Thursday, May 28, 2020

Summary of Combat Operations, May 28th, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from May 22nd to May 28th, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in eight separate operations against rebel forces in three regions.

1) A task group of 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade was assigned the task of ejecting rebel forces from the town of Klein Pritzier in Rosche Friday night, and eliminating two rebel operatives who had been overseeing the looting of residences and businesses, and kidnapping and torturing potential resistance fighters in the area.

The attack failed when the task force commander was killed.  The operation was abandoned.

2) A detachment from 1st Bn Chernarus 17th Separate Light Rifle Brigade launched an attack in west Khuzhadon in Beketov Friday night.

Two rebel operatives, Ivan Platanov and Roza Vyalitsyna led a rebel light infantry/motorized group to the area to conduct assassinations and execution of local officials.

The mission was successful, and the casualties were moderate. Command squad lost one, while the other rifle rifle squads lost five each. A BRDM scout car was destroyed by an enemy recoilles rifles technical.

Command was unable to locate Vyalitsina and the documents she has been known to carry.  The three supplty trucks were destroyed by artillery fire.

Rebel forces by our own forces account, lost no less than four technicals.

The detachment retreated from town successfully.

3) On Monday a task force from 4th Bn Chernarus 4th Separate Tank Brigade launched an attack on Wellendorf after a rebel armed formation, led by Alexei Yakolev and Margarita Tikhonova, captured the town.

While occupying the town, rebel forces kidnapped some individuals and  robbed some local residences.

CDF forces located and eliminated both operatives, seizing some documents carried by Tikhonova.

Casualties were light with command squad losing one, and 2nd and 3rd squads losing three each. Friendly force retreated from town in good order.

Documents seized are that rebel will attempt another attack in northern Rosche soon. The rebel take over was the first step in that operation.

4) A private contractor special forces team was wiped out Sunday during a mission in Beketov.

The team was attempting to eliminate rebel artillery when they were caught by an ambush.

5) Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade command issued a warning order to a 4th Bn task group that a large rebel armored formation would attempt to take Hanstedt in Rosche by storm.

The CDF group managed to arrive at the area of operation before rebel forces arrived. The rebel force smashed into CDF forces early Monday morning. 

Losses for the task group were heavy. Two tanks were destroyed, along with a BRDM scout car. 2nd Squad's BTR was destroyed by an RPG shot losing four. 3rd squad lost eight. Command squad lost one. One SU-25 ground interdiction fighter was shot down.

By the count in the field, rebel forces lost no fewer than six armor vehicles including two tanks and four BMPs. The remaining task group forces retreated from Hanstedt in good order.

6) Chernarus naval aviation out of the naval aviation air base at Balota launched a two aircraft (SU-25) airstrike against rebel troop concentrations near Khelm in Chernarus Tuesday morning.

The attack destroyed a heavy machine gun technical and eliminated a number of ground troops.

The commander's sircraft was damaged by ground fire, but both pilots returned to base safely.

7) Early Wednesday morning, an element of 3rd Bn, Chernarus 2nd Naval Infantry Brigade launched an airmobile raid inside rebel territory at a poorly defended airfield. Naval Intelligence had received reports that rebel operatives were holding six civilian prisoners they were readying to transport into Russia.

The raiding party eliminated nearly every shooter, downloaded critical computer data and seized telecommunications codebooks.  The raiding party also destroyed an aircraft that was intended to be used to transport the prisoners. Three supply trucks also were destroyed.

Losses were light. Command squad lost one while 2nd squad lost two. The raiding party and the civilian rcaptives were retruned to Chernarus soil safely.

8) A Chernarus private contractor special force team was tasked with eliminating two top rebel operatives in Krasnostav in Chernarus Thursday night.

The operatives, Emmanuel Jovan and Maja Dimitrovska, had an extensive criminal background, and were responsible for a number of executions of Chernarus civilians. Jovan reportedly also was the rebel's top illegal drug maker.

The team entered Krasnostav with the assistance of a Chernarus Defense Forces MI-24 attack helicopter, and eliminated both operatives as well as a number of vehicles and shooters. The team commander seized some valuable intelligence documents off the person of Dimitrovska.

The team escaped into the night without casualties and, avoiding enemy foot patrols, returned to their vessel safely.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Summary of Operations, May 21st, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from May 15th to May 21st, Inclusive.

 Message begins: 

 The tempo of combat operations continued at a moderate pace. Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in six separate operations against rebel forces in four regions. 
 1) A naval infantry task force from 1st Bn Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade attacked the locality of north Ravijoki Friday night. Brigade intelligence staff said that two rebel operatives, Yevgeniy Samarchenko and Jelena Stajsic led a large rebel infantry/techincals group into town in an effort to recruit local labor and shooters. 

