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Default UK home Units (part 2)

Southern District


Southern District HQ - Warminster, Wiltshire
23rd Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers
101st (London) Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers (TA)
71st Yeomanry Signal Regt, Royal Signals (TA)

2nd Infantry Brigade
Location - Warminster, Salisbury, Winchester (HQ Warminster)
Subordination: Southern District
Effective strength - 2100 men, 3 x FV4030 Challenger MBT, 4 x FV510 Warrior IFV, 6 x FV101 Scorpion CVR(T), 8 x FV721 Fox CVR(W)
C Squadron, 9th/12th Royal Lancers
1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Rangers (Less B Company)
1st Battalion, The Light Infantry
1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders
The North Irish Horse (TA)

43rd (Wessex) Infantry Brigade (TA)
Effective strength: 1200 men, 4 x Fox CVR(W), 2 x Ferret CVR(W)
Subordination: Southern District
(HQ Cheltenham)
The Royal Wessex Yeomanry
1st Battalion, The Wessex Regiment
2nd Battalion, The Mercian Volunteers
39th (Skinners) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals

44th Infantry Brigade (HSF)
Effective strength: 1600 men
Subordination: Southern District

1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Volunteers
1st Battalion, Hampshire Volunteers
1st Battalion, Wiltshire Volunteers

143rd Infantry Brigade (TA)
Effective strength: 1400 men
Subordination: Southern District
/ Welsh border
5th Battalion, The Light Infantry
7th Battalion, The Light Infantry
4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Wales (A Company only)

16th Air Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery
Effective strength: 250 men
Subordination: Southern District

75th Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers (TA)
Effective strength: 400 men
Subordination: Southern District

Unit Histories

2nd Infantry Brigade
Upon the outbreak of War, 2nd Brigade, based in the south of England and then consisting of 1/LI, 1/ Gordons, and 1/RRW, was tasked to UK Home defence. Throughout the early stages of the War, the Brigade’s Battalions provided a steady stream of replacement personnel to the BAOR, the gaps caused in their own manpower being made up in turn by Territorial personnel and new recruits.

During the first wave of nuclear attacks, 1/RRW was virtually destroyed in the attack on Aldershot; surviving personnel were used to reinforce the other two Battalions; 1/LI was also based at Aldershot, but was away from camp during nuclear strikes so survived relatively unscathed, although many personnel lost family members. The Brigade was brought back up to full strength in early January 1998 when it took under command 1/RIR and C Sqn, 9/12 RL (both of these units had been based at the School of Infantry, Warminster training recruits).

The Brigade has carried out a series of disaster relief missions throughout the Wiltshire, Hampshire, and Gloucestershire areas, and is currently tasked with maintaining law and order and aiding in civil reconstruction in these Counties. All FV510’s currently attached to 1/RIR. (B Company 1/RIR and A Sqn, 9/12 RL currently deployed to CFB Suffield, Canada as part of British Army Training Team Canada ).

43rd (Wessex) Brigade (TA)
43rd Brigade was formed in early 1997, taking under command various Territorial Army units based in the Southwest of England. Initially tasked with a home defence role, the Brigade has maintained law and order in its area of operations throughout the War. Is in regular contact with 24th Brigade HQ at Warminster. RWxY, 2nd Mercian, and 39th Signals all based at Bath, 1st Wessex based Cheltenham. RWxY actively patrolling throughout Somerset, travelling as far South as Yeovil and Taunton.

44th Infantry Brigade (HSF)
44th Brigade was formed from Home Service Force volunteers following the first wave of nuclear strikes, and given the 44th Brigade designation in honour of the former 44th (Home Counties) Division. Most of its units have undergone some period of training at the School of Infantry in Warminster, and are reasonably well equipped, albeit with older equipment. Currently, 44th Brigade units are dispersed in small groups throughout four southern Counties, acting as local defence forces.

143rd Infantry Brigade (TA)
Formed in early 1997, 143rd Brigade’s primary task is patrolling the England / Wales border. Relations between the Brigade and the Welsh forces opposite them are relatively cordial; whilst there has been sporadic clashes, traders can generally cross the border freely in both directions. The Brigade currently has a number of Welsh troops in its ranks who have remained loyal to HMG.

