As the platoon fans out to assault their respective objectives, we become very uneasy to the very likely event of loosing contact with our neighbor squad (the walled houses compound is a couple of hundred meters wide and will result in the loss of visual contact with the other formations).
|First contact is early and brief. One of Bradleys opens up with the 25 mike mike (note explosions in the far background). Our objective is that house where the first rounds are falling.|
|As we close in towards our objective, I start positioning my key weapons accordingly. In this case the LMG makes quite a dent onto the insurgents' ledger.|
|Just in front of our objective. The firefight intensifies. Somebody is shooting at the small door in the wall, but I don't know what's their target. Note the enemy casualties in front of the house. This is likely the handiwork of my LMG.|
|We quickly engage and neutralize the ambush. We move onto the walled compound very carefully where we find one insurgent who is quickly dispatched.|
|I quickly kill the insurgent, but it was too late already for my man. Note how I am re-loading: not only I haven't completely cleared the compound before moving in my forces but also I was down to the last rounds ...|