KANIUM SUNDAY 29nd of September - The Last Spartans - by Nike Ajax
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Operation The Last of the Spartans
6´th of June 2021
SB Mission by Nike-Ajax
We are not at the pass of the hot springs.
But King Leonidas might well be looking down upon us today, because the not only are the stakes as high as they were at Thermopylae. But our soldiers as fierce and motivated.
What started up as another dispute in the beautiful blue waters of the Aegean, have turned for the worse. Much worse.
In fact one could say that the Aegean runs red now.
In the air, on and below the sea is where the fighting started, and have lasted a while now. But last week our foes landed on our soil, and have been reinforcing since. Our scouts and overall intel tells us that they are getting ready to break out. This must not be allowed to happen.
If they break through then our families and friends are at their mercy.
And equally bad then they will break into the open coastal plains beyond which will favour them and make our defence even more difficult than it already is. Our "Allies" have said many words of encourgement, but has yet to send any actual help. Except for the americans who have sent us almost a full Brigades worth of armored equipment at the outset of the hostilities from their reserve stock. Equipment that our troops have trained hard with, and which will be used today.
But that is the extent of the help.
So we stand alone. Again.
But we will win, and we will make the enemy regret invading our nation.
To the enemy, when they asked for our surrender, we only said this: Molon Labe
0600 Local Time
Ligthly clouded with no chance of rain, 26 degrees Centigrade, no wind and LOS 3900 Meters
War have been initiated without a declaration of war from our EN. But both sides have claimed Casus Belli Politically. Our strategic objective is to BLOCK the EN ATTACK into Defence Area SPARTAN with A COY, thus DENY it to the enemy and breaking their momentum.
The Enemy is RAPIDLY ADVANCING and will push north with maximum effort (Refrence Map trace).
Do NOT push past Line Of Exploitation (LoE) with A COY under any circumstance (Reference Map Trace).
Once the EN ATTACK HALTED, forces in SPARTAN (A COY) will CONSOLIDATE and then DEFEND in place.
Simultaneous then the forces prepared at Assembly Area MARATHON (B COY) and ONLY them, will COUNTERATTACK along the indicated attack vector from NW towards S (see map trace) and EXPLOIT IOT DESTROY the EN force & SEIZE (if possible) the EN HQ. Forces at MARATHON (B COY) will be released by HQ when the ENY ATTACK has been HALTED, and with a 5 minute Warning.
Mixture of closed and open, with channeling and blocking terrain features particularly to the south and becoming more closed and defensible as you push South and near the Enemy HQ with a number of villages.
Minefields (Reference Maptrace) to the South-west of Defence Area SPARTAN. THIS AREA IS PROHIBITED to all our forces on pain of DEATH.
The Enemy is on the OFFENCE with superior numbers, but we have the better positions and to some degree the element of tactical surprise and they have not had the time to entrench. Our Taskforce (TF) SPARTAN, have been tasked with this mission, allthough fewer then we are better.
They asked for our weapons, and our answer naturally was: Come and take them...
We are on our own soil, and must thus expect a fair number of civilians in the AO - and the international community and our own country is watching. But the political and military stakes are high. Therefore, you are tasked to avoid civilian casualties to the degree that it does not endanger your command or overall goals.
FIRES in the Urban areas are only authorised by TF COMD.
ENY Combined Bn(+).
At least three (3) full combined and reinforced Companies with M60A3 (in PLTs of 5), AIFV´s (in PLTs of 4) (Represented by M113AS4´s), M113G3 TOWs and with additional support and recon troops (From INTEL likely BRDM). Likely also a screening forces NV of the Enemy HQ with Leopard 2A4s and otherwise same composition as above, estimated as at least COY+ strength, and deployed in a defensive posture.
Eny Artillery expected in SIGNIFICANT volume.
Likely experienced conscripts and their ammunition the best they can get for their older platforms.
ENY only in HASTY DEFENSE in Main Defensive Areas (MDA), no constructed defences, entrenchments and major obstacles identified or likely - aside from the known minefields Southwest of your Defence Area Spartan (Reference Maptrace), confidence about which is HIGH.
Reinforcement: NOT expected from the East nor South as their lines of communication are cut for now. Confidence HIGH.
Likely will initially continue their attack in the NORTH, but once their attack is broken, likely try to lure our forces into an attritional fight where their numerical advantage, and use of terrain, will make up for their relative weakness in equipment. ENY have access to Artillery in substantial numbers, exact units deployed for this operation unknown.
Friendly Forces (FF).
Local AIR SUPERIORITY achieved.
FF North and West to SECURE Flanks, but not to Spt Attack apart from the forces mentioned at Assembly Point MARATHON (B COY).
TF in Defence Area SPARTAN (A COY) consists of 3 x tank platoons of M1A1(HA) as well as 2 x mechanized infantry platoon of M2A2 (ODS), along with an identical force placed at Assembly Area MARATHON (B COY).
Also there have been allocated a Heavy Weapons platoon armed with BGM-71D TOW-2, cosisting of 4 fireteams and 1 FO. These will support BUT are under direct command of BTN CO.
