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KANIUM SUNDAY 29th OF APRIL 1800 UTC “The Bears Gambit 5 - Operation Anvil Hammer” BY Nike-Ajax, Swordsman and SnS

Where: Kanium TS : teamspeak3.i3d.net:10077

World Clock 1800 UTC




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a.Time: 141045ZDEC2018
b.Terrain: Wooded and patchy boggy terrain channel and delay Armd manoeuver and provide concealed AT ambush sites.  Only major water obstacles designated as lake north. Heavily forested areas provide effective concealment, but will reduce overall rate of march, and can reduce observation and fields of fire to approximately 500 meters. Areas lacking heavy forestation can provide observation and fields of fire from 2-3 KM, and risk of ambush..
c.Weather: 15 degrees centigrade, wind direction SW but neglible. No Rain likely.  Visibility 3000km, no affecting Aviation support.  No impact on sensor capabilities.
d.Vital Ground. All positions with good field of fire along the four AO´s must be cleared, so as not to leave a ENEMY unit behind that can either attack TF-32 in the rear or deflect the Attack of TF-48. It is estimated that obstacles and mines in the south along with Stay-behind units and SOF will stop and deflect the ENEMY north.
e.Key Terrain. Operational area 3 and 4 provides sufficient concealment & cover to enable Russian forces to establish a SBF base to defend against our attack northeast, as well as getting flanks shots on our axis of advance.

General Situation. In spite of the successes and the efforts of the TFs of JEF and other units, then the Russians have committed reserves and have slowly fought their way north and has taken Lithuania. Their do not have full control of the conquered areas as Forest Brothers/Sisters across Lithuania are fighting, supported now by US Special Forces amongst others. The Russians and their allies are paying dearly, but have for now soaked up the losses. The Russian forces have been stopped in Latvia, with a line that goes broadly from Riga in the west towards Madona, where it goes north towards Balvi. Allied units are doing a fighting, planned and orderly withdrawal to consolidate defences at Estonia. In the west then Russian and Byelorussian for a number of reasons, have chosen not to attack Poland yet. Intel including Satellite imagery and HUMINT, lead to the conclusion that the Russians will instead attempt to open a new attack vector and front by striking west towards Narva, in an effort to threaten Tallinn and thus the whole Baltic front.

f.Situation Enemy Forces:
1.CoA: Six(6) days ago, Russian forces began mobilising for the expected attack on Narva, with the attack starting the day after. The fight for Narva was fierce and is in fact not over. Estonian infantry armed with AT weapons amongst other, have been mauling the Russian forces pushing through, while the Russians are using brute strength including artillery to subdue the defenders. But it seems at least a brigade of Russian troops have pushed through and are now pushing towards the secondary defence lines near Sillemäe.

                      2.There have been reports of Russian forces moving through Narva with heavy losses.  However, seems at least a Brigade (-) have gotten through, (Vicinity Sillamäe), 12 km to our east, an area where OWN SoF have set up covert OP´s.  Russian covert                                          RECON ops have already likely to have taken place and ENY attack is likely to be rapid and part of a pre-determined plan.

3.Disposition: Composition: Russian force composition in the OA 1 - 4 SE of Sillamäe, are reported to consist of a Battalion sized element of a BTG from the 138th Guards Separate Motor Rifle Brigade; a combination of Infantry (including Snipers and ATGM teams), and armoured Recon, IFV and MBT´s.  This includes BRDM-2, BTR-80, BMP-2/3 and T-72x and some T-90s as well. Russian air activity has significantly decreased in the last 12 hours, probably due to air parity and attrition.  Russian AD batteries however are on high alert.
h. Situation Friendly Forces. 
1.JEF, host nation and other NATO forces have been activated and deployed along the border.  Article V has been declared per the NATO Charter, and all forces in this AO presently operate under overall JEF command. 
2.Currently, elements of the Estonian 1st Infantry Brigade are providing a Screen in Area ANVIL; reinforced with belts of mines and obstacles. Elements from JEF TF-32 and TF-48 have been detached to support the defence in the north and south. South have also been made very difficult to pass with mines and obstacles.



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 if CO deems that there is a military value and goal in said destruction.

E. All Laws of War are to be observed.


j.    TF-48 TASKORG;

a)HQ Sect (1xLEO 2a5a2-DK, 1xCV9040-B)
b)1 FOO Sect (1 x FOV90)
c)1x Sustainment PLT (medic, fuel, Ammo and Recovery/Mechanic)
2.A Coy Combat Team (CT): (-)
a)1 x Armoured Infantry (AI) PLT (4 x CV9035DK)
b)2 x Tank PLT(4xLEO 2a5a2-DK)
3.B Coy Combat Team (CT): (-)
a)2 x Armoured Infantry (AI) PLT (4 x CV9040-B)
b)1 x Tank PLT(4xSTRV 122)
a)1 x Armoured Infantry (AI) PLT (4 x CV9035-DK)
b)1 x Tank PLT(4xSTRV 122)


k.   T-48 Attachments and Detachments

1.1 x Battery M109A3 ( 2x3 Tubes), with supply truck
2.1 x TUAV
3.1x Battery M1064A3 (2x3 tubes) with supply truck



1.TF-32 is to BLOCK iot prevent further ENY advance west, and then to Rapidly Advance and counterattack through OA2 and OA 3, to Strike and Destroy ENY in place in OA 3 and OA 4.

        - DEFEAT any Russian attack in North.

