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  • #28083
    Just Jack
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    All,

    It’s 1030 on 3 Feb 1990, and the CLA’s F Company, 9th Popular Battalion, has been tasked with the encirclement of the regime garrison at Matanzas. But the enemy is wily, and, concerned for the wavering forces in the west, the regime orders its 7th Infantry Battalion, led by its 41st Infantry Company, to break out to the west to reinforce Havana. The 41st Infantry Company’s orders are to blast a hole in the CLA’s encirclement and lead the 7th Infantry Battalion’s three companies to Havana. Failing that, the 41st Infantry Company is to pin down CLA forces long enough for the 7th Infantry Battalion’s other two companies (43rd Infantry Company and 48th Provincial Militia Company) to break out and reinforce Havana.


    So far we’ve had:
    D-Day

    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.
    20) 2nd Airborne Battalion, attacks north of Sandino to eliminate the regime’s 4th Infantry Battalion.
    21) 7th Infantry Battalion, attacks north of Sandino to eliminate the regime’s 5th Territorial Infantry Battalion.
    22) Colonel Huistrella’s Unconventional Warfare Group fight another desperate holding action in the Escambray Mountains, this time against the regime’s 10th Territorial Infantry Battalion.

    D+2
    23) The 5th Tank Battalion squares off against the regime’s 2nd Armored Battalion just west of Artemisa.
    24) 9th Popular Force Battalion holds the line at Matanzas as the enemy’s 7th Infantry Battalion attempts to break out to reinforce Havana.


    The opposing forces, with CLA on the right and regime on the left. The CLA force is made up of Pendraken Brit and Argentinian SF from their Falklands Range, with crew served weapons being VC/NVA/Vietminh from the Vietnam/Indochina ranges. The regime forces are Pendraken Argentinians, to include the Panhard armored car.

    The CLA force has a Command Stand, five rifle stands, an HMG team, and a single leader figure representing their (acting) Battalion Commander. The regime force has a Command Stand, seven rifle stands, an MG team, and a Panhard armored car.


    Overview, north is up. In the center is the Old Spanish Monastery atop Hill 75. The CLA has established an outpost in the monastery, but it is occupied only by an HMG team as everyone else was out on patrol. However, upon sighting the enemy (top right, armored force, and bottom right, infantry force), the HMG team put a call for help out on the net. Captain Ballesteros led several rifle teams forward (top left), while the acting Battalion Commander, Captain Afflexio, led two more rifle teams (bottom left) towards the monastery.


    Continuing my rocket theme 😉

    To see the whole fight, please check the blog at:
    http://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2015/07/cuba-libre-liberation-batrep-24.html

    Well, two down, two to go, and looking to fight some more this weekend, which is already upon us!

    V/R,
    Jack

    #28089
    Rod Robertson
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    Just Jack:

    Two steps forward and now one step back, Jack! Slow down so I can catch up, dude! I’ll get to this one when I’ve finished reading 19-23! Keep up the great gaming and gripping reports but always remember there is virtue in moderation!

    Cheers and good gaming.

    A panting and puffing Rod Robertson.

    #28090
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Hurry up and read Rod !!! I thought the Panhard was toast a couple of time !!!  Hey Jack, just for fun how about you give the Regime 2 leaders…..

    #28104
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Rod – Hurry up.

    Kyote – “Hey Jack, just for fun how about you give the Regime 2 leaders…..” Just for fun, how about you kiss my butt! 😉  As casualties become more and more pronounced, I might (stress might) knock the CLA down to one leader, putting them on even footing.

    But it’s tough; don’t forget, part of why I’m doing that is character development, i.e., I want to build up some history for the leaders of the CLA, as it will influence what happens in the future, and the only way to do that is to get them on the table.  I don’t want to fight 5,000 battles (in order to get every leader on the table by himself), so doubling leaders up is a handy way of making it happen.

    Thanks for checking in Old Man.

    V/R,
    Jack

    #28106
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Snort……..damn kids…..snort.

    #30524
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Just Jack:

    Read it, liked it, no time to comment; gotta move on!

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson

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