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006. Welcome Marines! - Grenada

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006. Welcome Marines!

By Jeff Conner
US 4 - 0 - 3 Grenadian (SB)
Rating: 6.68 (4)
Games Played: 7
SM: 2
Turns: 12
Type: Stock
First Side: US
Second Side: Grenadian (SB)
Company Size
Normal Day Conditions
Play as US or PBEM

SEAL Team 6 was ordered to make a helicopter assault on Mount Weldale, just south of the capital of St. George. They were to secure Sir Paul Scoon, the Commonwealth Governor-General as he was considered to be the last legitimate ruler on the island. Scoon, like just about everyone else on the island was aware that the US troops were going to invade. He had marked "Welcome Marines!" on his front lawn not realizing that it would be the Navy that came to rescue him.

The initial assault was turned back by heavy anti-aircraft fire and the inability of the pilots to find Government House, much less a landing zone. The Marine Cobra gunships were asked to try and suppress the anti-aircraft fire, which they were able to do to some extent, but at the cost of two helicopters and three crew members. On the second attempt, the SEALs were able to rappel down to the tennis courts by Government House and they quickly set up a perimeter. Unfortunately, like most of the other Special Forces troops in the invasion, their radios did not work. They were lightly armed as they only planned on grabbing Scoon and his family and departing. Without the ability to contact the extraction force, they settled down and prepared to defend Government House.

One of the SEAL officers tried Sir Paul Scoon's phone and realized that it still worked. He made a collect call to his wife back home and told her how and who to contact at SOCOM. Consequently, the American command was aware of the SEALs' plight. They directed the reserve company of Marines to make an amphibious assault just to the north of St. George and relieve the SEALs. But this would take time and the Grenadians were massing troops around the SEALs' positions. They would just have to hold out with the help of as much air support as could be found, until they, too, could welcome the Marines.
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Many Mariuses
First Sergeant
Many Mariuses Sun May 11, 2014 12:28 am
The Grenadian's only chance is to push into the buildings before the SEALs can call for air support. The AC-130 is devastating.