New Command scenario: Small Random Convoy Transit

December 8, 2013 · Posted in Command · Comment 

imageDatabase – DB3000
Author – Miguel Molina ‘Meroka37’
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NATO vs. Soviets
Date/Time: 1st April, 1989 / 08:00:00 Zulu
Location: French Coast

Playable Sides: NATO, Soviets

War between NATO and Warsaw Pact is two days old, many merchant ships were surprised by the start of hostilities in the middle of  the Atlantic sea lanes. Many NATO escorts has been dispatched to form small convoys and guide them to friendly port.

One of these small convoys is sailing to French port of Lorient…

Remarks – This scenario has randomized forces, (several convoy and op forces composition), run the scenario during a couple of seconds before starting to give orders to units/group, uncheck Scenario Events option in Message Log for better fog-of-war.

To Cmdr NATO Convoy

You are ordered to reach French port of Lorient in the next 20 hours.

Intelligence informs about several Soviet submarines lurking close to French coast.

To support you a couple of MPA Atlantique will be available in Lann-Bihoué base.

Good luck!

To Cmdr Soviet Submarine Atlantic Force

Satellite has detected a convoy sailing to Lorient, this convoy will enter your assigned patrol area, it is paramount to our land operations to impede it reaching port.

Inflict maximum damaged to the merchants and their escort.

Good Luck Comrade!

New Command scenario: Operation Sling of David

December 8, 2013 · Posted in Command · Comment 

Database – DB3000
Author – Mladen Djekic (rytech)

Israel vs. Iran
Date/Time: 5 June, 2014 / 20:00:00 Zulu
Location: Middle East

Playable Sides: Israel


Since the disclosure of the existence of previously-secret nuclear facilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran by opposition groups in 2004, the Middle East has remained under the spectre of a strike by Western forces upon the Iranian nuclear program to stop its putative nuclear weapons development, either by US/NATO forces or by Israel itself. Successive Israeli governments, frightened by the explicitly-stated intentions of Iranian leaders to bring about the destruction of the Jewish state, have repeatedly expressed their willingness to launch military strikes, regardless of the threat of region-wide war that could ensue.

Scenario Notes

This is a one sided aerial warfare-oriented scenario designed to be played from the Israeli side. Target aimpoints, weapon allocations, and orders of battle have been taken from open-source publications of studies by think-tanks that have considered the real-life possibility of this very scenario.

Orders for Cmdr Israeli Forces

Situation – General

It has been six months since the signing of the Geneva interim agreement between the P-5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) and Iran. The agreement held out the potential, despite our heavy skepticism, that a final accord could be reached ensuring the complete and verifiable non-usability of the Iranian nuclear program for nuclear weapons development, in exchange from sanctions relief from Western nations and the United Nations.

Unfortunately, as we expected, the talks did not ultimately come to a fruition. Through the Foreign Ministry’s consultations with our Western allies, we had known that the talks were not going well, and that there was little chance of an accord. Heavy Congressional pressure on the US delegation to take a hard line against the Iranians, backed by intense lobbying of the part of the Israeli Government and Gulf Arab states, have enraged the Iranians, who have stated that "international Zionism and its American enablers continue to attempt to violate the sacred and inalienable rights of the great Iranian nation."

Two weeks ago, the Iranians pulled out of the talks and repudiated the Geneva Interim Accord, claiming that no agreement was possible that would not violate the "red line" of Iran’s advanced nuclear enrichment program. Despite the repeated warnings of the Israeli and US governments, Russia, China, and many other nations (including much of the European Union) see US and Israeli intransigence as a cause of the collapse of the negotiations – as a result, the Foreign Ministry largely expects the collapse of much of the sanctions regime against Iran soon.

In the last 72 hours, the Iranian government has publicly announced its decision to resume full-scale nuclear enrichment – apparently they believe that with the United States’ "retreat" from the Middle East, that they can do so without expecting the re-imposition of sanctions or a military strike. They believe that the international pressure being brought upon the State of Israel to not carry out an attack will foreclose any Israeli military option.

As well, we have received intelligence from multiple sources that the Iranians soon plan to insert "hot" nuclear fuel rods and heavy water into the Arak nuclear reactor – an act that would render a potential military strike moot. If the reactor were to be struck whilst loaded with nuclear fuel, it would almost certainly cause a catastrophic nuclear meltdown and release of radioactivity on the scale of Chernobyl or worse – a prospect that would be politically devastating for Israel.

