I checked Alan's note and it says :
DESIGN NOTES FOR THE CANAL-CROSSING SCENARIOS
By Alan R. Arvold
The same mapboard is used in both scenarios and is historically based on the area where the Hizayon Outpost is located. However, it is an approximation of the area, especially when compared to the mapboards used in the Yaguri and Ismailia scenarios. And the mapsheets were rather bland looking, I added the railroads and towns based on what I saw on the Ismailia map.
Again, the railroads were dismantled on the east bank during the construction of the Bar-Lev line. It was originally a side line of the Orient-Express from Haifa to Cairo via El-Arish and Kantara.
Consider this a first hand testimony. I tried to add an excerpt of the Sirius map but with no success...
Now, is there a scenario closer to history as it was depicted in the Amiram Ezov book ?
Hello BravoGolf, and welcome to the forums! Forgot to say that
Here's a few Sinai related scenarios available in the game:
Thorn of Budapest
Off to Giddi
Formalities in Suez
Into the Hornets Nest
Shuneri at Crossroads
Into the Jaws of Shlomo
From Russia with Love
Humbling of the tank
Act Two at Hyazon
A taste of Sa'iqa
Into the Hornet's nest and Shuneri at Crossroads depict the battle for Chinese Farm per se, then there's a few actions before and after that.
I suggest you scroll the Scenario Selection dialog with Sort By Date, to ensure I did not miss anything, also for seeing them in chronological order. This list is based on a quick look of the Scenario listing as available in game manual. I am at office, sorry (hush...).
Also for any scenario by Alan Arvold: they all are created based on some boardgame or another, a true gift for any boardgamegeeks out here. These scenarios have not been through a formal play testing though, so for play balance per victory conditions, those are depicted based on each boardgame scenario rules, and may or may not work well in CS Middle East. All are great fun though!
Edit: added a few more scenarios!
PS Loved Azov's book, a definitive book for sure. Especially liked how he described "friction", and how it played havoc for both sides.
< Message edited by Crossroads -- 1/17/2020 12:47:01 PM >