Category: 1948 Arab-Israeli War

On 14 May 1948 the British terminated their mandate over Palestine and the Jews immediately proclaimed the independence of the state of Israel. The Soviet Union was the first country to recognise Israel, followed promptly by the United States. On the other hand the Israelis had already been fighting a unofficial war with the local Palestinians and upon declaration of independence they faced invasion by seven Arab armies (including those of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq). The then scratch built Israeli army managed to defeat these opponents thus establishing the boundaries of modern Israel. The Israelis called this war the “War of Independence”. Not surprisingly the Palestinians have a different slant on this; to them it is al-Nakba (“the catastrophe”).


Scenario Ideas for the 1948 Arab-Israeli War

Scenario ideas for my Arab-Israeli Crossfire set in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. At some point I might turn them into proper scenarios. For the moment they are literally just ideas.

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Timeline of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War

Timeline for the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

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1948 Arab-Israeli War Wargaming Project

the 1948 Arab-Israeli War interests me because the battles were small unit actions under strong leaders to gain local tactical advantage, plus I get to use a variety of World War II material in a mix-n-match kind of way.

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Israeli Order of Battle in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War

Israeli order of battle for the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

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Arab Order of Battle in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War

I have struggled to find information on the Arab order of battle for the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. This is what I’ve found so far.

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15mm Wargaming Figures for the 1948 Arab-Israeli War

I’m gearing up to do the 1948 Arab-Israeli War using 15mm and the Crossfire rules. I’m going to simplify my life by getting a generic Israeli Battalion and a generic Arab battalion. By and large I’ll be using Battle Front miniatures, but with a mix of Peter Pig for small numbers of specialist figures.

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