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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maple Leaf Landing
The Canadian Command staff celebrated a victory over the Brown Trousers after the take over of several blocks in the T.zeina area, work will be done in fortifying there new holdings and removing these "Long Knives" from the premises, before pressing deeper into the neighborhood. this might be Canada's finest hour.

Back home the Canadian Goverment after hearing of this sucess has sent a letter to Maple leaf landing asking them to send people home due to the numbers being a little too excessive for such a operation

The total number of Canadians in Mauritania now after the reduction is

45,000 infantry
300 vehicles
100 aircraft
And 10 warships.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The city, T.Zeina area.
The K-nuks (I can not write Canadian) still hold their new part of the city.

Mech, just to clarify my last post. At 04.15 the Night of the long knives is a counter attack by the Brown Trousers on your battle weary troops in the small couple of blocks you have spent the evening/night fighting over. Your first wave guys have been up for well over 36 hours and feel like crap.

At 04.15 five hundred fresh BTís creep up out from the tunnel systems.
They are not professionals like the K-nuks but they are all well motivated and you are in the their houses going through their stuff, wife's underwear, stamp collections etc. They are mad at the K-nuks.
Some have AKís, some pistols, some machetes others hammers.
Of the ones with AKís most could not hit the correct end of a rifle range but at 3-5 meters they will normally connect. Grenades and RPG are used by the better trained. Any armour in the streets is attacked from the soft spots.

You must admit that the attack comes as a bit of a surprise for the K-nuks. It is not from the general front but from the back, the sides and in between them (well people do start to shoot at you from the front too just for good measure).
They are just among you.
The K-nuk do have the advantage in sheer numbers and could keep feeding in extra units.
These units must move in under 120mm mortar fire which opens up again.
So lets be generous and say you can halt the counter attack after losing 300 each side.
You still basically hold the ground but now you have to go back and clear every home and room again just to be on the safe side.
Needless to say the command and control of this retake is difficult. Is that the BTís in the next room causing a ruckus or is it SGT beaver from C company†? They sound the same.
By morning there may have been a few blue on blue in the last couple of hours. That is on top of the retaking casualties. Say another 200 each.
So you have wiped out the first BT counter attack, well done.
Just a bit of sniping from down the road but you are making progress.
All that aside the K-nuk keep pressing onward and by 09.47 with the extra units moving in they can safely say the blocks are clear and under control.

Then there are the tunnels.
(Give me a moment I need to write this one down).

Then there are the tunnels.

(K-nuk SGT) Looks down at the small hole in floor. "Right Smith, get down there and sort them out".
(Pte Smith) "Doh" slowly climbs down the poorly made ladder that's on the side.
BANG.
(K-nuk SGT) "Jenkins, go see what happened to Smith."
(Pte Jenkins) "What about a grenade first SGT?"
(K-nuk SGT) "OK but we are down to the last three after last night". Pulls pin "Fire in the hole" muffled BUMPH.
(Pte Jenkins) Quickly climbs down. Ten seconds later BANG.
(K-nuk SGT) "Jenkins?"........... nothing... "Right we need to know which way the tunnel goes so we can fire back. Truedom, get down there , see whats going on".
(Pte Truedom) " I can't SGT it;s my balance, I have a medical chit" pulls paper note from pocket. "See it says no heights or ladders."
(K-nuk SGT) Grabs it from the Pte "Signed by the the Doc, mmmm Major, OK that is legit" looks around "Miller jump down to the floor of the tunnel, tell us which way it heads.
(Pte Miller) "Why does Truedom always get out of it?" mummbles to self. Jumps down hole.
"I made it SGT, I made it the tunnel runs North from here, I can see a" BANG.
(K-nuk SGT) "Mmmm North, OK Johnson' looks around "Where did Johnson go?"
(Cpl Tooling) "Said he had to go out sidefor a jimmy SGT".

Two hours later the Sergeant is found in the street and gets a mention in dispatches. Cpl Tooling calls HQ we are going to need some engineers here, ones with special training or something.
All the survivors like Cpl Tooling and are sworn to secrecy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T.zeina Canadian block
The first wave has been ordered to halt the advance and rest for awhile, while reinforcements arrive to clear out the houses one by one of any BT forces, lobbing Frag or HE Grenades through windows to flush them out, while engineers seal up the hidden tunnels with explosives to prevent another surprise attack by the militants, the Command staff of the forces arrive in a M557 to the safest part of the block to establish there forward base of operations.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have combat guys with a GD DOCTOR'S NOTE... OMG! Go HOME! Come back when you have a real ARMY instead of a collection of wusses who move around in an urban combat areas in a COMMAND POST VEHICLE! READ A BOOK, for Pete's SAKE! Where in hell did Canada get SEVEN DIVISIONS to send to pick on a tiny little country? And why?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The maximum effective range of an excuse is ZERO, regardless of your location, and a commander is responsible for everything his unit does or fails to do. You SENT'EM there. That makes you responsible. They weren't ready. You are responsible for that, too.

