BP1 vs 1st SS Official Scrimmage Write up and Awards

116th
The Seal


29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
BAKER COMPANY


Official Awards for Meritorious Service Before and During BP1's Deployment
23rd of April 2017



Second Lieutenant Scott Dashwood

2Lt. Dashwood has participated in his third official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his second Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for leading BP1 to victory in an official Scrimmage, 2Lt. Dashwood is being awarded the Legion of Merit. Last but not the least, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory 2Lt. Dashwood shall also receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Master Sergeant Ramses M. Conrad

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory MSgt. Conrad shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Staff Sergeant Linus R. Bagge

Scrim prep is one of the hardest and most challenging tasks an HQ can take upon itself. SSgt. Bagge had assisted me from start to finish providing more than his fair share of operational analysis and planning. His ideas pioneered the strategy that we ended up utilising for our initial offensive and his input and our back-and-forth discussion helped forge the strategy for our defense. Not only did he run drills focused on training up the men in preperation but he also provided clear and accurate maps to indicate to squad leadership what was required of them on the day. Without SSgt. Bagge's assistance in the execution of our line of battle, it is likely that the outcome would have been very different. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory SSgt. Bagge shall also receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Staff Sergeant Sander P. Kruithof

Staff Sergeant Kruithof has participated in his fifth official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his third Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory SSgt. Kruithof shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Sergeant Joris Corrion

Third Squad, under the command of Sgt. J. Corrion, was tasked with securing the centre-south of the village. With no plan surviving initial contact with the enemy, the bulk of his squad was taken out by dug-in marksman. What remained took up with First Squad to try and push through to the west of the village. In this attempt, a great many were lost on both sides. Sgt. J. Corrion realised the importance of his position at the forefront of the action, seizing the opportunity he was able to secure the Mansion knowing that doing so would provide vital time for the rest of the allied forces to secure the other objectives in the town. During his fight for the Mansion objective he was able to eliminate an enemy mortarman and an automatic rifleman who had just killed his comrade. Unbeknown to us the Axis had planned on withdrawing to the Mansion all along and so Sgt. J. Corrion became the sole defender of the last key objective on the field. His defence of the objective hampered the Axis attempt at withdrawing allowing us time to regroup on the town and also target Axis stragglers unable to link up with their main force, in the end it took no less than three AT rounds and six grenades to finally defeat the Sergeant. In doing so the Axis had expended their ability to hold any further objectives and they remained cooped up in the Mansion until the end. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory Sgt. J. Corrion shall also receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Technician, 4th Grade Chris J. Kabeya

T/4 Kabeya has participated in his third official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his second Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory T/4 Kabeya shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Sergeant Christian Runing

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory Sgt. Runing shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Sergeant Carl J. Ternby

Sgt. Ternby has participated in his third official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his second Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory Sgt. Ternby shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Technician, 5th Grade Thimo R. Friesenhan

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory T/5 Friesenhan shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Corporal Patrik L. Ljung

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory Cpl. Ljung shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Corporal Christensen Morten

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory Cpl. Morten shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Technician, 5th Grade Anıl Orhan

T/5 Orhan has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory T/5 Orhan shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Corporal Christian K. Sommer

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory Cpl. Sommer shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Olaf A. Baron

Upon first contact, the support section was assigned to cover Second Squad's northern flank. A difficult task that forced the support element to cross over open terrain in the face of a well-emplaced opponent. This task saw the death of all but two of the section. Alone and unsupported by the other squads, now leaderless since the death of their section leader, PFCs Baron and Halme had the ardous task of assaulting northern confines alone. Working together and staying highly mobile and highly covert, the PFCs were able to break through the northern flank into northern confines where they closed with the enemy at short range to single-handedly clear the entire objective all five buildings of potential threats, all while reporting enemy locations and battle-reports to HQ. This continued throughout the entirety of the offensive with PFC Baron making it almost as far as the mansion undetected with PFC Halme observing from the church. By outsmarting the enemy in their withdrawal to the Mansion cap and remaining undetected in their efforts, their vital intelligence and expert scouting helped HQ secure a large part of the village. By maintaining excellent communications, responding to every request by HQ and advancing further than any surviving element of allied forces, the PFC's were absolutely instrumental to securing a solid hold over the majority of key objectives in the town. Without their support, the whole northern flank would have been exposed, potentially leading to the death of fellow squad-mates and HQ alike. In addition, PFC Baron has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. Last but not the least, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Baron shall also receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Martin C. Benton

