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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The City.
The UIN convoy will attempt to run the gauntlet back to the port area this afternoon. Many diplomats and foreign nationals have attached themselves to the wagon train to escape the city, The Canadians should expect 7-800 minimum.

YB is sending a large ferry down the coast, it should arrive late this evening. It will require access to the deep port for loading but can take a few thousand at a time out of the area.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mauritania
From the shore the ferry is spotted by some men, cell phone calls made. 3 miles further south some men are moving quickly, cussing and kicking some a few dozen men to move, to get in the truck, to hook up the towed 122mm howitzers. Only two are hooked up and 3 trucks drive to the shoreline. Setting up as the ferry is in sight a bit to the north of their position.
The commander, Major Smuts, is looking for his ranging device, unable to find it. "HE, load, HE, load, ready", elevate gun A, aim just in front of the bow. gun 2, watch and pay attention. Gun 1 fire!!!"...... splashes short of the ferry, which is now due west of the 2 gun section,
"Aim for 7 Km Gun B elevate, FIRE!!" splash just to the stern, possibly short.
:Gun 1, elevate lead the ferry. It is turning out to deeper water increasing distance to shore. Fire". Splash to the bow as it was turning.
Ferry Capt, "YB HQ, the Ferry, Yer Bouti Ferry IV more, we are being fired on from shore. The shots are getting closer, Help!!!! Help us!! Guns are firing on us..." Splash to port bow.
"Can we get any more speed than 15 knots?" "Capt, we are at 17 knots."
"10 km from shore and estimate, 12 km from the guns." reported navigator.
"Both guns, HE, aim.... raise the barrels, fire!" one splash to port and HE explosion on starboard superstucture above the main deck, killing 2 crewmen and wounding 4 more. Smoke coming out of the starboard utility closet.
........
15 km from the battery. as some shots splash to port and stern of the ferry for the next 4 minutes.
Operations officer reporting to Capt, "Capt, leak in hull, starboard side near the stern, pumps are on. As of now, we are able to control the water level . I do recommend we head south since we are twice as far out from shore as when we started."
Capt, "make it so helm, head south, keep us 13 km from shore until we get to Nouakchott Harbor. Communication, let them know we have been hit, damaged, several killed and others wounded. Keep me informed of any changes, I'm taking radio down to evaluate the damage and causalities."
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ferry North of Nouakchott.
The Captain returns to the bridge" We are good for now , heading 310 best speed. get us away from the coast."
The onboard Army medical teams tend to the wounded. A call to YB is put out for a Casevac for two as soon as in range.

The Captain is joined by three men on the wing of the bridge, all are in civilian clothes.
"I'm not putting this great white whale in to that port, we will never sail out again, the whole city is within range of the only pier there."
"Very well captain, the UIN will have to wait, get yourself and the ship back to YB waters. My friends and I will make other arrangements. That coast is by Sabkha is it not?"
"Yes I think it is"
"MLF Country".
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Port of Nouakchott (Maple Leaf Landing)
(Canadian Army officer on loud speaker): "UIN staff there is a delay with the Yer Bouti Ferry's arrival as it has been hit by rebel artillery, however RCN supply ships is heading to this port soon once they unload there cargo you will board these ships and sail back home please remain calm we will have everything under control but we would like to ask you to not interfere with our mission here, thank you".
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ferry North of Nouakchott.
At first light the ferry heading North comes to a stop 20 miles off the coast.
A YB Chinook comes in to a hover over the rear deck. Two causalities are carefully winched up.
At the same time two small inflatables leave the port side with five people in each.
The men quickly join the waiting Conqueror Class Submarine that has surfaced.

The Chinook departs North heading to the main YB city hospital.
The crew on the sub stow the inflatables, the men are welcomed and go below deck.
The ferry picks up speed and continues to limp back to Yer Bouti waters.
The sub dives.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first RCN transport MV Yellowhead Trail along with her escort of 2 Halifax Class Frigates has arrived in Nouakchott port to unload the first round of supplies including more troops and new Sherman Badger Flamethrower tanks, the Canadian Army began to cordon off the loading area until the ship finished unloading then the MV Yellowhead Trail will began bringing the UIN staff and other nationals onboard for the trip to Yer Bouti.

