Western UX Spec Ops, after hitting an Eastern command base now attempt to escape, but are followed by a very large local militia persuit force, who eventually catch up to them high in the mountains, near a river gorge.
However the UX troops quickly set up a deadly permited defence, complete with claymore mines and fight a deadly retreat, holding back waves of milita forces, enabling several UX operatives to escape. The UX fight valiantly, but are surrounded by vast numbers and they eventaully take casualties, and not all members manage to escape.
The Eastern Forces claim a major victory (effecively a minor victory as far as the campaign is concerned).
The UX troops watch on from the hidden trees and vow to avenge their fallen comrades. They gather their equipment and set off towards Hell's Highway, where UX intel, has just reported an Eastern supply convoy believed to be attempting to equip an artillery battery, lurking in the mountains, assuming to be prepping to supprt the main armoured advance.
Outcome = Eastern Minor Victory
Who do we blame? Claymore Mine effectiveness, but lots and LOTS of reinforcements proved to be just too much for the brave elite UX troopers...
Debrief - Sergeant Casperov ****** **** ***** ****** ** ** **
Captain Pavel Ivanski had led a text book attack upon the compound destroying the vehicle around it and calling in mortars from the support unit commanded by Major Yackov Mickovski to knock out the antennas and communications relay site. It had then all gone wrong; heavy armour had turned up forcing our assault section to exfiltrate away from its pre planned route.
We had been pushed well through the night by the pursuing force, when we reached the gully joining the two rivers. Pavel made a decision to stay with a holding force and let the rest of the unit try to reach the rally point with our support unit.
It was still dark when the first claymores were set off, holding back the first wave of troops. Suddenly they attacked from the right flank, but fortunately we had positioned a claymore out that way and it gave us just enough edge to stall their attack and get down to the river. That is where we lost ***** *******(1).
It was as we were starting our withdrawal that I first heard the sounds of vehicles moving up the river bed. Third squad (2) with their injured were caught out in the open as the enemy just ran at them firing indiscriminately, possibly even hitting their own men. Three times in as many minutes third squad were attacked, they were down to their sidearms when captain Ivanski made the decision that they had to be left behind or we would all be lost. Running into the Pre dawn we managed to disengage from the pursuit force.
In the later debrief it was estimated that we had faced over 100 enemy soldiers , the fact that we knew we had wounded even possibly killed well over a quarter of them did nothing to raise our spirits over the loss of our five comrades.
Extract from Sergeant Casperovs debrief. *** **** ****
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