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An Attack of Desperation - Falklands

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An Attack of Desperation

By Jeff Conner
Argentina 0 - 0 - 6 UK
Rating: 3 (3)
Games Played: 6
SM: 4
Turns: 16
Type: Stock
First Side: Argentina
Second Side: UK
Company Level
Normal Daylight Conditions (Low Visibility)
Hypothetical Scenario
Play as Either Side or PBEM

The Gurkhas had pushed hard against the Airborne Brigade, but the majority of troops were waiting on the landing zones for their helicopter extraction. One of the first helicopters to take off was carrying a contingent of the Gendarme Special Forces unit to help hold the LZs until all of the paratroopers could be extracted. Enroute, the aircraft was buffeted by high winds and when the pilot lost visibility in a snow squall, it crashed with only a few survivors. The weather continued to deteriorate and only a few paratroopers were evacuated before the helicopters were grounded. With few other options, the Brigade Commander ordered his troops to try and break out on foot.

The Argentine plan was to move up the valley to the south of Chata Hill until they hit the track from San Carlos. Hopefully, they could push on towards Teal Inlet where they could be picked up by small boats. However, the British had moved much of their logistic effort to that very same area and it was heavily defended. A Company of the 2nd Airborne Regiment had tried to push the Marines off of Chata Hill without success. The 603rd Commando Company was able to seize one of the heights on the ridge to the south in a night assault. There was at least another platoon of Marines dug in on the next hill, however. Desperate to move his unit northeast to safety, the Brigade Commander ordered the commandos to push on, reinforced by elements of B Company attacking from the valley floor. As dawn broke, fast moving clouds rolled in and the land was blanked by rain and snow showers. The Argentines were thankful for the concealment as they climbed over the rock runs and peat and moved towards the last height blocking their escape.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
jomni's Profilejomni Totally Pro UK 9
Stejones82's ProfileStejones82 Totally Pro UK 5
TheBigRedOne's ProfileTheBigRedOne Totally Pro UK 6
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Argentina TheBigRedOne's Profile TheBigRedOne vs. kolc kolc's Profile UK Argentina Major Loss 4 32
UK tallin's Profile tallin vs. Paulinski Paulinski's Profile Argentina UK Major Victory 32 4
UK Stejones82's Profile Stejones82 vs. Laza Laza's Profile Argentina UK Major Victory 32 4
UK jomni's Profile jomni vs. Rabbit Rabbit's Profile Argentina UK Major Victory 32 4
UK Paulinski's Profile Paulinski vs. tallin tallin's Profile Argentina UK Major Victory 32 4
Master Sergeant
Stejones82 Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:12 pm
Very tough go for the Argentine player
TheBigRedOne Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:58 pm
Stejones82Very tough go for the Argentine player

Understatement of the year!
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