Coalition Advances on Federal Lines
Claude Rimbeck – Free Press Society
Coalition forces are pursuing Federal forces withdrawing from Texas in Northeast Oklahoma. Early reports suggest Coalition reconnaissance forces have located and engaged elements of the Federal 27th Infantry. Free Press
Military analysis Jack Sherman:
"My educated guess would be that part of the Federal 3rd Battalion are using the terrain in Northeastern Oklahoma to set their defensive lines and resupply. With the lack of any air supremacy, the Federals can take advantage of the hills and valley for artillery positions and choke points. If the Coalition is not able to control the MSR it will be difficult for them to collapse in on the UFS positions."
While Federal 3rd Battalion is comprised of Federal veterans from various key battles with the Coalition over the last several years. The hope will be that the Coalition forces will be able to cut off any major avenues of retreat and squeeze the Federals position before they fully resupply, or reinforced.
With the current pace of the Coalition advance, both battle groups should collide within the next two weeks.