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Stopped At Darwin Hill - Falklands

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Stopped At Darwin Hill

By Jeff Conner
UK 4 - 0 - 4 Argentina
Rating: 5.05 (2)
Games Played: 8
SM: 2
Turns: 14
Type: Stock
First Side: UK
Second Side: Argentina
Company Level
PBEM or play as British
Normal Conditions

As B Company clashed with the forward Argentine lines, A Company moved unopposed. A house that was supposed to house the 12th Regiment recon platoon had been vacated, before the British arrival. The British assault filled the house full of holes, but the lucky Falklanders who called it home, escaped unscathed. Their dog suffered the only injury, losing a tooth.

As the sun started to rise, the paratroopers approached the small settlement of Darwin. One platoon moved to inspect the causeway into town, while the rest of the company moved towards a slight rise to the west of town. This area was held by the best unit in the Argentine garrison, a platoon from the 25th Regiment. They were recalled reserves who had received extra "commando" training during their year of service. Unlike the troops of the 12th Regiment, they were fully equipped with all of their heavy weapons. There were also some remnants of A company as well as a composite platoon made up of headquarters personnel in the Argentine lines.

The British advanced at the quick march until they were taken under heavy and accurate fire. The paratroopers quickly searched for cover, but there was little available. They tried to make do and started to return fire. Small groups of men slowly started to work their way forward, but the company was pinned down.

The commander of 2nd Para arrived with some of his headquarters staff to try and get the unit to resume the attack. He led an assault on Darwin Hill that cost his life and the lives of three of his officers and NCOs. A Company had been stopped, at least for the time being.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
wargamer1963's Profilewargamer1963 Slightly Pro UK 7
fastphil's Profilefastphil Totally Pro Argentina 5
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Argentina fastphil's Profile fastphil vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile UK Argentina Major Victory 16 2
Argentina kolc's Profile kolc vs. Laza Laza's Profile UK Argentina Major Victory 16 2
UK tallin's Profile tallin vs. Mad_Dog Mad_Dog's Profile Argentina UK Major Victory 16 2
Argentina Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. kolc kolc's Profile UK Argentina Major Loss 2 16
Argentina kolc's Profile kolc vs. Beerweasel Beerweasel's Profile UK Argentina Major Loss 2 16