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Type 38 75mm Gun (JP570)

Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570) Type 38 75mm Gun (JP570)
includes two Type 38 75mm guns with crew, one Command Sword team, one optional Observer Rifle team, one Small three-hole base, one Small two-hole base & two Large bases.

The Type 38 became the standard field gun of the Imperial Japanese Army at the conclusion of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.

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The Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor has awoken the Americans.
Now they must fight with determination to hold their gains, to push the westerners back and consolidate Japanese control. Every inch of ground, each beach, village and airfield, are defended with a ferocity against which no enemy can stand.

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Banzai – Imperial Japanese Forces in the Pacific
Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570) Built under licence from the famed German gun manufacturer Krupp; the Type 38 was a relatively simple design which meant that a greater number of guns could be built in a shorter time span.

Initially the Type 38 was fitted with a conventional interrupted screw breech block mechanism that was later used on the Type 41 design. However, this was later changed to a horizontal sliding design in order to speed up the reloading process. Along with the typical high explosive (HE) round, the Type 38 could also fire an armour-piercing, shrapnel as well as other tactical ammunition such as an illumination round.
While considered obsolete by the standard of the times; the Type 38 saw service against the Soviets and during the war in the Pacific against the Americans.

Figures designed by Gary Morley
Gun designed by Tim Adcock
Painted by Bob Pearce
The Observer Rifle Team
Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570) Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570)
Observer teams need a good view of the battlefield in order to do their job correctly. Be sure to deploy them in a position where they have an excellent view of the battlefield such as on a hilltop or on the top floor of a multi-level building.
The Type 38 75mm Guns
Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570) Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570)
The Type 38 75mm Gun in Flames Of War
Anti-tank Firepower
Type 38 75mm gun
3+ Gun shield.
Firing bombardments
Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570) Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570)
Gun Shields
Manning a gun in the thick of battle is a hazardous job. To offset the increased vulnerability of gun crews to enemy fire, many guns have a bulletproof gun shield.

Gun Shields provide your Gun teams with Bulletproof Cover from shots fired from in front of a line drawn across the front of the team’s base. Shots fired from behind this line hit the unprotected crew behind the shield.

Gun Shields do not provide cover to teams moving At the Double, nor from artillery bombardments.
Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570) Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570)
Fire Bursts
The Type 38 75mm Guns of the Field Artillery Battery  use the Fire Bursts special rule on page 13 of Rising Sun.

Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570) Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570)
The Gun Crews
Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570) Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570)
Although a Field Artillery Battery is a single Support choice, each Gun Section operates as a separate platoon with its own Command team. Field Artillery Battery Gun Sections may not be deployed in Ambush.
The Type 38 75mm Guns Prepare To Fire
Type 38 75mm Infantry Gun (JP570)
Japanese Infantry Painting Guide
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Last Updated On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Charlie at Battlefront