Quitting Qatab: Turn 19

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According to Wikipedia, AT4s and M72 LAWs are “generally ineffective against current modern main battle tanks”. Thankfully, Mortensen’s squad not often consults Wikipedia earlier than ambushing MBTs.

(Quitting Qatab is an open-to-all game of Combat Mission: Shock Force 2 during which NATO forces are orchestrated by commenters whereas Qatabi models are laptop managed. Each day by day flip covers one minute of motion. For a state of affairs define and summaries of earlier turns, click here) 

Starting the penultimate flip orderless and weak, strong-willed life-fond Swamp Thing decides she’d be far happier tucked behind the South Beach bluff and bee-lines for redA77.

Manually detoured to keep away from the T-72s, Extricator finally ends up sheltering behind the identical sandy prominence.

While our two on-shore AAVs disguise, 100 metres to the west ten potential passengers are preventing for his or her lives in opposition to tracked titans.

The T-72M LAWed final flip receives an AT4 within the aspect 5 seconds into this one. The 84mm kidney punch leaves it wanting lifeless and possibly saves the bacon of Yuen and his chum.

Mortensen’s males are contemplating placing one other HEAT warhead into the tank’s vitals to make sure when a worthier goal presents itself. The commander of the second T-72 will get zero out of 10 for danger evaluation, or, if you happen to’re feeling charitable, 9 out of 10 for pluck.

The Marines of 2nd Squad may be “Tired” and “Nervous” however they’re additionally armed to the tooth with man-portable one-shot armour harmers.

In the area of 4 seconds all 4 of those tubular tank ticklers (1 x AT4, three x LAW) are levelled and launched.

Overcome by the sudden inflow of exhaust smoke, the eight tank hunters immediately move out. Coughing like consumptives within the smoke-filled room, the eight tank hunters watch because the badly shaken behemoth (all 4 photographs have been hits) instantly remembers it has a urgent dental appointment.

Is the reverser going to spit a shell at its tormentors because it backtracks north? It seems not.

Is it going to get Javelined to demise earlier than it reaches security? Possibly! At T+40 Yuen unpins and goes for his hat-trick.

Although the vary is extraordinarily quick, Jav photographs don’t come far more troublesome. After skimming a rooftop, narrowly lacking a pigeon loft and a satellite tv for pc dish, the missile slams right into a wall behind the transferring goal.

Demonstrating commendable preventing spirit, Yuen’s assistant additionally has a shy on the backpedaling T-72. When the tank emerges from behind the redn71 home, the spotter/loader bombards it unsuccessfully together with his UGL.

One retreating T-72 and one lifeless one (two smouldering tankies bail-out of the lead T-72 in direction of the top of the flip)… I’m lining up QUIESCENCE as my Turn 20 strap phrase when one thing massive and bulletproof seems on the finish of Road 73 altering my plans.

The scenario at T+60:

Mortensen’s squad is taking MG fireplace from a 3rd T-72 (redb73). As they haven’t any AT weapons left, and Yuen can also be out of rockets, the one probability of stopping this latecomer seems to be Quidditch Five Zero. A “Target identified” radio message mid-turn suggests our Apache is on the verge of opening fireplace on one thing*.

* Hopefully one thing Qatabi. CMSF2 does mannequin pleasant fireplace and goal misidentification

Ample Annie is now Absent Annie. Our Strait swimmer reached the superbly perpendicular fog-bank at T+55.