Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WW2 Japanese Infantry

Sticking with the World War two theme but veering wildly over to the Pacific Theatre….

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)

Japanese Infantry. Handy for battling against Canadians in Hong Kong. Or I suppose I could bust out the Warlord Chinese (well… the few that haven’t been re-based for DBA…). Heck, I could even have them fighting against the Russians!? Of course for any Pulp Adventure games set in the South Pacific these guys could always pop up as the evil menace (or erstwhile-enemies-cum-reluctant-allies against some GREATER EVIL?)!

I THINK these are from Battle Honors… I think … I got them off ebay… the listing didn’t say… can’t find any pics on Battle Honors web site…

As I mentioned on the previous post, I really like these. Oh, sure, like pretty much EVERY 28mm figure out there they’re a bit on the chunky side. But they’re pretty simple and easy to paint and there wasn’t any guessing as to what things were supposed to be and there’s a bunch of kneeling guys. I love kneeling figures – especially in more modern conflicts (1900+). It drives me cRaZy when figure lines have prone machinegunners and everyone else is (or 90% of them are) standing!?

It was nice getting these out of the way - even though there is no immediate need for them - because they are the only WW2 Japanese I have and I can honestly say "I am FINISHED ALL of my 28mm WW2 Japanese..." There is something satisfying in that... However small the number of them may be...

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Hard to tell… nothing rapidly approaching completion. I did get a Russian HMG team in the mail yesterday and I may paint that up in a hurry just to “keep on top” of the Russians…. (of course I still have that GAZ light truck and the 76mm gun to paint as well…). I should really get to work on some Germans – as they will be the next most useful thing in the current WW2 campaigning. That or some more pulp adventure stuff for the Realms of Cthulhu campaign on Savage Saturday Night


  1. Like these guys a lot.
    As you say, the Japanese are very flexible (you could even run a multi-national Shanghai 1937 game...)
    I'm with you on the kneeling too. It's what I really like about the Stargrunt figures I recently finished. A good third of the infantry are kneeling

  2. Cheers!

    It has been brought to my attention that these are, in fact, NOT Battle Honors miniatures. They are from First Corps! Thanks to Helen (Tank Girl) for that!

  3. Tim, your Japanese look great. Keep up the good work.