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wisercj17 Jun 2017 6:47 p.m. PST

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, we refought the battle of Abu Ageila in 15mm FoW using Fate of a Nation supplement. The forces and starting positions were based on the historical battle which took place on June 6th, 1967 along the Central Route through the Sinai. To give a balance, the Egyptians received reserves to represent the hypothetical arrival of elements from the 4th Armored Division (T-55s) and the 125th Brigade (IS-3s). We started with roughly 8000pts per side. However due to player and time constraints we dropped the infantry from play (although they remained on the table for show) resulting in about 6000pts per side.


The Israeli 14th Armored Brigade of Sharon's Division approaches the defenses of the Egyptian 12th Infantry Brigade of the 2d Infantry Division. The M51 Shermans begin dueling Egyptian AT Guns and dug in T-34/85s across the minefields.

wisercj17 Jun 2017 7:07 p.m. PST


Israeli Centurions of Colonel Nir's 226th Independent Tank Battalion come across the sand dunes to the north of the Central Route and flank the Egyptian defenses.

Centurions and M51 Shermans dispatch dug in T-34/85 turret bunkers.

On the Southern flank AMX-13s of the Recon Battalion push down the Turkish Track while the AT Jeeps negotiate the heights of the Umm Qatef.

wisercj17 Jun 2017 7:21 p.m. PST


IS-3s of the Egyptian 125th Armored Brigade counterattack along the Turkish Track in the south and quickly dispatch the fragile AMX-13s of the recon battalion.

In the north, a battalion of T-55s from the Egyptian 4th Armored Division counterattack along the main Central Route catching the Centurions of the 226th Bn in their vulnerable flank.

wisercj17 Jun 2017 7:30 p.m. PST

At this point the game was called and declared an Eqyptian Victory. Israeli forces had been spread out and depleted dealing with the Egyptian defenses making them vunerable to the concentrated Eqyptian counterattacks.


Aerial view showing the 2d Division's T-34/85s of the 288th Tank Battalion reserves counterattacking in the center. At this point the Israeli infantry and engineers had cleared gaps in most of the minefields.

View from the south looking north.

View from the north looking south.

Neal Smith17 Jun 2017 7:49 p.m. PST


wisercj17 Jun 2017 7:57 p.m. PST

Due to the point system the total tube Count was:
Israeli: Tanks/ATGs [41], Artillery [14]
19 M51 Shermans (105mm)
8 Sho't Centurions (105mm)
8 AMX-13s (75mm)
4 AT Jeeps (106mm recoiless)
2 AT Halftracks (90mmm DECA)
4 M7 Priest (105mm SP How)
4 M50 (155mm SP How)
6 M3D (120mm Mortar)

Egyptian: Tanks/ATGs [110], Artillery [30]
31 T-55 (100mm)
21 IS-3 (122mm)
31 T-34/85 (85mm)[9 in turret bunkers]
18 SU-100M (100mm)
6 BS-3 (100mm ATG)
3 ZIS-2 (57mm ATG)
12 M-30 (122mm How)
6 D-1 (152mm How)
6 PM-38 (120mm Mortar)
6 M50 (155mm How)

Not great odds for an attacker.

Combat Colours Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 5:30 a.m. PST

Wow indeed! Thanks for sharing this cool looking game!

ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Jun 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

israeli tankers in Sinai reached an incredibile victory but paras in Jerusalem won the media scene… One of best military campaign that i read and admire
The game seem very well done

Part time gamer23 Jul 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

WHAT is with Photobucket these days!?
IDK about anyone else, but other than 'photos', all that are showing here are 'fuel gauge' like images that read:
"Please Update Your Account to Enable 3rd Party Hosting"

I read an article few wks ago that Photobucket sprang a little surprise on their members.. something to do with being No longer "free" to a $300 USD membership fee? Holy Cows.

lasalle01223 Jul 2017 8:30 p.m. PST

If you want to be able to photoshare using Photobucket the upgrade fee is $399.00 USD per year.

Ponder Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 9:39 a.m. PST


I've gone to flickr to replicate the service Photobucket used to provide for free.

Photobucket's recent behavior is a case study in piss-poor customer service. I hope they go out of business.

Ponder on,


Legion 425 Jul 2017 5:19 a.m. PST

Yes, P/Bucket is becoming less & less user friendly … frown

Sorry I missed your pics wisercj, IIRC I saw them when I could not post. But IIRC they were very nice models & terrain, etc.

Windward26 Jul 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

sad to say I missed them… :(

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