and with the new Chi-Ha platoon they are poised to take the entire pacific.

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Even the emperor is pleased with what this box contains:

  • Enough plastic components to make 3 Chi-Ha’s
  • Blast markers?
  • Decal sheets?
  • Stat card?
  • A detailed booklet describing how to build and paint your Chi-Ha’s!

 

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Chi-Ha

With over 2,100 units made, the Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank was the second most produced Japanese medium tank of World War II, after the smaller Type 95 Ha-Go. It saw extensive action in the Second Sino Japanese War, the Battles of Khalkhin Gol against the Soviet Union, and throughout World War II.
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The driver sat on the right and hull machine gunner to the left. The tank commander also acted as the gunner, assisted by a loader/radioman/rear machine-gunner. The Chi-Ha had no intercom so the driver had to respond to a series of twelve buttons in the turret linked to buzzers sited near the driver for instructions.

Although the Chi-Ha had no coaxial machine-gun it had a rear turret machine-gun. The turret was equipped with a relatively large commander cupola. Later, a horse-shoe radio aerial was mounted – a feature of many WWII Japanese tanks.
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The Chi-Ha in Bolt Action

Cost: 108pts (inexperienced), 135pts (Regular), 162pts (Veteran).
Weapons: one turret-mounted light howitzer, one turret-mounted rear facing MMG, and one forward facing hull-mounted MMG.
Damage value: 8+ (light tank).

Type 97-Kai Shinhoto Chi-Ha

Much like many if not all tanks during the war, the Chi-Ha just couldn’t cut it anymore so the Type 97 Chi-Ha was later up-gunned in a newly designed turret and designated the Type 97-Kai Shinhoto Chi-Ha.
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This saw the current Chi-Ha become outfitted with the type 47mm tank gun whilst retaining the 2 7.7mm machine guns. Additionally, the armour also became much thicker with it now boasting 20-33mm thick armour.

Whilst this did increase the number of crew needed to 5 and the weight to 16 tonnes, it was far more comparable to the American tanks it now saw itself fighting instead of the light Soviet tanks it did fight.
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The Chi-Ha in Bolt Action

Cost: 124pts (inexperienced), 155pts (Regular), 186pts (Veteran).
Weapons: one turret-mounted medium anti-tank, one turret-mounted rear facing MMG, and one forward facing hull-mounted MMG.
Damage value: 8+ (light tank).

For Japan!

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