        - Support TF-48 Counterattack in North.



a.Extended Purpose. Counterattack and Destroy Russian attack to enable JEF and NATO forces to withdraw N and E, to facilitate possible evacuation from Estonia.
b.Key Tasks 
2.COUNTERATTACK in OA2 and OA3, within boundaries
3.DESTROY ENY in OA 3 and OA 4, within boundaries.
4.CONTROL area Vicinity PL Dagon, within boundaries
5.BPT DEFEAT ENY attack in North.

c. End State 

1.Terrain. TF-32 Control of area vicinity PL DAGON, but NO further than Limit of Exploitation.
2.Friendly: TF-32 have a minimum of 75% Operational capability.
3.Enemy: If required, Russian force DESTROYED in OA 1 through OA 4.  
4.Civilian: (Secondary) Minimal collateral damage and disruption to the civilian way of life.

d.  Constraints

1.Laws of War – Otherwise NIL


A.COM JEF Intent: Quickly establish defence vicinity PL Abel. ID Russian dispositions via mixture of TUAV & ground C/S.  When ready, go on the offence in Counterattack to NE.      
A.SoM: Four (4) Phase operation:
I.Phase 1. TF-32 deploy to assigned defensive areas (Vicinity PL Abel) and establish temp Defensive POSs. Block ENY Advance. 
II.Phase 2. Conduct COUNTERATTACK through OA2 and OA3
III.Phase 3. DESTROY ENY in place  in OA3 and OA 4. BPT to SUPPORT TF-48 counterattack  East of OBJ Anvil.
IV.Phase 4.  Proceed to an achieve Control of area vicinity PL Dagon. BPT DELAY any Russian Incursion Force from north.
2.SoFires: FIRES & CAS to be secondary means of engaging Russian Forces within AO & providing concealment for counterattack East.
3.Shaping Operations: ID Russian strongpoints and destroy them along OA 2 – OA 4.
C.Decisive Operations: Strike and DESTROY ENY in all OAs within boundaries.
D.Deception Operation: By CO TF-32´s command  
E.Tactical Risk:  Terrain can channel OWN forces into hastily constructed ENY ambushes and Strongpoints. OWN forces can be spilt up by terrain and lack of cohesion and communication.
Tasks to Subordinate Units:  
1)Rapidly DEPLOY SW of Area ANVIL
2)Establish temp DEFENCE direction SOUTH, behind boundaries
3)Support TF-32 and prevent ENY advance North.
4)Counterattack around south of defensive positions in AREA ANVIL, and then advance to the NORTH and NE
5)Advance to and control area West of Sillamäe
6)BPT EMPLOY FIRES to DISRUPT Russian lead elements.
1)Rapidly DEPLOY to Area PL ABEL
2)Establish temp DEFENCE and Block ENY Advance.
3)Conduct COUNTERATTACK through OA2 and OA3
4)DESTROY ENY in place  in OA3 and OA 4. BPT to SUPPORT TF-48 counterattack East of OBJ Anvil.
5)Proceed to an achieve Control of area vicinity PL Dagon. BPT DELAY any Russian Incursion Force from north.
6)BPT EMPLOY FIRES to DISRUPT Russian lead elements
1)Establish ASP fwd of  MDA;
2)BPT resupply, recover & re-equip all TFs on order

b. Coordinating Instructions:


a.C2 No Change
b.High Value Targets: MT-55, MT-LB/FO, BAT-2, T72x, T-90, PRP-1/3, SA-19/ZSU 23/4
c.FIRES; 5x BTY155mm Direct Spt to TFs.
d.ISR; 1 Sqn 45th ISR Coy (4 x UAV)
e.Sustainment:  CSS to provide sustainment fwd.
f.Command and Signal:
i.Succession of Command: OA, OB, A66 (TF-32),  B66 (TF-32)
ii.Location of Key Leaders: OA and OB with TF 32.

b. Signal:

i.TF HQ :  26000
ii.A Coy Combat Team (CT): (-): 46000
iii.B Coy Combat Team (CT): (-):31000
Edited by Nike-Ajax
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SO ...its shaping up. 


I will command A COY unless anyone steps up, thus all leaderroles are filled, depending on wheter Mirzayev possibly will want a FO.



A Readers/players readlist


This Campaign relies heavily on a narrative, and probably more than is the norm. For those who want to experience everything in the proper and correct order, then this is the structure:


1. Prologue

2. Background Scenario 1

3. Orders Scenario 1

4. Scenario Session

5. Intermission 1 with AAR

6. Background Scenario 2

3. Orders Scenario 2

4. Scenario Session

5. Intermission 2 with AAR



It will be finished with an Epilogue 


I strongly recommend all to read the PDF - as any internetpage generally is a poor medium for textediting.


I hope you will find this as fun as I and we had making it.

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3 hours ago, Nike-Ajax said:

Well ... the manning list was a mistake - corrected now.


Its 1800 UTC, thus 1900 GMT and 2000 CEST - the time in the event time announcer shows the correct time for your timezone



1800 UTC can not possibly equal 1900 GMT as they are the same thing.


If you look at the world clock announcement down the bottom it explicitly says:


UTC (GMT/Zulu)-time: Sunday, 29 April 2018 at 18:00:00


Edited by Gibsonm
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Yup - thanks for the game. 


And a big thanks to everyone who made it happen.


I will be posting the Epilogue soonest, along with the obligatory Campaign Ribbons.


I hope those who have followed this campaign have enjoyed it. 


Maybe I and we will make a new one, or maybe not. Time will tell.


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