The Korean War is making its way to your tabletops in Bolt Action: Korea. Relive the struggle for that peninsula as more figures are released for the game, including new troops and vehicles for the North Korean army. You can pick up some of these now, while you’ve got a short wait for others.
During World War II, it became apparent that there was a need for amphibious transport that could both ferry men to the beaches and shuttle supplies back and forth.
The DUKW (colloquially known as Duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious modification of the 2 1⁄2-ton CCKW trucks used by the U.S. military in WW2. It excelled at approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious warfare attacks.
Primarily used by the North Koreans as a transport for anti-tank guns and heavier anti-aircraft guns, The BTR-40 APC was nevertheless used to move troops en masse. The KPA had adopted Soviet mechanized doctrines after all. It was vehicles like the BTR40 that provided the swift education needed in logistical warfare.
In its original variant, the APC had a carrying capacity of eight soldiers. However, it soon was modified to the BTR-40A. This was designed as a mobile anti-aircraft vehicle, but could also be effective against light vehicles and infantry. In this configuration, the manually operated turret sported twin 14.5mm KPVT heavy machine guns.
The standard KPA heavy machine gun of the Korean War was the dSHK 12.7mm belt-fed HMG. It was comparable to the US .50-cal Browning. Although used on wheeled mountings, it could easily be affixed to a tripod as an anti-aircraft measure.
In Bolt Action, the dSHK HMG team can be enhanced with a gun shield, or with a pintle-mounted tripod for flak support.
The North Korean KPA tank crew allows you to customise your KPA armoured vehicles with distinctive detail and thus, all-important character.