Kahalani moved his battalion on to Booster Ridge on the afternoon of the 6th. Positioning his Sho’t tanks on to the ramps. Often the small platoons were covering company and battalion frontages. Facing his tankers are columns of tanks and APCs from the Soviet Union. The results will only be known in the morning.
OK now, this way off being World War I post. If there was ever a fight worth studying, it has to be the fight on the Golan. Never were the odds so stacked against an army than on the 6th of October 1973.
The Israeli Defense Force had a great deal to be proud of. In 1967 the IDF was able to take the Sinai, West Bank and the Golan. Only on the West Bank did the Jordanian tankers give as well as they got. Airpower was what tipped that battle for the IDF.
So in 1973 there was little to be concerned about the Arab threat. Sadat had rebuilt his Egyptian forces and Syrian had updated theirs. The issue was always would they be willing to launch a conventional attack against Israeli. The experts said no, and they were wrong.
What Mark and I have tried to do recently is test out using the TOOFATLardies rules (and formulas from Col Dupuy) and see how these battles occurred. While Mark did an excellent job of doing the after action reports, I want to share how I tested out the larger battles on the Golan.
While Peter Pig may want me to buy all the tanks needed for a brigade (or division) we drew the line and two companies, twenty tanks in 15mm. To do the larger battles that I was testing I used 3mm tanks from PicoArmor. Only change to the rules was changing the ranges from inches to centimeters. This worked for both the Golan and World War II. I am sure it will also have the right look for doing the smaller battles on the Sinai.
I was very pleased with the look of the game and at the same time I was able to give it the feel of being a company level game. using I Ain’t Been Shot Mum. Terrain was made easily. Also working in 3mm I can test out our rules for Saggers. The figures look great and are easy to paint. And no they do not look like grains of rice.
This winter we hope to have our FallIn scenarios and addenda available in the Lardies Christmas Special. If you have any questions, please let me know.