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Tango0106 Jul 2018 10:01 p.m. PST

"In 1853 Japan was a backward, feudal country, trying to ignore and exclude the rest of the world for fear of what modernity would do to their social order. Once the rest of the world did barge their way in, the country soon began to modernise at an incredible rate, and after winning wars with China (1894) and Russia (1905), she became a regional military power that had to be taken seriously. Her invasion and partial occupation of China in the 1930s, however, was a severe drain on her resources, and as the western powers imposed ever more stringent embargoes to show their disapproval of this blatant imperialism, Japan felt she had to seize the resources she needed to continue the war, and so attacked many Asian countries owned by Britain, the Netherlands, the USA and France. Japan knew a war with such forces could not be successful if her opponents had the time to build up their enormous resources, but when the hoped-for quick settlement failed to happen, she engaged in an often brutal war of early conquests followed by a hard-fought defence of her gains. Ultimately it was an unequal and hopeless struggle, but her armed forces fought ferociously and made sure the victories of their opponents cost them dear…."

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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2018 2:44 a.m. PST

Bayonets look a bit short.

deephorse07 Jul 2018 7:33 a.m. PST

And some nasty looking mould seams.

Tango0107 Jul 2018 11:42 a.m. PST

Glup!….


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Tgunner07 Jul 2018 6:20 p.m. PST

Too many machine-guns and not a single knee mortar in sight. Not the best mix for a wargamer.

Lee49407 Jul 2018 10:58 p.m. PST

Great for introducing your 10 year old to wargaming. Cheers!

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2018 5:59 a.m. PST

As I remember correctly Mars is reissuing various out of production figure sets and, unfortunately, tend to use the original molds meaning some of the figure sets are not the best. As to choice this is one set, I wouldnt expect it to have everything. Nice thing is you can mix with other sets. For example click on the Esci Japanese set on the same page and you will find a rather nice 50mm Type 89 aka one of the "knee" mortars.

Tango0108 Jul 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

Agree!

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