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Firestorm: Stripes

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

Amor Meeting Engagement in the RUHR

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VS Warsaw Pact
Tovarishch Vilgelm

We reduced points to 64 and only allowed Armor formations. Mission was to be annihilation. The dice decreed the British would attack. List was 10 Chieftain and two Swingfire. Expected to see T64s and was not disappointed. As the attacker I elected to attack at dawn.
Deployed very conservatively. Pact Deployed his recon (BMP1) fwd with hopes of drawing fire. T64 well back.

Armor Meeting Engagement Ruhr - cant fix the generated title

Turn 1 (Dark) Neither side was able to spot the other. Sent Swingfires to support right as there was a better field of fire. #1 troop was exposed so they redeployed toward better cover. Group of 3 T64 entered woods only one came out. 8 64 swung south around town to flank.
Wait do we hear reinforcements ?

Getting close to the bottom of the barrel for tanks

Turn 2 (Dark) Swingfires able enter woods, #1 troop tried to get into cover in town, lead tank spotted BMP1s but missed the shot. (RED !) Pact was able to get a second T64 thru woods and continued the flanking movement. Several shots at #1 troop all missed.

The long arm of the red army.

Turn 3 (Dark) (We used red markers to indicate firing.)
British held fire. Swingfires finally in position. HQ moves to support Swingfires.
5 T64 broke off from flanking movement and headed back behind the town to the north. 3rd T64 makes it thru woods. 2 T64 in woods spotted #2 troop and fired (Red lines) net result was bailing one Chieftain of #2 Troop. BMPs fired and missed as did the other T64s.

end of turn 3

Turn 4 (Dawn breaks at start of British turn!)
Chieftain does not remount. HQ troop maneuvers around woods and 2 tanks of #2 troop blitz to take the BMPs under fire. Shooting very successful – 3 BMPs and 5 T64 destroyed and one more bailed. All make morale check.
Last BMP1 boldly tries for a flank on a chieftain but bounces. T64s don’t bounce and destroy 2 chieftain of #1 troop.

Turn 4 RUHR II

Turn 5 Chieftain again does not remount. Killed another t64 Missed BMP with 4 shots. Pact now down to 5 T64 and 1 BMP.
T-64s pull back and into the town square and kill the last Chieftain of #2 troop. BMP1 again tries a flank shot on a chieftain and misses.

turn 5 RUHR II

Turn 6
#1 and #3 troop engage and destroy the pesky BMP. 1 Swingfire blitzes and along with HQ troop destroy 1 and bail 3 of the remaining T-64.

Turn 6 British about to move

Pact fails formation morale.

End of battle

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  • recce103c says:

    I’ll grant you theat, your reserves have the M3 75mm gun

  • Storm Caller says:

    Love the grants!

  • Stone says:

    Congrats on the win.

  • Jagdpanzer says:

    umm Grants??? apart from that nice report, well done on the win

  • HMS_Belfast says:

    I’d rather wage war on foot than in a Grant to be honest 😀 !

  • kayjay says:

    OK video works but after you play it it goes to Utube adverts. If you hit the replay bottom left it resets to what it supposed to be.

    @M. Nisbet I guess Crusaders are out of the question ?

  • bayankhan says:

    The video you snatched is empty. Check your URL. I’ve found you have to go onto youtube itself and copy the URL that comes up when you search their website. What comes up when you google or use another web browser does not work here. Type youtube into your browser, use their search box for say ‘T64 firing’ and then watch for what replaces your keywords in their search box. That’s what you need

  • M. Nisbet says:

    I know we’re scraping a bit in terms of tanks, but the Grants can be left at home for now.

  • bayankhan says:

    nice report