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Textbook Night Assault - Campaign Series: Middle East 1948 -1985

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Textbook Night Assault

By Jason Petho
Israel 0 - 0 - 0 Egypt
Rating: 0 (0)
Games Played: 0
SM: 5
Turns: 30
Type: Stock
First Side: Israel
Second Side: Egypt
Jason Petho
6 June, 1967
[Umm Katef, Sinai, Egypt]: [SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: Abu Ageila and Umm Katef were the center of attention for a third time in as many decades. Unlike the previous two engagements in 1948 and 1956, the Israeli's had two weeks to prepare for their assault on the heavily defended and fortified area. The plan involved a division sized unit, including; an armoured brigade, an infantry brigade, six battalions of artillery, a parachute battalion, an independent tank battalion and additional assets. The Israeli 14th Armour Brigade was tasked with capturing the road to Umm Katef, clearing the road, and allowing the 99th Infantry Brigade and artillery assets to move into position for the night assault Umm Katef, which was defended by the Egyptian 12th Infantry Brigade, supported by artillery and armour. In the middle of the night, the 99th Infantry Brigade maneuvered through the dunes to their starting positions. Two battalions started their assault into the trenches, catching the Egyptians by surprise. Supported by artillery and direct tank fire, the 99th Infantry Brigade advanced quickly through the night. Shortly after the assault started, the previously landed parachute battalion, began its attack against the Egyptian artillery positions to the west of Umm Katef. While there were a number of battalions, including a T34 tank battalion, in the vicinity, the Egyptians were slow to react. [ALL: NOVV]

[NOTE: Many of the Egyptian formations, and some of the Israeli, start the scenario fixed and will be released during the course of the scenario. This is in an attempt to recreate the flow of the actual battle.][1.01]