Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, June 9th, 2023 subject logo: MILGAM
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from June 2nd, 2023, to June 8th 2023 Inclusive.

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The tempo of combat operations continued at a steady pace.

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

1) Elements of 2nd Bn, Chernarus 20th Separate Mechanized Cavalry Regiment launched a multi directional defensive combat operation in Zagorsk, with orders to prevent separatist forces from taking over the region.

The first mission was to occupy the town of Raduzhne, where the task force established a solid defensive line running east to west. Enemy forces attacked the line, mainly hitting the west and east deployments.

Commander retreated from the town, then redeployed to the town of Penkino. Enemy mobile forces hit the west side of the deployment, as well as light forces on the east side. Commander and the task force second in command were killed.

In Ogloblino, attacked slacked off considerably, but they were intense as the enemy tried to breakthrough the defenses there.

Casualties were heavy. Command squad lost five, while second squad lost two. Three T-55s, and one T-72 were destroyed.

Field counts of enemy losses included five BTR-80As, five T-55s, and one each: BRDM, BMP-2, T-34, technical, and MI-8 gunship.

2) OP2306-2-3 Parts of 3rd Bn, Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade launched an attack on an enemy held position in Hodingen in Werferlingen.

The tactical plan for the attack included maneuvering the BTR rifles into a broad front, attacking from southeast to northwest. Tank 1 remained on the near side of the river, while Tank 2 supported the advance of 2nd Squad.

The town was cleared quickly. Command located an enemy criminal command operative, and eliminated him, stripping him of intelligence materials. The task force was unable to find his female minder.

When the order to retreat came down, Scout 1, the BRDM became stuck necessitating action by the task force commander to unstick the vehicle.

3rd Squad became pinned in town, as command squad and 2nd squad were leaving. At that moment command squad was the only rifle squad with an intact BTR.

2nd Squad rendezvoused with Tank 1 for the retreat back to the rally point. As Tank 2 was preparing to leave, it was destroyed by what was at first identified as a T-55. It later was identified as a T-72.

Commander ordered an artillery barrage on the position of the tank, but to no avail. Attempting to cross back across the river to get a better view, command squad's BTR was destroyed by the T-72.

Losses were catastrophic. 2nd squad was unable to retreat from town, while 2nd squad was reduced to six out of ten. All BTRs were destroyed, along with Tank 2.

Field counts of enemy losses included one BMP-2 and one light technical.

3) OP2306-2-5 A naval infantry amphibious task force from 1st Bn, Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade was alerted to the presence of a separatist force two kms west southwest of Mirskoye in Armavir.

The tactical plan for the attack was for command squad and 2nd Squad to land on a peninsula southwest of the enemy position, while 3rd Squad and 4th Squad landed on a peninsula to the southeast.

After ordering an artillery attack on a suspected position of enemy supply vehicles, the task force proceeded to march inland to the objective.

Command squad, leading the way, ran into two enemy patrols, including Russian special forces. Despite 2nd Squad arriving to help defend against those attacks, command squad attempted to fight through the intense rifle fire.

Meanwhile to the east, 3rd squad and 4th squad ran into a heavy machine gun technical, and were wiped out within a few minutes. The acting task force commander declared the mission outcome doubtful, and requested orders to retreat.

Losses were catastrophic with command squad cut down to six, including the task force commander, and 2nd squad cut down to eight.

Field counts of enemy losses included two light technicals.

4) OP2306-2-6 In Gabreta, a task force from 3rd Bn, 24th Separate Light Mountain Rifle Brigade marched on the airfield, with orders to stop an expected separatist attack.

On the march, the task force encountered an enemy foot patrol about two kilometers south of the objective. Attacks from 2nd squad and command squad drove the patrol away.

At the objective, command squad observed a pair of enemy scout cars. Commander launched an artillery strike on the position, eliminating one. Command squad closed and destroyed the other scout car.

Enemy attacks included attacks from Wagner operators, Russian naval infantry special forces, Russian speaking militia, and Spanish speaking militia. Many of those attacks were stopped with artillery fire.

Ultimately the position held. The task force was ordered to retreat back to Rockhausen. During the retreat, commander was killed trying to destroy an enemy technical.

Losses were high. Command squad lost two, while 2nd and 3rd squads lost six each. Relieving squad 1 lost five.

Field counts of enemy losses included three technicals, two BRDMs and one BMP.

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