Combat Summary, January 8th, 2021 subject logo: MILGAM
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from January 1st to January 6th, Inclusive.

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The tempo of combat operations continued at a decreased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in three operations in two regions

1) On Friday afternoon in Werferlingen, an armored detachment of troops from 1st Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to attack the town of Ahmstorf.

Bn recon staff discovered Ahmstorf was taken over by a separatist force, led by two criminal operatives Nikolay Zmajevic and Aferdita Nura. The commanders setup an anti aircraft unit well within 13th Brigade's security zone.

The task force's orders were to clear the town, eliminate the criminal command operatives and destroy the antiaircraft battery.

The tactical plan was for the two tanks to attack directly from the south over open terrain, while the motorized rifles and the scout cars were ordered to push in from the east. 3rd squad was ordered to attack on the southern edge, while 2nd squad was ordered to attack on the northern edge.

Command squad would attack along the east west road.

The attack went very quickly. The tanks destroyed the technicals known to be in town, and most of the infantry. Command squad eliminated the two criminal operatives. Commander seized documents on the person of Nura.

One of the tanks suffered fire control and mobility hits, so a repair truck was ordered in to affect repairs. No enemy reinforcements appeared. No tanks and no rifles.

The task force was withdrawn from town in good order with zero casualties.

2) Early Friday evening recon staff at Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade ordered an armored task force to Rennau, after it was learned that directly after the retreat from Ahmstorf, the separatists were massing an armor heavy force.

Electronic intercepts indicated the separatists were planning to force the river north of Rennau at two places, to take the town by storm.

The task force arrived and deployed a broad front, with tanks at the flanks and forward, one BRDM screening the west flank and one screening a forward area. 3rd squad deployed on the eastern edge of town, while 2nd squad took the west near the main crossroads in Rennau.

Infantry attacks commenced early on but were stopped by rifle and heavy machinegun fire and artillery fire. The came the armor.

The separatists made full use of the bridges north of Rennau, but mostly the west bridge. In the east, armor breaching the forward zone of the task force included two BRDMs, a T-34/85 tank and a BMP-1, all of which were destroyed by tank gun fire from both tanks.

The separatists made a stronger effort to cross the west bridge. By the time the orders came down to retreat, nearly six armor vehicles attempted to cross the bridge. All were destroyed. The tank gun fire was so heavy that the west bridge was rendered unusable.

One T-55 made it within 300 meters before it was destroyed by tank gun fire. The commander attempted to destroy any remaining infantry or armor vehicles by a massive artillery attack. The results were mixed.

The retreat went quickly, except for 2nd squad which came under fire from an infantry group which had infiltrated from the northwest. The commander ordered smoke artillery missions. However, one of the shots was HE artillery. 2nd squad lost seven effectives.

The only other casualty was one overturned tank and one tank crewman. Another tank dispatch to right the tank could right the tank. The tank was ordered abandoned and its crew was evacuated along with 3rd squad.

3) 2nd Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to South Werferlingen city in Werferlingen Saturday night to locate and evacuate troops under threat of attack from the separatists.

Two rifle squads from 1st Bn were ordered to Rennau by the brigade commander following several firefights between rival groups. After a few hours of patrol the commander noticed separatists were edging close to them as they were patrolling.

In relief situations, the site commander must move as many mobile troops to the affected area as quickly as possible. Their task then is to advance in front of the relieved troops by 300 meters minimum to create a buffer, then evacuate them.

Tanks encountered some light armor vehicles and some rifle units. 2nd squad was ordered to advance to the east of town and 3rd squad adjacent to them. Command squad's assignment was to get directly in front of one of the squads and push forward as the squad retreats to its evacuation point.

Infantry attacks were sporadic. Both relieved squad boarded their trucks and were returned to the forward zone. All units retreated in good order.

Casualties were light. None of the relief forces lost personnel or vehicles. One of the relieved squads lost six.

On the return trip, command squad stumbled onto an enemy BMP near Wallbeck. Both tanks were called to the location, so the BMP was quickly destroyed.

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