Building an Imperial Japanese Army for Bolt Action: A Beginner's Guide
Warlord Games’ Bolt Action is a rich and immersive tabletop miniature wargame that takes you into the heart of World War II, allowing you to recreate historical battles or create your own alternative histories. One of the more unique factions you can command is the Imperial Japanese Army, known for its unique tactics and fearless soldiers. In this blog post, we will discuss how to start your Imperial Japanese force and answer some of the most common questions beginners might have.
The Imperial Japanese Army in Bolt Action has a wide range of units and miniatures available, capturing the diverse composition of this historical fighting force. From basic infantry units such as the Japanese Infantry Section to specialists like the SNLF squad, to the tanks like the Type 97 Chi-Ha and artillery pieces like the Type 94 75mm Mountain Gun, there are plenty of options. Each unit comes with its own set of skills and attributes, allowing for various tactical combinations on the battlefield.
The Imperial Japanese Army is renowned for its tenacity and discipline. This is reflected in their Bolt Action rules with their "Banzai!" special rule, which reflects their aggressive assault tactics. However, this can also lead to a reckless approach, leaving your forces vulnerable if not strategically employed. Japanese forces also typically lack the heavy tanks and artillery found in other armies, requiring players to rely more on infantry tactics and ambushes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bolt Action - Japan
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