One of the scenarios for the Check Your 6 1948 Arab-Israeli War published in Wargames Illustrated calls for a vessel, the Eqyptian Amir Faruq. This happens to be a sloop similar in appearance to a Flower-class sloop, and so I decided to take advantage of the Topside Minis cheap prices and buy one of their Flower-class 1/1800 scale offerings. These are two dimensional renderings on self adhesive paper, that then is affixed to a base. For those interested in getting started in naval gaming but find the pricing of some ranges overwhelming, or the thought of painting is just o much to bear, Topside is an affordable way to give naval gaming a try...or in this case a target for Check Your 6.
Friday, November 8, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Here we have some Raiden additions for the British, Israelis, and Egyptians in the form of Spitfires, Macchis, a Beaufighter, and a proxy Hawker Fury (really a Tempest with a radial engine). The planes I used for this period are not 100% spot on, but are pretty close, and used some planes I had picked up from Dom's Decals a few years ago for a really amazing price. Magnets have been added, so now I just need a few convoy vehicles and a ship and I will have all the toys necessary to complete all six scenarios.