Pacific theme sets different gear for Bolt Action games, when compared to ETO games. The scenery tends to be more dense, so there's a lot of movement and fire fights happen at close range. There are tactically very different armies facing each other. Japanese are very aggressive and good at close quarters, so Marines should be very careful not get attacked suddenly from the bushes. On the other hand, Japanese should avoid prolonged fire fights with Marines, who pack quite respectable firepower, with their automatic weapons. At first, US tanks seem to dominate battle field, but after meeting suicide bombers from Japan, you have to reconsider. Human bombs are so powerful. And off course, there is those interesting landing games ahead. So after fielding Germans for some time, it's good command tough Leathernecks against fanatic warriors from the land of the rising sun. I'm inspired!
Here's some combat shots from our first fights.
|Fire fights happen at close range.|
|Marine sniper and spotter.|
|Japanese infantry moving through dense cover.|
|Japanese sniper in position.|
|US command advances.|
|US heavy metal.|
|Japanese excel in close combat.|
|Who's that guy with that package?|
|And they learned quickly, don't let suicide bomber close!|