Combat Summary, December 11th, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-12-12
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from December 4th to December 10th, Inclusive.

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The tempo of combat operations continued at a slower pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in four separate operations against separatist forces in two regions.

1) An element of 2nd Bn, Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to attack and clear the town of north Werferlingen in Werferlingen late Friday night.

Among the tasks assigned to the task force was the elimination of two operatives, who commanded the take over: Alexei Yakovlev and Anna Kvitko. Another was for the commander to locate and collect documents left in a dead drop northeast of town.

The tactical plan was for Tank 2 to force the bridge east of the railyard, while 2nd and 3rd squad would cross the bridge south of the railyard. The infantry would link up with Tank 1 and press forward. Tank 3 would cross the bridge south of the church, with command squad following closely behind.

A brief firefight developed as command squad crossed the bridge without their BTR and continued north to the operatives' headquarters. Tank 3 already had destroyed one technical which was sitting stride the road, while the commander destroyed another technical with a rifle grenade.

Enemy forces closed into town rapidly, including no fewer than four BTR-80As, which are the bane of mobile operations. BTR-80As are fast, cheap, and deadly to both tanks and BTRs. Commander had never seen so many BTR-80As in one operation.

One of the BTR-80As inflicted a mobility hit on Tank 3, which would eventually be abandoned.

When the commander eliminated Kvitko and collected documents on her person, he ordered 3rd squad to move close to command squad's position. Command squad began pushing to the northeast towards the dead drop.

Commander also called an artillery strike on two BTRs sitting in the way. The danger close shot collapsed a building atop the commander.

By this time all four BTR's were destroyed by artillery and by RPG fire. Separatist riflemen began to pour into town from the northeast, along with a T-34/85 and a T-55 tank. The T-34 destroyed 3rd squad, leaving only the team leader surviving.

With the commander disabled, 2nd squad commander was ordered to take command of the operation. 2nd squad attempted to push northeast but were stopped by separatist rifle attacks.

Trapped from a T-55 on the north side of the river and pressure continuing to build from the north from advancing separatist infantry, the commander called mission outcome doubtful and began to retreat from town.

Casualties were very heavy, for both sides. Command squad was shattered and eventually reconstituted as a separate squad with five missing. 2nd squad lost five and its BTR, while 3rd squad lost their BTR.

Separatist losses were heavy as well. In addition to the losses of the BTRs, two technicals and one BMP were destroyed. The operation was called a failure.

2) Saturday morning, an armored task force from 1st Bn, Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to retake the town of Rhode in Werferlingen.

Battalion recon staff received information that the separatists, led by separatist operatives Simeon Sevic and Amarda Pepaj, already began the process of rounding up potential resistance fighters for evacuation north.

Among those rounded up were a local woman, her girlfriend, and her brother, who was just in town to visit them. Intelligence did not think the prisoners were part of any local resistance cell, but the task force's orders were to extract them.

The tactical plan was for 2nd squad, 3rd squad, both BRDM scout cars and one tank to hit the town from the east, from the march. Command squad would maneuver round and hit the separatists' position from the southwest.

The attack went extremely well. Command squad, after a short firefight, broke the enemy's resistance, and penetrated to the northern edge of town. 2nd and 3rd squad also broke resistance in the east, but with casualties.

When the commander reached the operative's hideout, he launched a rifle grenade through the window where they were staying. The explosion killed Pepaj, but it was such a bloody mess he couldn't find the dead body of Pepaj.

The release of the prisoners went smoothly. The three were treated by the squad's medic and were placed in the squad's BTR. Due to a game bug, the extraction wasn't credited.

After securing the town from separatist forces, commander ordered the task force, to retreat east through Ahmsdorf. Commander also ordered an artillery strike to destroy the supply vehicles left there by the separatists.

Casualties were very light. 2nd squad lost two and 3rd squad lost one. All forces withdrew from the area of operation in good order.

3) 1st Bn, Chernarus 4th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was ordered to assemble a rifle force to retake The Factory in Chernarus Sunday morning.

A separatist force led by criminal operatives, Ivan Albanez and Eralda Cunmulaj had attacked and taken over The Factory sometime late Saturday night. Aside from clearing the factory, the commander's orders were to eliminate the operatives.

The tactical plan was to line up all units east to west and attack along a Zhukovian front, with 2nd and 3rd squads on the right wing. They were ordered to turn the flanks of the enemy's position, while command squad laid down continuous rifle covering fire from the west.

Enemy counterfire severely cut down command squad, including the commander and his second in command who both were killed. The commander of 3rd squad then was ordered to take overall command of the operation.

2nd and 3rd squad penetrated the compound's wall and began clearing attacks. An enemy counter attack destroyed one BRDM scout car with RPG fire. The Factory was quickly cleared. Enemy reinforcements kept pouring in from the north.

An enemy BTR-80A burst onto the situation but was destroyed by RPG fire from command squad who were sited along the ridge overlooking the road leading to The Factory. The BTR-80A did kill a BRDM scout car commander. The scout car was ordered to withdraw.

The severity of the CDF attack on the factory killed the two operatives, so the commander grabbed documents from the dead body of Eralda Cunmulaj.

The rest of the task force then was ordered to retreat south, an operation which went smoothly despite the appearance of an enemy QRF from the northwest.

Casualties were heavy with command squad losing five and 2nd squad losing three. A Chernarus Air Force SU-25, there to provide air cover, was shot down early in the operation.

4) On Sunday morning a Chernarus naval spetsnaz team directly attached to Chernarus Coastal Operations Group was assigned the task of eliminating a pair of separatist operatives, Grigoriy Bukharin and Anna Rasputin.

Naval intelligence said the two were residing at the hamlet of Khelm in Chernarus. Rasputin was carrying a number of documents, including a list of names of people they planned to detain then execute.

Assisting the team flying air cover were a pair of MI-24G gunships, which allowed the team to enter the hamlet and eliminate the operatives.

Once their task was completed, the team exfiltrated to their boat and to the command ship. No casualties were reported.

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