I based the following game on Capt Jim's Show me the Mullah scenario but with a few changes, largely due to the lack of Blackhawks in my collection at the moment.
I also decreased the size of the US forces involved, any way on to the AAR.
It's 1996 and US forces are conducting peace keeping operations in the small African Country of Balukumba.
Intel has provided confirmation of the infamous Warlord Abdul al Farsi.
The 511th Air Assault battalion are tasked with his capture.
US Force are as follows.
Two Delta fire teams to fast rope from the Blackhawk
a veteran sniper team mounted in the Blackhawk
one veteran squad mounted in two Hummers.
Warlord Al Farsi and six bodyguards
two five man sentry teams in the compound
one four man sentry team near the outbuilding
one HMG team on the roof on the compound
two civilian groups in the compound
one civilian group near the out building
The following are some shots from a UAV overflight prior to the battle
Intel has noted the use of camouflage to hide the HMG position.
The following are shot from the UAV as the battle unfolded.
The Delta teams fastrope from the hovering Blackhawk, meanwhile the Militia HMG team fail their quality check to engage the Blackhawk.
The Hummers scream past the outbuilding only to be engaged by small arms fire, the second Humvee is hit several times and fails all reliability checks causing it to crash and one Soldier is KIA.
Not the best start for the 511th.
The two Delta fire team move up the western flank to engage the militia on the roof of the nearest building, only to be engaged by the militia first.
The militia fire is effective hitting one of the operators, lucky for him it is only a flesh wound.
both Delta team seem to be put off by the accurate fire from the militia as they cause no casualties in return.
Hmm things for the 511th could be difficult.
US force's round the damage Humvee engage the militia on the roof of the outbuilding.
The lead humvee pulls up to the compound wall and starts to engage militia force's within, several militia are killed in the onslaught of 50cal fire.
The Blackhawk pulls across to the eastern flank and the sniper team fast rope out.
Meanwhile the Blackhawk engages the HMG team killing everyone on the gun.
The Delta teams step up their game and shred the militia on the western flank with effective fire, the move into position on the courtyard.
UAV overshot of the battle in progress.
The warlord makes a break for it only for half his bodyguards to be taken out by the sniperteam.
The Delta team give chase to the warlord, then fail their quality check to see if they enter close combat!!.
Troops from the damaged humvee move up and attempt to close in with the warlord and his remaining guards, only for one of them to be shot as the attempt to get in to close combat, the ramaining troops fail there moral and head to cover, fortune smiles on the wounded trooper as it turns out to be a flesh wound.
Next turn they assault the warlord and his guards and capture all three.
now to get them to the blackhawk.
A successful roll on the militia reinforcement table brings on a sizeable militia force at one of the three hotspots.
As US force move to secure the LZ a good roll on the militia reinforcement table brings on a sniper team, who move rapidly towards to compound.
As the LZ is secured and the warlord is bundled on to the Blackhawk the militia sniperteam engage the remaining troops from the damaged humvee killing two of them., the D boys fold back to the Blackhawk pulling in the casualties. the remaining troops move in on the first humvee and exfil the warzone.
Final mission stats
511th Air Assault battalion 22pts