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« on: March 10, 2012, 02:54:18 pm »

Since there doesn't seem to be a Live Updates section, I am declaring this to be the place. No promises, but I'll try to post info, and photos, if the internet holds.

NO ONE ON THE FIELD AT EAST WIND MAY READ THESE. I would even avoid reading your own side's account, as it includes photos and other details you may not have, but (if you have internet) you are absolutely prohibited from reading the opposition posts.
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 06:56:19 pm »

It is a build day. And since I am running around doing stuff (as is everyone else) no important updates or special photos, just a note that you can find all the ones I'll be posting, up here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shoobe01/tags/eastwind2012/

Some pretty good camp overviews for both sides, so check it out. And feel free to post your favorites back here if you just love one.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 08:31:07 pm »

Significant WX threatening all day tomorrow, so much preparation is being made to get everything inside, and secure, to trench the tents adequately, and so on. You may

Speaking of trenching, for all the Archer fans, I personally observed the night shoveling. Sadly, without NODs.


The rain may mean a relatively boring day tomorrow, occupied with more shuffling things around the tent. And, without solid comms, a lot of me getting wet as I walk paper over to the camp.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 11:14:56 am »

Photos of wire laying, some interiors, coming when Hughes gets up to speed, until then, the first real orders.

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FROM: HEADQUARTERS, 8TH GUARDS ARMY
FROM: HEADQUARTERS, 27TH GUARDS MRD
FROM: 5IRB

TO: 7ROTA

CLASSIFICATION: TOP SECRET

11 MAR 1991

MISSION PLAN 110319911215

SITUATION
UNDER CONTINUED NATO ATTACK ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST, AND FOR THE MUTUAL DEFENSE OF IRAN AND THE SOVIET UNION, THE FORCES OF THE USSR HAVE JUST CONDUCTED A SERIES OF CONVENTIONAL AND NUCLEAR STRIKES AGAINST ENEMY LAND AND SEA FORCES IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

ALL THE NATO NATIONS HAVE COMMITTED TO ENFORCEMENT OF THEIR TREATY OBLIGATIONS. CONTINUED NATO ATTACKS ARE EXPECTED, AND MAY TAKE PLACE IN ANY THEATER.

FRIENDLY FORCES THROUGHOUT GSFG ARE ENTIRELY DEPLOYED AND AT THE HIGHEST ALERT STATUS.

NATO FORCES IN GERMANY ARE CONTINUING TO DEPLOY, AND ARE HINDERED BY CIVIL UNREST AND REGUGEE TRAFFIC.


CONCEPT OF OPERATION
MISSION OUTLINE AND GOALS:
DEPLOY FORCES TO RECONNOITER THE AREA OF OPERATIONS AND MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR COMBAT IN AN NBC ENVIRONMENT AGAINST MECHANISED NATO FORCES.

PURPOSE OF MISSION:
BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE AO, ESPECIALLY FOR RESERVISTS AND TROOPS TRANSFERRED FROM OUTSIDE GSFG.

5IRB WILL CONDUCT ROUTE AND ZONE RECONAISSANCE AND REPORT SO MANEUVER COMBAT UNITS CAN EXPLOIT VULNERABILITIES IN TERRAIN AND NATO PREPARATIONS.

MISSION START TIME:
BEGIN THE MISSION NLT 1400L ON 11 MAR 1991.


ECHELONMENT OF FORCES:
FIRST ECHELON:
5IRB WILL PERFORM ROUTE AND ZONE RECONAISSANCE ACROSS THEIR AO.

SECOND ECHELON:
NO ELEMENTS WILL ADVANCE ACROSS THE INTER-GERMAN BORDER. THIS ENTIRE TASK IS ASSIGNED TO 5IRB.

RESERVES:
NONE ASSIGNED


IMMEDIATE TASKS:
AT THE EXECUTION TIME, DESIGNATATED ELEMENTS OF 7 ROTA WILL BEGIN MOVING FROM THEIR START POINT TO CONDUCT A ZONE RECONAISSANCE OF THE PREVIOUSLY-ASSIGNED AO.


SUBSEQUENT TASKS:
1)   PERFORM ROUTE RECON OF ANY ROADS FOUND WHICH ARE NOT ON THE MAP.
2)   FIND SUITABLE COVERED APPROACHES, AND SITES FOR OBSERVATION POSTS AND DEFENSIVE POINTS.
3)   BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES TO EMPLACE SIGNS, ADD CONCEALMENT AND BUILD FORTIFICATIONS.


