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khurasanminiatures05 Dec 2013 11:34 a.m. PST

We are very pleased to release the first codes for our 15mm Yom Kippur War Israeli forces, the infantry of the IDF.

rifles

The first set has seven men armed with the FN FAL, the number of men who would carry that weapon in each section (squad). Each sculpt is unique.

uzis

The second set has five men with Uzis. These were used by officers, some NCOs, some paratroopers, and many other men in the IDF during the war. As with the FN FAL packs, each pose is unique.

section command and weapons

We also have models for section command and weapons, which also has the weapons section elements in it -- shown above from left to right are the FN MAG for the platoon's weapons section, one of the two poses of section-level FN FAL (Heavy Barrel) with rifle grenades attached, two command poses with Uzis, a radio operator, a Blindicid (bazooka) team (weapons section), a light mortarman with the two inch mortar (weapons section), and the second pose of section-level rifle grenadier. The grenades were added to the heavy barrel FN FAL poses because they were so often used in the war, and otherwise it's very hard to tell the heavy barrel FN MAG (which served as a sort of proto-SAW) apart from the normal rifle.

There's a platoon deal available as well with two sets of FN FAL, one set of Uzis, and one set of section command and weapons. This would represent a hastily-composed platoon with two rifle sections rather than three.

heavy weapons

Finally, at company level there would be a weapons platoon, made up of two HMGs and two medium mortars. The HMG was supposed to be the .50 M2, but many .30 machine guns are seen on tripods in images of the war, so we had the models made so that either a .50 or .30 insert may be used, and both inserts are provided.

We think you'll agree that Mike Broadbent has really outdone himself this time! These models were painted by Hallmark Painting. They are available now, at the link below, and the armour should follow shortly.

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Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Dec 2013 12:00 p.m. PST

These are awesome!! Great looking set.

McWong7305 Dec 2013 1:47 p.m. PST

Home run!

Heinz Good Aryan05 Dec 2013 2:19 p.m. PST

now i have dudes to fight my syrians!!!

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2013 2:28 p.m. PST

Just to prove people are never satisfied… when do the Egyptian infantry arrive?

Lion in the Stars05 Dec 2013 3:33 p.m. PST

I need Jordanians for '67!

Just stirring the pot a little, K. Love the minis, I hope you sell many of them to the guys playing Fate of a Nation!

khurasanminiatures05 Dec 2013 3:55 p.m. PST

Just to prove people are never satisfied… when do the Egyptian infantry arrive?

I'm waiting for the paintups now -- hopefully hot on the heels of the Israelis!

Deadone05 Dec 2013 3:59 p.m. PST

Dang they are awesome!

Greg B05 Dec 2013 4:50 p.m. PST

Great. Looking forward to the armour.

Greg B05 Dec 2013 5:07 p.m. PST

What's the story with those rifle grenades? Were they meant as AT weapons, or AP weapons, or both?

Redroom05 Dec 2013 5:34 p.m. PST

great poses too

khurasanminiatures05 Dec 2013 6:13 p.m. PST

The rifle grenades were HEAT rounds, and at close range were bloody effective! Even in 1973 -- Lt. Yossi Gur, with nothing but his FN FAL and some rifle grenades, took out two Syrian tanks with them.

sgt Dutch Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2013 6:16 p.m. PST

Awesome, have been waiting for the IDF. Ordered two platoon packs to start…

Sparker05 Dec 2013 7:04 p.m. PST

Lovely work. And, faute de mieux, will do at a pinch for 1980's Cold War Brits with SLRs….

PSADennis05 Dec 2013 7:11 p.m. PST

Bravo Khurasan. These look fantastic. I love that you do FN FAL's as well as Uzi's. Thank you.
I was talking to a mate the other day about perhaps doing some battles from the Iran Iraq War. He suggested using Israeli infantry with FN FAL's as proxies for Iranian troops. I'm not sure how that would go over real well but I should look into it.
Another crazy wargame idea from PSADennis…
Dennis

khurasanminiatures05 Dec 2013 10:03 p.m. PST

Actually that would be quite close for the regular army.

Dragon Gunner05 Dec 2013 10:43 p.m. PST

Head swaps with berets and you have the Wild Geese.

OmniJackal06 Dec 2013 2:59 a.m. PST

OMFG THESE ARE AMAZING. Really makes me hate myself for all of the BF stuff I just ordered for the 6 day war. I actually just ordered my very first Khurasan models a couple days ago but they were the excellent modern US models. Combined with all of the Zvezda M2A3 I just picked up as well, I have a very nice start to a US mechanized company which will be based in Flames of War format. Nice job Khurasan. You guys have just rubbed my IDF itch raw and I can see myself selling off these Battlefront minis after I finish them.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2013 6:21 a.m. PST

Excellent News!!

OmniJackal06 Dec 2013 6:25 a.m. PST

My favorite pose is the FAL 3rd from the right. You almost never see minis in proper firing form anymore. Wow just wow.

Dropzonetoe Fezian06 Dec 2013 6:28 a.m. PST

These are excellent.

Heinz Good Aryan06 Dec 2013 9:30 a.m. PST

"Head swaps with berets and you have the Wild Geese" -- didn't they wear british para jumpsuits???

khurasanminiatures07 Dec 2013 8:46 a.m. PST

That's my recollection as well.

jeffbird07 Dec 2013 8:54 a.m. PST

Head swap with PP caps and you have Raid on Entebbe with Charles Bronson.

khurasanminiatures07 Dec 2013 2:39 p.m. PST

By the way, all, the caster originally miscast one of the heavy barrel FN FAL poses, the standing guy, so that the rifle grenade was missing. (That's what delayed them for so long.) He sent replacements which I am including in a separate baggie with every order. I didn't take the miscast model out because I think you can still use it as a generic FN FAL giving you an extra pose per pack of section and platoon weapons and command sets.

This will only be in effect til I run out of my initial stock of the section/platoon weapons and command models.

Lion in the Stars07 Dec 2013 2:48 p.m. PST

Oh, MAN!

Looks like Khurasan is getting all my business for AIW, except MAYBE the BF M113s for the Jordanians.

khurasanminiatures08 Dec 2013 12:50 p.m. PST

Fair enough, though we'll be making M113s as well. Won't be available for a while though.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2013 6:49 a.m. PST

Good to know. thanks!

Rafm3IC09 Dec 2013 7:20 a.m. PST

Sweet!

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