In a rare example of early victory, I attacked with two platoons of Abrams tanks. My objective was in an area that was being used as a withdrawal route by Syrian Republican Guard armored units.
|Moving forward and firing from the hip ( :) ), the US armor moves forward into their battle positions.|
|Complete and utter destruction. Those T-55s didn't have a chance against my Abrams.|
|This battle position (1st Platoon) had the 1st Platoon cleaning up Syrian armor like there was no tomorrow. Formation was a tad tight, but it was working.|
|Until I did this ...|
|The tiniest fold in the terrain left this tank fighting its own firefight. You will see the outcome later.|
|On the other side of the sand pile, just a few meters away the other 3 tanks in the platoon are having fun.|
|Without a wingman, the odds of being killed increase.|
|Should have done this before.|
|It was like walking into an ambush.|
|And it was a very close call.|
|A quick victory at the "basic training" level of difficulty may explain the quick Syrian collapse and surrender.|
I have this narrative compiled in a video, which you can check in YouTube:
The tank loss took some victory points away from my score. I made a serious mistake by leaving that tank alone and unsupported. It was just a few meters away from the rest of the platoon, but the terrain avoided the latter from providing fire support.