16 – Combat Summary

Chris Kemp’s Not Quite Mechanised

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THE COMBAT SEQUENCE SUMMARY

  1. Decide which command stand is commanding the attack. If it is e.g. a battalion HQ then everything UNDER COMMAND and IN DIRECT SUPPORT can be used to support the attack. If IN SUPPORT stands are wanted for a task, then the HQ that has them UNDER COMMAND must agree to, or be ordered to release them and the appropriate COMMAND REACTION TIME penalty must be paid using Command Reaction Table 5.

  2. Run the RECCE SEQUENCE. This may also include any pre-attack artillery or air bombardment called down by the recce stand. The recce may also mark the START LINE for the main body of troops leaving the line of march to shake out into attack formation. They do this by leaving a stand or base at the start line. If they don’t there is a chance that the main body may deploy too late and be caught in march formation. Use the Recce Sequence Table 3. to determine the result.

  3. Run the Artillery Fireplan, if there is one, before the main attack goes in, and if not already done as part of the recce sequence. Winning the Firefight Table 12. is used to determine casualties.

  4. Win the firefight. Winning the Firefight Table 12. is used to determine casualties.

  5. Positional attack only. Close assault the position. This can only be done after the firefight has been won. Close Assault Table 9. is used to determine the result.

  6. Push back the enemy if he is mobile, or occupy his position if static. The onus is on the defender to get out of the way of the attack! If he cannot do so for any reason, then the defender is overrun. Movement Rates Table 1. is used.

  7. Reorganise using the Post Combat Reorganisation sequence. Receive fresh orders, resupply with ammo and remove casualties. To successfully reorganise a unit, it must have an unwounded command stand or base with it. During this stage, unwounded bases may be amalgamated to form viable companies. Because each tank company stand contains its own company HQ, so is self ordered, there is never a problem regrouping tanks.

 

Veteran Soviet Guards Motor Rifle Regiment (rather under strength!) They have dismounted from their transport, and are leading the armour in the attack

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