Operation BLACKCOCK By Rik Force-Outline:
Era: Late WW2.
Vehicles: Willy’s Jeep.
Attachment: 2 Inch Mortar.Situation-Outline:
Operation Start: January 24, 1945.
Current Weather: Overcast, frigid.
Future Weather: Overcast, frigid.
Map: @helvantisConflict Overview:
After multiple gruesome years of fighting the German menace across Europe, we are now in the final stages of the war. Although Operation MARKET GARDEN failed to achieve the decisive breakthrough we had hoped for, large amounts of land in the southern Netherlands were liberated. In the months after MARKET GARDEN these lands were further expanded, until the start of a German counterattack in the Ardennes last month. Thankfully, the Germans have been unable to get close to Antwerp, and their bridgehead is being decimated along with a large part of their operational armoured forces in the northwest Europe.
We are now fighting to push into the industrial Ruhr area from secure territory in Dutch Limburg, while the Americans are are recovering lost ground in the Belgian-Luxembourgian-German border region.Recent Events:
The battle has been raging for a week and a half, and the Germans have deeply suffered. The remnants of a Luftwaffe paratrooper regiment are desperately trying to retreat across the river Ruhr, while we’re coming up on their flank from the south. Unfortunately, German AAA has been complicating air support and bombing raids in the area, and needs to be dealt with. Other German units holding the area are underequipped, undertrained ‘Volksgrenadiers’ that are unlikely to be able to hold off sustained attacks.Objectives:
1. Seize Wiesentheid.
2. Seize Schwefel.
3. Secure Abstwind.
Destroy FlaK batteries.Situation OPFOR:
Weapons: Kar98k, G43, MP44, MP40, MG42, Panzerfaust, Panzerschreck, Flak 36, PaK 40.
Uniform: Winter Camouflage, field grey.
Vehicles: Opel Blitz, Kübelwagen, StuG III, Panzer IV.Situation Civilians:
Population: Civilians are still the area.
Allegiance: Nazi-Germany, unlikely to pose a threat or put up a fight.Situation BLUFOR:
Weapons: Lee-Enfield No4 MkI, Sten Mk2, Bren Gun, PIAT, Webley Revolver, 2 Inch Mortar.
Uniform: P37, Mk2 Helmet.
Vehicles: Churchill MkIII, Universal Carrier, M5A1 Half-Track, Bedford Truck, Cromwell V, P-47 Thunderbolt, B-25 Mitchell, Hawker Typhoon.