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D.O.W. Saturday Mission 20/06/15 - Taking back Suomussalmi
« on: June 20, 2015, 11:33:52 AM »
D.O.W. Saturday Mission 20/06/15 @ GMT20:00


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Taking back Suomussalmi COOP by Lumi

 

This scenario is a simulation and does not have any political message.



Mission Summary :
 MISSION:  20th of June, early at the morning 2:00 Am. Delta-Force is to engage town of "Old" Suomussalmi town on other side of lake Kianta's southern cap. By  moving armor over Beavers bridge, destroying any enemy armor it spotted while moving trough the town.   Enemy infantry that directly poses threat to Delta units is taken care accordingly.  Delta continues down along road 9150, in aim to move to road 912 and block it So that enemy is unable to bring any heavy reinforcements of supplies to actual City of   Suomussalmi that it is likely trying to hold. After that Delta is to move south along road 912 closer Suomussalmi City and attempt to block enemy's movement out of the city. By this way isolating them away from all their supplies.     And finally to attack enemy from behind. East of Suomussalmi City. By this way supporting (PC controlled) Main force attack, and sealing enemy's fate.

Map



Map of area where you can see old border








Satellite view from Suomussalmi "Town"


Satellite view of southern part of lake Kianta, where you can as well see your operation area of Suomussalmi City








SITUATION:

Enemy:
Russian's massive attack along our sector has pushed us way behind of our defensive positions. They managed to gain firm control of Suomussalmi City and most importantly railroad in there. We are in understanding that enemy's strength would be at least battalion of enemy in there. Their intentions in our sector is trying to permanently prevent us from moving reinforcement's to our weakened northern frontier.

Beside Suomussalmi enemy has control of many other important areas especially in south but most importantly north. They have taken Town of "Old" Suomussalmi, After pushing our forces out of there. 12th infantry company managed to retreat over lake Kianta, but suffered heavy losses as enemy followed. In that fight we lost much of our armor and men's. 12 Infantry company however managed to prevent enemy getting across lake Kianta. Surprisingly only bridge across it is still intact. Beavers bridge. 12 Company had no change to mine that bridge in nearly chaotic retreat and ever since enemy got control of other side of lake their artillery and snipers have prevented us from even getting close to shoreline.
So far 12th company has managed to deflect all enemy attack attempts across lake Kianta or via beavers bridge that is their only way to move heavy armor to other side for now. That is why bridge still exist.

It's been silent for over an week now. But enemy movement at other side can be frequently heard. 12th company estimates there to be a full company of enemy infantry and some unknown amount of enemy armor. As conclusion. Enemy strength in area is remarkable. They have managed to bring amount's close to company of heavy armor along road 912 to area. They are constantly supplied by air with helicopters. Careful assumption would be that they have already near mechanized battalion of armor in sector. Covered by unknown number but seemingly endless amount artillery strikes where ever they seem to need it.      Also they have unquestionable control of airspace, and use their air superiority constantly used. In forms of planes and choppers.

Own:
Ever since Russian forces pushed 12th infantry company - Charlie to west side of lake Kianta, and remains of companies 9 -Alfa and 10 - Bravo south of Suomussalmi. We have been struggling against superior enemy force      in area. By luck enemy movement slowed remarkably as they reached Suomussalmi city. And we have been able to slow down their movement towards west and north west where they seem to be focused.     Our small amount of Armor in the area was almost completely destroyed during enemy forces push. And what remains has been given to units at west of Suomussalmi city, and reinforced with      mechanized armor companies Alfa and Bravo. Delta force has been made from parts of these and is to support reinforced 12th infantry company at the west side of lake Kianta and town of "old" Suomussalmi.

We have moved company of artillery south west of Suomussalmi city, It is mainly to support Alfa and Bravo companies in their mission of taking back city of Suomussalmi that they unarguable are going to need. But will in special circumstances give small amount of support to Delta force as well - Described later.

What remains of our Air-force in area is to engage enemy air units that get out of their air defense area.

Attachments and detachments: Delta force is made of attachments received from Alpha and Bravo. This contains:
  • platoon of leopard 2A4:s,
  • Platoon of cv90:s
  • platoon of Sisu PC:s. 
   

Task is to Co-operate with Charlie (12th infantry company) In north part of Suomussalmi Area as a independent force called - Delta, and share forces with each others in case of need.     

Attachment's given.
Deltaforce and 12th infantry company share a platoon of Amos mortar systems. Section to each - Call sign Golf

To Deltaforce is given:
ABL, ARV, and mixed platoon containing 2 suply units, medic, and repair truck to help maintain mobility of Delta-force during mission. - Call sign Hotel.     

MISSION:
Starting from 18th of June. Alfa And Bravo are to attack enemy in Suomussalmi and to push it by all means away from railroad, and airfield. And to take control of actual city step by step.
Charlie is to stay guarding western shores especially narrow cap areas where enemy might try crossing. Staying as reserve force for units at area.