 Losses for the operation were heavy. 2nd Squad was wiped out by friendly artillery fire which was aimed at a machine gun technical in the south of town. 3rd squad lost none while command squad lost three including the commander. 

 The task of assassinating Samarchenko and Stajsic was successful. Important intelligence documents were seized. The task force was ordered to retreat in the face of massive enemy reinforcements when the commander was killed. 

 2) Command of Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade received a warning order Saturday afternoon that rebel forces would strike at Klein Pritzier. The task force quickly moved to Klein Pritzier to set up a defense. Reports from the field were that one enemy BRDM and one technical were destroyed along with an undetermined number of infantry.

 Losses to this point were light with command squad and 2nd squad each losing one. Once the retreat orders came down, the real losses began to mount. One of the reinforcing BTR squads lost four, plus their BTR, while the other lost four. Brigade recon section did not expect such a deep penetration of enemy forces, so the brigade commander is requesting an attack on a rebel locale in the west. 

 3) A second task force from 4th Bn Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade launched an attack on Teyendorf, based on recon reports from brigade recon staff, which had been taken over by a rebel force headed by Matija Depreradovich and Svetlana Zhukova. The rebels had taken over the town in search of monetary tribute from residents and to recruit slave labor. 

 The attack was planned to force the bridgehead south of town with covering fire from two tanks, and then moving another tank across the river once command squad could hold a crossroads in town. Command squad led the assault across the bridge, but the assault failed when the commander was killed by a burst from an M2 technical. 

 Brigade command expects another attack will be launched as early as first light Sunday. 

 4) Another warning order to 4th Bn was issued by 10th Separate Tank Brigade command Sunday morning that a rebel armor force was heading to Molbath in Rosche to try to take it by storm. The task force assembled arrived ahead of time to set up a mobile defense against the enemy force. 

 The mission was successful, and losses were moderate: command squad lost one, 2nd squad lost five while 3rd squad lost three. 2nd squad's BTR was destroyed. One tank was repaired in the field but the commander ordered it abandoned after it was found to be out of fuel. Refueling operations would have been far too dangerous. One of the BRDM scout cars was abandoned after it became stuck.

 Two friendly SU-25 ground interdiction aircraft were shot down. Both pilots were lost. The task force riflemen acquitted themselves well by destroying by RPG fire two of the three T-55 tanks. Brigade recon said that they expected rebel forces to try for another coup, as soon as Sunday. 

 5) A task group with 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade was ordered to attack the town of Rassau after brigade command received reports rebel forces had taken over the town. 

 Command squad took the brunt of the losses after it attacked a concentration of rifle forces protecting the rebel command group. The attack failed when the task force commander was killed by a sniper. 

 6) Commander 2nd Bn, Chernarus 33rd Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade received a warning order Tuesday night about a rebel movement into the town of Hirschof in Cham. 

 The task force assembled arrived ahead of the rebel force, but after two tanks were lost, and relief forces were caught by enemy spearheads two kilometers south of town, the task force commander ordered a retreat. 

 The enemy spearheads had engaged and damaged two relief BTR rifle squads, effectively cutting off the task force. The command squad managed to make it through the cordon despite being fired on by a BMP and a T-34 tank. Ad hoc commander of the forces still in town, Sr. Lt Masin managed to organze a breakout using the sole remaining tank. Losses were heavy. Two tanks were destroyed in town, 2nd squad lost five and 3rd squad lost eight. One relief squad lost six, while the other lost seven.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Summary of Operations, May 14th, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from May 8th to May 14th, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a moderate pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in six separate operations against rebel forces in four regions.

1) A task force formed from 3rd Bn, Chernarus 13th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade, attacked the locality of Bozkoy in Gunkizli Friday evening after brigade recon staff learned that a rebel group, led by criminal commander Georgi Horvat, had taken over the town.

Horvat and a substantial military force were sent to Bozkoy to establish rebel dominance, to enable their various criminal enterprises, including smuggling, drug manufacturing and human trafficking

Horvat and his unidentified female assistant were killed by Chernarus army troops. 

The cost of the operation was very heavy: 3rd squad was wiped out presumably by an RPG shot, including its BTR. 2nd squad lost four. The commander was killed in the operation.

Documents seized from the person of the female assistant, said that rebel forces will continue to infiltrate south and make continual attempts to establish their dominance in villages

Other action in the operation included two separate fire fights between CDF armor and rebel foot patrols.  Both engagements were not decided. A separate patrol, which took place Thursday also engaged an enemy patrol, but failed to find the bandits. That patrol returned to base without further incident.

