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[SPOILER ALERT! AND NO CROSSROADS ALLOWED. NO PEEKING! ]
Adventures in Yemen - 3/7/63 - DAR (no Crossroads)
Given all the programming and other tasks I have to do, I don't get to, you know, play this game as often as I would like. And when I do play, it's invariably vs. the A/I. (I am a dedicated solo vs. A/I player. I have my reasons.) But for a change, and in honor of the occasion -- the imminent public release of The Campaign Series: Middle East, I have decided to play a PBEM game vs. fellow Dev Team member Crossroads. Also -- a rarity for me, playing vs. the A/I as I invariably do -- I have opted to play defense for a change.
For our PBEM game, Crossroads and I have selected Adventures in Yemen, aka Harib_1963.scn. From the Scenario Description:
[Harib, 150km E of San'aa, Yemen: [H2H][HIS][CSL]: Crucial to
the second phase of the Ramada offensive, Egyptian columns moved
out from San'aa to begin opening and securing roads from San'aa
to Sadah in the north and San'aa to Marib in the east. The eastern
task force advanced and captured Marib from the Royalist forces
by February 25th. The Task Force continued the advance east to
Harib, a small hamlet on the outskirts of the frontier and staging
area for Royalist forces. [ALL: NOVV][NONE][1.00]
For more context, visit the Wikipedia article, North Yemen Civil War.
From the in-game Scenario Information, it says the scenario is 12 day turns long (1-12[d]), Visibility is 5, the Weather is Heavy Rain.
Here is the situation, just after Side B's/Egypt's/Crossroads' opening moves:
The yellow force, Side B, are Crossroads' Egyptians coming down the road from the northwest. As you can see, he's loaded with armor.
As the Royalists, the gray force, I have tribal militia along his flanks, available to take potshots at his advancing column, and to make mischief in his rear. These units are hidden from his initial view, I believe.
Ahead of his force, clustered in and about the town of Harib, are a mix of Royalist Yemeni infantry, MGs, some RCLRs (recoilless rifles), a couple of mortars, militia, and a few other units. No armored units for me!
< Message edited by berto -- 9/21/2015 6:18:06 AM >