It's 0700 on 29 June 1990 and Battlegroup Aguilera is re-forming and preparing to make another push into the town of Kacak, where they just received a bloody nose at the hands of the Cronistrian Communist forces. Casualties were substantial, but the Cubans are ready to get back in the fight and take Kacak.
Let's get it on!
No sign of the enemy...
The enemy units are now all spotted, but they are now uncomfortably close and in flanking positions.
Adding the CO to the mess puts the Cubans at +1 in the upcoming close combat.
Lt Aguilera reports back to the Command Post, Kacak secured! With that, Battlegroup Caballero moves up, passing through Battlegroup Aguilera on its way to TF Galban's second objective, the town of Premja.
What a fight! Man, that lone enemy squad in the south scared the hell out of me! They easily took out two squads from 3rd Platoon, and if my little gambit had failed they would have taken out the AMX and Aguilera's HQ section, leaving only four rifle squads left, thus defeating the second attempt to take Kacak. Once that went down I was fairly certain of victory, though that T-62 could have caused me some serious problems if he'd have been able to keep some distance between himself and my infantry.
Here are the casualties:
1 T-62 knocked out
1 MTLB captured
And finally we get to do my favorite part, awards:
-For conspicuous gallantry, Lt Aguilera, commander of Battlegroup Aguilera, was awarded the Cruz Servicio Distinguido for personally halting the enemy counterattack that destroyed the right flank and threatened the entire assault by Battlegroup Aguilera.
-For valor, Lt Colvines, commander of 1st Platoon, Battlegroup Aguilera, was awarded the Estrella de Plata for leading a close assault to save the Battlegroup's left flank, and then leading another to eliminate the last enemy unit at Kacak.
-For valor, Lt Molines, commander of 3rd Platoon, Battlegroup Aguilera, was awarded the Estrella de Bronce for leading a close assault on the enemy's central position and destroying an enemy tank.
Well, that's fight two of four from this weekend, and two of probably a dozen for the entirety of Operation Chokehold. Hope you liked it, and more to follow.