|Oh look a real one!|
So today (or Tomorrow if you would rather I have been progressing my Soviet 1985 (ish) Airborne Desant forces.
Yes that picture is a real one!
Here is my company of ASU-85's. The ASU 85 is actually and assault gun. Originally based on a PT -76 chassis but without the amphibious capability and now withdrawn from service in Poland and the Russian Federation.
My Airborne Desant force would be allowed to field up to 2 Divisional Assault companies. But as I only have one I will only field one, although I do have a couple spare so I may expand then to two in the future.
A Company consists of a Single ASU-85 to act as a company headquarters and up to three platoons each of three vehicles. For a total of 10 vehicles.
The 85mm cannon on each assault vehicle was able to fire HE, Heat and HVAT rounds which would afford it some armoured piercing capacity especially in the era it was first designed (Early to mid 60's) but not powerful enough to take a Leopard, Abrams or a Challenger which were the front line tanks of NATO in the mid 80's. But as the Desant force has missiles for Anti Tank Proposes These would hardly ever be needed for that role.
Well folks that's it until Saturday, have a few good days and see you soon.
All the best Clint
Post Script: Those that have signed in for the navel game. I will send out more details Things like how to write orders I will understand and a Situational report before we start to play hopefully tomorrow or Friday. That will give you a 7 day window to ask questions and get back to me in with your first turn.
And cheers Guys for some great emails from you. WE have 6 players at present and me as Ref so It is quite balanced to begin with. But I will allow new players to join at any time by simply giving them a lower class ship of the line or in the final stages or if anyone is knocked out a Frigate IF they want to continue playing.
Post Post Script: Now Up to 7 Players and me as a Ref. PD Joined while I was typing this post! So hence the Amendment! (Gosh that sounds Posh!)