END STATE:
1)   REPORT PRESENCE, STRENGTH AND COMPOSITION OF ANY ENEMY ENCOUNTERED.
2)   REPORT PRESENCE, NUMBERS AND CONDITION OF ANY CIVILIANS STILL IN THE AREA.
3)   REPORT ON CURRENT LOCATION OF ALL ROADS NOT ON THE MAP, WITH ANNOTATED OVERLAYS.
4)   ESTABLISH DEFILE MARKERS TO AID IN THE SPEEDY, SAFE USE OF ROADS OR TRAILS, DAY OR NIGHT.
5)   ESTABLISH OBSERVATION POINTS AND DEFENSIVE POSITIONS FORWARD OF THE COMPANY HEADQUARTERS.


SCHEME OF MANEUVER
MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO NOT BE OBSERVED BY ENEMY FORCES.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENEMY FORCES BE ENGAGED OR THREATENED. IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE KEEP CALM, AND MAINTAIN CONTROL OF ANY ESCALATION. AVOID ACCIDENTS.

REMAIN WITHIN THE PRE-ESTABLISHED AO.


CONTINGENCIES:
IN THE EVENT OF REGIONAL NUCLEAR ATTACK, WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS MAY BECOME UNRELIABLE. COMPLETE WIRE LOOPS TO HEADQUARTERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

IN THE EVENT YOUR FORCES ARE THREATENED BY ENEMY SOLDIERS, WITHDRAW AND REPORT.

FORTIFICATIONS SHOULD BE BUILT WITH OVERHEAD COVER SUFFICIENT TO PROTECT TROOPS INSIDE AGAINST THE RADIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FALLOUT.

IN THE EVENT AN NBC ATTACK RENDERS THE COMPANY COMBAT INEFFECTIVE, USE ANY MEANS NECESSARY TO NOTIFY THE BATTALION HQ, DIG IN WITH ALL AVAILABLE FORCES AND AWAIT FURTHER ORDERS.


ALGORITHM

METEOROLOGICAL:
WEATHER FOR 11 MARCH 1991 IN BERLIN AND ENVIRONS

HIGH 60° AT 1400
LOW 52° 0700 ON 12 MAR
HUMIDITY 100% UNTIL 1800, DROPPING PRECIPITOUSLY TO 14% OVERNIGHT.
RAIN CONTINUES DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS, WITH A REMAINING ACCUMULATION OF ABOUT 1.5 CM.
THE SKY WILL BE OVERCAST UNTIL THE RAIN CLEARS, THEN SLOWLY DROPS TO 0% MID-DAY ON 12 MAR.
WIND TODAY 10-15 KTS FROM THE NORTHWEST, MOVING TO NORTH LATER IN THE AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT.




SERVICE AND SUPPORT:
CONTINUE TO USE ORGANIC OR ATTACHED ELEMENTS AS NEEDED.

AIR IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR USE WITHIN 10 KM OF THE INTER-GERMAN BORDER.

FIRES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED OUTSIDE OF ORGANIC FIRE SUPPORT.


COMMUNICATION:
PREVIOUSLY ATTACHED.

SOI INFORMATION:
PREVIOUSLY ATTACHED.

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 11:51:43 am »

Brief and somewhat choppy video of motorized wire laying

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shoobe01/6973334421/
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 06:51:20 pm »

I will be following with interest all week.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 08:36:25 pm »

Discussing how the wire laying will go


It wouldn't be a Soviet camp without a dog


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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 08:39:59 pm »

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FROM: HEADQUARTERS, 8TH GUARDS ARMY
FROM: HEADQUARTERS, 27TH GUARDS MRD
FROM: 5IRB

TO: 7ROTA

CLASSIFICATION: TOP SECRET

11 MAR 1991

UPDATE TO THREAT STATUS LEVEL.

SITUATION
INTELLIGENCE NOW REPORTS NATO MAY BE PREPARING SPECIFIC ACTIONS AGAINST THE WARSAW PACT NATIONS IN NORTHERN EUROPE WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

ALL SOLDIERS WILL WEAR FULL COMBAT GEAR WHENEVER OUTSIDE OF THEIR BIVOUAC SITE. THIS INCLUDES NOT JUST PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

AT ALL TIMES WHEN NOT SLEEPING -- OR DETAILED TO WORK PARTIES WHEN EXEMPTED –- HELMETS AND BODY ARMOR WILL BE WORN BY ALL SOLDIERS WHEN WITHIN 60 KM OF ANY BORDER WITH A NATO NATION.

