Era: Cold War.
Vehicles: FV432, FV432 Ambulance.
Attachment: MILAN AT Team.
Operation Start: 5:30, 16/03/1972.
Current Weather: Mild overcast, light fog, light rain.
Future Weather: Mild overcast, light fog, light rain.
Last night Soviet troops rolled over the East-German border in a massive surprise attack. Though full invasion was not expected, SHAPE and SACEUR placed most NATO units on high alert following a breakdown in negotiations with the USSR. Commands expectations are realistic yet terrifying: should the Soviets push through Germany in 2 days or less, then NATO will be unable to deploy enough units to Europe to stop the Soviet advance before they reach the English channel. This would be disastrous and would probably lead to collapse of the Allied war effort.
Initiative lies on the enemy side, but thanks to the wise decision of Northern Army Group Command to be ready for war NATO might yet have a chance to stop the Soviet attack dead in its tracks. Part of the NORTHAG is the British Army of the Rhine which has been assigned the task of defending the German city of Hannover. Another key part of the BAOR is making sure the enemy isn't able to outflank the key harbour of Bremen, which is essential in rapidly deploying more units to Europe.
During fierce fights with Soviet and NVA spearheads in the Celle area British forces suffered majorly. Multiple units have been wiped out while fighting a hasty defence while others are in full retreat. The Soviet advance is still continuing and they have to be delayed so that civilians may be evacuated and Royal Engineers can destroy the bridges over the Aller.
Chief among these bridges is the autobahn bridge east of Schwarmstedt. A fresh platoon has arrived just south of the bridge where engineers have already begun placing charges. A battered mechanised company is defending Fallingbostel northwards down the motorway with armoured support. Fresh units are to reinforce them as necessary while they fight a delaying defense towards the bridge. The bridge has to remain safe for the engineers to complete their task.
Reinforce the defending force at Fallingbostel.
Weapons: AKM, RPK, PKM, RPG-7.
Uniform: Soviet Flora camo, NVA raindrop camo.
Vehicles: T-55, T-62, T-64, BTR-60, BRDM-2, BMP-1, ZSU-23.
Population: Thousands present in the region, many of which are being evacuated.
Allegiance: West-German Government.
Weapons: L1A1 SLR, L2A3 Sterling, L7A2 GPMG, L14A1 Carl Gustaf, L4 Bren, L1A1 LAW.
Uniform: P60 Woodland DPM, Mk5 Helmet (with scrim).
Vehicles: FV432, FV4201 Chieftain, FV101 Scorpion, FV107 Scimitar, FV103 Spartan, Land Rover, Bedford MJ.