Started by MengJiao, August 07, 2022, 01:20:40 PM
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Quote from: MengJiao on August 07, 2022, 01:20:40 PM Well so I'm running Test of Faith's big Suez scenario (Oct 6 to Oct 24). So far its a fairly mixed bag for both sides: 2 VP for the Egyptians cuz the Israelis did not try to bomb the bridges, but it lookslike the Egyptians are not going to get 10 points for taking all the canal-side Bar-Lev positions. Not all of the commandos managed to land and the Israelis are way ahead on mobilizing (that could be rough).Plus one Bar-Lev fort repulsed the attacks. But now the Israelis have to launch some attacks or lose 3 more VPs. So here is the Southern Section:
Quote from: MengJiao on August 07, 2022, 01:21:35 PM
Quote from: MengJiao on August 07, 2022, 06:13:20 PMQuote from: MengJiao on August 07, 2022, 01:21:35 PM Dawn on the 8th of October. Both sides took minor objectives. I think VPs are low and getting traded back-and-forth as ways of dodging losses (you can take your losses as retreats, replacements, equipment or VPs). On the 8th, the Israelis will have to make 3 attacks or lose 10 VPs. If all the canal-side Bar-Lev positions fell and that happened and nothing else, the Egyptians would be 1 point away from automatic victory. Fortunately for the Israelis, I sent most of the commandos to take the center and the forts are holding out on either end of the canal. Anyway here's part of the situation at dawn up north:
Quote from: MengJiao on August 08, 2022, 12:48:44 PM The Israelis have held on until the 9th. On the 10th, Southern Command will pull itself together as Bar-Lev becomes its unofficial commander. Here we see in the center, Sharon's counterattackhappening a day early. And just as it did historically on the 9th, the attack doesn't go anywhere and a battalion gets routed even BUT that all saves Southern Command from giving up 10 VPs to theEgyptians. For them now it is a matter of taking some objectives and keeping the Israelis out of Africa for over 2 weeks (ugh!).
Quote from: MengJiao on August 08, 2022, 08:16:38 PMhmmm
Quote from: MengJiao on August 09, 2022, 02:01:17 PMQuote from: MengJiao on August 08, 2022, 08:16:38 PMhmmm Well, things went from bad to worse on the 12th. Historically this is the period when Israel asked for a ceasefire (more or less immediate and "in place"), but Sadat turned it down. Clearly,though the Egyptians are still well ahead on VPs I have badly messed up with the Egyptians. They have to use their commandos better and raid the Israeli mobilization routes for example.Getting across the canal is fine but not getting trapped in the Sinai is far from easy and blowing the bridges is not wise since the engineering support level is likely to be dropping fast and putting in new bridges is likely to make engineering support fall even faster. So just to see what happens in a longer game, I'm going to mobilize the 1st army, most of which isn't even in thisscenario except for the SAMs. We can ahistorically assume the more aggressive Egyptians havewon the debates about what to do and/or the Russian airlifted equipment came in much faster. Anyway. here's the situation in the center as the 1st Army and the Red Sea Army come to the rescue:
Quote from: Sir Slash on August 10, 2022, 10:22:26 AM O0
Quote from: Sir Slash on August 11, 2022, 09:17:09 AMIt must be hard to win as the Egyptians?