Category: Israel

The Arab-Israeli wars from 1948 to the present. Most of my material is on 1948 but I have some material on 1956, 1967, 1973 and Lebanon.


A Case Study in Balagan Thinking – How I justify collecting Japanese

Fuzzy Thinking Brain

If you didn’t know, Balagan means messy or chaotic. And lately my head has definitely been balagan. I’m trying to justify building up a Japanese force for Crossfire. I’m trying to find ways to fit the Japanese into my Official Focus of Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, and Israel. I’ve got to say, it ain’t easy. But with quite a lot of mental gymnastics I might manage it.

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The Battle of Kadesh in David Rohl’s New Chronology

Battle of Kadesh - Phaoroh attacking

The Battle of Kadesh is the first battle in history for which we have detailed accounts of what happened. It features two of the middle eastern heavy weights – Egypt and Hatti – battling it out for supremacy. It also features bit players that would subsequently stand out on the world stage – tribes that would constitute the Sea Peoples fought on both sides at Kadesh. And, if you follow the New Chronology proposed by David Rohl, Pharaoh was rescued by Elite Israelites from Solomon’s Kingdom.

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Timeline for the Arab-Israeli Wars

This is just a rough high level outline of the Arab-Israel Wars.

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Army Lists for Warmaster Historical

I thought I’d list all the Warmaster Historical (Ancients and Medieval) army lists with a view to seeing what I’ve got.

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Israeli Order of Battle in the 1982 Lebanon War

Some rough notes on the Israeli Order of Battle for the Lebanon War.

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Sources for the Arab-Israeli Wars

An annotated bibliography for the Arab-Israel Wars.

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Painting Guide for the Arab-Israeli Wars

Very, very draft painting guide for the Arab-Israel Wars.

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Flags of the Protagonists in the Arab-Israeli Wars

I wanted to make some Arab-Israeli objective makers for Crossfire and thought flags would be a simple answer. It turns out the Arab states were in a period of transition so the flags are many and varied.

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Israeli Ranks

I needed a table so I could understand the Israeli system of ranks.

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Weapons and Vehicles of the Arab-Israeli Wars

Here’s a brief description of the various weapons/vehicles used in the Arab-Israel Wars.

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Israeli / Hebrew Terms for Military Formations

The IDF uses platoons, companies, battalion, etc just like the rest of the world. But I thought it would be handy to have a table of showing the Hebrew and English equivalents.

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Infiltration, Insurgency and Counter Measures in the Arab-Israeli Wars

Infiltration of national borders has been a component of the Arab-Israeli conflict, for example, during 1949-53 the Arabs organised over 3,000 infiltrations and in 1949-56 over two hundred Israelis were killed by mistanenim. The general name for this conflict is the Terrorist War, however, the War of Attrition (1968-70) also saw many infiltrations. I have grouped them together as the military operations were very similar.

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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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Datasheets for Arab-Israeli Crossfire

Data sheets for my Arab-Israeli Crossfire.

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Crossfire House Rules for the Arab-Israeli Wars

I’ve started compiling some Crossfire amendments for refighting the Arab-Israeli conflicts. I’ve also started putting together scenarios – particularly for 1948-49.

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