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Author Topic: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week  (Read 27235 times)

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee - Vehicle 3
« Reply #405 on: September 08, 2018, 05:54:52 PM »
I like the different looks of the Humvees.
Well done.
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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee - Vehicle 3
« Reply #406 on: September 10, 2018, 12:13:31 PM »
It's Monday so we all know what time it is - Wargaming Week!



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/10/wargaming-week-10-09-2018/
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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
« Reply #407 on: September 10, 2018, 01:49:31 PM »
Great looking blog

 8)
All of this has happened before....

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee - Vehicle 3
« Reply #408 on: September 10, 2018, 04:18:24 PM »
I like the different looks of the Humvees.
Well done.

Thanks! I'm tempted to pick up another SOF vehicle to really laden down with kit but going to let the wallet recover a little bit.

Great looking blog

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Thanks!

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
« Reply #409 on: September 11, 2018, 02:04:39 PM »
Interesting read.

That Gatling rigged HMMWV is something special, does it have another minigun in the right rear quarter?

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
« Reply #410 on: September 11, 2018, 02:09:40 PM »
That Gatling rigged HMMWV is something special, does it have another minigun in the right rear quarter?

Yep, looks like it. That's a lot of shots per turn.

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
« Reply #411 on: September 11, 2018, 06:20:27 PM »
some great info on this blog, look forward to the AAR on your upcoming game

Brian

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
« Reply #412 on: September 14, 2018, 12:05:19 PM »
Today's post is now up! We're returning to Bazistan with an AAR setup up in the highlands between the Aden Defence Force and local militia



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/14/battle-report-training-day-skirmish-sangin/

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
« Reply #413 on: September 14, 2018, 12:14:58 PM »
What a great report. That sounds like a very good game.

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
« Reply #414 on: September 14, 2018, 12:57:20 PM »
Interesting AAR.

How would the game have run using Spectre rather than Sangin?

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
« Reply #415 on: September 14, 2018, 01:00:20 PM »
My guess would be that both the Humwees would have been destroyed by the IED. for starters.

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
« Reply #416 on: September 14, 2018, 01:22:35 PM »
Differently. I'm sure the vehicles would have probably been destroyed but there may still have been survivors (seeing as you roll for crew member lethality in Spectre rather than just "immobilised but crew okay" or "destroyed and everyone KIA" that a penetrating hit in skirmish sangin causes - I'm going to house rule some tweaks to this).

On the other hand, I think Spectre's lack of spotting would probably have meant that there would have been more fire going down range and a lot more casualties/suppressed groups.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2018, 04:20:43 PM by ChargeDog »

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
« Reply #417 on: September 14, 2018, 06:02:51 PM »
Excellent AAR.
What would be the SOP when coming
close to the white car?
Would there be more space between the HumVees?

Offline skip

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
« Reply #418 on: September 14, 2018, 08:56:48 PM »
what a cool game, thanks for sharing

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
« Reply #419 on: September 15, 2018, 04:01:25 PM »
Thanks for all the kind words, glad everyone enjoyed it. Really want to get more battle reports written (mainly so I get to play some more). I'm planning a scenario pack to be this year's Christmas special (details still TBA) and so hopefully I'll be able to get some battle reports of that in the next few months.

Hindsight is 20/20. I don't have military experience but I think the procedure the ADF player took would have been classed as reckless in any AAR. The vehicles were way too close together, meaning in the event of a strike both were damaged. If I had been playing (and hadn't written the scenario) I'd have probably either

a) pulled off the road into a overwatch position at a safe distance and then tried to identify if the vehicle was a threat (using the FLIR optics available on the second vehicle). If the device was spotted, the players could have declared they were waiting for engineer support (meaning they would be sat in the open and vulnerable to OPFOR attack, especially from the ratlines) or have engaged the vehicle with the M2 or MK 47 to try and detonate it (dangerous as the exact capabilities would be unknown)

b) go off road and avoid the possible threat entirely. This would slow the convoy down and might leave them exposed to enemy fire for longer but it does mean they could continue the mission. It would also be a hearts and minds disaster as the device might end up being left in place and used against local civilians
« Last Edit: September 15, 2018, 10:07:00 PM by ChargeDog »

 

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