AAR by: Donald Lazov
Mission 1: Clearing the Way. Blagny, France. 14 May 1940
Four days after the start of the Blitzkrieg, the 194th IR of the 71st ID were used to occupy the north bank of the Chiers River in anticipation of a crossing the next day by the 191st IR. Early that morning, while the 191st rested, the 194th marched from its staging area and proceeded to secure the area.
Type of Mission: Recon
Looking at my setup you may guess where I am going, but the basic idea (after decades of playing ASL, I used to have a saying that used cuss words but since I am no longer a cussing or drinking man, it’s basically ‘hockey puck it, lets go’). I forgot to add (or did not see) the compass, well where the Germans are (me) that is the FBE and also the West edge of the map. So to yours and my left is North and towards yours and my right is the South and straight up the gut is East. Easy Peasy, good.
The ATR squad is going into the Woods in case any French Armor should show up. The heavy weapons company will be heading up that hill supported by yours truly (the lowly 7-0) and well blasting anything in sight. That’s the plan.
I am nowhere as creative as ChappyNS so you wont get that kind of AAR. The basic plan is for the left flank platoon run by the 8-0 to try to go straight up and then circle back right to take the village. The 9-2 platoon is going to lay the base fire group to take out the village, supported by one of the AC and a scout section. The center platoon group will be the firebase to take that VP hill top hex supported by the AC, a scout section and a LMG team. The ATR squad is going into the Woods in case any French Armor should show up. The heavy weapons company will be heading up that hill supported by yours truly (the lowly 7-0) and well blasting anything in sight.
That’s the plan. Read the ongoing AAR here.
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