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    A M1A2 slot please. Thank you. American, by the way.
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    A23, please
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  5. ITEC 2019

    Sorry.
  6. ITEC 2019

    I don’t know yet, not sure what we do at work those days if I can get time off
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    Put me in apache 1 pls.
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    CV 90 please. DBoy
  9. By now most readers will already know who BG ANZAC is, so I'll put the information relevant to this week in first, then background, etc. If you are new to the Forum, feel free to read the entire post. IMPORTANT: As a serving Officer, I am not allowed to make "public comment" about topics without clearance. This is why my signature block says what it says to cover written comment. Recorded audio on YouTube = "Public Comment", especially if I were to express a personal opinion (without knowing someone was recording). In addition recording people's voices in Australia is illegal without their permission or a Warrant. If you want to record a session, ASK! We maybe about fit you in (I maybe able to play the OPFOR, etc.). If you don't ask: a. Expect me to ask you to remove the YouTube (or other media). b. Don't be too surprised if you aren't welcomed back. BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): Your Local time: Click on this link for the Local time in your part of the world Count down: Time remaining until Meeting start Mission will start promptly at 0830 GMT. If you want a pre game "chat" then by all means come on line at say 0800 GMT, but so that the Kiwi's aren't after Midnight the Mission will commence promptly at 0830 GMT. Agenda: No doubt numbers will remain "lean" until probably the end of January (school holidays, people away and Summer generally). One of the following: 1. Continue into Part 3 of the Advance that we began a few weeks ago or a different Test mission we commenced last week. You are welcome to join the journey if you missed previous weeks. This will depend on the original participants turning up. 2. If we have enough we may re-run the Q&A Session 4 mission with Mac in the CO's seat? 3. Revisiting some "not so easy missions" from the past - probably harder still after 4.023. These need a few people to turn up. 4. Do some "Brilliant at the Basics" work? This can encompass some Tutorials (along the recent sessions on Obstacles, Artillery, Symbology, Routes and Tactics, etc.) or working through some small unit density scenarios. 5. Start to discuss "Rolling Thunder '19" and perhaps likely tasks. As always, visitors (apart from one individual) / first timers / spectators are welcome. Current Standard: 4.023 Please use the new Calendar RSVP function or post here to facilitate planning. Background: Who is BG ANZAC? https://www.bganzac.org Described here: http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbforums/showthread.php?t=21753 A couple of examples of the BattleGroup at work: Multi Player session: Training session: Timings: Thursday evenings, Australian East Coast time. Through a combination of democracy, state's rights and bl**dy mindedness, the country is now fractured into numerous time zones (three wasn't enough) for the next six months and we need to adjust the start time. Next meeting: 0830 GMT on Thursday, February 21st. 0830 in London 1630 in Perth 1800 in Darwin 1900 in Adelaide 1830 in Brisbane 1930 in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra 2130 NZST in Auckland In game chat / Communications: You'll need access to "Teamspeak" to communicate with us. The Teamspeak software is available here: Download Teamspeak client software How to connect and use it is detailed here: Steel Beasts Wiki Entry - Starter Pack Remote Access / Screen Sharing / Whiteboard Sessions: We continue the use of TeamViewer so people without the Steel Beasts software can connect and see and hear what we see and hear (looking over our shoulder if you like). Team Viewer available here This maybe a suitable vehicle for people to see what the software is all about (you can even use it on a Mac), without having to invest in even a short time limited copy. Anyway we'll see how it goes. So if you are interested, visit our web site https://www.bganzac.org and sign up.
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    A12, please.
  11. ITEC 2019

    I'm not going this year, the dates unfortunately clash with a prior commitment, have fun guys
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    <Done
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    Ok, lets do this...
  14. ITEC 2019

    I'll be there
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    Busy M1A2s aren't my thing anyway
  16. ITEC 2019

    Hi all anyone going to ITEC 2019. Just got my travel authorisation sorted. Would be good to meet up. KT???
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    @Kingtiger I have placed you as PLT LDR until we get an answer from @Grenny
  18. Operation Sledgehammer

    @Grenny do you want to PC? I'm up for gunning for you again! If not I take a Cv9040
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    A11 please
  20. Operation Sledgehammer

