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Orders of Battle Far and Middle East

   British & Commonwealth  

Infantry Division

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Royal Air Force 

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Indian Army 


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Initially things went well for the British in the Middle East. Despite being outnumbered by the Italians, The British went onto the offensive early on, driving the Italians out of Egypt and into Cyrenaica. Then the german Deutches Africa Corps  


Allied Forces were caught unprepared by the Japanese invasion in the Far East. Initial setbacks were reversed by a hard and painful struggle in difficult conditions. The war in the Far East lends itself particularly well to the NQM approach, with one player controlling the Japanese and umpiring, and the remaining players taking the part of the Allies. 

You need lots of trees and lichen!

Do not be put off, or think that this game can only be played using masses of toys. It works well with smaller numbers of troops too, and lends itself well to using cheap toys or card mock-up models to fill in the gaps in your army's inventory.