So, after a bit of Google maps, mate and the map/scenario editor of the Marines module for Combat Mission Shock Force I have a map for the battle.
I don't claim the map being totally accurate, pretty or anything else. All I want to do is get a feeling of the real firefight.
|It will take some time to establish the objectives and assemble a computer opponent. From a book I have read, there was a lot of enemy indirect fire on these Marines.|
|The scenario will focus in the minutes after the crossing of the Saddam Canal, and sure enough it will be a hot scenario start. Man, I hate those type of scenarios!|
|To the left, the last meters of the bridge over the Saddam Canal. It's a pity that Shock Force never got proper 3D models for bridges or water. Oh, well ...|
|A panoramic view of the map. Again, to the left is the last leg of the Saddam Canal bridge. In the background, the enemy awaits ... Just kidding, actually I have to figure out what type of enemy, where and doing what ...|
The "sandbox" part of Combat Mission goes all the way to quick and easy map-making. Still unrivaled!
Do you guys know of any Combat Mission Shock Force scenario/s based in the US Marines fight at Nasiriyah?