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Firestorm: Stripes

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

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VS British

So I've been to a 64 point tournament with an armoured squadron. Bad idea. You have too few points for supporting units while the infantry forces can easily fill their full quota of missiles!

Still, my first opponent was a longtime acquaintance of our gaming community, the excellent Regaz from Switzerland. The mission was the (really terrible) Contact, with me as the attacker.

The largest hill west of the Iron Curtain?

I could only deploy three units from the start and with the threat of the Harrier flight, one of them had to be the Rapiers. The other two slots were taken by the infantry platoon and one armoured platoon. My opponent had both infantry platoons, Strikers in ambush, Harriers loitering and Milans.

My cautious advance was put to a very abrupt end the first turn because without smoke there was no way I could avoid the striker ambush (which hit my tanks on 5s with all 4 shots). So one armoured platoon was incinerated before they even got to fire. The Harriers were fortunately harmless as they failed to range in.

Infantry advance cautiously, backed by the surviving Chieftain.

In my following turns I poured fire into the infantry because the Strikers were too difficult to hit and the gains would be too few; the best way to manage them was to get within the minimum 8" range to be honest! The mech platoon and accompanying infantry were progressively whittled down.

Fighter flight? Yeah, right!

My reserves begun to arrive and I sent them towards the unoccupied objective in my DZ, before my opponent's superior recon forces sniffed it out. The second armoured platoon got on the table and nailed a few transports that were making it difficult for my own infantry to advance, but got a very close shave by the Harriers, which swooped in to bomb them but suffered three casualties by the Rapiers and flew away causing no damage. Unfortunately they passed the morale check.

The guy at Wheelers Dealers will have one heck of a night shift!

My opponent received his first reserves, the Milan MCTs, which effortlessly blitzed in and destroyed my HQ Chieftains.
With no opportunity to win the game, my priority was destroying three units (as my opponent had 9+ units) to get the maximum amount of points for defeats. As a consequence, I pushed all of my remaining units carelessly forwards to positions that allowed the highest amount of casualties. My firing was pretty good (as long as you're shooting at FA 1-2 tin cans, what could go wrong!?!) and the Strikers, FV432s and Milan MCTs were all sent packing. However, there was absolutely nothing I could do to prevent my opponent from overrunning the other objective (guarded by 4 Scorpions against 4+4 Scimitars and a full mech platoon), so I conceded the game. Not the best of starts, but at least my tanks didn't go down without a fight.

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  • AlohaRover says:

    Nice report

  • Oberst Hunts says:

    Nice looking table and models.

  • HMS_Belfast says:

    Well I have 3 more reports around, feel free to take a look πŸ˜‰ !

  • Nabeshin says:

    Hello again, Belfast! You’ve won my affections with that objective marker. πŸ˜‰ Nice report here, wouldn’t mind more images of those killer models!

  • Jagdpanzer says:

    nice report, especially like the iron man vid lol

  • recce103c says:

    Wow, this was a brutal start HMS! Good AAR & I love your Berlin Brigade “Milka” Camo πŸ˜‰
    thx for sharing

  • Victor says:

    Short and sweet, good to know the British peasants have finally decided to throw off the yoke of tyranny.

  • Quicksilver says:

    Interesting Blue on Blue game and good report.

  • bayankhan says:

    Nice models

  • Storm Caller says:

    Nice job HMS

  • HMS_Belfast says:

    As I said, it was a tournament game. 4 British players, 2 US players, 1 Soviet, 1 East German. (Unsurprising to have 3 infantry British players at 64 points πŸ˜€ ).

    But don’t worry Fingolfen, the second game was against a Warpac army. Not sure you’ll like the result though πŸ˜€ !

  • fingolfen says:

    Nicely done report – but I’m honestly not a big fan on blue on blue in campaigns like this. Are you guys short Warsaw Pact players? Next time maybe think about proxying?

  • HMS_Belfast says:


    If you want to write your own report I can give you a link so they become connected. You get a win from it and we both get bonus points πŸ˜€ .

  • Regaz says:

    Thank you HMS for the nice report.
    Sorry for the unpainted “phantom Harriers”.

    Campaign noob question: I have to write my battle report for this fight to receive the “win” point?

  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    Very nice report. Those Chieftains are beautiful!

  • Davehodo says:

    Nice fight. Great report.

  • Klute says:

    Great win. I like the stealth Jets….. Nice Table. GO NATO!

  • HMS_Belfast says:

    The objective was a leftover of the glory days of ETC πŸ˜€ .

  • M. Nisbet says:

    Those are some interesting looking ‘Team Scotland’ objective markers there.

    This was merely a training exercise,ensuring our boys are battle ready.

  • Red Alert says:


    Nice to see that the capitalists have resorted to infighting as the working class fights against oppression.

    I fear those phantom Harriers how ever.