Bolt Action: Pre-Order Plastic M3 Stuart

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The versatile scout tank used by Allied forces is now available in plastic!

The M3 Stuart was the first American-crewed tanks to engage in tank vs tank combat in WWII. It was used by US, British, and Commonwealth forces in multiple theaters – including Africa, Europe, and Russia.

It is known by several names: General Stuart, Honey, Light Tank… and now you can pick it up in plastic from Warlord Games.

Some Background on the little tank that could…via Wikipedia

The M3 Stuart, formally Light Tank M3, is an American light tank of World War II. It was supplied to British and Commonwealth forces under lend-lease prior to the entry of the U.S. into the war. Thereafter, it was used by U.S. and Allied forces until the end of the war.

The name General Stuart or Stuart given by the British comes from the American Civil War Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank. In British service, it also had the unofficial nickname of Honey after a tank driver remarked “She’s a honey”. To the United States Army, the tanks were officially known only as “Light Tank M3” and “Light Tank M5”.

The M3 Stuarts were the first American-crewed tanks in World War II to engage the enemy in tank versus tank combat.

Plastic M3 Stuart – $29.00

  • 5 MMG
  • Flamethrower
  • External Fuel tanks
  • Sand guards
  • Rounded or plate turret variants

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M3 Stuart in Bolt Action

Cost: 100pts (inexperienced), 125pts (regular)
Weapons: 1 turret-mounted light anti-tank gun with coaxial MMG and 2 forward facing, hull-mounted MMGs
Damage Value: 8+ (light tank)
Options:
May be a “Recce” vehicle for +10pts
Special Rules:
Recce: If option is chosen
Vulnerable: Because of the riveted construction, all shots to the side and rear of the vehicle get an additional +1 penetration modifier (i.e. in total, +2 for side hits and +3 for rear hits)

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~I love the Stuart – such a quick plucky tank!

  • markdawg

    Been wanting this one for a long time.

  • Skewiff

    I like the Stuart, I prefer the Chaffee …. 🙂

  • Seienchin

    I like the design of the M3 but does it fit into a TT game? It was historically very weak and only really good for reconnaiscance. I am not sure how this translates well into a game.

  • euansmith

    Woo-hoo! The Haunted Tank in miniature form! Now to buy a mounted Confederate General to go with it. http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c5e2db8f4085ed423fc2370728f13265649faac878c092acb00c48cbad73e69.jpg

  • D_Ork

    Is “light anti-tank gun” all the detail that BA has for cannons?

  • zeno666

    I’m kind of repeating a question I asked in an earlier BT article since this one is more fresh 🙂

    How many Stuarts could you fit into a normal point list?
    And how many _would_ you fit into such a list?

    I’m curious about BT

    • Skewiff

      A normal game of BA2 would be 1000 points for us. It would normally include one force org chart and therefore you could have in it: one tank, one artillery, an AA machine of some sort, an armoured car and some transports for the troops. One can easily in 1K run two Reinforced Platoons (FOCs), allowing 2 tanks.

      AND (there is also an and), we play the Mechanised Company equivalent game a LOT, where we all load out all our tanks, so 15 odd tanks a side – which is great fun 🙂

      • Skewiff

        I love the rich history of warhammer and 40K. My Salamanders were so rich in history etc. However, there is something special in using my Panzer IV and Fallschirmjager 🙂

      • zeno666

        Thanks!
        What sized table is Mechanised Company played on?

        • Skewiff

          6×4 normally

    • markdawg

      If you play @ 1250 and you are using Reinforced platoon force organization then you can have 2. If you play an armored platoon then you could take 5.

  • Satyan Patel

    Warlord Games just sent me an email they having a tank sale for Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving here in the States). 20% off resin, and 25% off plastic.