A and B Coy Dismounted infantry equipped with 2 x Anti-Tank teams (FGM-148 Javelin) (Odds callsigns) and 2 x LMG Teams (Even callsigns). Each MECHINF platoon in B COY thus has 2x Anti-Tank teams and 2 x LMG Teams, the rest being issued with AT-4s and rifle grenades plus a medic team, and are all considered Elite.
B Coy also has 2 Bieber bridging units.
4 x 6 Tubes of 155mm SP howitzers, no FASCAM available,
2 x 6 x 120 mm SP mortars with their own supply trucks (with the howitzers being further back, so off-map,
8 CAS strike missions on call.
(As usual: ALL ARTILLERY IS UNDER THE CONTROL OF CO AND FO: So do NOT touch the ARTY controls if you not one of these two).
In both A COY and B COY: Repair Sect, 2 x Supply and 1 x MED Sect.
NO Engr, as there are expected no major obstacles in vector of attack. So BYPASS ENY obstacles.
B COY has additionally been allocated 2 (two) bridging units (bieber), for use depending on the CO´s plan.
Rules of Engagement. NOTHING IN THESE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT LIMITS YOUR RIGHT TO TAKE APPROPIATE ACTION TO DEFEND YOURSELF AND YOUR UNIT.
A. You have the right to use force to proactively engage any and all ENY targets of opportunity.
B. You are cleared to fire first on all hostile targets or targets with deemed hostile intent, including armed civilians.
C. The force should be used under the circumstances and proportional to the threat.
D. We are at war. Destruction of civilian property has been cleared by the local authorities if CO deems that there is a CLEAR military value and goal in said destruction, including FIRES in urban areas.
E. All Laws of War are to be observed.
TF SPARTAN is to BLOCK ENY attack towards Defence Area Spartan with A COY.
Then on orders ATTACK and CONDUCT EXPLOITATION with B COY (and ONLY B COY), DESTROYING the ENY between PL HERCULES and PL ACHILLEOUS, SEIZE ENY HQ, IOT DENY the area to the ENY and disrupt their future operations.
Concept of the Operation:
Taskforce SPARTANs A COY BLOCKS the ENY IVO Defence Area SPARTAN.
Then TF SPARTANs B COY, ATTACK from NORTHWEST to SOUTHEAST; conducting an attack by fire from PL HERCULES towards PL ACHILLEOUS (See Map trace), and then ASSAULT to SEIZE ENY HQ. Once SECURE, PREPARE HASTY Defence to HOLD Objective until relieved. This will DENY the area to the ENY and PREVENT further ENY offensive operations, achieving our immediate political goal.
Purpose - The purpose of this operation is to DESTROY the ENY forces in the AO, then OCCUPY, thus weakening the Enemys will to fight and persuading them not to conduct further offensive actions.
1. DEFEND Defence Area Spartan, BLOCKING the ENY attack using A COY.
2. Attack from PL HERCULES towards PL ACHILLEOUS to DESTROY the ENY using only B COY.
2. Seize ENY HQ.
3. Conduct HASTY DEFENSE ITO DEFEAT ENY Counter Attacks
Friendly. FF postured in or IVO ENY HQ; consolidated and prepared and able to continue operations towards the SOUTH and SOUTHEAST.
Enemy. ENY DESTROYED between PL HERCULES and PL ACHILLEOUS, unable to support Enemy forces SOUTH of the Defence Area Spartan.
Terrain. All tactically commanding terrain features SECURED and CLEAR of ENY.
Civilian. As little disruption to civilian life and property as possible, without disrupting your military goals and the security of your command.
4 x 6 Tubes of self-propelled 155 mm howitzers that will directly support this operations, from outside of the AO (offmap) and Two (2) x Six (6) tubes of 120 mm self-propelled Mortars for use in AO, with integral ammo supply trucks. There are Eight (8) priority missions ready for tasking.
2 x 6 x Tubes of 120mm organic fires under TF CO control (P1 and P2), with organic supply vehicles (P31 and P34).
4 x 6 x Tubes of 155 mm off-map fires under TF CO control.
8 CAS sorties were awarded during this targeting cycle of the ATO under TF CO control.
Supply TF and per COY will carry forward 2 x resupply vehicles, P-1and P-2 have 2 x supply vehicle allocated to them specifically (P31 and P34). No resupply possible beyond that .
Maintenance TF and per COY will carry forward 1x combat repair team (CRT)
Medical TF and per COY will carry forward 1x foward aid station (FAS)
V. Command And Signal
Succession of Command
ALPHA-66 TF Commander
ALPHA-65 TF XO
Alpha-11 1 PLT LDR/A
Alpha-21 2 PLT LDR/A
Alpha-41 4 PLT LDR/A
BRAVO-66 TF Commander
BRAVO-65 TF XO
Bravo-11 1 PLT LDR/B
Bravo-21 2 PLT LDR/B
Bravo-41 4 PLT LDR/B
No Change; as per unit SOP
Kill or be killed - failure is not an option.
Come home with your shield or upon it.