2) Chernarus Naval Forces launched an air strike out of the naval aviation base at Balota against rebel occupying forces in Krasnostav in Chernarus Friday morning.

Chernarus Coastal Operation Group recon staff received word overnight that rebel forces were moving into Krasnostav.  Recon staff said the rebel move was in response to an ongoing dispute between the town mayor and rebel commanders over food, material, and labor requisitions.

A subsequent bomb damage assessment team in this form of a Chernarus naval infantry rifle squad (3rd Bn (Airmobile)) Chernarus 2nd Naval Infantry Brigade) was dispatched by MI-17 transport, to mop up remaining rebel forces.

Both pilots in the airstrikes and all elements of the bomb assessment team returned to base safely.

Bomb damage assessment reports from Chernarus Coastal Operations Group are usually classified, but it is said the damage to rebel forces was heavy.

3) A private contractor special forces team was inserted near Kozlovo in Beketov Saturday morning to locate and destroy a rebel helicopter.

The mission was a success, but losses were high. While evacuating via gunship, the commander died from his wounds. The team also lost its medic.

The loss of the helicopter and the acquisition of new intelligence has severely damaged rebels' efforts in the region.

3) Also on Saturday, an element of 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade launched an attack on Schlieckau in Rosche after brigade recon staff determined a large rebel force has taken over the town the night before.

The task force failed in its attempt to eject rebel forces from town, and was forced to withdraw back to base.

The task force commander was killed in the attack.

4) On Sunday, 4th battalion command of Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade sent out a task group on reports the rebels would attempt to take Teyendorf in Rosche from the march.

The operation encountered problems from the start, especially with the lack of engineering reports on river crossings on Wipperau River. The task force was forced to squeeze its forces through the choke point of a bridge to the south of Teyendorf to get into town to set up a mobile defense.

The first encounter was west of Teyendorf with a group of technicals, which attacked friendly forces as they made their way east into town.  2nd squad lost five in an encounter with a heavy machine gun technical. A scout BRDM lost its commander and was forced back.

Rebels threw their tracked vehicles into the fight in town losing all of them especially their T-55 tanks and BMP IVFs.

As night fell, the task force was retreated back across the river to safety.

Brigade command sent out a warning order of an impending rebel attack in Rosche in the west.

5) On Tuesday a task force from 4th Bn Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade was ordered to Hanstedt in Roshe on news rebel forces, led by Georgi Horvat and Floriana Vuthaj, had entered town and had taken over.

Losses were heavy for CDF forces with 2nd squad losing six, 3rd squad losing 10 and command squad losing four.  A tank was rendered ineffective when its commander was killed.

The rebel leadership was wiped out and the town was cleared of rebel forces.  Three supply trucks were destroyed as well as a number of rebel armor vehicles.

Intelligence documents taken from the person of Floriana Vuthaj indicated rebel forces would attempt another attack in the west, but failed to mention where.

The remainder of CDF forces retreated back to base in good order.

Addendum: The task force commander initially ordered concentric attacks on Hanstedt, with 2nd and 3rd squads attacking west from the march along with all three tanks, and command squad attacking from the southeast. This maneuvver effectly cut off the main north south road leading into town, and placed the task force strike element as an armor block against enemy reinforcements

The initial encounter for the command squad was a rebel foot patrol south of town. Command squad continued to penetrate into town, eliminating most of the patrol, but experiencing some losses in infantry.

6) On Wednesday, a task group formed from 2nd Bn, Chernarus 17th Separate Light Rifle Brgade launched an attack on Sevastianovo in Beketov after brigade recon staff learned the town has been taken over by a rebel infantry/light vehicle force.

Losses in the operation were light with 3rd squad loosing three, and command squad losing one.  A CDF MI-24 attack helicopter was shot down near Sevastianovo,  with one crew surviving.

Ultimately, the attack failed. The task  group command was killed in his final assault to eliminate the rebel command group

Friday, May 8, 2020

Summary of Combat Operations, May 7th, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from May 1st to May 7th, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a moderate pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in five separate operations against rebel forces in five regions.

1) A task force formed from 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade, moved to Nateln in Rosche to intercept a rebel armor force, and to prevent it from moving further south.

The mission was successful but the costs were high: two Chernarus Air Force SU-25 ground interdiction fighters were lost.  2nd Squad lost their BTR and three riflemen, while 3rd squad lost two.

Brigade recon staff said that the rebels will make another attempt to move south.

2) Saturday afternoon, 1st Bn, Chernarus 17th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was assigned the task of overseeing the evacuation of a small number of civilians from Shagrenovo in Beketov.

