Cambrai to Sinai

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Cambrai to Sinai Wargame Rules 1917–1967, by T.J. Halsall and G.J. Hyland.

This booklet is a completely new edition of the Cambrai to Sinai Rules first published in 1978 and themselves a development of earlier infantry action rules. The previous edition was used with success in the 1978 British National Championships and in the Armageddon Wargames Championships in Reading from 1979 to 1982. The rules have thus received several years of play-testing under exacting competition conditions, that experience has been put to good use in the development of this new edition.

The basic principles and mechanisms embodied in Cambrai to Sinai have proved themselves flexible, detailed, realistic and relatively easy to use. We decided to build on these secure foundations and concentrate in this edition on larger scale brigade or divisional level actions best represented on the table by using 1:300 scale models, though other scales can be used with success. The system for detection and location on the battlefield and the infantry combat mechanism have been developed and improved to make them quick and simple to operate with large formations while still retaining the realism of the first edition. We have also introduced an entirely new and novel mechanism for speedily determining the results of aerial combat over the battlefield. The sophisticated anti-tank and artillery fire mechanisms have been further improved and now cover even more weapon types, whilst the reaction test system has been streamlined for rapid use. As with all rules published by Newbury Rules this book is fully cross-referenced for ease of access to the necessary date and there is a Glossary giving clear explanations fo many of the terms used. The list of AFV data incorporated in Appendix 2 has been expanded to make it as comprehensive as possible. An Appendix of optional extra rules has been included to provide even greater flexibility and realism if required. You will find the bibliography a useful introduction to the literature covering the period encompassed by the rules. Illustrations have been incorporated in the book to add flavour, they are all originals. Finally, this edition also incorporates play sheets for the first time, which together with an improved layout of the tables considerably improve the speed of play.

The rules are particularly designed


  • Titel: Cambrai to Sinai
  • Epoche: 1917–1967
  • Typ: Tactical Wargame
  • Zeitmaßstab: 1 turn = 30 Sekunden
  • Geländemaßstab: 1:1000
  • Truppenmaßstab: 1 figure = 1 man
  • Basengröße: 5 × 10 mm pro Figur im Maßstab 1:300
  • Panzerdurchschlagsleistung:
    • Sherman gegen Lingèvres-Panther: 20 % pro Spielzug
  • Autoren: Trevor Halsall, Graham Hyland
  • Format: 64-page rule book
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • Verlag: Newbury Rules, Newbury, Great Britain
  • Publiziert: 1983


  1. Introductory Section
  2. Force Composition & Organisation
  3. Terrain
  4. Play Sequence
  5. Battlefield Conditions
  6. Orders & Communications
  7. Detection and Location
  8. The Move
  9. Movement and Transport
  10. Chance
  11. Firing in General
  12. Small Arms Fire
  13. Melee
  14. Heavy Weapons Fire
  15. Smoke
  16. Mines, Minefields and Booby Traps
  17. Engineers and Signals Operations
  18. River Crossings
  19. Casualties
  20. Night Actions
  21. Air Warfare
  22. Reaction
  • Glossary
  • Appendix 1 – Data for Troops, Soft Equipment and Aircraft
  • Appendix 2 – AFV Data
  • Appendix 3 – Additionl Optional Rules


  • Detection and Location Ranges
  • Infantry and Cavalry Move Rates
  • Infantry and Cavalry Move Penalties, Deductions and Restrictions
  • Soft Transport and Vehicle Move Rates
  • Vehicle Move Penalties, Deductions and Restrictions
  • Weapon Values for Small Arms and Infantry Support Weapons etc.
  • Basic Factors for Fire and Melee
  • Tactical Factors for Small Arms and Support Weapons Fire and Melee
  • Casualties
  • Heavy Weapons Direct Fire Factors
  • Direct Fire Tactical Factors
  • Target Categories
  • Percent Hit Chances
  • HE Strike Values and Barrage Hit Chances etc.
  • Defence Values – Soft Targets, Buildings etc.
  • Modification to AFV Defence Values
  • Anti-Tank Strike Values
  • Air to Air and Ground to Air Fire
  • Reaction Factors – Infantry, Cavalry, Weapons Crews and Soft Vehicles
  • Reaction Factors – AFVs
  • Reaction Results
  • Summary Definitions of Reaction Responses
Britische Fallschirmjäger für Combined Arms Wargames von Ian Shaw.

The picture show Heroics & Ros 1:300 scale British paratroops and vehicles compatible with Cambrai to Sinai wargame rules. The 4-man para squad is mounted on a 20 × 10 mm stand, the Bren LMG and P.I.A.T. teams are on 10 × 10 mm heavy weapons stands. A British 10-man infantry section may be recreated using two 4-man infantry squads and a Bren LMG team. The heavy mortar team has been mounted on a round base for ease of identifaction. Vehicles are easier to handle if they are based as well.

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