Weekly Combat Summary, January 19th, 2023 subject logo: MILGAM
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from January 13th, 2023, to January 19th, 2023 Inclusive.

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The tempo of combat operations continued at an accelerated pace.

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

1) A task force element from 1st Bn, Chernarus 10th Tank Brigade launched a nocturnal offensive with the goal of capturing three towns, Rassau, Molbath and Klein Macau in Rosche.

At Rassau, the task force lined up in a broad front from the south and advanced against enemy forces in town. Enemy rifle fire was very intense, and there were heavy losses.

Task force commander found that the enemy had deployed an AA gun battery, which did severe damage to several vehicles, including gunships.

After Rassau was cleared, the task force marched on Molbath from the west, but was stopped after a lengthy gunfight with both Wagner operators and Russian speaking militia.

Commander called off the offensive and returned to base.

Losses were heavy. Tank 1 was destroyed. Air Support 1 and Air support 2 were both shot down. 2nd squad's BTR was destroyed, as was AA1 AA gun truck.

Command squad was wiped out, and despite reinforcements, 2nd squad was cut down to four.

2) The next day another offensive was launched with the same objectives in Rosche. Participating was another battle group from 1st Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade.

The tactical commander attacked Rassau with the same plan as the day before, only without gunship support. The rifle fire was not as intense, so command squad made good headway.

Once in town, the situation changed. It later become apparent that defending militia has agglomerated on the west side of town as command squad swept the east side.

A BMP-2, under nearly constant attack from one of the Su-25 aircraft, stopped and damaged Tank 3, and eventually destroyed Tank 2 before it itself was destroyed.

The commander destroyed the three supply trucks and eliminated the two command operatives, seizing intelligence material from them. Tank 3 was repaired. The offensive continued.

Even though it was announced that Molbath had been clear, command squad and 2nd squad continued to deal with counterattacks from enemy infantry, eventually clearing the threat. Tank 2 was disabled.

With two tanks disabled or destroyed, and both repair trucks destroyed, commander continued his attack into Klein Macau, the final objective. Command and 2nd squads both attacked northwards eventually clearing the town.

Casualties were heavy. Command squad lost seven while 2nd squad lost four. One tank and one BRDM were destroyed, and one tank was disabled.

Field counts of enemy losses included three BMPs, and two technicals and one MI-8 gunship.

3) On Sunday, elements of 2nd Bn, Chernarus 33rd Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade were ordered to attack and clear three enemy held locations in Cham.

The tactical plan for taking Rannersdorf, the first town, was for the task force's tanks to lead from the southeast, as command squad dismounted and attacked through a forest belt.

The tanks engaged and destroyed two armored vehicles, but one tank suffered a total crew hit. The task force, passing through the town, defended against enemy counterattacks as it massed for the second attack on Albernhof.

During the attack on Albernhof, commander was informed that both ground interdiction aircraft had been shot down, and both pilots survived and bailed out.

The task force attacked and cleared the last objective, Hirschhof, with commander seizing intelligence matter from one of the deceased criminal command operatives.

Both pilots were evacuated to the forward zone by two scout cars, as the last operation.

Casualties were moderate. Command squad and 2nd squad each lost four. Six armored crew were killed in action. Field counts of enemy losses included three T-55, three BMPs and one BRDM scout car.

4) On Tuesday, 2nd Bn, Chernarus 24th Separate Light Mountain Rifle Brigade ordered a task force to be sent to Borek in Livonia. Battalion recon staff learned that the area had been taken over by a separatist force.

On the march to Borek, 2nd squad ran into a separatist patrol, which it engaged in a brief but intense firefight. The enemy patrol was run off, and the march continued.

The original tactical plan was for 2nd and 3rd squads to attack north along the western road, supported by Tank 2. Command squad and Tank 1 were to attack north along the eastern road.

3rd Squad failed to make its starting point before local enemy patrols discovered friendly forces. The attack commenced immediately thereafter. In the attack, an advancing BRDM scout car was destroyed by an enemy recoilless rifle.

Command squad made good headway in its assault, reaching the first crossroads on the eastern side, eliminating local militia gunners and an enemy technical mounting a recoilless rifle.

Commander assaulted the location of the two enemy criminal command operatives, eliminating both, and seizing intelligence materials on their persons.

In the called retreat, 2nd squad ran into no fewer than three heavy machine gun technicals, which cut the squad down by five. A counterattack by Tank 2 sprung 2nd squad loose to continue their retreat.

The rally point at Lembork was attacked by a pair of enemy vehicles. 3rd squad, which had failed to appear in the original attack, fought off the two vehicles, with the help oi Tank 1 and Tank 2.

Casualties were high. 2nd squad lost seven, while 3rd squad lost three. One BRDM scout car was destroyed.

5) A task force from Chernarus 4th Separate Air Assault Battalion parachuted into Malden with orders to attack and clear the town of La Trinitie.

Separatist troops entered the town only days before, bringing with them vehicles, and detaining three locals. The locals were a husband and wife team of aid workers, plus one other.

The tactical plan was for 2nd and 3rd squads, along with the weapon squad to attack into town from the southeast, while command squad attacked from the southeast.

However, command broke down, and only command squad made its attack, with the other three squad refusing to attack. Command squad became swamped with counterattacking enemy. Losses began to mount.

After the task force commander was eliminated, 2nd squad commander took command, leading his squad in to try to spring a pinned down command squad. Both squads became pinned down as enemy attacking vehicles cut down both squads.

When commander was killed, 3rd squad commander took over and called a retreat.

Losses were catastrophic with command squad and and 2nd squad wiped out, and weapons squad cut down to three total.

Intelligence materials gathered by the task force commander were lost. 6) The following day, on Thursday, another task force dropped in to Malden with new orders to recapture the town of Sainte Louis, just two kilometers north of La Trinitie.

This new operation was similar to the previous day's operation, except that while command squad was maneuvering to attack from the southeast, weapons squad and 2nd squad exchanged gunfire with enemy patrols in town.

Command squad began its attack along with main north-south road. Command squad quickly reached the southern edge of town. As clearing operations began, 2nd squad ran into a heavy weapons technical.

Enemy reinforcements began to pour into town as clearing operations continued. Both of the criminal command operatives were reported eliminated, but command could only find the leader.

Except for 2nd squad losses were light, even with enemy vehicles coming into town. Commander found and seized some documents left in a dead drop. Command squad held a position in the southern edge of town as the remaining two squads retreated.

When withdraw orders came down, command squad became pinned down by rifle troops on the north and east, and a T-34/85 tank on the south. Command squad eventually managed to withdraw, but not without losses.

Casualties were catastrophic with 2nd squad being wiped out and weapons squad cut down to three. Command squad was cut down to three.

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