Cold War Armoured Force-Outline:
Era: Late Cold War
Vehicles: FV4201 Chieftain, FV4205 AVLB, FV4204 ARV, FV432 Ambulance, Bedford MK.Situation-Outline:
Operation Start: 7:00, 5/5/1972
Current Weather: Heavily overcast, light rain.
Future Weather: Heavily overcast, light rain.
Map: @beketovConflict Overview:
After the unsuccessful Soviet invasion of Western Europe earlier this year, multiple counterattacks by NATO forces have begun. While USMC and Royal Marines secured a bridgehead in northern Poland, NORTHAG pushed the Soviets back into Eastern Germany. Czechoslovakia has fallen to the advancing NATO forces as well, with the first units pushing into southern Poland. The gap is closing on Soviet forces, with Warsaw now being directly threatened. Recent Events:
One major city in southern Poland, Beketov, has proven to be a difficult obstacle en route to Warsaw. British infantry has dislodged the Soviets from the area south of Beketov, but there is still a large concentration of Soviet motorised infantry in town, as well as armour and infantry north of town. Army command has formed an ad-hoc unit (Task Force Wellesley) consisting of mechanised infantry and armour to finish the envelopment and ultimately capture Beketov.
Armoured units will execute a fast attack north of Beketov with the objective of penetrating as far as possible. Mechanised infantry will move in behind them taking up tactical positions to trap as many Soviets as possible. Meanwhile, other units of mechanised infantry will pin the Soviets down in town.Objectives:
Seize Crossing (060 928): In order for friendly units to lock down the area around Beketov, this crossing must be clear and open. The bridge at this crossing is out, so the AVLB is needed.
Seize Crossing (083 923): In order for friendly units to lock down the area around Beketov, this crossing must be clear and open.
Secure Highway (176 945): To finalize the surrounding of Beketov, this rear area of the highway leading east must be secured and held so that no Soviet forces will escape.
Investigate reconnaissance reports of a small Soviet camp (062 945).
Seize the junction so friendly forces may easily envelop Beketov (103 915).
Secure the crash site of a friendly Hercules C4 (129 917).Situation Opfor:
Weapons: AKM, RPK, PKM, RPG-7.
Uniform: Green flora, green helmets.
Vehicles: UAZ, T-55, T-62, T-64, Ural Truck, BTR-60, BMP-1, ZSU-23 Shilka. Situation Civilians:
Population: Little to none (fled ahead of the war)
Allegiance: Mostly neutral, some loyal to the communist government of Poland.Situation Blufor:
Weapons: L1A1 SLR, L7 GPMG, L4 Bren, L2A3 Sterling,
Uniform: 1968 Pattern DPM, Mk3 Helmet.
Vehicles: Land Rover, FV4201 Chieftain, Bedford MK, FV432.