It's 1430 on 5 June 1990, and SSgt Bettancourt's 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, is dug-in in the village of Brevno, the scene of three previous battles between the Cronistrian Democrats (led by TF Rojas) and Communists. Once again the Communists fell back after the battle, and for the past several hours they've been pounding Brevno with artillery. They suffer from poor coordination and control, so they don't manage to get an overwhelming force into the village as the barrage lifts, but SSgt Bettancourt's platoon has been significantly impacted by the bombardment.
A situation ripe for close combat exploitation...
A little overextended, if you ask me.
The Democrats have suddenly put a tremendous hurt on the Communists, but, with their leader down, and several casualties previously, were already committed to pulling back. Unfortunately, in pulling back they abandoned SSgt Bettancourt in the Post Office; he managed hide amongst the dead and then, under the cover of darkness, he drug himself back to friendly lines, where he was evacuated to Cuba due to the seriousness of his wounds. Sgt "Goss" Gallegos moved over from the Company 1st Sgt position to take over 3rd Platoon of A Company.
So both sides ended up with three serious casualties, but the Communist casualties all came right at the end as the Democrats were laying down fire to cover their withdrawal. Funny how things work out. But now the Commies own Brevno, and the Democrats are pouring artillery fire into the town in order to take it back tomorrow.
That's all the fights I've played so far, but more games to come soon.