Providing long range fire support for US commanders, the 75mm pack howitzer makes its way into battle hardened hands of the USMC – raining shells from above onto the enemies of Uncle Sam!
The 75mm howitzer saw combat during the Second World War with the US Marine Corps. Being designed in such a way that it could be broken down into several pieces and carried by pack animals, hence its name, it was an ideal support weapon in the steep hills and jungle terrain of the Far East.
The rules for the 75mm Howitzer can be found in the Armies of the United States along with the rules for the rest of the massed forces of Uncle Sam. If your focus is going to be the steamy jungles of the Far East then look no further than Empire in Flames:
Our latest Bolt Action Theatre Book is avilable to pre-order now. Empires In Flames – the Pacific and Far East is supplied with a free exclusive miniature of USMC Medal of Honour winner, Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone – supplied only with copies of the book ordered direct through the Warlord webstore, in person at Warlord HQ or from our stand at shows.
This new Theatre Book for Bolt Action is focused on the Far East and Pacific theatres during the Second World War. It opens with the Japanese invasion of China two years before the official start of World War II in Europe and ends with the Allied plans to invade the Japanese home islands in 1945.
How did the relatively small, lightly equipped Japanese Army conquer the territories of the colonial powers so quickly? How were they eventually stopped and what kind of battles were fought? What was the terrain like and what factor did it play tactically? Our hope is that by answering these and other questions players can enjoy a more rewarding game and perhaps gain a glimpse of what the brave men of many nations endured in the Pacific Theatre.
Packed with new scenarios, special rules and units – this new Theatre Book offers a heap of new possibilities for new Bolt Action players and seasoned Veterans alike – giving you everything you need to recreate the devastating battles and campaigns of this theatre of war – whether it be launching flotillas of Landing Craft at Japanese-fortified beaches, chaotic night fights in the midst of dense jungle terrain during monsoon season or running battles in the heart of Burma.
Exclusive FREE miniature – John Basilone
Remember that when you buy one of our Theatre Books direct through the Warlord webstore, it comes with an exclusive FREE miniature, not available anywhere else!
For Empires in Flames! the exclusive model is the heroic character John Basilone winning his Medal of Honour at Guadalcanal.
Basilone was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant, and was the only Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honour (Guadalcanal) and the Navy Cross (Iwo Jima).
He served three years in the US Army in the Philippines before joining the Marine Corps in 1940. At the infamous battle of Guadalcanal, his isolated unit of two machine guns were mostly responsible for holding off a regiment-size Japanese assault for two days!
Which side will you be taking?