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New Releases! / Re: Arab-Israeli ranges releas...
Last post by Raider4 - Today at 07:54:59 AM

QuoteErm, didn't the Jordanians have M48s
Exactly!


"It's an M48!"
"Oh, that's one of ours then"

compared to 

"Centurion ahead."
"Ours or theirs?"
"Ummm . . ."
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Books / Re: What are you currently rea...
Last post by Lord Kermit of Birkenhead - Today at 06:58:24 AM
I rather suspect it was serious.
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Books / Re: What are you currently rea...
Last post by pierre the shy - Today at 06:14:19 AM
FP - Shouldn't that last post be in the joke section?  :-X  ;) 
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Books / Re: What are you currently rea...
Last post by flamingpig0 - Today at 03:54:47 AM
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New Releases! / Re: Arab-Israeli ranges releas...
Last post by flamingpig0 - Today at 03:52:09 AM
Quote from: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 21 June 2022, 08:59:58 AMThe Israelis deliberately used M48's and Shermans against the Jordainians to avoid blue on blue, but no doubt Nobby will be doing that.

Erm, didn't the Jordanians have M48s
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New Releases! / Re: Arab-Israeli ranges releas...
Last post by kustenjaeger - Yesterday at 09:12:42 PM
Quote from: Sunray on Yesterday at 09:02:50 PMShort answer Edward is no. I checked this out for Leon when he was designing the range.

RD Jones in Janes Infantry Weapons(Egypt) omits any mention of PK.

I think it was Laffin in Osprey suggests that this may have been because the SG43 was built under licence in Egypt and popular because it was soldier proof,as well as that national pride factor.

Sources suggest the Syrians adopted the PK after the 73 war, as part of Soviet sponsored rearmament.

Many thanks - really useful.

Edward
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New Releases! / Re: Arab-Israeli ranges releas...
Last post by Sunray - Yesterday at 09:02:50 PM
Short answer Edward is no. I checked this out for Leon when he was designing the range.

RD Jones in Janes Infantry Weapons(Egypt) omits any mention of PK.

I think it was Laffin in Osprey suggests that this may have been because the SG43 was built under licence in Egypt and popular because it was soldier proof,as well as that national pride factor.

Sources suggest the Syrians adopted the PK after the 73 war, as part of Soviet sponsored rearmament.
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Books / Re: What are you currently rea...
Last post by sultanbev - Yesterday at 08:42:34 PM
Quote from: fsn on 22 June 2022, 03:48:38 PMWhat I'm not reading but should be is:


Purchased on Amazon in February with a publication date of June 15th. Now showing as "not in stock. Helion site says "in Autumn 2022 releases."  >:(
Yes, am awaiting that one too, to see if he picks up all the units I have found out about, or adds anything new.

If you want something Ottoman to read in the interim, I still have a few copies of Tangiers to Tehran, a wargamers guide to Napoleonic Arab armies c1780-1825 left, no colour but 100 line drawings, maps, OOBs and potted histories of each nation. £20 UK post included.
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Firelocks to Maxims (1680 - 1900) / Re: Armies in the 1700s
Last post by fsn - Yesterday at 07:09:28 PM
My personal preference is for WSS. The 7YW is a bit fussy for me.

I like Fred's idea of changing flags.  :) 
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Firelocks to Maxims (1680 - 1900) / Re: Armies in the 1700s
Last post by fred. - Yesterday at 05:50:15 PM
In WSS there was little difference between uniforms of line infantry for most countries. Grenadiers used a variety of different hats - which do link to nationalities. 

Cavalry tended to vary between jackets and tricorns, or helmets with or without buff coats. Which again varied on national lines. 

While units were uniform in the appearance - this was much less the case for whole armies. Whilst the French where predominately in grey, they had red, blue, brown, or yellow jacketed units too. 

What this means is if you have removable flags your troops can work well across a wide variety of battles and sides!
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