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Kihei Company (JBX04)

Kihei Platoon (JBX04)

Kihei Platoon (JBX04)
includes a Kihei Platoon (Cavalry Platoon) and Kihei Chutai HQ (Cavalry Company Headquarters) with four Cavarly MG teams, a Command Cavalry Sword team, a 2iC Cavalry Command Sword team and a Company Command Cavalry Sword team. Options to field Banners or Regimental Standard included.

A Kehei (Cavalry) Platoon is small but it does have a Type 96 light machine-gun in each cavalry squad, giving them considerable firepower for a unit of its size.
Their duties would normally consist of advancing ahead of the division to discover the enemy’s disposition. After the destruction of their fellow reconnaissance regiment, the Azuma Detachment, the cavalry men of the Ioki Detachment found themselves in defensive positions.

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Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown

Rising Sun
Rising Sun brings you into the Soviet Union’s wars with the Japanese and Finns on its borders in 1939. Take command of the Red Army’s tank forces, infantry or cavalry forces as you throw the Japanese back into Manchuria or fight the stubborn Finns to expand the Soviet border.

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Rising Sun

Manchurian Cavalry Platoon

The Japanese Manchurian puppet-state (Manchukuo) provided cavalry for patrolling the border with Mongolia and the Soviet Union. These troops wore uniforms similar to that of the Japanese. However, there training and enthusiasm to fight was not as high as that of the iron-willed Japanese. The Manchurian cavalry was engaged in the first clashes with the Mongolians, before retiring to patrol the Japanese army’s flanks and rear.

You can also use the miniatures form the Kihei Platoon (JBX04) to field the Manchurian Cavalry Platoon on page 28 of Rising Sun.

The Manchurian troops are trained by the Japanese, but do not share the Japanese enthusiasm for warfare. A Manchurian Cavalry Platoon is rated as Reluctant Trained.

Kihei Platoon (JBX04)
The Kihei Chutai HQ
Kihei Platoon (JBX04)
The Command Sword teams in Flames Of War
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

Command Sword team 4"/10cm 1
1
6
Hits on 2+ in Assaults, Tank assault 1.
Kihei Platoon (JBX04)
Kihei Platoon (JBX04)
Kihei Platoon (JBX04)
Regimental Standard
The Japanese carried their regimental standards into battle. They valued these flags above all else.


A platoon with the same title as the Company HQ that has been Joined by the Regimental Standard automatically passes all Motivation Tests. For example, only platoons with Hohei in their platoon title, such as Hohei Platoons or Hohei Battalion Gun Platoons, benefit from being joined by a Regimental Standard from a Hohei Chutai HQ.
If the Regimental Standard is Destroyed, immediately Destroy a Japanese Infantry team from a platoon with the same title as the Company HQ within 4”/10cm instead, leaving the Regimental Standard unharmed. However, the Regimental Standard team is no longer a 2iC Command team, but remains a Warrior and a Regimental Standard Sword team.
The Regimental Standard rules do not apply to Company Morale Checks.

The Kihei Platoon
Kihei Platoon (JBX04)
The Kihei Platoon in Flames Of War
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

Command Sword team 4"/10cm 1
1
6
Hits on 2+ in Assaults, Tank assault 1.
MG teams
 16"/40cm  3  2  6 ROF 2 when pinned down.
Kihei Platoon (JBX04)
Kihei Platoon (JBX04)
Kendo
Swordsmanship has always been an important part of samurai culture. A Japanese officer (even in a tank) is not properly dressed without his sword.

If there are no enemy Tank teams or Bunkers within 2”/5cm of a Sword team, the Sword team hits on 2+ in Assaults.

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Japanese Infantry Painting Guide
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Last Updated On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Charlie at Battlefront