I’ve been using flags as my terrain objective markers for a long time. And recently I made some more for New Zealand, UK/GB, India, USA, Germany (replacement), Japan, China and Australia.
A Case Study in Balagan Thinking – How I justify collecting Japanese
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.
The Battle of Kadesh in David Rohl’s New Chronology
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.
Timeline for the Arab-Israeli Wars
This is just a rough high level outline of the Arab-Israel Wars.
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.
Israeli Order of Battle in the 1982 Lebanon War
Some rough notes on the Israeli Order of Battle for the Lebanon War.
Sources for the Arab-Israeli Wars
An annotated bibliography for the Arab-Israel Wars.
Painting Guide for the Arab-Israeli Wars
Very, very draft painting guide for the Arab-Israel Wars.
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.
I needed a table so I could understand the Israeli system of ranks.
Weapons and Vehicles of the Arab-Israeli Wars
Here’s a brief description of the various weapons/vehicles used in the Arab-Israel Wars.
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.
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.
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.
Datasheets for Arab-Israeli Crossfire
Data sheets for my Arab-Israeli Crossfire.