Two special Battalions, designated by order of the president as USMC Raiders, were formed in 1942 – hand picked, well trained, and highly motivated – they were well prepared when they first entered the fray on Makin Island at the start of the Solomons campaign and developed tactics and systems that were to shape the US marines as we see them today.
That’s an awesome 49 troops, 2 weapons, 4 vehicles, plus decals, and a dog!
If you build your army as per the 1500pt list above you’ll have a spare marine or two, use them to operate the landing craft or simply convert to your hearts desire as casualties or objective markers. The dog is a special add on to use with one spare plastic marine as a USMC War Dog Team as seen on page 104 of Empire in Flames. Check out RichD’s conversion of one here.
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted