JCSOG was called to its first action last weekend, though I'm only now getting around to writing it up.
Situation: A meeting is set to occur at 1000 local time between JCSOG Intelligence Officers Sparky and Slick and their asset, Halfstep. The plan is to establish contact at a local open air cafe then move via automobile to a secure location to collect Halfstep's information. JCSOG expects Halfstep to provide information regarding an OTW weapons cache to be used in an upcoming terrorist attack.
Mission: JCSOG is assigned as security for the intelligence collection, with all four teams in support. Team 1 is being split: two Tm1 men infiltrated the area overnight to perform 'green-side' reconnaissance and surveillance (R&S), while the other two Tm1 men will drive/provide security for Sparky and Slick in a locally procured automobile. All four Tm4 members infiltrated the local area on foot (in civilian attire, weapons concealed) and took up positions near the initial contact point not later than 0945. Teams 2 and 3 are on standby at a local airfield as the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) in two MH-60 Blackhawks. Sparky and Slick will establish contact with Halfstep, get him to their automobile, and drive him to a nearby safehouse for debriefing. As they exfiltrate the area Tm4 and the two 'green-side' R&S men from Tm1 will collapse back to the QRF location. Due to the area being highly populated by indigenous locals, there will be no supporting fires available.
Platoon Commander - HONCHO, John J. Baxter, USA SFOD-D
1. HAMMER, Blaine B. Chalmers, USA Special Forces
2. THISTLE, William H. Halbeard, UK Royal Marine
3. SCORECARD, Dov A. Stenkman, Israel Mista'arvim
4. DERBY, Ronald M. Whitsell, Australia SAS
1. MACE, Ivan A. Chernenko, CIS Spetsnaz
2. LANCER, Wen Lee Jiang, China PLA Special Reconnaissance
3. TUMBLER, Raymond D. Albert, USMC MARSOC
4. DRAGON, Julio C. Aleaga, Brazil Brigada de Operacoea Especiais
1. CORKSCREW, Thomas H. Atkins, UK SAS
2. FOGHORN, Dieter Steinkamp, Germany GSG-9
3. BALLPARK, Chance A. Vought, USA Ranger
4. TRANSIT, Pierre C. Charleroi, France Foreign Legion
1. TORCH, Sylvester A. Rockingham, USN DEVGRU
2. PESO, Rene E. Tourne, France GIGN
3. SNAPSHOT, Mahmoud A. Shalabi, Jordan JSOC SF Brigade
4. APOLLO, Eirik C. Morgensen, Norway Forsvarets Spesialkommando
The activation system in these rules are card-driven, and what you have just witnessed is about seven bad guy cards in a row, combined with some pretty good dice rolling for shooting by the bad guys. Then some pretty poor dice rolling for shooting by the good guys...
Meanwhile, two Oscars arrive at HS 6, and one each at HS2 and HS4, Derby put down another Oscar near the ICP, Sparky was able to dispatch the Oscar at HS1 (the one that shot Slick, his partner), and another Oscar came on at HS3. Lastly, Torch managed to rally one of his own pins off (bringing him back down to one).
Oscars at HS3 (top right) fire at Tm2 on Bldg4, to no effect, and Lancer returns fire, missing one but dropping an Oscar at HS2 next to Torch and Honcho moved to Torch.
Meanwhile, Derby moves east towards Bldg 3, firing at the Oscar holding Halfstep on the north side of the wall, pinning him and closing HS4. An RPG comes on at HS3 and fires, hitting Bldg 4 again, putting a pin on Lancer, who returns fire, putting the RPG gunner down.
Corkscrew and Foghorn make their way over the RR bridge and move forward towards Bldg 3, which Derby has mounted. Once he did that, Derby then took out the Oscar holding Halfstep captive.
Mission accomplished, insofar as Halfstep was located, taken into control, and extracted for debrief, along with every other JCSOG member. However, Honcho is not happy as clearly there is a leak, which lead to the ambush, Halfstep's cover is blown, and Hammer, Peso, Snapshot, Apollo, and Slick went down in the fight. Having said that, the special operations teams engaged a reinforced platoon's worth of OTW troopers, who incurred thirty known casualties.
Once they get back to base we'll be able to figure out the status of the injured men. I've got another report to write up, but I've been having some @#$% internet connectivity issues...