1967, Sword of Israel, scenarios #14: Rearguard Action: Abu Agheila to Jebel Libni
Scenario #14 is a little monster, as you pack a lot of counters into one map. I am just starting turn two but this one could take me a bit of playing and learning the different rules from PG a bit.
I still think I should have played #16 first to learn the differences in the rules with a smaller scenario but #14 is looking pretty good as far as just jumping in, lots of cool tank matchups but the Israelis have best ones in this scenario with the M48A2 & Cent5s but those Egyptian T55s are the ones with some punch to them and to be careful of for the Israeli player.
Ok I sent my heavy Israeli armor: the (Cent5-Centurion 5s and M48A2s) ahead with everything else following behind. Once the Israeli armor knocked out all the Egyptian Armor, everything else just flowed through the holes in the lines for an easy Israeli victory. Some like 120 points to 24 points. But with my first play of 1967, I am sure I didn’t get all the rules down yet. Even the charts changed. Assault charts are now 2d6 dice instead of one like in PG. I forgot to use smoke and a few other rules in my first play but I would say the Israelis should still be favored in this one. Maybe my defensive setup wasn’t the best either. I need to take better advantage of the terrain as the Egyptian player.
Those Cent5s are real monsters, not too much is going to stop them in this scenario but cross-fire, T-55s and assaults if you have the opportunity. Even with the 8 T-55 units and a bunch of other obsolete Soviet tanks: T34/85s, JS3s, PT-76s and SU-100s, they can only put a small dent in 10 M48A2 & 18 Cent5 units. All the other unit types in this are secondary and shouldn’t get mix up with the armor battle going on, unless to support it.
Fun stuff for sure!