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  • #27479
    Just Jack
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    All,

    This is the first fight of Day 2 (D+1). Also, if anyone is interested, I posted the first SITREP, which is an overview to explain what happened on D-Day, and what the CLA’s Commanding General is prioritizing for D+1.

    http://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2015/07/cuba-libre-d-day-sitrep.html

    On to the fight.

    It’s 0700 on 2 Feb 1990, and the CLA’s B Squadron SOF has linked up with C Company of the 8th Popular Force Battalion to push through to the Radio Station in downtown Havana to relieve Colonel Quilveras and the hard-pressed troopers of A Squadron SOF, who are holding out against the regime’s 2nd Airborne Company, 1st Airborne Battalion, pushing hard to retake the Radio Station and stop the CLA’s transmissions to the local populace.


    So far we’ve had:
    D-Day
    1) B Squadron SOF destroyed a radar site in support of amphibious landings at Playa Colorada (5). B Sqdn then egressed and linked up with CLA rotary wing assets for their follow-on mission in Havana (6).
    2) C Squadron SOF destroyed a the Cuban military’s communications center.
    3) 1st Para Battalion dropped in and seized a bridge to screen the landings at Playa Colorada (5).
    4) 2nd Para battalion dropped in and eliminated a Castro-regime garrison to screen the landings at the Bay of Pigs (just west of (4).
    5) 1st Marine Company, 3rd Infantry Battalion, made an amphibious assault at Playa Colorada.
    6) A Squadron SOF attacked a Castro-regime SAM site near Havana, which failed to clear the way for B Squadron’s helo assault into Havana.
    7) 2nd Marine Company, 6th Infantry Battalion, landed at the Bay of Pigs then turned east and ran into a strong enemy force, which it handily defeated.
    8) B Company of the UWG pursued and destroyed an enemy garrison in the Escambray Mountains.
    9) B Squadron SOF conducted an aerial insertion into Havana to seize a radio station and broadcast news of the invasion.
    10) 10th Popular Force Battalion seized and destroyed the Pedroso bridge to protect the Bay of Pigs landing site from the Matanzas garrison.
    11) 1st Airborne Infantry Battalion successfully fought off a regime counterattack near the bridge at Sandino, protecting the western (Playa Colorada) landing site from the Pinar del Rio garrison.
    12) 6th Infantry Battalion fought through an enemy ambush while pushing inland from the Bay of Pigs landing site.
    13) 8th Popular Force Battalion ambushed a mechanized column of the enemy 2nd Armored Battalion, just west of Havana.
    14) 2nd Airborne Battalion engaged enemy armored forces of the 6th Armored Battalion in the village of El Rincon, en route to the Bay of Pigs landing site.
    15) 4th Infantry Battalion’s 1st Air Assault Company conducts an air assault southeast of Sandino to counter enemy mechanized forces of 3rd Infantry Battalion (forcing 1st Airborne Battalion’s right flank).
    16) 9th Popular Force Battalion conducts a spoiling attack on the regime’s 7th Infantry Battalion in the Matanzas garrison.
    17) 2nd Air Assault Company, 7th Infantry Battalion, inserts east of El Rincon to block the escape of the regime’s 6th Armored Battalion.
    18) C Company of the UWG fought a running battle in the Escambray Mountains to delay/halt the regime’s 12th Mechanized Battalion moving west.
    D+1
    19) A Squadron SOF holds off the regime’s 2nd Airborne Company, 1st Airborne Battalion at the Radio Station in downtown Havana, while B Squadron SOF and 8th Popular Force Battalion move to reinforce.


    The opposing forces, with the regime troops on the left and CLA on the right. The CLA force is made up of Minifigs Special Forces for the the SOF troops, and Pendraken British and Argentinian Special Forces from the Falklands Range. The regime troops are made up of Minifigs Russian Special Forces and a BMP-2, plus a machine gun from the Brits of Pendraken’s Falklands Range.

    The CLA force has three parts: two SF teams from A Squadron, with a single leader figure representing Colonel Quilveras (at the Radio Station), and the relief force, made up of two SF teams from B Squadron and four rifle teams from C Company, 8th PF Battalion, plus a single leader figure representing C Company’s leader, Captain Talamantes. The regime force has a Command Stand, six rifle stands, a MG team, and a BMP.


    Overview, north is up, with Colonel Quilveras and two teams from A Squadron at top left, the relief force of B Squadron and C Co, 8th PF Bn, at bottom left, and the regime forces spread across the right side.


    Continuing a theme…

    To see the whole report, please check the blog:
    http://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2015/07/cuba-libre-liberation-batrep-19.html

    Sorry, I’m running behind, I have three more batreps to post from last weekend, with more fighting planned this weekend!

    V/R,
    Jack

    #27482
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Most of the early parts pictures didn’t come out.

    #27505
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Kyote – I’m not following you, what do you mean?

    And where is your brother, Rodrigo?  I hope he didn’t off himself because the regime is being overthrown 😉

    V/R,
    Jack

    #27511
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Guess it was my computer but the first two times I read your AAR  some of the pictures didn’t load, but they all loaded today.

    I think Rod , decided to be a Pyrate and is off plundering the Spanish Main….much Rum maybe involved.

    #27512
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Ok, gotcha John.

     

    Did anyone read the SITREP? Did it do a good job of outlining the situation at the end of D-Day?

     

    V/R,

    Jack

    #27527
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Oh that….any more I just feel sorry for the poor Commies….

    #28117
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Just Jack:

    Well that was a walk-over. Clearly you’re using Yanqui dice! Good report as always but no white-knuckle cliffhanger this time. The Sitrep was clear and provided a good summary of the first days “progress”.

    Kyote, me by! ‘Twas sittin in the woods and be’in rained upon. Thar were no cruising o’the Main or tak’n Spaniards or Portugee by storm. Thar were no treasure ladened fancies ta be picked clean and the swigging of rhum ’twas sorely missed. Cutlass an’ pistol saw no action and the only ones with pennies on thar eyes were some hapless trout we took on the line! By jiggers it were wet for a land lubbers outing. But maybe now that we’re back we’ll pay a little visit to Cuba and show those CLA scally-wags what boarding axe and cutlass can do to a bunch o’ up-start pretenders.

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

     

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