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Firestorm: Stripes

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

The 82nd in Leipziq

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United States
VS Warsaw Pact

We would skirmish over the outskirts of a small town in Leipzig Counterattack. PanzerGrau won the attacker die roll and I chose to defend the far left corner. PanzerGrau deployed opposite me near the oil tanks.
The Americans deployed two platoons of infantry in and around houses on either side of a patch of woods where they had a Sheridan platoon. They forward deployed a scout section of HUMWVs in another patch of woods facing a ridge. They had another Sheridan platoon, another infantry platoon, a Stinger platoon, and a HUMWV TOW platoon in reserve.
The VA deployed the BMP-1 Mot-Schutz KO along the ridge, with their AFVs defending behind a stone wall. The scouts spearheaded to the left allowing the BMP-s KO, the Attached T-64s, and the Mot-schutz 1IC to deploy to the far left beyond the wall.
One the first turn the BMP-1s destroyed a Sheridan, and bailed a TOW. The infantry moved toward the scouts. On the American's turn they destroyed four BMPs. On the VA turn two a TOW was destroyed, and another Sheridan. The infantry assaulted the scouts, losing a stand, and capturing all but one scout unit which fled North, but did not leave the fight.
In the middle by turn two a reinforcing KO of T-55s made it to the wall but could go no further. The scouts had finally managed to navigate the wall.
By the end of the VA portion of T2 the Mot-schutz have occupied the apartment building. Their AVFs moved to an ambush position, and the T-64s occupied the objective.
On the American turn two the infantry platoon nearest the scouts counterattacked and knocked the Mot-Schutzen out of the woods after losing four stands to one. All but one of the BMPs are knocked out. Turn three saw more VA reinforcements. The Mot-schutz dug in, and a firefight ensued. The 82d troopers took the worst of the exchange and were whittled down to four stands. Darkness fell on the enemies' turn four and the right side of the map fell in to stalemate. PanzerGrau would not assault due to the defenders having thermal imaging.
By turn three PanzerGrau had BMP-2s set up to ambush defenders across the table from his side. Unfortunately, he forgot that the enemy reinforcements come in on the opposite corner, as the Sheridan platoon demonstrated as they drove in right behind the AFVs along the hedge, and fired. Amazingly I was only able to hit a single BMP. On my turn four everyone opened up on the reinforcing Sheridans, and three were killed, with the others bailed out.
The Sheridan's stayed tough, and kept in the fight. Darkness completely fell as the Sheridan's tried to ambush a unit of T-55s, but their gunnery proved poor again. It would be their last action as they were visible having fired, and the combined kitchen sink landed on them leaving them burning puddles of aluminium.
On the other side of the table the un-engaged infantry unit began double-timing to recapture the left objective. No American reinforcements arrived. Left behind in the apartment several AT sections and the grenade launchers are waiting to engage. Scouts and the T-64s Rush to assist.
On turn five the last American infantry tried to drive to contest the objective but could not make it. At the end of VA turn six the battle was over. The People's Army was victorious. It was a hard-fought battle. Had I been more kindly treated by Murphy the outcome would have been far different.

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