The Brigade also has a limited role in civil reconstruction in the Midlands. In practice, however, 143rd Brigade units rarely venture outside their area of operations. A de facto truce exists with various unlawful groups in the Midlands - so long as the marauders do not encroach in to the Brigade’s territory, they are left alone. This suits the marauders fine - they are quite happy to stay within their areas, preying on the communities there rather than picking a fight with those who can fight back.

16th Air Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery
Originally part of 7th Air Defence Brigade with two TA formations and tasked with London Air Defence, 16th Regt suffered heavy casualties in the first wave of nuclear attacks. Following HMG’s withdrawal from London, the Regiment was reassigned to disaster relief missions in South East England, taking under command the survivors of the two TA formations to bring it up to strength. Now based in Canterbury, the Regt spends most of its time in anti marauder activity and rarely ventures outside the heavily fortified Canterbury perimeter. Is in occasional contact with 75th Engineer Regt in Dover.

75th Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers (TA)
Isolated from other commands; Nominally engaged in civic reconstruction in Dover, in practice Regt spends most of its time combating marauder activity. Units rarely venture outside Dover perimeter. Augmented by local levies. Is in occasional contact with 16th Air Defence Regiment in Canterbury.

In practice, both 16th Regt RA and 75th Regt RE are fighting to maintain the smallest vestige of law and order in the south east of England. Morale in both units is low, and both CO’s have asked for their units to be evacuated and transferred to more stable areas, but HMG has persistently denied this permission, stating the importance of retaining a foothold in the South East.

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Northern District


Northern District HQ - Catterick, North Yorkshire
72nd (Tyne) Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers (TA) (Newcastle)
34th (Northern) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals (TA)
201st (Northern) Field Hospital (TA) (Newcastle)
102nd Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (TA)

50th Infantry Brigade
Effective strength: 1170 men
Subordination: Northern District
(HQ South Shields)
A Company, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment
10th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (TA)
22nd Air Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery
1st Battalion, Northumbrian Volunteers (HSF)

54th Infantry Brigade
Effective strength: 1000 men, 3 x FV510 Warrior IFV, 7 x Fox CVR(W)
Subordination: Northern District
(HQ Catterick Garrison)
2nd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
5th Battalion, The Queen’s Regiment (TA)
The Queen’s Own Mercian Yeomanry (TA)

4th Battalion, The King’s Own Royal Border Regiment (TA)
Effective Strength - 600 men
Subordination: Northern District (formerly 42nd Brigade)
Location - Carlisle

Unit Histories

50th Infantry Brigade

50th Infantry Brigade was not formed until the 23rd of June 1998, taking on the title of the former 50th (Northumbrian) Division. Upon establishment, the Brigade took under command an ad hoc assortment of units that had been serving in the North East of England; 10th (Volunteer) Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, a Territorial Army formation, which had been tasked with ensuring the security of the South Shields port area and the North Sea pipeline terminal and refinery, together with 22nd Air Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery, a regular unit responsible for protecting the terminal and port area from aerial threats; and the 1st Battalion, Northumbrian Volunteers, a locally raised Home Service Force Battalion.

Chronically under strength since its formation, most of the artillerymen now serve as infantry as the threat from Soviet bombers has all but evaporated. Recognising the vital importance of maintaining the flow of North Sea oil, HMG reinforced the Brigade in January 1999 with A Company of the 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, combat veterans brought back from the European campaign.

Currently, 50th Brigade remains responsible for the security of South Shields / Newcastle / Gateshead urban area. However, whilst the Brigade contains some of the most effective troops in the UK, a lack of manpower is restricting the its operations, in particular its capability to patrol outside the urban area. This has led to the creation of several relatively stable enclaves in a sea of increasing disorder.

50th Brigade is in constant communication with 54th Brigade at Catterick. 7th Transport Regiment, RLC operates regular fuel convoys from South Shields to both Catterick and Southern District. These convoys are always escorted by heavily armed paratroopers.

In addition to 50th Brigade units, South Shields is also the base for S Squadron, the Commachio Group, Royal Marines, and a small Royal Navy presence tasked with protecting the offshore oil rigs.