Many of those civilians, half of them female had been under threat by insurgent forces to be captured or killed, so the brigade commander decided to assign a small task force to protect Shagrenovo as civilians gathered to be taken to safety.

Some smaller sub operations were conducted, one of them being hunting and eliminating an enemy foot patrol which threatened the evacuation plans. A friendly foot patrol was almost destroyed, even with artillery fire support. The enemy patrol was found and destroyed.

The second smaller operation included clearing the airfield south of Shagrenovo of enemy forces who form the basis of patrols in the west Treshka River area.

Losses were high in defending the evacuation with command squad being wiped out, 2nd squad losing four and third squad losing two.

 No heavy vehicles were lost in the evacuation.

 The civilians arrived safely.

 3) On Sunday, Chernarus naval pilots launched two air strikes against enemy targets. The first was a nocturnal sortie against an enemy freighter and three escort ships anchored off the eastern coast of Chernarus, moving supplies to rebel troops. The sorties destroyed the ships.

 The pilots returned to their base at Balota safely.

 In the second mission, another nocturnal airstrike was launched on reports that rebels were amassing troops near Khelm.

 Bomb damage assessments reported the airstrike did considerable damage to rebel troops concentrations in the area, damage which included two AGS technicals.

 Both pilots returned to their base at Balota safely.

 4) On Wednesday, a task force from 2nd Bn Chernarus 2nd Naval Infantry Brigade attacked Dorida in Altis with the task of eliminating a criminal command group headed by Ruslan Kravchuk.

 In the initial landing the force encountered and destroyed a beach patrol , then proceeded inland, and cleared a built up area of enemy troops.

 In Dorida, command squad located a destroyed the command group, seized documents, and destroyed enemy supply trucks.

 Losses were heavy: Command squad lost two, 2nd squad lost three while 3rd  squad lost nine. 2nd squad was folded into 3rd squad for the last stages of the attack.

 All friendly ground forces withdrew from Dorida safely.

 Two Greek F-4 Phantoms participated in the attack, but both were shot down. All air crews were killed.

 5) Also on Wednesday, a task force from 2nd Bn Chernarus 33rd Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to Hirschhoff in Cham to eliminate a criminal command group.

 The mission was a success. Losses were moderate with 2nd and 3rd squads losing one rifleman.  During the retreat, Chernarus tank engaged rebel armor. One friendly T-72 tank was damaged and abandoned after a tank gun fight with a T-55. Enemy losses were indeterminate.

 Documents seized indicated that the rebel moves into Hirschoff may have been a outlier, that rebel commanders do not expect to gain ground in Cham.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, April 30th

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from April 24th to April 30th, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a slower pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in five separate operations against rebel forces in three regions.

1) On Friday,In an early night mission a task force went to Balyvitsa in Leskovets to locate and eliminate a criminal command group and clear the town of rebel forces which had taken over.

Losses for the task force were moderate, but the commander was killed and the task force was ordered to withdraw.

Brigade recon staff says they expect rebel forces to continue to hold far western Leskovets.

Because of the rebel attack on Balyvitsa, Chernarus 7th Motorized Rifle Brigade is expected to step up operations in Leskovets in the near future.

2) On Saturday, a  Cherarus private contractor special forces team was sent to Beketov on a number of tasks, including the destruction of an advanced ATGM technical.

Most of the team extracted safely but the commander was killed after he was separated from his team.

3) Also on Saturday, 1st Bn Chernarus 7th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade moved to Leskovets in the east to stop an enemy advance in the town of Leskovets. Brigade recon staff detected rebel movement of mobile forces using monitoring of cell phone calls and other means of communication.

Friendly forces held the town, preventing rebel forces from ejecting them from town. Losses were moderate. 2nd squad lost five. 3rd squad lost eight and command squad lost six. The task force commander was killed.

Brigade recon staff says the attempt to overrun Leskovets town was an outlier, and that the main objective for rebel forces still is in the west.

4) A Chernarus task force from 1st Bn, Chernarus 7th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade returned to west Granichak in Leskovets Sunday morning in an operation intended to intercept a large rebel armor force.

The Chernarus task force was withdrawn from Granichak and commenced operations intended to clear the armor block. Most of the original task force left Granichak in orderly fashion and intact. 

The tanks and the command squad attempted to clear the armor block, destroying one T-55 tank and one BMP-2 tank

The commander was killed in the subsequent operation.

5) 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade, part of 43rd Rifle Corps encountered an enemy mobile force heading towards near Klein Malchau in Rosche Thursday night.

