30/10/2015 at 01:26 #33507
It’s 0730 on 9 August 1986, and Team Whiskey is again playing the role of fire brigade. Having moved to counter the northern pincer enveloping Frankfurt (and successfully turning back the Red horde in their sector), Team Whiskey was pulled back to see where the next blow would land. They didn’t have to wait long.
Rhein-Main Airbase has been key to NATO evacuation of civilians in the region, serving as both a collection point and evacuation point. But evacuation operations concluded this morning with the Soviets once again striking the flightline, and with Soviet armored formations on the horizon, the decision was made that Rhein-Main had to abandoned. All day NATO troops have been packing up personnel and gear, and destroying what couldn’t be taken. But these were lightly-armed rear echelon troops, and so with Soviet troops on the airfield’s perimeter, Team Whiskey was flung into a hasty defense. But due to travel issues (military and civilian traffic blocking the way, dealing with Soviet interdiction airstrikes, and getting lost due to no time available for route reconnaissance), only Captain Bronshtein’s Kilo Company makes it into position in time, where they link up with two teams from 10th Special Forces Group (10 SFG). And here comes the Soviet armor…
The opposing forces, with Soviets on the left and NATO on the right. If you’re thinking there’s quite a disparity between the two, you’re correct 😉
Overview of the map showing part of the Rein-Main flightline, north is down, east is left. The US force is emplaced in a line roughly running north/south (bottom to top) from the end of the road at the bottom up to the end of the taxi-way at top. The US does not have a lot to work with in terms of forces or terrain.
I love this photo. Certainly my stuff isn’t as pretty as most, but I do like the Hind hunting out in front of a wave of BMPs laying smoke to cover their tanks and dismounts, as TOWs fly out seeking steel.
The A-10 makes a run. To see how the fight’s going, please check the blog at:
Part 2 is coming as quick as I can get it typed up, and the final fight of the campaign is happening this weekend.
Jack30/10/2015 at 03:27 #33508
Don’t see how Team Whiskey is going to make it out of this one…..30/10/2015 at 11:50 #33525Shaun TraversParticipant
You know I am not going to read Part I until you post Part II. I am not one for suspense….
I am with kyote, it looks like Team Whiskey is is a deep hole with no way out!
30/10/2015 at 20:42 #33555
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I’m almost dreading part 2 as Team Whiskey will be no more…..30/10/2015 at 20:54 #33556Rod RobertsonParticipant
In the interest of balance and fairness may I suggest you now do a series of nine exciting scenarios about a dynamic and hard-fighting Soviet Motor Rifle Battalion called Team Vodka as they fight across capitalist Europe to liberate the masses from the cruel talons of exploitation by the vicious bourgeoisie and oligarchs! Spasibo bolshoe, Tovarich!
Comrade Rod Robertovitch.30/10/2015 at 22:01 #33557
Ben’s US troops are doing a lot better than Team Whiskey……just saying….30/10/2015 at 22:08 #33558
Shaun – “I am not one for suspense….”
You’re spoiled 😉
Kyote – “…Team Whiskey will be no more…..”
Oh ye of little faith.
Rod – “…may I suggest you now do a series…”
You may not. Besides, I thought you were going to do the 10-fight series for the Soviets and post here for all of us to peruse 😉
Kyote – “Ben’s US troops are doing a lot better…”
Yeah, but Ben’s been playing the Soviets! So we’re both in the same boat ;
I just got home from work; we’ve got tons of rain so the games tonight and tomorrow are cancelled. I’m about to head upstairs to take down the last fight and set up the next one, then come back down to start typing part 2 of batrep 9. Almost there…
Jack30/10/2015 at 22:17 #33559
It’s raining in Oklahoma………..so do any of Team Whiskey make it out alive?????31/10/2015 at 18:46 #33583
Did Team Whiskey drowned ??????01/11/2015 at 01:27 #33596
“Did Team Whiskey drowned ??????”
It would have been a lot less painful if they had 😉
I played all of fight number 10 today, now I’m working on the write-up for part 2 of fight number 9.
World War III is finished, all but the paperwork!
Jack01/11/2015 at 02:33 #33597
Did Team Whiskey lose the 3rd World War ?????
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