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Morten Lund
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Hi All!

gearing up for Elusive Victory, had gotten me more interested in the Yom Kippur war, both regarding games and books.

On the game side, my interest is
A: Something on the TCS scope and scale, preferably with more than one scenario, again preferably with scenarios from the fighting in the Golan heights. I know of IDF (Israeli Defense Force), but would prefer something with more room on the maps, and historical terrain vs. geomorphic maps

B: possibly something on company or battalion scale (units, not overall), again with a focus on the fighting in the Golan


On the book side, something like Clashes or Shattered Sword in style and focus (equipment and tactics, as well as strategy), but I will take any recommendation you grogs have

Thanks in advance,
Morten
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There is a SCS game on the Golan in the works. I'm not sure about the scale, but I guess it'll be company to battalion units for the Israelis and battalion to brigade for the Syrians. It's Heights of Courage.
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A very good book but older is 'No Victor, No Vanquished'. I got my copy at the local Habitat for Humanity but it is available very cheap on Amazon.
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Lock and Load Games has a downloadable platoon-level game called The Valley of Tears: 7th Brigade Stands Defiant. It uses 15-60 minute turns. The map is not geomorphic--it spans a 4 km section of the Golan Heights.
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Yom Kippur is a solid SCS game about the Egyptians crossing the Suez Canal...although it's no Golan Heights in terms of armour, it has plenty of tank action going on. Presents and interesting mad dash for objectives for the Egyptians and the counter strike by the Israelis with their reinforcements.
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If you want to game the whole thing, there are a few options:

MechWar 2: Suez to Golan
Bar-Lev: The Yom-Kippur War of 1973
Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War
Yom Kippur

Let me know if you want to play any of them and I'll whip up a Vassal module.

Jesse
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Operation Badr is a really good Golan game, if you can find it.
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No-one has mentioned The Arab-Israeli Wars
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LordJesse wrote:
If you want to game the whole thing, there are a few options:

MechWar 2: Suez to Golan
Bar-Lev: The Yom-Kippur War of 1973
Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War
Yom Kippur

Let me know if you want to play any of them and I'll whip up a Vassal module.

Jesse


Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War is a hidden gem of a game ... One of the very few games I have actually played to death.
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