In total, friendly forces lost two riflemen, and one BRDM scout car crewman in the fighting. Reports from the site of battle say the rebels lost at least six tanks and as many BMPs and technicals.

10th Tank Brigade recon staff say the battle struck a severe blow against rebel forces in the region.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Announcement from Chernarus Coastal Operations Group

From: Command, Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Brigade Assignments

1st Bn, 7th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade, part of 2nd Army Corps has withdrawn from the forward zone in Leskovets for rest and refitting. The unit is expected to be activated again in a few weeks. 2nd Bn has been ordered to take up defensive positions in 1st Bn's area of operation until 1st Bn is readied for further operations.

4th Bn, 10th Separate Tank Brigade, part of 43rd Mountain Rifle Corps has been assigned to Rosche to begin operations inn that region. Those combat operations will begin by this weekend.

See current  assignments here.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from April 17th to April 23rd

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from April 17th to April 23rd, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in eight separate operations against rebel forces in three regions.

1) On Sunday, an early morning SU-25 naval aviation sortie was launched in response to the rebel deployment of two ZU-23 antiaircraft trucks on Black Mountain.

Both vehicles were successfully eliminated, and the pilots returned to the naval aviation base at Balota.

The sortie lasted 13 minutes.

One pilot was wounded in the action.

2) Also on early Sunday, Chernarus naval intelligence located four supply trucks the rebels had staged near Pobeda Dam.  A two aircraft SU-25 stortie from Balota was launched.

All four supply vehicles were destroyed. The sortie returned to base safetly.

The sortie lasted 18 minutes.

3) Again, on Sunday, a task group with 1st Bn, Chernarus 7th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade went to Balyvitsa in Leskovets to recover a tank abandoned in an earlier operation.

The operation was abandoned when the commander was killed.

4) On Monday, a battle group from Chernarus 7th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to Kostensi in Leskovets to eliminate Enver Hoxha and Bonjana Dubrojevic, both of whom were part of a criminal command group which had taken over the town.

As in the operation the week before, command squad executed a large enveloping movement to the west, and began to clear the town.

An enemy infantry counterattack overwhelmed command squad. The task force was withdrawn due to heavy losses. The commander was killed.

5) Also on Monday, a sortie of two Chernarus Naval aviation SU-25 fighters destroyed five rebel ships. The ships, four sub chasers and a freighter were about to offload supplies to rebel forces north of Berezino, when they were spotted by air patrols.

No friendly forces suffered casualties.

The sortie lasted 18 minutes.

6) On Tuesday Chernarus Naval Aviation Forces launched two SU-25 air strikes in response to rebel moves.

The first airstrike was near Krasnostav, where rebels had built up an infantry/mobile force.  At least one technical was destroyed in the sortie.

No friendly forces suffered casualties. 

The sortie lasted 18 minutes.

The second airstrike was near Pobeda Dam, where for the second time in two days, rebel forces deployed four BM-21 rocket artillery launchers. 

All four artillery launchers were destroyed.

Friendly forces suffered no casualties.

The sortie lasted 13 minutes.

7) On Wednesday, a strike element of 1st Bn Chernarus 7th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to clear east Granichak (Leskovets) of rebel troops.

The main task for the task force was the elimination of the criminal command group headed by Georgi Horvat and Annet Rulin. 

On the road march to the area of operation, the task force encountered at least two enemy foot patrols. An unplanned sweep by command squad failed to turn up any of the patrols.  3rd Squad lost one from enemy patrol actions.

The initial attack on the town was quick and violent for enemy troops. However, 2nd squad became wedged north of the main highway and then overwhelmed by enemy reinforcements pouring in from the north, which included a BMP IFV.  2nd squad was wiped out.

Once the order came down to withdraw, command squad, supported by a BRDM scout car and a tank, fought a brief firefight against an enemy infantry block south of town, identified as Serb solders.

In the retreat, the task force encountered one of the foot patrols from earlier. Command squad wiped them out.

Documents seized from the person of Rulin showed rebels will continue attacking in the west, and that they have the troops to force a decision.

8) On Thursday, two separate Chernarus Naval Aviation SU-25 sorties were launched against rebel forces.

The first sortie was a night mission intended to attack and destroy rebel forces in east Krasnostav.

Rebel forces suffered critical loses at Krasnostav including two technicals and two supply trucks.

The mission lasted 15 minutes.

The first sortie lost an aircraft.

The second sortie was sent to an area near Pobeda Dam to destroy four BM-21 rocket artillery  launchers for the third time in two days.

All four launchers were destroyed.

The sortie suffered no casualties.

A subsequent landing by an airmobile Naval Infantry bomb damage assessment group confirmed the damage assessment.