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UK Armour Special "The Valley of Heros" 7th Nov 2020 20:00GMT

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UK Armour Special

When:  Saturday Nov 7th 20:00GMT  (This may shift to 14th November, depends if work starts messing me around, if they do I will give as much notice as possible.)

Where: SB.com (Unless somewhere else volunteers. I assume this is OK @Volcano @Sean ?)

Hosting: TBD (Preferably somewhere Europe or USA)

Map needed: Fulda (Standard base install map)

 

"The Valley of Heros 1961" an Alternative History of the British Forces Southern Germany*

A Scenario by Hedgehog


Amid Rising Tensions between WARPAC and NATO forces the 1st BR Corps has been forward deployed to their wartime positions.

In Berlin US and Soviet Tanks Face off at Checkpoint Charlie, one false move.....
 

 

Excerpts of the battalion commander's orders for...

A Squadron: The Queen's Own Hussars.
 

When: 0800 27 October 1961 (local time)

Where: Furesteneck, Federal Republic of Germany

 

1) SITUATION:
    a) Enemy:
    As a result of the growing EAST/WEST Tensions, Intelligence Estimates the forward element Battalions of the 22nd Guards Tank Regiment** are being deployed to their Forward Assembly Areas.
    Air Reconnaissance confirms this. Intelligence believes the Warsaw Pact is preparing for war, IF the situation deteriorates, you can expect a Soviet Set Piece assault shortly, before the end of the day at least.

  

 b) Own:
    1st BR Corps are deploying to their wartime position as a precaution against Soviet belligerence and aggression.
    The overall mission of the Queen's Own Hussars is to delay or repel ANY Soviet advance.
    You are FREE to Prosecute Any WARPAC unit on WEST GERMAN SOIL.

    Our direct forces:
    A Squadron (Us/You) are currently in Lagaar just North of Eiterfeld, A sqn has a full warload, but being "Centurions" we have little fuel, and need a topping up after the crash out march from barracks.
    Attached to us from KOBR is a Mechanised Infantry Platoon (with their fancy new APCs) from King's Own Border Regiment forward deployed to Soisberg, acting as a tripwire force.
    
    Other Forces:
    B Squadron is deploying to our South in the Rodenbach Valley (Not represented here)
    C Squadron is the Regiment's Reserve.
    Attached is 36 Regiment Royal Artillery.

    

c) Attachments and detachments:
    Detached 3rd Troop - currently supporting the remaining KOBR Infantry to our north.
    Attached 1 Platoon KOBR

 

2) MISSION:
As soon as you are fueled up head into the Sauer Valley and link up with the Mech Inf Platoon.
A Squadron's mission is to delay the WARPAC advance up the Sauer Valley towards UFHAUSEN while C Squadron & the Engineers prepare our main defensive position around FURSTENECK.

 

3) EXECUTION:

Intent: is to Impose a DELAY and NOT a Decisive Engagement, on the Soviet advance on Ufhausen until C Squadron is in place and ready, at approximately 10:00 hours local time. (~T+ 120mins )

Engineers are digging emplacements around Furstenbeck and should be ready in around an hour.
Engineers during the night have emplaced buried minefields as marked on the map.

Preplanned Vehicle Emplacements have been constructed in the Sauer Valley in the Vicinity of PL Gladius & Pugio.

 

Divisonal Artillery & Aviation Assets may be made avalible depending on ongoing operations.
6" Howitzers have 36 rounds of HE
4" Howitzers have 24 rounds HE, 16 rounds Smoke.

 

    a) Concept of Operation:

Up to the player.

          
        i) Maneuver:

Up to the player.
 
        ii) Fires:

Up to the player.
       

        iii) Additional assets:

Up to the player.
       

    b) Tasks to Maneuver units:

Up to the player.
 

    c) Tasks to Combat Support Units:

Up to the player.
   

    d) COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS:

Up to the player.

 

Notes:

*1944 Operation Overlord went DIfferently (British and USA swapped Beaches)

**Made up number

 

Intelligence:

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more to follow

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Edited by Hedgehog
Wrong date

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Crew List:

 

90A = Sunray (Boss) Not Playable
G10A = Shelldrake (Gun Boss) Playable (intended as a backup)

 

A Squadron:
T10A = OC (Sho't Kal) Dboy / Dlad (Assuming no one else steps up)
T10B = 2iC
(Sho't Kal) Hedgehog

G10B = Shelldrake 2iC (M113FO) Hedgehog

 

T11   = 1st Troop Ldr (Sho't Kal) H0ggyD0g

Gnr

T11A = 1st Troop Sgt (Sho't Kal)

Gnr
T11B = 1st Troop Cpl (Sho't Kal)

Gnr

T11C = 1st Troop Cpl (Sho't Kal) Crusty

Gnr

 

T12   = 2nd Troop Ldr (Sho't Kal) Assassin 7

Gnr

T12A = 2nd Troop Sgt (Sho't Kal) Colebrook

Gnr
T12B = 2nd Troop Cpl (Sho't Kal) Connaugh

Gnr
T12C = 1st Troop Cpl
(Sho't Kal) Gunner of Cavalry (CavGunner)

Gnr

 

I11   = Inf Plt Ldr (Pandaur .50)
I11A = Inf Plt Sgt (Pandaur .50)
I11B = Inf Plt Cpl (Pandaur .50)
I11C = Inf Plt Cpl
(Pandaur .50)

 

R11    = Recce Ldr (Scimitar)

R11A = Recce Sgt (Scimitar)

R11B = Recce Cpl (Scimitar)

R11C = Recce Cpl (Scimitar)

 

S11 = Jeep, ARV, Medic

S14 = Jeep, Ammo, Ammo

 

OPFOR: AI Scripted.

Sorry, Nike no OPFOR for you. You'll have to slum it with NATO this time.

 

AWOL:

Grenny / Ronin

 

Maybe:

Speckfire

 

Reserves (The first 8 to die, get an extra life, which is one more than you'd normally get):

Armour:

T13 (4 x Sho't Kals)

Infantry:

E11 (4 x Fuchs Eng)

Edited by Hedgehog

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Recommended Reading / Watching:

 

 

Your Enemy:

 

 

Edited by Hedgehog

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If you need a host or Kanium’s TS to use, let me know. We can set it up for this mission 

Edited by Assassin 7

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3 minutes ago, Assassin 7 said:

If you need a host or a TS to use, let me know. We can set it up for this mission 

If you can, that'd be great, thanks.

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I'm not sure I can make it on  saturday...but I'll try to be there

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On 10/30/2020 at 7:14 PM, dlad said:

Wherever needed.

 

DBoy

 

You might end up being the OC.

I'll try and get the planning scenario up later today.

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Well I suspect you could create a traditional plan, take a screenshot and then PM it to the players (to reflect their 'trace")?

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Tensions are rising.....

 

 

 

Me, Con and Hoggy are in SB.com TS at the moment

Edited by Hedgehog

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Well that was fun

 

Hope you all enjoyed yourselves

:)

 

Nothing like going for the old school 60s vibe!

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