You might have noticed that I enjoy fielding tanks in my Bolt Action games. I enjoy getting a reaction from my opponent when I place my force on the table even more. The biggest reactions I receive is when I field the KV2 and this tank, the legendary IS2. I will feature the KV2 in a later post. I normally hear even before the dice are rolled, cries of “I have lost” and “I have nothing that can hurt that”. I am not a bad person and I try not to laugh too much, but I do smile inside.
The IS2 was used by the Soviet Union during WW2. It entered active service in early 1944.
The IS2’s 122mm main gun was more than capable of destroying any German tank, including tanks from the “Big Cat” family.
The IS2 was the successor to the KV series of tanks. It main purpose was to breakthrough the enemy and allow the supporting troops to do their jobs.
This tank paved the way for Soviet tank designs for years after the finish of WW2.
This model is from Die Waffenkammer.