Korean War: Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

The Korean War was a bloody and brutal affair. You’re going to need somewhere to tend to those wounds. Enter the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital!

 

“You’ve gotta understand I’m not working on sick people here. I’m working on hurt young people, with essentially healthy bodies that have been insulted by ammunition.”

 

The Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (or MASH, if you like), was designed to get experienced personnel closer to the front. This way, the wounded could be treated sooner and with greater success. Casualties were first treated on the field through buddy aid, then routed through Battalion Aid Stations for emergency stabilizing surgery. Finally, they would be routed to the MASH for the most extensive treatment. This proved to be highly successful; during the Korean War, a seriously wounded soldier who made it to a MASH unit alive had a greater than 97% chance of survival once he received treatment.

Of course, with the increased use of aeromedical evacuation through the use of helicopters, the wounded could receive treatment even sooner. The reduced death rate in comparison with previous conflicts can be directly attributed to these air evacuations.

 

In Bolt Action

 

MASH bundle

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted 

 

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The Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is a characterful way adding a bit of flavour to your collection. Included within are:

  • MASH unit box (10 metal infantry)
  • Sioux Helicopter (MDF set)
  • Nissen / Quonset Hut (MDF set)
  • Plus a FREE US Military Policeman on Harley Davidson motorcycle (1 Metal figure)

MASH Unit
Nissen/Quonset Hut
Sioux Helicopter

 

There are a number of ways you can use the contents. They could be a major feature of terrain on a battlefield. You could use them as objective markers; particularly ideal in Scenario 13- Valkyrie (Page 58 of Bolt Action: Korea). You could even use the infantry to count as medics or officers in your US Army platoons. Or perhaps you would simply like to create a diorama?

One of the new features of Bolt Action Korea is the implementation of helicopters in its ruleset. The inclusion of Medevac helicopters provides a boon to your medics on the battlefield. We always think this rule is best represented with helicopter models on the tabletop!

 

Get started with Bolt Action: Korea

 

Your starting point for re-enacting the ferocious battles of the Korean war is the Bolt Action: Korea book. It is crammed with history, army lists and scenarios.

Inside the book, you’ll find a comprehensive history of the conflict with details of every major battle fought between the two sides. It also includes details of the various forces and their organisation, commanders, and equipment. Scenarios are provided for many of the battles, along with comprehensive force selectors to help you assemble your force.

 

Bolt Action KoreaBolt Action Korea Sample

 

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MASH

 

MASH bundle

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted 

 

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