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'73_1: "Y" Day Onslaught - MC 01 Middle East '67

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'73_1: "Y" Day Onslaught

By Saunders & Blackie
Arab Alliance 13 - 3 - 14 Israel
Rating: 7.05 (25)
Games Played: 30
SM: 3
Turns: 15
Type: Stock
First Side: Arab Alliance
Second Side: Israel
The Sinai, October 6th 1973: The origins of the Yom Kippur War were rooted in the resounding defeat the Arabs had to endure in the Six Day War. President Sadat of Egypt knew that if any military action was taken against Israel, it would cause a massive Israeli reaction. Therefore, logic dictated that the first blow must be in the same proportion. The Egyptian plan was to cross the Suez Canal with five reinforced Divisions at 5 crossing points. The first wave paddled across in rubber rafts, this was followed by the most modern bridging equipment provided by the Russians. They penetrated about 10 miles and then set up defensive positions under an air defense system. They knew the power of the Israeli Defense Forces, both in the air and on the ground. Their plan addressed both of these factors. The Egyptian forces would be under the densest air missile defense system their Russian friends could provide, and to counter the Israeli armor, ground forces were equipped with a huge amount of anti tank weaponry, from shoulder operated RPG to vehicle mounted Sagger missiles. They rehearsed every phase of the operation, then at 1400 hrs on the 6th October, "Y Day"..... a shattering barrage rent the air, taking the Israelis by surprise *Hint - as human Arab, review the rules Engineer | Ferry as well as bridging* - *Designer Note: Large Egpytian Tank and Mechanized forces are present on the map as they were located there - but they have no effect early in the battle at this early stage. See the alternative variant of this scenario where these tanks are used.
Player Voting Stats
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Esher's ProfileEsher Slightly Pro Arab Alliance 7
Esher's ProfileEsher Slightly Pro Arab Alliance 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Arab Alliance Kool Kat's Profile Kool Kat vs. Warhorse Warhorse's Profile Israel Arab Alliance Major Victory 54 6
Arab Alliance Warhorse's Profile Warhorse vs. Kool Kat Kool Kat's Profile Israel Arab Alliance Major Victory 54 6
Israel giorgiobeacco's Profile giorgiobeacco vs. HMCS Rosthern HMCS Rosthern's Profile Arab Alliance Israel Minor Victory 42 18
Arab Alliance Many Mariuses's Profile Many Mariuses vs. zorak zorak's Profile Israel Arab Alliance Minor Loss 18 42
Israel alaric99x's Profile alaric99x vs. barnacle bob barnacle bob's Profile Arab Alliance Israel Major Victory 54 6
Many Mariuses
Master Sergeant
Many Mariuses Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:04 pm
A desperate and enjoyable struggle for both sides.
1st Lieutenant
Warhorse Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Going to switch sides, before passing judgement.As the Arab, I quickly crossed the canal and set up spearheads. Moved up artillery and kept up the pressure, but was starting to run into tougher opposition turn 6.
Meine Ehre heisst Treue

Kool Kat
Brigadier General
Kool Kat Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:01 pm
The Egyptian player must quickly blitz across the Suez Canal and reduce the Israeli strong points before the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) reinforcements make their presence felt on the battlefield. Much of the Egyptian force are D quality units, but the sheer numbers of infantry and armor battalions can overwhelm the better quality and fewer numbers of Israeli ground troops. Between equal skilled players, the Egyptians enjoy a slight advantage. I've played this scenario twice - as the the Israelis and Egyptians. I have yet to discover a winning Israeli strategy. However, based on the reported number of Israeli wins, that strategy does exist! Recommended Middle East '67 scenario!
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /