New Command scenario: Team Worden

July 15, 2014 · Posted in Command 

wordenAuthor: Mark Gellis

This scenario assumes relations between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China have seriously deteriorated in the last few months.  Both the United States and Taiwan are on alert in case China attempts to attack Taiwan or its territories in the South China Sea.


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, Worden


Tensions between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China have increased significantly in recent weeks.  In particular, the disagreement over the ownership of Pratas Island (which is fairly insignificant in and of itself, but whose possession dramatically affects the range of a country’s territorial waters) has become quite belligerent. 

Intelligence reports suggest the People’s Republic of China may be planning some kind of assault against Pratas Island in the immediate future.  For various reasons, the President wants to make sure this attack does not occur, or, if it does occur, that it is not a success.


Several Chinese warships are in your region.  Chinese submarines are also known to have sortied and one or more Romeo-class boats may be near your task force.

The Soviet Union has at least one submarine in your area.  The intentions of the Soviet Union at this time are unknown.


Your task force consists of CG 18 Worden, FF 1070 Downes, and SSN 711 San Francisco.  No other American vessels are available to assist you.

Taiwan is on high alert.  A Taiwanese destroyer is on patrol near Pratas Island.  Expect Taiwan to sortie aircraft to conduct patrols in the area around the island.


Worden and Downes should proceed to the area near Pratas Island marked on your tactical map.  Conduct patrols and remain in the area until you receive further orders.  "Show the flag" and show the Chinese that we stand by our allies.

San Francisco should patrol the waters to the northwest of Pratas Island.

If the Chinese attack Pratas Island or Taiwanese forces, you are free to attack any Chinese forces engaged in hostilities or which appear to be a direct threat to you to or our Taiwanese allies.


Do not initiate hostilities with the Chinese unless they attack Taiwanese forces or your forces. 

Special weapons release is not anticipated.


Command: Worden
Signal: EMCON State C (Unrestricted Emissions) for surface vessels; EMCON State A (No Emissions) for San Francisco

Good luck.


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