Bolt Action: Armies of Imperial Japan


Bolt Action 5

Authors: Warlord Games Agis Neugebauer

Illustrator: Peter Dennis

This 56 paperback book is the 5th Supplement for the Bolt Action miniatures rules.

Following the assault on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese military saw action across Asia, from the capture and defense of the islands of the Pacific to the occupation of territory in China and Burma. With this latest supplement for Bolt Action, players have all the information they need to build a force of the Emperor’s fanatically loyal troops and campaign through some of the most brutal battles of the war.

The contents of this book are:

What is this book?

The Imperial Japanese Army of World War II

Army List

Theatre Selectors

The major content within this book are in the Army Lists. It is in this section that authors breakdown for the gamer the organizations that they can use on their gaming table. The detailed sections in this area of the book are:

  • Reinforced Platoon
  • Army Special Rules
  • Types of Units
  • Infantry
  • Headquarters Units
  • Infantry Squads and Teams
  • Artillery
  • Anti-Aircraft Guns
  • Anti-Tank Guns
  • Vehicles
  • Assault Guns and Tank Destroyers
  • Tanks
  • Tankettes and Armored Cars
  • Anti-Aircraft Vehicles
  • Transports and Tows

As you can see, there is a wide selection of units from which the gamer can choose when including Imperial Japanese units in their games.

The Armies of Imperial Japan is an excellent reference book for the Bolt Action set of rules. They allow the gamer to expand their games to the Pacific theatre. This supplement joins the other Armies book supplements which are:

  • Armies of Germany
  • Armies of the United States
  • Armies of Great Britain
  • Armies of the Soviet Union

Available from Osprey Publications

MSRP UK £14.99/US $24.95/CAN $25.95