15/12/2021 at 06:05 #165985
I’m starting a Team Yankee campaign game set in Denmark where Team X for Experimental is holding off the East Germans pushing north to relieve the Soviet Paras in Copenhagen so it is a kinda Bridge Too Far scenario but with Soviet Paras replacing Brits and E. Germans and Monty and the American Paras. The Danes and later US Marines will try to hold them off. I’m keeping it as simple as I can we will use the Italian 8 Million Bayonets rule for random moral and training to have 3 line units get a chance against the might of the Soviet Union. My self and friend Craig Farrow will play the part of the Danish and E. Germans while Victoria J will be the Warsaw Pack C-n-C and Jeff Massy head of NATO. More as we play the game out.15/12/2021 at 06:58 #165986Steve JohnsonParticipant
Sounds good to me and look forward to some updates:)15/12/2021 at 07:34 #165987
I will post battle reports here and on Facebook as Jonathan Keepers15/12/2021 at 07:36 #165988Guy FarrishParticipant
Sounds good, looking forward to hearing more as it develops.
I’ve always meant to play a Soviet attack on the Straits by the 336th Naval Infantry Brigade and associated support.15/12/2021 at 08:08 #165989
The idea is the Soviets have dropped an Airborne Div on Copenhagen and the Main Danish army is fighting them but the E. Germans attack an AdHoc unit of 2 or 3 string Danes are trying to hold them off from linking up with the Paras. So like I said kind of a Bridge Too Far.15/12/2021 at 15:13 #166008Mr. AverageParticipant15/12/2021 at 17:36 #166010ThomastonParticipant
Interesting. I’ll be cheering for the side armed with Aks.
Tired is enough.15/12/2021 at 20:42 #166012
Thanks, guys!!!15/12/2021 at 23:12 #166015
It’s day 12 of the 3rd WW and somewhere in the North Sea the USS R Nixon is working up a strike against the Soviet Div in Copenhagen when a flash change in targets is given, Attack the E. German forces trying to Breakthru the Danish southern line at target X !!! Friendly forces engaged there try not to bomb them this time!!! Capt Murphy orders 4 Phanton and 4 Marine Harriers to sorte.16/12/2021 at 00:14 #166016
Flight commander Bob ” Wildcat ” Jones takes off in his Phantom still in shock that Reagan has been assassinated by some crazy guy trying to impress Jody Foster, with that pussy Bush in charge we will never Nuke Russia!! He checks his fuel only half of what he needs as Jet fuel is running out!!! F-ing Murphy telling him not to bomb friendlys again!!!16/12/2021 at 01:06 #166017
Wildcat hated flying this hunk of junk Phantom but his F-14 was shot down on day 3 of the war while he bailed and got picked up the F-14 was no match for the swarms of Soviet planes, that is why he was flying a ANG Phantom. He called the Harrier flight leader F-ing Massy the F-ing Marine to tell him he would not be able to lotter and give top cover cause of bingo fuel…17/12/2021 at 04:08 #166044
Wildcat called in a mayday!!! He was bingo fuel and 90 clicks from the Nixon, He popped the canopy and ejected but his parachute failed to deploy he hit his backup it failed to. He was just another casualty of WW3.17/12/2021 at 08:40 #166047
It should be interesting.17/12/2021 at 08:54 #166048
XRay 6. This is Sierra 6
Spot report time now
Many civilians heading north from Vicinity (vic) Target Reference Point (TRP) 47.
Convoy of various civilian transport, including horse and ox drawn wagons, bicycles, autos, lorries, cavalry, pedestrian, some with prams and carts. Train and busses loaded with people.
Continuing to observe. Warn air assets of heavy civilian traffic on roads.
Over17/12/2021 at 14:31 #166072
Capt Murphy read the after-action report on Wildcats last sorte it was grim reading 3 Phantoms lost due to a lack of fuel to return to the Tricky Dick but all 4 Marine Harriers returned. The Harriers reported a successful bombing mission, while the Navy did not. Murphy packed his pipe and hoped he could get 3 more replacement Phantoms to make up today’s losses, tomorrow was day 13 of WW3,17/12/2021 at 14:51 #166073
Capt Murphy read the latest updates, both NATO and the Warsaw Pack had pledged not to use Nukes unless the other side used them, he sighed with relief at lest Perz Bush has some brains. He would only get 2 Phantoms to replace the 3 he had lost. But the Tricky Dick would get refueled and a full load of Aiv-gas so that was something to be thankful for. He puffed on his pipe as he paced the Flag-bridge…17/12/2021 at 16:49 #166078
General Carl” Iwo Jima” Keepers was worried about his MEF off the coast of Denmark, General Tom “Just Jack” McDaniel was its commander, and while Carl knew him, it was a real crap assignment he hoped Jack could pull Nato’s nuts out of the vice that saw Copenhagen besieged by a Soviet Airbourne Div. and the E. Germans pushing hard up the Danish peninsula. He was going to take a page out of Dugout Dougs’ playbook and send in the MEF to do an opposed landing on the west coast. Thank the gods he told himself least this time he was in charge of his Marines there would be no Frozen Choson this time. But he would have to wait until all the support ships could reach the area of operations. 3 or 4 days for now.17/12/2021 at 17:33 #166080
Just Jack was a harried man, he was getting ready to do an opposed landing for the first time since the Korean War and he didn’t have nearly the time or resources the book called for but Needs Must When the Devil Drives!!! He had begged borrow and stole everything he could before the USS Iwo Jima had left port, now he hoped like hell it would be enough. he chain-smoked Pall Malls on the Flight deck while walking the circuit.17/12/2021 at 19:13 #166084
Kenneth Burke the Danish Prime Minister had been lucky to escape both Copenhagen and the Russian assassin to his hideout in an undisclosed location, He was proud but worry about his people and his armed forces and had had to call up everyone who could shoulder a rifle, Teens to Grandpapas who had fought the German in WW2 and now the greatest fear had been realized the Bear had come west. He thanked all the gods that Nuclear Weapons had not been used, yet.
He looked over his reports which we all bad, except the one from Marine General Keepers that promised help soon, he shook his head” soon” what an empty word.17/12/2021 at 19:34 #166085
General Massy boarded AirForce One on a windswept landing strip in Greenland. He was to meet Prez Bush and demand that the Marine Expeditionary Force not land in Denmark but be funneled into his replacement pool to prop up his central command in W. Germany.
Later, Prez Bush looked at Massy with bloodshot eyes, he shook his head and told Massy that he had to help his ally Denmark and that he would call up every teen and grandpa who had ever served in the armed forces but he could not have the MEF that had to go to Denmark.
When General Massy boarded his command aircraft to fly back to GB he was furious with that jumped up old spook from Langly. But the bastard was Perz and he would obey his orders.18/12/2021 at 01:48 #166093
Col Howard Guitar Whitehouse looked over the invasion plan with Just Jack his commander. It looked just doable on paper. He had his reservations and remembered Arnhem.
It would be the first combat his unit had seen since the Korean War. He turned to his aid de camp Marice Caine and rolled their maps up, then exited the Iwo Jima’s Flag Bridge to their own cramped cabin.
Maggie has given us to the Americans as their plaything complained Marice when they alone, Howard signed and said yes but this time at least the damn yanks were in at the start of the war rather than waiting 3 years…chin chin old boy we will muddle thru.18/12/2021 at 03:22 #166094
Col Wyatt Von Odd looked over his battered W. German Panzer Troopen, it was half the size it started out as. He shook his head it was the grim arithmetic of war.18/12/2021 at 03:36 #166095
Col Jim Gatling Gun French commander of the Special Forces for Operation Nordic Hammer looked over his battered command he was pissed as hell being given this assignment, he had been promised that his men would get some R&R before being sent into the meatgrinder that WW3 had turned into he just hoped it didn’t get to the point of WW1 casualties. But orders were orders and he would get the job done with what he had.18/12/2021 at 03:47 #166096
Lieutenant Colonel Wimmer rubbed his close cropped scalp. He remembered being a boy, 40 years ago, when the Soviets crushed Germany and then rebuilt the East German Democratic Republic and the People’s Army.
He remembered being a member of the Young German Workers Association of Adolph Hitler
Hitler-Jugend, Bund deutscher Arbeiterjugend. The marching, the parades, the Allied bombings, the smells of burning cities, the refugees, and his panzerfaust. He remembered the Soviet soldiers who had marched him and fellow survivors off to reeducation school. He had been 13.
Now he was a 53 year old, Lieutenant Colonel of the reserves of the DRR WARSAW PACT.
2nd line Division #10, 10th Panzer Regiment.
From Ronneburg the Regimental assets had traveled by night to the port of Lübeck. Under cover of several AA batteries, they had been loaded onto a cargo ship and ferried to Vordinborg.
