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BP1 Scrim Awards
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:38:10 PM »
29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
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2Lt. Patterson's After Action Report: BP1's deployment against the Panzer Lehr 901 in Putot En Bessin.


On Sunday the fourth of August 2014 my platoon deployed against the Panzer Lehr 901 over the village of Putot En Bessin. Each unit had a chance of attacking and defending the centre of the village.

Each unit had thirty-two players for the scrim. The enemy had a large HQ squad and four small squads of around six men.

For our defence we set up all around the town, with reserves in the objectives.

S1 set up in the south, defending the Silo Tower and the surrounding area.
S2 set up in the west and central parts of the town; occupying the buildings between Silo and Crossroads and near Cachette road.
S3 set up in the north and east towards Brettville and the church.

The enemy spent the first fifteen of their allocated thirty minutes encircling us on foot. They avoided contact and kept out of sight. By doing this we had no idea for sure how many enemy soldiers were in which area. I decided to maintain al all-round defence and let the timer count down.
Eventually they attacked in force from three directions at once. Towards Cachette from the west, towards crossroads from the north and from the church. They made use of their MG42's to give covering fire and encircled us as they approached the village.
We had expected a sudden attack from multiple fronts so we were not surprised. Although we were encircled, we had buildings for cover whilst they only had fields and hedgerows. Our defence had no gaps and none of the enemy went unnoticed in their attack. Their MG fire was accurate and those of us who were suppressed had to relocate. Those who were not suppressed fired on the rapidly approaching enemy with devastating effect. Entire enemy squads were wiped out in the fields and not a single enemy managed to reach any of the objectives. Enemy survivors simply fell back to the hedges to await the end of time. The round ended with BP1 killing all but three of the enemy with no losses of our own.

After the success of the first round, rather than being pleased with the results, I was worried. Panzer Lehr 90 had some good players, yet they had been eliminated fairly easily. This only made me dread our attack even more. I knew we could beat them in CQB if only we could just make it close enough to the objectives while avoiding the killing zones that surround the town.

Our attack plan was the result of many weeks of trial and error against our fellow Baker platoons. We owe BP2 and BP3 a lot.
S1 planned to attack on their own from the south to see if they could break through. If they could, they would secure the farm overlooking S2's approach and prevent the enemy from using it to take the tower. If the enemy were too dug in they would fall back to assist elsewhere. S2 and S3 where to move round to the west with their two half-tracks and then attack jointly from the north east and north.

S1 drove their half track to the railway underpass and dismounted out of zook range. They then climbed on to the hill, over the tracks and crossed through the hedges at the shortest point to the farms. By crossing at the shortest point they minimized their exposure to enemy fire. S1 also left a small cover team consisting of a MG and two riflemen to shoot any enemies that opened fire from farm. A small team from S1 also took the most eastern farm and eliminated an enemy squad in Manor, whilst taking several casualties.
From the western farm S1 pushed north past some terraced houses. They reached a road going from east to west through the town with a long wall on the northern side. It is here they reached a dilemma: If they followed the wall north-west they would come out into an open field overlooked by Cachette and the terraces around Silo. If they followed the wall south-east they would reach the main north-south road, which can be seen by the enemy. Fortunately we had practised for this and had found a third way. On the side of the road, next to the wall is a small signpost. One can mantle on to the sign post, jump from it onto the wall and from there crawl along the top of the wall, using the hedge growing up it as concealment, drop onto the other side and quickly move into the terraces next to silo. By using this route S1 entered the terraces next to Silo, cleared their way through them and eventually reached the the Silo objective itself. They were able to get sufficient men into the objective and clear enough enemy to capture and hold the Silo, gaining one of the two objectives needed for victory.

S2's approach was longer and they arrived at the town around five minutes after S1. They had driven all the way around the town to the west, out of sight of the enemy. From there they headed north to the Putot-North End and then cut across east towards Church. After securing the church S2 prepared for their approach. They attacked the crossroads by following a small track south of the church. They got to the crossroads with minimal casualties and set to work getting men into the eastern crossroads building. They secured the building and then dug in to hold the objective.

S3's approached from the north of the town. Like S2 they headed west first, swung round to Putot North End and dismounted their half tracks. They then fought their way South and took the buildings around Brettville road. From this position they could fire south onto the various crossroad buildings. They put effective fire onto the enemy positions killing many and relocating others. This took a lot of pressure of S2  and was definitely a contributing factor in S2’s successful approach. Once S2 had secured the eastern crossroads building, they switched to the defence of the building and began returning fire on the other crossroads buildings, this then allowed S3 to move up to the the building opposite S2’s and together they secured the objective.

At this point all squads held position and defended their objectives until the time ran out. By holding Crossroads and Silo we won the attack. With a victory in both rounds, we had won the scrim.

Overall the hardest part of the scrim was the approach. If done wrong it is possible to lose many men in the open fields around the town as Panzer Lehr 90 did. By training so thoroughly for the approaches we were able to get close enough to the town to put our superior CQB skills to use. Once the squads had reached the town I was confident in our victory.

