The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC March competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 37: Two armies ultimately wanting to be deployed now (7)

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A clue to WARTIME.
3 comments refer to this clue (from 2 competitors, 1 other)

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Comments on the clue
1.This would have got 5 points as it is a very smart clue except that I don;t think we can call it wartime now, so I found the definition part
2.‘Now’ isn’t an ideal semi-& lit. definition, but nice wordplay
3.Best of the 'two armies' entries for me.