Firestorm: Red Thunder

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

M1 tanks lead the advance on Berlin

SACEUR (Supreme Allied Commander Europe) has announced that the US III Corps has begun a major counterattack. Supported by West German troops, the American force has punched through the Polish and Czech forces facing them in the relatively quite Hof Corridor sector. US spearheads are reported to be deep into East Germany, possibly approaching Leipzig.

US Forces are facing Limited Opposition

This attack seems to have caught the Warsaw Pact forces by surprise, as the reaction so far has been limited to some uncoordinated local counterattacks.

20 Comments

  • Hawk02 says:

    Counterattacks starts. Now it’s time to fight on their own territory ;-).
    Good news, and nice to have new corridors.
    We Brits will all do to suport this attack and fight the Red Banner back ;-).
    Best regards Frank.

  • fingolfen says:

    Keep up the pressure Comrades, we’re forcing the Americans back!

  • Vladimir Orlovsky says:

    Some Polish forces reinforcing the NVA borders have clashed with NATO forces although only through small skirmishes. The 2nd Warszawska Mechanized Infantry Division has been dispatched to reinforce the front!

    So you think you can outsmart us? Maybe….maybe, but I have yet to find someone who can outsmart bullet! Ah-ha!

  • fingolfen says:

    Volksarmee forces dispatched an American advanced spearhead near Leipzig last night… it appears the drive on Berlin is already stalling…

  • bayankhan says:

    We haven’t sent the T10s yet, fascisti. We are waiting for you to run out of tanks. Or tank ammo. Next week, maybe, for then surely you will be out of ammo. That is an interesting supply line, from Munster near Bremen to Leipzig by way of Amsterdam, Antwerp, France and Bavaria. Perhaps you can borrow ammo from the Americans for your Leo IIs. No, that’s right, they don’t have any yet. And our 122s don’t fit. Shortsighted, just like your Vatti. First you fix the logistics, then you launch the attack. For thus our Frunze Akademy teaches

  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    Have a lovely time touring Leipzig. Just means you’re closer to the POW camps when your country surrenders. You can’t continue the war if you run out of ammo and spare parts for your precious Leos. Now I wonder where those are made….

  • Jagdpanzer says:

    I have leopards now rampaging in Leipzig, enjoy

  • Jagdpanzer says:

    Well my kill ratio has been 5:1 in my leopards. Always helps with your peasant BMP SPAM. But we have tornado’s for you. Enjoy touring the Ruhr, My friends are their waiting for you. We will look after your houses in the east, and your supply dumps, and your fuel. Enjoy

  • Jagdpanzer says:

    Keep deluding yourselves with soviet propaganda, you guys even have the IS-3s out now, crewed by old men and half trained children. Remind anyone of the last days of the Nazi’s in WW2. You tried, you failed, surrender Now

  • Red Alert says:

    +++

    Let the US waste their precious reserves on the fields of East Germany.

    While we claim Northern Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Belgium.

    +++

  • Tgunner91 says:

    HOOOAH!!!!! Sock it to ´em!!!

  • M. Nisbet says:

    Check your Briefing Rooms for the missions.

  • Saber6 says:

    Will there be new area missions?

  • bayankhan says:

    Oberst Hunts, like Han Solo says there’s good and there’s good with simulators. You haven’t been killing 2:1 much less 10:1 in this game. Count ’em up and see.

    M Nisbet, UK isn’t, at least not with tanks – 900 of your 980 existing Chieftains were with British I Corps. How many left? I’ve counted about 100 dead in this exercise, for about 130 PACT tanks in those encounters. And maintenance? If this is D+ 29 there are another 100-120 non-op, awaiting parts/and-or service. And there’s this little problem with fuel now that we are stepping all over those nice, fixed pipelines that run fuel from Bracht to your forward log echelon around Minden. Now if Scottie can beam I Corps from Hannover to Leipzig that would be something. A few British infantry units flown in to add to the prisoner count would be nice. Or maybe a couple battalions of Centurions if you can get the cosmoline out of the important stuff and enough channel ferries have survived air strikes to permit the crossing (No Chunnel in 1985, more’s the pity). The only uncommitted armor reserve NATO has left is the French with AMX30B2, about 200 of them, and another 400 AMX30B. Probably lurking in Lorraine, ready for a counterattack when we breach the Rhine. Or when BF publishes a French book.

    But this isn’t even close to the real 1985 so who knows? Maybe all the British players will beam into Leipzig.

  • M. Nisbet says:

    And once again no mention of the Brits… this is getting silly now. It’s almost like we’re not even there…

  • fingolfen says:

    I’m sure we have some 2nd Echelon forces, or a few thousand of them, to take care of this…

  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    While I’d love love to chase you all over East Germany Hunts, I’m too busy driving through the beautiful terrain in the Ruhr.

  • Oberst Hunts says:

    5 to 1 odds in tanks is all. We trained to defeat 10 to 1 odds so bring it on you communist lackeys. This time the 7th Cavalry knows what it is facing and where it is going.

  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    Agreed, this American counter-attack is a last gasp desperate attempt to buy time. It will fail on the stalwart defenses of our glorious soldiers!

  • bayankhan says:

    How appropriate. Six US brigades and an ACR mounting an attack with 7th and 8th Guards Tank Armies and 13th Combined Arms Army on their eastern flank. The 1st Squadron 7th Cavalry leading the way. 500 US tanks, half of them older than our conscripts, encountering 500 of our T80s with 2,000 T72 in support. Perhaps the 2nd Battle of Leipzig will be as big an event for the capitalists as the Big Horn was. I can hear Gary Owen playing the background.