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Two 11" x 14" maps
one 8½" x 11" map
16 page rules book
3 Player Aid Cards
48 playing cards
140 double sided unit counters

Shipping not included

Mounted counters are available for an additional $4

Game Credits:
Game Design: Paul Rohrbaugh Graphics: Bruce Yearian
Editing: Lisa Rohrbaugh and Hans Korting

Brian Brennan, David Dietch, Robert Dabowski and members of the Toronto Area Wargaming Club

The 1956 Suez Crisis

Operation Kadesh is a Card Driven wargame simulation of the 1956 conflict between the state of Israel and the nation of Egypt and possibly additional Arab states. The level of world tension escalated dramatically when France and Britain used the conflict as a pretext to seize the Suez Canal, recently nationalized by the new Egyptian President, Gamal Abdul Nassar. Players first conduct a series of card plays that determine both sides' war footing and diplomatic standing before the outbreak of hostilities. Battles in the 1956 mid-east war that eventually breaks out are resolved on 1 or 2 maps representing the major battlefields of the war (Sinai and possibly the Jordan's West Bank).


Historically the Israeli's won a crushing military victory, capturing the entire Sinai peninsula and Gaza Strip. The French and British were able to take control of Port Said and some other installations along the Canal, but not before dozens of ships were sunk along this waterway=s length and only after severe and violent fighting with the Egyptians. The Israeli victory and tenuous Allied control of the Suez Canal, however, was short-lived as both the US and USSR united in their opposition to the war and compelled the French, British and Israeli's to withdraw. Players can see if they can do as well, better, or worse than their historical counterparts.


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