WHENEVER OUTSIDE OF SHELTERS (INCLUDING TENTS), ALL SOLDIERS WILL WEAR EYE PROTECTION.

AT THE DISCRETION OF INDIVIDUAL UNIT COMMANDERS, AMMUNITION MAY BE ISSUED, BUT DO NOT LOAD WEAPONS UNTIL DIRECTED TO DO SO, OR UNDER DIRECT THREAT BY ENEMY FORCES.

NOTE: THERE IS NO CURRENT RADIOLOGICAL THREAT DUE TO FALLOUT FROM MID-EAST NUCLEAR STRIKES.


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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 08:40:56 pm »

Rumors I am spreading, since official word is so narrowly focused and soldiers gossip:


RUMINT:

Nuke strikes in Mid-east earlier today were against
* DHARAN, SAUDI ARABIA (US airbase, and a city)
* PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, SAUDI ARABIA (US/Saudi airbase)
* DOHA, QATAR (US bases and the capital of Qatar, the richest country on the earth and a religious monarchy)
* The Teddy Roosevelt carrier battle group in the Red Sea.

You have heard of rear echelon types who are pleased with the outright death, and have been putting together counts of the capitalist/monarchist dead. It’s a very large number.

The western press is heavily reporting (for no reason you can decipher) that Western Euope is in chaos. There is outright looting, not to mention protests against the simple possibility of the west retaliating with nuclear weapons. So much so, that (combined with disorderly refugee columns) many opposition troops are still in their bases, trapped.

Officially, the war in Iran is going great, and they welcome us as friends from WW2. You haven’t heard a rumor that’s anything but an unmitigated disaster and the Iranians resent our collaboration in the great patriotic war as an occupation. You’ve even heard them go so far as to say thousands of our troops are cut off, and the Iranians are better at using gas than we are.

Everyone being told to prepare for warfare on an atomic battlefield. Not like they are being prepared, but more that the command knows there will be a radioactive wasteland.

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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 11:06:09 am »

Those of you who have access to CNN or the BBC World Service may have already heard the US has attacked one of our own cities, destroying Baku. As yet, no official word, except a coded message to open the safe at the Company HQ, and extract these orders.

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FROM: HEADQUARTERS, 8TH GUARDS ARMY
FROM: HEADQUARTERS, 27TH GUARDS MRD

TO: 5IRB

CLASSIFICATION: TOP SECRET

FORCES OF THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN NUCLEAR COMBAT WITH NATO. IMMEDIATELY MAKE ALL PREPARATIONS TO CONDUCT COMBAT OPERATIONS IN A NUCLEAR ENVIRONMENT.

IMMEDIATELY MAKE PLANS TO CARRY OUT INDEPENDENT COMBAT OPERATIONS WITHOUT RESTRAINT IN YOUR AREA OF OPERATIONS, TO A DEPTH OF 1000 METERS   IN ADVANCE OF THE INTER-GERMAN BORDER.

KEY TASKS:

1) PERFORM RECONAISSANCE TO FIX THE LOCATION OF OPPOSITION FORCES AND DETERMINE THEIR INTENT AND STRENGTH.

2) PERFORM NBC RECONAISSANCE OF THE AO AS NEEDED.

3) COMMUNICATE ALL GATHERED INTELLIGENCE TO HIGHER OR ADJACENT UNITS WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

4) CONDUCT KINETIC COMBAT OPERATIONS AGAINST OPPOSITION FORCES.

5) DENY OPPOSITION FORCES THE USE OF SHELTERS THEY MAY EMPLOY FOR PROTECTION FROM BLAST OR FALLOUT.


NO EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO TREAT OR EVACUATE WOUNDED PERSONNEL INCLUDING RADATION CASUALTIES IF IT CAN IN ANY WAY HINDER COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS.

NO RESOURCES WILL BE EXPENDED ON ASSISTANCE TO THE CIVILIAN POPULATION. ALL EFFORTS WILL BE DIRECTED TO CONDUCT COMBAT OPERATIONS.

THESE ORDERS MAY NOT BE RECINDED OR AMENDED WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORIZATION.

MESSAGE ENDS.

CLASSIFICATION: TOP SECRET
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 07:17:44 pm »

A minimal amount of action today, but mostly sneaking and noise. Though one Ferret was killed with an RPG-26 (if memory serves).

