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redleg
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mindanaodom - Continued from previous post

2nd Lieutenant Marx was shivering as he peered through his binoculars at the target beach. He wasn’t sure if he was cold from being soaked to the skin, or if it was nerves because this was his first exercise as an assault amphibian platoon leader. Sure, he had taken Amtracs out of the well deck before, but this time was pretty rough and sea water crashed over the bow of his vehicle, drenching him and his crew. For a split second he though that his AAV-7 would flounder and sink and he wasn’t entirely sure that his trousers were soaked with just sea water.

A couple hundred meters from the beach and the pyro started to go off to represent the shore bombardment from the fire markers. As they got nearer the simulated bombardment lifted and what little smoke the artillery simulators created quickly blew away. Through his binoculars, Lt Marx could see the fire marker walking across the beach, but nothing else.

Lt Marx looked to the west, toward a beach code named Testicle, where a scout sniper team was supposed to have landed hours ago to disrupt the CoC rear area. He hoped they made it.

As the Amtracs approached the beach they began to converge, trying to fit into a smaller than anticipated stretch of sand. The vehicles shuddered as their tracks bit into mud and the engines groaned as the big troop carriers pulled themselves up onto dry beach. They advanced and Lt Marx second guessed himself as to where to stop the vehicles. As he hesitated, his platoon sergeant called over the platoon radio net to halt and drop the ramps. 12 AAV-7A1s simultaneously halted and the Marines of E Company came pouring out of the back before the ramps even touched the sand.

The Marines all eyed the fire marker suspiciously as they double-timed up the beach toward the tree line. The first Marines were almost to the original CoC fighting position when a machine gun opened fire from the jungle, followed by rifle fire and grenade simulators. The MILES gear that several Marines were wearing began to alarm and the fire marker moved into the fray, pointing at the troops and designating some as dead and some as wounded. Wound cards revealed the type of injury.

The big .50 caliber machine guns on the Amtracs began to fire into the tree line in an attempt to suppress the CoC positions. After initially diving for cover, the company commander got to a knee and keyed the mic on his radio handset, transmitting over the company net, “Eagle Two this is Eagle Six, move to the east, get a coupe squads into the tree line and maneuver around their flank if you can!”

At the same time, the company executive officer was running forward on the other side of the beach on his radio, broadcasting on the battalion net, “Demon X-Ray, Demon X-Ray, this is Eagle Five, contact on Kidney Beach. MGs and small arms fire. Eagle is Charlie Mike. Out.”

The ROD Marines continued to press their attack moving into the tree line and forcing the CoC defenders to displace to secondary positions further inland.




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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Communications, medical, and other support units follow on the heels of the infantry and Amtracs.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CoC troops gave way slowly, making the ROD Marines fight for every inch of ground. The Marines tried to outflank them or to bypass strong points, but the CoC defenders moved by squad and fire team more quickly than the ROD could advance and the Marines could not break into the clear.

Eventually the Marines reached the only paved road in the area and they were able to move toward the objective town with better speed. Unfortunately for the ROD, they were delayed just long enough for the CoC reaction force (B Company) to reach the objective town at nearly the same time.

The battle raged for nearly 2 hours as both sides tried to out maneuver each other, fighting down streets and alley ways. They fought house to house and room to room. The casualties mounted until the referees declared that both sides had culminated and the battle was a draw.

The referees called ENDEX to end the exercise and the troops assembled at the town for an after action review. No major injuries were reported, just a few cuts and bruises. Good thing because the ROD ambulance that landed was carrying several coolers of Dog Piss Beer from the ROD. The CoC troops respond by producing a cargo trailer filled with ice and local beers San Miguel and Red Horse.

There will be more landings and joint operations over the next week or so, but for now the troops rest and drink.




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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Straits of Hormuz
The RCN vessels patrolling the area has reported no Iranian activity in the area so far, mostly just Civilian cargo ships and several small boats, but nothing threatening the warships, they have yet to see ether the ROD or US warships that are reported to be in the area.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

redleg,
Nice amphibious training exercise, always nice to see.
The ROD web page is looking very good with an ever increasing line up of units.
I will be keeping a close eye on the DIS and the location of current ops.
Karma-Naskis would like to start regular direct flights and improve trade.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Mick! I really enjoy a lot of the nerdy aspects of the hobby like unit crests and orders of battle. The Army is going to hold steady at 50 battalions for the time being, but I had a thought as I was updating the Army. Here is my Redleg Logic:

I organize my micro armor at 1:1 scale (14 tanks per company / 44 tanks per battalion). But this is a GHQ forum and GHQ Micro Armor rules are platoon scale (3 tanks per company / 9 tanks per battalion). So if I honor GHQ by organizing by platoon scale I can multiply the number of my units by 4! I could have 16 maneuver brigades in the ROD Army!

The ROD would definitely like to improve relations with the Karma-Naskis. Perhaps the ROD could establish an embassy in your country for a start, and maybe some joint training?


It is really quiet in the Persian Gulf area right now. An ROD battleship and sub will be departing the gulf in the next few days so you will see us pass through the Strait of Hormuz in a day or so. Carrier Battle Group 8 continues it's mission in the area.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The RCN fleet is already present in the Gulf, you should see some of the ships soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Joint" training?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ROD battleship Fenris passed through the Strait of Hormuz this morning, heading back into the Indian Ocean. The SSGN Wolverine was submerged when she passed the Canadian fleet, but the Fenris fired off a couple of 16" rounds as a salute.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This morning the ROD Marines loaded onto their ships and bid farewell to Mindanaodom. We would like to thank the CoC for their hospitality and the challenging training that they provided. Landing your Army troops on the beach behind our marines was an epic move and is sure to be talked about for many years to come!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Straits of Hormuz
Seeing that their is no activity from the Iranians for days, Admiral Hartly's RCN fleet is sailing back home to Esquimalt, their mission in the area is now over, and without a single incident of conflict..for now. The US and British navy ships are on their own now.

They will stop at Sidney Australia first to refuel the first before making the crossing back to Canada.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOOM BABY!

People in the ROD don't buy houses near military bases and then complain about the noise.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The RCN fleet has arrived in Sidney Australia to began refueling the warships for the journey back home tomorrow, Officers from Both Navies meet once again at the Canada house in Sidney to toast for a successful mission in Hormuz.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diplomatic Transmission
ROD, Karma, CHIdom Naval Command, Japan,
Acknowledge receipt of coded communication, on secure channels.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROD acknowledges receipt f coded message. All ROD military units remain in their original readiness posture.
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