July 11, 2014 by stvitusdancern
What could possibly make your tank game more effective? Why, more tanks of course! Warlord announced the arrival of new reinforcements for your Bolt Action game with the Sherman III. The Sherman III Medium Tank is perfect for your Allied armies, offering the benefit of its distinctive, welded front armour.
The Sherman III (M4A2) served extensively with British and Commonwealth forces as well as French, Polish and Russian armies. It also served well with the USMC in the Far East.
The M4A2 was the most numerous variant of the M4 Sherman tank to be produced during the war by the United States, with 8,053 75mm-armed tanks and 2,915 76mm-armed variants of the tank being produced. It was also the Sherman that served with the most nations, including: the UK, Canada, France, Poland, New Zealand and the USSR. Despite being produced in the United States, the US Army preferred gasoline engines for logistical purposes and therefore didn’t send the M4A2, although they served with the US Marines Corps during the Pacific Campaign.
The UK took deliveries of thousands of M4A2s, renaming them Sherman IIIs. The Sherman III was the backbone of Commonwealth & Polish tank strength in the Mediterranean until replaced by the late M4A1 76 mm variants in British and South African armoured formations.
It remained the principal tank in the New Zealand and Polish formations in Italy until the war’s end. Two of the British and one Canadian Brigade were equipped with the Sherman III for the invasion of Europe, and many landed with the French and served with the USSR in large numbers.
Care to take this Sherman for a run on your battelfield?