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Firestorm: Red Thunder

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

Northern Thunder

West German
Oberst Hunts
VS Warsaw Pact
Get set in those positions. Lock and load.
Here they come.
There are too many of them.
Taking losses

It started out just like all the other alerts. We heard the alarm, ran to the arms room and drew our weapons and then sprinted to the motorpoold to load up and move out. What changed everything on that dark morning was the trucks full of ammo that were off loading to all the combat units rolling across the highway from the base. Shit, this must be for real. We assembled at our company GDP some 25 kilometers from our base and began receiving orders. The 4rd Shock Army was rolling toward the border and a large element would hit our battalion sector. We were ordered to hold. How long, with what, until when we're all questions running through our mind. It was still dark when we first picked up the movement in our thermal sites and prepared for a target rich environment. Then all hell broke lose when a hoard of BMPS came crashing out of the woods right at our panzer grn platoons. They were so outnumbered but put up a heck of a fight and destroyed most of the BMPs. Unfortunately they were all full of troops from the rifle regiment and they were much harder to kill. Near by our Luchs and Jaguar 1 units were being pounder by air attacks. Or ADA was positioned too far away to help out and those units were left hanging in the wind. Then the T72s came rolling up in the second wave and we were able to take out a platoon with our Milan and strong fire from the attached Leo 2 platoon. Shots were traded for what seemed like hours before the sun came up and we could now see the extent of th enemy push coming our way. There were so many of them but we kept on fighting until our ammo was almost gone. We held the border and survived with all of our platoons, though some were much smaller than they weRe 6 hours ago. Mission accomplished and the 143rd Panzergrenaderes get a rest, for now.

AufKlarung KO
Panzergrenadier Ko
Full force of 98 points

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  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    Looks like a great battle. Looks like the Soviets out in C-Springs need a boost. Good thing I’ll be out there this winter.

  • Oberst Hunts says:

    We could have continued on playing in hopes that one of us would eventually kill enough of the other to squeeze out a win, but the Russians had had enough and wanted to end the stalemate. Next time we will fight to the bitter end. With some minor adjustments to my force in hopes of handling 30 plus BMPs with support.

  • Volkov says:

    Very nice table and army. You got a tonne of stuff on the table for your 98pts!

    I often feel that the most exciting battles, are the close ones. The ones where you just know that any turn could be the last, those are my favorite kind. 🙂

  • AlohaRover says:

    Fun battle to watch, looked like a real blood bath 🙂

  • Oberst Hunts says:

    It was a battle of attrition that was bleeding us both. Next time for the win. I will make sure I get unit photos and army lists next time. I need to get more pictures of each turn as we play. I did not expect to do a battle report when we were playing and just took a few photos to show some action. Thanks for the comments.

  • M. Nisbet says:

    A good report to read. Unlucky that neither of your could pinch the win at the last moment, but I look forward to reading more.

  • Ash says:

    West Germans are a very strong enemy to face

  • Baron says:

    Very good battle report, I do like when you write it as a story 🙂
    Keep it up!

  • Klute says:

    Great Battle Report….. Great looking table. :-). Keep NATO Proud and look to keep NATO strong next Sunday.

  • Hunts says:

    This was the Schleswig Holstein Counterattack scenario. The battle started at dawn and the sun came out after turn three. The attacker had all on the table and the defender had half off the table. Only got one reinforcement in six turns. Sucked to be me. We had fun and will all be back at Gamers Haven in Colorado Springs again next week for more fun.

  • bayankhan says:

    great pictures! sounds like both of you had a good time.

    Would be nice to see the army lists, and describe the scenario played. I’m not sure if it was the sector scenario or something else. Good luck in your next game!