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CAPTURING THE BRIDGE - GERMANY 1982
Soviet Forces have occupied a bridgehead on the Rhine River. NATO has planned an operation to capture the bridgehead to enable follow-up forces to counterattack.
A Heli-borne platoon of the 101st Airborne will air assault the village, code-named ETTER, eliminate the Soviet garrison and occupy the buildings facing the North Bank and defend against any counterattack. A smoke barrage will land in front of the village to provide cover for the assaulting platoon.
A Company, 2nd Armored with two tank platoons and one mech platoon will advance to Etter and defeat any armored Soviet counterattack. Then the river is to be crossed and the North Bank occupied.
US: 101 Airborne: 1 Infantry Platoon with Anti-tank weapons
2nd Armored: 2 x M60 Tank platoons
1 x M113 Mech Platoon
2 Artillery Batteries of 3 tubes each
Soviet forces are equipped with T-62 tanks and BMP-1 PC's.
Artillery is expected.
Points scored for occupying North Bank.