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POLL: Lack of Quality Figures Holding Back Arab-Israeli War Gaming?


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Jovian1 writes:

It isn't the lack of figures available in any given scale. I will second what Fredrick said – it is really hard to hand one player the Egyptians/Syrians and tell him he needs to remove his frotal lobe before he takes command. You can't game stupidity and if it is a game with a referee, the ref feels like he has it out for the Egyptian/Syrian forces because NO tabletop gamer could blunder as badly as the actual commanders given the tabletop look down view that gamers have.

It's like trying to actually command a Prussian assault against a numerically superior Austrian or French opponent who does not have significant constraints on his command and control of his troops – you can't game the stupidity of some generals.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes
19
19%
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no
57
57%
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no opinion
24
24%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Writing in the June 2007 issue of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, Antonio Carrasco wrote:

Yom Kippur War
It's funny how the Arab-Israeli Wars, one of the longest and most playable conflicts in recent history, are not more popular among gamers. Perhaps the problem is that there isn't a wide selection of quality figures on the market.

Do you agree?