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Offline jamesmanto

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"Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« on: January 29, 2017, 08:18:50 PM »
A nice little game of "Black Ops" this weekend. 20mm Elheim Figures. Two 4-man JTF2 (Canadian SF) teams were to raid a compound and snatch  a Taliban commander.

Night time. Stealth rules in use.

The table: the Canadians enter from lower left (marked by Canada flag playing deck). Target in house marked with red poker chip.
IMG_20170129_130528 by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Infiltrating:
IMG_20170129_125748.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr
One operator failed his climb roll to get out of the ditch causing a noise marker, but none of my guards noticed.

Random civilian drives by, but doesnt notice the SF soldiers hding in the shadows:
IMG_20170129_125813.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Marksman is starting to take out guards as the assault team moves up. SAW team in ruins to the bottom:
IMG_20170128_233238.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr
IMG_20170128_233205.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

The fighters start to stir. A PKM gunner emerges to let off a burst but is shot down. Assault team quickly dispatches the other 7 Taliban inside with grenades and gunfire.
IMG_20170128_233311.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Man down! More Taliban emerge sending a volley of AK rounds up the street, knocking down the two operators. Return fire takes out the two RPG men before they can fire.
IMG_20170129_125843.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

The gunfight in the street. The JTF2 team leader is trying to stabilise his two wounded while bullets crack past him (one doesn't make it). The HVT gets in the pickup and tries to drive off. I make him pass a roll to not back into a wall or other Taliban. A grenade from the UGL and a volley from the SAW riddle the truck with holes and he's slumped over the steering wheel. Taliban bullets hit two more operators and take several more casualties in return. Both sides roll '1' on their Dedication tests and both disengage.
IMG_20170129_125732.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr
IMG_20170129_125655.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

The team can't confirm their kill, but cell phone intercepts later that night pick up chatter that the target is dead and half of the cell of fighters is out of action too.

Offline Wahko

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Re: "Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 02:14:57 AM »
Great AAR. Do you think the Canadians could have done better?

Offline Viper4Dan

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Re: "Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2017, 02:41:58 AM »
Great terrain and scenario James. It has the look of "I've got a bad feeling about this, guys....."

Offline von Lucky

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Re: "Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2017, 10:30:56 AM »
Very fitting AAR, thanks for sharing.
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Offline Gunbird

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Re: "Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2017, 01:36:37 PM »
This is the kind of game I want to play. Excellent.
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Offline jamesmanto

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Re: "Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2017, 07:21:18 PM »
Great AAR. Do you think the Canadians could have done better?

Perhaps. Maybe if the Taliban hadn't shot so well and they'd taken fewer casualties.

But otherwise I'm not sure.

Offline Redmao

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Re: "Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2017, 09:08:13 PM »
Very cool AAR.

Offline dinohunterpoa

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Re: "Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 12:32:43 AM »
Great minis, scenery and AAR, CONGRATULATIONS! And thank you very much for sharing! :O)

Just an observation: Canadian SF teams in Afghanistan in the early 2000s usually had an operative armed with a scoped "standard" rifle tuned for medium range precise shots.  
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 12:34:20 AM by dinohunterpoa »
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Offline Vagabond

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Re: "Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 08:16:26 AM »
Enjoyed the write up, cheers

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: "Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2017, 09:48:05 AM »
That is one good looking game.

I have been wanting to try out Black Ops for some time now. But for some reason I cannot seem to get my head around the rules. The various plusses and minuses really confuses me. But I guess I will have to give it a go and see what happens.


Offline jamesmanto

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Re: "Black Ops" Special Forces raid
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 10:02:19 PM »
Yes they aren't terribly well written, but take your time and work through some small firefights to sort it out.
I found a really good player reference sheet somewhere, which helps

 

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