This is a hard business. No doctor's notes, yellow stress cards, or excuses. Live or die, Bub. Do as you are told.

Course of action One: Withdraw to Canada. Organize and train your army. Determine your national interest and derive from it your national strategy. Determine how to carry out your national strategy through a combination of diplomacy and military action. Employ your units within their capabilities AND LIMITATIONS! Military action SHOULD be a LAST RESORT! Those soldiers are YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS, not chess pieces.

There are no reasonable alternative courses of action.

Dabble in small unit action until you figure things out. We all had to start at the bottom, too.

Read Utility of Force, by Gen Rupert Smith. Read Mounted Combat in Vietnam by Gen. Donn Starry. Read a couple books about combat in Iraq. Get a feel for what goes on on the ground from those who have been there. Read about how combat in the open is different from that in urban areas. Ever heard of Sun Tzu? Indirect approach?

Start small. Most of us agreed we had to actually OWN the GHQ units we employ in our imagi-nation actions, SPECIFICALLY to keep things reasonable.

Or don't...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. You said you had 95,000 troops in, which is about 7 divisions. Read "The Guns at Last Light," by Rick Atkinson. Find out what it took to get FIVE divisions ashore on D-Day.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's 45,000 Canadian troops In Mauritania now, the rest where sent home under the orders of the Canadian Government since the taking of parts of the T.zeina area from the Brown Trousers, there are plans in the works once the troops are well rested will resume the offensive aginest these darn militants, our next objective is to locate and destroy the Brown trousers Worshops that are building there homemade rocket launchers to cut them off from there source of artillery and to track down the local Radio station BT is using to coordenating there offensives and put them off air. once the mission in Mauritania is done we will return to Canada.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So said the United States in Vietnam and Iraq. Turned out it wasn't so simple.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mech, Don't listen to anyone, I think you have broken the will of the Brown Trousers to fight.
They are falling back another two blocks and a lot of the mob has had to move in with their in-laws in the Ksar area (since their own homes got a make over).

The main thing is to learn a little bit each time. Like the M577.

" the Command staff of the forces arrive in a M557 to the safest part of the block to establish there forward base of operations."

It is only as safe as you make it.
When you close off the entrances to the tunnels you do not know what else is down there and how there are connected. There may be that Katyusha workshops you are looking for.
To be safe in the urban area you need to think in 3D as you move. You want the airspace, the buildings and what they may be sitting on top of.


From the last page.



Notice the 3 x AML and the Type 69-11 MBT at the top underground (I left one AML out so it can be seen in the covered photo too), poor photo but it is there so I'm going to use them.
Their mission is to take out your forward base of operations and as many key people as they can. Last M577 I promise I won't take another one.
Loaded and ready to go the crews and 25 Martyrs of the brown corduroy trousers drive up the ramp, smash out of the hide in a race around the city block, The tank at the front of the charge.
The main gun is fired to remove anything in the way of them getting to the objective, The M577.

They make it to the safest area you had and come head long onto the CP.

LETS ROLL A DICE........

Toronto Raptors win the BT's have at her.
The other guys win you pull one out of the bag and are safe.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danm't I thought I got those Tunnels sealed, get some AT Weapons to guard the M557, bring in the Leopard 2 tanks up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One day, 95,000 troops. Next day, 45,000 troops. Just beamed 50,000 troops home, didja? "Convenience" isn't a combat multiplier.

The possessive is "their," as In "THEIR M577." Not "there M577. "

I am going back to my book and waiting for the new list.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No those 50,000 soldiers have boarded a large cruise ship that the RCN Drafted from Halifax to bring the soliders home.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gunner of the Type 69 fires......just as the tank is rammed on the rear left by one of the rushing Leopards.
Just enough, the round fly's by the M577 by inches. The ensuing melee is bloody and close but the element of surprise has been lost (only just). One AML makes it out down a smaller alley.

You got lucky Mech, that is how it happens sometimes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T.zeina Canadian zone
(M557 driver): (shell fly's by) "Jezz that was close"
The Canadian army in the forward base cheered as they thwarted a Brown Trousers attack on a M557, one the base has been heavily fortified, they will push forward into the T.zeina to secure the whole area, then afterwards is on to the Ksar area to drive the BT off once and for all.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As the K-nuk Army in their forward base come out to cheer and celebrate the victory over the BT attack, the commanders do a little jig. More of the officers join in. Progress at last.
The dancing is interrupted by a faint buzz that is hard to place.
One of them looks up. Over the building from the North just 20 meters off the ground. Right over the crowd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUTFgdgxkdo

Round 2 begins.
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