Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg Turn 25 (end of turn) October 17, 1992
There was a strange activity in Brussel, NATO command HQ... NATO conference was taking place and General John Donahue, was giving his views on all NATO fronts and advising what
they should do now....
...."Situation is very serious my friends.... 350 miles southeast of Kandalasha one whole Russian army jumped upon our tired and undersupplied columns of mosltly Swedes and Norwegians but there is also our commandos and some UK, Ireland, USA troops... They still didn't attacked but continued to advance north of us and now they stood menacing on our right flank, 4 very dangerous mech or tank divisions of 5th Tank Guard Army and one airmobile brigade. We will see if they gonna attack us, we will try to cut them off and destroy them piece by piece. Two problems: our units are very weak on supply and tired after endless marching and opponent have very strong units and we will certanly have big losses either way... But we hope that we will be victorious here after all, because certain reinforcements are streaming all the time, even one whole US corps shipped by ships from USA and then railed up north through Norway and Sweden.
In Germany enemy is constantly attacking our positions near Braunschweig. They have enermous losses in hundreds of tanks but our losses are not small and we have to contantly rotate fresh and tired, decimated troops and think of some clever tactical support traps for enemy... We must held here at all cost.
Around Katowitze we are resting, we have here considerable strength in number of units and maybe we will in near future try offensive against Warsaw. Personally I am a bit of afraid of such operation as we must secure both flanks and enemy is enormous powerful here so he could maybe check our advance very soon after start. South of Lvov and Lublin in mountain area enemy counterattacked but not very powerful attack. We will also here rest a while and think if there is a chance of some offensive (only if there is good oportunity and not too dangerous mission).
Around Chernowitze, offensive is rolling nicely. First enemy counterattacked by some powerful tank units but we destroyed them, only a few units remain to be destroyed and we will take Chernowitze, very important strategic town as it opens up avenues for advance toward, Lvov, Kiev, Odesas, Crimea, Vinnitsa, Zhitomir.... After capturing Burgas, Tursk jumped of and captured Iashi and Kishinev. Enemy will surely send some forces to check our advance so we must be prepared to meet them.
In Caucaus, north of Kirovabad we destroyed some enemy units and captured important mountain passes but we will not advance north to not disturb parked 7 powerful units in Stalingrad area, for now we will defend here. Meanwhile we will take care to capture Tbilisi, Batumi and Baku...
In Batumi are there are still few enemy divisions encircled we will destroy them soon. Already we destroyed some and that released our troops to help situation north of Kirovabad.
Battle for Baku is in full swing, we have destroyed some Iraq units and all their force is encircled and out of supply (only port in Baku can bring them some) but they are still very strong here and we will try to destroy them piece by piece. South of Baku they still hold important passes and we cannot advance here until they are send up north and we predict that they will have to release the grip on the passes or we will soon be atop of them from the north once we clear situation around Baku and destroy remaining 3 to 4 Iraq tank units...."
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