I'm making alterations to the mission to give Opfor more transport options and removing both blufor littlebirds and the UH-60 M134 and replacing it with 2 UH-60 240s. Also considering adding checkpoints blufor has to hit to complete the mission to open up more possible areas of ambush.
I'll write up a more detailed AAR in a bit.
Nice shots Sam, I will add to your AAR. Would love to see a AAR for the assault TvT we done with the M60 tanks and OoFor choppers. Let's get some good AAR action guys, this mission had over 40 people on it and the other had over 60 by my last count, both lag free!
Well I didnt do much besides drive the fuel truck.
We drove from Arcadia to Geraldo and sat there for a little while until Corozal was clear. After that we moved through Corozal to Gaula and were sitting there.
Suddenly I heard an explosion, and floored it off road, south out of gaula into the trees. Unfortunatly as I drove past one of the fuel trucks, it blew up and took out 3 of my tires, so I got stuck off road. But we did have a good Humvee team that stuck with me, and kept covering fire up as I moved back on to the road and got out of there.
A good reminder to Convoy drivers, Always have a way out. I didn't think we were going to get hit in gaula, but I positioned my self to be ready to move out just in case, and it saved my precious life! Also, when you hear an explosion, and your still alive, don't hesitate to move your truck away from the action, to cover. Better a few scattered trucks in different locations for the enemy to hunt down, then a nice collum.
At precisely 1200 hours under the relentless desert sun team leaders were briefed on the magnitude of their endeavor. For most of the men this was their second or third attempt to get fuel to the fledgling forward operating base which was isolated deep inside enemy territory on the far northern coastal plain. The base which had been under siege for weeks now was so stretched for supplies offensive operations were all but ceased. The drivers were informed of their route and mounted into their respective vehicles. The column consisted of a special forces operational detachment in three modified Hummvees, two fire support Hummvees, three fuel trucks brimming with vital diesel and one command and control Stryker.
The individual elements of the convoy made their way to the staging area a half kilometer west of Arcadia and Port Caja where the fuel supplies initially arrived via ship. Thousands of gallons of petrol have already been burned away due to two prior disastrous attempts to reach the base. The convoy was particularly urgent because command feared inclement weather in the coming days may wash out the mountain roads leading to the base rendering them impassable by heavy vehicles.
However, today for the time being the weather was immaculate without a single cloud piercing the vivid blue sky. After roughly 15 minutes of staging the convoy left Arcadia on its 20 kilometer journey to the forward operating base. A reconnaissance element consisting of three Hummvees and elite special forces preceded the main column by several hundred meters.
After about ten minutes on the notoriously flat southern Saharani road network the reconnaissance element approached the major urban hub of Corazol. attempting to stop short of the town one of the special forces Hummvees suffered a catastrophic tire failure which sent the vehicle careening into a roadside embankment. Although the team was uninjured the Hummvee was not salvageable and fearing ambush the group decided to Thermite the vehicle to prevent capture and use by the enemy. The remaining special operations group members dismounted their Hummvees by a transformer station and proceeded to clear the dangerous city passage on foot. The main body of the convoy stopped at Geraldo and setup a defensive perimeter.
After clearing the 500 meter stretch of road and encountering no resistance the convoy proceeded through Corazol and diverted on the narrow country road to Gaula. Again the special forces Hummvees swept the route in front of the main element. At Gaula the special operation teams secured the main intersections and the column slowly pushed through. Without warning the lead special operations vehicle began taking incoming small arms fire. The team quickly suppressed the threat using automatic weapons fire. As the first vehicle attempted to flank and secure the enemy's hill top position the convoy still awkwardly lumbered through Gaula.
As the lead vehicle powered up the steep incline to the enemy position they encountered rocket fire, likely the devastating RPG-22. The unit was disabled killing all passengers. Meanwhile the fuel supply trucks began taking heavy fire and intermittent rocket fire. One truck was almost immediately hit while another succumbed to a fire sparked by machine gun fire. However, the last truck despite taking multiple hits plowed through the fervor while the remaining escorting units laid down a thick blanket of covering fire.