20th of June, early at the morning 2:00 Am. Delta is to engage town of "Old" Suomussalmi town on other side of lake Kianta's southern cap. By  moving armor over Beavers bridge, destroying any enemy armor it spotted while moving trough the town.
Enemy infantry that directly poses threat to Delta units is taken care accordingly. Delta continues down along road 9150, in aim to move to road 912 and block it So that enemy is unable to bring any heavy reinforcements of supplies to actual City of Suomussalmi that it is likely trying to hold. After that Delta is to move south along road 912 closer Suomussalmi City and attempt to block enemy's movement out of the city. By this way isolating them away from all their supplies. And finally to attack enemy from behind. East of Suomussalmi City, sealing their fate. And then to wait for more orders.

EXECUTION:

Intent:Delta's task is to move to cut enemy's supply route, and to engage enemy in city of Suomussalmi from behind.

Concept of Operation:
- Delta is to secure western shore of Beavers bridge, cross it, engage and destroy any enemy armor in town of  "old" Suomussalmi.
- To proceed down along road 9150 to crossroads of 912, and to block 912 to east with minefield and infantry over watching it.
- To take control of objective University and secure it with remaining infantry
- Proceed south along road 912 clearing enemy from way, and to secure northern shore of Driftbridge
- Proceed south along road 912, and then to west towards city of Suomussalmi, clearing enemy from the way.
- Isolate, and if possible destroy any enemy units in Suomussalmi City and to wait further orders.

Maneuver:       

1/D platoon - Leopards are armored fist of Delta. They are to give support to 2 and 3 Delta against enemy armor. Their main task is to engage any enemys heavy armor. That we are expecting to be near road 912 and closer Suomussalmi City. Some might be located into "Old" town of Suomussalmi but not much.

2 /D platoon - CV9030 are responsible of engagin any enemy soft and air targets during course of mission and to protect tanks by any means agaisnt enemy infantry and air assets.
        2/D - Infantry squads are to find and engage any enemy, dangerous or hard to engage by  AFV:s during route.

3 /D platoon - Sisu's are responsible providing amphibious attack to opposite shore of lake Kianta if needed. Possible landing areas are marked to your map. And if needed to safely carry infantry into engagement areas, where to dismount troops and follow after them from small distance.
        3/D - Infantry squads are to secure eastern beach of lake Kianta if needed, or any objective such as blocking force to road 912.

Fires:  - Golf
Amos mortar section - Golf is to support Delta-force as their prime artillery. Especially dedicated to task. By staying in reach of Delta-force all time.
Golf's main task is to provide effective multi-spectral smokescreen cover to Beavers bridge for Delta to safely cross it if needed. And to reply any urgent need of artillery asset Delta-force may have during mission.

XO/D carries FO-squad that has communications with - Golf         

As addition Deltaforce is responsible to call an Fascam mission to block road 912 when time comes to place that CO/D sees best. - This mission is High-priority target reference point and will be responded as fast as possible. Other than that Delta has to rely on section of mortars it has.


Additional assets: - Hotel
Hotel is to support and move with Delta during mission       

- Biber ABL - Been assigned to help Delta in case of worst scenario that Bridge is so damaged that it breaks or is mined and blown up.
       Additional bridge has been hauled to near Beavers bridge location as well. Just in case of worst scenario.
- Wisent ARV - Is assigned to help Delta any means possible. It is recovery / breaching vehicle as it's equipped with mine-blows And RWS for self defense during breaching operation.
- 2 Supply trucks are carrying helpful supplies and ammunition for Delta-force
- Ambulance
- Repair truck to keep Delta-force and its attachments in running order

COMMAND AND SIGNALS:

Reinforced 9th infantry company       - Alfa
Reinforced 10th Infantru company   - Bravo
Reinforced 12th Infantry company   - Charlie

Special task force (Deltaforce)         - Delta
Artillery                                        - Golf
Suply / Engineers                          - Hotel




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** Notes **
SB Version: 3.025 32bit/64bit
Mission Name: Taking back Suomussalmi-version-1
Created by: Lumi
Modified by: N/A
Multi-Crew: Yes
Single Crew: Yes
Largest command: Company
Smallest command:Crew Position
Mission Duration: 80-150 minutes depending on players and progress.
Minimum number players: 4
Date: Saturday Mission 20/06/15
Time: 20:00 GMT
Time (local): http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20150620T20&p0=%3A&msg=DOW+Saturday+Steel+Beasts+Meeting&csz=1
Teamspeak  IP: 216.22.24.158 , Port 9987
Room: Dogs of War

Player Skill/Ability:
   Completion of at least 1 full tutorial of Leo2A5 or M1A2Sep, preferred also M2A2 and or CV-90.
   Working knowledge of Comms procedure.