In the wake of this information, the Cabinet, roughly 36 hours ago, authorized the execution of Operation Sling of David – the designated plan for a full-scale aerial attack upon critical infrastructure nodes of the Iranian nuclear program.

Enemy Forces

Current intelligence indicates that Iran’s integrated air defence system, whilst mostly outdated and consisting of 70’s/80’s-era platforms, is by no means negligible in capability. Expect significant numbers of AAA and SAM systems, mostly SA-2s, 3s, and 6s, but also including several long-range SA-5 batteries. As of yet, we do not believe that Iran has managed to obtain SA-10 systems.

Iran’s fighter aircraft are a mix of Western and Soviet-bloc/Chinese platforms, including F-4s, F-5s, F-14s, and Mirage IIIs and Vs – however, Iran’s fighter force is widely believed to be hampered by lack of maintenance/spare parts and low numbers of flying hours.


Using the available forces, you will launch a long-range strike into Iranian territory in order to destroy indicated aimpoints at critical infrastructure targets of the Iranian nuclear program. You will have only 12 hours to ingress, strike, and egress from the target points, as your forces will be tasked with offensive operations against Hezbollah forces in Lebanon soon afterwards – meaning you will only have one shot at the targets.

Available Forces

You have available to you three squadrons of F-15Is and F-16Is for strike and air defence suppression, plus two squadrons of F-15C/D for top cover, as well as the IAF’s force of aerial refueling tankers and early warning aircraft.


There are 4 specified facilities to be attacked, as referenced on your tactical map. Each has multiple aimpoints (marked with a [TARGET] identifier):

(1) the Natanz uranium enrichment facility. This facility is the most crucial node in Iran’s nuclear program, since it is home to the vast majority of Iran’s 19,000 centrifuges, and hence is its most well defended. There are two main target sets here:

(i) the two underground centrifuge halls. These are buried under 20 feet of earth and reinforced with another 8 feet of steel-reinforced concrete. 12 F-15Is will be needed to destroy both halls, with 3 aimpoints per hall spaced out to ensure maximum sufficient area overpressure coverage and 4 GBU-28s per aimpoint to ensure penetration and complete destruction of the centrifuges below.

(ii) the above-ground uranium separation pilot plant. 6 aimpoints, with 2 Griffin LGBs per aimpoint.

(2) the Arak heavy water reactor. This reactor and its attached facility possesses the ability to produce plutonium suitable for reprocessing into nuclear weapons material. 6 aimpoints: the reactor, two pairs of cooling towers, and 3 aimpoints at the heavy water production facility. 2 Griffins LGBs per.

(3) the Fordow uranium enrichment facility. This facility is too-deeply buried to be damaged with any of the weapons in the Israeli arsenal – hence this strike focuses on secondary targets. 7x aimpoints – the 6 tunnel entrances to the centrifuge halls and the electrical sub-station providing power to the on-site centrifuges. 2 Griffins per.

(4) the Esfahan uranium conversion facility. This facility converts mined yellowcake (uranium ore) into uranium hexafluoride (UF6) suitable for enrichment in the centrifuges. Three aimpoints, with 2x Griffins per.

The Cabinet has authorized three main routes for your strike force, at your discretion:

Northern: flying north over the Mediterranean, then east along the Syrian-Turkish-Iraqi border before coming down over the north. This route offers the possibility of refueling in international waters over the Mediterranean, but will likely offer the Iranians the earliest warning. Due to the current civil war brewing there, Syria’s air defence capability is assessed as significantly degraded, and your flightplan takes you over rebel rather than government-held areas.

Central: flying east along the Syrian-Jordanian border, then straight across Iraq to the target area. This route is the most direct of the three, but also carries with it the uncertainty of flying over hostile Syrian territory.

Southern: along the Jordanian-Saudi border, thence across Iraq to the targets. Quiet indirect diplomacy with representatives of the Saudi royal family has secured us a route unmolested through Saudi territory, staged during a gap in radar coverage of the Saudi IADS to ensure Saudi deniability about foreknowledge of the strike. This route is the longest, but offers the possibility of refueling ops free of potential interruptions.

You are strongly urged to conduct your attacks from a high level to avoid AAA concentrations, as well as give your bombs enough kinetic energy to penetrate their targets;

You are NOT authorized to cross Turkish, Egyptian, or Jordanian airspace, as we will have enough diplomatic problems as it is without angering our putative allied countries further – even if you are successful.

This strike represents the most daring assault Israel has ever attempted – even more so than the attack to open the Six-Day War of 1967 that, coincidentally, was staged 67 years ago today. On your hands rests the continued future of the Jewish state and the Jewish people. Good luck.

