The models haven’t arrived yet, but I’ve been busy thinking through appropriate stats for various units and vehicles using the Flames of War rules. I’ve tried to kick on from some late war WW2 stats, particularly the Panther and King Tiger. As there is still some WW2 tech floating about in 1973, it is important that the stats fro the two periods relate to each other. I’m aware that these tanks were up-armoured and up-gunned over time, so tried to factor this in as well.
I’m not a treadhead by any means, so don’t want to get swamped with angles, velocities etc. FoW seems like a nice simple system to use for the level of detail I’m interested in (which is get the tanks on the board and play a game).
This is what I have come up with so far with no points worked out yet, and comments are appreciated:
(key for those not used to FoW stats: F = front, S = side, T = top, RoF = rate of fire, AT = anti-tank, FP = firepower)
Israeli Tank Company – fearless veterans
Centurion Shot Cal – Fully tracked – armour F:14, S:9, T:3 105mm gun RoF:3, AT:17, FP:3+, stabiliser
M48A2C Magach – Fully tracked – armour F:13, S:8, T:3 gun as above, stabiliser
Israeli Mechanised Infantry Company – confident veterans
M113 Fully tracked armour – F:4, S:2, T:1
Infantry will be MG teams, but each team will have an AT projectile weapon as well, yet to be worked out.
Egyptian Tank Company – Confident Conscript
T55 Fully tracked armour – F:13, S:7, T:3 – 100mm gun – RoF:2, AT:16, FP:4+
T62 Fully tracked armour – F:14, S:7, T:3 – 115mm gun – RoF:2, AT:17, FP:3+
Egyptian Mechanised Infantry – Confident trained
BMP1 Fully tracked armour – F:4, S:2, T:1
These are slightly informed stabs in the dark. As I say, moderns is a new period for me, and I don’t have an exhaustive knowledge of any of this stuff by any means. But i’m sure there are those of you out there that do!
Just a note on the ‘stabiliser’ rule to allow full RoF on the move. The T series don’t get this. One of the key elements that I wanted to reflect was the low firing rate of the Soviet designed tanks due to the cramped space in the turret and Soviet doctrine.
If you agree or not, please let me know, with reasons, so that I can tinker with this some more.