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Firestorm: Stripes

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VS Warsaw Pact
Colonel Ivon-a-drinksky

Played a quick mission tonight against Ivan-a-drinksy. We rolled up Annihilation, which is was as per the mission statement you win if your opponent has no formations left. This time it was the Armoured element of Regimental Combat Team 2 (RCT2) that would take the field commanded by Captain Pat “Bond” Wheeler. Knowing that there would be enemy helicopters in the Area of Operations (AO) he took a platoon of VADs and SAMs mounted in HMMWVs as an Anti-Air umbrella for his team. The rest of the team would consist of 2 platoons of M60s from Alpha Company, 2nd Marine Tank Battalion (A/2TB), Masters of the Iron Horse. The team would be beefed out by a Scout Platoon mounted in HMMWVs, and an Anti-Tank Squad mounted in HMMWVs.

Capt "Bond" Wheeler positioned his troops in a forward sloping defence. The tanks behind the forest and the Anti-Tank Squad and Scout Platoon behind a ridge. The Anti-Air (AA) units were on the hill offering over watch for the HINDs they knew were in the area.


First turn saw the soviets move around to the right flank and their ATGW platoon move forward. As I was still behind woods there were no clear lines of fire for him. I then moved my tanks forward to engage what I could see.
This resulted in me destroying my sons ATGWs. As per the mission rules the HINDs were loitering off the table.


The Soviet revenge was swift. My son moved all his tanks forward, but one that bogged and destroyed 3 tanks in my 1st Platoon...
and one in my 2nd Platoon. Meanwhile his BRDMs were moving around my right flank and his HINDs were hovering just out of range of my SAMs. Like vultures just waiting to swoop in....
In response I swing the surviving tank from 1st Platoon back and engage the tanks that have flank me destroying one, while the Anti-Tank Squat engage and destroy one of the other T72s. The Scouts move around a forest to try and flank the T72s.
While the 2nd Platoon moves forward and splits their fire between the two T72 platoons they can see, destroying two. The surviving T72 from the platoon in the open fails its morale and runs.


Turn 3 see's the Vultures still loitering out of SAM range....
The T72s on the left advance and destroy the Anti-Tank Squad, while the other T72 Platoon
engages the 2nd Platoon, destroying two of them.
The surviving tank from 1st Platoon moves back while the VADs re-position to counter the threat of the BRDMs that are moving around our right flank.
2nd Platoon remain in location and engage and destroy another T72, while the remaining T72 bails, but passes it's morale, staying in the fight.


The T72s on the left cross through a small forest, with one of them becoming bogged down. The two that made in engage and destroy the last tank of 1st Platoon.
On the right flank, the Vultures swoop in to add their fire power to try and destroy the remaining tanks of 2nd Platoon, but the SAMs and VADs are on mark and blow them out of the sky; however the T72 does manage to destroy another M60. The BRDMs are still moving around the flank.
The Company Commander swings around and engages and destroys one of the BRDM2, while the other M60s try and destroy the T72 to their front but fail to hit.
The Scout Platoon get back into the fight moving up to engage the T72's that are threatening the left flank................... but fail to see the bogged down T72.

The BRDMs finally get around the flank and engage the VADs, but fail to hit. The T72's on the left flank continue to move around and try to engage the M60s from behind, but fail to hit anything.
In response the 2nd Platoon move around and return fire, hitting one but failing to penetrate. The VADs open up on the BRDMs wiping them out. The Scout Platoon blitz forward and the TOW engages but misses a T72.
Sorry no pictures, too busy rolling dice, plus my son has an evil laugh that kinda took my mind off taking any pictures.


The T72s on the left swing around and destroy the remaining M60s.
The only response I have is the TOW HMMWV in the Scout Platoon. He fires.............. and misses.

Turn 7.....

That T72 that I had forgotten about moved through the woods while the other two T72 swung back around and between them managed to destroy the TOW HMMWV.

With that it's game over as there is nothing I have left that can even scratch the paint of the remaining T72s.

The M60 is a good tank, but I failed to use cover. In the open against T72s I found it didn't have the armour. Sneaky bugger has been using T55s all week against his mate.

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Colonel Ivon-a-drinksky


  • Nabeshin says:

    Unlucky with the Abrams, they can get outnumbered fairly easy and if they get some good shots on you in the open they can go bye bye :/ Good game though!

  • Klute says:

    As noted below. Great Photos and AAR. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Red Alert says:


    Beautifully clear pictures and great write up.

    Care to join our side, our cause is just.

  • 81sPapaSmurf says:

    Beautiful table and excellent report.

    Don’t worry, your Marines didn’t really “lose a battle”, they just located the enemy and fixed their position before a executing a tactical withdraw.

  • recce103c says:

    Very nice terrain table you have there Thommo,

    I’d have thought Marines do it in the woods

    excellent AAR; next time a win!


  • bayankhan says:

    Nice report

  • Tankette66 says:

    Very nice realistic terrain board.

  • Jagdpanzer says:

    wonderful board and great pictures, told the story really well! shame on the loss, yes treat your M60’s like i treat my Leo 1, cover move cover

  • Storm Caller says:

    Excellent report! Agree with Nisbet. The board is one of the best I’ve seen!


  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    A beautiful table with some awesome looking forces! A well done AAR!

  • Colonel Ivon-a-drinksky says:

    HAZZZAH, How sweet it is….

  • M. Nisbet says:

    A disappointing loss, hopefully a rarity.