Topography: large thick forested area East of the Friedrichsruh area. Rolling hills with plenty of vegetation.
Enemy Forces: Reports that small US Marine units are operating in the area.
Friendly Forces: Regiment have attached a recon unit of BRDM 2s and a Spandrel ATGW Platoon to the remains of your tank battalion.
Mission: 360 Tank Regiment is to clear the Area of Operations of all enemy.
Execution: This will be an advance to contact. Once the enemy has been located, they will be fixed in location and then through use of fire power and shock action they will be destroyed.
The remains of 360 Tank Regiment deploy with 2 small companies behind the rail line with the recon units having done a Spear Head move. The Battalion Commander in co-lactated with the 3rd Company behind a large forest. The Anti-Tank platoon is covering the right flank.
Turn 1 was originally planned to move units around the left doing a flank assault while I had 2 units of tanks fix the M60s in the center. I thought to move the Spandrel unit forward to engage one of the enemy units. This wasn't well planned as they didn't have the range and were caught out in the open. Also the center company had two tanks bog crossing the train line. The enemy were not so forgiving and swung around and destroyed the Spandrels.
I now advanced all units forward except for the BRDM2s that continued around the left flank. I moved the tanks on the right through the forest and engaged and destroyed two M60s. The center company moved across the train line and tree line and engaged the same target destroying another M60. The third tank company moved across the train line to engage the other M60 platoon, destroying one of them.
The enemy answered by destroying a T72 with their Anti-Tank platoon and two T72s from the center company. The survivor broke and fled the field.... later to be caught by the KGB. The Tank Company on the left were also engaged and lost a tank.
I advance the right flank tank company forward and destroy the Anti-Tank TOWs, while in the center the rest of the tanks arrive and dispatch two M60s, but loose two in the return fire. The BRDM2s are still advancing around the left flank trying to destroy the Anti-Air so the Mi-24s can come in and add their weight to the fire fight.
The right flank crosses through a wood, minus a tank that bogged down, and destroys a M60. The Mi-24s swoop in ready to add their fire to destroying the other M60 platoon. The center platoon engages and destroys another M60. The Mi-24s are shot down by SAMs. The BRDM2s continue to get bogged trying to flank the US position.
The left flank shoots but misses the surviving M60s, as does the centre company. The BRDMs finally get around and engage the VADs. Their machine guns were no match for the armoured VADs. They were then destroyed by the VADs return fire. The surviving M60s engaged but missed my tanks.
The left flank advances and destroys two M60s, while the centre destroys the last M60. The only response the enemy has to the scout platoon's TOW. They advance while the VADs and SAMs watch in horror and tremble at what awaits them as POWs.
In response I move the surviving T72s (including the one I forgot about that was bogged down) and destroy the TOW vehicle. There is nothing the Marines have that can counter my T72s so they accept defeat.
and off to a POW Camp they go......
This has been a long time in the coming.
What is best in life?
To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of their women.....
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