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Rommel Takes The Suez Canal 1944 - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Rommel Takes The Suez Canal 1944

By Dan Caviness
Axis 0 - 3 - 0 Allies
Rating: 8.58 (5)
Games Played: 3
SM: 10
Turns: 40
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Downloads: 26
Rommel Takes The Suez Canal 1944

This is a simulation of desert combat, but set later in the war when the armor capabilities were vastly superior to what was available historically. This is pure hypothetical designed for balance and enjoyment.

The Axis powers, very much intact, have conquered Russian in 1941 during Barbarossa. The weather threatened to end it in disaster but they managed to take Moscow before the bitter winter took hold.

This leaves the English and the Americans against the Axis powers. Rommel left Africa early in this hypothetical, returning to convince the OKW that they could swing down from Greece and take the Suez Canal. This will allow them to control the Med, and allow Japanese and German subs to transit freely between the two nations.

All that aside, you will be up against the late war armor and infantry, no matter which side you choose. Desert combat is a unique environment, the "world" is at minus one morale, and those who get shot up and disrupted may find it challenging to get back in the fight.

No history to be learned with this one, unless you count my "alternate" history above. Good luck, good shooting, and I hope you enjoy it.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Dan Caviness's ProfileDan Caviness Well Balanced 10
kernel t's Profilekernel t Moderately Pro Axis 6
Dan Caviness's ProfileDan Caviness Well Balanced 10
Scud's ProfileScud Slightly Pro Allies 8
Tankertony's ProfileTankertony Well Balanced 9
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies Dan Caviness's Profile Dan Caviness vs. Tankertony Tankertony's Profile Axis Draw 45 45
Allies dawags's Profile dawags vs. Scud Scud's Profile Axis Draw 60 60
Axis Dan Caviness's Profile Dan Caviness vs. kernel t kernel t's Profile Allies Draw 45 45
Dan Caviness
1st Lieutenant
Dan Caviness Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:49 pm
NOTE: This is REV 1. Those who know me know I don't abandon my scenarios and based on the first team games a REV 2 will follow at some point.
NOTE: Forgot to put all the ***BV.BIS/WTF stuff in here guys. It's a team game, if you desire. I recommend all options ON except VV and EA. I am not saying it may not play just as well with those ON, but I have not tried it.

Have fun!


Dan Caviness

Dan Caviness
1st Lieutenant
Dan Caviness Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:03 pm
Bring sunscreen
Scud Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:06 pm
Massive 2x2 team game scenario with a bit of everything. Devote thirty minutes a turn just for watching the replay. :-) Lot of fun, but not for the faint of heart. Great job by a master scenario designer, Dan Caviness.
Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blast on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us. --Walt Kelly
Major General
Tankertony Frid Jul 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Work in progress. Dan the designer says that he has about 150 updates to make to it.
Nevertheless, it's a great, fun, large scenario. Ideal as a team game. All the usual toys, even new ones I've never seen or played. Give it a try!
Dan Caviness
1st Lieutenant
Dan Caviness Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Friends, Romans, Countrymen lend me your ears...

We have completed testing and all adjustments are complete.
Simply stated, if you can find another 2v2 teamgame as fun as this one to play, I will eat it.

Check it out...lots of devilish real estate between the Aswan Dam and the Suez Canal...


Version 2.0
Date of upload: 7/20/2020