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Yom Kippur War - Released - 11/16/2017 6:22:55 AM   
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This version of the Yom Kippur war is AI capable. Syria for now is the only regime tested and so far they do a pretty good job giving Israel a major headache. I have not fixed the NATO images yet as Vic has requested as I just haven't had the time, but it is on my to do list.

When opening the scenario you will get a graphic error message, but this is fine just hit yes. The graphic missing is the Mechanized Airborne silhouette so not a big deal. This will be fixed in later updates.


In 1967, the Israeli Defense Forces scored a decisive victory against the combinded forces of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Israel controlled the strategic Suez Canal and the desert wastes of the Sinai. The Arab world vowed revenge.


The Preparations: Six years later, the forces of Egypt and Syria attacked the Zionist State again. This time, the Egyptians worked out a careful plan to cross the canal and backed up the plan with better prepared, trained, and equipped troops. This set the state for the October war.


Surprise: On October 6, 1973 Egyptian troops forced the canal crossing agtainst surprised Israeli units and cobbered the Israeli first line of Defenses, the Bar Lev fortifications. Success followed success as the tank heavy Israeli army came to grips with another surprise, SAGGER anti tank missiles.

Followup: Content with their positions, the Egyptian commanders practiced a war of attrition until calls for help from their Syrian allies led them to make fool hardy attacks and leave their air defense umbrella. The Israeli's took the oppurtunity to affect their own canal crossing and made a lodgement on the Egyptian side of the canal.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 11/16/2017 6:44:47 AM   
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just uploaded a new version, v1.5. This update fixed a grammatical error I found in the Scenario description section.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 11/16/2017 1:00:56 PM   
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OMG, so looking forward to playing this. Thank you, yet again, for all your hard work.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 11/16/2017 3:46:19 PM   
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you are welcome. Hope you enjoy it. There are still a few things I would like to add with this, but that will be later. Any problems, improvements you come across let me know. I don't know if I should add more fighter replacements or just have new Fighter squadrons come in on a certain date.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 11/16/2017 3:54:36 PM   
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Iraqi Tank Division will arrive as reinforcements for Syria. They will be 3 tank brigades and 1 mechanized Bde. The Iraqi tank brigades had 150 tanks each.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 11/18/2017 3:48:12 PM   
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working on another update as I'm finding the Israeli's too weak. Does anyone else think this or is it just me.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 11/18/2017 3:53:23 PM   
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Sorry, I have not even downloaded yet. busy with FoG2, but will do so now and try and give you some feedback as soon as I can.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 11/19/2017 2:43:17 PM   
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I have played two full games of Yom Kippur War as Israel, vs the AI on normal. My strategy was to make a fighting retreat from the Suez against the Egyptians, whilst destroying the Jordanian/Syrian forces before turning my full force on Egypt and defeating them. Sadly it was not to be. Both games played out in a similar manner. Jordanian forces were largely destroyed, but Syria took some land in the North, whilst the Egyptians overrun the remainder of Israel. I suspended both games on 30th Oct turn, when my forces still existed, but were virtually annihilated. I had expected the game to end before then. Now this could be because I am just a bad player, but I suspect you are right in thinking the Arabs too strong/Israelis too weak. Hope this helps. Still an enjoyable game, but not one that seems to reflect history at present.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 2/5/2018 8:34:26 PM   
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Hi, where can this be downloaded?

Thank you in advance!


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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 2/6/2018 3:05:50 PM   
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you can download it from here. Also note that I'm currently working on an update for this

http://www.vrdesigns.net/

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 2/6/2018 3:07:27 PM   
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An update is in the works. I'm attempting to make the Israeli's stronger as in this version they seem rather weak.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 3/19/2018 5:36:26 AM   
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Thank you for your hard work lion_of_judah, Please let us know when the updated version is rdy, im looking forward in trying it out as soon as possible. Again thank you in advance.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 3/20/2018 7:37:02 PM   
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this new update is not ready yet, but I'm hoping soon. Thanks for the interest

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 4/10/2018 7:30:18 PM   
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Yom Kippur update has now been released. I'm hoping I have strengthend the Israeli's so they can hold against the Arabs. It appears they can hold against the Syrians, but it's still iffy against the Egyptians so any feed back and suggestions are needed. Thanks

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 4/26/2018 1:42:09 PM   
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Thanks for the update. I am off to download it now and will let you know what I think.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 4/27/2018 7:54:31 AM   
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Have not finished my first full game yet. However, so far my findings are the same as yours. I am advancing in Jordan fairly easily. Holding the Syrians at bay. The Egyptians are advancing and may prove unstoppable. My Father would approve of this version of events.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 4/30/2018 5:53:23 PM   
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Added it to the featured scenarios page :) thanks for contributing to the Community Project!

http://www.vrdesigns.net/?page_id=1346

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 5/1/2018 2:46:58 AM   
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thank you, much appreciated

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 5/12/2018 11:50:51 AM   
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Having played the new scenario a couple of times, as Israel, I think it still unbalanced in favour of the Arab side. Not so much Jordan, more so Syria, and a lot more so for the Egyptians. Perhaps I am just playing poorly, but I think not.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 5/15/2018 8:41:12 PM   
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I've just updated this, so now I'm in the process of play testing. I have lowered the Israeli break point to 10 and reduced the Arab replacements a little. I'm hoping this helps.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 5/16/2018 3:05:04 PM   
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Thanks. Look forward to hearing how this works out.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 5/16/2018 4:52:52 PM   
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After playing until November 1st. The Syrians did a better job of capturing the Golan objectives and even captured Acre. I was able to retake Acre, but Israeli losses were high but the Syrians losses were as well. Israel was even able to recapture one Golan hex.

The Sinai front is seeing the Israeli's pushed back, but the Egyptians are taking huge losses and becoming tired. The Israeli's did a little better job holding, but as stated above eventually fell back to Bir Gifgafa. The Israeli's are currently holding that town along with El'Arish and they are digging in the last fortified line.

The Scenario is almost over and I think the Israeli's have done a better job holding this time. the Majority of the reinforcements for the Israeli's have gone to the Syrian front as it was a nail biter too be sure. I would appreciate your take on this once I upload the latest update. This new update has image files for the Egyptian and Syrian replacement cards.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 5/17/2018 2:35:01 PM   
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It will be my pleasure to try it out. I find the Arab-Israeli Wars really interesting.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 5/17/2018 6:11:22 PM   
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I'm running a second play test and this time Syria is barely doing anything except air attacks and only 1 ground attack in 5 turns. Sinai front about the same as the above information.

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RE: Yom Kippur War - Released - 5/17/2018 10:24:08 PM   
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just uploaded the latest version

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