Wednesday 18 August 2010

Canal Crossing

Arab-Israeli grand tactical scale game of the Egyptian attempt to seize the Suez canal and the Sinai in 1973, the Yom Kippur War.

From Furness Wargamers in Tanks

Israel has strong defensive positions to start but the Arabs have weight of numbers.

Planes are a bit tough, with the idea of switching loads a bit flawed as they can change their emphasis from ground support to air superiority while in mid flight. Despite having to do overrun attacks the low offensive capabilities of their opponents make them virtually invulnerable and they can just bounce from hex to hex cleaning stuff out.

The game will eventually include a Golan Heights/Syria section so the Israelis will have to select how they divide their forces up. At the moment it's just a rush westwards for the Israeli forces.

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