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    Just Jack


    It’s 1330 on 3 Feb 1990, and the CLA’s B Company, 6th Infantry Battalion, with support from 3rd Troop, 5th Tank Battalion, begins the process of reducing the regime’s Cienfuegos garrison, consisting of the remnants of the enemy’s 6th Armored Battalion. The enemy launches a spoiling attack, rolling out to meet the CLA’s thrust, just west of Cienfuegos. Two lines of armor clash!

    So far we’ve had:

    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) 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.

    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.
    25) 6th Infantry Battalion, with support from 5th Tank Battalion, engages the enemy 6th Armored Battalion’s spoiling attack.

    The opposing forces, with CLA on the right and regime on the left. The CLA is made up of Pendraken Americans from their Vietnam range, with plastic Takara M-48s and Shermans, then Pendraken M-113s and a Panhard. The M-113s have gunners from Minifigs (one .50 cal and one TOW).

    The CLA force has a Command Stand, three rifle stands, two dismounted TOW teams, two M-113s (one HMG and one TOW), a captured Panhard armored car, two “Super” Shermans, three M-48s, and a single leader figure representing the 6th Infantry Battalion Commander. The regime force has a Command Stand, two rifle stands, two dismounted MILAN ATGM teams, 6 T-34s, and three T-55s.

    Overview, north is up, with CLA forces spread across the left (west), and regime forces attacking out of their garrison at Cienfuegos (off map) at right (east). This is nothing but a bare-knuckle brawl; no room for maneuver, just pure guts and marksmanship (or lucky command and firing rolls).

    One more rocket shot? LAWs vs T-34s; weren’t expecting that, were you?

    To see the whole fight, please check the blog at:

    One more to post. I regret to inform you that I didn’t get any games in this past weekend, due to a weird combo. On the one hand, it’s summer, and it was beautiful out, so spent some (extra) time with the family (even slept in a bit). On the other hand, I really felt like painting, so the time I did have went to that.

    Stay tuned, more to come.



    WooHoo !!! See the other thread for the QRF troops……

    Rod Robertson


    i read it, I sort’a liked it, no time to fully comment, I gotta keep reading!


    Rod Robertson.

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