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Operation Musketeer Revised - Campaign Series: Middle East 1948 -1985

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Operation Musketeer Revised

By Jason Petho
France/UK 0 - 0 - 0 Egypt
Rating: 0 (0)
Games Played: 0
SM: 9
Turns: 50
Type: Stock
First Side: France/UK
Second Side: Egypt
[Port Said, Suez Canal, Egypt]:[H2H][HIS][CSL]: In an effort to continue with the nationalization policy, Egyptian President Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal in July 1956. This eventually triggered the Suez Crisis that involved the United Kingdom, France and Israel in an effort to overthrow Nasser. A number of plans were crafted to how to deal with the invasion of Egypt. The final plan, Operation Musketeer Revised, involved three phases. Phase I allowed the United Kingdom and France to gain air superiority, Phase II was designed to be a "shock and awe" air campaign against various Egyptian economic, transportation and communication facilities, Phase III being a combined Anglo-French airborne and amphibious landing at Port Said to capture the Canal Zone. Phase I was launched on October 31st and Phase II commenced the following morning. Under international pressure, the timetable for Phase III was moved up. The Anglo-French airborne forces touched down on El Gamil airfield and Raswa on the morning of November 5th. The British 3rd Parachute Battalion landing at El Gamil and the French 2 RPC with a small British contingent landing south of the water works at Raswa. The 3rd Parachute Battalion tasked with securing the airfield and the landing zone for the amphibious assault and the 2RPC tasked with securing the bridges of the canal and the water works south of the city. While the French succeeded, the 3rd Parachute Battalion was held up as it tried to enter the city from the west. With a failed effort to have the garrison surrender, the amphibious assault group moved eight kilometers offshore the following morning, disgorged the assault troops, which hit the beaches at approximately 0700 on November 6th. [ALL][This scenario covers the entire two day battle for Port Said][1.00]