The Day that the Blue badge was pinned on Alexei was indeed a proud one. Joining the VDV Air assault brigade was a huge honour. Not open to conscripts and only the bravest and best get in. Having led them in Afghanistan was a joy. until the Insurgents started toting around Stingers like AKs and brought down many good men. Alexei was pulled out of Nolstalgia by the sudden cut off of screams over the Radio in his ear.
The Comms piece in his ear was connected to all 10 of his Hind commanders. It was silent.
2 minutes ago, Pilots had been reporting their positions and their imminent attack on US positions.
1 minute ago, the fire of VADs were reported in the vicinity with 0.50 CAL machine guns in the area as well.
30 seconds ago, Alexei has told both wing deputies that they were to take charge of their respective units as the wing leads were downed by enemy fire. They were to continue on and take out the US support.
Now, there was silence. All 10 hinds of the 354th independent Air assault brigade were down. crashed into the city that was meant to be lightly defended. With the infantry already on the ground, he ordered all unit to hold their positions for as long as possible. and prepare for a 3 - 4 day wait as Tank company moved up to secure this area.
With the Hinds smouldering wrecks in this god forsaken city, He would request transfer to a Tank company
So in game terms, i surrendered on Turn 1. Theres only one image of this game because their really isn't much to see.
I placed 10 hinds on the table with 3 groups of infantry afghansty. I put the hinds where they fell and took a photo for the report but the game is over.
8 of the 10 hinds died to 4 VADs and 8 M113 fire. Yup game over. Opponent's Abrams didn't even need to touch the table.
I failed all my saves and he passed all the firepowers. the 2 remaining hinds took out some M113s and 1 Vads. one of them ran away after failing morale, the other got shot down by dragons on his turn.
A really sad day for Afghansty. Its just one of those days where your dice refuse to roill pass a 2.