54th Infantry Brigade
54th Brigade was formed at Catterick Garrison in early January 1997. When formed it consisted of 4/QLR, 5/Queens, and the QoMY, and was tasked to UK home defence. Following the first wave of nuclear strikes, the Brigade was deployed in the industrial area around Catterick, coordinating disaster relief and maintaining law and order, a role that it is still carrying out. It was reinforced in early 1999 by a regular Battalion, 2/RGJ, who had been part of the UKLF Reserve. HMG’s plans had been to use the extra manpower to gradually expand operations until a link up could be effected with 50th Brigade and a secure road corridor established between the two formations. The desertion of 4/QLR soon afterwards has put this plan on hold for the time being however.

4th Battalion, The King’s Own Royal Border Regiment (TA)
Survived nuclear exchanges relatively intact. Still loyal to HMG, though relatively isolated from other commands, the Battalion is actively conducting motorised patrols in the Battalion Area of Operations, using Land Rovers and requisitioned civilian 4 x 4’s . These patrols have made occasional peaceful contact with Scottish Defence Force patrols. Has carried out considerable post strike recruitment, and is relatively close to pre War strength. Battalion is last unit of 42nd Brigade that is still an intact military unit.

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The Home Service Force


The Home Service Force (HSF)

On the 12th of October 1997 an Act was passed by the Emergency Parliament to raise the Home Service Force to augment the Regular and Territorial units currently engaged in maintaining law and order within the UK.

Under the Act, locally raised volunteers were formed into provisional units for service in their local area only. Discretion was given to local commanders in terms of recruiting - volunteers could be aged between 17 and 45 (much older then the upper age limit for the Regulars and the TA); those with minor criminal records were accepted, as were those with illnesses / ailments that would have precluded them from passing a normal military fitness test.

The majority of Counties in England raised some form of HSF Unit, although it varied from Battalions in some areas to under strength Companies in others (particularly those hit by the nuclear strikes). The quality of training also varied - those units located near to a Regular unit generally received a good standard of training, but some units were effectively left to their own devices, gleaning what training they could from former soldiers within their ranks. They were equipped with old weapons - in some case near obsolete - from emergency stocks - primarily SLR’s and sterling SMG’s.

The effectiveness of the HSF also varied. A few units performed in an exemplary manner, assisting the authorities in maintaining the rule of law and carrying out civil defence and reconstruction tasks. A few units drew their weapons then turned marauder, terrorising the very areas that they were meant to protect. The vast majority simply concentrated on defending their local area.

By the 01st of August 2000, only a few HSF units remain on the order of battle; most of the units still following the orders of higher command have been disbanded and their personnel used to augment the Regular and TA Units in their areas, whilst the remainder have either dispersed or become local militia forces loyal only to their own communities.

The personnel still attached to HSF in the Southern Military District units have been broken into small groups of no more than platoon size scattered throughout their Battalion areas of operation. In many ways, these citizen soldiers are similar to the Home Guard of the last World War; they are based within their local communities, and in many instances when off duty they lead a normal civilian life with their families, with the entire unit only mustering in times of crisis. The single Northern Military District HSF unit is currently operating in Battalion strength in the Newcastle / South Shields metropolitan area, as part of 50th Infantry Brigade.

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The Royal Navy


All Naval bases are garrisoned by RN Personnel, who also patrol their local areas (except in South Shields)

Devonport - 2000 men
HMS York (D98) (Type 42 Destroyer)
HMS Chatham (F87) (Type 22 Frigate)
HMS Grafton (F80) (Type 23 Frigate)
HMS Trafalgar (S107) (Submarine)
HMS Atherstone (M38) (Minesweeper)
HNLMS De Ruyter (F804) (Frigate)
HNLMS Willem van der Zaan (F829) (Frigate)
HNLMS Dolfijn (S808) (Submarine)

Portsmouth - 2200 men
HMS Marlborough (F233) (Type 23 Frigate)
HMS Richmond (F239) (Type 23 Frigate)
HMS Inverness (M102) (Minesweeper)
RFA Sir Galahad (L3005) (Landing Ship Logistic)
USS Normandy (CG60) (Aegis Cruiser)

