From: Cameron, Missouri
Turn 5 (10/8/73 AM) IDF movement Golan.
The morning started with the Israeli air force hitting several targets in the Sinai, but the was little effect from the air. On the land however….
The morning opened with several attacks occurring at the same time. The 6th/36th Infantry Bgd, 600th/162nd Armor Bgd, and the 1st/188th/36th Armor Bn fought against armor elements of the Syrian 1st division. The IDF took some heavy losses but did force a brigade of armor to retreat. 109th/162nd Mechanized Bgd attacked the Syrian 51st/1st and 47th/Reserve Armor Bgds. The Syrians lost 64 T-55s and T-62s for the loss of 6 Centurions and 17 M60A1’s. While this was going on the 9th/146th Armor Bgd, 70th146th Mechanized Bgd, 4th/Central Reserve Infantry Bgd, and the 2nd/1st/36th Infantry Bn began their move toward Nawa against an infantry Bgd, a mechanized Bgd, and an armor Bgd. It was a serious slugfest, but in the end the Syrians retreated and the 4th Infantry was able to advance. To the south of them at the same time 20th/146th Armor Bgd and the 205th/146th Armor Bgd attacked the Syrian 104th and 105th armor. The Syrian armor was completely destroyed (48t old tanks) for the loss of 2 M60A1 tanks, a couple of jeeps, and some squads.
The big battle however was the 3rd/188th/36th Amor, 1st/3rd/440th Infantry, 3rd/1st/36th Infantry battalions attacking the Syrian 102nd Anti-tank Bgd and 46th Armor Bgd. Both sides had artillery support and the IDF had strong air support. The battle lasted a full 7 rounds and resulted in an Arab retreat with almost 1/3 of their forces lost and an IDF advance.
The morning ended with the continued advance to Nawa. The 6th/36th Infantry Bgd, 600th/162nd Armor Bgd, 4th/162nd Mechanized Bgd, 9th/440th Mechanized Bgd, and the 1st/188th/36th Armor Bn attacked the 91st/1st Amor and special forces/airborne units of the Syrian Army. The attack resulted in an IDF advance and a Syrian defeat with the loss of near 50% of the force (including 37 T-62s). The 20th and 205th Armor Bgds with elements of the 1st/36th Infantry Bgd continued to press against Syrian anti-tank and infantry units which were forced to retreat as the IDF advanced. Finally, the 9th/146th Armor Bgd, 4th/Central Reserve Infantry Bgd, 5th/Central Reserve Infantry Bgd, and armor and infantry elements of the 36th division destroyed a Syrian armor brigade and a mechanized brigade as they advanced to the outskirts of Nawa.