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Firestorm: Red Thunder

The Team Yankee Global Campaign

No Retreat at Amsterdam

Warsaw Pact
VS West German


for my third battle report, I was playing another one of our club members in a No Retreat Scenario. Sadly, I did not take any pictures - those battles seem to keep taking their toll on my stamina :-D.

I played my usual list, a BMP-2 motor rifle battalion with ample support, while my opponent played a Panzergrenadier formation, combined with a Panzeraufklärungskompanie. He had a good mix of Leopard 1s and 2s, 4 LARS, 4 BOs and a lot of good anti-air assets (Gepards and Rolands plus some Redeyes thrown in for good measure).

The minefields were used to protect one objective, so I advanced on the second one. My Grad launchers really wiffed this game, being unable to range in a single time even using an OP! Still, I was able to advance in good force, only being hindered by the terrain - you simply can't spread out 2 units of soviet motor rifles that much when you are playing the short table edges :-D.

The LARS launchers fired mines into one of my BMP-2 units, so those kept standing there and fired at targets of opportunity. As a matter of fact, the LARS REALLY were the unit that kept me back the most! However, I was able to destroy most of the German AA and call in my Hinds to deal with this threat.

Most German units were staying back and this proved to be disasterous when my infantry moved on the forward objective and no one was there to challenge the objective - at which point the game ended.

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