From: The Rock, Canada
Battle of Baltim, 9 October 1973 (Hypothetical Battle)
by Enrique Mas
On the third day of the Yom Kippur War, a couple of days after the Battle of Latakia, on the 8-9 October 1973, a confrontation between Israeli and Egyptian fast missile boats outcome the same result as the previous combat. The same ships and weapons types as in the Battle of Latakia, the Israeli side only can rely on his superior electronics, ESM, ECM and decoys to win, also, the semiactive radar guided missile Gabriel I has less range but more precision than the Soviet SS-N-2a Styx/P-15 Termit. But, if the missiles are expended and they are enemy warships remaining, the Israeli boats are better and longer ranged guns.
Also, at front of the Israeli warships is the same Commander Michael Barkai, called Yoni, first arrived only with two boats on the Egyptian shores with a margin of some hours after the victory off the Syrian coast near Latakia. Up to ten missile boats assembled the Israelis north of Egypt, but as many of them have noy fully refueled after the mission in Syria they retire before the combat (of the four boats retired, only is historically determined the identity of INS Miznak, the initial flagship of Barkai).
On the Egyptian side, four Osa I missile boats sortied from Alexandria to protect the Egyptian north shore, and other four sortied from Port Said to flee to Alexandria but returned when the Israeli counter-offensive stalled.
On this hypothetical scenario are included the Israeli and Egyptian warships who by few minutes retired and elude the historical battle.
A Harpoon Commander's Edition (HCE) scenario for the custom Middle East Battleset and the HCE Cold War Database (HCCW-120614 or later).
This scenario is designed for play by the Blue (Israeli) or the Red (Egyptian), but to avoid spoilers it is better to first play from the Blue (Israeli) side.
You can download the scenario and database at HarpGamer.
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