Aspects of tactics in Algeria are trackers. The track the FLN fighters, keep an eye on them and notify the paras. Then you have the helicopters which moved company sized units back and forth in order to cut of the escape routhe for the FLN. FLN, of course, were very skilled in using the teraain to their advantage.
If you are curios of "Ici, c'est la France!" which is Algeria on an operational/political level, then go to www.legionwargames.com/legion_ici_cest_la_france.html where you can download the rules. Delete Comment Delete Comment
Algeria interests me. It's mainly because a game of mine (Ici, c'est la France!), about Algeria, is about to be published in December by Khyber Pass. After having done a game about the French war in Indochina (Tonkin), I realized that the Algerian war was very different, from a tactical point of view. In Indochina they were facing an adversary fully organized and equipped, but in Algeria the French were vastly superior. Do you find scenarios which are balanced? Where do you search and find tactical scenarios?
It's going to be an ATS module first - followed shortly by the ASL version. It's on the Algerian War 1954-1962. Original idea by William Underwood...but it's the first thing he works on and he still has to produce something for it...
Anyway: plan is for four maps (all hexrows a ro W numbered up to 25) and about 16 scenarios. Rules are getting shape; the first six scenarios are under test. Being a tactical game system, it is very low scale. The usual 50 yards per hex, the peculiarity will be that it will be one step = one man.