AKA, the 12th fight of Operation Payback
It's 0532 on 20 July 1990, and the invasion of Avalor, a small Caribbean island-nation near Cuba, upon which Castro-regime holdovers have been organizing, training, and launching attacks on the homeland, is underway. Previously three Reconnaissance and Surveillance teams from 10th Special Forces Group were inserted to support the invasion; one is in position in OP India, but the second team was compromised and extracted, and the third team (Rebel 33) was ambushed and wiped out. Now 1st Lieutenant Huerta's 18th Grenadier Guards of the 6th Parachute Battalion are jumping from C-130s onto three separate Drop Zones (DZs) in the pre-dawn darkness. They will immediately form up and march on their objectives, the terrorist training areas and barracks on Avalor, manned by terrorist trainees and their Venezuelan and Iranian trainers.
Here we pick up the action at DZ Crow, where bad guys alerted by the earlier firefights with Cuban R&S teams are watching paratroopers of 2nd Lieutenant Jaramiho's 1st Platoon descend and crash to the earth.
Time to fight! The action is going to be hot and heavy, no one is hiding and we're at point blank range!
*As I type this I realize I screwed up, helping the bad guys! That dude just react fired, but he already react fired this turn, he suppressed the M-60 gunner. I'm cheating against myself!
Now, I've gotta tell ya, the odds of getting thrown back in close combat with a 'man down' figure are pretty damn slim...
Alright, who volunteers to go up there and finish him off? ;)
Yowzah, that was a helluva back and forth in that fight! The bad guys had quite a string of 'Scurry' activations; none really screwed them over, though the ability to shoot probably would have been much appreciated. Having said that, if the Scurries were a negative, they were more than offset by the incredibly bad close combat rolls by Cuban paratroopers engaging knocked down bad guys in close combat! A fun, quick game, hope it didn't drag too much with the cat and mouse with the sniper trying to flee at the end.
Next up is 2nd Platoon hitting the DZ, and it's a real doozy!