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Bolt Action - Japan: Imperial Japanese Infantry Set + Digital Guide: New Guinea

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Bolt Action - Japan: The Intricacies of the Imperial Japanese Infantry Set


For the passionate historical wargamer, diving deep into the annals of World War II is more than just a hobby—it's a journey. One of the most captivating aspects of this journey is exploring the unique forces that played pivotal roles in the war. Today, we'll delve into the Bolt Action - Japan: Imperial Japanese Infantry Set, a gem for any wargaming enthusiast.

The Historical Significance of the Imperial Japanese Infantry Set

The Imperial Japanese Infantry was a force to be reckoned with during WWII. Their unwavering dedication, unique combat strategies, and the sheer will to fight for their homeland made them formidable opponents. This infantry set not only captures the essence of their spirit but also provides a detailed representation of the soldiers that once marched through the Pacific.

Painting Guide for Bolt Action Japanese Infantry

A key part of bringing these miniatures to life is the painting process. Start with a base coat that mimics the traditional colors of the Japanese infantry. Earthy tones, combined with the distinct khaki of their uniforms, will set the stage. Don't forget the intricate details like the badges, weaponry, and facial features. A well-painted miniature can transport you back in time, right into the heart of a WWII battle.

Bolt Action Japan Infantry Tactics: A Deep Dive

The tactics employed by the Japanese infantry were distinct and often caught their adversaries off guard. Guerrilla warfare, night raids, and the infamous Banzai charges were all part of their strategic arsenal. When recreating battles with the Imperial Japanese Infantry Set, understanding these tactics can provide an edge and enhance the gameplay experience.

Comparing Bolt Action Imperial Japanese Infantry Miniatures

While the Imperial Japanese Infantry Set stands out on its own, it's also worth comparing it with other miniatures in the Bolt Action series. The attention to detail, scale, and authenticity remains consistent, making it a valuable addition to any wargamer's collection.


The Bolt Action - Japan: Imperial Japanese Infantry Set is more than just a collection of miniatures. It's a bridge to the past, a tool for education, and a source of endless entertainment for wargaming enthusiasts. Whether you're painting them, strategizing with them, or simply admiring them, they serve as a testament to Wargames Delivered's commitment to providing value to the gaming community.

This plastic box set contains enough parts to make 30 plastic Japanese infantry armed with:

  • Arisaka rifle
  • Light 'knee' mortar
  • Hand grenades
  • Type 99 Light machine gun (and bayonet!)
  • Type 14 Nambu pistol
  • Flag pole
  • NCO's Shin Gunto sword
  • Anti-tank lunge mine
  • Arisaka rifle with bayonet
  • Type 100 sub-machine gun

Plus lots of accessories including a bugle and full-colour devotional banner and flag sheet!