UK-armour (a newly formed virtual-tank unit) together with PzBtl-911 did a joint battle on the NTC(NATO-training center)-BERGEN HOHNE.
Situation and plan:
ENEMY forces (MechRgt) are attacking east of FALLINGBOSTEL and have broken an Inf company on the german right flank.
Probale intent is to attack further to the north toward SOLTAU.
German units are forming TF-AZUR a have a tank sqn(-) attached to them.
2 platoons Grenadiers
1 tank platoon(Leo2A5)
2 troops Challenger 2
1 section engineers
1 section recon
(10 IFV, 4 Leo2A5, 7 CR2)
There where 15 players from PzBtl911 and 7 Players from UK armour...so all AFV-manned!!!
Ah, and yes: as we where the Bde point of main effort...we where supported by 3 batteries of 155mm :-D
MISSION: TF AZUR is to march west and then Attack south IOT restablish own FEBA (forward edge of the battle area) and take
STAFFELSBERG and GOLDBOCKENBERG.
TF-AZUR in its assembly area
The assembly area on the map
The planned route, overwatched by the Air-defense tank
The march to our attack went smoothly. Only our vanguard was engaged by enemy troops(probably an irregular sabotage team), but quickly took them down.
After reaching the staging ground, we prepared to attack.
1 hurdle: get across the open ground of Range 20 and 21. We expected enemy combat recon team there.
Idea was to let the scouts go ahead. Bind the enemy with the grenadiers and tank troops from the north...then flank him
with the Leo2A5 platoon. Well, this went well:
Our scouts found the enemy 1st
And we gave them some arty for good measure ;-)
ENY recon on the map
Meanwhile the combat unit reached their assault positions:
The german tanks reached their BP last, but fired the first shot of the battle, which gutted a poor BRDM
Further to the north-west the britsh tanks found their foe's and engaged:
While I was still on my way to get eyes on range 20:
Right and left of the british tanks, our grenadiers used the cover by the tanks to move forward and engage:
Their first victim may not look like much, but was indeed the most dangerous foe on that field. An enemy art.-observer: