Warlord: Australian Jungle Division

The Australian Jungle Division Infantry Section is heading to Bolt Action!

via Warlord Games

Forming the backbone of the Australian army in the Pacific is the new Jungle Division infantry section.

Australian Jungle Division Infantry Section

In early 1943, the Australian Army reorganised its militia and Australian Imperial Force divisions into a lighter version of the standard British Army organisation.

These new Jungle Divisions, had vastly more short-ranged firepower, 981 SMGs as to the previous 400, for instance. The lack of roads or open terrain saw the men of now unnecessary support, transport and anti-aircraft units reassigned to the rifle platoons. The number of field engineers was doubled to overcome the thousands of rivers needing to be crossed and to deal with Japanese booby traps.

This box contains:

  • 1 NCO with SMG
  • 2-man Bren Gun LMG team
  • 4 soldiers with rifles
  • 3 soldiers with SMGs

Grab the latest expansion! New Guinea!

401010004 Bolt Action Campaign New Guinea 600x72 plus fig

Campaign New Guinea

Gear up and head to war!

 

Australian Army

This set is a perfect starter into the jungles of New Guinea…

  • Australian Officer Team (Pacific)
  • Australian militia infantry section (Pacific)
  • Australian Jungle Division infantry section (Pacific)
  • 2x Papuan Infantry Battalion section (Pacific)
  • Australian PIAT and anti-tank rifle teams (Pacific)
  • Australian short 25-pdr (Pacific)
  • M3 Stuart

Or grab one of everything, providing plenty of choices to surprise your enemy with…

 

Australian Release Bundle

 

Take the fight down under with the new Australian Jungle Infantry Section!

  • af

    Pretty cool looking figures! A shame I don’t collect WW2 in 28mm…

    • CloakingDonkey

      It’s never too late to see the light :>

    • bob82ca

      You gotta switch off of that Flames of War stuff. It’s the wrong scale to re-enact WW2. Bunch of infantry on a base like you’re playing Epic 40k or something. 50 tanks on the table…No, WW2 should be more skirmish. And all your favorite scenes from war movies are better realised in Bolt Action.

      • af

        Are you replying to me? Because I don’t play either Bolt Action or FoW. I play Crossfire, which is company-level infantry, with basically no vehicles, so no tank parking problem. It can be played in any scale, but it makes more visual sense in either 15mm or 1/72; I use the latter. It’s not a competitive game, but it’s a (in my opinion) revolutionary ruleset which is guaranteed to be unlike any other WW2 game you’ve played. Note that it doesn’t play AT ALL like FoW; they belong in different levels of abstraction. If it sounds intriguing, I recommend Balagan’s site (just google balagan and crossfire).

  • euansmith

    Strewth, Bruce, she’s fair dinkum!

    • Snord

      That comment confirms you to be a “pom” of a certain age, Euansmith…

      The figures look better than some of their other metals, but I wish they were plastic (I know – the demand isn’t there to justify plastic Aussies). But with this range and the Sea Lion stuff, you’d think they would have at least done the Matilda in plastic. The Australians used them right up to the end of the war.

      • euansmith

        You cut me to the quick, sir! I would contend that I am not merely a “pom”, but a “winging pom”!

        I really like that this range includes some Papuans. Plastic Aussies could be fun for Imperial Guard, plus, wouldn’t they work for Korean and maybe, with a weapon upgrade sprue, Vietnam?

        • Snord

          There’s an ‘h’ in “whinging”, mate. Stone the bloomin’ crows…

          They called the Papuans “fuzzy wuzzy angels”, a term which was meant affectionately but which hasn’t aged well.