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Firestorm: Stripes

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

British audacity leads to a defeat, albeit with just three dead.

50 POINTS
Warsaw Pact
Pochvoved
VS British
Al

In early March local club had a small 32 pt (i.e. half the standard size) Team Yankee event using Quick Missions on 4′ by 4′ tables.
This is a description of the Free-For-All battle of my Soviet Motostrelki (HQ on BMP-1, platoon on BMP-1, platoon on BMP-2, 4 Shilks, 3 t-64) against helicopter-borne British infantry
My Force:

SET-UP:
one platoon of infantry camped on my left flank around objective, with their BMP-2 transports parked on a road nearby (ready to road dash next turn).
BMP-1 platoon remained in their transports on my right. Shilkas and t-64 were leisurely spread in the centre (meeting engagement rules meant that even if opponent gets first turn his Milans would have been unable to shoot before I move to cover).

One british platoon deployed on objective opposing my left. Second objective was held only by an enemy commander. Other platoons were left in their helicopters with clear intent to drop on objectives in my deployment zone.

TURN ONE: BMP-1 with their cargo (both HQ and platoon) and t-64 dashed towards an objective held by enemy commander. BMP-2 relocated to my right to protect an objective, while Shilkas advanced to protect tanks and BMPs from helicopters. British commander started to suspect that a single base against 3 tanks and 5 BMP is an uneven match. So, pair of helicopters immediatedly landed beside commander intending to unload an infantry platoon next turn, while two other helicopters succesfully attacked BMPs burning one.

TURN TWO:
BMPs and tanks concentrated fire on landed helicopters. But they miracliously survived. Tank assault forced helicopter to take off, but one tank bogged down, while two other tanks failed to roll over the british commander and were forced to fall-back. Only the Soviet infantry assault finally dealt with enemy commander clearing an objective.

The British infantry was unable to emergency disembark to contest the objective (helicopters failed blitz order to land) leaving Soviet forces in possesion of the objective with British commander and his orderlies the only victims of his own overconfidence.

RESULT:
Soviet victory 6:1

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14 Comments

  • recce103c says:

    Pochvoved, I wondered where you were. congratulations with the win Comrade

    like the 4×4, the table tectical problem construction and your AAR

    well played congratulations; does AI stand for artificial Intelligence??? 🙂

  • recce103c says:

    Pochvoved, I wondered where you were. congratulations with the win Comrade

    like the 4×4, the table tectical problem construction and your AAR

    well played congratualtions

  • Pochvoved says:

    2Storm Caller
    Apart from two platoons there definitely was something else. I recall two missile-armed helicopters and pair of jet planes.

    He indeed deployed only one platoon before the start of the game intending to drop another one on my objective. The helicopters carrying the second platoon landed on his first turn once the threat to the objective became clear but were unable to unload till next phase and were forced to take off once my troops came within 4″.

  • Storm Caller says:

    What was the British Force again?

    Two airmobile platoons? And he only deployed one?

    In the math off?

  • Storm Caller says:

    Nice report

  • Stone says:

    Damn, fast victory there. Congrats.

  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    Rapid and brutal victory, well done! Congrats on the win Comrade!

  • Victor says:

    Talking about a blitz! Well done commander.

  • Red Alert says:

    +++

    A good example of a coup de main.

    I am sure your opponent has learned a lesson or two.

  • M. Nisbet says:

    That must have been the most disappointing game to play. A loss so quickly isn’t fun for anyone. But kudos regardless.

  • Davehodo says:

    Nice win. Thanks for sharing and keep those reports coming.

  • HMS_Belfast says:

    With the latest FAQ update we will have our revenge 😀 !

    Good job with the report.

  • PanzerGrau says:

    Excellent work comrade commander.

  • Jagdpanzer says:

    That’s for playing, congrats on the win