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On October 6, 1973 at 2:00 PM, Egypt launched Operation Badr. The Egytian Second Army, composed of three Infantry divisions, each reinforced with a tank brigade, crossed at three points north of the Bitter Lake. The Egyptian Third Army, composed of two infantry divisions, crossed at two points between the Bitter Lake and Suez. The Israelis were surprised by the the attack itself, the speed of the crossing, the anti-tank and anti-air weapons and tactics, and the Egyptian courage and morale throughout the war.

This scenario represents the war from start to finish in the central sector around the city of Ismailia and Chinese Farm where the Israelis eventually penetrated the Egyptian bridgehead and crossed to the west bank, severing the Egtyptian Third Army's supply lines.

Duration

StartOct 6, 1973 2:00:00 PM
EndOct 19, 1973 8:00:00 PM

Map

Suez Canal 1/1 thru 11/17

This is a map of the Suez Canal north of Ismalia to the Great Bitter Lake.

Victory Conditions

The Egyptian Player  wins a Strategic Victory if he controls a bridgehead 60 hexes from the Suez Canal.

The Egyptian Player  wins a Tactical Victory if he controls a bridgehead 40 hexes from the Suez Canal.

The Egyptian Player  wins a Marginal Victory if he controls a bridgehead 15 hexes from the Suez Canal.

The Israeli Player wins a Marginal Victory if he has one battalion on the west side of the Suez Canal.

The Israeli Player wins a Tactical Victory if he has one brigade on the west side of the Suez Canal.

The Israeli Player wins a Strategic Victory if he has one divison on the west side of the Suez Canal.

First Player: Egypt

IdTypeQualityFormationStrength
2I

Infantry Division

Second LineColumn100%

Deploy west of Suez Canal.

16I

Infantry Division

Second LineColumn100%

Deploy west of Suez Canal.

21A

Tank Division

Second LineColumn100%

Deploy off map west. Inactive.

23M

Mechanized Infantry Division

Second LineColumn100%

Deploy off map west. Inactive.

2I Infantry Division [Unit Counters (PDF)] [Formation Cards (PDF)]

16I Infantry Division [Unit Counters (PDF)] [Formation Cards (PDF)]

21A Tank Division [Unit Counters (PDF)] [Formation Cards (PDF)]

23M Mechanized Infantry Division [Unit Counters (PDF)] [Formation Cards (PDF)]

Smoke Counters (PDF)

Dummy Counters (PDF)

Unit Data Cards (PDF)

Second Player: Israel

IdTypeQualityFormationStrength
252A-1-1

Armor Battalion

First LineColumn100%

Deploy one company in each TOAZ and one infantry platoon in each MOAZ.

252A-1

Armor Brigade

First LineColumn100%

Deploy off map 125 hexes east of 11/7-1206.

162A

Armor Division

SeasonedColumn100%

Deploy off map east. Inactive.

143A

Armor Division

SeasonedColumn100%

Deploy off map east. Inactive.

35P

Parachute Infantry Brigade

CrackColumn100%

Deploy off map east. Inactive.

243P

Parachute Infantry Brigade

CrackColumn100%

Deploy off map east. Inactive.

252A Armor Division [Unit Counters (PDF)] [Formation Cards (PDF)]

162A Armor Division [Unit Counters (PDF)] [Formation Cards (PDF)]

143A Armor Division [Unit Counters (PDF)] [Formation Cards (PDF)]

Smoke Counters (PDF)

Dummy Counters (PDF)

Unit Data Cards (PDF)

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