It's 1730 on 29 June 1990 and Battlegroup Caballero is pushing toward Operation Chokehold's final objective, the Cronistrian town of Stanje, completing the western encirclement of the capital city of Miran. Victory is near at hand, and as the Cubans near Stanje the Cronistrian Democrats begin their push to clear the town of Brevno of Communist forces.
Time to go!
Things are about to get ugly...
Making quick work of the lightly armored vehicle.
This was a random event, 'Lull.'
The Cobra will be off map, out of the fight, for the next three Cuban activations. That really sucks, but I can't believe I still haven't had a helo shot down (knock on wood).
I had rolled a 'firefight' and this was the AMX's only play, so I gave it a shot. As they were firing at a 'men down' target I only gave the AMX one Kill dice, though I rolled two Shock dice to see if they would affect the friendly squads.
As it's a firefight, no one can move, so I can't just close assault them like I want to. Another issue in the game is, there have been a couple firefights rolled, and the T-62 can't see anything so he's just chilling on Hill 127.
See, I was really hoping to get 1st Platoon moving up to get some RPGs off at the enemy tank, but I rolled a 'firefight', so no one could move, and as no one was in range for RPGs, no one could shoot. And don't forget, the Cobra is still off table, so he can't do anything either. All I could do was rally 3/1...
But then I finally roll a 'normal' activation for the Cubans.
Holy cow, what a fight! I love the back and forth; it looked bad for me, then it looked good, then it looked bad, then the Cobra came back and the bad guys left. That was a lot of fun, and while TF Galban has accomplished its objective of encirclement, Operation Chokehold is not yet concluded!
Here's the tally for this fight:
Stryker APC destroyed
That is the last of the four fights from last weekend, more coming up this weekend. I'm hoping to finish up Operation Chokehold, but I just thought of something else that might be cool, and I've been sick as a dog since Thursday and I'm not sure if I'm up to it. I laid on the couch Thursday and Friday, managed to paint a grand total of six (6) figures today. Hopefully I pass my rally roll and get back in the fight, stay tuned.