keskiviikko 2. joulukuuta 2015

Force on Force - Closing Up Shop

After a brief ceasefire our Force on Force Kharum campaign continued. This time it was local UN troops time to go on offensive, just to retaliate last times bloody nose, they got from local warlords militia. So UN HQ devised up a raid on weapon stash off suspected enemy leader.

The location was confirmed by HUMINT and troops were readied. To avoid too much fuss and especially civilian casualties, the mission was tasked to poor bloody grunts. Operation started when three fire teams of UN troops were dropped to entry point and they started quick approach to weapon stash location. Leader knew that speed was essential, so there was no time to sneak about. All three fire teams kept close together to give mutual support. Things were looking good for now.

But UN approach was seen by locals. The militia guarding weapon stash was alerted and more militia started gathering around. First shots were fired and all hell broke loose. When first UN team reached eye contact with container of weapons they were shot from all directions. As were other UN teams soon after. This caused casualties and UN troops were forced to stop to tend their wounded comrades. Their approach stalled and they lost the initiative and seemed also lost the control of the situation. The leader of the UN troops didi brave decision and ordered one team to dash for the container, they were gunned down. Casualties started piling up and UN troop set up good defensive positions and called for help. This mission turned into a rescue.

The distress call was answered by UN troops accompanied by US CSAR medic driving by in a truck and two German sniper military trainers which entered in the area. They came in and gave valuable fire support and patched up wounded and actually turned the tide once again. By coming in they also cleared all flanking enemy elements which were surrounding bloodied UN troopers. Now local militia lost their interest for warfare and settled to stay put and only protect weapons storage. UN troops pulled out and the weapon stash was quickly removed and hidden once more. This operation ended with quite embarrassing results for UN HQ.
UN grunts enter the area.
The green container is closely guarded.
Local militia is well armed and ready.
UN approaches in tight formation.
UN food delivery in progress.
Rapid movement through narrow alleys.
Gun men gathering around to all corners.
German sniper and spotter join the fray.
QRF troop with medic unload from a truck.
Initial UN troops in defensive positions waiting for rescue.
Nice game once again but I have to say that the scenario is really difficult if not outright impossible with troops given to attacker. The starting force is way too small so if one should run this game I recommend few more assets for the attacker. I had to threw in this QRF as a ad hoc fix just to keep the game interesting. Otherwise initial force would have been annihilated by turn five. But still good and entertaining game. Now UN is really pissed off and maybe there will be even more professional troops joining.

3 kommenttia:

  1. Outstanding Juha.
    Looking forward to the next mission.
    Nice minis.

  2. Awesome game with a great campaign narrative!

  3. Thanks mates! Next one coming up will either see Task Force Leatherneck to meet warlords deviousness or clash of local warlords.