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Offline Anguille

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Are there some good games on the subject? Could be 1948, 1956, 1967 or 1973. Thanks

I know there's John Tiller's MidEast '67 game from HPS. Is it good? Any others? I didn't see anything on steam nor gog.
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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 09:22:45 AM »
This is one of the Campaign series titles. I have it, and found to be it quite enjoyable.

https://www.matrixgames.com/game/campaign-series-middle-east-1948-1985

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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 10:30:29 AM »
This is one of the Campaign series titles. I have it, and found to be it quite enjoyable.

https://www.matrixgames.com/game/campaign-series-middle-east-1948-1985

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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2021, 11:05:01 AM »
I have not played it yet, but the very first computer game about the Arab Wars was Southern Command (Nov 1981), by SSI. In 1991 they would have Conflict Middle East, which I did not play either.

So I cannot recommand them, but at least you have some names.

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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2021, 11:24:32 AM »
The Star and the Crescent by Shrapnel Games and Six Days 1967 from the Wars Across the World system come to mind.

Of course there will be scenarios in SPMBT and TOAW series.
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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2021, 11:52:54 AM »
The Star and the Crescent by Shrapnel Games and Six Days 1967 from the Wars Across the World system come to mind.

Of course there will be scenarios in SPMBT and TOAW series.

   The Campaign series one is pretty good.  I think these wars are not very well covered in computer games.  In boardgames there are the air war game Elusive Victory is enlightening and I think Starkweather (designer of the Grand tactical and
 other games including the Greatest Day and Monteliemar ) is working on an Arab-Israeli 1973 game.

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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2021, 12:37:26 PM »
I was going to say TOAW 4 has some scenarios.
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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2021, 03:02:58 PM »
The Middle East '67 game is good if you like the Panzer/Campaigns style, which I do.  This one has battles from 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982, and a hypothetical 2004 campaign.  I don't think you would be disappointed.

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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2021, 04:58:02 PM »
Thanks for the recommandations. Had forgotten about the game from Shrapnet Games. Will check these games out.

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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2021, 10:59:29 PM »
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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2021, 11:44:30 PM »
Are there some good games on the subject? Could be 1948, 1956, 1967 or 1973. Thanks

I know there's John Tiller's MidEast '67 game from HPS. Is it good? Any others? I didn't see anything on steam nor gog.

This is one of the Campaign series titles. I have it, and found to be it quite enjoyable.

https://www.matrixgames.com/game/campaign-series-middle-east-1948-1985

This is one of the Campaign series titles. I have it, and found to be it quite enjoyable.

https://www.matrixgames.com/game/campaign-series-middle-east-1948-1985

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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2021, 12:22:31 AM »
Six Days 1967 from the Wars Across the World system come to mind.
How is this? It looks fairly simple.

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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2021, 01:16:57 PM »
Six Days 1967 from the Wars Across the World system come to mind.
How is this? It looks fairly simple.

  Not very good, unfortunately.

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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2021, 02:10:05 PM »
Six Days 1967 from the Wars Across the World system come to mind.
How is this? It looks fairly simple.

  Not very good, unfortunately.

I agree.  I picked this up on sale last year or so and only played it once.  Got boring very fast.
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Re: Recommandations on games with focus on the Israel-arab wars
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2021, 06:34:09 PM »
Ron Dockal did a quite comprehensive one for the Mid East War published by Schwerpunkt...

http://schwerpunkt.games/misc/games/middle-east-war-1948-2010/
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