Jump to content

Kanium Sunday 29th of August CG34_Merlen_River_KANIUM_v3 by ChrisReb (CAMPAIGN 1 of 4)


Recommended Posts

Kanium Sunday 29th of August CG34_Merlen_River_KANIUM_v3 by ChrisReb (CAMPAIGN 1 of 4)


Important: all are welcome naturally to participate in ALL the scenarios of this campaign. But you do NOT need to be able to attend more than this to sign one up, which goes for ALL the scenarios in the campaign !


Where: Kanium TS : teamspeak3.i3d.net:10077 
World Clock 1800 GMT (Same time as always in Europe - adjusted for Daylight Savings Time: click the time below for your local time) 


World clock 1800 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:




Untile further notice 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 😁









Excerpts of the battalion commander's orders for...CG34 Merlen River v0.1 for 4.250




0530 19 May 2020

Weather clear with initial light mist burning off within the hour to give Vis 3300m plus.


Front lines have not yet been fully established and both sides are racing to take strategic points of interest.


The Merlen River is a key strategic defence line.  
If taken by Red then good offensive terrain lies to the North.

For our own operations it offers a key barrier behind which we can establish both initial defences and also give time to allow us to build up an offensive force.


    a) Enemy:
    Red is advancing his first attack echelon behind a screen of Recon spread over a very wide area.

    This echelon is a reinforced battalion headed by a Regimental Recon PLT (approx 15 mins ahead of main body).

    A further 2 companies are also estimated to be a little further back approaching from the South


    Enemy Armour is T90 (believed only 1 Missile issued per tank) and BMP2 (possibly some BMP3)

    Light enemy indirect fires only owing to fluid situation


IMPORTANT: Whilst Red recon is shielding all approaches and also probing in from West, East and South (indicated area shown by red map border) the attack axis can be identified by Recon and/or finding the Regimental Recon in front of main body.

    b) Own:

    We have just unloaded a 6 section unit of VEC-M1.  These can be used to be spread out to locate enemy Recon and other units.

    They are mobile but are NOT intended to bring on a general engement but observe/delay etc per Co orders

    The Recon platoons are split into 2 sections and initially grouped together


    Also available is a PLT of CV90 and 1 x PLT Leo 2A6 that has just been unloaded from railcars.


    A further train is approaching with a Coy of Leo 2A6 and should arrive around the time you are in first contact




2 xPLT CV90 from the North (indicated approaches marked on map)  Each PLT has Inf.LMG and 1 xSpike

3xPLT Leo 2A6 also from the North.


These should start arriving from 20 mins after B Coy Leo are unloaded and ready for operations

Possibly additional 3xPLT 2A6 also from the North


1 x CSS will be escorted by CV90 reinforcements


    c) Attachments and detachments:

    2 Batteries Off map support with HE, Smoke, ICM (120 rounds) and 2 FASCAM missions (60 mins persistance)
    1 x Command vehicle with UAV
    2x UH60 with Inf and Spike en-route  (CARE: Red forces have SAM/AAA)


Co will be advised as reinforcements arrive



A. Prevent enemy Recon establishing overwatch of bridges or Merlen Marshalling Yards
B. Penetrate enemy recon screen and establish direction of main attack
C. Attrit enemy advancing giving ground as necessary but ensure D and E achieved by end 3 hours
D. Clear enemy forces from indicated bridge areas should they occupy those areas
E. Destroy any enemy on North bank of Merlen River



Intent: Give a statement that defines the purpose of the operation

    a) Concept of Operation:

    Initial task will be to rapidly cover as many approaches to Merlen as possible to locate enemy recon elements.

    You then need to locate enemy main advance - more warning will be achieved by locating their Regimental Recon

    With your arriving forces you may need to fight a delaying action and then clear the bridge areas of enemy units as necessary


    Do not try to exploit beyond the marked LOE as we have insufficiant strength to do so
        ii) Fires:
        As above and to be initiated by Co only


        iii) Additional assets:
        CSS en route


COMMANDERS NOTE:  Suggest you man the Recon and hand out other stuff as it arrives



Edited by Nike-Ajax
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Manning List


IMPORTANT: Do not despair or refrain from signing up because there are not Tanks or MECHINF initally:

People will need to do recon/delaying initially and switch to tanks as they arrive and MECHINF etc. will also follow, so there will be plenty of stuff to share out !


CO  (Leopard 2A6): Mirzayev (Kanium,US)

XO  (CV90/40-B):


Recon VEC - M1 2 vehicle sections:


1A VEC - M1

1/1/A Cavgunner (Kanium,US)


3/1/A Tankenator (Kanium,US)

4/1/A Roerbaek (Kanium,US)


2A VEC - M1

1/2/A SwordsmanDK (Kanium,DK)

2/2/A Battle Bureaucrat (Kanium,PL)


4/2/A Major Duck (Kanium,DK)


3A VEC - M1

1/3/A Grenny (Kanium,DE)

2/3/A Sgt. Anzac (Kanium,SE)

3/3/A O. Schmidt (Kanium,DE)

4/3/A Duke (Kanium,DE)


4A CV90/40-B

1/4/A Kingtiger (Kanium,SE)

2/4/A SnS (Kanium,UK)

3/4/A Smiley (Kanium,SE)

4/4/A Wiglif (Kanium,US)


6A Leo 2A6

1/6/A Raven434th (Kanium,CAN)

2/6/A Pancho (Kanium,US)

3/6/A Higgs (Kanium,CH)

4/6/A JAG-11 (Kanium,US)


1st Reinforcements 5 mins after first contact B Coy Leo 2A6



ChrisReb and Nike-Ajax, No more needed


Where needed:


Cant make it:

Assassin (Kanium,US)

Zaphod (Kanium,CAN)

Irish Hussar (Kanium,UK)

Connaugh (Kanium,US)







Edited by Nike-Ajax
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Grenny said:

One of the VEC platoons (btw: hope the scouts do have some equipment (JIM-LR? UAV? UGV??)

I don't think anything too advanced - outbreak of hostilities too sudden to issue although NVG seem to be fitted and they have Thermals. Recon job is to cover frontage, penetrate enemy recon screen, identify axis of attack and then find somewhere safe! Shortly after that our main force will be arriving for manning.


CO has use of a VAMTAC with UAV

Edited by chrisreb
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, sjr162 said:

There is no CO position? That is not me volunterring just making a statement.  


Mea Culpa - and you are right


14 minutes ago, chrisreb said:

It should show CO Leo2A6 - I think Mirz volunteered




Indeed - fixing it now

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...