Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Type 92 Infantry gun (九二式歩兵砲

These are more 15mm Peter Pig miniatures. They come in packs of 2 so I have used just 1/2 a pack of crew. This will allow me to put the remaining crew either with different cannon or Allow me to buy another pack of these. As the crew come in 3 different poses I was less keen on the same figure repeated on each base more than once. So 2 figures and not 3 was my choice.

The (九二式歩兵砲 Kyūni-shiki Hoheihō Battalion howitzer was a very good gun being both light and effective.  It was light enough to drag through jungle settings and as it fired High explosive Smoke and Armoured Piercing rounds.

In PBI if has a gun factor of 6 when used in anti tank so it would be possible to destroy a Sherman but it would be lucky to do so. But something like a Stuart would be a much easier kill. So while not a dedicated Anti tank weapon it was still capable. 

Used extensively in Manchuria/China as well as the Pacific Islands Captured ones were also used by the US Marines. 

That is it for today. Just 2 more stands for my Pacific war project.

Take care all the best Clint

 

16 comments:

  1. This is quite a force you are building up Clint, more great additions.

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  2. Thank you Michael. Only 4 stands finished so far so a LONG way to go.

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  3. These are great, Japanese in 15mm, whats not to like? The main enemy for the Sherman has to be tank hunter heroes, they love to take a tank with them!

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. I am trying to de-focus on tanks so shermans will in my games be quite rare. (I hope but I already know Graham has purchased some Lee (M3 ) models.

      Tank Hunters would be the way to go though of that there is little doubt.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. Just 2 stands, but they could be used either separately on in even larger groups.

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  5. I do admire your skill at painting figures so small. Painting these would drive me nuts!

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    1. Thank you Bryan. What makes you think it effects me any less. And what makes you think that I am not already nuts!?

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  6. Great work, Clint. I own PBI but have never, sadly, played it. Hopefully you'll do an AAR at some point?

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    1. Thanks Simon there have already been some AAR's on this blog. One of the issues with PBI reports is that the game can (sometimes) have a lot going on. As such it can be hard to write a report without writing FAR too much.

      But if you scan back on the PBI link you will find some.

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  7. Nice looking guns - like blaxkleric i own a copy of pbi and have never played it too, though all my PeterPig ww2 figures are based for it. One day.

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    1. Thank you Dannoc. Like all rules they will not suit everyone. But each army does have it's own "Flavour" and the rues at company level do give a good game as far as I am concerned.

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  8. It may be "just two more stands", but they're good additions to the Japanese forces.

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    1. Thank you Joe. A couple more things started now as well. Japanese dead, Japanese snipers, Japanese command and Dutch fleet. Dead finished first I think

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