After having a four week sabbatical from gaming due to holidays etc,we found ourselves at Comrade Bill's for a giant Arab/Israeli game taking place in the early sixties and consisted of a twelve by eight board encompassing the whole of Israel from the Golan Heights to the Sinai desert with the river Jordan bisecting the table.
|Looking across the river Jordan towards Jerusalem with a wee bit poetic license|
|We were struggling for something to draw dice out off!|
|M47 Pattons-The tank that Arnie Schwarzenegger drove when he done his national sevice.|
|Israeli armour on the prowl.|
|a couple of nice Assault guns.|
|Shermans with AMX10 turrets.|
|Two ultra modern T55(for this era).|
|Two Panzer 1vs(very dated for this era).|
|And as for these Renaults.|
|Ready to dole out retribution.|
The Israelis had a few Kibbutzim strewn across the landscape and the one in the south soon had amorous intentions from Mr Ray's Egyptian armour showing their bullying side.This kibbutz didn't hold out for long due to having no antiarmour weapons apart from molotovs.Their defiance was whittled down before being overwhelmed by Egyptian paras and cleared out completely.
|Kibbutz in the sun.|
|Flattering to deceive.|
|Who needs Moses when you can float.|
|Jordanian bad guys.|
|Throwing a spanner in the works-literally!|
|Looking for targets.|
|Target rich environment.|
|Doesn't come without a cost.|
|Ray's forces slithering up.|
The game was developing into a very immobile game turning nto a slugmatch with our glorious defenders plugging the gaps where needed and not being able to fight in their usual manner.
|Shoot to kill!|
|Single handedly holding them off.|
|An awful lot of scrap metal.|
|Didn't get very far at the end.|
|A nacky anti aircraft tank built on a AMX30 body.|
Bill Miller and myself-the oft picked on Israelis.
The evening was proceeded once again by an amazing meal from the delightful Helena who must be under the impression that we all needed fattened up.
All scenery,scenario and toys provided by Colin Jack.
I provided the game cloth which was just a dust sheet spray painted .Lady Watson must be wondering why all her plants are turning green with brown dots.
See when I see you!.
See Bill's report on his blog.