Service circa 1967.
The eagle eyed among you will note that the command Platoon (of two tanks) are slightly later model tanks with the M68 (L7) 105mm Tank gun while the others have the 90mm M41 gun. What, you cannot see a difference! Trust me it is there which technically makes the command tanks Maglach-3's. But for game reasons I will treat them all as Maglach 2's. It is a game and only a serious tread head will worry about it! OK then, I will buy a few more just to make you happy.
The very, very eagle eyed and those that really know the subject will notice the Battalion markings are also missing! To be fair They would be small on 15mm models and as I will not be adding more than one Battalion to any games without changing the tank type, Is it really necessary. I think it is more a case of me knowing the markings and wanting to get them right than wargaming practicality at this scale. But the turret markings are just about correct! Or at least as Correct as my brush will allow!
Other than the command Platoon each platoon has 3 tanks again if you want to criticise the TO&E you can argue that each platoon should have 4 tanks. But the reality of life/war/wargaming and all that stuff... full platoons hardly ever take the field of battle. So 3 tanks a platoon is more acceptable than a full and complete TO&E that you would expect on the Parade ground or the barracks.
I have included a few pics of them in action crossing my desert terrain. It is usually children with an excess of personality that point out the different desert colours but as I will be re-painting the desert early next year I am sure you will forgive me. And if you don't I still don't care!
The planned rules will be Flames of War, but the air combat will be "Check your 6-Jet age". There will be a few more coming as the Painting challenge progresses but this should give me a few extra pre-Christmas points. But it is the shortest day today (or yesterday by the time this is published) and light is already going and the camera flash is only so good.
Anyway thanks for looking and Thanks for any comments. Cheers Clint
More mico-scale goodness today, excellent. As a self-admitted 'child of excess personality' I will say: wonderful work Clint! These Pattons really look the business, except, of course, when a few of those pesky Saggers get in the way to wreck their fun. ;) I also like your judicious use of vehicle markings. Not too much to clutter the model, but just enough to get the message across. Nice.
For the most part, I'm not a huge fan of hex terrain, but I do like the care and detail you've put into yours, especially the wadi and the town in the last image. Lovely stuff.
This murder of Maglach's will give you 22 points!