The ethos behind the Lebanon campaign is that:
1. Terrorists are foiled in an attempt to use a nuke on US soil.
2. US is (understandibly a bit miffed).
3. They threaten Lebanon.
4. Syria tells US to butt out and starts collecting new Russian toys.
5. US doesn't butt out.
6. All Hell breaks loose.
I'd just like to know which moron parked the US heli carriers just 16km from downtown Beruit? Doesn't seem to be a valid survival tactic.
The campaigns differ in the number of forces avaiable to each side, how closely and how viciously those forces are engaged at the beginning, how flat/rocky/forested the landcape is. And the campaign objectives are randomly selected at the start of each campaign.
Weather also changes - you don't get too much rain in north Yemen for instance.
As for how long a campaign takes - dunno. At the rate ground forces get massacared and replaced could be a long time. Alternatively good play an a few judicious special forces attacks could end it all in a day.
How's that for vague
[This message has been edited by Yorkshire Tea (edited 04-07-2000).]