Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Operation 'Modular' Angola


This was a refight of the first major battle during Operation 'Modular' in Angola, which took place on 9/10 September 1987, when the South African Combat Group 'Bravo' (comprising the core of 32 'Buffalo' Bn, with two companies of 101 Bn) attacked a bridgehead that had been formed by FAPLA's 21 Mechanised Brigade, across the River Lomba.
As in history, despite a distinct materiel advantage over the light UNITA and South African forces, the FAPLA offensive was first stalled then destroyed by their highly-mobile, well-trained and veteran enemy, who were supported by excellent artillery.


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