When it rains, it pours. I got a lot of posts to catch up on. This is a meeting engagement battle between the Syrians and some Jordanian support teams against the Israeli armored force. I signed up to put on the game at our local gaming club Tuesday night game night. There are about 10 of us and we rotate putting on games every Tuesday. I tapped into my friend Bill's hoard of Syrian infantry for this battle. We both recently rebased all our Middle East figures from Peter Pig basing to Team Yankee.
I used the lists and unit stats I've been posting about the last year. I have a point cost for them now too and it was about a 130 point game. I was anticipating six players and didn't want everything on the table at once so I went with the Meeting Engagement scenario from the book. So we started with half the units on the table and the other half coming in as delayed reserves.
Syrian Infantry HQ
Player 1 = T-72 x 6, T-55 x 6, Commando company (4 AK47, 3 RPG-17, 2 Sagger stands), Mechanized Infantry company (7 AK47, 6 RPG, 1 PKM LMG stands, BMP-1 x 9)
Player 2 = T-62 x 6, T-62 x 6, Commando company (4 AK47, 3
RPG-17, 2 Sagger stands), Mechanized Infantry company (7 AK47, 6 RPG, 1
PKM LMG stands, BTR-60 x 9)
Player 3 (Jordanians) = Khalid x 3, Mechanized Infantry platoon (4 M16, 3 M60, 1 Dragon stand, M113 x 4), Shilka x 2, MI-24 Hind x 2
Israeli Infantry HQ with M113
Player 1 = Merkava I x 3, Mechanized Paratrooper platoon (4 FN MAG, 3 RPG-17, 1 Dragon stand, M113 Zelda x 4), TOW Jeeps x 4, M163 VADS x 2
Player 2 = Magach 3 x 4, Magach 6 x 3, Mechanized Paratrooper platoon (4 FN MAG, 3 RPG-17, 1 Dragon stand, M113 Zelda x 4), AH-1 Cobras x 2
Player 3 = Magach 3 x 4, Magach 6 x 3, Mechanized Paratrooper platoon (4
FN MAG, 3 RPG-17, 1 Dragon stand, M113 Zelda x 4), M125 Mortar carriers x 2
I setup the terrain and pre-placed the objectives. One of each side of the board, one in the hills and one in the town. The board was 8' x 5'. I made the Syrian Commando's veteran for this battle, so 4+ to hit which probably wasn't a good idea.
Quick synopsis of battle: Syrians started with commandos on the board, dug into some hills back up by some T-62s and T-72s. The Jodanians had their Khalids on top of a hill with their infantry ready to push into the village. The Israeli's had a unit of Magach 3 and Magach 6 pushing into the Khalids on the right. The center had a mechanized infantry platoon moving into the town supported by some Magach 3s and the left had the paratroops holding the flank with the ATGM jeeps.
The tank rush on the right got demolished by the Khalids. That left the city pretty much open to the Syrians with only one Israeli mechanized platoon to hold it. The jeeps and paratroopers kept the left flank secure. Tanks died all over from ATGM and other tanks. Replacements came in peace meal, just enough to plug a gaps left by destroyed units. The Syrians were able to move one commando company into the village to support the Jordanian infantry. They kicked the Isareli infantry out and took the objective. The Israeli's had some help coming from reserves but not fast enough (especially when the Syrian mechanized companies rolled on the board). A strong Syrian win.
Here are a bunch of random pictures of the game taken by my friend Rene. The full set of pictures is over at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124196980@N02/sets/72157680628229005