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Armored Counterattack - Falklands

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Armored Counterattack

By Jeff Conner
UK 0 - 0 - 1 Argentina
Rating: 4.1 (1)
Games Played: 1
SM: 3
Turns: 12
Type: Stock
First Side: UK
Second Side: Argentina
Company Level - Hypothetical
Normal Night Conditions
Play as British or PBEM

When Major Bethell told his commanding officer that a daylight attack on Mount Tumbledown would not succeed, Lieutenant Colonel Scott eventually agreed. But in his new plan, he decided he needed a diversion to draw Argentine attention away from the night assault by the 2nd Scots Guards. Major Bethell, who had served in the SAS before being assigned to the Scots Guards, was put in charge of the diversion as a reward.

Bethell took command of an ad hoc platoon formed from Headquarters Company that included 4th Troop of the Blues and Royals as well as some pipers from the band to help with casualties. As mines had been discovered by Royal Marine patrols, Bethell was given two sappers to help clear a path. Bethell's plan was to advance east on the Stanley Track until he ran into the Argentine positions. Then the AFVs would provide fire support while his troops tried to convince the enemy that the main assault was coming down the main road to Stanley.

Pony Pass was defended by troops of O Company of the 5th Marine Battalion. They were aware that after the British conquest of Mount Harriet and The Two Sisters, they would be attacked next. They were backed up by a troop of armored cars as well as Marine and Army artillery.

Bethell's small command was undaunted and at about 1830 hours, Bethell saw an Argentine trench line about 70 meters ahead through his night vision scope.

This is the Costly Diversion scenario with the Argentine commandos replaced by a troop of armored cars. As the track between Stanley and Goose Green was one of the few drivable roads on the island, this would have been an opportunity for the Argentines to make some use of their armored support.
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
UK keif149's Profile keif149 vs. Richie61 Richie61's Profile Argentina UK Major Loss 3 24