At last!! The New Fate of the Nation book is coming out! My Jordanians are saved!! I was about to dump them on eBay for a song... and not even a very good song. I was ready to do this because, lets face it they were useless and unplayable. It was a huge exercise in frustration to play Jordanians vs the Israelis - it was not even a game. Because of this, they were banished to the bottom of the gaming closet not even fit to be a paper weight.
Now.. the new book has arrived and breathed new hope into my scrap army..can they be the "Jordanian Lions" I once hoped for? Well they are certainly a lot better. So what were the major fixes for this army? Death to dreaded "Taa"(Hen and Chicks) rule. Now it is possible to move and shoot and have a decent chance of scoring a hit, which really unties your hands now you can at least dance a little vs the Israelis. This fix was the most needed - it is no fun when you can't shoot.
|What Jordanian armor looked like under the old rules...|
|I hope this will be the new version of Jordanian armor...alive.|
|What the old Jordanian mech platoon looked like.|
A completely new formation was added to the book "Sareyat Moshaaa" Infantry company. This confident trained formation is a battle for Jerusalem infantry company with mandatory fortifications and fortified platoons. This companies platoons has a great rule "Camouflaged Positions" as long as you do not shoot the enemy must be within 16" to shoot you. It has infantry companies that are fairly cheap at 170 points each but does have a minimum 380 point fortification purchase that includes two HMG bunkers 4 minefields and 6 barbwire...ouch! They also get two platoons of tanks, good artillery and heavy mortar choices. The AT options do not end with the tanks. They can have M40 106mm recoilless nests with ROF 1 AT16 which is nothing to sneeze at. Plus they can also add a jeep mounted recoilless platoon. All in all the Israeli player is really going to have to put some thought into his list now with all these fortified platoons out there.
|Hurrah!!! we are saved from the scrap heap!!!|
Well I am looking forward to doing some battles again with my Jordanians again. I didn't think I would be saying that anytime soon.