There they had begun off loading.
Infantry followed by AA batteries followed by the heavy equipment. Resistance was light. Some fuel reserves had been captured intact. Perhaps the plans of the Committee of the Socialist Soviet Republics might have a purpose.
The Colonel had been on a different ship. Hopefully not one now burning in the Baltic sea, after the Allied forces air attacks. Where the hell was our air cover?18/12/2021 at 03:47 #166097
Capt Murphy awoke with a splitting headache he got his aspirin and dry swallowed half a dozen. He looked at the time he had only slept 3 hours but he got up put on his uniform and headed to the operations center, he thought I’ll sleep when I’m dead. He graped the latest SitRep and started reading/18/12/2021 at 04:09 #166098
10th Motorised Rifle Division
10th Panzer Regiment (minus)
Commander Oberst Leutenant Wimmer, Hans
Secure Vordingborg port.
Move north to achieve link up with Soviet forces that have captured Copenhagen.
Send Headquarters a list of available units.
Send list of logistical and personnel needs.
Send list of losses.18/12/2021 at 04:42 #166099
Oberstleutenant Wimmer to
Adjutant Staff Hauptmann Lang
Update asap assets available!18/12/2021 at 05:41 #166101
Capt Harris Stott readied his equipment and checked his oxygen tank. His Seal Team 13 would be destroying any beach obstacles found on Red Blue and Purple beaches before the Marines from the USS Iwo Jima landed. His secondary task was to go inland and link up with the Danish resistance to help slow down the E. German drive to Copenhagen.18/12/2021 at 06:46 #166102
President Bush was worried about his son George W. as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard he had been called up, while he could pull strings and have George W sent to Alaska that would never do would not be prudent he thought so he had oked his son’s deployment to Europe.18/12/2021 at 07:13 #166103
General Gerrit Postma looked at his aid and asked him to repeat what he had just said. His aid said again, we have orders to disengage with the Soviets and procced to Antwerp and board the Freighter Lonesome Dove… Gerritt sighed of all the pigheaded order he had received this topped them all. He shook his head and told his aid to start drawing up orders to do it.18/12/2021 at 07:38 #166104
breaking the fourth wall, I am having a great time writing this all up and it has me excited about building painting and playing with my toys in almost 2 years.
I’m going to double the points needed to buy Regulars, 1 1/2 for TA/NG regular points for Reservest, and half points for Conscripts. I think this will give a better game for the campaign.18/12/2021 at 20:17 #166127
Explain this, Hauptmann Lang?
Oberstleutenant Wimmer was looking at the status report in puzzlement.
sir, the Oberst told the lads in the motor pool to load everything. We are the unit that has the tanks for the Victory parade. Those vehicles were stored in the motor pool.
So we now have 10 x T34 and 3 x IS3 in parade camoflage. We also have 6 x 152mm howitzers and 6 x GAZ-AAA with glossy paint and white trim. And 6 x Katyushka with same.
3 ships loaded the Regimental equipment…
1 ship is sunk. 1 ship is grounded in the harbor.
The ship here unloaded
10 x PT76
10 x T55
20 x BTR 60
4 x Counterbattery radar
6 x 122mm howitzer
8 x MTLB
2 x MTLB Ambulance
HQ truck and GAZ.
3 x POL trucks
4 x transport
Ammo for all with limited reloads.
HE ammo for the parade stuff for the firepower demonstration that was scheduled.
2x SA4 and 4x SA2 are in the harbor with various AA stationary guns.
I don’t know what is / was on the other ships.
I am taking a boat out to the grounded one.
“God in Heaven!” Oberstleutenant Wimmer was fuming. “Talk about coming to the cowboy gunfight at the KO corral armed with a single shot dueling pistol!”
“On your way out, have Hauptmann Berkmann come in with his scouting report! Dismissed!!”18/12/2021 at 20:36 #166130
Major Rolf “Tie me Kangaroo down ” Smith had just received orders, to recall all his personnel on 24-hour passes and have them report back to base for a move to Belgian, his Air Support unit would be on the move in the next 48 hours. Destanation Anrwerp.18/12/2021 at 21:39 #166131ThomastonParticipant
Thats some buildup to the campaign.
