Pacific collector’s guide – The Armies

We have had a fantastic response to the collecting articles and in time honoured fashion we have listed the products as complete armies so you can jump straight in and get the figures to re-create armies yourself. They are all of differing styles and costs so it allows you to decide what kind of modelling or gaming project you want to start.

Bill’s US Marine Corps

Bill Bentley's USMC
This force concentrates on using the US fire & manoeuvre special rule to it’s full potential. Large numbers of veteran infantry lay down fire while the .50 cal pins down larger threats before the Satan tanks finish things off!

Lieutenant plus 1 soldier – 60
10 Veteran Infantry, BAR, SMG – 138
10 Veteran Infantry, BAR, SMG – 138
Veteran 50 Cal – 70
Stuart Flamethrower tank – 135
Lieutenant plus 1 soldier – 60
5 Veteran Infantry, SMG – 68
5 Veteran Infantry, SMG – 68
Veteran 50 Cal – 70
Stuart Flamethrower tank – 135
M3 Half track, 2 x 30 cals – 129
Total = 1000 points

Richard’s US Marine Corps

Rich Dando's USMC
This force takes a very different route to get to 1000 points. Both units of infantry, the engineers, the HQ and flamethrower teams all have potential transportation! Backed up by the massive Sherman with 105 Howitzer.

Lieutenant – 50
10 Regular Infantry – 100
10 Regular Infantry – 100
Veteran Flamethrower team – 65
Veteran Flamethrower team – 65
Veteran Sniper team – 65
LVT 4 Buffalo – 140
LVT 4 Buffalo – 140
M3 Sherman 105 Howitzer – 175
8 Engineers with Flamethrower – 100
Total = 1000 points

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Daz’s Japanese Army

Darren Jones's Japanese
Daz wanted a fully trained landing force to hit the ground running, it has a great mixture of things, some of which he created himself so we have put a few of the equivalent pieces in this list. The main reason to collect this force is so you can convert up your stolen Universal Carriers!

Lieutenant plus one soldier – 60
Forward Air Observer plus two soldiers – 95
10 Regular infantry, LMG on Bikes – 130
10 Grenadiers with 1 launcher and AT grenades, on Bikes – 155
Flamethrower team – 50
Sniper team – 50
MMG team – 50
MMG team – 50
70mm Infantry gun – 40
Ha-Go Light Tank – 90
10 SNLF, LMG, AT Grenades – 170
Total = 1000 points

Ches’ Japanese Army

Andrew Chesney's Japanese
This force allows you to take on all comers with a great mix of support weapons and various infantry types. The medium tank also lets you take on the mighty Shermans. It also takes advantage of the Iwo Jima selector with multiples of a number of weapons.

Lieutenant plus two soldiers – 70
10 Regular infantry, SMG, LMG – 123
10 Regular infantry, SMG, LMG – 123
10 Regular infantry, SMG – 103
MMG team – 50
MMG team – 50
Medium Mortar – 50
Medium Mortar – 50
70mm Infantry Gun – 40
Anti-tank rifle – 30
Sniper team – 50
3 x Suicide Anti-tank teams – 60
5 x Bamboo armed infantry – 25
Shinhoto Chi-Ha – 155
Total = 999 points

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