By Eric "Tarzan" Lauterbach
With the newly expanded book Fate of a Nation, gone are days of loading up on IShermans to crush Jordanian and Egyptian forces without breaking a sweat. Now its going to be harder, but I love a challenge. Smacking the opponent so hard with special rules and under-costed tanks that they never want to play again doesn't do anyone any good. Your force will be sitting in the box with no one to play. The good news is Battlefront has adjusted the balance to what looks like a way more playable game. So what are the new challenges to the Israeli armies? Lets get into it!
|Magach 3 big winners in the new book.|
Artillery choices were expanded with 155 and 25lb batteries, plus more 120mm mortar tracks. Added to the army list was anti-tank jeeps with 90mm or the better106mm recoilless guns ROF 1, AT16 Fp 2+ which is nice, and for a good price also. The Infantry choice added a fearless veteran parachute platoon to the list, BUT it also raised the cost of the mechanized platoon by 70 points! Ouch! It seems almost all the support choices went up the 120mm mortar platoon jumped up 60 points as well. On the bright side of things you get some recon which was sorely needed. Its fairly cheap at least 80 points for 4 recon jeeps. They also expanded the recon jeeps further into a whole new force long range patrol company. This force gets two tank slots, two AT Jeep slots and a fearless veteran rating so it might be a good alternative to the tank company since all the points went and you will be struggling with platoon count.
|This awesome smoke option went up... DANG!|
|These are some expensive dudes!|
|This go to force used to be 1500 points now it is 1835 points! OUCH!!!!|
|Even these AAA halftracks went up by a few points.|
|Sho't did not go up...yeah!!|
|With all the dug-in fortified infantry now available these guys might have to do some direct fire bunker busting!|
At any rate the new book has put new life into what was a dead genera of flames of war. I am looking forward to the new challenges and fun times gaming FotN Israeli forces.