It's 1230 on 6 August 1986, and Team Whiskey is in flux. The Soviets have sent multiple columns forward, with V Corps having a decidedly hard time in determining which represent the main Soviet effort, largely due to the fact the Soviets have continually pressed forward with very strong (by US standards) reconnaissance elements, degraded US battlefield intelligence (due to casualties, Electronic Warfare by the Soviets, and the NBC environment), and the NATO focus on getting the German populace away from the contaminated areas. To this end, the West German 5th Panzer Division charged and sacrificed itself, buying time for V Corps to rearrange its defenses and continue to evacuate the civilians. Amongst this mess of civilians, friendly, and enemy vehicles and troops, Team Whiskey ended up pushing elements forward into Frankfurt am Main to counter an enemy armored formation moving into the urban area, threatening the evacuation.
Team Whiskey pushes forward Captain Keepers' Kilo Company, still under-strength, but only in existence due to the fact 11th ACR has collapsed 3rd and 4th Squadrons together to form one, retaining the name "Team Whiskey" as more of 4th Squadron's officers were still in the field. Only two of Kilo's three platoons were ready for the fight, and even then they had no vehicles, and were supported by tanks of Lt Sorenson's 4th Tank Platoon, though only a couple tanks were able to make it in time for the fight.
The NATO situation with regards to making up for combat losses, as well as keeping up logistics to support what little is left, has gotten desperate.
Somehow the US missile only manages to pin the target BMP, meaning he must have popped smoke, busted some crazy evasive action, and returned fire close enough to make the sissy-ass Army TOW gunner miss. I only have two TOWs, so that really hurts. One knocked out a BMP/rifle team, but didn't get negative morale effects (pin/hunker) on any other Soviet teams. The other TOW didn't even knock anyone out, just pinned one BMP...
That's the end of Turn 1.
Lt Ditteaux is on the R/T with the battalion mortars, "Danger Close, say again, Danger Close!!!"
Two runs, and the Apache has only knocked out one BMP and one rifle team (which was in the BMP)...
And I'm slipping, missed the photo of the rockets coming out...
That leaves a TOW that needs to be reloaded (center, blue bead), a pinned M-113 (center right, yellow bead), a hunkered MG team (top right, red bead), and a hunkered rifle team (bottom left, red bead). There is actually one more rifle team at the crossroads, off camera to top left, but he's got his own problems with Soviet Mech 1 up there.
In any case, the TOW team, instead of reloading, decides to put more distance between itself and the encroaching enemy BMPs and infantry (spread across the top), so he sprints to the hunkered rifle team at bottom left and successfully rallies them. The M-113 and MG team self rally, and are now in fighting shape.
While things are going to hell on the right, things are looking up on the left.
Well, that's all for now kids, stay tuned for the stunning conclusion!