Across Suez

The Battle for Chinese Farm, October 1973

Screenshot of a game of Across Suez in progress.

On 6 October 1973, troops of the Egyptian Third Army performed a masterful surprise crossing of the Suez Canal, overwhelmed the emplaced Israeli de�fenders along the Bar Lev line, and established themselves in force in Sinai. For the first time in over two decades, the vaunted Israeli Defense Force had been dealt a stunning defeat. But even before the magnitude of the defeat could be digested, and well before desperate defensive efforts to halt the Egyptian and Syrian advances in the Sinai and Golan had fully succeeded, Israeli military leaders were planning a counter-crossing of the Canal with the object of isolating the entire Egyptian Third Army. Israeli reconnaissance discerned a gap between the Third Army and the Egyptian Second Army to its north. On 15 October, with the way apparently clear to a crossing point at the northern tip of the Great Bitter Lake, three Israeli divisions and a convoy of bulky bridge sections began to advance-only to run smack dab into the Egyptian 16th Infantry and 21st Tank division, thus initiating the wildest and most important battle of the October War


Across Suez is an operational level simulation of the Battle of Chinese Farm, with one player controlling the forces of the Egyptian Second and Third Armies and a second player controlling units of the Israeli Defense Force.

To play this game

Number of Hexes: 357
Number of Units: 80
Number of Game Turns: 7
The PC game interface
Terrain Effects Chart
Combat Results Table
Unit Images
Across Suez Game Map
Hot Seat Mode
All players can complete the first two turns in Hot Seat mode. Only members can complete the whole game in hot-seat mode or against other HexWar members
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Microsoft Windows Windows

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