New Command scenario: Andromeda at the Ready

July 15, 2014 · Posted in Command 

Author: Mark Gellis

During the 1980s, both Iran and Iraq attacked commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf in an attempt to deny each other trade.

This scenario assumes the British frigate Andromeda, on station in the Persian Gulf at various times in the 1980s, was called upon to protect a British merchant damaged by an Iranian mine and at risk of further attack by Iranian forces.


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, Andromeda


The English-flagged merchant Dover Belle has been damaged by a naval mine, most likely Iranian in origin.  Although damaged, she is still capable of moving under her own power and is now en route to the United Arab Emirates, where she will effect repairs.  Signals intelligence, however, suggests the Iranians believe she is carrying contraband and are intending to seize her or sink her.


The Iranians have a number of small vessels in the Persian Gulf and a small number of aircraft that they can dedicate to tracking and possibly attacking the Dover Belle.


Your forces consist of the Andromeda and the Olmeda.  Ledbury is available to assist you if other mines are discovered that represent a threat to your forces or to merchant shipping.  No other British forces are currently available to assist you.


Protect the Dover Belle from attack while she makes her way to the United Arab Emirates.

Ledbury should patrol the Dover Belle’s intended path to the United Arab Emirates and attempt to locate and eliminate any mines that may threaten her or other shipping.


At your discretion.  You are free to fire on Iranian forces if they appear to directly threaten the Dover Belle or your vessels.

Please be reminded that your Sea Wolf missiles have limited range and your only long range surface combat weapons are your Exocet missiles.  Sailing in very close formation with the Dover Belle will be the only way to provide her with any kind of air cover.


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

Good luck.  God save the Queen.


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