Firestorm: Red Thunder

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

Attack into Britsh I Corps North Hamburg

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Warsaw Pact
Mikle friesky
VS British
Storm Caller
View NE to SW. It was a clear morning. Our forces gather along the forest and in the Marsh's. This is not good ground to fight on.
The main Commander moved his two groups of T-72 thru the woods thanks to the BMP-2 recon they found a safe path.
Recon also reported some enemy infantry units in the area. This should be a cake walk.
So major Meyers made the decision to attack. I have to answer to him although I thought it was a little early. He rushed from his spots and opened fire.
He started his formation behind the hedge. He gave away his position. He was going to fast for a night battle.
Major Meyer paid dearly. The British were waiting for them. Milans opened fire and took out some of the T-72 s. An order from high comand came thru saying use the road.
The major thinks he knows better. He went over the hedges instead. Rookie mistake, all hell half of the tanks are bogged down. Leaving the rest of the tanks stuck behind them and out in the open.
A medium force of BMP-2 Infantry unit move in to help support the held up tanks.
Finally the tanks get over the hedges and start a firing line. They opened fire and missed there intended Targets.
So I finally caught up with the main body. My recon and infantry enters but the standing order I received from high comand was attack left. The major was on the right. Now I know why he is called away right Meyers.
My platoons were engaged by a recon patrol of scorpions. So we engaged with the BMP-2 support.
Then the ambush was spung. 3 chieftans popped out of cover. BMP-2 had no chance. The infantry was calling the major for assistance.
The idiot Commander let my boys die. He continued to press the British infantry instead of the chieftans.
He pays when the chieftans changed Targets when they realized the my Infantry was no real threat. The chieftans and mulians continued to hit the tanks and BMP-2 units.
Ok so instead of engaging the chieftans he goes to try and destroy the British infantry instead. He cannot see the bigger threat.
Well he once again losses move tanks and BMP-2. My infantry units engaged the scorpions and was able to knock out 2. Then we went mulians hunting. Slowly we think them down.
A group of copters showed up but forgot BMP-2 can shoot them. The BMP-2 shot down 2 and the other two ran. One small victory to us today
Looking over the battlefield I started to with draw my infantry units. When high comand asked were are you going. I responded back moving to the left flank as ordered. The major looks like he has it. Once we moved into position the major was losing. He was almost captured by the British. I sent in my fast moving recon units and saved him from capture. Unfortunately we were forced off the battlefield. Major Meyers will be given full credit for this lost of men and materials. I was promoted to Commander after this battle. I never found out what happened to the major.

The morning was clear and our forces gather. The T-72 line up on the right side and have moved into position thanks to the recon units. Major Meyers move too fast for a night attack. He rushed up to the hedge line and started to fire. A big mistake. What was worse was he didn't use the road and tried to jump the hedge line. Rookie mistake and it cost him as the tanks started to bog down. Then a formation of Chieftans popped up out of ambush cutting thru the T-72 formation like butter. I move my Infantry units in and got the chieftans attention. They made short work of my BMP supporting my infantry. All the infantry was able to dismount. Then the chieftans changed their attention back to the t 72 realizing we were not the threat. The British sent scorpions to engage us. Then reports of the T-72 were attacking infantry instead of engaging the chieftans. What is that idoit doing. Milans and chieftans now have the 2 formations of tanks in a cross fire. Well that is the difference between training and experience. The order came in to regroup and try and hit left. The major enored the order and continued to attack the British infantry. The chieftans continued to pound the T-72 and BMP-2 formations. I said to myself I have to save this idiot Commander. I sent in my BMP recon and was able to get him out. I was promoted to Commander and I never saw major Meyers again.

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9 Comments

  • Baron says:

    Wow, very nice battle report mate. Very nice indeed!
    Congratulations for your win NATO Commander 😉

  • Storm Caller says:

    Hawk,

    The game started in day night and end at night! Went thru launch and Dinner! Eight and nine hours?

    This ranks in top three longest games! Our group usually plays MTOE vs MTOE and doesn’t use point!

    The largest games have been a Russian T-72 Battalion (31) with a full BMP-2 company (10) in support and all the other bells and whistles (20 to 25) vs a British or American company team (25 to 30) on a six by eight table.

    The depth really changes the game! Stand off range of missel tracks and Cheiftains can take toel. Two even things up we give the Russian a fourth armour company from the reenforecing regiment. The Russian were using a lot of air but have found if it flys it dies! NATO other the other can gets great use out of the Helios but not the fast movers as much!

    Highly recommend games of this nature! Also gets more players involved.

    Cheers

    Storm Caller (The Silver Back)

  • Mikle friesky says:

    This was a very fun game. Yes with the Russian having more points we should have done better but some miss management cost us dearly.

  • K. Meyer says:

    I was there…Storm Caller had 75 pts and Taras Bulba brothers had 150 pts! You only think he guessed wrong! That’s what’s so funny! He switched glasses when your back was turned! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Europe, but only slightly less well-known is this: Never go against a Silver back in “his” jungle!

    -Quicksilver

  • Hawk02 says:

    Hello,
    Realy excelent report.
    Descriped with pictures what happened and a little story at the end.
    How long did you play at this game with this points?
    Very good guys.
    Thanks for reporting!
    Regards, Frank.

  • Storm Caller says:

    Honor that went away with the czar! It was a great game!

    Cheers

    Storm Caller

  • Nabeshin says:

    Nice report, was a real easy read with the picture captions.

  • AlohaRover says:

    Cool read, like the story. Looks like a tough battle

  • M. Nisbet says:

    Excellent report. Good to read the other side of battle reports. No doubt Storm Caller will attest to your honour on the field