While all the initial images I've been using for these posts are from the Royal Anglians' tour in Afghanistan, this one is certainly the most affecting. It shows the disabled Viking after being denied by an air strike
OK, so I don't have two Vikings so the new Mastiff is standing in. Likewise I don't have anything remotely resembling a badly damaged armoured vehicle, so I've just placed the casualties behind the convoy
A fireteam debusses from the second Viking to handle the ambushing Taliban immediately to the column's right
Lead section grabs cover to lay down suppressive fire to the head of the columm
A group of civilians turns up, right beside the firefight
A WMIK crew shows their aggressive spirit by turning around and taking on the ambushers
Medic rushes to treat casualties from destroyed Viking - one KIA (the platoon sniper) and one seriously wounded
Taliban group on the left of the column targets the Land Rover - making sure they can't be seen by the rest of the British
The WMIK gets hits in first - putting down four of the Taliban as the rest scarper
Taliban leaders on that flank are left rueing lost chances - group and the DShK have been wiped out
The Marine fireteam (survivors of the disabled Viking) are feeling the worse for wear, some heat exhaustion probably to add to their bad luck. The second fireteam from the rear Viking moves to establish a perimeter on the left-hand side of the column
Firteam from lead Viking takes to the rooftop in attempt to suppress Taliban group ahead
Both WMIKs move to head of column - another strong group of Taliban has been spotted in the treeline at the end of the road
As the fireteam moves out to secure the initial ambush point, another group emerges from hiding
Led by the platoon's lieutenant two fireteams catch them in a cruel crossfire - the civilian on the rooftop realise they're not so safe and get out of town!
A fireteam holding down the left flank - everything seems to have gone quiet here
Royal Marines join in to root out the Taliban nearby
The fireteam on the rooftop has taken a casualty in the firefight - another KIA. He's moved alongside the Viking and placed inside
Three Taliban are captured inside the courtyard - onlookers remove any temptation the British might have to finish them
Covering the withdrawal while the three prisoners are bundles on board the Viking
The left-flank security stamps out resistance, taking out the Taliban leader before he can escape
Reinforcements arrive at top of road
Move it! The corporal gets the Viking moving - the vehicle has been stationary for far too long
Almost out - the British are making progress now, and there's very little effective resistance left
IED ahead - it's blocking the easy withdrawal of two of the fireteams
Last chance for the Taliban to stop them nearly pays off, but the two soliders running alongside the Viking return fire and escape injury
Those Taliban trigger a Soviet land mine - this must've been a part of the ambush but the late arrivals weren't aware of it
The British make it off in the turn limit by the skin of their teeth.
Winning 10-7, any additional delay would've seen a Taliban victory
Well done the Royal Marines!ReplyDelete
Saw sone of these vehicles for real recently at the new Afghanistan exhibition in the Tank Museum.ReplyDelete
Lovely looking table and some nicely framed shots.ReplyDelete
It looks the game was fun too, nice and close which is always the most enjoyable.
I particularly like the objective markers (or whatever the correct FOF term is). Did you make them up yourself or were they bought?
Those markers (hotspots in FoF) are by S&S. They do them in 28mm as well I think (along with barricades and wrecked vehicles).
Lee - I did see a few pictures of a Scimitar (with BAR armour) but not of a Viking; did I miss it?
Great report as usual. ThanksReplyDelete
I wrote about this as part of my entry for the second Land War in Asia competition:ReplyDelete
Nice looking models/table.ReplyDelete
Can you say what the manufacturer is for the British infantry and vehicles?
British miniatures are all by BritanniaReplyDelete
Great AAR Donogh ! Is it possible to get a copy of the scenarios you wrote for Attack State Red? I sent you a PM on the AAG Forum but not sure if you received my e-mail address? Many thanks, Dominic Mahon - dom1 on AAG ForumReplyDelete