Break your enemies will and smash their armour with the new Soviet tank war starter set, prove the might of Mother Russia comrade!
You’ll need a copy of the Bolt Action second edition Rulebook in order to play tank war. You can get a FREE mini A5 rulebook if you buy our launch offer directly from the Warlord web store.
With over 70,000 units produced the T-34 is famous for its unconventional design. When it arrived early in the war the T-34 became a threat that the German’s just couldn’t handle.
Designed to replace the monster sized KV tank series, the IS-2 was just as big and heavy but was even nastier. Equipped with a massive 122mm gun, its intention was to be a breakthrough tank, demolishing fortifications and clearing enemy positions.
This huge value starter set is filled to the brim with content, here’s the breakdown:
- 3 Plastic T-34/85 medium tanks
- 3 Plastic IS-2 heavy tank
- An A5 softcover Tank War Bolt Action supplement
- A quick start booklet
- A quick reference sheet
- A set of templates, tokens and pin markers
- Bolt Action Stat cards
- 6 Bolt Action order dice
- A set of vehicle damage markers
- Vehicle decal sheets
- Rulers and six-sided dice
Two brutal armoured platoons come from this starter set, both with the potential to break entire armies. Forming the main battle line would be the IS-2s, with tough armour, a gargantuan 122mm gun and 3 machine guns, you can send this platoon to clear the path for the follow-up task force. Which would be the T-34 Squadron, who have plenty of armour and firepower to sweep away whatever remains.
The T-34/85 and IS-2 on the battlefield
The T-34/85 became to be known as the ‘ultimate’ version of the T-34 series, combining the revolutionary design alongside an 85mm gun turret, this tank became the apex of battle tanks. Equipped with a heavy anti-tank gun and 2 MMGs, this tank can deal with the heaviest tanks alongside numerous squads of infantry.
|Cost:||188pts (inexperienced), 235pts (Regular), 282pts (Veteran).|
|Weapons:||1 turret-mounted heavy anti-tank gun with co-axial MMG and foward-facing hull-mounted MMG|
|Damage value:||9+ (medium tank).|
|Options:||OT-34/85: Replace hull-mounted MMG with flamethrower for +40pts.|
With a super heavy anti-tank gun and 3 machine guns, you want the IS-2 to take down dangerous enemy units. Coupled with a 10+ armour stat, you can almost guarantee it’s survival to boot.
|Cost:||256pts (Inexperienced), 320pts (Regular), 384pts (Veteran).|
|Weapons:||1 turret-mounted heavy anti-tank gun with co-axial MMG, 1 turret-mounted rear-facing MMG, and 1 forward-facing hull-mounted MMG|
|Damage value:||10+ (Heavy Tank).|
|Options:||May add a pintle-mounted HMG for +25pts|
Don’t forget, you’ll need to have a copy of the Bolt Action rulebook and then you’ll be set to play! Grab it here!
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Crush your enemy!