    Manning list (For clarification: we are manning Apache COY as United Operations will be manning Comanche COY - C3 Centauros will open as soon as we have filled Apache COY) BTN Command Saber 66 (CV90/40-B): SnS/Sjr162 (Kanium/UK) APACHE COY: Command Apache COY Apache 66 (M1A2 (SEP)): Apache 1 (M1A2 (SEP)) A11 Assassin (Kanium,US) A12 Cavgunner (Kanium,US) A13 Gunslinger668 (Kanium,CAN) A14 Colebrook (Kanium,ESP) Apache 2 (M1A2 (SEP)) A21 SwordsmanDK (Kanium,DK) A22 Major Duck (Kanium,DK) A23 A24 Roerbaek (Kanium,DK) Apache 3 (CV-90/40-B) A31 Grenny/Ronin (Kanium/911,DE), Kingtiger (Kanium,SE) A32 A33 A34 Dboy (Kanium,UK) INF for Apache 3 consists of 4 x LMG (M240), 4 x Javelin, 1 x Medic Team and 1 x PLT LDR with AT4, all from Scania so all Elite Apache 4: CSS (1 x HEMMT Supply) COMANCHE COY (MANNED BY UNITED OPERATIONS - choose a callsign from Apache Coy) Command Comanche COY Comanche 66 (M1A2 (SEP)): Comanche 1 (M1A2 (SEP)) C11 Blue (UO,UAE), Kali (UO,GB) C12 Znoop (UO,DE), Headshot (UO,CAN) C13 Hittheman (UO,NO), Gusy (UO,US) C14 Military Turtle (UO,US), Neuro (UO,ITA) Comanche 2 (M1A2 (SEP)) C21 Lancer (UO,US), j0zh94 (UO,GB) C22 Scharkk (UO,DE), TheSleepySpy (UO,US) C23 TinfoilHate (UO,US), W-Cephei (UO,BRA) C24 J. Clark (UO,GB), James (UO,GB) Comanche 3 (CENTAURO) C31 C32 C33 C34 COMANCHE4: CSS (1 x HEMMT Supply) OPFOR: Nike-Ajax (Kanium,DK) Chrisreb (Kanium,UK) No more needed Where needed: Cant make it: Hedgehog (Kanium/UKArmour,UK) Apocalypse 31 (Kanium,US) Mirzayev (Kanium,US) Hosting: Nike-Ajax
  21. KANIUM SUNDAY 24th OF FEB 1900 GMT - Operation Sledgehammer by Apocalypse, story by Nike-Ajax Where: Kanium TS : teamspeak3.i3d.net:10077 World Clock 1900 GMT (Same time as always - now adjusted for Winter Time) World clock 1900 GMT IMPORTANT NOTICE: This SB session may be recorded with video and sound and uploaded, including to a public youtube channel. IMPORTANT NOTICE II: This is a BTN sized engagement, and we have the pleasure of having a contingent from United Operations joining us: they will be manning the second COY. Thus there are only manning for one COY. However when we have manned Apache COY, then we will open Comanche 3 (so the Centauros) from C COY. Everybody is Welcome: you don't have to belong to Kanium. We love playing with you all, the arranger and CO loves you even more if you sign up in advance Operation Sledgehammer Scenario by Apocalypse Story by Nike-Ajax I. Situation For years there have been tensions between Greece and Turkey, but the tensions have always been suppressed and glossed over by NATO and to a lesser degree by the EU for strategic, political and economic reasons. But that does not mean that the Greeks have ever forgiven The Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, and the two countries have routinely had skirmishes and clashes on and over the Aegean sea. NATO has similarly routinely turned a blind eye to Turkish repression of Kurds and the Armenian Genocide, and EU has done the same in the vain hope that the European popular votes would allow an integration of Turkey into EU. This has never materialized, and in anger and frustration Turkey has increasingly turned to Russia for aid and strength. Despite a few clashes , including shooting down of each others combat aircraft, then these ties have grown stronger and more firm recently. Primarily because both countries benefits from it. As the Syrian Civil war wound down, the Turkish military increased the pressure and attacks on the Kurdish positions in the north of Syria and South East Turkey with mixed results militarily. These operations combined with the continued crackdown on all dissent internally, has had the political outcome that both NATO and EU found it neccesary to distance themselves from Turkey who became more isolated. This in turn increased the ties with Russia and alienated Turkey even more from Europe. Finally Turkey three months ago took the step of formally leaving NATO and the day after signed a document of peace, cooperation and defence with Russia. In the time since that, then tensions that were previously held back and subdued, have now increased again. Internal dissent while repressed, have in the meantime increased in Turkey. In a move that somewhat brings memories of the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, Turkey decided to invade one of the islands that have been disputed for years. In part to assert their dominance of the eastern Aegean, and in part probably to create internal cohesion against a common enemy. It is rumored that the Russian have been promised by Turkey, the rights to build a naval- and airbase on the island in exchange for continued material and political