Dogs Of War Vehicles : (in mission)

NOTICE! This mission is best played with Finnish skin pack mod for best immersion
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Leopard 2A4:
http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=Leopard_2A4
 

CV 90/30-FI
http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=CV_90/30-FI
 

TPz Fuchs 1A6
http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=TPz_Fuchs_1A6
 

GTK Boxer APC (Reserve under penalty trigger)
http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=GTK_Boxer_APC

Biber
http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=Biber

Wisent ARV
http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=Wisent_ARV

Micro-UAV - Carried by XO/D
http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=Micro-UAV

Unimog 1300L Medic
http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=Unimog_1300L_Medic

Ural 4320 / Supply / Repair
http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=Ural_4320


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As addition some real life photos from area.

Beaver's bridge


Suomussalmi "Town" entrance


Suomussalmi "Town" church


View from south of Suomussalmi "town" Church.


University Crossroad from east.


Crossroad just before city of Suomussalmi


E65 Road to west, located to south of Lake Kianta, north part or Suomussalmi City
« Last Edit: June 20, 2015, 02:39:42 PM by Lumituisku »

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Re: D.O.W. Saturday Mission 20/06/15 - Taking back Suomussalmi
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 12:14:31 PM »

Fast guide of what to do to be able to use CV9030 on short distance engagements
and in emergency situation.

 

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Re: D.O.W. Saturday Mission 20/06/15 - Taking back Suomussalmi
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 04:05:21 PM »
Ok people! Listen up!
Commander Cougar will be at the helm of this mission. Be prepared to have some integrated coordination and effort between units/teams. I have a plan made, and will brief it ASAP into the mission NLT 2010 GMT. Warning I will be cranky from lack of sleep. Be prepared to operated the vehicles as we will need all of them, and we do not have many to go around. If you lose a vehicle, it is likely you will not get one, but will have to gun or drive for someone, or maybe even become the supply/support units.

Warning order is as follows.
Task force delta will move East NLT 2020GMT in order to secure both the east and west bridge areas, move and defeat any armor in the old town, turn south, clear and secure the university, and setup a blocking position over watching our FASCAM to the east. We will then push south securing the bridge, and turning west to meet with the main force. Commanders and soldiers are instructed to prepare for combat operations to include bridge crossings, amphibious operations, urban ops, clearing ops, and close range fighting. We will not be returning to our assemble area, and you should prepare for a minimum or 2-4 hours of continuous fighting. We will take losses so be prepared. Get your men and vehicles ready. Time is not 1505 GMT. Any questions have them ready for the briefing.

This should be a fun immersive mission, and with your excellent skills and performance today, we will be victorious for our homeland.

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Re: D.O.W. Saturday Mission 20/06/15 - Taking back Suomussalmi
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 05:23:19 PM »
Lumi has put in a lot of time, effort and research.

A BIG thank you from me Lumi

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Re: D.O.W. Saturday Mission 20/06/15 - Taking back Suomussalmi
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 05:26:56 PM »

Let's hope that this works out as well as we all hope. Thank you both and many others for your support. :D   

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Re: D.O.W. Saturday Mission 20/06/15 - Taking back Suomussalmi
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 06:12:06 PM »

And Cougar. Sleep deprivation makes this mission even more immersive. Think about attack at the middle of Summer night in Finland when most of Foreigners have very hard time to sleep, and some native Finns as well.

Though same applies to possible enemy as well. They must be very cranky from lack of sleep. In mission you will discover why. :D 

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Re: D.O.W. Saturday Mission 20/06/15 - Taking back Suomussalmi
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2015, 07:46:29 PM »
I found video of Suomussalmi. This is not so good quality but I discovered that this video is actually same road that you are going to run in mission.

Just in reverse course. From City to town.. and at the end it goes over beavers bridge. 

 

Another video this time from air.

 
« Last Edit: June 20, 2015, 07:56:06 PM by Lumituisku »

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Re: D.O.W. Saturday Mission 20/06/15 - Taking back Suomussalmi
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2015, 11:37:21 PM »
Great mission Lumi. Very well thought out and immersive.

Thank you

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Re: D.O.W. Saturday Mission 20/06/15 - Taking back Suomussalmi
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 01:35:54 PM »

So, after watching our Twitch stream I have few thought's to say.

Leopards were way too front, and as we all know "now" Thermal imager's on leos are not that good, to spot dug in enemy infantry.
CV90:s then again can do that, and can engage those as well for fairly long distances.

Most of the cv90:s were at the rear like if reserve for long time, and even when they came to look around it looked that they didn't truly dare to drive out of woods to be able to properly observe eastern coastlines. And I wonder is players even used CV:s high magnification zoom on TI to scan shorelines. If so you would definitely have spotted enemy way more early than you did yesterday.

All those who scored helo kills. Great work! For a while I was afraid that you would get your asses kicked since of those but you proved otherwise, great work!

PS your infantry at the shore was very vulnerable to artillery fire. Fortunately by then you had god all my artillery spotters killed otherwise lake Kianta would have received reddish western shore line.






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