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Firestorm: Stripes

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

A Night in Hamburg

Major H. Jones
VS Warsaw Pact
Reagan's Guard Dog
Recce Move into the outskirts of Hamburg


The Welsh deployed one platoon of infantry and one of Spartans on their right and one platoon of infantry (mounted) and the Scimitars (recce) on their left. The Recce located a Soviet infantry platoon in an abandoned factory and their BMP's nearby refueling.

TURN 1 - Soviet

The BMP's move to cover on the Soviet right and the infantry in the factory maintain gone to ground. The Soviets on the left though take an aggressive stance and launch both the T-64 company and the BRDM company at the recently dug in Welsh. The tactic was to get under the minimum MILAN range and then savage the infantry and end the game quickly.


On the right flank, the Welsh reinforcements arrived just in time. Two troops of Chieftains moved up to counter the T-64's. On the left the infantry de-bussed and moved into the buildings lining the road to their front.

The result:

The shooting saw three T-64's brewed up and two bailed out. In the assault step the lads took the bailed out tanks. One Soviet company down.


It had seemed so promising but the unfortunate arrival of the enemy armor caught us at precisely the wrong time. The commander and the two remaining BRDMS moved behind an old barn as the enemy rolled forward.


Seeking to roll the Soviets up before their reinforcements arrived, the Spartans moved out towards the Soviet silhouetted on the ridge to their front. One Chieftain troop moved to within 24 inches of the Storms and the other moved with the infantry toward the barn to finish the enemy to their front.


Some much needed help arrived in the form of the second T-64 company, which immediately established a firing line in hull down position the ridge opposite the Welsh. Their shooting was ineffectual in the dark though.

Seeing the danger coming his way the Soviet commander reversed at full speed onto the objective.


This would be the final turn. On the Soviet right the BMP's finally broke cover and moved to support their comrades, only to be destroyed by the Scimitars. The Storm managed to kill two of the Spartans but were themselves killed by the remaining Spartans and the MILANS of the infantry. The infantry used Charlie G and 66mm A/T's to finish off the BRDM's and the Chieftains destroyed the remaining T-64's largely due to very lucky dice rolling.


This was my first time attacking with British Mech but it ended well and I learned a lot. I was also quite fortunate in the scenario. It was very difficult for the Soviets, especially when the British reinforcements arrived with Hollywood like timing.

Thanks to Reagan's Dogs for a great game.

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  • Storm Caller says:

    Ref antes,

    Fishing line black 20lb works also,

    Eight stars and recommend

  • Major H. Jones says:

    @ HMS Belfast

    I can offer two options on the antennae: (a) use bristles from a stiff paint brush – they will bend but rarely break or (b) use a very thin gauge wire inserted into a hole drilled with pin vise. I chose the latter options for the vehicles in the picture. One caution though, I frequently give a blood donation reaching into the carrying case to retrieve them.

  • Major H. Jones says:

    @ Nisbet — My opponent is on the American team but agreed to run Soviets both for the practice and also because we have only a few players and fewer still are Soviet.

  • M. Nisbet says:

    I also just noticed your opponent… what?

  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    A well done AAR.

  • recce103c says:

    Clear and concise AAR, Major Jones; pictures were a treat!!

    Britain rules the Reeperbahn

  • HMS_Belfast says:

    Commendation earned on tanks with antennas – I’ve tried in every way and they always snap off 20 seconds later…

  • M. Nisbet says:

    The Welsh are doing us proud. Keep it up

  • Storm Caller says:

    The Photos are simply outstanding

  • thommo1137 says:

    Although not the Welsh Guards but the 24th of Foot, the scene of the Welsh singing out of Zulu would of been good in my option.

  • thommo1137 says:

    Excellent AAR. Easy to follow and flowed. Nice win as well.

  • Captain Spuds says:

    Waiting for the sun to come up should be a viable tactic for the soviets surely?

  • Jagdpanzer says:

    nice close up pics! and Congrats on the win, a well set out report, easy to follow, keep it up

  • Kubikhan says:

    Clear and concise reporting, Major Jones, and a victory we needed! Huzzah!

  • bayankhan says:

    good report