AMERICA SET 3 IS OUT

The U.S. Set #3 is finally out : In this post I want to take a look at what you get:

 

  1. Infantry: The “late war infantry” as they are described on our website are spec-ed out in the rules as “Heavy Infantry”. These are equipped with the best late-war weapons which would include shape-charged anti-tank weapons (bazookas!) which accounts for the Target Selection :1 (Armor-class units)
  2. M3A2 Halftracks:  These are regular half-tracks (no special treatment in the rules).  If you prefer to us them as “Advanced Mechanized” although if you have Amerika the the M75 really has a nice look.
  3. 155mm “Long Tom”: These are great for use as advanced artillery (i.e. from technology development chart)
  4. Greyhound Armored Car:  These are a new unit to Global War – at least – they are now modeled for use with the rules.  They are an Attack 3, Defense 2 – representing somewhat of a smaller but more mobile unit that can provide a quick attack but will suffer on defense because its not as large as an infantry corps.
  5. M4A3 Shermans: Again, no special rules for these guys but they are a cut above the “Sherman” you got in other sets. They are nicely detailed.
  6. Pershing Tank: The Pershing is ideal for representing heavy armor per the Global War technology development chart.
  7. P-47 Thunderbolt:  Now here is a fun one to use: It can fly as a fighter or a tactical bomber making it a profoundly versatile weapon for the US player.
  8. SB2C Helldiver:  This is your standard tactical bomber, no separate rules.
  9. B-24 Liberator Heavy Bomber: This weapon makes a good Heavy Strategic Bomber (another technology development)
  10. P-80 Shooting Star: This unit can be used to represent US jets when they are developed through the tech development process – and can I add here – there is no more “all of the sudden” all your prop planes turn into jets.  You do have to buy them so you are going to need some of these.
  11. Omaha Class Light Cruiser:  The light cruiser has, up to now, been absent from the table but no more. Light cruisers are a step between your 4/4 destroyer and your 6/6 cruiser. A lot of nations had been building them during the Washington Naval Treaty since they were limited on heavy cruisers and battleships.
  12. Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser: This unit makes a beautiful standard cruiser
  13. South Dakota Class Battleship: This is a standard battleship except for one thing – its a later war “Fast”Battleship with a move of 3 and won’t slow your fleet down.
  14. Essex Class Fleet Carrier:  A beautiful, US Carrier – great for setting your P-80s on.

 

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