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Firestorm: Stripes

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

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Warsaw Pact
VS British

Today’s mission brings us to Hanover where our 75pt Russian force Contacted the British defense. High Command indicated we were to mass our attack for a predawn action. We were to expect stiff British resistance and to expect a tough fight.

Recon photo from the night before. All is quiet....

Given our Russian forces were not fully available, I deployed with a small BMP1 company on my Right flank. Earlier recon indicated that British forces were just on the other side of the highway. Our forces dug in, instructed to hold the area .

On the left flank we amassed our attack. A medium BMP-2 company, 6-T64 tanks and the Motor HQ. In reserve we had a company of 3 Storms, 2 BRDMs, 4 Gophers, and a 3 gun battery of Acacias including the latest in Russian Krasnopol ammunition.

Under cover of darkness we push for our objective, an area with a restaurant and apartments near by. High command indicated this would secure the road.

Long range film cameras were able to record most of the fight.

With bad luck not seen since unfortunate occurrence when Yuri Morozov could not come up with the answer Lenin on Что? Где? Когда? where in his wife might have hastened his untimely demise, the attack did not go as planned.

The T-64s could not find the 2 platoons of British Chieftains quickly enough resulting in quick losses. BMP-2s, Storms with their many missiles likewise could not find their targets quickly enough to drive off them off. While eventually one platoon did run it was not until great damage was rendered on our attacking force.

When dawn broken, British attack helicopters were successfully intercepted by our Gophers and promptly shot down denying any British air cover.

While the Russian infantry bravely tried to assault the objective, with the help of BMPs-2 and BMP-1s, it was not enough given the concentration of British Chieftains, infantry, and 432s in support. While we did cause them to lose 3 platoons overall the size of their force was too much.

Ultimately by turn ~6/7 the film crew was advised to flee else they might be captured. Our forces valiantly covered their redeployment.

Agents were able to obtain a clear look at the British forces before their deployment.
A captured NATO press photo of the regrettable number of wrecks at the end of the battle. We must counter with appropriate propaganda!

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  • Nabeshin says:

    Nice time lapse video, seems like all the action was on one side of the board 🙂 Wouldn’t mind more text details though, good job.

  • Jagdpanzer says:

    too bad, maybe you need to get your techs to work on your sights?? Better luck next time

  • Stone says:

    Enjoyed watching the video of the battle. Thanks for posting it.

  • M. Nisbet says:

    And this is why you never try to write a comment when travelling on a bus, it corrects ‘Blackadder’ to ‘Blackwater’. For shame.

  • M. Nisbet says:

    Blackwater, I have not yet seen you check in to the briefing room. Please make your presence known.

    M. Nisbet, British High Commander

  • HMS_Belfast says:

    That turn die is indeed huge 😀 !

  • PanzerGrau says:

    We will have to look elsewhere for a weak spot in their defense comrade. Pull back, rearm, and await orders.

  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    A hard fought battle, where the bravest sons of the revolution died valiantly fighting the imperialist foes! A great report!

  • bayankhan says:

    Regrettable skirmish, but great report

  • PEIPER says:

    Love the table. Great pictures as well as a victory for the Good Guys 😉
    Well done!

  • recce103c says:

    Brilliantly honest report. Loved the movie and pictures. You are sure you are a Soviet player? .thx 4 sharing