Don't be late for formation!


Awfully sunny and windy. Many flag photos you can use for stock:


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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2012, 08:06:41 pm »

I am ashamed that I didn't notice this earlier.  Many thanks for passing these reports forward.

Urrah comrades, hold fast against the NATO Dogs!
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2012, 09:17:04 pm »

looking great Tovarishi keep up the good fight against the HATO aggressors!
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2012, 06:34:52 am »

Great shot of the formation! Can't wait to get out there but am afraid the weather will be all dreary by the time I arrive...forecast looking worse daily...although 30% tstorms could be anything in OK...
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2012, 06:39:37 pm »

Orders this morning (satcom went down, for real, due to space weather, so this is all being posted late). The revolution is coming to a german town near you:

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FROM: HEADQUARTERS, 8TH GUARDS ARMY
FROM: HEADQUARTERS, 27TH GUARDS MRD
FROM: 5IRB

TO: 7ROTA

CLASSIFICATION: TOP SECRET

11 MAR 1991

UPDATES TO MISSION PLAN 120319911445 FOLLOW

UPDATE TO SITUATION
FRIENDLY FORCES THROUGHOUT GSFG HAVE GENERALLY MADE GREAT STRIDES AGAINST NATO IN THE FRG, AND DISTRACTION OPERATONS IN OTHER COUNTRIES APPEAR TO HAVE THE INTENDED EFFECT OF REDUCING THE ABILITY OF NATO TO GATHER FORCES FROM ADJACENT COUNTRIES.

AT LEAST 25,000 NATO TROOPS HAVE BEEN CUT OFF OR HAVE ACTIVELY SURRENDERED SO FAR.

THERE IS NOTABLE CIVIL UNREST ACROSS THE NATO NATIONS, AND ESPECIALLY IN NATO-OCCUPIED GERMANY. THERE ARE NUMEROUS ROADBLOCKS, AND SOME OF THESE HAVE INCLUDED DIRECT ACTION, SUCH AS FIREBOMBS, EXPLOSIVE DEVICES AND SNIPING ATTACKS AGAINST NATO FORCES.


UPDATES TO CONCEPT OF OPERATION FOLLOW...

UPDATE TO PURPOSE OF MISSION:
ALL ELEMENTS OF 5IRB MUST SEEK OUT ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH ENEMY FORCES IN ORDER TO INFLICT CASUALTIES, AND DRAW THEM INFO AN ACTIVE, THOUGH DEFENSIVE FIGHT. MAKE YOUR FORCES APPEAR STRONG AND WIDESPREAD ENOUGH TO CARRY OUT AN ATTACK IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL SECTOR.


UPDATE TO MISSION START TIME:
ENGAGE NATO FORCES IN OFFENSIVE COMBAT OPERATIONS NLT 1400L.


UPDATE TO IMMEDIATE TASKS:
ELEMENTS OF 7 ROTA WILL MOVE ACROSS THE BORDER INTO NATO-OCCUPIED BERLIN, FIND AND FIX NATO FORCES, AND CONDUCT RAIDS, AMBUSHES OR OTHER HIT-AND-RUN ATTACKS.

UPDATE TO SUBSEQUENT TASKS:
WRITTEN REPORTS ON ENEMY ACTIVITY AND CONTACTS WILL BE PREPARED AND DELIVERED TO 5IRB HQ (OR PICKUP ARRANGED) AT LEAST TWICE AT DAY.


UPDATES TO ALGORITHM FOLLOW...

UPDATE TO METEOROLOGICAL:
OVERALL CONDITIONS SIMILAR TO YESTERDAY.
HIGH TOAY OF 84° F AT 1700, OVERNIGHT LOW OF 63° F JUST BEFORE DAWN. HIGH TOMORROW OF 83° F. 

11 MAR 1991  ---- PAGE 1 ENDS ----




11 MAR 1991  ---- PAGE 2 BEGINS ----

WINDS FROM NNE AT ABOUT 18 MPH, WITH GUSTS TO 26 MPH BETWEEN 1300 - 1600L. WIND DROPS TO 9 MPH FROM THE NORTH OVERNIGHT.
18% CLOUD COVER, INCREASING TO 27% AT DUSK. CONTINUES INCREASING TO 75% AT DAWN TOMORROW.
14 MAR, 20% CHANCE OF THUNDERSHOWERS WITH MINIMAL ACCUMULATION, STARTING AROUND DAWN.


NO ADDITIONAL UPDATES


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