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    Just Jack


    It’s 1300 on 2 Feb 1990, and the CLA’s 7th Infantry Battalion has been tracking and hunting the regime’s 86th Provincial Militia Company, remnants of the 5th Territorial Infantry Battalion. 7th Infantry Battalion has been levied with a similar order to 2nd Airborne Battalion’s; in this case, to find, fix, and destroy the enemy’s 5th Territorial Infantry Battalion. 7th Infantry Battalion split its three rifle companies and had been tracking th enemy north of Sandino, in the center of the island, when E Company finally came to grips with them. Eliminating this enemy unit would clear the center of the island, thereby definitively isolating the withering Castro-regime forces in the west from the powerful forces in the east.

    So far we’ve had:
    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.
    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.
    20) F Company, 2nd Airborne Battalion, attacks north of Sandino to eliminate the regime’s 4th Infantry Battalion.
    21) E Company, 7th Infantry Battalion, attacks north of Sandino to eliminate the regime’s 5th Territorial Infantry Battalion.

    The opposing forces, with regime troops on the left and CLA on the right. The CLA force is made up of US troops from Pendraken’s Vietnam Range (with an MG from the French of the Indochina Range), and the regime troops are Australian’s from Pendraken’s Vietnam Range, with RPG teams that are NVA/VC/Vietminh from the Vietnam and Indochina Ranges.

    The CLA force has a Command Stand representing Captain Michoacana’s HQ section, six rifle teams, an 81mm mortar team, a .30 cal MG team, and a single leader figure representing their Battalion Commander. The regime force has a Command Stand (regrettably, still a single figure as I still haven’t made a ‘proper’ command stand; probably won’t…), four rifle teams, and two RPG teams.

    Overview, north is up. The regime force is in column, moving west to east across the top, while E Company is split into two forces, one led by Colonel Barnejesus (bottom left, southwest), and one led by Captain Michoacana (bottom right, southeast).

    The fight went well, with CLA forces winkling out the enemy troops in the center region of the country. To see how the fight shook out, please check the blog at:

    One more fight from D+1 to come, and more fights coming up this weekend.



    Wait wait a Cuban Expeditionary Force…….????

    Just Jack

    Yeah man, I’ve got biiiiiiiiiig plans for the liberated Cuban military!


    And thanks for sticking with me after all those other bastids abandoned me! 😉





    Dude !!!

    Rod Robertson

    Just Jack:

    Your concern about lack-lustre battles is not a big thing. Every battle can’t be a wow zee, so don’t worry if a few are just sort of regular. Having said that, beefing up the regime Cuban command and control on days two or later might make for some more dynamic battles – just say’in! So, lack-lustre is not a problem because all your reports have Jack-lustre! I am not commenting on tactics this time because of the spanking I got last time (I’m a very sensitive guy at heart.) but I will soon recover and pose questions aplenty.

    Cheers and good gaming.

    That abandoning bast’rd.

    Rod Robertson.


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