Weekly Summary of Combat Operations subject logo: MILGAM
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from September 16th, 2022, to September 22nd, 2022 Inclusive.

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The tempo of combat operations continue at a steady pace.

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

1) On Friday, an emergency task force assembled from 4th Bn, Chernarus 7th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to Damyanovo in Leskovets with the task for intercepting an enemy force moving to take the town.

An infantry attack on the town already was in progress when the task force's scout cars arrived, Also enemy technicals were attempting to enter town from the north.

The task force was deployed in an outer arc facing north with all tanks on the northern face of the arc.

Command squad took the brunt of the initial infantry attacks, including from Russian interior ministry special forces, Russian speaking militia, and from Wagner military contractors.

The separatists also attacked twice using Wagner operated MI-8 gunships both of which were shot down before they could do any damage.

When the order arrived to retreat, the task force retreated in poor order suffering casualties from infiltrating special forces.

Losses were high. Command squad lost five, while 2nd squad lost four. Reinforcing Motorized Rifle Squad 1 was used to round out losses by command squad.

Enemy losses were very heavy. Field counts included four technicals, five BRDM scout cars, two BTR-80As and one T-55 tank.

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2) On Sunday, a task force from 3rd Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade were ordered to Wallbeck in Werferlingen with orders to provide cover for the evacuation of friendly forces stranded there.

In relief operations such as this speed is the most important factor, so one BRDM scout car and two tanks quickly arrived at the town first, followed by the three motorized rifle squads. Scout 1 and Tank 1 were both sent forward, with Tank 2 held back.

During the road march, the two relieved rifle squads were ordered to the southern edge of town as two transport trucks arrived. The rifle squads, due to the heavy fire from enemy forces, were forced to cross the river to reach their transports.

Command squad crossed the river into town at the southern bridge, dismounted, then proceeded north to make contact with enemy forces. Command squad fought an engagement with Wagner military contractors, and later with Serb speaking militia.

Enemy infantry also attacked 2nd squad, destroying it with an RPG shot, and later Tank 1, also destroying it. Two BRDMs crossed the northern bridge, the first eliminating half of command squad, and the second only minutes later, wiping out command squad.

The evacuation of friendly forces failed. The commander should have moved to secure the northern bridge as well as the southern bridge, preventing the BRDMs from entering town. Losses still would have been high, but command squad would have survived.

Enemy losses were mild with the loss of two BRDM scout cars and one BTR-80A. A film will be available soon.

3) On Monday night, task force from 2nd Bn Chernarus 4th Separate Light Mountain Rifle Brigade was ordered to conduct an attack and clear operation in Sosnovka in Chernarus.

The short version is that the task force ran into a buzz saw, with command squad and 2nd squad being wiped out.

Command squad lost two because of enemy artillery fire, and more than half of its force after a gunfight with Russian interior ministry special forces troops.

2nd squad ran into a heavy machine gun technical. Scout 2 BRDM scout car suffered a crew hit and was ordered to bail out, and join 3nd squad as infantry.

During the operation, Bn command ordered a new attack on enemy troops at a nearby location, but instead the commander requested and received orders to retreat back to base.

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4) Early Wednesday morning aviation overflights in Chernarus reported an enemy troops build up 2.5 kms northeast of Sosnovka at Dichina, including a fortified position. Brigade command issued the order for a new task force to attack and to clear the troop concentration.

The task force commander launched two armor probes using two BRDM scout cars, inflicting damage on at least two technicals. Command squad and 2nd squad then advanced quickly clearing a path onto the hill Veresnik.

Before the battle, a vehicle could be seen burning in the distance. It was reported through electronic means that the separatist forces there had commandeered a bus and executed all the civilian passengers.

Once the hill and the fortified position were clear, the commander located the mass execution site and took photos.

When the commander returned to the hill, the enemy launched a counterattack with Russian local levies, and Spanish and Serb speaking militia, wiping out command squad.

3rd squad commander took command of the operation, clearing the remaining enemy from the hill. 2nd squad was nearly wiped out by enemy counterattacks and vehicle reinforcements. The order to retreat was issued, and the task force returned to base.

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