Remember all those British helicopters landing near Kakstadt Ost? This is what happened next. Being quite a small engagement I set it op on an 8x5 foot table at Sheffield Wargames Society last Wednesday.
Sharp eyed readers will note that the Party HQ seen in this post has been reduced to rubble. The building is the property of Bertrand and languishes in his Norfolk bunker so some quick thinking was called for. I think I got away with it though.
(This photo by Pete Scholey - others by me)
The paras - a full battalion thereof, less a few in-flight casualties - were to take and hold Kakstadt Ost in order to protect the flank of NATO troops breaking through the border defences.
What the Brits didn't know was that in the woods near their LZ were elements of a DDR Motor Rifle Regiment. A full tank battalion, plus companies of HQ, infantry, engineers, AA and AT. The elements of the DRR MRR clanked on in random order (each stand needing a 6 on turn 2, then a 5,6 on turn 3 etc).
The Commies were to deny the village to the enemy and retain a force capable of counterattacking NATO follow-on mechanised forces.
...while their comrades in the north have been joined by the local Stasi officer.
Some urgent radio requests resulted in the appearance of....
More coming soon!