Leicester Micro Models produced the first rules vehicles & figures I bought back in the early 1970’s. These were little more than lead lumps!
From here I was drawn towards the Cold War “what if” type of battle and I ultimately collected 3 massive 1/300 US NATO, UK NATO & WARPAC armies to play with using firstly the WRG Modern AFV rules and then TTG’s Challenger by Bruce Rea-Taylor.
After a less than enjoyable experience taking part in the UK Championship heats in Bath back in the mid 1980’s (The first time I encountered “Rule Book Lawyers”) my interests moved on to other periods.
My much loved 6mm armies languished in a box almost forgotten until along came Cold War Commander.
I’d already got into Blitzkrieg Commander playing late WW2 in 1/200th scale and knowing I had all these 6mm moderns just lying in a box ready to go made me think I should lash out and treat myself to the 1946+ version of these innovative rules
Since then, I’ve never looked back. I based the 6mm moderns on to Warbases mdf and repainted them where necessary and away I went.
Another period I dabbled with in the old WRG Modern AFV days was the Arab-Israeli conflicts of 1967-73. I’d enjoyed this period immensely, so when I saw a box of unloved & unpainted GHQ/H&R Israeli AFVs and figures at the recent Bristol Wargames Tabletop Sale I couldn’t resist.
Here’s the first instalment a 3,000-point Israeli Battle Group for the 1967 war. I've now painted them up to a high standard with Vallejo Acrylics, based them on mdf with fine sand and sealed them with Army Painter Ant-Shine varnish. Sadly I've no room for these little guys so they're going to be sold.
|CWC 1967 Israeli Battle Group (3,000-points)|
The army consists of; -
• CO (120pts)
• HQ x 2 (120pts)
• FAO (30pts)
• FAC (45pts)
• Infantry Units x 5 (M20 upgrade) (225pts)
• Infantry Unit x 1 (30pts)
• Support Units x 3 (Mortar 120mm) (210pts)
• Support Units x 2 (RR, 105mm, 4x4) (50pts)
• Tank Units x 5 (M48 Magach 105mm) (625pts)
• Tank Units x 6 (Centurion Sho’t) (870pts)
• Air Defence Units x 2 (AA, TCM20, M3) (90pts)
• Artillery Units x 2 (152-155mm) (120pts)
• Aircraft Units x 2 (A-4 Skyhawk) (130pts)
• Transport Units x 7 (M3 ½ Track) (175pts)
Total = 2,940pts
Below are some close ups.
|M48's (H&R) and Super Sherman HQ base (GHQ)|
|Two Artillery Bases with FAO base (GHQ)|
|Two A4 Skyhawks (H&R) with FAC base (GHQ)|
|Three 120mm Mortar bases with M3 Half Track transport + two M3 mounted AA guns (all GHQ)|
|Infantry units with their M3 Half-Track transports (GHQ)|
|Six Centurions (GHQ)|
These guys have now been sold......but there's a 1973 Israeli army on the bench that'll be up for sale in a week or so. Keep checking back.