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|Battle of Siffley|
|Part of the 2011 Lubyan Blockade Crisis|
|Commanders and leaders|
Fred Eastley (Siffley Garrison)
5 patrol boats
10 AA Guns
55 Elite troops
500 elite troops
4 merchant ships
5 patrol boats
|Casualties and losses|
3 tanks destroyed
4 RPG's destroyed
2 AA guns destroyed
5 tanks destroyed
|9 Civilians killed and 18 wounded.|
The Battle of Siffley was a battle from May 16, 2011-present. The battle began on May 16, when a column of Efden tanks entered Siffley, pushing out the 4,500 soldiers there known as the "Siffley Garrison". The battle continued on and 25,000 Efden reinforcements poured into the city. As of now (May 10), about 2% of the city is in Efden hands.
The plan was authorized on May 14, 2011, and was planned to take place on May 15, 2011. However, just hours before they were suppose to go, 6 tanks malfunctioned and Efden was forced to wait until May 15, 2011. John Garrison, Bob Garrison's son, was put in charge of the attack.
Lubya Defending Forces
There were 4,500 soldiers, 10 tanks, 20 RPG's and 10 AA guns at the time of the attack. The commander of the Siffley Garrison, Fred Eastley, also had one platoon of elite troops known as "Thunder Troops". The Thunder troops were comprised of commando's and other highly advanced soldiers armed with AK-47's, 10 grenades, 10 mines plus a sword.
At the time, the Siffley garrison also had 600,000 rounds of gun ammo, 25,000 rounds of AA gun ammo, 3,000 RPG missiles and 2,500 tank missiles.
Efden, at the time, was under the command of John Garrison, who had these infantry brigades:
- Leech Brigade
- Boom Brigade
- Bust Brigade
John Garrison also had the 1st Motorized Infantry Brigade, consisting of 15 tanks (1 malfunctioned and was left behind).
The Efden forces had: 25,000 soldiers, 14 tanks, 15 RPG's, 500 Elite troops and 4 trucks.
At 1:30pmEST, May 16, a column of Efden tanks began firing on a nearby ridge just 4 miles from the Siffley garrison. Although no shots hit into the Siffley garrison, roughly 14 shots landed within 100 yards of it.
Just a couple minutes later, the tanks retreated back, under heavy fire, and then went down the mountain and entered the city. John also had sent 4,500 troops to accompany the tanks.
The attack surprised the Siffley garrison, as it was only able to get off less than 800 gunfire shots. However, they were able to hold off the attackers for over 20 minutes and destroy a tank, as well as kill 4 soldiers.
Evacuation of the Siffley Garrison
At 2:00pm, Fred Eastley gave the orders to evacuate the HQ, which was done so from 2:03pm to 2:12pm, evacuating some 3,500 troops, 4 AA guns and 5 mortars. During the evacuation, six Lubyan soldiers were killed by a Efden shell that landed at 2:06pm.
Hamze Brigade Rolls In
At 3:00pm, TJ Hamze mobilized his brigade, Hamze Brigade, and brought it up to the city center, where they began firing at Efden forces, killing 14 soldiers and managing to retake six blocks. However, they were stopped after advancing less than 300 yards into the city. Both sides began firing at each other for 45 minutes, but it ended in a stalemate.
Later, at around 5:00pm, Hamze employed 50 snipers in cover five blocks.
Efden Gets Reinforced
At 2:20pm, the attacking Efden forces also received 20 more RPG's and 40 more tanks. They also received 4 week's supply of food to hold off for as long as possible. The supplies came from 4 ships.
At 2:22pm, Ty Commander sent 1 destroyer, 2 frigates, 3 corvettes, 1 cruiser and 5 patrol boats to ensure that no supplies get in or out of the city.
On May 19, 2011, John Garrison authorized a breakout plan, which would bring all armor and infantry up in an attempt to breakout.
The breakout started at 6:30am. At first, it was a success, but soon the column was cut off and 4,000 soldiers were trapped in the city. 3,900 surrendered but the leftover 100 soldiers continue to fight. The 100 soldiers failed to be effective, and were all destroyed by May 25, 2011.