The Supercarrier HMCS Canada has also arrived on scene to start air to ground operations aginest AL-Kabab and rebel groups in the area.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mauritania
For day the Commonwealth has been routing Merkava 1, and Merkava IV along with Centurion APC and Namer. The Ratels are effective in their ability to fire to eliminate a risk of infantry, but after their initial shot, The Rooikat 35 are highly effective with the firepower, but against ATGM they do not hold up well. For 3 days Merkava 1 and Centurion APC have been coming from Tunisadom, arriving yesterday. Merkava IV and Namers from another base in Tunis, Tunisadom. Expected to arrive, then the truck transport for 250 miles. Support equipment, with parts, extra armor and the logistics needed are in the transport groups.
. There are 4 companies of UAV Unmanned armored vehicles, wheeled and tracked on the way to Nouakchott and 2 companies of drones to support the infantry and armor in urban areas for intel and targeting.
. The plan is since the Merkava 1 and Centurion APC are already being rolled off the tank haulers, to to start the heavy armor advance. Then as the heavier armored vehicles arrive the advance should be closer to or on the edge of Nouakchott for the terminal push if the assault is called for. The issue is there is not enough heavy armor for an assault if it is facing heavy resistance. Assaulting of urban areas is extremely difficult, takes sacrifice and lives and bodies. The hope is that most of the people are not active in any of the gangs in Nouakchott.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mauritania
Canadian army forces now reinforced began there march back into the city to deal with the rebel groups and AL-Kabab in the Arafat area where they suffered heavy losses couple of days ago, now with Sherman Badger Flamethrower tanks among there ranks it will make clearing the streets of these militants much easier.
Meanwhile at Maple Leaf Landing the MV Yellowhead trail has got there hands full dealing with the UIN Staff as they desperately board the freighter as the loading area became overcrowd the Canadian army personal are currently handling the influx of people.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nouakchott
Mortar rounds fired for 4 tubes, 3 rounds each from Arafat area into the harbor, hitting the MV Yellowhead twice, the large cargo buildings, the docks, and a bail bond office and 3 rounds in the harbor itself.
.. the guys then broke the mortars down and scurried away.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nouakchott
The MV Yellowhead Trail has been damaged by Mortar attacks from one of the groups in the Arafat area, the crew are shaken but the ship remains in the harbor until all the UIN staff are onboard so they can get out of the port, but outside its utter chaos as UIN staff and Canadian army personal scattered as they get away from the mortar blasts, though 70 people where killed when one of the mortar shells landed at the over crowded docks, the RCN cannot engage in counter battery operations as its risky due to civilian presence in the area, this kind of tactics and behavior of these terror groups has frustrated Canadian strategists since the failed mission in Venezuela, the Canadian Military is trying to find simple solutions to this problem fast if they are to succeed in this mission, though without the ROD's advice this might take awhile.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nouakchott.
After three days of heavy fighting in the Ksar area, the Brown Trousers made an advance of several blocks today.
The break out came after a morning of mortar and RPG fire had pounded the other groups in the area
Heavy use was made of ATGW's against snipers and hard points.
Then a surprise rush with an armoured bulldozer and T--55's broke into the center.





These shanty towns blocks need paint and detail. The Tan colour is a bit more sandy in normal light.

Gun trucks, RPG mobile, Stinger Sid and his mate on a bike etc.




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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nouakchott, Mauritania
As the first Battalions advanced, one on each side of Hwy 14, 3 companies of Merkava 1 and 1 of Centurion APC on the left flank, Task Force Larry, On the right flank, Task Force Sven, with 2 Companies of Merkava 1 and 2 companies of Centurion APCs advanced. As they approached the capital the two groups were coming across houses and clusters of homes. A few cases of small arms fire. Mostly white flags/sheets hanging from the roof or windows.
. A reporter was there taking pictures. He was identified, secured. Looking at his pictures, he had taken hundreds of photos of the equipment and soldiers even as he was by-passed. His camera was confiscated and destroyed with a rifle then thrown into a fire with all his memory cards. He was allowed to keep his two other lens in the bag, but not his battery pack.
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Getting closer to Nouakchott, a few ATGMs were fired, Milan ATGM were detected, laser guided. These were from the CoC base/arsenal just south of Nouakchott. AMX-30, AMX-10P, AMX-13 along with jeeps and other trucks and soft skin vehicles. Much of the fuel stores were burned as the support staff flew out in a couple of UH-1 Hueys a week ago. Eight ammo magazines were destroyed, which was confirmed. At least 4 if not 8 are intact, some containing 105mm ammo, 20mm, 76mm and 90mm ammo along with small arms ammo. The destruction of some of the Milan rounds and launchers are confirmed to not being destroyed. Some were in the magazines that were destroyed.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the MV Yellowhead has exited out of the port carrying all the UIN staff and any escaping civilians and its bound to Yer bouti, Maple Leaf Landing has since closed its gates to protect it from the gangs that are in the city.

In Arafat the Canadian Army has engaged in a firefight with a large group of Spindizzys in the northern parts of the area, they brought along there stolen heavy armor in the form of 2 T55s, and one ex CofC Merkava 1 tank, the Merkava blasted a Leopard 2 right in the turret blowing it off completely while the Spindizzys heavy weapons mowed down the infantry who are ducking to cover, but the Canadians returned fire, the Sherman Badgers flame throwers showered the Spindizzys group in the flammable material as they run away to avoid the flames burning most of them, one of the T55s got turned into a raging fireball which cooked off the ammo stored in it and exploding to pieces, the firefight last more then 1 hour before the Spindizzys retreated, the Canadians have gained some ground in Arafat, and will establish a military checkpoint there.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atlantic Ocean,
MV Yellowhead a mile out heading west at speed. A battery of 122mm and 130/152mm howitzers opened fire. 4 rounds of 122mm hit or air burst the MV Yellowhead and 3 rounds from the larger guns hit. Total of 93 rounds were fired from the two batteries, one north of the port and 130/152mm battery south of the port. Able to fire for about 7 minutes total, the 130mm guns were able to fire for another 2 minutes til the ship was out of range. There was smoke rising from a few places after seeing explosions on the ship. The phalanx gun systems where both firing hitting a total of 6 incoming rounds, which saved the ship from more hits, which could have been devastating. The ship is also taking on water.
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Reports have circulated among the battlegroups east of Nouakchott that a few companies of Pumas (German manufactured AIFV) have arrived. They were sent with the heavy armor package. It is assumed that the armor, the 30mm main gun and being able to carry an infantry squad are the reasons for adding these type of units to the assault mix.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Northern battery of 122mm guns is watched by an old man selling figs from the back of his a**....donkey.
As they run out of range of the MV Yellowhead the three D30's are quickly limbered up and are driven 5 km inland.
The progress to the separate hiding spots is confirmed by eyes on the ground. The cell phone call up the chain of command stating ammo used and request for a better range finder is recorded.
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