This game and contest was sponsered by
The Special Forces Association Ch XIV Monterey.
1. Rapid reaction pistol
Gold - SPC Harper Evens, 75th Rangers Silver - Brian Kelly Bronze - Brian Davidson
2. Rapid reaction rifle semi
Gold - Brian Davidson Silver - SPC Harper Evens, 75th Rangers Bronze - Alan Day
3. Rapid reaction rifle automatic
Gold - Brian Davidson Silver - Alan Day Bronze - SPC Harper Evens, 75th Rangers
4. Rifle to pistol transition
Gold - SPC Harper Evens, 75th Rangers Silver - Brian Davidson Bronze - Brian Kelly
5. Way Point Rambo
Gold - Evan Bryn Silver - David Gage Bronze - Colton Smith
AAR 17 April 2012
Our suprise insertion was foiled by a trainees on patrol led by Red Star trainers. The recruts kept us from over running their training camp.
AAR – 20 May 2012
For the past month, Intel has been picking up chatter in the area of San Benito from the local dictator, President Fidel Gomez – a strong backing voice for Red Star. With the whereabouts of transmitter discovered, command decided to act. The mission was determined to airlift a force into the edge of hostile territory, proceed on foot to the transmitter, attach our own transmitter, and rebroadcast our message over President Gomez’s. Of course these situations are always easier from up top and thousands of miles away from the actual action. Mike Force was granted the task.
After being airlifted into the designated LZ, Mike Force split into three teams – ARC1, ARC2, and RECONDO – and we proceeded to our designated areas to prep for assault on the town and take over the radio transmitter. Along the way, we met no resistance save for foxtails and the occasional ground squirrels running for cover. However, once we hit the ridgeline, the situation turned ugly as we ran into a sizeable force of Red Star mercenaries.
With Red Star dug in, the Mike Force operatives were hard pressed to gain our staging area on the ridgeline. With constant pressure, we were able to slowly drive out the opposition and push them back far enough to get our radio transmitter in place and begin rebroadcasting over President Gomez’s signal. The next 30 minutes were critical to the mission success. Red Star continually aggressing on us in the town, we fought to hold out while our broadcast finished and President Gomez ended his original transmission.
We were successfully able to hold our ground and complete the mission. With the transmission successfully disrupted, we retreated back to our original extraction to await our airlift out. Unfortunately, that never happened. Response came in that “The landing zone is too hot…” and that we were to proceed to an alternate location and wait for further orders.
We moved quickly, along the dry riverbed to the next town expecting to be able to hold up there and set up defense. Again, we ran into another team of Red Star. As we assaulted over the ridgeline and into the village, the Mike Force team was able to gain a foothold and begin “clearing” out the Red Star forces and setup defense. But the battle was far from finished. The Red Star team from the first town had not given up and followed us to the village where they kept the pressure on.
Slowly over time, the gunfire slowed until quiet fell on the town. With nightfall coming, we wait for the next wave of aggression. But for today – mission successful.
AAR 10 June 2012
With updated intel, Top Brass decided that we had the initiative and momentum for an assault on a key structure. Ordered came down from up on high that we were to take over, control, and if necessary, destroy the bridge in the area of San Benito. With some ample time, Mike Force was able to gather a strong force, coordinate logistics and local reinforcements if needed, and make a push for the bridge. This was to be a day time attack.
We were trucked in by M-113 APC’s, but had to abandon them and hump it in on foot due to the difficult terrain. The first leg up the dry riverbed was quiet. As cliché as it sounds… too quiet. Of course, it wasn’t long before we found out why. The San Benito Army and Red Star were lying in wait. Initial intel reports were fuzzy at best, and we had no idea how many there were. As the fighting escalated, we were taking a good amount of fire. Any ground gained was hard fought. Not only did they hold the high ground, but they also had time to setup, find cover, and get dug in. But we had the numbers.
By mid-day, we had taken down a considerable number of the San Benito Army and Red Star troops. Not seeing any reinforcing units we pressed the attack hard. Finally we pushed them off the bridge. When we radioed into command and relayed our status, they gave us a new action. “Continue to attack the enemy combatants.” From there, we decided to pursue the remaining bridge defenders and attack them as we can.
As we followed them out from the bridge, we tracked them to a village on the edge of the river. We started the assault on the village. Again, they were dug in and prepared for an attack. But again, our numbers overwhelmed their position. Pushing them back, street by street… building by building until the last building was declared clear.
We saw no sign of the San Benito Army or Red Star after that but I’m sure some of them escaped to rally more forces in the coming days.
AAR 12 August 2012
Good job on finding the 3 SCUD sites and the command and control center at
Tabuli Village in Arcastan.
The air strikes cleaned up the problem.
AAR 23 September 2012
To those who attended thanks for coming out. Our away game was a great success.
We were pitted against a suprise op-for who turned out to be ARC. The engagement started out as an interesting scenario as Hatfield and McCoys. A team of 3, plus their general was sent to a courthouse where a closed door trial occurred. Our general Myles was there and to settle it with The McCoys general (Dave from ARC) they settled it with a race. When the race started, the McCoys shot Daniel in the back, taking the package.
Our team had to search for a mortar package, take it to the op-for base and blow it up. Our team started fractured, with 50% of our forces out of radio contact or visual. We took our team that was in visual range over a hill side. En-route we spotted the op-for engaged for a moment and realized their base was in sight. We broke contact, engaged the enemy base and took it over. Their team expected our forces to take the road, but we took the hard route riding and by-passing 50% of their forces. Once that was done we took the base and called the mortar strike, this took nearly 1 hour.
Op-for tried to re-engage by attacking in an L shape, one forward, one flank. Unknown to them, we had another team protecting the flank, our other 50% of forces showed up right in time to prevent the flanking maneuver. The op-for, gave up and went home.
The, 2nd game we spent getting overwhelmed by the remaining forces that stayed for the 2nd half and was held to stale mate in the end (we really were about to lose with about 30 sec left).
I talked to Area 48 for some feedback last night, and they loved us. They admitted they kept throwing more and more disabling factors to us and we performed beyond their expectation.
This is exactly what we need to get our name back out there and to prove to players that we are a superior force, not by talking, cheating, but by proving it with skill. Since there are refs out in this field, there is no doubt about that from a third party perspective.
Excellent work out there team. They are asking us to lead another game @ Ivy Ridge next month. As soon as I get the details I'll send out a note.
MSGT Ken Moy
AAR 10 March 2013
We were tasked to recover the second largest diamond in the world by the San Juan Baustia government. At 1000hrs we were inserted at the mouth of the valley by Blackhawk. ODA 831 moved half way up the valley before having contact with enemy forces. Insight of the enemy HQ Self Defense Forces arrived to complete the task of eliminating all bandit resistance and recover the diamond. Extraction was at 1300hrs.