South Shields - 250 men
HMS Campbeltown (F86) (Type 22 Frigate)
HNLMS Van Nes (F833) (Frigate)
HMS Dulverton (M35) (Minesweeper)
HMS Sandown (M101) (Minesweeper)
HMS Ledbury (M30) (Minesweeper)
HMS Dumbarton Castle (P265) (Offshore patrol vessel)

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The East Anglia Defence Forces


Ground Forces - HQ Norwich

6th Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment
Effective strength: 950 men
Major Locations: Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Norwich, Great Yarmouth

6th RAR is a TA unit which was mobilised in late 1996 with three Companies (A,B, and C). The Battalion was assigned to home defence duties in its local area (Norfolk and Suffolk). Throughout 1997 it remained in place in East Anglia. Approximately 150 men were deployed to BAOR as replacements, but the Battalion‘s numbers stayed fairly constant as new recruits made up its shortfall.

Following the first wave of nuclear attacks on the UK, the Battalion was immediately assigned to assist the Civil authorities in maintaining law and order and providing disaster relief. The latter task in particular stretched their resources to the limit as they dealt with a huge number of refugees coming in to the area from the London area. The Battalion also had to fight several skirmishes with armed groups encroaching on their territory from the Essex area.

Following the second wave of nuclear strikes, Essex descended further into anarchy, with the town of Colchester being seized by escaped prisoners from the Military prison there. Ordered to move against these prisoners, elements of 6th RAR fought several battles against them, suffering heavy casualties without being able to restore order to the Colchester area, and finally being forced to retreat back to Suffolk.

Soon afterwards, in mid 1998, the Norfolk and Suffolk District Councils, in conjunction with senior Military Officers, and fearing that their own area was about to implode under the weight of refugees and marauder attacks, declared the Norfolk and Suffolk borders closed. At this point, 6th RAR, along with the other Military forces in the region began obeying the orders of local Commanders only.

The Battalion has continued to recruit, forming a fourth Company (D Company) from locally recruited volunteers and personnel separated from their own units. As of 01st August 2000, it has garrisons in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Norwich, and Great Yarmouth, with patrols found throughout the East Anglia area.

Approximately 70% of its strength is concentrated in the Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds garrisons, patrolling the border with Essex that is formed by the Stour river. The Border is officially closed to all, but a limited amount of merchant traffic continues to pass in both directions. Refugees still regularly attempt to enter the East Anglia area, believing it to be a paradise compared to conditions in Essex. East Anglia patrols have standing orders to turn all refugees back, with deadly force if neccessary, orders which have caused a moral dilemma for many a patrol commander.

51st Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment
Effective strength: 350 men
’s Lynn

Augmented by numerous surplus RAF ground personnel and local volunteers, 51st Squadron garrisons King’s Lynn and the RAF base at nearby Marham, and patrols south along the Great Ouse river as far as the Cambridgeshire border.

58th Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment
Effective strength: 400 men, 7 x FV107 CVR(T) Scorpion

Augmented by numerous surplus RAF ground personnel and local volunteers, 58th Squadron garrisons RAF Coltishall near Norwich. Additionally, its FV107 Scorpions provide the East Anglian forces with a limited light armoured Quick Reaction Force.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade
Effective strength: 550 men

Formed from USAFE personnel based at RAF Lakenheath, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade patrols from Thetford as far west as the Cambridgeshire border and as far south as Bury St Edmunds.

The George Washington Brigade
Effective strength: 350 men

Formed from USAFE personnel based at RAF Bentwaters, the George Washington Brigade has probably the easiest patrol area of the East Anglian forces, covering the area along the North Sea coast between Ipswich and Norwich.

Both US Brigades use standard US equipment, so it is not uncommon to encounter Humvees on the East Anglian roads. All East Anglian forces suffer from limited resources in terms of weapons and ammunition. Patrols found away from their bases and the garrisons along the Essex border will generally be adequately armed, but within the garrisons themselves everything except pistols are in short supply. Morale is on the whole quite high, as all forces, including the Americans, feel that they are protecting and defending their own families and homes.

Air Forces HQ RAF Lakenheath

RAF Marham: 4 x Tornado GR4
RAF Lakenheath: 5 x F15E
RAF Bentwaters: 3 x F16C (USAFE); 1 x F16A (Royal Dutch Air Force)

All the bases hold sufficient stocks of munitions for multiple sorties, but only a very limited amount of aviation fuel is available for these aircraft; therefore, the authority to use aircraft would only be granted in a situation of direst emergency.

