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Personal logo Cheriton Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2015 12:10 p.m. PST

Hello:

Is there sufficient 20mm equipment, and figures, for this to be a feasible project?

TIA…guinness

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2015 12:26 p.m. PST

RH Models has a 20mm metal range for the war (old Liberation Miniatures, I think). Should be a lot of plastic vehicle kits as well, I would think.

Rich Bliss25 Dec 2015 12:46 p.m. PST

Yes, but you will probably have to do a few vehicle mods, here and there.

Personal logo Cheriton Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2015 2:17 p.m. PST

Hello:

Thanks for the early help. I expected that, "few vehicle mods" here and there, just trying to get some ideas before going further. Will do some surfing now.

Thanks. guinness

Rich Bliss25 Dec 2015 2:23 p.m. PST

I'd start by seeng if you can find the old Platoon 20 line. It would take care of most your infantry needs.

Oddball25 Dec 2015 8:35 p.m. PST

I have all the T-62 you would need in 20mm.

Email me at pkenglish42@verizon.net if interested.

Gaz004525 Dec 2015 11:14 p.m. PST

More options here….

TMP link

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2015 6:29 a.m. PST

I don't even know what AIW is.

Tom

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2015 6:37 a.m. PST

Arab-Israeli War, Tom.

Platoon 20 is now East Riding Miniatures.
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Combat Miniatures has a range:
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Elhiem has a range:
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Here is the link for RH Models:
rhmodels.com/30.html

And just in case you are flexible in scale, 15mm are covered as well:
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peterpig.co.uk/ak47.html

zippyfusenet26 Dec 2015 9:33 a.m. PST

This would be Six Day War (1967) + Yom Kippur War (1973).

Not exactly the same equipment set. By '73, the Israelis had replaced most of the retread WWII and weird 1950s French equipment that served so prominently in the '67 war with new Vietnam era American tracks, tanks and airplanes. They still had a lot of the Centurian tanks in service. The Arabs had entirely new aircraft and vehicle fleets.

I once met an Egyptian who was very proud of his service in the '73 war. He had served in the Suez front break-through operation. He told me that the whole operation was defined as a set of jobs, and that everyone in the army was thoroughly trained to do his own job. He made it sound like a classic Soviet break-through operation. His job was to sit in his bunker and fire a heavy machine gun at the Israeli positions. He did his job for two days, and then they had won.

Personal logo Cheriton Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2015 11:59 a.m. PST

All:

Thanks for the overnight responses.

My main interest is 1973, I just tossed in "1967" because I have a few scenarios for it as well.

And just in case you are flexible in scale, 15mm are covered as well

Yeah, I do have a cabinet full of 15mm/100 AIW & WWII, much of which is still unpainted.frown Very sad to relinquish such as QRF, etc, but needs must.

A few laser sessions with my ophthalmologist, over the last couple of years, has impressed me with the need to move up to 20mm. Already use 28mm for everything else anyway.

Thanks again for all the encouragement. thumbs up

guinness

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