Tired is enough.18/12/2021 at 22:54 #166132
Thank you Thomaston.19/12/2021 at 06:58 #166137
Hauptmann Berkmann is in a crisp uniform with well shined boots. Oberstleutenant Wimmer is well aware that Hauptmann Berkmann is both intelligent and well connected. He is currently a protegé of President Erich Honecker. This makes
the Intelligence Officer of the 10th Panzer an upcoming member of the staff in so many ways…
Oberstleutenant Wimmer listens and takes notes.
“…so we are putting our vehicles into several warehouses and a parking lot with overhead cover. It should help mask their exact type and location for now. We will locate the main headquarters in a local school with staff sleeping in the nearby hotel with security at both sites.
We have already sent scout teams north. I suggested that we pay for the motorcycles we took from the local shop. We should probably try and let the people feel as if we are friends, not ruffians. The same goes for food and fuel. Senior Sergeant Grüber looked like a movie star, …Fonda? when he left. We also bought some local autos. Our female intelligence staff seem to enjoy helping as “family”.
There are a good many locals leaving town. After the NATO bombing and our offloading, some are nervous.
With your permission, Oberstleutenant, I shall set some civilians to repainting the older equipment. There is an auto body repairing shop and a boat refitted who were eager for work.
Here is the key to your hotel room.
The password for today is
Käseknödel is the counter sign.
We do not expect severe weather in the next 48 hours, but there may be overcast with showers.
Enemy is currently unknown but Danish Defense forces have proven that they can still be a threat. They are currently attacking the parachute forces in Copenhagen. Other NATO troops may be helping. I am awaiting reports from my scouts.
You have a logistics and signal briefing at the new headquarters and a civilian car waiting outside, sir.”
Oberstleutenant Wimmer saluted and smiled. Hauptmann Berkmann really didn’t need connections to be on the fast track to Major.20/12/2021 at 00:58 #166155
Sir Lawrence ” Larry” Stanton of The Gordon Highlanders readied his kit bag, his unit had been tapped for Nordic Hammer, just what that was he didn’t yet know but the Queen said go and so he did,20/12/2021 at 01:39 #166156
Capt Murphy woke with a start the Tricky Dick was doing a high flank speed hard right rudder turn the muffled explosion blasted him out of his bunk! The emergency lights came on and all hands-on deck warning came over the ship’s speaker system…20/12/2021 at 06:33 #166159
Capt John “Dusty” Roads USAF piloted his F-117 on its attack run on a grounded E. German freighter and thanked the Gods that the flack had stopped. While he knew their radar couldn’t see him he worried about a “golden BB” hitting him but since the war started the WP was running low on ammo so they no longer relied on spray and pray.
He set the target computer and 16 seconds later his bombs were released he banked hard left as the explosions started.20/12/2021 at 06:36 #166160
Oberstleutenant Wimmer found Major Zeitzler and Major von Siemens waiting in the antechamber of his new headquarters office. The walls had a large scale map of the area and some information boards. There were telephones, typewriters, a copying machine, and some radios.
The buzz of voices and click of heels on the wooden floor were a constant accompaniment to the hum of radios and the clack of typewriters. Men and women in grey uniforms did an effortless dance between posting latest reports and sending messages to subordinates in the field.
Polkovnik Radchenko greeted Oberstleutenant Wimmer cordially in perfect German.
The 4 senior officers went into the inner office for privacy.
The senior advisor of the Soviet Union, Polkovnik Radchenko, explained the situation.
At least 1/3rd of the Regiment, including her commander, were resting on the bottom of the Baltic.
A Soviet Airborne Regiment had landed near Copenhagen and captured the Capitol and government buildings, but they were now under siege by NATO soldiers.
Any minute there would be orders to advance north to relieve the airborne.
Wimmer looked at his senior surviving logistical officer and raised his eyebrow in a silent question.
Major Zeitzler cleared his throat…
“Gentlemen, we have a problem with offloading. One ship is lost. One ship is stranded on a shoal. The third ship has successfully offloaded and is planning to help the stranded ship.
The stranded ship is starting to put any fully amphibious vehicles into the harbor. This will lighten ship and get the vehicles on shore.
We have only issued 50% ammo to our advance party and scouts. If a vehicle is destroyed, we will save ammunition. It should be easy to replace ammo and also keep our vehicles supplied with fuel.
Major von Siemens, senior political officer, reported that the soldiers have good morale.
Food is plentiful and healthy. The mayor of this town has been helpful and the local police have been woven into our military police.
They will continue to do their jobs.
The telephone system is in good condition and we have communication with our scouts in Copenhagen.
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