Heights of Courage: The Battle for the Golan Heights, October 1973
Brand: Multi-Man Publishing
Product Code: MMP-SCSHOC
The Standard Combat Series (SCS) games enable both experienced and beginning players to enjoy simple to play and quick to learn games. These games attempt to bring out common wargame themes, terms, and techniques.
Heights of Courage is a game covering the Golan Heights portion during the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. In October, 1973, Syria and her allies lead a surprise attack to recapture the Golan Heights in conjunction with an Egyptian assault across the Suez Canal into the Sinai. For a little over two weeks, massed Syrian armor tried to swamp the Israeli defenders who were buying time to allow mobilized reserves to arrive. They succeeded and managed to turn the tide launching their own offensive toward Damascus.
Scale: Each turn is between 1/2 to two days (depending on when in the battle the turn represents). Each hex is 1 mile across. Syrian units are battalions and brigades. The Israelis are shown as task forces which range from half battalion to company sizes.
The full Historical Campaign (17 turns)
A short version of the Historical Campaign (10 turns)
Operation Badhr—a 6 turn look at the Syrian offensive
Operation Al-Owda—an accelerated Syrian offensive which can be played in the 6, 10 or 17 turn versions (the Syrian plan was watered down for various reasons)
- One 22" x 34" map
- One dual-side printed countersheet (280 counters)
- Standard Combat Series (SCS) rulebook (version 1.7)
- Heights of Courage game-specific rulebook
- Two 6-sided dice