USSR forces have penetrated deep into the heartland of Germany, losses are high on both sides, its a race to see who runs out of weapons, men and ammo last. The NATO side have an armoured brigade inbound from the US in the next four days but it will mean a loss of the war if they do not reach Germany soon. The Bundeswehr are at a point where they won't surrender ground, and will fight to the death to defend their country.
We must stop a Soviet advance at Alfeld, this should halt the central sector if the bridges across the river Leine are destroyed, these are the only ones in the area that can support heavy loads.
It is our job to destroy the enemy's main echelon as much as possible, whilst doing a tactical retreat to the left side of the Leine, and FASCAM the bridges... This is what is supposed to happen. (Didn't in the Book)
In the book, this was an unorganised defence from the UK's "3 RTR (3rd Royal Tank Regiment)", US Armoured Cav units, and the German Bundeswehr.
Challenger 1's were engaging in the streets of Alfeld, the Bundeswehr were wiped out, the US actually had the sense to pull out, and put bradley's on the ridge behind the river, but a T-72/ T-80 Coy crossed the bridges before they were destroyed and killed the US forces.
Don't let this happen...