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« Reply #45 on: 23 October 2018, 12:39:29 PM »

What he said!

Stunned of the Midlands

Same here

If the said time machine really exists can I borrow it, I never have enough time

Nice looking table

Take care

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« Reply #46 on: 23 October 2018, 04:52:33 PM »

Thanks everyone, but sorry, no time machine to lend out. Even with it Iím too busy to lend it.  Especially to you heathens, Iíd never get it back!

I hope you enjoyed the fight, it was one of the most enjoyable games Iíve ever played.

V/R,
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« Reply #47 on: 05 July 2019, 06:24:51 PM »

All,

Current situation: It's 0100 on 4 August 1990 in South Leon and Captain "Ryder" Stelosavo's Task Force 23 has teamed up with TF Dusty to handle a problem: following its invasion of South Leon, the Communist Army from Federation Socialiste Nationale de Leon (FSNL) quickly established an air defense umbrella to protect its penetration, and it's wreaking havoc on the Cuban and South Leonian Air Forces.


The Cuban Special Forces troopers swiftly move out, leaving the OP (bottom center), with Ryder and Robo moving left (top left, at the Receiving Building) and Marshall and Dinger moving right (center right, at the Barracks).


Robo fighting off some guard dogs.  How many times do you get to see fighting off guard dogs? Wink


Okay, time to go.  Dinger (bottom left) getting ready to take on the enemy defensive emplacement (top right).


And showing off my Khurasan 15mm operators.  To see how the fight went, please check the blog at:
https://cubalibrewargame.blogspot.com/2019/07/operation-chunky-bandit-16.html

So here's what happened:

-As Ryder and Robo moved into the HQ Building, a group of enemy soldiers, including their Commanding General and Tragg, attempted to escape out the east end, but Dinger and Marshall took them down, capturing the General and recovering Tragg, the Cuban Intelligence Officer.

-Ryder and Robo cleared the HQ Building, encountering only light resistance in the house.  They found a treasure trove of intelligence in documents, maps, and computers, and found a large suite of communications gear in the basement of the HQ Building.

-Tragg reported that the comm gear in the basement was the command control node for the Communist air defense network in South Leon.  Ryder immediately called this in to HQ, which immediately dispatched a platoon of combat engineers who helo'ed in and blew the HQ Building and comm gear to Kingdom Come.

So, in the overall scheme of things, the next phase in ground operations is the breakout by Task Forces Razor and Redleg, the troops that were already in country when FSNL invaded from the north.  The invasion saw them cut off and isolated from all support; following Cuba's responding invasion, the two Task Forces are now going to fight west through the Communists to link up with the Cuban reinforcements, coming from the Atlantic coast in the west.  Which should be much easier now as close air support will be much more effective due to knocking out the enemy's integrated air defense network!

And speaking of air support, that's where we're going next, to the air.  I'm actually going to work back in time just a bit; the idea is that Cuba had stationed a squadron of F-4 Phantoms in South Leon prior to the invasion, but they hadn't had much to do until the Communist invasion.  But when the Commies invaded South Leon, they put on an all-out aerial blitz, beginning with a classic fighter sweep, followed by a massive bombing campaign in South Leon.  So the lone F-4 squadron has to fight and try to hold on through the initial onslaught, then reinforcements arrive several days later when Cuba executes its counter-invasion.  Once again we'll see a clash of fighters, and then the Cuban Air Force will begin its bombing campaign (which initially goes poorly due to the enemy's very capable air defenses, and then get better after Ryder and his boys do their thing) to help TF Razor and Red Leg breakout, and then see the combined Cuban ground forces take back South Leon.

So, that's what's coming up, stay tuned!

V/R,
Jack
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« Reply #48 on: 05 July 2019, 07:46:06 PM »

Shouldn't the dogs be named after Paw Patrol, not the soldiers?

Great report Jack
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« Reply #49 on: 05 July 2019, 10:51:03 PM »

Thanks, Will, but hey, watch yourself with the pups! Wink

V/R,
Jack
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« Reply #50 on: 08 July 2019, 09:12:14 PM »

All,

It's 0615 on 24 July 1990 in the country of South Leon.  We are with the Cuban Air Force's 301st Tactical Fighter Squadron, deployed to South Leon several months ago.  So far there hasn't been much to do, just some routine Combat Air Patrol (CAP) and close air support missions every now and again for the grunts, but no air-to air engagements to date.  The squadron, also known as "The Flying Boxcars," is led by Major "Viper" Culero, a former US Navy fighter pilot that earned himself four kills and the Estrella de Bronce (Bronze Star with 'V') during the Cuban War of Liberation.  He normally keeps a two-ship CAP up, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but this morning, starting about 0400, there's been a lot of chatter about some major stuff going down up north, so he bumped the CAP up to four aircraft, just in case.

What the good Major doesn't yet know is that the Communist Army from Federation Socialiste Nationale de Leon (FSNL), South Leon's malignant neighbor to the north, has launched an all out invasion of South Leon, and they are rapidly rolling towards that nations capital.  Accompanying them will be an all out blitz by FSNL's Air Force, and the Flying Boxcars are about to be involved in some of the most intense aerial action since WWII.

To kick off their offensive, the FSNL Air Force has put 6 x MiG-21s in the air on a classic fighter sweep, looking to clear the skies for follow on strike aircraft, while the Cubans have four F-4 Phantoms up on CAP.


Four F-4 Phantoms rising to meet...


Six MiG-21s.


Silver 03 pulls an Immelman, reversing course and putting himself in good shape to get on Boxcar 12's tail (left).


Boxcar 12 runs straight in, head to head with Green 03.  Both pilots fire, and Boxcar 12 gets his second kill of the day!  To see how the fight went, please check the blog at:
https://cubalibrewargame.blogspot.com/2019/07/operation-chunky-bandit-17-air.html?m=1

I played a total of three fights on Saturday morning, working on the batreps, stay tuned.

V/R,
Jack
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« Reply #51 on: 08 July 2019, 09:26:22 PM »

You have been busy!
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« Reply #52 on: 08 July 2019, 10:31:57 PM »

Love those little aircraft, so cool Smiley
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« Reply #53 on: 09 July 2019, 03:40:58 AM »

Lemmey- Yes, Sir, and it feels great to be back.  My wife does not agree...

TP- I really love them, sold off all my 1/600 stuff.

I canít believe I didnít think of using the pipe cleaners to show movement before!  It should make the report a lot more clear to read.

V/R,
Jack
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« Reply #54 on: 09 July 2019, 07:12:08 AM »

Nice one, Jack !

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #55 on: 09 July 2019, 12:51:50 PM »

Great stuff as always Jack Smiley
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« Reply #56 on: 09 July 2019, 02:20:50 PM »

Thanks Phil and Steve, I appreciate it!

Next batrep is almost finished, will post tomorrow or Thursday.

V/R,
Jack
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« Reply #57 on: 09 July 2019, 03:06:32 PM »

Yeah, the 1/600th does seem redundant - the "chibi" style and paint job means even those "sort of 1/1250th" 3d prints are identifiable, and playable!

Surgery has recovered, then Smiley
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« Reply #58 on: 09 July 2019, 03:16:07 PM »

Yeah, itís funny, now 1/600 seems huge! Wink
These little ones look great and fit great onto my little blue board, which Iím much happier with then I ever was with any of my blue mats (or even the board game hex map, though that was kinda cool).

Yeah, Iím past the surgery, okay so long as I donít stay in one position too long.

V/R,
Jack
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« Reply #59 on: 09 July 2019, 04:53:09 PM »

Just like the air combat, stay in one position too long and you'e easy meat Cheesy
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