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D.O.W. Saturday Mission 8/10/16 @ GMT19:00 You can watch it live. You do NOT need Steel Beasts. http://www.twitch.tv/dogsofwarvu The Darkest Dreams by Lusik This scenario is a simulation and does not have any political message. Mission Summary : You have never thought it was going to happen. The darkest dreams came true. Something that we saw in our training films has suddenly become a brutal reality. 3 days ago Warsaw Pact forces advanced through the border in overwhelming force. The red tide that we have always been afraid of smashed our border outposts all along the front. The main push was through Fulda Gap but NATO forces have seen action all along the German-DDR border For the majority of soldiers in the company it is still is like a dream, which is visible in their young wide-open eyes. Luckily, the training and drills we have practiced for so long are taking over. Everybody knows what to do but the chaos is overwhelming. The horror... the horror…as Kurtz would say. How did it come to this? WW3 was sparked in the Middle East following combined NATO - Israeli strike on Syrian airbases. Airbases that were full of Soviet instructors and personnel. Over 120 Russians last their lives in the attack and several more were wounded. USSR treated this as act of open war and prepared a retaliatory strike in NATO air bases in Turkey. Dogfights between the the Soviet and NATO aircraft ensued resulting in several aircraft downed on both sides. UN summoned an emergency security council meeting, which was openly boycotted by USSR and China. Any attempts to find a peaceful solutions to the situation were overthrown. And then the attack came. Here in Germany, in our sector of the front, 2nd Cav have been fighting delaying action but suffered heavy losses. 2nd Armoured comes to the rescue. We are Task Force DOW which is compromised of mixed US German units. We were held in reserves but we have been finally sent to the front to face the enemy. We still have old but venerable M60s but our German allies sent them their newest baby - Leopard 2, along with some mechanised infantry in Marders. We are going to fight… and we know that for some of us this dream will be without awakening. Map Excerpts of the battalion commander's (HVAOC 6) orders for...BLUEFOR (D.O.W.) Task Force DOW is made of the following units: 2 platoons of M-60A3s (TTS) 1 platoon of M113A2s 1 platoon of Leopard 2A4s 1 platoon of Marders 3x M113 TOW support 2x M106 SPM 1x M88 Combat Engineering Vehicle 1x M113 Ambulance 2x Supply Trucks c) Attachments and detachments: 1x Battery of M109s with HE, Smoke and ICM 2x fire missions of FASCAM Due to difficult situation in several sectors of the front, no reinforcements are available. If you think that the enemy will break through, retreat and avid further losses. TERRAIN AND WEATHER: The terrain is typical for Saxony. Open areas with several hills. Try to find the best possible positions and defend Elze. Due to low pressure centre and a warm fron front that has been sitting here for the last two days the skies is fully overcast, which makes it difficult for us to use our aviation assets. Our forecast indicates that you may expect rain in the couple of hours. ******************************** ** Notes ** ******************************** SB Version: 4.004 64bit Mission Name: The darkest dreams Created by: Lusik Modified by: N/A Multi-Crew: Yes Single Crew: Yes Largest command: Company plus Smallest command:Crew Position Mission Duration: Up to 120 minutes depending on players Minimum number players: 5 Date: Saturday Mission 8/10/16 Time: 19:00 GMT Time (local): Click here Teamspeak IP: 220.127.116.11 wait in lobby for access to other areas. Room: Dogs of War Player Skill/Ability: • Completion of at least 1 full tutorial of M-60 or Leopard 2A4 • Working knowledge of Comms procedure. You can just listen if you wish by using Teamspeak. You do NOT need Steel Beasts. Required: Teamspeak Download (windows): http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads&type=ts3_windows_client_latest Teamspeak IP: 18.104.22.168 wait in lobby for access to other areas. DOW members, by invite, or request in advance prior to mission. Our goal is to have the DOW session more immersive and realistic. Mission discussion and manning list: HERE DISCLAIMER: I haven't had time to investigate US and German forces composition in this area of Germany in the ‘80s are not historically accurate.