Command & Signal

Command: “The Pit”, IDF Emergency Command Bunker, Israeli Ministry of Defence
Signals: EMCON B, Limited emissions

New Command scenario: Danjo wall

December 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Database – DB3000
Author – Mark Gellis

This scenario assumes that tensions between Japan and China increased during the years following the Tiananmen Square protests.  Japan has joined a weapons embargo and recently seized a Chinese merchant vessel carrying military supplies to the People’s Republic.


ATTN: Commanding Officer, Sawayuki

You are instructed to initiate OPERATION DANJO WALL.


Following our seizure of a Chinese merchant two weeks ago, after discovering that it was carrying military supplies, tensions have increased between China and Japan.  China has made some very ominous remarks about their ability to humble Japan and to cripple our martime trade.

Weather is expected to remain cool and rainy, with moderate winds and sea swells.  


Three Chinese Romeo-class submarines are believed to be operating in your area.


Your task force consists of DD 125 Sawayuki, DE 220 Chitose, and SS 571 Takashio.

Aircraft at Nagasaki are available to assist you. 


Proceed to the patrol zone marked on your tactical map.  Locate any submarines in your area and keep a close watch on them.  If the submarines appear to be a genuine threat to Japanese shipping or if you or civilian vessels are attacked, sink them.


Do not attack the Chinese submarines unless they represent a clear and present danger to your forces or to civilian shipping.


Command: Sawayuki
Signal: EMCON State C (Unrestricted Emissions)

Good luck.

New Command scenario: Montevideo reach

December 8, 2013 · Posted in Command · Comment 

Database – CWDB
Author – Mark Gellis

In 1973, a coup in Uruguay placed a military junta in control of the country.  In history, the junta crushed all opposition; trade unions and political parties were illegal for a decade following the coup. 

This scenario assumes that leftists were more successful in resisting the government crackdown, eventually triggering a general rebellion.  It also assumes the Soviet Union has decided to support the rebels in the hopes of eventually establishing another socialist state in Latin America.


ATTN: Commanding Officer, Guadalcanal

You are instructed to initiate OPERATION MONTEVIDEO REACH.


The recent coup in Uruguay has left the country in chaos.  We have reliable intelligence reports that a Soviet task force is en route to Uruguay.  Its exact intentions are unknown, but it appears likely that the Soviets intend to establish (or at least threaten) a blockade in order to intimidate the Uruguayan government into making pro-socialist concessions. 


The Soviet task force is likely to consist of two or three warships, an auxiliary vessel, and two or three submarines.  The exact composition is unknown but is believed to include at least one Victor-class submarine and one Kresta-class cruiser.


All available forces have been chopped to your command.  This includes LPH 7 Guadalcanal, CLG 4 Little Rock, DD 880 Dyess, FF 1061 Patterson, and SSN 653 Ray.

A Uruguayan destroyer-escort and Uruguayan aircraft are on patrol in your area and will provide you with intelligence.


The Soviets must not be allowed to establish themselves in Uruguayan territorial waters.  Any Soviet forces entering the exclusion zone marked on your tactical map may be treated as hostile and attacked.  Any Soviet forces initiating hostilities with your forces or Uruguayan forces may be treated as hostile and attacked.


Guadalcanal should remain in the region of Montevideo, with Little Rock as her primary escort.  Patterson, Dyess, and Ray should patrol the waters to the northeast of Montevideo and track any suspicious contacts.

We have reliable intelligence that the Soviets have a ballistic missile submarine, possibly a Hotel-class, is in your area.  If hostilities break out, it is essential that you neutralize this strategic threat.


Command: Guadalcanal
Signal: EMCON State C (Unrestricted Emissions)

Good luck.

New Command scenario: Israel Strikes

December 8, 2013 · Posted in Command · Comment 

imageDatabase – DB3000
Author – Steven McNicholl

The time to strike is upon us.  Iran has developed ballistic missiles with the range to hit Israel and placed them in newly built hardened.  It is unknown when they will be able to develop a nuclear warhead.  No chances can be taken.  Your primary objective is to destroy the hardened silos, secondary objective is to destroy their nuclear reactor, and lastly any enrichment facilities.  This is meant to be a quick limited strike to eliminate their ability to strike Israel, not start a prolonged war.  As soon as you cross into their airspace they will scramble their fighters so make the first wave count.  Good luck!

20 – Missile Silos
15 – Nuclear Reactor
10 – Mobile Missile Units, Nuclear Enrichment Facilities (Building Large).

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