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Bragad chan Cymru


Bragad chan Cymru
(Army of Wales)

HQ - 50 men - Caernarfon

1st Anad Grymoedd Dwr “Owain Glyndŵr” (1st Special Forces Group “Owain Glyndŵr“)
Effective strength: 40 men

The 1st Special Forces Group is the Welsh Government’s special purpose force, kept in reserve at the Welsh Capital, Caernarfon. The Group is formed from active duty and recently retired military personnel who have served in either the Special Air Service, the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Marine Commandos, or any other Special Forces unit. As with all other Welsh military units, the 1st Special Forces Group is not exclusively Welsh - it counts six Englishmen (two of whom are ex French Foreign Legion), two Scotsmen, and a South African in its ranks. Its members can be easily identified by their maroon berets.

1st Cavalry Bataliwn “Dewi Sant” (1st Cavalry Battalion “Saint David”)
Effective strength: 250 cavalry, 2 x FV107 Scimitar CVR(T), 5 x FV721 Fox CVR(W)

Formed from recruits with horse riding experience and supported by a small armoured force, the 1st Cavalry is the Welsh Government’s mobile quick reaction force, standing ready to reinforce any of the Infantry formations should they encounter a serious threat. Like the 1st Special Forces Group, many of the 1st Cavalry’s troopers have previous military experience with the British Army.

1st Infantry Bataliwn “Llywelyn ap Iorwerth” (1st Infantry Battalion “Llywelyn the Great“) (formerly 3rd Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers (TA))
Effective strength: 550 men
/ English Border from Monmouth to Newtown

Formed from a cadre of Welsh Territorial soldiers and augmented by local recruits, the 1st Infantry has responsibility for patrolling the southern half of the Welsh English border.

2nd Infantry Bataliwn “Rhodri ap Merfyn” (2nd Infantry Battalion “Rhodri Mawr” (formerly 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Wales (TA))
Effective strength: 450 men
/ English Border from Wrexham to Newtown

Formed from a cadre of Welsh Territorial soldiers and augmented by local recruits, the 2nd Infantry has responsibility for patrolling the northern half of the Welsh English border.

Both the 1st and 2nd Infantry come in to occasional contact with troops of the British 143rd Brigade. Whilst a few of these encounters have led to fighting, in general they are non violent, with both sides turning a blind eye to merchants crossing between England and Wales. Refugees on the other hand will be turned back, with force if necessary. This has caused the emergence of a new breed of black marketer, the people smugglers, bringing refugees across the border and into Wales.

3rd Infantry Bataliwn “Gwynfor Evans” (3rd Infantry Battalion “Gwynfor Evans”
Effective strength: 500 men

Formed from locally raised recruits, the 3rd Infantry is tasked with local security within North Wales, and as such is dispersed in to numerous small groups in towns and villages throughout the area.

1st Fagnelau Bataliwn “Llywelyn ap Gruffudd” (1st Artillery Battalion “Llywelyn the Last” (formerly 104th Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA))
Effective strength: 400 men

Formed around the core of the 104th Regiment, RA, despite its name the 1st Artillery is currently serving in an Infantry role, providing local security throughout South Wales, and like the 3rd Infantry is dispersed throughout the region; one detachment is assigned to scavenging duties in the industrial areas of South Wales, avoiding the areas that were the direct targets of nuclear attack. .

All Welsh military units wear standard British uniforms, and use standard British weapons and equipment. The only modification to the uniforms is the cap badges, with each unit having a new cap badge (although many personnel who previously served in the British Army still retain their old cap badges). Weapons tend to be older, i.e. SLR’s and sterling SMG’s. Welsh units have a small amount of vehicles, again generally of the older variety, i.e. FV603 Saracens, Ferrets, etc.

Although the Welsh Government has given all units Welsh titles, in practice most units still use English as their standard language for two reasons; firstly, the number of non Welsh personnel in each unit, and secondly because not all Welsh people speak Welsh.

