|Changing the colour from this...|
The other announcement on the Arab-Israeli front is that I have been inspired to extend the collection to cover the Six Day War as well. Now there will be a certain amount of 'make-do' - my T-55s are in 1973 camo and I am not repainting them or buying another 21. But I am going to buy some T-34/85s (10) and paint them in the light sand colour of '67 Egyptian armour. I've already repainted the SU100s for this (the scheme hadn't changed by '73).
I also need new APCs, and I think that I'm going to go with BTR-50s rather than BTR-152s. Both will also cross over into the Yom Kippur War, but I like the idea of the 50s better I think.
I've already ordered some M5 halftracks for my Israelis, so they are on the way, but I need a few more tanks - specifically AMX-13s. I also need some more Shermans, and I'm tempted to get some M48s and not upgrade their guns but leave them as 90mm.
I've ordered a Tamiya 1/100 Mirage III and a MiG 19 for the air support (such as the Egyptians had). I'm halfway tempted to build a Jordanian army, but this will be built from scratch - infantry plus Centurions and Pattons. So all pretty exciting really. We played another Arab-Israeli Flames of War game on Friday night. This time the Egyptians actually managed a win with a double envelopment! Forgot my camera, so no pics sorry.
If anyone had told me three years ago that modern tank battles would be my main project focus for wargaming , I wouldn't have believed them. Now I can't get enough of it!