Saturday, September 19, 2015

Cold War Commander: The B Team

The United States has deployed it's crack National Guard units to fill
holes in their lines. The 1/69 is being rushed to the front as we speak.
Losses have been extraordinary, but the US war planners anticipated such
losses after studying the Arab Israeli conflicts. They therefore, feel
completely confident in the ability of the equipment being fielded by
the National Guard units. Of course no one on the ground asked the
Private or the Sergeant how they feel about rushing into a modern battle
inside a M113 with only M60 support, and not the sexy M60a3s.

The only hope is the Soviets are also experiencing the pains of war.....

The US will field 2 Infantry companies and 2 tank companies. Battalion
has also assigned AA, artillery and air assets to support the move. 
S2 does not anticipate enemy in the area of operations [AO]. The move to
the front should not encounter any opposition.
View from the US side.
"Unsexy" M60 tanks on the right flank.
On the left and center, US forces push up.
Soviet attack helicopter slows the advance on the right.
A10 finds some choice targets in the open.
Fiendish Soviet copter makes its "pop up" attack from behind the cover of the village.
View from the Soviet side.  Infantry battalion struggles to advance through the center.
Pavlov's house.  The stout soldiers of the motherland hold the crossroads to the end.

By turn 8 neither side had reached its breaking point, but the Soviets had done more damage percentage wise.

A fun game of CWC in 6mm.  Interesting to play with the US "second string" equipment  for a change.  Although the US tanks aren't the indestructible Abrams,  there sure are a lot more of them.

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