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Foxtrot43714 May 2018 4:30 a.m. PST

Please forgive me if this post is out of line. I'm new to the Boards (and historical wargaming)

I'm interested in an Arab-Israeli micro armour lot of more than 350 painted vehicles and 60 infantry being sold on ebay, and my sense is that it's a very nice collection, a great way to jump-start my ability to get started (especially by playing at home with my kids).

However, I don't have the experience to base that sense on, so I am posting this here to ask this community's opinion about questions like
1. are the forces here large and balanced enough for play?
2. how good is the paint job?
3. is the basing useful?
4. at about $250 USD, is this a good value?

The ebay listing can be viewed at auction


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 5:15 a.m. PST

Ill answer the best I can. First off this would be a phenomenal value if he was going to really sell it for tht price. Based on the wording in his description he had this up previously for over $700. USD The wording indicates he is willing to sell for around $600. USD He started the bidding at $199 USD but had a reserve on it, that way if it didn't reach his reserve price he did not have to sell it. Pretty sure it would not sell for $250. USDhere are the answers to your other inquiries;

The forces are certainly large enough for most rules, and it would be enough stuff for some great games.

The painting is very good if not excellent

The basing is generic and should work for any rules regardless of what they call out for base sizes.

At $250 USD this would be something to jump all over. But, as I said above he wasn't selling for that price.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 5:47 a.m. PST

Completely agree with the above.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 8:22 a.m. PST

They look well painted and mounted to me. Also, GHQ figs aren't cheap, even unpainted. If a buyer is looking for an army, this should sell for much more than the initial asking price.

Ceterman14 May 2018 9:26 a.m. PST

I also agree 100% with the above.

williamb17 May 2018 6:33 p.m. PST

350 vehicles including planes and helicopters and 60 infantry brand new and unpainted would cost over $700 USD for GHQ and that does not include the extras. Based on the photos the answer to all the questions except the basing would be yes. Basing would depend on rules used.

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