23/10/2015 at 04:17 #33131Just JackParticipant
This is the finale of batrep #7. So, first off, please accept my humble apologies for the delay since my last post; real life has been kicking my butt. In any case, when we last spoke, NATO is trying to hold a bridge over the Main River for as long as possible, and while NATO has taken heavy casualties, they are also exacting an atrocious toll on the advancing Soviets. The fight is really on a knife’s edge, where Team Whiskey physically can’t stand to take any more casualties lest it cease to exist as a combat unit, whereas if the Soviets suffer any more casualties they won’t have the strength to push across the river and hold until the bridgehead can be reinforced. So, this is about as tight as the fight can get.
The previous batrep showed Turns 1 through 3, so we pick up the action with Turn 4, and the Soviets activate first.
A TOW launches at a T-72, with enemy at all quarters, and close. To see how the fight turned out, please check the blog at:
So, stay tuned and I’ll get fight number 8 posted ASAP, and I’ll look to fight out scenario 9 this weekend and 10 next. Hope you guys are having a good time.
Jack23/10/2015 at 05:35 #33134kyoteblueParticipant
At long last, I was starting to think you had fallen off the earth !!! You have got to get better mortar dice !!!!! Oh and yeah the Russians whipped your butt!!!23/10/2015 at 14:01 #33144Rod RobertsonParticipant
Oh, good! Now I can see how Part I ends. I will read this puppy tonight or tomorrow morning. Welcome back, Jack!24/10/2015 at 04:25 #33197Just JackParticipant
Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. And sorry, just been super busy (looking for guys to replace my mortar platoon).
Jack25/10/2015 at 00:40 #33244Rod RobertsonParticipant
Wow! That was a nail biter. Great report, Jack. The US mortars and the tanker in sheep’s clothing were disappointments but the US TOW’s and the Soviet artillery performed well. How did the apache survive? With all those 30mm guns and a ZSU-234 on the board it should have been hit at some point but I guess it got lucky.
This was another charnel house battle with both sides fighting on to near extermination, but that certainly makes the narrative more gripping and dramatic. Well done, sir on another great report and battle! I’ll be sorry to see this campaign conclude and I shall savor the last three Bat. Reps when they are posted. Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to post these great games, Jack, despite your hectic real-life time demands. It is much appreciated.
Cheers and good gaming.
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