30/07/2015 at 23:34 #28335
It’s 1700 on 3 Feb 1990, and the CLA’s 1st Troop, 5th Tank Battalion, supported by F Company, 4th Infantry Battalion, follows up its earlier victory against the enemy’s 2nd Armored Battalion by carrying the attack forward, pursuing them into the streets of Artemisa. The CLA pushes in with armor supporting dismounted infantry, but the CLA is about to discover the horrors of street fighting, and it will be particularly difficult as the CLA’s spearhead has been cut off from the main body by regime artillery, forcing the CLA to push into the initial assault with a relatively small force.
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.
26) The 5th Tank Battalion and 4th Infantry Battalion take part in heavy street fighting in Artemisa against the regime’s 2nd Armored Battalion.
The opposing forces, with CLA on the right and regime on the left. The CLA is Pendraken Americans from their Vietnam range, with a WWII jeep and plastic Takara tanks. The regime is Minifigs modern Warsaw Pact, with a Pendraken German WWII FJ mortar team and plastic Takara tank.
The CLA force has a Command Stand representing Captain Chavez (infantry company commander), four (only four!?) rifle teams, two M-48s, and a jeep stand representing the 5th Tank Battalion commander. The regime force, remnants of their 2nd Armored Battalion, has a Command Stand, five rifle stands (with RPGs), an AT5 Spandrel ATGM team, an 82mm mortar team, and a T-72 tank.
Overview, north is up. The CLA force is spread across the left side of the map, at the outskirts of Artemisa, while the enemy is in the city. The regime troops are well aware Artemisa is their last stand.
See all those explosions on the left side? That’s the CLA getting its butt kicked right on its start line, trying to push into the city. It would get darker before it got lighter… To see how this crazy fight went, please check the blog at:
Thanks for looking, and hope you like it. For me the fight was amazing, wish everyone one of them was like it. This is the last of the write-ups for the fights I’ve finished so far, and I regret to inform you there will be no fighting this weekend as the family and I are off to the beach this weekend. But feel free to comment, I’ll still be checking!
Jack31/07/2015 at 01:15 #28336
Oh man!!! You got your ass whipped !!!31/07/2015 at 21:41 #28397
I didn’t get my ass whooped! I still won, it just took a little longer, and a few more casualties, than normal. 😉
How ’bout that Colonel Estevante? Always gets the job done.
Did you get my last e-mail (moral objections)?
Jack01/08/2015 at 00:23 #28413
Got your e-mail…I just don’t care for Peter Pig figures…..no moral….just don’t like them.
And you did get whipped…01/08/2015 at 01:36 #28419
Don’t fret, ya old lady, I’ll get ya some Rebel Minis, but there’s only 21 in a pack.
Did not 😉
Jack01/08/2015 at 02:09 #28420
Did too….05/09/2015 at 00:14 #30526Rod RobertsonParticipant
Yup, you did ‘cheat’ and then cheated by bringing on impromptu reinforcements to skew an otherwise well crafted scenario. Boo, stealer of Regime glory.
So, I read it, liked it until you put your thumb on the scales and tilted the game, but must move on!
Cheers and stop fixing the results.
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