New Command scenario: Out of Meggido – Team Sunfish

June 22, 2014 · Posted in Command 

USS SunfishAuthor: Mark Gellis

The Out of Megiddo scenarios assume that, in response to Soviet threats to intervene on behalf of Egypt and Syrian during the Yom Kippur War, on October 25, 1973, President Richard Nixon initiated a massive series of attacks on Soviet forces around the world.

The scenarios assume Nixon is not interested in actually destroying the Soviet Union.  Instead, he is convinced the only way to prevent the situation from escalating into a nuclear exhange is to strike first, but to do so in a way that simply prevents the Soviet Union from projecting power.

Nixon is sure that as long as there is no direct threat to the Soviet homeland (and he is making sure that message is being communicated through diplomatic channels), the Soviets will not launch their strategic weapons even if they lose the war at sea because there will be no need for them to do so and no real advantage in it, either.  It is a huge gamble, but Nixon thinks this is now his only real option.


A delta template .ini file has been included in the .zip file to assist in updating the scenario to any future versions of the database. 


*** FLASH *** FLASH *** FLASH ***

ATTN: Commanding Officer, Sunfish

At the direction of the President of the United States, we are initiating attacks on Soviet forces.


During the last several weeks, in possible preparation for attack against the United States and its allies, the Soviet Union has deployed many elements of its navy to forward staging areas around the world.  One of these areas is the Western Atlantic.


One or two Soviet ballistic missile submarines, each with one or two attack submarines as escorts, are believed to be in the area marked on your tactical map.  You should concentrate your search in this area.


Your attack group consists SSN 649 Sunfish, SSN 650 Pargo, and SSN 591 Shark.

Be aware that other elements of the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard will be operating in and around the waters where your attack group is located.


Locate and destroy any and all Soviet submarines in your area of operation.


At your discretion.

You are authorized to use special weapons.  Repeat.  You are authorized to use special weapons.


Command: Sunfish

Signal: EMCON State A (No Emissions)

Good luck and Godspeed.


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