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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 5:22 p.m. PST

All,

It's been waaaaaay too long, but I am finally making my triumphant return to the Israeli War of Independence! I'd gone back to 1948 and was following a platoon of Israeli militia defending their village then joining the Haganah as part of the Harel Brigade, made it through nine 15mm skirmish games already, which you can find here:
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I had kinda run out of 15mm skirmish ideas, had some ideas about going back to 10mm but didn't mess with it, then did some reading and got re-motivated, put in some orders to Pendraken and Minigs UK, and now, two years later, I'm ready to get back on the horse.

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Here's everything; we've got the Arab Legion at left and Israelis at right, with vehicles taking us all the way up to the 1973 Yom Kippur War (my plan is to fight 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982, then see how I feel about 2006 and on), though with some gaps. At top is an Old Glory 10mm desert fort, which I'd purchased for some Northwest Frontier colonial gaming, but figured could help me get through the Latrun battles.

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Minifigs WWII British Airborne filling in as Israelis.

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A Pendraken Sherman for the War of Independence.

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And a Pendraken Super Sherman for the 1956 Suez War.

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Minifigs WWII British and Modern Insurgents filling in as the Arab Legion.

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A Pendraken T-34/85 for the Egyptians in the 1956 Suez War.

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A closer look at the Old Glory fort.

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Lieutenant Avi Peled messing around on the west wall, to give you some idea of scale. Not perfect for Latrun, but close enough, and a damned cool little fort, glad I finally got it finished. My five-year old is absolutely crazy about this thing. Like I said, it is pretty cool ;)
To see a bunch more photos, please check the blog at:
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More to come.

V/R,
Jack

Legion 430 Jul 2019 6:46 a.m. PST

thumbs up gold star All the Israeli Wars are very interesting !

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2019 9:08 a.m. PST

Hey Legion, thanks, and I agree!

It's been awhile, how are things going?

V/R,
Jack

Lord Elgin30 Jul 2019 2:59 p.m. PST

Absolutely splendid!

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2019 3:29 p.m. PST

Thanks, Lord Elgin, I appreciate it!

V/R,
Jack

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