After what Soviet soldiers have taken to calling the “Hundred Hour Offensive”, Red Army representatives today announced that over 105,000 Soviet reinforcements have taken position in Braken City, ending any hopes by the German High Command for a swift capture of the city.
Anti-aircraft fire has lit up the skies for the past week as thousands of Red Army and Red Navy transports have descended upon Braken, sometimes even into the midst of heavy fighting. Perhaps the most dramatic moment of the battle thus far occurred in the early morning of the 16th when German tanks appeared on the runways of Braken International Starport even as Soviet transports were landing.
Ferocious fighting centered on the airfield occurred over the next 24 hours as Soviet reinforcements took up positions in a hastily constructed defensive perimeter, sometimes only minutes after exiting transports that had been fired upon.
Braken has been transformed into a city of nightmares as it now seems to be the focal point of the entire war. Massive smoke clouds from the orbital bombardment in the southern provinces have finally reached Braken, covering the city in a nearly 24 hour darkness. How anyone can survive, let alone fight in this environment is unfathomable.