Time: 6:30 AM Saint-Jean, French Guiana Edge of town
General Antoine Périer received word from his Brazilian allies that the attack would begin at 7 sharp. He was ready to lead the French Foreign Legion into combat. It had been a while since these battle hungry few had seen combat. While some look down on this desire Périer respects it. He rather enjoys working with troops who look forward to their mission no matter the level of danger. He was also thankful that the 6th Tank Division would be handy. This would be his first time commanding tanks. Hopefully he would be able to make good use of them if given the chance.
"Tell the troops we move out now. A little head start won't hurt." Périer informed the Major
Order of Battle
6th Tank Division
2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment [2e REI] 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment [3e REI] Foreign Legion Detachment [DLEM] "And remember to keep the men sharp!" He shouted "I don't want those tanks to be sitting ducks."
Post by Eric Skrevski on Jul 16, 2007 12:32:27 GMT -5
Resistance in Dutch Guiana was a push over. With only a regiment of soldiers stationed in the area the Dutch pulled back from the borders and pulled in for a last ditch defense of the Capital of Paramaribo, where the old Fort Zeelandia had been modernized and could house most of the regiment. A battalions worth of soldiers set-up road blocks and minefields on the outskirts of the city and awaited the Brazilian/French forces to invade, while the Regimental commander and the Commissioner of Dutch Giuana sent out a plea of help to the world....
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Troepenmacht in Suriname Garrison Regiment (TRIS):
27th Battalion: 600 Men 28th Battalion: 600 Men 29th Battalion: 600 Men Surinaamse Schutterij: 200 Men Artillery Company: 6 75mm Howitzers and 100 Men Regimental Headquarters: 400 Men Fort Zealandia:
Garrison Company: 150 Men Armament: Four 105mm Howitzers, Six 75mm Howitzers, Twelve 20mm Anti-Aircraft Guns
Other Units in the City: Civilian Militia: 500 Men Local Police: 300 Men