Deciding on the Fate of a Nation

Fate of a Nation
When Battlefront released miniatures and models for the Vietnam War, I was quite tempted, but didn’t buy any models, the as the era isn’t one where there were lots of tank battles and to be honest that’s the main reason I play Flames of War. Secondly I already have way too many models to paint anyhow…

Despite the fact I still have too many models to paint, I am quite intrigued by gaming this era and I do like the models. The Centurion, which we first saw as ANZAC reinforcements for the Vietnam Era makes a reappearance with both sides of the conflict. We also see the T55 and modern American built tanks alongside the older T34/85 and Sherman tanks.

As for forces, Simon has spoken about playing the Jordanians, as they have the Centurions and British style organisation.

As a consequence I did consider going for Egyptian as I did like the idea of the T55, but as I do like the Centurion I will probably go Israeli, and I get to use Shermans too. I also like the fact I can use M3 Half Tracks, however in 1967 Israel didn’t have any M113 APCs.

Of course if successful, I can see Battlefront expanding the range next year.
I have been considering alternative history options as well, imagine if the Americans sent in a force of Marines, M60 tanks, helicopter gunships and Grunts? Or what about if the UN sent a peacekeeping force of British troops, Soviet tanks, East Germans?

Fate of a Nation

Fate of a Nation
Really pleased to see that Battlefront are looking at moving into a new era, with the Arab-Israeli conflict for Flames of War.

I always liked the tank models for the Vietnam era, but as I said back in 2011 when Battlefront returned to Vietnam, that:

Quite like the models. Not so sure I will be buying into the era though. Apart from NVA and Vietcong infantry, the US seem to have all the firepower and armour (as they did in Vietnam).

For me the gaming would have not been tank versus tank, more tank versus hidden infantry. With Fate of a Nation, there will be tank versus tank battles, complete with APCs, helicopters and planes.

Will be interesting to see how they support the free supplement, which models they will produce for the era.