support. The invasion was largely unopposed and the Turkish forces quickly seized the Island with the use of heavy bombardements from the air and sea. In an unforseen and tragic event, a strike mission hit the wrong target and struck a holiday resort where 6 Swedish and Italian high school classes were on a vacation and study tour, with numerous casualties and wounded. Sweden and Italy are enraged and demanded immediate access to provide aid and help to their citizens, which in the general turmoil was denied. It was thus unknown how many of the Swedish and Italian youths are still alive and in what condition they are in. Russia supported by China have used their Veto´s to block all attempts of condemning Turkey, let alone create a UN led intervention. Turkey have declared that they provided all the care they could for the wounded and have since released the bodies of the deceased and many wounded. But as Turkey still refuse any international observers on the Island, it is unknow if all Swedish and Italian citizens have been released. Greece have in the meanwhile invoked Article 5 of the NATO charter, but NATO has been reluctant to directly declare war on Turkey for a number of reasons. And Sweden - not being a member of NATO - have thus seeked other bilateral solutions in cooperation with Italy who is a member of NATO. This have now coalesced into a Peace Creating force, which are going to strike the Island in the next hours, led by American forces and with small Italian and Swedish contingents. USA along with the rest of NATO have declared an exclusion zone around the area in an effort to contain the conflict and deny Turkey more reinforcements. The Turkish have erected two barriers across the islands, but these are more for controlling the area and anti-COIN, than any real obstacle, and should be passable with care by all the TF´s Callsigns. In preparation of the landings American, Italian and Swedish planes, including from the US 6th Fleet, have struck the areas around LZ Dragon and LZ Gorilla, which means that there is a high confidence that the initial landing operation will be unopposed. At any rate then the Coalition forces hold Air Control and thus dominate the Airspace around the Island. The air units have destroyed a number of Turkish units, estimated at TNK COY size, the hulks of which now litter the areas between the Landing Zones and the FLET as indicated per map trace, where SIGINT estimates that the ENY have withdrawn to. We still expect the Turks to have around BTN sized assets remaining in the AO including TNK, ATGM and IFV, as well as a limited number of SP ARTY. Expect heavy resistance, the Turkish soldiers are veterans and have their backs against the sea. II. Mission Task Force Saber will attack to seize the capitol city of Kavgos to restore national integrity and stability. III. Execution Concept of the Operation Units from Task Force Saber will deploy from offshore vessels in the 6th Fleet AOR then fight to seize the island-capitol of Kavgos Commanders Intent Purpose: The purpose of this operation is to defeat the Turkish invaders and restore territorial integrity to the island. Key Tasks 1. Seize the Eastern Military Command HQ 2. Seize the Western Military Command HQ 3. Clear the Port of Bagali 4. Clear Kavgos, the island capitol End State Terrain: Kavgos is cleared of enemy forces Friendly: Friendly forces postured to transition to security operations Enemy: Enemy forces defeated or destroyed Civilians: Minimal collateral damage to civilian infrastructure and civilian way of life Fires 4x Tubes of 120mm organic fires under BN control (Saber-1) Aviation Battalion has been given direct support from 1x reconnaissance and observation helicopter. IV. Service & Support Supply Each company maintains organic supply; BN retains 2x additional supply vehicles, no resupply possible beyond that Maintenance Battalion will carry forward 1x combat repair team (CRT) Medical Battalion will carry forward 1x foward aid station (FAS) V. Command & Signal Sucession of Command Saber-6 BN Commander Apache-6 A CO CDR Comanche-6 C CO CDR Signals No Change; as per unit SOP
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  23. No worries: it happens It was good having you there and I hope you had fun despite technical issues - was it the connection or on your end?
  24. I was having technical issues and had to leave mid mission. I apologize.
  25. FWIW, AAR point sent via PM.
  26. claymore mine not functioning (4.023)

    thank you
  27. claymore mine not functioning (4.023)

    Looking forward to that ! Easter ? (okay: IRWIR - it’s ready when it’s ready ...)
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