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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Aug 2016 6:06 p.m. PST

All,

I've embarked on a new project, "The Hakuna-Matata Wars," and established a blog just for it (like I did with my Cuba Libre project). The concept is a former British colony wins independence in 1946, but then tribal affiliations lead to strife and ultimately the former colony splits into two separate countries, Hakuna and Matata. The former is Western backed, the latter supported by the Warsaw Pact.

The two countries will fight about a dozen wars between 1952 and the present, upgrading their armies and air forces each time. I anticipate each war will consist of about ten tabletop battles, played on a 2' x 2' or maybe a 3' x 2' table using Ivan's 5Core Company Command. Each ground fight will be preceded by an aerial dogfight, with the winner having air support in the subsequent ground fight.

The forces for the first Hakuna-Matata war are prepared, and I plan on starting the fights this weekend. Here's a look at our antagonists:

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The whole shabang: each side has four fighters, two bombers, fifteen tanks, fifteen transports, fifteen infantry stands, three anti-tank vehicles, three recon vehicles, three heavy guns/launchers, and an anti-aircraft gun.

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A Firefly and Halftrack from Hakuna.

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And a T-34 and truck from Matata.

To see a bunch of closeups of all the gear, please check the blog at:
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Also, please check the preceding blogposts, where I introduce the concept, the tables of organization and orders of battle, the overarching timeline and equipment upgrades, and I walk you through receiving my order to getting these little guys ready for the table.

Stand by for the beginning of yet another war.

V/R,
Jack

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Aug 2016 7:39 p.m. PST

You run great campaigns. thumbs up

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2016 7:45 p.m. PST

Keep us posted.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Aug 2016 5:52 a.m. PST

Thanks Bill, I really appreciate that, and will do, 79th.

V/R,
Jack

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2016 6:42 a.m. PST

Very nice!

cfielitz04 Aug 2016 7:24 a.m. PST

Can't wait for it to continue!

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2016 11:47 a.m. PST

If you need some Ratels, Buffels, G6s, Rooikats, etc., I have some here:

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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Aug 2016 5:41 a.m. PST

Thanks Frederick and Cfielitz, I appreciate it, and the war begins tomorrow!

Javelin – Those look pretty nice.

V/R,
Jack

jeffbird23 Nov 2016 5:34 a.m. PST

Excellent; been thinking of doing something similar. Just received a couple of packs of various Mirages and various Saab's for a What If SAAF. Just waiting for Hataka Bush war paint set to arrive and happy days.

Jeff

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