Will, Ian, Andrew and I played out a game of Setting the East Ablaze at the club last night. We opted for scenario 1 from the Adventures of Dunsterforce Supplement, with the British sending an Indian Army force northwards through Persia in an attempt to head off an Ottoman army heading for Baku and its' oilfields. A large game, 8 units of Cossack infantry, 2 of Cossack cavalry and a unit of British Hussars, supported by HMGs and mountain guns and a Martindale ground attack aircraft, taking on 12 large units of Jungali irregulars, supported by HMGs. Dunsterforce entered on the road to the left of the photo below and had to skirt or go over the ridge in the foreground, to reach the bridge and cut off the Jungali retreat/reserves. Troops and terrain are all from Will's collection.
This was a very large scenario and we were very ambitious trying it out in an evening. However, it did let us practice using a variety of troop types, as well as artillery, airplanes and armoured cars. The scenario looks to be a tough nut to crack for the British/Cossack forces and the Jungalis were holding their own at the end having done for 2 units of Cossack infantry and the British Hussars. Still some questions to iron out in the rules and need to get more familiar with the rules, but lots of potential and a fun and attractive looking game.
Thanks for looking.