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Benton shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Davide Cervetti

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Cervetti shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Alex G. Daniels

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Daniels shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Auguste J. Declerc

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Declerc shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Hagen P. Fricke

PFC Fricke has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Fricke shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Florian S. Genest

PFC Genest has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Genest shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Aaro S. Halme

Upon first contact, the support section was assigned to cover Second Squad's northern flank. A difficult task that forced the support element to cross over open terrain in the face of a well-emplaced opponent. This task saw the death of all but two of the section. Alone and unsupported by the other squads, now leaderless since the death of their section leader, PFCs Baron and Halme had the ardous task of assaulting northern confines alone. Working together and staying highly mobile and highly covert, the PFCs were able to break through the northern flank into northern confines where they closed with the enemy at short range to single-handedly clear the entire objective all five buildings of potential threats, all while reporting enemy locations and battle-reports to HQ. This continued throughout the entirety of the offensive with PFC Baron making it almost as far as the mansion undetected with PFC Halme observing from the church. By outsmarting the enemy in their withdrawal to the Mansion cap and remaining undetected in their efforts, their vital intelligence and expert scouting helped HQ secure a large part of the village. By maintaining excellent communications, responding to every request by HQ and advancing further than any surviving element of allied forces, the PFC's were absolutely instrumental to securing a solid hold over the majority of key objectives in the town. Without their support, the whole northern flank would have been exposed, potentially leading to the death of fellow squad-mates and HQ alike. In addition, PFC Halme has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. Last but not the least, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Halme shall also receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Jorden Hicks

PFC Hicks has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Hicks shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class George Humphrey

PFC Humphrey has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Humphrey shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Thomas I. Intxaurza

PFC Intxaurza has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Intxaurza shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Kaspars Kārkliņš

PFC Kārkliņš has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Kārkliņš shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Frank J. Kraykowski

PFC Kraykowski has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Kraykowski shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Filip Lav D. Maksimovich

PFC Maksimovich has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Maksimovich shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Tom P. Mendonza

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Mendonza shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Niko A. Räsänen

PFC Räsänen has participated in his third official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his second Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Räsänen shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Darrell Shifty

For being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Shifty shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Ludwig T. Skoknes

PFC Skoknes has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Skoknes shall receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Private, First Class Thomas Zanovich

Not more than a few days after the announcement of the scrim, PFC Zanovich approached SSgt. Bagge and myself with a highly detailed plan of attack for the scrim. This plan included annotated maps, in-game screenshots and supporting details on tactics and ideas for the attack. All of this was layed out in a highly professional and easy to read format that helped HQ better refine the strategy for the scrim. Furthermore, he followed this up with a second idea that also included supporting video footage of possible areas of importance on map as well. The suggestions he recommended were extensively drilled and analysed during platoon drills in the run up to the scrim. Specific details pertaining to the hedgerows to the south of the village also provided essential information to BP1S1 and BP1S2 in their attack phase allowing them a clearer understanding of where optimal crossing points were. In addition, for being a part of a defense round that was a victory PFC Zanovich shall also receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


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  • 116th
    The Seal


    29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
    116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
    BAKER COMPANY



    After Action Report of
    BP1's deployment against the 1st SS



    Following intelligence of hostile troop movement in and around the village of La Cambe, elements of Baker Company First Platoon and a supporting section from second platoon (Led by Cpl. Runing of BP2S2) was tasked with the taking and holding of the village.

    Having consulted extensively with locals and my HQ staff, a plan was drafted to have the platoon split into three sections/squads. First Squad under Sgt. Ternby was instructed to probe the southernmost edge of the town and attempt a push along its edge into the south-west towards a group of building on the far side of the village.

