1 OSPREY PUBLISHING Written by: Massimo Torriani Translated by: Andrew Carless Edited by: Alessio Cavatore & Rick Priestley Cover Artwork: Peter Dennis Internal Artwork: Peter Dennis & Mike Chappell Photography: Warwick Kinrade, Mark Owen & Paul Sawyer Artefacts: John Stallard collection Miniatures painted by: Neil Burt, Andrés Amián Fernández, Darren Linington, Alan Mander, Gary Martin, Bruce Murray & Darius Wyrozebski Thanks to: Chris Allen, Simon Bargery, Andrew Chesney, JD Fako, Wojtek Flis, Paul Hicks, David Holmes, Games Korps, David Lawrence, Bernard Lewis, Steve Morgan, Agis Neugebauer, Adeptus North Texas, Phoenix Gaming Club, Dean Rapp, Jon Russell, Paul Sawyer, Adrian Shepherd and John Stallard, Dane Stephens, Jake Thornton, Wyvern Wargamers ospreypublishing.com warlordgames.com REY IN G Armies of the united states Miniatures Darren Lining Chris Allen, Simon n n Paul Hick B Adeptus Jon Russell, P Dan Sample file
M3 Stuart light tank 35M3A1 Stuart 36M3A3 Stuart 36M3A1 with Satan Flamethrower 36M5/M5A1 Stuart 36M24 Chaffee Light Tank 37M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 37M4 Sherman Medium Tank 39M26 Pershing Heavy Tank 41LVT(A)1 Alligator 41
TANK DESTROYERS 42M3 75mm (T12) Gun Motor Carriage 42M6 Gun Motor Carriage 42M10 Tank Destroyer 42M18 Hellcat 43M36 Jackson 43M36B1 Jackson 44
SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY 44M8 Scott 44M7 Priest 44M12 Gun Motor Carriage 44M40 Gun Motor Carriage 44M3 75mm (T30) Howitzer Motor Carriage 45M3 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage 45M4 Mortar Carrier 45M21 Mortar Carrier 45LVT(A)4 Landing Vehicle 45
ANTI-AIRCRAFT VEHICLES 45M13 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage 45M15 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage 46M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage 46
ARMOURED CARS 47M8 Greyhound 47M20 Scout Car 47
TRANSPORTS AND TOWS 48M3 White Scout Car 48M2 Half-track 49M2A1 Half-track 49M3 Half-track 50Jeep 50
ARMIES OF THE United States
Dodge ¾ Ton Truck 501½ Ton Truck 512½ Ton Truck 51Mack Heavy Truck 51M4/M5 Artillery Tractor 51DUKW Amphibious Truck 51LVT Amphibious Troop Transport 52LVT4 ‘Water Buffalo’ Landing Vehicle 52LVT(A)2 Armoured Amphibious Troop Transport 52
Theatre Selectors 53NORTH AFRICA 1942–43 551942 – OPERATION TORCH 55
US Army squad debuses from its M3 halftrack transport
This book is a supplement for the Bolt Action World War II tabletop wargame.
It contains all the background, rules and Army List information needed to field an American Army in the Bolt Action game. Inside you’ll find details of organisation and equipment covering American forces from the beginning of their involvement in the war (8 December 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor) to the very end (2 September 1945, the surrender of Japan).
As you will see the main Army List includes all the necessary gaming details for all the troop types, vehicles and equipment fielded by the Americans in World War II. Alongside this main list you will find 17 specific Theatre Selectors. These indicate which kinds of troops, weapons and vehicles are available during different phases of the war and in different theatres. During four years of fighting the American Army underwent incredible changes both
in terms of equipment and military training. Following setbacks at Kasserine Pass in North Africa and all the way to the triumphal march towards Berlin, the Americans learnt from their mistakes and transformed their army into the most potent war machine of its time. By using the Theatre Selectors in conjunction with the main Army List you will find it is possible to recreate a representative American force from
any point during the war.To avoid a lot of tedious repetition, the main Army List
includes all the rules needed for each kind of unit as well as all the options potentially available to it. The Theatre Selectors narrow this information down as appropriate to that specific campaign or phase of the war. The Theatre Selectors indicate the predominant kinds of troops and equipment available during a campaign or at a certain time, but exceptions are perfectly allowable so long as both players agree.