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Rolling Thunder re-run 4.010 1830 GMT 07 JAN

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OK well we'll confirm the manning prior to start (ideally you can both be there at little early, 1800 GMT - if you can make it).

 

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Hi Guys,

 

sorry, I now will not be able to make Saturday - change in plans on visitors.  Looking forward to next one.  

 

Regards,

 

ShortnSweet. 

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OK, thanks for letting me know. No problem.

 

Put 1800 GMT on Saturday the 10th of June in your diary / on the Fridge now. :)

 

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Has our OOB been finalized?  Also, there is currently an imbalance of tank-to-mech players.  If needed, you can switch me to a Leo. 

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Yes the OoB is final, its listed in the Orders above and is the same as when we ran this last June.

 

The manning isn't.

 

As I've written a few times already (is reading really such an overrated skill) we will distribute the manning depending on:

 

1. Who actually turns up.

 

2. Which CT is in contact. You are likely to be controlling a vehicle section / platoon and moving from one CT to another as the battle develops. The lead CT will be manned the most, the 2nd a little less and the depth one will be primarily controlled by me (until the lead CT is attrited).

 

I'm not too worried about a Tank to Mech imbalance as there are twice as many Leo platoons to Marder ones.

 

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10 minutes ago, Wiglif said:

I might be able to make the first one.  Mech Infantry if possible.

 

That's good because there will only be one. :)

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We had 15 people turn up from across the globe and participate.

 

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As expected it was a bloody affair. We were able to blunt the Soviet spear but at great cost.
 
The view overlooking EA 4:
 
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The view overlooking EA 5:
 
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The AAR showing how the battled developed in 10 minute increments:
 
H: Covering Force in place. Kompanies in initial locations.
 
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H+10: Soviet Divisional and Regimental recce detected.
 
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H+20: Covering Force withdrawing in contact. Soviet first echelon and rotary wing air launching
 

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H+30: Remnants of Covering Force behind 3./201. Soviet Main and Supporting (hitting 204 Pz Bn to our South) attacks well developed
 
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H+40: 3./201 position untenable.
 
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H+50: Enemy being hit in EA 4. 2./201 under pressure.
 
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H+60: 2./201 falling back. 4./201 starting to hit targets in EA 5. Maintaining front with our Southern flanking unit (204 Pz).
 
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H+70: Soviet first echelon in EA 5.
 
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H+80: 4./201 fully committed. Enemy in EA 5. Persistent agent used in "TEARDROP".
 
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H+90: Soviet first echelon culminated. Second echelon attrited between 3./201 and 2./201.
 
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Endex: Line OAKS held. Our Bn combat ineffective with only a Kompanie (-). WESER line breached in 204 Pz sector.
 
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Link to AAR file (too large to upload directly):
 
 
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I hated those Hinds.  Must have been about ten of them in all.  Wish we had some SAM teams or something better.  Tough mission, but fun playing.  I want to play this on my own, but the password prevents me from cutting out those Hinds.  Heheh.  I'll just have to deal with 'em.  In any case, we destroyed a good supply of the early entry numbers of T-90s.  Should be a bit easier from here on against T-80s and T-72s. 

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Glad you enjoyed it.

 

Attack helos are just part of what Red gets - along with buckets of artillery.

 

The air defence was busy guarding the river crossings and unfortunately fighting units usually have to fend for themselves.

 

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17 minutes ago, Gibsonm said:

Yes the playable Marder was a nice addition. :)

 

and if we can use the MILAN mounted one day, it will be a different battle. one day...

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Just finished reviewing AAR 

Seems like quite a battle really pissed i had to miss it.

Good work to all those involved  its events like this that Keep SB on the radar. 

 

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