My most sincerest thanks go to BP2 and BP3 for helping us in our training, and to HQ for giving us this opportunity to prove ourselves.

Well fought to the Panzer Lehr 901 and I hope we can look forward to future scrims between our two units.



2Lt. Patterson
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Second Lieutenant Elliott L. Patterson
2Lt. Patterson completely devoted him self to preparing the platoon for the scrim and successfully lead the platoon to victory. For this he is awarded the  Legion of Merit and the World War II Victory Medal.

Staff Sergeant Mark A. Hartley
SSgt Hartley's commitment to winning the scrim was immense. For eight weeks he assisted 2Lt. Patterson in the training for the scrim, as-well as attending many, many squad drills. His insights and opinions helped shape what came to be BP1's final plan and because of this his role in the winning of the scrim was very great indeed.

For his planning and  overseeing of the scrim preparation, SSgt Hartley is awarded the Soldier's Medal as well as the  World War II Victory Medal.

Sergeant Blake S. Jessop
For his victory in battle, Sergeant Blake S. Jessop is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Sergeant Blake S. Jessop is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Sergeant Sander P. Kruithof
For his victory in battle, Sergeant Sander P. Kruithof is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal.

Sergeant Carl J. Ternby
For his victory in battle, Sergeant Carl J. Ternbyi is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Sergeant Carl J. Ternby is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Corporal Seth W. Blouin
For his victory in battle, Corporal Seth W. Blouin is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal.

Corporal Joris Corrion
For his victory in battle, Corporal Joris Corrion is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal.

Corporal Frederik Egelund
For his victory in battle, Corporal Frederik Egelund is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Corporal Frederik Egelund is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Corporal Martin O. Jänsch
For his victory in battle, Corporal Martin O. Jänsch is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal.

Technician, 5th Grade Juuso Jarvinen
As Platoon Sniper, T/5 Jarvinen acted independently of the squads in order to respond to enemy threats using his unique skill set.
In the second round he joined S3 at the north side of Putot North End. There he engaged the enemy in the Cachette buildings and enabled S3 to cross open ground and get into  buildings and cover.
An enemy machine-gunner, AT soldier and rifleman engaged S3 at the Crossroads from an attic. T/5 Jarvinen remained patient, waiting for the enemy to present a clear shot. Desperate to stop S3, the enemy appeared at the windows and all three where dispatched by T/5 Jarvinen.

Moving onto the Crossroads squad three faced contacts from the Manor. T/5 Jarvinen once again assisted S3 by killing one of the contacts in the Manor and drawing the fire of the remaining enemy until T/5 Jarvinen was fatally hit.

T/5 Jarvinen's actions ensured S3 was able to cross open ground safely and engage the enemy as well as reducing the enemy's numbers by killing four of them, including an MG.
He is awarded the Bronze Star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Technician, 5th Grade Johnathan S. Kouters
As S1's MG, it was T/5 Kouters job to support their approach in the attack. However early on in the round T/5 Kouters was shot in the head while giving covering fire.
That was not the end for T/5 Kouters however, though momentarily dazed, he simply relocated position and resumed firing back at the enemy in support of his squad. While a lesser machine gunner might of been unsettled after such a close shave, T/5 Kouters was not phased and gunned down three enemies who were trying to shoot at his squad mates from their windows overlooking S1's approach.

T/5 Kouters remained engaged with the enemy following his injury and helped impact the outcome of the scrim.
He is awarded the Purple Heart, the World War II Victory Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Technician, 5th Grade Chris J. Kabeya
For his victory in battle, Technician, 5th Grade Chris J. Kabeya is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Technician, 5th Grade Chris J. Kabeya is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Technician, 5th Grade Cedric F. Martens
For his victory in battle, Technician, 5th Grade Cedric F. Martens is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal.

Technician, 5th Grade Maciej Z. Slomczynski
For his victory in battle, Technician, 5th Grade Maciej Z. Slomczynski is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Technician, 5th Grade Maciej Z. Slomczynski is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Thimo R. Friesenhan
In the second round PFC Friesenhan moved up with his squad, supporting their attack with his BAR. PFC Friesenhan briefly paused to eliminate two enemies in quick succession who were firing at S1 from a terraced house close to the Silo objective. He then positioned himself behind his squad to fire on any more enemies who still dared to show themselves in the windows.
After S1 had capped the Silo objective the enemy began moving reinforcements into the adjoining building as part of a counter-attack. Once the cap point became contested 50/50 PFC Friesenhan was sent forwards to eliminate the reinforcements so his squad could maintain control of the cap.

Acting independently PFC Friesenhan made his way round the Silo and entered the adjoining building which the enemy had occupied. At the entrance he eliminated two enemies who were attempting to get to the cap zone. He then proceeded into the building and up the stairs. Moving through the building, PFC Friesenhan eliminated another two enemies and ensured that they could not retake the cap zone.

