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Firestorm: Stripes

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

New Army - New Tactics

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United States
General POTUS
VS Warsaw Pact
Comrade Nigel

I have played more than a couple of games against Comrade Nigel’s Team Yankee Soviet Army which in the past he has used quite defensively. His restructured list was notable for a little more offensive kick with T72 and BMP being more prominent along with strong aviation arm representation

The mission was dust up & Nigel had numerical superiority and deployed his infantry on the near objective and concealed his T72 and BMP units behind hills and woods.

I kept my Scout Units in reserve and deployed my M1IP, Chaparrals and A10 Warthogs. With the Soviets being deployed out of line of sight, I took forward positions with both my M1IP platoons, the plan was to press hard on the infantry in early turns then go hunting the T72 and BMP.

First turn went to the Soviets – the BMP successfully blitzing & cresting the hill into firing position. T72 also rumbled forward to firing positions on top of the hill. Combined fire against the larger of my two M1IP platoons left one tank burning and a second bailed out….

…and then came the artillery which successfully bailed out a second tank in that platoon which promptly failed morale abandoning their tanks as they left the battlefield.

Well, that was a hell of a first turn! The only offensive capability I had left on the table as a platoon of three M1IP. This platoon attempted to get into the side of the T72 cresting the hill with a blitz move – attempted & failed. Tank fire at this unit was largely ineffectual & the only real damage done to this unit was from a A10 Warthogs strafing run. Unfortunately a Warthog was lost to a man pack SAM on the way in.

Thankfully the M1IP were now left out of line of sight of most of the BMP and just out of manoeuvre range for the T72 to get into the side for flank shots. Nigel’s T72 rumbled forward and the BMP on the hill successfully blitz moved again to regain firing solutions on my M1IP platoon, bailing out one of my three tank platoon.

The bailed out M1IP then refuses to remount. At least the three strong A10 Warthog flight returns. My M1IP reposition for flank shots on the T72 and the last T72 of the platoon is destroyed by Maverick missile fire for the cost of another A10 Warthog. Although the air has turned up every turn, it is not paying for itself only picking off one or two T72 for the cost of each aircraft.

Turn three sees the arrival of the Soviet Hind gunships which fly screaming on into firing position over the remaining M1IP platoon. Chaparral defensive AA fire takes out two choppers before the Hinds loose a volley of AT6 Spiral missiles destroying a tank. This left a very critical motivation roll for the M1IP platoon which it passed.

The bailed out M1IP refuses to remount (again) and the lone surviving tank repositions to fire on scout BMP. No reserves arrive for the Americans. The two strong flight of A10 Warthogs return to the battlefield and combined fire takes out the BMP scout platoon.

The Soviet Aviation Su25’s arrived from reserve at the start of the Soviet turn, forming up for an attack run on the lone operational M1IP alongside the remaining Hind Gunships. With nothing between the Motor Rifle Company BMP and the objective they streaked across the board at full speed to challenge the objective.

They need not have bothered. Kh-25 missile fire from the Su25s destroyed the remaining American tanks breaking the company and giving a 5-2 victory to the Soviets.

Congratulations to Nigel on the change of list and change of tactics to an Attacking Doctrine. The game was over in less than an hour.

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  • Jagdpanzer says:

    damn! soviets win again, oh well hard fought! it appears he has been caught in their own biological attack….

  • General POTUS says:

    Hi Nigel,

    Sorry to hear that you are not well. Hope you are well soon & see you in a couple of weeks.

    Best regards


  • Comrade Nigel says:

    Sadly Comrade Nigel has been laid low by a crude but successful Western Imperialist bacteriological attack, but is hoping to return to the fray next week. Apologies to all by Warsaw Pact colleagues, but these imperialist bugs are very persistent.

    For the Motherland!

    Comrade Nigel

  • crudboy says:

    Air power!

  • recce103c says:

    Sorry ACAV ofcourse, always confuse US acronym wit dutch Verkenning (Reconnaissance)

  • recce103c says:

    POTUS AVAV rocks as you recognize!

    wonder where you think, the breking point in the game ws?

    excellent AAR & Recommended for the stirling fight and pictures you put up!

  • Nabeshin says:

    Dang, unlucky on that formation break. Maybe more core units for US could be the solution. 😀 Good game.

  • Der Scholinger says:

    Great gamereport! It was fun to read it. Unluckily you lost the game. Rushing bmp’s always a threat. The easily could take objectives while our troops still fight against the soviet tanks.

    But BMP’s hate the A-10’s

  • Stone says:

    Very interesting and unique list. Thanks for posting the AAR.

  • recce103c says:

    Excellent extensive AAR .

    Incredible effort you did. Pity the dice’o’war were not wih you

    They will

  • PEIPER says:

    I really liked your list. I am looking at any excuse to break out my A-10s and my M1s again. Too bad on the outcome but the Dice Gods are fickle!

  • Storm Caller says:

    Nice report

  • Victor says:

    Good report. I’m a little curious, did his artillery do anything more than bail out one of the tanks?

  • Quicksilver says:

    Good report and your dice won this game! Good luck to you.

  • HMS_Belfast says:

    M1IPs are a steal because for 1 point your tanks become BMP2-proof. While too expensive to form an armored company, they’re great in addition to other formations.

  • Davehodo says:

    Nice report, looks like a fun fight

  • General POTUS says:

    I have been having some fun with this list – actually recommended by a friend prior to CanCon (Thanks Gman)


    M1IP are definitely worth the points – the extra point of front armour *usually* pays for itself particularly when facing BMP swarms.

    The A10’s are the fun bit – particularly enjoyable when fighting at night when they easily pay for themselves. Watching them crash screaming into the ground during day missions – not so fun….

  • NinerTwoGolf says:

    Interesting list, nice to see the ACAV getting some love. In this battle, do you think the 4 A-10s were worth it? That’s a fifth of your force into support aircraft.

  • bayankhan says:

    The M1IP are a tough tank, but pricey. Makes for a brittle force, sometimes. Especially with 4 x A10 in support. But they look pretty. Nice report

  • General POTUS says:

    Just trying to do just that. 🙂

    Having a little trouble with Windows Explorer to add extra text boxes (tho it seems to work on my iPhone). I hope to have it re-formatted shortly.

  • Major Beaver says:

    Nice AAR and pics. But maybe try and put some of the pictures in-between the text, to make it more action packed.