Firestorm Red Thunder (Neideraula)   Leave a comment

Battlefront and Beasts of War are hosting a Firestorm Campaign for Team Yankee.  My daughter and I played a quick mission tonight.  It was few first Team Yankee battle, so I walked her through the game.

1. A Soviet T-72 Battalion has been ordered to clear the little village of Neideraula just north of Fulda.
2. A US armor company has been tasked to prepare a spoiling attack.
Mission: Encounter from the updated More Mission PDF

Neideraula Setup

Red Thunder T72 Battalion 100
Battalion HQ 1 T-72 5
Tank Company 7 T-72 32
Tank Company 6 T-72 27
ZSU-23-4 AA Platoon 4 ZSU-23-4 4
SA-8 Gecko SAM 2 SA-8 4
BDRM Recon Platoon 4 BDRM 2
BMP Motor Rifle Coy 12 BMP-2 24
RPG-7 9
AK-74 teams 10
PKM Teams 2
Spandrel AT 3 Spandrel 2
US Armored Company 100
Armored HQ 1 M1 8
Armored Platoon 4 M1 32
Armored Platoon 4 M1 32
VADS AA 2 M163 3
Cobra 2 AH-1 7
Mech Platoon 6
M109 Battery 3 M109 7
Laser Guided 1
ITV Anti Tank 1 M901 3
M113 FIST 1 FIST-V 1

Turn 1: Soviet BMPs launched a volley of missiles at the US tank platoon on board. One Bail
T72 made a made rush around the Soviet right flank
Turn 1b: My daughter re positioned her armor to concentrate on the Soviet Tanks. US Forces kill 3 Soviet T72s
Turn 2: Soviet tanks kill the US Company Commander holding objective. He fails to jump to another tank. The aggressive Soviet infantry lights 2 M113s on fire with RPGs.
Turn 2B: US kills 3 BMPs and the T72 contesting the objective.

Neideraula Artillery
Turn 3: No reinforcements for Soviets. Soviets nail 3 M1 Abrams tanks. The BMPs get lucky with one shot and the T72s take out 2 others.
Turn 3b: No reinforcements for the US. US Abrams platoon fails more check and leave battle.

Neideraula Turn 4
Turn 4: Soviet Victory.

Observations:

I would say the Soviets far out numbered anything the US could have done.  Delayed scattered reserves starting on Turn 3 made it a daunting task for the US.

My daughter and I wanted to try the US Artillery. It did manage to take out two T72 and 3 BMPs.  If it had more time it would have been more effective.

 

Posted August 20, 2017 by shermon15 in After Action Reports, Cold War, Team Yankee, WW3 Europe

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