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Haitiansoldier Inactive Member19 Aug 2017 9:54 p.m. PST

Is it too soon to game this battle or are 9 years enough of a time gap to consider a battle historic? I recently got two boxes of modern day U.S. infantry and some Taliban insurgents and since Wanat did not involve a lot of men it won't be hard to recreate. Still, is there any sites I can purchase parts to create a military base? Or again, is a 2008 battle simply too recent to really do?

rvandusen20 Aug 2017 4:25 a.m. PST

I think it's possible to recreate. Have you been able to find a good images or plan of the base?

If you can't find terrain pieces for the base you might be able to scratch build them.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 5:10 a.m. PST

Not too soon. Trust me the military studied it within 6 months. For 15mm Peter Pig and Flashpoint both have "base" stuff.


Vigilant20 Aug 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

If you and your opponent are happy to game it then it is no one else's business.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa20 Aug 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

I saw Mt Tumbledown done as display game at a UK convention in the early 90's IIRC (though subsequently I did discover the people who staged it had done some checking to ensure they weren't going to offend anyone involved (at least on the British side)).

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