Lend-Lease Stuart

Unit Card:

Vehicle - Tank
Speed: 5
Defense: 4/3
AI: 8,8,6
AV: 9,7,5

SA - All Guns Blazing

Set - Rarity - Number

Counter Offensive, uncommon, 1/50

Historical Background:

The M3 Stuart, formally Light Tank M3, was an American light tank of World War II. It was supplied to British and Commonwealth forces under lend-lease prior to the entry of the U.S. into the war. Thereafter, it was used by U.S. and Allied forces until the end of the war.

The name General Stuart or Stuart given by the British comes from the American Civil War Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank. In British service, it also had the unofficial nickname of Honey after a tank driver remarked "She's a honey". To the United States Army, the tanks were officially known only as "Light Tank M3" and "Light Tank M5"

- Source Wikipedia


Despite the fact the LL Stuart was a reprint, it was a welcome addition to Australian Army. Up to this time, they Royal Australian Army had to rely on Close Assault or captured enemy light AFV's. Giving them the Stuart allowed them to face many nations alone. As for the tanks stats and SA's, WotC did not change it at all or tailor it to the Australian uses. The card is the same as the M3 Light Tank and M3 Stuart . It's AT attack is good enough to face most Japanese and Italian tanks, and the light-medium German AFV's, but the weak 37mm can't stand up to a heavily armored tank. It's defense is average, giving it durability, but it won't last long against antitank or tank guns. It's Speed and AI attack make up for any other weakness. 8/8/6 AI and the All Guns Blazing SA make it potent against even the best Axis soldiers, and combined with a Sherman Commander , it's firepower can be frightening! The Speed of 5 allows it to out maneuver most tanks, getting good rear defense shots. At 15 points, the Vehicle is quite cheap and very good for it's points, provided an enemy King Tiger doesn't show up! :D

Plastic Figure Notes:

The figure isn't much different then the other prints of it. It's quite detailed for it's size and the green coloring gives you the idea of jungle fighting. Really though, the best part about it is the cute little Roo on the turret! (Not visible here)

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