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Blitzkrieg in the Far East: Japan now available

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:38 am
by Vis Bellica
Published today, and available to buy from the TooFatLardies shop, Blitzkrieg in the Far East 1: Japan is the sixth in the series of early war handbooks for I Ain’t Been Shot, Mum. The handbook is 116 pages long and covers the Japanese army during the first phase of the War in the Pacific, December 1941 to June 1942, when its battle-hardened armies inflicted defeat after defeat on the Allies.

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Unlike the other titles so far in the series, the nature of Japan’s campaign of expansion means that the booklet is not divided into sections defined by the different types of division that fought, but into sections defined by the different geographical mini-campaigns: Malaya and Singapore, Burma, the Philippines, The Dutch East Indies and the South Seas. In effect, it is several theatre booklets rolled into one.

There are a total of forty-eight different lists split as follows:

Malaya & Singapore: 7 lists from 25th Army

Thailand & Burma: 5 lists from 15th Army

The Philippines: 16 lists from 14th Army

Hong Kong: 1 list from 38th Division

Borneo: 2 lists from 35th Brigade

The Dutch East Indies: 15 lists from 16th Army

The South Seas: 2 lists from the South Seas Detachment

Finally, we have the usual ratings and armoury sections, and a note on air support.

Although designed for IABSM, Blitzkrieg in the Far East: Japan contains a vast amount of information useful to gamers of other systems, and is really a must-buy for anyone interested in the early war period.

Re: Blitzkrieg in the Far East: Japan now available

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:21 am
by Truscott Trotter
Oooer missus I might have to get a peice of this Nipponese goodness.

Re: Blitzkrieg in the Far East: Japan now available

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:46 pm
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Any use for Chain of Command, or should we wait for the appropriate CoC handjo....err, handbook?

Re: Blitzkrieg in the Far East: Japan now available

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:55 pm
by Vis Bellica
Good background: much like the IABSM Blitzkrieg in the West booklets provide good background for the CoC blitzkrieg supplement.