AKA, Unit 101's 4th Fight of Operation Payback
It's 0430 on 8 Jul 1990, and Unit 101 is on the way to take down The Bomb Maker. The raid to capture his associate, Vito Squirreleone, didn't quite work out as planned, but Cuban Intel was able to exploit personal electronic devices (yeah, I kinda forgot about the fact this is 1990, but whatevah) found on Squirreleone's body and determine the likely location of The Bomb Maker. Major Villanueva: "Well, Dozer, you found him, now lets' go get him."
"Boss, is this kill or capture?"
"I'm told he's not likely to have any info to help us out."
"So, whatever's easy."
I'm playing these fights using Ivan Sorensen's rules "Five Men at Kursk," modified a little to make them a bit more modern and deadly.
Two five-man teams
1 Sniper team
1 Machine Gun team
*Most of the troops are 15mm Khurasan, but the shooters have two Battlefront figures, and the sniper and MG teams are Eureka.
Time to fight!
"Dammit, I missed! All 101 call signs, X-Ray 1 fell back towards building 1, move up and get him."
The Bomb Maker is suppressed, cowering behind some garage clutter.
"You're an @#hole Switch!"
Switch: "Cypher, I meant to warn you, there's a Tango..."
He tries to self rally, but @#$% this, he don't love The Bomb Maker, they ain't family! He runs off the map, fight is over.
Two days later, 10 July 1990, and the platoon was spread across an old Volvo, an ancient Citroen, and a beat up Mercedes bus, crossing into northern Lebanon. Thirty minutes across the border and they were linking up with their contact, a native Lebanese. He got the platoon to a safehouse, fed, watered, and bedded down. The Lebanese, nicknamed "Haidar," briefed Major Villanueva on the latest information from Cuban Intel, still interrogating The Bomb Maker.
Haidar told the Major the next target was in the (fictional) village of Jezabyl, in the northern portion of Lebanon, only three miles from the Syrian border. The village was ancient, and small; no one gets in there without the entire population knowing, and the entire population is loyal to the target, who is affectionately referred to as "The Mayor." Syrian by birth, he'd come of age in southern Lebanon, and had spent almost four decades fighting the Israelis, before graduating to international terrorism and becoming more mercenary in his methods.
The Bomb Maker related that he was approached by The Mayor on behalf of quite an odd combination: the Bomb Maker stated The Mayor claimed to be working on behalf of someone representing the Venezuelan government, and another individual representing another government, Middle Eastern, but not clear who. Major Villanueva: "Well, only way we're going to figure out who that other government is, is to go have a sit down with The Mayor."
Haidar nodded: "And The Mayor is not too keen on visitors, Major. There's no easy way to do this, there's no snatching him without anyone noticing, there's no getting close to him without anyone noticing. There's only one way to get him: confirm he is home, then roll straight through the front door and kill everyone but him." The Major: "Bingo! We'll two-stage it; one team breaks down the door, the other passes through and grabs him."
Next up is a quick-hitter, one team shoots the place up, the other makes the grab, and get the hell outta dodge. Coming right up!