12/08/2015 at 01:54 #29110Just JackParticipant
It’s 0720 on 4 Feb 1990 (D+3), and the CLA’s B Company, 3rd Infantry Battalion, supported by tanks of 1st Troop, 5th Tank Battalion, have are clashing with the remnants of the enemy’s 2nd Armored Battalion just east of the town of Artemisa, on the approach (of the Western Force) to Havana. The regime’s 2nd Armored Battalion has been through hell, fighting valiantly to stop the CLA’s Western Force, but they know they are at the end of their rope. The enemy battalion fell back (east) out of the city to reform and regroup, and as the CLA elements cautiously rumbled forward, the regime’s 2nd Armored Battalion launched a spoiling attack.
The opposing forces, with CLA on the right and regime on the left. The CLA is made up of Pendraken US troops and M-113 (with Minifigs gunner) from the Vietnam Range, plastic Takara M-48s, and a Pendraken WWII US jeep, while the regime has Minifigs Warsaw Pact infantry (with Pendraken Brits from the Falklands range for their command stand) and BMP-2, and plastic Takara T-72s.
The CLA force has a Command Stand, four rifle stands (bad things seem to happen when we only have four rifle stands), two M-48 tanks, an M-113 (with M2 .50 cal HMG), and a Jeep representing the Battalion Commander.
The regime force has a distinct numerical advantage: a Command Stand, six rifle stands (to the CLA’s four), two T-72 tanks (a wash with the CLA’s M-48s at such short range), and a BMP2, which is an advantage for the fact the CLA’s M-113, armed only with an HMG, cannot defeat tanks, while the BMP’s chain gun can. Lastly, RPGs get 12″ range, while the CLA’s LAWs only get 6″ range. An uphill fight right from the start.
Overview of map, north is up, CLA on left (west) and regime on right (east). Hill 30 is at top center, Hill 25 at center right, and Hill 20 at bottom left.
Captain Fordesante’s tank is hit, so he dismounts and runs over to take command of the other tank to continue the fight.
I didn’t know what to do, no rockets were fired in this game! To see the whole fight, please check the blog at:
Thanks everyone, two more batreps to go.
Jack12/08/2015 at 03:24 #29111kyoteblueParticipant
Oh the Commies win again…..12/08/2015 at 13:04 #29127Just JackParticipant
Yes, that should keep all of you happy for a bit. At least until the next fight 😉
Jack05/09/2015 at 00:22 #30527Rod RobertsonParticipant
Inspiring scenario and a Cuban victory to boot! I didn’t think you had it in you Jack, well done! Armour eating light infantry, yum-yum! No time for deeper reelection as I have more AAR’s to read! Must push on to surmount the Hindu Kush that is Cuba Libre!
Cheers and this was a really good game report. Exciting because the battle shifted back and forth.
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