NDC 5.2 [US Turn]

US furiously trying to shore up his front. Units not needing to move are resting, trying to shed the F2/F3’s that are abound.3rd BDE holding fast. Confusion reigns in 1st BDE area. HQ was rebuilt. Lost HQ CSP’s in disarray.2nd BDE fights for its life. 1/39M attacks 3/26T forcing it back. After a follow up attack, the soviets suffer a net 3 T/O points while the US 2.1/87M eliminates 7th Reconnaissance Battalion which had come in to the 2nd BDE rear. 1/87M did not advance, as not to increase the lifeline to 1/68A.With the heaviest combat support of the war (+7 CS Differential), 1/68A overruns 3/27T. Due to being in enemy ZoC, it did not have the MP’s (it was in DA) to advance/follow-up.


T5 US 2nd BDE fights for its life -750

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NDC 5.1

Going bad to worse for 8th ID (M) in Turn 5. The rain clouds parted and sun burned through. In the US Div center, 25TRR attacks through severely weakend cavalry troop. 2nd Bn, 25th TR was able to continue the attack and through the breakthrough zone and bumps into and eliminates HQ 1st BDE in a chance encounter. 7th Recon also roars through the gap and swing north behind US 2nd BDE. 26th and 27th Tank Regiments close up to and even oze around the BDE left flank and behind 1/68 Armor.

3rd BDE’s right suffered two step losses in a regimental attack with air and artillery support !

The result of 25th Tank Regiments attack which consumed 3rd Troop 3/8 and HQ 1st BDE.
25th TR Breakthrough Zone in former 1st BDE AO – 750

Soviet Turn 5 [Case 24]2nd BDE now finds its front beginning to crack. Reports on Div Tac I reveal the news of a breakthrough occurring in the division center. Soviet units of 26th and 27th TR’s assail both flanks of the BDE front, and a reconnaissance unit is in its rear area.2nd BDE Front in Trouble – 750

On 3rd BDE’s right, 3/68th Armor in Hasty Defense and Rough 2 terrain withstands a Deliberate Attack regimental attack.


3rd BDE South – 750


On 3rd BDE’s right, 2/13 Mech and 2/28 Mech(transferred to 3rd BDE) stare down elements of two Soviet MRR. Elements of 1st BDE after there attack into the Soviet 27th GMRD spearhead’s right flank.


3rd BDE Center-North 750

 

NDC end US Turn 4.

End of Turn 4 Overview

2nd BDE in the north is still tangling with an unprepared and under performing 7th Tank Division.The US center is relativel undefended as units shift.

1st BDE and swung south and hit 94th TR of 27th MRD

3rd BDE is trying to hold fast. Center unit has assumed HA mode and has pulled back to defend its HQ.


NDC US Turn 4 Overview 750


NDC US Turn 4 8th ID (Mech) Rear Area 750

NDC 4.5

End of Turn 4 Overview

2nd BDE in the north is still tangling with an unprepared and under performing 7th Tank Division.The US center is relativel undefended as units shift.1st BDE and swung south and hit 94th TR of 27th MRD

3rd BDE is trying to hold fast. Center unit has assumed HA mode and has pulled back to defend its HQ.


NDC US Turn 4 Overview 750


NDC US Turn 4 8th ID (Mech) Rear Area 750

Going bad to worse for 8th ID (M) in Turn 5. The rain clouds parted and sun burned through. In the US Div center, 25TRR attacks through severely weakend cavalry troop. 2nd Bn, 25th TR was able to continue the attack and through the breakthrough zone and bumps into and eliminates HQ 1st BDE in a chance encounter. 7th Recon also roars through the gap and swing north behind US 2nd BDE. 26th and 27th Tank Regiments close up to and even oze around the BDE left flank and behind 1/68 Armor.

3rd BDE’s right suffered two step losses in a regimental attack with air and artillery support

NDC 4.4

1st BDE: 2/87M (MD) moves southward from Gross Eichen into Sector J4, and bumps into 3rd Bn/94th TR. 2/87 attacks and in the end inflicts and receives 2 step losses. (1/2 result but Fatigue check put 2/87 over F3 and lost a second step).3rd BDE: 1/28M, formerly of 1st BDE swings into 3rd BDE zone and attacks and overruns 27th Reconnaissance Battalion, inflicting pain and forcing it to retreat. This was an “unprepared attack” but due to overwhelming surprise the attack was successful.In the upper right is 2nd Bn/28th Mech after overrunning 27th Reconnaissance Battalion.


NDC US Turn 4 3rd BDE Sit 750

2nd BDE: 1/68A (DA) attacks and overruns 2nd Bn/27th TR/7th TD, inflicting two step losses and forcing it to retreat one hex. 1/87M attacks and eliminates the weakened 2nd Bn/26th TR/7th TD.1/68 Armor had just overrun 2nd Bn/27th TR/7th TD and 1/87 Mech just eliminated the remnants of 2nd Bn/26th TR/7th TD.

HQ, 8th Infantry Division (Mech): both 1/13M and 1/3/8 CAV shift southward. CAV takes a step loss due to fatigue. Due to the rainy weather, it did not make the progress that I had hoped for.


NDC US Turn 4 2nd BDE Sit and 1-3-8 CAV Movement 750