On the Argentinian side it was soon realised that the units in the positions on the surrounding hills were illequiped in both training & moral to carry out their own patroling. Thus, the army commando units, normally used for deep-recce had to take on this roll. They were able to do so with some effect and in the early hours of the 7th June one such patrol was approaching Murrel Bridge.
After several successful nights in the area Sgt Addle's patrol had just arrived back at the bluff on the western bank of the river which they had been using as a base. Here they met up with a few others of the Patrols company & settled down for the night. Within a short space of time a sentry reported moving figures down near the bridge. The Paras opened up and a confused firefight developed in the darkness with smallarms, machinegun and LAW fire being exchanged. The Commando patrol was very aggreeive and before dawn broke had forced the Paras to withdraw, having to leave behind much of their equipment. The next night the paras returned in greater force but their equipment had gone. Patrols from then on had to be mounted from closer to their own lines.
The British claimed 5 Argentine casualties (none confermed) they suffered none themselves.
SOLDIER LR EXP CON STA ABIL EQUIPMENT Sgt. Addle 9 Vet. -1 +2 +1 Sterling (9mm Pistol) Rifleman - Prof. -2 +2 0 L1A1 (M72 LAW) Rifleman - Prof. -1 0 +1 L1A1 (M72 LAW) Gunner - Elite -1 0 +1 L4A2 Bren L. Cpl. Fisher 7 Vet. -1 0 +1 GPMG (M72 LAW) II Nightsight Pvt. Metcalf - Elite -2 +1 +2 L1A1 Pvt. Hunt - Prof. -2 0 0 L1A1 (M72 LAW) Rifleman - Vet. 0 0 +1 L1A1 RTO - Elite 0 0 +2 Sterling (M72 LAW) (Radio) All carry one deffensive fused grenade
SOLDIER LR EXP CON STA ABIL EQUIPMENT Lieut. 9 Prof. -2 +1 +1 PA3 (Browning HP) Sgt. 8 Prof 0 0 0 FN FAL 50.63 Gunner - Elite -2 +1 +3 FN MAG (Browning HP) II Nightsight No 2 - Prof. -1 0 0 FN FAL 50.63 Gunner - Elite -2 +2 +1 FN FAL 50.63 + 4 Rifle Gren. Sgt. 8 Vet. 0 -2 0 PA3 + II Nightsight Rifleman - Prof. 0 0 +1 FN FAL 50.63 Rifleman - Aver. 0 0 0 FN FAL 50.63 Rifleman - Elite 0 0 +2 FN FAL 50.63 Gunner - Prof. 0 0 0 FN HB II Nightsight Cpl. 7 Prof. 0 0 0 FN FAL 50.63 RTO - Aver. 0 -1 0 FN FAL 50.63 (Radio) Rifleman - Vet. 0 0 +1 FN FAL 50.63 Rifleman - Elite 0 0 +3 FN FAL 50.63 Rifleman - Vet. 0 +1 +1 FN FAL 50.63 All carry two offensive fused grenadesTo add abit of radomness to the game. Roll a D6 at the start:
1-2 Addle's patrol has been back for some time. Alertness Sentry +4, rest +7/+8. 3-4 Addle's patrol has just arrived back All Alertness +3/+4. 5-6 Addle's patrol has not yet arrived. On subsequent turns a 6 on a D6 means they enter the NE corner of the board. Alertness Sentry +4, rest +6/+7.The Argentinian Commandos enter along the eastern edge of the board. The Paras deploy on the Bluff overlooking the river. One in four can be on sentry duty anywhere west of the river.
The Argentinians want to take the paras base & drive them off the board. Even better would be to take a prisoner.
(2) The table will be rough terrain with some rocks, peat diggings iand lots of short grass tussoks.
(3) The sides of the stream especially to the west are steep but can be crossed