Ok, but could a British Armoured Infantry Brigade, equipped as above, and when it eventually gets to where ever it has to after playing musical chairs with the 90+ HETs the Army has to get to and from the boats, cope with a Class A Russian Armoured Or Motor Rifle Brigade? Air cover and CAS is not guaranteed as the air space is contested, and C2 in unreliable due to superior Russian EW.
Our Artillery would be playing cat and mouse with its more numerous opponent, still being able to provide a level of support, but having to move far more frequently due to accurate counter battery fire missions using submunitions, but we are stuck with HE and Smoke as we gave up our bomblet rounds after signing the Montreal accord. We have the effective GMLRS but these need targets to shoot at, and Russian anti drone equipment is pretty good. But so are their UAVs and our anti drone capabilities by 2024 will be little better than now. Bad news for our unfortunate troops as many of the Russian MLRS systems also have GPS equivalent guidance packages for all types of warhead.
Our well trained troops will do their best, that is for sure, but our lack of spares and ammunition will start to be a major factor after only a short amount of time as we never have enough in reserve as that costs money we need to pend elsewhere. How long until we start to run out of Javelin and NLAW for the Infantry, without which they are very vulnerable to any hostile AFV, of which a large number are heading directly for them. The one Regiment of Challenger 2s cannot be everywhere and will take losses. Initially the kill ration should be considerably in our favour but that will reduce pretty quickly.
So how long until our troops have to withdraw, hopefully to be replaced by another NATO Brigade. When it does it will probably be done and
Even with resupply will no longer be fully combat effective. It should really go back into combat but will probably have to as out second Brigade will not be ready for quite some time unless they sent one of the Light BCTs to replace it.
I have total confidence in the ability of our troops, but their equipment is lacking and by 2024 it will be even more so. None of out AFVs can be considered up to date, and all lack firepower in their respective categories. As usual our troops will do the best with what they have, but what they have just isn't good enough. We are taking another ten years to match what some NATO members have now or in the near future, and many of the new technologies being touted for the British Army to complete its transformation and replacing conventional equipment will not be mature until the mid 2030s.
Ok rant over, now time to take those tablets