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Firestorm: Stripes

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

Berlin or Bust........Busted!!

Warsaw Pact
VS West German
josh boone


We rolled a 6 sided die to determine size of the battle 1-65pts, 2-75pts, 3-85pts, 4-95pts, a 5 got 105pts and a 6 would be a mega fight at +150 pts.
Josh rolled a 1 so a smaller 65pt battle (tough for him as the West Germans)
We rolled and got Free for All in quick missions
Germans rolled and became the attacker. Germans rolled we fight using Dawn rules
Germans won the roll and are the attackers

The Battle

Nato forces are attacking on a narrow (less than corps size) front toward Berlin. German and American forces are attacking intending on widening this front. We are opposed by unidentified elements of a West German Mech Infantry Brigade. We can expect to face 1st and second line armored elements as well as light recon vehicles. (numbers are unknown at this time although scouts have reported Leo1 and 2 tanks have been spotted.

the mission of 13th Motorized Rifle Battalion is to halt this widening and if possible seize the farm at grid ZT16875988 in order to deny the enemy the ability to organize for a counter attack. Your forces need to be in place NLT 1830hrs GMT 24AUG85

Storms and 1st and 2nd BMP companies will occupy the high ground on our left flank. The Scouts will deploy forward of the Infantry companies. The BTR company will dismount its infantry and occupy and anchor our left. the BTRs will stay on the left but find cover in the wood line. the T-64s will be our center element. I will be located with the BTR infantry to help bolster them

As stated commander will be located with the BTR element. Follow standard communications security and use CEOI in accordance with instructions

Our area of operations for tonight

The Forces assemble

West Germans beef up their right flank
The Russians beef up their right flank.

Turn 1

German Turn 1
Night Vision=24 inches.
On the German right, the M60s and marders both pass their Blitz move and push towards the woods/barn and 1 of their 2 objectives. The M60s manage to destroy 2 BTR-60s. A luch section on the left flank fails its Blitz move and moves to cover to keep an eye on the BMP-2s on the Russians right flank.

Russian turn 1
Night Vision=24
BTRs move to cover-1 bogs down. The T-64s in the middle(6) decide to risk it and pass their blitz move and haul ass across the open ground toward the Russian 1st objective. Durchenko KIAs a Leo 1 and passes his shoot and scoot. On the Russian right, 1st BMP-2 company (4) move up and fire at the Luchs (bailing 1)

Leo1s destroy 2 BTR60s
T-64s move trying to stay out of sight of the Leo2s on the hill.

Turn 2

German turn 2
Night Vision=16
Marders pass their blitz and move into a crop field for cover. M60s pass their blitz and move to engage infantry on the objective. The Luch pass its morale but the on will not remount. The Leo2s on the hill move to engage but are out of visual range. The Luch fires and bails a BMP2. 2 Leo1s fire at the T-64 but bad gunnery and the T-64s armor save it. The other 3 Leo1s though use their MGs and eliminate 3 infantry teams and pin the infantry.

Russian turn 2
night vision=24 (good dice)
The Infantry remain pinned. RPG7 misses a Leo1. Durchenko fires and KIAs another Leo1 and passes his shoot and scoot. The T-64s are approaching their objective but the German CO is not in LOS. The BMP remounted and the BMP2s fire and bail the other Luchs. Arty ranges in on the Marders and bails 1 of them

Leo1s and Russian infantry with support from th CO and artillery mix it up on the Russian far left
Russian center T64s about to gain their objective

Turn 3 Risk and reward

Mayhem on the Russian far left
Center is undecided.
German left flank is under Russian Control

turn 4-lady luck turns her back on the germans

German turn 4

The Leo1s have lost their formation commander and fail to stay on the field ( only 2 left) And the Leo2 platoon has their leader there and still rolls a 1-they fail morale and flee as well. This leaves only a small infantry section, a luchs section and the AA section. The German falls back.


A quick tough fight. If daylight hadn't come when it did, the Russian would have been in serious trouble. The German did the best he could with what he had-the smaller games really give the Russian a lot of flexibility especially with BMP2s. And the BMP2s are awesome. So much more effective then the 1-in my opinion

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  • Davehodo says:

    Josh is. He was banking on another couple of turns of night

  • Davehodo says:

    I thought he did pretty well. If night had lasted another 2 turns he could have won that game. His Leo2s o am sure could have crushed my remaining T64s.

  • Oberst Hunts says:

    What was the German force structure. Looks like he needs some schooling and isn’t getting it locally.

  • recce103c says:

    Interesting Concept and Josh is a courageous german Jock!

    nice Battle rep and excellent set uo(Map terrain etc)

    thx 4 sharing

  • Storm Caller says:


    Like the idea for rolling, may use a modified system each player their own size! Thanks for the idea.

    I do have a question ref night distance, it by unit not by formation I think? I’ll check and get back


  • bayankhan says:

    Bonn will never be safe again, much like Tel Aviv. The new IGB may not include it, but it will be in artillery range.

    Nice report, Dave

  • Kubikhan says:

    Interesting idea to roll for force size, but have to agree that the West German CO made some questionable choices for 65points.
    Perhaps he should be recalled to Bonn, now that it’s safe there again. 😉

  • Davehodo says:

    French and Dutch sound interesting-I know that the books are the next project. Think bradleys will ever make an appearance?

  • Davehodo says:

    it is-takes too long-we like to go 1 roll and done-but rolls are secret until you shoot or are able to-makes it fun!!! and fast

  • The Lord Tadcaster says:

    I believe viewing distance at night is determined on a unit by unit basis.

  • Red Alert says:


    Berlin seems to be stable. We must not over react. It might be a clever NATO diversion.

  • M. Nisbet says:

    No Norge yet, ANZACs, Canadians, French and Dutch are next. Beyond that the Iron curtain is still up

  • Davehodo says:

    Adam was the only one that said he would-I will call and ask if he has yet-name is Adam Norris. Josh and Garrett game occasionally though the german models are his. Any info on Norwegian units? Trying to generate some interest there for after this campaign ends

  • M. Nisbet says:

    Are any of your opponents signed up to the campaign? They might benefit from some suggestions and advice from more experienced players on list composition and use of high grade units such as Leo IIs and Chieftains.

    Still a good report and a commendation for you.

  • Davehodo says:

    If dawn hadn’t broken, he would have crushed the 64s next turn and then………

  • M. Nisbet says:

    Rolling for game size, and then taking Leo IIs in 65pts? Ehh…