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Firestorm: Stripes

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

Sally Sparrow from BBC World News reporting from Leipzig.

[Small arms fire can be heard in the distance]

The fighting has been non-stop. One day we are advancing and then the next we are being pushed back. Neither side seems to be able to get the upper hand in this conflict. Both sides are suffering heavy losses in both equipment and manpower.

Despite this, the mood around here is one of optimism. I’m informed that it’s only a matter of time before our forces break through the Soviet defences and open the way to Berlin again. The word that the British Army is cutting its way through to us from the north. Their arrival will turn the tide of battle in our favour.

I’ve got one of our American allies here to tell us about the situation.

Captain, what are the prospects?

[Camera switches to an American soldier]

Our troops are making steady progress. As we press on in some of the most intense fighting we have seen so far in the conflict, we know that we are fighting for the free world and our way of life.

[Camera shakes, as an explosion is heard]

[From off camera]

Was that artillery? Or another air strike?

[Military voice from off camera]

Artillery strike. Word just came in, civilians are being evacuated to a more secure location. You will need to end this broadcast.

[Camera returns to Sally Sparrow]

As you can hear, the fighting is getting closer, and we need to get moving. We are still fighting the good fight.

This has been Sally Sparrows, BBC World News.


  • Kubikhan says:

    All good, BK.

  • bayankhan says:

    Not arguing, KK, just trash talking. But yes, locked regions have turned this into WWI, and when the doctrine for both sides was anything but.

  • Kubikhan says:

    We can argue logistics until we’re blue in the face, or the map is blue all over, which ever comes first. What I find interesting is the way the locked theatres are basically creating a WWI style conflict. With the exception of Niederbayern, EVERY locked theatre runs down the center of the front, and the action is happening in the rear. NATO Reserves and WTO 2nd Echelon are basically denied the ability to punch through. Any one else find this really odd?

  • bayankhan says:

    The only way the Amis are getting back to Berlin is walking with their hands up. Your Bradleys and Abrams consume enormous quanities of fuel – a division equipped with them tops 500,000 gallons a day in this kind of conflict. Coming 250 kilometers by road from Hannover, under artillery fire all the way, 3+ million gallons of fuel, or 600 fuel trucks, each day, a column 18 kilometers long. 1 trip per day. 11,000 tons of ammo. Each day. Another column of container trucks, 1,100 vehicles (2,200 if using 5 ton trucks), 44 or 88 kilometers long.

    And after the reach the LSA supporting your divisions, they take an hour to unload and then turn around. Barely making it to Hannover to reload before starting next days run.

    Good luck with this my friends

  • Kubikhan says:

    Red Alert, we West Germans are up for piece talks. We just want Berlin, a good piece of Brandenburg, and maybe Western Poland.

  • Red Alert says:


    Red Alert is currently at the peace talks at the UN. NATO is behaving like the aggressor that they are and as if they have already won the war.

    This is far from the truth!

  • Klute says:

    Leipzig is Mine! As noted the US Army and USMC will not give up and will be in Berlin soon. First round is on me!

  • Jagdpanzer says:

    OH yeah we have convoys of tanker, and new nuclear powered tanks that dont need fuel

  • Victor says:

    Piff, Kapitalist propaganda, they will be back in Bonn soon.

  • Davehodo says:

    That shirt/sweater should be classified as a crime against humanity.

  • Kubikhan says:

    Roger that, Ben_C! I remember those hairdos and some could serve as bulletproof cover and edged weapons at the same time. Assault 3+?

  • Ben_C says:

    @ HMS_Belfast. It’s the hairspray and 1980’s shoulder pads. Gives Sally a front armour value of 28.

  • M. Nisbet says:

    Don’t worry Sally, we’ll bring you some good old Yorkshire tea

  • bayankhan says:

    She better hope the Brits are bringing petrol. More than they are using

  • recce103c says:

    Yes and not evwn getting pinned by an Artillery Bombardement 😉

  • HMS_Belfast says:

    Sally Sparrow makes more armour saves than my whole infantry platoon.