Saturday, 6 October 2018
Friday, 5 October 2018
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
The Syrian air attacks just kept coming... (this and next two photos by Ian)
By now Israeli reinforcements were gathering in some strength, with M-48...
Intriguingly, the Syrians spent a lot of time assaulting strongpoints
and only in the south was real progress made
On the ground the front ends of two Syrian divisions – two tank brigades and two motor rifle brigades confronted a thin crust of Israeli tanks and strongpoints. Both sides were also well supplied with air support. The scenario was broadly historical but supposed that the Syrians had gone with their preferred option of attacking early in the day, rather than delaying until noon at the behest of their Egyptian allies. Several crossings were made over the AT ditch although one of the Syrian bridgelayer companies had perished in an Israeli airstrike. Syrian casualties were relatively light, reflecting their deliberate approach. The flip side was that they didn’t push forward as aggressively as I’d have liked but that’s the joy of having real players!
The game proceeded at a healthy pace – it’s always pleasing when game time runs faster than real time. Even the players who were new to LCW soon picked it up, such are the benefits of simple mechanisms. Despite the breaks for tea, coffee and lunch (this was Knuston, remember!) we made good progress and all present claimed to have enjoyed the experience. Lunch-table conversation inevitably turned to other possible scenarios so it may be that the ‘big’ Little Cold Wars game at Knuston becomes an annual event. Watch this space…
Friday, 28 September 2018
Syrian infantry was by now pouring across the AT ditch...
Israeli artillery in action
You can never have too many photos of F-4s