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Irregular / Autonomous Formations


Irregular / Autonomous Formations

3rd Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters (TA)
Effective strength - 150 men
Subordination: none; lawful (ex 42nd Brigade)
Location - Mansfield

Suffered significant casualties in the nuclear attacks. Post strike, Battalion consolidated around A Company in Mansfield. Still loyal to HMG but unwilling to move out of local area. Effectively serving as a militia force for that location. Seriously under strength. Resources limited.

5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers / 37th (Wessex & Welsh) Signal Regt (both TA)
Effective strength: 300
Subordination: none; lawful

5th RRF deployed in Birmingham area on disaster relief following nuclear strikes. Virtually destroyed in outbreaks of the riots that followed the breakdown of law and order. Survivors consolidated with 37th Signal Regt as reinforced Company sized unit in area around Warwick. Nominally loyal to HMG, but in practice would disobey any order to move out.

35th (South Midlands) Signal Regiment (TA)
Effective strength: 240
Subordination: none; semi lawful

Currently serving as core of Leicester defence forces. Nominally obeying orders, in practice independent; only obeying orders from own officers.

6th / 7th Battalion, The Queen’s Regiment (TA)
Effective strength - 650 men
Subordination: none; semi lawful
Location - Brighton

Following the nuclear strikes, 6th/7th Queens were involved in disaster relief in local area. Have consolidated in Brighton with 217th General Hospital, RAMC (TA), and are heavily fortified. Nominally loyal to HMG, in practice quasi independent. Rarely patrol outside immediate area. Reports that refugees have been turned back by gunfire. Absorbed many survivors of 56th Brigade (London). One unlawful breakaway group (approx Company size) has taken over Crawley area, scavenging Gatwick Airport together with survivors of 103rd Battalion, REME (TA).

4th Battalion, Queen’s Lancashire Regiment (TA)
Effective strength: 300 men
Subordination: none; unlawful
Location - Durham

Intact and a cohesive military unit, the 4th QLR is no longer accepting orders from higher headquarters. The Battalion CO has declared himself ruler of the Battalion Area of Responsibility, with his own interpretations of the martial law proclamations of 1997/98. Law is enforced draconically, with capital punishment (generally by hanging owing to the shortage of ammunition) mandated for a number of crimes which were either minor offences or not an offence at all under the original proclamations. Bodies of those executed are frequently left hanging in their communities for several days as a warning to others.

Harrogate Militia (formerly 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Volunteers (TA))
Effective strength: 400 men
Subordination: none; semi lawful

Intact and fully functional, currently serving as local Milita force for the City of Harrogate. Only obeying own officers.

Swindon Militia (formerly 2nd Battalion, Wessex Regiment (TA))
Effective strength: 900 men
Subordination: none; lawful

Intact and fully functional, currently serving as local Milita force for the City of Swindon. Only obeying own officers.

Konev’s Wolves
Effective strength: 45 men
Subordination: none; Unlawful

Survivors of a group of Soviet POW’s who escaped from their prison camp in Devon. Before the strikes the Camp held prisoners classified as Category A, meaning that all were ardent Communists. Most were either Spetznaz, Airborne captured in Norway, plus some KGB and Political Officers.

In the confusion following the nuclear exchanges, the prisoners overpowered their guards killing them and taking their weapons.. Following their escape, the POW’s, then numbering approx 100, took advantage of the anarchy going on all around to take over a small town near the camp and go on an orgy of rape, looting, and murder. Elements of the Wessex Regiment (TA) were sent to retake the town, but seriously underestimated both the strength and skills of the Soviets. The Wessex’s attack was repulsed, and they suffered heavy casualties.

HMG then sent a regular unit from the UKLF Reserve, 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Rangers, against the Soviets. The Rangers attacked in Battalion strength, supported by their FV510 Warriors, and were able to drive the Soviets from the town after a thirty six hour battle.

Following their defeat, the Soviet survivors took to the countryside. Some split into small groups, most of which have been caught or dispersed, but one large group stayed together under the command of Major Nikolai B Konev, a former Political Officer in the 76th Guards Air Assault. His Deputy is Captain Vladimir I Bondarkeno, formerly of the Spetznaz. They now call themselves Konev’s Wolves, and are well equipped with equipment taken from the Wessex Regiment (although their supplies of fuel and ammunition are limited).
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