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KANIUM Sunday 6th of December - Operation Woodlark by Apocalypse


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World Clock 1800 GMT (Same time as always in Europe - now adjusted for Summer Time: click the time below for your local time) 



World clock 1900 GMT




This SB session may be recorded with video and sound and uploaded, including to a public youtube channel. 



I suggest to all who play with us download and install Chris mappack:




For the next three months at least we will be working with this mappack and the official one when making scenarios.


AS always, then we are running the session with the latest version of Steelbeasts.


Everybody is Welcome: you don't have to belong to Kanium. We love playing with you all, the arranger and CO loves you even more if you sign up in advance 😁






Operation Woodlark
By Apocalypse


I. Situation


    a. Terrain:

        1. Heavy snow covers the landscape of rolling hills and valleys - road conditions are poor, some are covered with snow, and we expect a light dusting of snow to continue into all hours of the day.
        2. Major obstacles in this area include a large river that runs from north to south, splitting the BDE AO into two. We have 2x crossing sites, one to our south (land bridge) and a MLC-120t bridge to the southwest.
        3. Avenues of approach include 3 major highways in the AO; HWY 5 to our West (main BDE avenue of approach), highway 90 in our AO that runs north to south, and highway 10 in the southern portion of our AO that runs east to west.
        4. The landscape is dotted with small farming village, most structures are constructed from wood and lightely reinforced. OBJ TAN is one of the few major urban areas, with buildings that crest over 3-stories. Civilian population is not expected to be in the area- most have fled due to the heavy fighting in the last several months.

    b. Enemy:


        An enemy mechanized Battalion is defending the area- they are composed of 2x mechanized infantry companies (BMP-2), 2x tank companies (T-72M4), and one light recon company (4x4 trucks), and are supported by at least one battery of self-propelled artillery, and mortar platoon. They do not have significant engineer support in this sector, and we do not expect any air sorties.


        We believe the enemy is employing their reconnaissance company between Phase Line BRONZE and SILVER - they are using scout teams, supported by light vehicles to establish a disruption zones around a small protective minefield north of OBJ BLACK. They will employ indirect fires at choke points, and may call forward enemy armor from OBJ TAN if OBJ BLACK is threatened.


        We anticipate at least a company of mechanized infantry establishing their main battle zone between Phase Line SILVER and GOLD- mechanized platoons, supported by T-72 tanks will defend key terrain (high ground and choke points) using platoon-battle positions established in-depth and supported by armored counter-attacks. We also expect most intersections and hilltops to be pre-sighted with artillery and covered by forward observer teams.


        OBJ BLACK is being occupied by the Battalion Command post, and sits on key terrain that allows freedom of movement to the north and south, through the AO. We expect that OBJ TAN is defended by at least 2x platoons of mechanized infantry supported by tanks that are being held in hide sites to the south and west of the town. Being the location of the BN Command post, we also expect to see a significant number of support vehicles, and potentially their artillery positioned nearby.


    c. Friendly:

        Our Battalion, as part of 1st Brigade, 3 UK DIV, is tasked with cracking the flank of the enemy forces - the goal is to destroy the enemy on OBJ TAN to clear a path for 2 BDE, approaching from the north
        Our Battalion consists of 2x Companies (1 detached)
            C Squadron: Armored Recon Company supported by 2x platoons of Recon Engineers
            A Squadron: Tanks, supported by 2x MECH platoons from B Squadron.

II. Mission


    Our Task Force attacks to seize OBJ TAN, to pass 2nd Brigade, so that we may continue offensive operations to the south.


III. Execution
    a. Commanders Intent

        Purpose: Pass 2nd BDE along HWY 5 to continue offensive operations to the south.
        Key Tasks
            1. Reduce mine obstacle and seize OBJ BLACK to safely pass A Squadron
            2. Seize OBJ TAN - to safely pass elements of 1 BDE to the south

        End State
            1. OBJ TAN is seized
            2. Enemy forces defeated or destroyed; unable to hinder elements of 1 BDE as they pass along HWY 5
            3. Friendly forces postured to pass 1 BDE at H+4 HR
            4. Minimal collatoral damage or disruption to civilian way of life


    b. Concept

        1. At H-Hour C Squadron, reinforced with Engineers, will conduct a recon-in-force to clear enemy forces from OBJ BLACK.
        2. A Squadron (armor) will arrive once OBJ BLACK has been cleared- they will continue their advance south along HWY 90 and/or HWY

10 to destroy enemy elements in OBJ TAN.
        3. At H+4hr, B and D Squadrons will being their attack from the north- first clearing the river-crossing site (MECH INF CO) then continuing along HWY 5 through OBJ TAN and onwards to the south.


    c. Fires


        1. 3x 81mm tubes, in support of C Squadron
        2. 3x6 SP Guns in support of A Squadron
        3. 1x Company FO (C and A Squadron)


IV. Service & Support


    Both Squadrons have organic medical, resupply, and repair assets


V. Signals


    Friendly ID: On
    Map Updates: Enabled 



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TF UK Command 

C66 (SCIMITAR)/A66 (CHALLENGER 2): SnS (Kanium,UK)




C11 Assassin (Kanium,US)

C12 Cavgunner (Kanium,US)

C13 Sunken (?,SE)

C14 Badger (Kanium,CAN)



C21 Irish Hussar (Kanium,UK)


C23 Connaugh (Kanium,US)

C24 Battle Bureaucrat (Kanium,PL)



C31 Mirzayev (Kanium,US)


C33 ChrisReb (Kanium,UK)

C34 Hedgehog (UKarmour,UK)



C41 Nike-Ajax (Kanium,DK)

C43 PiusX (?,?)

C44 Major-Duck (Kanium,DK)



E11 Kingtiger (Kanium,SE)

E13 2-Pies (Kanium,UK)

E14  Wiglif (Kanium,US)



E21 Grenny (Kanium,DE)
E22 O. Schmidt (Kanium,DE)


E24 Apocalypse (Kanium,US)

C51, C7 (CSS)



AI, none needed for now


Where needed:


Cant make it:





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I recall we played something similar a while ago but with US gear.


Ronin was in an engineer's bradley

started his breach and then Nike 'Lit him up' prompting a


"Fuck this Shit!! Imma engineer not combat!!"


*Hasty retreat*


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7 hours ago, Mirzayev said:


Guess I'll go C34

Someone has to show Mirzayev the intricacies of the boiling vessel.


Add Water.

Add Power.

NOT the other way round.


Someone tried it once:






I don't think anyone was seriously injured.

Think the tea tasted a bit metallic though.

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