My contract work pay came in so I went a little mad ordering stuff for the next project- 28mm Burma & PNG gaming.
I have my Aussie/Chindit/14th platoon ordered (about 750pts). It is mainly TAG but with a Warlord Games 2" mortar and I am keen to get some Brigade Games Aussies to add to the mix in future.
The starter force consists of:
3x sections of infantry with Bren
1x section of Ghurkas (will be used as veteran troops in the Burma games)
1x Vicker MMG
1x 3" Mortar
I am also tempted to get the new Perry 8th Army box and to paint up as British for the Malaya/Hong Kong/Singapore campaigns- and also use a few as part of the 14th/Aussie force for more variety.
I have also ordered a similar sized force of Japanese (a 50/50 mix of TAG and Warlord Games) which consists of:
2x 9 man sections with LMG (TAG)
1x 9 man section + LMG (Warlord)
1x 9 man section + LMG- Warlord jungle fighters (will be used as vets)
3x light mortars
So that lot should keep me busy for a while.
Kent has just ordered the Warlord Japanese starter army himself which includes a Chi-ha tank so I might need to get some sort of AT support or a tank myself. Not keen to tank up at this stage, but may end up getting a stuart or Sherman as support in future- we will see.
So to to start my research I have started re-reading the Path of Infinite Sorrow. Last night I also watched the documentary Kokodo which is a very well produced account of the battle.