As you know, Israel isn't part of Wargame: Red Dragon. It is understandable for two reasons : Israel was kinda neutral during the Cold War, even though it had very good relationship with the USA; and Israel is hard to put in a video game, because of the never-ending Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is still subject to controversy.
Why am I talking about this ? Because I entirely created the Israeli nation how I'd see it in Wargame: Red Dragon on an Excel folder. But let me be clear : even if, as everyone who passed hundred of hours to build something, I'd love to be able to play this nation, I originally made it because I'm really interested in modern armament, especially in Russian and Israeli one. And since we already have USSR in game, I made Israel.
Sooo, why did I do this topic ? Just to discuss with you how would you see a balanced, playable and historically accurate Israeli army in this game.
Here's the link, I made it on Excel and tested it on OpenOffice Calc.
Personally, I see this nation as a rather tough one, since Israel constantly fight against other countries since it exists, composed of modern units, very effective in urban fighting, but lags a bit behind when it comes to fight heavy tanks or massive air superiority. Indeed, they have very powerful tanks, but they're lacking a bit of ATGMs. In terms AA, it's the same problem, they have really good high-end ASFs, but they are a bit light on ground AA defenses, and they lack of mid/low-end ASFs. But, as said earlier, they are really good in urban fighting, with powerful fire support units and vehicles, great SAWs, and something that is almost exclusive to Tsahal in the world : heavy APCs, with close to no fighting capacities, but huge armor, in order to make sure your unit will reach its goal, whatever comes between it and its goal.
But after all, even if I think I made something good, I'm a pretty bad player, and I know that there will be many problems in my deck. I'm just putting it there, so don't hesitate to tell me your feedbacks.
Thanks for reading !
Storm PC replaced by M325 Command Car
M462 Cargo replaced by M35 Cargo
Added M548 Alfa (MTP-LB like)
Katzefet name changed to Sayaret Matkal
Golani Brigade name changed to Givati
Light infantry replaced by Sayaret Yahalom (SF FIST)
Mk 19 replaced by Handasah Kravit (B-300 FIST)
Added Hativat HaTzanhanim (Shock paratroopers)
M270 name changed to Menatetz
Added Makmat (160 mm mortar)
Added MAR-240 (Boosted BM-24)
Added Keres (SEAD missiles launcher)
Added a random flatbed truck with a ZU-23-2
Sho't Meteor removed
Magach 5 name changed to Magach 5 BLAZER
Sho't Kal replaced by Sho't Kal Gimel (improved Centurion)
Added Magach 6 Gimel (a gap between the Tiran-5Sh and the Magach 6B Gal Batash)
Added Magach 7C (An even better Magach)
Nerfed Magach 6B Gal Batash gun
Added Merkava Mk II
Added Merkava Mk IIB (Slightly better Mk II, and with LAHAT missiles)
Added Merkava Mk III Baz (The new Israeli superheavy)
Nerfed Merkava Mk III in its globality but he gets LAHAT missiles
Shayetet 13 Galil replaced by AKM, and Galatz replaced by a MAG 10.10
Sayaret Matkal replaced by Sayaret Maglan (5-men squad with Spike-SR and a Galatz)
Added Pereh (a fake Magach 5 carrying a bunch of Spikes missiles)
Replaced M113 I-TOW by M113 Tamuz (a M113 carrying Spikes missiles)
Replaced M113 Zelda with M113 Bardehlas (a standard M113)
Added A-4H Ayit (low-end SEAD plane)
Added A-4N Ayit (firing AGM-12 Bullpup)
Added LAR-160 (A 160 mm MRL on an AMX 13 chassis)
Added M107 and M110
Truck with ZU-23-2 changed to M3 TCM20 (M3 halftrack with twin 20 mm HS.404 guns)
Added M48A1 and M48A3 Chaparral
Added AML 90
Added M3 SS-11 (M3 halftrack with SS-11 missiles)
Added CH-53 Nimrod (long-range ATGM carrier)
Changed the Mirage IIIC name and loadout to an ASF loadout
Changed the Nesher S loadout to a napalm bomber loadout
Changed the Kfir C.2 loadout to a rocket plane loadout
Added F-15A Baz (ASF)
Changed F-15C Baz loadout to be less expensive
Added F-15 Baz Meshopar (New very-high-end ASF)
Added F-15D Baz (heavy LGB platform)
Added F-15I Ra'am (Su-27M-like AT plane)
Added F-4E Kurnass (Low-end multirole bomber)
Added F-4E Kurnass 2000 (AT plane)
Changed the F-16A Netz loadout to a bomber loadout