Bolt Action - USA: Armies of the United States
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This book is a supplement for the Bolt Action World War II tabletop wargame. It contains all the background, rules and Army List information needed to field an American Army in the Bolt Action game. Inside you’ll find details of organisation and equipment covering American forces from the beginning of their involvement in the war (8 December 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor) to the very end (2 September 1945, the surrender of Japan).
As you will see the main Army List includes all the necessary gaming details for all the troop types, vehicles and equipment fielded by the Americans in World War II. Alongside this main list you will find 17 specific Theatre Selectors. These indicate which kinds of troops, weapons and vehicles are available during different phases of the war and in different theatres. During four years of fighting the American Army underwent incredible changes both in terms of equipment and military training. Following setbacks at Kasserine Pass in North Africa and all the way to the triumphal march towards Berlin, the Americans learnt from their mistakes and transformed their army into the most potent war machine of its time. By using the Theatre Selectors in conjunction with the main Army List you will find it is possible to recreate a representative American force from any point during the war.
To avoid a lot of tedious repetition, the main Army List includes all the rules needed for each kind of unit as well as all the options potentially available to it. The Theatre Selectors narrow this information down as appropriate to that specific campaign or phase of the war. The Theatre Selectors indicate the predominant kinds of troops and equipment available during a campaign or at a certain time, but exceptions are perfectly allowable so long as both players agree.