Despite the high loses one of the three initial trucks was able to reach the forward operating base. This costly delivery will almost certainly prove worthwhile as the base will again have the flexibility to resume long range offensive operations. However, their fuel resources are still as finite as ever and after this imminent storm front passes resupply convoys will be forced to continue their vulnerable operations on a dangerous route.
Firstly, kudos go to Gunner for stepping up to command, its hard to control over 30 players at the best of times, and he is still pretty new to ArmA. Also shout out to the other SL's, adept in the air squad, and Grambo and Aldisan (sp) with the other 2 spec ops squads.
I started out as an SL in a Spec Ops squad, call sign rubicon 1, and i guess by the end I had an unofficial lead over all 3 spec ops call signs. We initially boarded up and RV'd with the convoy to sort our order of battle. Once established, the 3 spec ops hummers (which rock btw) pulled ahead a click or so to act as bait and screen the road ahead. Once we hit corazol, we stopped and dismounted. After a quick Chinese parliament in direct comms, we decided on our order and moved in foot, the 3 squads keeping a lot of space between them, securing the southern most road through corazol and the next junction. My guys done great. However, a blackhawk and LB were shot down around now, both landing in the city. One surviver was recovered. I think it was the correct decision to stay of the MSR.
This is where comms became a little tricky. We waited for the convoy to move up, dropping our hummers for us, and loading the now hummer less spec ops squad 3 into a stryker. We pushed east to gaila and comms went really rough. I think in future, its vital we have drivers with comms and English! As we held the nothern junction and grambo the town, we came under attack from a north western hill. We had been disembarked for this reason, with just the .50 gunner in hummer. We returned fire and boarded up, and advanced on the hill, buying the convoy time and wasting enemy rpgs on us! we got hit by a good shot, but the convoy got through, albeit with around 50% casualties. Good BluFor win!
Lessons: comms and especially SL comms need to be ensured. My reaction to the contact could have been better. Although in a poor tactical environment as the opfor had the heights, we had some serious stand of power there, if I had used my binocs and not my rifle, I'm convinced I could have talked fire into the targets and at least suppressed the hell out of them.
But as it was, we got blasted, but done our jobs well imo. Well done to Jorge, Sam Hoy and Shadow in my squad!
And don´t flank a rpg squad inside a Humvee, that's the lesson I´ve learned
It was a nice leading Jeepo, the problem was that you where given more responsibilities besides your squad, as a squad leader you should only have to worry with your squad and predict how it should act in several scenarios at a given moment. The situation outside Gaula was a clear example of that, you did good to make us get out of the spot or that rpg would have come anyway, the problem was plan B, you didn't have it because you were worried with other things.
But it was a great mission, I love it Sam, and I think the changes will really improve the mission. But I would give just one LB to bluefor, in case the Platoon leader wants to make air insertion, or as a quick response airborne team (we needed that last night), a Mi17 to the opfor for reconnaissance and faster deployment, and leave some civilian cars/trucks inside the cities so opfor can make road blocks with them
Was a good mission.
Mission started, Air element had the mission of heading stright to corazol to recon and engage all contacts. We had 2 AH6 with Gau and rockets, and a Blackhawk with command element onboard.
After getting to Corazol I came under small arms fire from a farm, we engaged destroying 3 cars and unknown kills on infantry.
The Command Blackhawk had problems and crashed, we dont know what happened, So I had to take command of what was left of the Air element, by this stage both AH6 pilots had come under some fire and had received damage, both pilots had injuries, I managed to make it too a medic but the 2nd AH6 crashed in the city.
The convoy had moved out and was moving through corazol by the time I got back into the air.
I was called on to scout out a road and all looked clear ahead. Turned out the enemy was already on the convoy. I attacked targets on the hill and soon after we won somehow
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