    Third Squad under Sgt. J. Corrion was instructed to follow First Squad as far as the bridge believed to cross a river along the centre-south edge. Upon reaching the bridge, Third Squad was to force their way along the southern road towards the village centre.

    Second Squad under Cpl. Morten was tasked with providing a rear-guard along the main road until such a time that they could move into the village from the east.
    The support element was to be held in reserve and committed to battle as the need arised.

    First platoon approached the objective from the east along the main road into the village intending to probe for scouts and to confirm the enemy’s disposition along the extremities of the village. Initial contact was made at around high-noon by probing forces of First Squad, a lone rifleman attempted to suppress First Squad. Although this rifleman was dispatched quickly, our opponent was alerted to the presence of our flanking force that came under effective rifle and machine-gun fire from emplaced positions near a building designated as ‘mansion’.

    During initial contact, Second Squad was ordered to begin advancing into the village along the main eastern road. Contact in the village was light and Second Squad were able to continue clearing each building in turn.

    Support section was committed to the northern flank were they flushed out a hostile machine-gun team, this team was able to inflict casualties on the supporting element including their leader, Cpl. Runing. Support section was then ordered to clear the area designated ‘northern-confines’ and attempt to secure the flank for Second Squad.
    During this time, Third Squad had taken significant casualties and had reformed with First Squad to force the enemy back towards the west.

    While casualties along the southern flank were large enough to blunt our offensive, the enemy had been forced to abandon the village centre and had chosen to dig-in along the western edge and the building known as ‘mansion’. First and Third squad had made a valiant effort to dislodge them but had been reduced in numbers including the loss of both squad leaders, Sgt. Ternby had fallen attempting to clear a building. Sgt. J. Corrion had managed to take ‘mansion’ briefly but had lost his squad in the attack, with the village-centre held, support was unable to be directed to relieve the sergeant and it is believed he fell holding the mansion against the bulk of the retreating German infantry.

    As the fighting wound down, stalemate set in. Our forces held the village centre, ‘northern-confines’ and all of the southernmost buildings, however, there remained a significant force in the ‘mansion’ and western-most buildings. While we continued to trade fire throughout the course of the day our force was too depleted to stage an effective final-push.
    It was at this point the order was given to hold the line and shore up defences for an expected counter-offensive the following day.

    Having prepared defences along the western-approach into the village, our main focus of defence would be the ‘northern-confines’, an abandoned enemy FLAK emplacement and its immediate buildings, and the leading edge of the western half of the terraced houses to the south.
    The German counter-offensive took place on the morning of the following day with a mortar barrage followed by a focused infantry assault on the north-half of the FLAK emplacement. Having had time to entrench ourselves, and anticipating the German movements to the best of our ability, we threw back the enemy assault with minimal casualties. The remaining German forces had been broken entirely and routed from the village.

    In conclusion, taking into account the faltered initial attack, I am happy to report that First Platoon now holds the village of La Cambe and its surroundings. Losses are high, but what we lost, we took back from our opponent two-fold.



    2Lt. Scott Dashwood
    Platoon Leader
    Baker Company, First Platoon HQ

  • Well done everyone!

    Salute

    EVER FORWARD!

  • Nice work lads!

  • Great work BP1!

  • Congratulations men! Outstanding work!

  • Nicely done.

  • Good job BP1! Wish there are more scrims for Able, but that is how it is.

  • Congratulations BP1!

  • Nice work guys!

  • Well done boys really nice work, proud of you.

  • good work baker

  • Congratulations, BP1!

  • Congratulations Baker!

  • Congratulations to all!!

  • Congratulations, all!

  • Well done BP1! Congratulations!

  • Excellent work, BP1! You made us all proud!

    Ever forward!

  • An excellent show. A well fought attack and an absolute stomp of a defense. Get me on the horn again if you need a spare.

  • Great job guys, glad to see all the work you've put in has paid off.

  • We surely showed them we know the ropes.

    Thanks for this pleasurable opportunity, and BP1, please form another "Support Section" whenever you feel the need for it!

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