Azad Hind Fauj Infantrymen

Unit Card:


Set - Rarity - Number

Reserves - Common - 39/45



The Azad Hind Fauj Infantrymen is an unfortunate unit for AAM Japanese players; a unit with great gaming and scenario potential due to its rich historical flavour, but which has been given a card which reflects only bland mediocrity and which instantly renders the unit obsolescent for its cost in comparison to the Arisaka Rifle; for the same cost, one could choose an Arisaka Rifle with the same stats as the Azad Hind Fauj Infantymen, but with the addition of Hand-to-Hand 12. Why any Japanese player would use the 3 points on the latter unit and sacrifice the Hand-to-Hand 12 of the former unit is beyond me, but it is trite compared to the mind-boggling failiure of the development team to assign this potentially interesting unit such useless and bland stats. Although the major AAM card revision which took place early in 2009 held some promise for this unit, the only change made to its card was the altering of its availabily date from 1943 to 1944.

Japanese players are advised to avoid this unit in competitive army builds, unless they desperately need more 3 point basic infantry and have run out of Arisaka Rifles. Even then, I would personally spend the points on other units and would as such continue to omit the Azad Hind Fauj Infantry from my army.

Plastic Figure Notes:


The Azad Hind Fauj Infantry actually has quite a detailed sculpt, showing a Azad Hind Fauj soldier standing at resolute attention, prepared to march with the Imperial Japanese Army against British forces in India in search of perceived freedom from UK rule. Sadly, this detailed and accurate mold is largely wasted, as the useless stats of this unit rendered it almost entirely obsolete upon its release in Reserves.

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