It's 1330 on 29 June 1990 and Battlegroup Elias has just taken the town of Abrvo. However, the Cronistrian Communists have established a defensive line just east of the town and river, anchored on their left by Lake Lagoda and centered on Hill 142. Captain Elias sets about quickly reorganizing his troops for the assault on Hill 142.
Yes, I need to put some flock on the lake...
Yes, Captain Elias is actually going to try to have 3rd Plt(-) go all the way around the lake (bottom right) and back up to Hill 142 (just visible at top center).
It is time to fight.
Don't forget, there is also an enemy rifle squad deep in the trees at center left, between the orange tracer at right and 3/3 at left.
Wow, all that and it's only the end of Turn 1! Things are progressing quite a bit quicker than I expected.
But there's been a miscommunication!!!
I cheated a little bit: after you win a close combat you're allowed to move again. Rather than move 2/3 again, I let 1/3 move up to join them, consolidating on the ground where the close combat was fought.
YESSSSSS!!!! Not only do the bad guys lose a rifle squad, but now they still have two rifle squads near one of mine that are ripe for the close assault!
Not bad for throwing 1D6 in reaction fire!
Great sprint roll! Things are looking up.
Suddenly, Captain Elias came on the battalion net: "All units, all units halt and hunker down!"
In any case, I caught a lucky break with a random event for the good guys and finally got my F-4 Phantom on the table. I've been waiting forever for that! Battlegroup Elias' forward element begins policing up the battlefield while the rest of its forces pass through and move up to Hill 142 and start establishing defensive positions. Things are now going swimmingly for TF Galban, getting back on schedule as Battlegroup Aguilera begins passing through Battlegroup Elias on its way to the next objective, the northern town of Dubrovna. Here's the tally for this fight:
1 AMX-10RC destroyed
1 TOW HMMWV damaged but recovered and repaired
1 T-62 destroyed
1 MTLB destroyed
Next up, Captain Aguilera's assault on Pisa, Last time Battlegroup Aguilera was up it took them two tries to take the objective... I'm having a great time, lots of linked fights going rather quickly, moving the story along. I hope you guys are having a good time too.