FLASH 0300 DAY H+4
3/3/8/8 confirmed lost in Ruppertenrod.
URGENT SECURE CHANNEL Comms:
Enemy advance along route 49 H4-J3 Sectors.
Planned Interdiction mission unavailable due to rain.
2/8 HQ is unable to comply.
Enemy at COPPEL river side North – Is light recon. Engaging.
Soviet Counter Battery Fire upon 1/8 forces disruption to comms.
1/68 engages 3rd Bn 25th Regiment of 27th Mot. Overrun’s positions. Claims 66% casualties to Soviet Bn. (4 step loss inflicted).
2/87 attacks 3/94 inflicting 30% casualties.
E-4 is becoming a charnel house.
In the South 1/27/7 is eliminated by 4/69. A definite line now held along Hex row 13XX to Weithershain- Wetterfeld.
Expecting strong counter attack.
DAY H+4 0800. SITREP TACTICAL.
Most US forces are at Fatigue level 1 or 2. Any attacks by the Soviets this AM will be costly.
Our aggressive Barrage, Interdiction and Counter Barrage efforts are paying dividends.
FLASH 0900 – Divmain takes a direct hit as does 1/8 HQ. Time to bug out?
[Loss of CSP this turn.]
DIVMAIN and HQ’s target 3/91,1/91 from 27th Mot. and 1/26/ from 7th Tank to ½ engage them via Counter battery fire. All ½ engaged all moving at 50%!
Soviets attacked at Noon. 4 hours of fighting ensue.
1/3/8/8 survives an attack from 1/92/27 from the woods and retreats.
The 4/69th is surrounded by 3 battalions.
Vicious fighting ensues, despite fatigue the men hold off two attacks at great cost. The second attack was not supported by air or arty so Air packages had a devastating effect upon 2/94 which disintegrated. There is one less Soviet Bn to worry about now.
This suggests either low resources or Mobile HQ’s on the move from Soviet forces.
4/69th is now however spent as a fighting force and must remove itself from the line. It is at 30% strength, with enemy units in its rear.
2/87 was attacked by 3/92 Tank. Which aborted after several attempts. 2&3rd 28th Regiment from 7th Guard Tank mauled 3/3/8/8/ out of existence. But they took some BMPs with them. Ruppertenrod has fallen.
New Polls soon.
How grim are things? How well are you doing? You do not really know ? You do know that you have put some serious hurt on several formations and killed at least 3 Bns. You face it appears 2 FULL Divisions. Given the beatings will the Soviets resort to more drastic measures?
INTEL will help next turn. Intel ratings on units are lost when a unit moves more than one hex. The soviets are on the march. The situation remains fluid. Your votes next set of polls will be key.
– On that note I shall attempt to do a better job on the Polls to make them clearer and less confusing. I was short handing a lot of elements. My bad. GOT EXCITED!!!!