I don’t think the British used the M6.
We have a club rule that snipers can’t take out 3 man teams in one shot. It’s fair enough to kill an At or light mortar team, shoot an officer or the lmg man , but not an MMG or mortar.
Tanks usually work well against the Japanese, if you use snipers to take out the suicide men!
Maybe take Gurkhas?
I’ve seen a picture of one with the top plated over and a crude MG turret plonked on top- there is a photo on p63 of “Making Tracks” by Chamberlain and Ellis.
I don’t think that very many were captured, as the Divisions defeated in Malaya were quite underequipped
We generally use a house rule which doesn’t allow the exceptional damage rule for 3 man support teams like MMGs/HMGs and Med or heavier mortars. The rule remains in force for HQs, and 2 man teams , and special weapons within squads.
It is in the Monte Cassino list, certainly.
The Churchill regiments in Italy, up till the end of 43 were equipped with a mix of MkIII, IV, V, IVNA, and Shermans. Usually there were 2 troops of Shermans in each squadron..
Apparently the IVNA was not popular because the gun controls were on the wrong side of the turret, and had to be worked by linkages.
I’m the club secretary for Greeenock and District Wargames Club. We meet on Sunday afternoons, and play a lot of Bolt Action. We did a Pacific game yesterday at Carronade.
The club forum is: https://gdwc.freeforums.net/