Contact! - The Second Prep Battle! __________________ The Second Preparation Battle Date: 9th of Februrary Time: 18:00 UTC Server Password: TBA in TeamSpeak at 17:45UTC Map: Operation Marlin Custom AAS ALT Spoiler: Operation Marlin Assets Polish Assets | 650 Tickets 1 x Mi-8 (10 minute respawn) 2 x BWP-1 (15 minute delay, 15 minute respawn) 1 x Rosomak (10 minute respawn) 2 x Logi Truck (5 minute respawn) 2 x Trans Truck (5 minute respawn) 2 x Scorpion (10 minute respawn) 3 x Honker (5 minute respawn) German Assets | 650 Tickets 1 x NH-90 (10 minute respawn) 2 x PUMA IFV (15 minute delay, 15 minute respawn) 1 x PUMA APC (10 minute respawn) 2 x Logi Truck (5 minute respawn) 2 x Trans Truck (5 minute respawn) 2 x Fuchs (10 minute respawn) [BGB] Battle Group Bravo [RIF] Rapid Interdiction Force German Armed Forces Polish Armed Forces Congratulations to RIF for winning the first battle! After a long and back breaking battle, RIF against all odds held the line, and won the battle against BGB. This means that BGB will be choosing the faction for the next battle! Here is the result: If this was a real battle, based on the number of flags both teams had, and counting 1 neutral flag. We would award 7 campaign points to BGB and 9 to RIF. Here is the admins perspective of the battle The battle started with Russian forces para-dropping all over the central and eastern part of the map, far away from their main, where they would have to hold out until FOBs or armor could arrive later in the game. Although they accomplished this objective by using buildings to their advantage, they lost 10 men to parachutes being deployed too late or by being shot out of the sky by RIF MG4s and 3s. After the initial deployment, in the first phase of the battle, RIF makes a fatal mistake which will haunt them for the rest of the battle. In the fight for their 2nd flag, they spread their squads out too far on the left and right flank. These squads in turn fail to turn back on the rear of BGB troops that are surging into the single RIF squad attacking.. Spoiler: First phase The second phase sees no major change in the flags, however BGB is consolidating their control of the map on both the right and left flank of their flag. An attempt to cross the front of the RIF main-base is made to get access to theRIF rear, mortars and APC positions fails. However as this phase comes to a close, the RIF team is stuck on the lower right side of their map, with a mountain in their back surrounded by BGB. Spoiler: Second phase BGB loses their APC to a prepared Puma sitting on the hills behind the RIF front line. A position that will be vital in the coming phase. BGB is in position to prepare an attack, the left flank of RIF is about to get a can of hurt hurled at them. Multiple squads from both teams are concentrated west of the last RIF flag, with both teams mortars and the RIF APCs providing support to their infantry. The results are catastrophic for both teams, and even with great efforts made to flank, suppress and coordinate the firefight both teams leave the bodies of their dead in the cold snow. Wave after wave is decimated and when one team seems to gain the upper hand, they move to far away from their teams support and get destroyed. Spoiler: Third Phase Not much changes in for the next 40 minutes, as BGB repeatedly tries to poke holes at the RIF defense, they are beaten back north, east and west. They even get their own BMP-3 set up in a prime position behind the RIF team. Although that success does not last for long. Finally, after being able to penetrate the south of RIFs defenses, and erect a simple FOB in the process south west, BGB destroys the RIFs mortars and APC support. This coupled with a massive infantry push from the north, and RIFs own team being either dead or wounded proves too much for the defenders. RIF tries to react with an area attack, and throws as many soldiers as possible to the flag to keep it from turning Russian. It remains Neutral.. Spoiler: Fourth phase Now with both teams clinging to the flag, they throw more and more squads into it. Coordination is thrown out the window for desperation as both teams try to push the other off the flag. The fighting is centered around the Central goods building of the train station which I have now named Pavlov's House. As both teams vie for control of the building, the flag remains neutral and both teams tickets starts to trickle down ending the game in favor of RIF. Spoiler: Pavlov's House From the Admins perspective, this was a very exciting battle, BGB had map control and the initiative. RIF had to use the mountains, APCs and Mortars to gain an edge in defending. It was very nice to see both teams play to their strengths. It would be interesting if BGB wouldn't have attacked the 2nd RIF flag at all, but allowed RIF to fight in more open battle, it could have been to their advantage. The closeness of the main-base to their flag, as well as the mountains, gave RIF a large advantage. It would also be interesting to see what could have happened if RIF decided to commit more squads directly to their second flag, instead of flanking. Either way a good fight! Well done both teams! Link to tracker Link to BattleRecorder When are the other battles? And what factions will they have? You can find all information regarding the maps and their asset layout here. There will be custom maps and factions, and after each battle, the losing team will pick the faction for the next battle. Teams and commanders [BGB] Battle Group Bravo [RIF] Rapid Interdiction Force SCO - Woxbel - Netherlands SCO - Cassius23 - Poland CO - DesertFox - Croatia CO - Mattytoosack - USA Signups Want to contribute to the tournament? Apply here. Interested in taking up a leadership role in one of the teams? Apply here. Want to become a grunt and play in the battles with your favorite kit? Apply here. Map download You will find the Contact! map pack installer here.