Saturday, 11 August 2018

Operation Gallic Grope - part 2

Just a reminder that the Little Cold Wars book is available to order on the History of Wargaming Project website and from Amazon.
 As we return to the skies above Kakstadt Ost NATO air is again in action - this time in the shape of Luftwaffe F-4s and Tornados.
The Tornado suffered a near miss from a 'telegraph pole' SAM and the crew flew swiftly home for a change of underwear.  Meanwhile the Phantom made it's bombing run...
 ...and scored direct hits on the SAM site.  Hurrah!
 A stray bomb hit the collective farm.  I don't think that bit will appear in the official history...
  The Motor Rifle troopers in the woods started to loose off Saggers...
 ...but the French rolled relentlessly on.
The skies were still busy, with NATO mostly having air superiority.  Here a pair of F-104 takes on an L-39 with Mig-21 escort.
 By now I was heartily sick of the overly effective L-39 - by now known to all as 'Czecko Charlie'...
 ...but his luck had run out and he perished in a hail of Sidewinders and cannon fire.
 As a bonus, the Luftwaffe Lawn Dart even survived the victory roll without crashing!

14 comments:

irishserb said...

Man, I absolutely love this, thanks for sharing it.

Chris said...

Great report!

Tim Gow said...

irishserb
It's the sort of game which produces a feeling of great well-being!

Tim Gow said...

Chris
Thanks - glad you are enjoying it.

Pete. said...

Superb Tim- nice to see the Starfighter beating the odds.

Cheers,

Pete.

Tim Gow said...

Pete
I have several Luftwaffe Starfighters - and I think they’ve all now seen action over Kakstadt Ost.

MIN ManofTin said...

Unusual Operation name! Found this online whilst

looking for Native American tribal names for 54mm Britain's Cowboy and Indian skirmish troops https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/military-operation-names.php

Don M said...

the intensity is stepping up!

Tim Gow said...

ManofTin
Bertrand and I do enjoy thinking up slightly rude names for ops. But in general they’re no more outlandish than the real ones!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
The commies were definitely worried that the French didn’t even slow down!

Vauban and Shandy - Flanders garden wargames said...

BEWARE - FAKE NEWS AND IMPERIALIST PROPAGANDA! Czech Air Commissar, Brno Air Station

Tim Gow said...

Vauban & Shandy
Czecko Charlie was long overdue for some NATO justice.

Vauban and Shandy - Flanders garden wargames said...

Well may the Imperialist enemies of the proletariat tremble at the thought of the Aero 159.

Tim Gow said...

Vauban & Shandy
Tremble? Only with laughter.