PFC Friesenhan played a vital part in securing BP1's victory by clearing out the cap zone and killing six of the enemy.
He is awarded the Silver Star and the World War II Victory Medal.

Private, First Class Luke W. Hardy
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Luke W. Hardy is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Luke W. Hardy is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Martin P. Judge
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Luke W. Hardy is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Luke W. Hardy is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Toby J. Lacey
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Toby J. Lacey is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Toby J. Lacey is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Patrik L. Ljung
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Patrik L. Ljung is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Patrik L. Ljung is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Brian W. Maloney
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Brian W. Maloney is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Brian W. Maloney is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Kristian K. Månsson
PFC Mansson gave a near perfect show of skill and initiative during the scrim. He managed to hold fast during a heavy enemy assault and was the critical asset on clearing the remaining attackers out a building. Overall he was one of the main factors in S3's defense during the scrim and by his actions prevented the loss of any of S3's lives.
In total PFC Mansson had five kills during the defense
He is awarded the Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal.

Private, First Class Christensen Morten
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Luke W. Hardy is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Luke W. Hardy is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Liam D. Pike
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Liam D. Pik is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Liam D. Pik is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Niko A. Räsänen
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Luke W. Hardy is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Luke W. Hardy is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Luke M. Rodgers
During the defence of Cachette road an enemy ran through the hedges and sprayed PFC Rodgers with an MP40 reducing him to just 1% health. Despite his wounds, PFC Rodgers responded with SMG fire of his own, eliminating two attacking enemies with a grease gun. He continued to defend the area for the remainder of the round.
He is awarded the Purple Heart and the World War II Victory Medal.

Private, First Class Clifford T. Saunders-Priem
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Clifford T. Saunders-Priem is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Clifford T. Saunders-Priem is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Baptiste J. Siame
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Baptiste J. Siame is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Baptiste J. Siame is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Mike Sterk
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Mike Sterk is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Mike Sterk is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private, First Class Callum J. Whitehouse
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Callum J. Whitehouse is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Callum J. Whitehouse is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private Diego B. Branco
Pvt. Branco was in the initial attack on the Silo cap zone, his quick thinking and initiative played a great role in securing the objective and thus winning the attack.

When S1 first got into the cap zone the enemy simply had too many people in the cap. S1 did not have the manpower to take it, and a risk of a stalemate emerged.
Uusing his initiative, Pvt. Branco eagerly asked his Squad Leader if he could run outside the building and attempt to killsome of the enemy using his grenades. Once granted permission the Pvt hurried outside and with great skill, killed two of the enemy by throwing grenades into the second floor windows of the silo building.
Pvt. Branco then assaulted the building adjoining Silo where he shot a third Axis.
Because of the Pvt. Branco's quick thinking and ability, the stalemate was broken and S1 were able to capture the Silo.
He is awarded the Bronze Star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private Peder Bonde
For his victory in battle, Private Peder Bonde is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private Peder Bonde is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private Raoul Duke
For his victory in battle, Private Raoul Duke is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private Raoul Duke is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

Private James A. Wrigley
For his victory in battle, Private James A. Wrigley is being awarded his Defense Meritorious Service Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private James A. Wrigley is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

« Last Edit: August 18, 2014, 09:13:39 PM by 1Lt. Browning »

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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 09:00:34 PM »
Great job boys, was a hell of a fight and you all represented our unit swimmingly!  *Salute*
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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 09:08:16 PM »
Congrats chaps, well done!

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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 09:43:17 PM »
Congratulations, Gents.  :)

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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 04:09:08 AM »
Congratulations,it was an honor to train with you!
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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2014, 11:03:03 AM »
Congratulations BP1 and Baker as a whole! Putot can be a tough fight as we found out during our Campaign last year.  I look forward to following your future scrims with interest!
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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 04:16:06 PM »
Congrats BP1!

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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2014, 04:23:24 PM »
Congratulations to all!
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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2014, 04:32:05 PM »
Congrats BP1!
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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2014, 04:38:42 PM »
Congratulations!
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2014, 06:02:00 PM »
Solid effort, congrats BP1! Hopefully those guys expands and gets deployed into RO2/RS as well 8) Have met couple of them in our public server.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2014, 06:22:41 PM »
Congrats BP1!
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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2014, 10:56:34 PM »
Congrats and well done BP1, Hoorah!
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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2014, 07:20:05 AM »
Just want to say congratulations to all members of 1st Platoon and a special thanks to the guys in BP1 who didn't deploy without you guys it wouldn't have been possible...BP2 & BP3 thanks for the stiff opposition you gave us in company drills leading up to the scrimm you guys dished up a lot of scenarios during those drills, and made us fine tune a lot of points that we thought we could do better on, it stood us in good stead for the deployment...
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Re: BP1 Scrim Awards
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2014, 08:37:03 AM »
Congratulations  gents super victory

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