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    Just Jack
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    All,

    It’s 0945 on 4 Feb 1990, and the CLA’s K Company, 10th Popular Force is clashing with elements of the enemy’s 43rd Infantry Company, 7th Infantry Battalion, in the streets of eastern Havana. The regime’s 7th Infantry Battalion was in the Matanzas garrison, east of Havana, being screened by the CLA’s 9th and 10th Popular Force Battalions, but the enemy infantry launched an attack out of Matanzas, sacrificing a rifle company to free the other two to push into Havana to reinforce the depleted enemy 1st Airborne Battalion. But upon arriving, the regime’s 7th Infantry Battalion ran square into strong CLA forces in central Havana (SOF B and 8th Popular Force Battalion), and found themselves trapped between them and the CLA’s pursuing 10th Popular Battalion (from the east).

    The enemy 7th Infantry Battalion called upon heavy artillery, which ranged in on 10th Popular Battalion, who, in turn, called in close air support from CLA F-4 Phantoms, which raced in to drop strings of Mk82 500-pound bombs on the regime infantry. The enemy’s 7th Infantry Battalion managed to break contact with the CLA’s 8th Popular Force Battalion (to the west), but found itself under attack by the CLA’s 10th Popular Force Battalion from the east.


    The opposing forces in an all infantry fight, with CLA on the right and regime forces on the left. The CLA is made up of Pendraken Brit and Argentinian SOF from the Falklands range, with Vietminh/VC from Pendraken’s Vietnam range as the weapons team. The regime force is made up of Argentinians from Pendraken’s Falklands range.

    The CLA force has Captain Fulgencio’s Command Stand, five rifle stands, an LMG stand, and single leader figure representing their Battalion Commander. The regime force has a Command Stand, five rifle stands, and a MMG team.


    Overview of the map, north is up. CLA is at bottom right (southeast), with battle damage (from enemy artillery and CLA air support) to the streets of eastern Havana readily apparent. I set the CLA up in their starting positions with the enemy on blinds (poker chips). I don’t usually show this, but this is how I set the game up 99% of the time, which hopefully explains why you may see enemy deployments that you think are kind of silly. About 60% of the time I also use some sort of random set up for the CLA, though I didn’t in this one (I just gave them very minimal space).


    An all infantry fight, so no rockets flying about in this one either. In this pic,things are going so badly that the enemy CO has decided to push forward in the northeast, pushing the CLA troops back to their own baseline!

    To see how the fight turned out, please check the blog at:
    http://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2015/08/cuba-libre-liberation-batrep-28.html

    This was really a fantastic fight, tons of fun. I still have one more fight to write up and post, so stay tuned.

    V/R,
    Jack

    #29365
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Alrighty !!! That is what I needed !!! You have terrain !!!! Nice terrain !!!! Did you find any game shops in Amarillo ????

    #29400
    Just Jack
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    Thanks John.

    And negative on Amarillo.  Google showed a couple comic-book shops, but without anyone’s recommendation, I didn’t give them a try.

    V/R,
    Jack

    #30529
    Rod Robertson
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    Jack:

    Good fight, great report, very exciting as the give and take of battle played out. I loved the ruins. Homemade or store-bought? Well done! Must move on! Read or Die in the Cuba Libre Legion!

    Cheers.

    Rod Robertson.

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