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Claws of the Tiger: The Japanese Invasion of Malaya 1941-1942

Claws of the Tiger: The Japanese Invasion of Malaya 1941-1942
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Price: 59.90 €

Publisher: White Dog Games

Reference: WDG-Claws

Format: box

Period: World War II


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Claws of the Tiger: Malaya 1941-1942 is a two-player, beer-and-pretzels game based on the December 1941 Japanese invasion of Malaya. One player controls the forces of Imperial Japan; the other plays those of the British Commonwealth.

The game reflects the advantages enjoyed by the Japanese during the invasion in terms of command and control, equipment and training, and air superiority. Perhaps the primary reason for the so-called “worst disaster” in British military history, however, was the contrast between the effective and efficient strategic and tactical decisions taken by the Japanese high command and the ill-advised choices made by their British counterparts. The latter were simply unprepared for “modern” warfare.

In the game such decisions are the preserve of players who are likely to be better matched and, of course, under far less duress than the historical commanders. It is for this reason that the Victory Conditions are set so that the Japanese can win the game even if they do not replicate their historical achievement of capturing Singapore in 70 days.

Game Components:

One 17” x 21” Hexagonal Game Map

15 British and Japanese Force Counters

Two Force Detail Sheets

127 Force Detail Markers

Nine Activation Markers

Two Tactical Detail Sheets

12 Tactical Detail Markers

One Game Turn Marker

Four Fortified Hex Markers

Eight Solitaire Variant Excluded Force Counters

Extended Example of Play

Game Features:

16 Game Turns

Force Movement and Combat

8-Page Rules Book

Optional Rules

176 Counters and Markers

Movement by Sea

Passable and Unpassable Terrain

British Fortified Hexes

Air Support

British and Japanese Reinforcements

Army Supply

Solitaire Optional Variant