During the week, me and Swordsman played a game of Fireteam. The scenario premise was that NATO forces had pushed back the front line, and a forward US cavalry scout troop had managed to capture an undefended Sa-3 site. The game was to take six turns, and the NATO objective was to hold the SAM site on turn six, and had a bonus objective of eliminating the Warsaw Pact company command squad. NATO reinforcements would arrive at the start of turn 4.
The Warsaw Pact objective was simply to dislodge the Americans from the SAM site, while inflicting maximum casaulties. The Warsaw Pact force consisted of a motor rifle platoon mounted in BMP-1s, with an attached section of T-72Bs, as well as the company command squad in a BMP-1.
The initial NATO force consisted of three M901 ITV TOW carriers, three M113 ACAVs, and three squads of scouts. Reinforcements on turn 4 came in the form of two Bradleys with infantry and a USMC M60A3 with ERA.
I played NATO this time and managed a lot of lucky rolls. Especially the ITVs managed to eliminate a frightening amount of BMPs and T-72s, acting as long range AT-snipers from their position on a forested hillside.
In the end however, although I still had a toe-hold on the SAM site, NATO losses proved too great and Swordsman’s Warsaw Pact won with 1 victory point.