Not a big fan of two men ambushes! Find out what happened to the two-cop team at the port of Poti.
Just one firing position, a few meters northeast of the kill zone (where the pier bends into a U, see map in previous entry), there is not much we can do. At the beginning of the mission I was convinced that this was going to be some few shots followed by a quick withdrawal.
|The one man firing position in the foreground, the kill zone is in the background just to left of that big tank. The idea is to shoot one or two Russians while the rest of the squad is behind the tank.|
|I acted as a spotter for the ambush (the firing position is to my right), partially hidden in the sloped terrain that surrounds the pier.|
|The Russian fire response was unbearable and I have to pull back into cover under heavy fire.|
|I am totally shaken by the enemy fire and by the fact that my gaffe has compromised the whole ambush idea. I realize that the enemy will try to flank my previous position from our right, so I decide to pull some security on that sector.|
|Getting out of the port.|
|It was not difficult to find the Russians, they have now moved close to the fast attack crafts (tip of the yellow arrow). The difficult part was to find a good position to attack them.|
|I climb to the other roof, which is higher than the previous one and I slowly crawl forward in case the two Russian survivors have my position already targeted. No such thing, it was a turkey shot (they were in the open).|
|I thereby claim this port back in the name of the Major of the city of Poti.|
|Driving back to the pier, I catch a glimpse of the first two Russian soldiers I killed at the very beginning of the mission (on the far side of the road, one in front other behind my truck).|
|My partner's death was all my fault.|
|These are Russian soldiers that I killed from the roof of the brick-red warehouse across the water (in the background, to the left of the picture). Note how they were apparently aligned with my shots.|
|The last two Russian casualties.|