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Diversion at Darwin - Falklands

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Diversion at Darwin

By Jeff Conner
UK 2 - 0 - 0 Argentina
Rating: 7.6 (1)
Games Played: 2
SM: 2
Turns: 15
Type: Stock
First Side: UK
Second Side: Argentina
Reinforced Platoon Level
Normal Night Scenario
Play as either side or PBEM

The SAS was devastated by a helicopter crash, probably caused by a birdstrike, as the Task Force was preparing for the landing at San Carlos Water. Eighteen members of the elite regiment were drowned, the largest loss of life for the unit since 1944. Nonetheless, D Squadron 's assignment was to create a diversion against Task Force Mercedes in the Darwin area. Brigadier Thompson wanted the Argentines to think that the main landing was in their sector, so they would not interfere with the main landing farther north.

HMS Ardent was tasked to be in support of the operation, but she was unable to fire as she had not received the latest codes and could not communicate with the fire control team. The 40 members of D Squadron were on their own. They were helicoptered to within about two miles of the reported location of the 12th Regiment's Recon Platoon. They covered the two miles carrying 80 pound packs, mostly weapons and ammo. Right on time, they opened up on Lieutenat Piaggi's Recon Platoon. Piaggi contacted headquarters and informed them that he was under attack.
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
UK Ozgur Budak's Profile Ozgur Budak vs. Rabbit Rabbit's Profile Argentina UK Major Victory 16 2
Argentina fastphil's Profile fastphil vs. jomni jomni's Profile UK Argentina Minor Loss 4 12