FGM Regimental Sergeant Major
- Dec 27, 2015
I plead guilty ! Again I played like a fool :whistleo:It was @Denis the Menace who charged the heights in our battle. It was an extremely bold move with his last four wagons, and just before my cavalry arrived. I thought I was screwed, but luckily my men in the hills were able to take out three of them and drive the last one off for the loss of an MMG team. Otherwise that move could have won the battle for him.
My HMG and ATGM were my real saviours each with 4 wagons and 14 casualties to their credits. The cavalry only turned up in time for the glory hunting - picking up my waifs and strays and chasing the last of the Dutch stragglers from the field.
Luckily managed to exit five vehicles and 25 men from the convoy in total. But it was a fun and intense battle. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed so much carnage in the first turn of a battle.
Yeah it was a nice ambush, especially because I was expecting it but still drove into it lol.Yeah I kinda goofed up on my retreat as the Dutch! I assumed correctly the Syrian reinforcements would come in at the 10 min mark. But sure enough I forgot to retreat on turn 11 and paid dearly for it. So @Lethaface and me gotta Draw! On the flip side, I left behind a little surprise for his attacking AFVs. It paid off grabbing the extra launcher/rockets from the jeep. But not enough to change our result. Good times!
I will only say I wished I had added a little infantry support with the Syrians with some AT weapons.
And one of your T-90’s took out two of my Challengers with one shot!And yet I feel, having played the Syrian side in this battle, that with less I would have been able to achieve more. Instead of 30 garbage tanks, 7 - 10 T 72 TURMS, coupled with 7 T90SA's, could have made more of an impact. Three of my T 90 SA's did more damage to my opponents force than those 30 tanks - T 90 SA's destroyed 7 Challengers, while only one Challenger was destroyed by a T 62 MV and only because the flank was exposed.