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Original Global Conflicts-2 Battleset

The fascination and lure of the What-If has long been a driving force in our imaginations. The musings about how an as yet unrealized situation might be resolved have sparked countless hours of argument and debate. Deep into this rich loam of speculation, we will now plant our designs and postulates to witness what will grow.

The power of the computer to model in simulation what has not occurred in reality is nearly without limit. In these BattleSets, Global Conflicts 2 and Global Conflicts 3, many different What-If scenarios are presented. They span the globe, involve the Naval and Air assets from many countries, and they take place on unique timelines.

Global Conflicts 2 illustrates a variety of larger scale operations that assume some manner of larger war between the NATO and Warsaw PACT countries. This BattleSet favours the multi-carrier confrontations with all of their grand struggles. In Global Conflicts 3, we see the evolution of a series of much smaller, compact engagements. In this BattleSet, the coherent timeline, on such a very short scale, is indicative of rapid reaction and deployment. To each thrust, its counter thrust.

This Battleset was originally made for Harpoon3 v3.6.3 and has been re-built for compatibility with the PlayersDB with the consent of AGSI.


THOSE FUTILE FJORDS
NORWAY VS RUSSIA

LOCATION : COASTAL NORWEGIAN WATERS
DATE/TIME: 8 DECEMBER 1994, 12:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The 2nd week of the war finds the Soviets in control of most of the major population centers in Norway. Surviving elements of the Norwegian Air Force that were able, fled to Iceland or the United Kingdom. Those caught on the ground destroyed their machines.
The Norwegian Navy was also forced to abandon their bases and is now hiding up and down the coast using the many fjords to mask their positions. In many respects, the Soviet's problems are just beginning.


HIGHWAY TO HAIFA
SOVIETS/SYRIA VS UNITED STATES/ISRAEL

LOCATION : MEDITERANEAN SEA
DATE/TIME: 10 JANUARY 1995, 19:15:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The weight of the Soviet forces have done what the Arabs by themselves could not do, break the back of the Israeli Defense Force. Large pockets of resistance still exist at Haifa and Tel Aviv. It is expected that they can hold out for the next 7 to 10 days. Supplies are the key to life.
To make the situation even more tense, Syria has begun mobilizing its air forces in what could prove to be a final blow to Israel.
The United States and NATO have provided Israel with more aircraft as a deterrent for any further attacks by the Soviets. Will it be too little, too late?


HUNTERS
SOVIETS VS UNITED KINGDOM

LOCATION : NORTH SEA
DATE/TIME: 6 NOVEMBER 1993, 12:30:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The war is now a few hours old and Soviet submarines pre-positioned prior to the commencement of hostilities are now wreaking havoc in the North Sea. NATO alert ASW forces are responding in force. The Soviets will have to escalate the pace of operations if they expect to maximize the element of surprise.
Most RAF #11 Group interceptors have been committed to the defense of the NATO central front. The next 72 hours are critical.


ATTACK ON KAMCHATKA
UNITED STATES VS SOVIETS

LOCATION : SEA OF OKHOTSK
DATE/TIME: 7 APRIL 1993, 12:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
Prior to the commencement of hostilities, many academics debated the soundness of U.S. multi-carrier attacks against heavily defended enemy Naval Forces conducting a "Bastion" defense. The debate is over. U.S. strategy has been successful. The aftermath of this large scale Naval engagement has left most of the Soviet Pacific Fleet at the bottom of the Sea of Okhotsk. The surviving Surface Forces are making best speed back to Petropavlovsk. U.S. Forces, although suffering some casualties, have maintained cohesion and are now poised to press their advantage.


BATTLE FOR KHUZESTAN - PART 1
IRANIANS VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : PERSIAN GULF
DATE/TIME: 8 DECEMBER 1993, 08:30:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
Satellite photos have picked up 2 Motor Rifle Divisions enroute to the Iranian capital. One from the northwest through the Talis Mountains. The other from the northeast through the Elburz Mountains. The same satellite pass showed a large Iranian concentration of force in the northeast indicating they are aware of the Eastern Soviet Force but appear to be withdrawing forces from the northwest. The U.S. Navy must now force itself on the Iranians to save their western flank.


BATTLE FOR KHUZESTAN (PT.2)
SOVIETS VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : PERSIAN GULF
DATE/TIME: 12 DECEMBER 1990, ZULU

OVERVIEW:
Growing Soviet Air activity has forced U.S. Naval Forces to withdraw from the Persian Gulf and by default have won the race to Khuzestan. Soviet Air and Ground Forces have arrived in force around Basra and are preparing to continue their drive to the Saudi Oil Fields. U.S. Air Force assets are prepared to support a Carrier Battle Group as it re-enters the Persian Gulf.


KILLERS
SOVIETS VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : NORTH KOREAN WATERS
DATE/TIME: 21 MARCH 1995, 12:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The war is in the 4th week and things in the Pacific have been in a dead heat. Both naval forces have withdrawn from potentially decisive battles that would have been fought at the others advantage. Casualties for both sides have been relatively light considering the carnage underway in other theatres. The Soviets have held the bulk of the Pacific fleet in port at Vladivostok for the last 2 weeks preparing for a counter attack against any amphibious assault force attempting entry into currently held Soviet territory.
Their time has come as the 9th Marine Regiment has landed at Wonsan, North Korea. North Korean Army forces are unable to respond to the incursion and Soviet Quick reaction forces have already been committed. This task falls to the Pacific fleet. U.S. forces have one task, to keep the Soviet surface force bottled up around Vladivostok while the U.S. Marines strike key targets in North Korea.


SEA OF OKHOTSK
SOVIETS VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : SEA OF OKHOTSK
DATE/TIME: 13 JUNE 1989, 01:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The focal point of U.S. Maritime strategy prior to the initiation of hostilities has been a multi-carrier attack on key Soviet shore installations. The one major drawback to this strategy is its lack of surprise. It is very difficult to move something as large as an aircraft carrier for long distances before someone sees it. That is the case here. A Soviet sub transmitted the departure time and initial course of a U.S. Carrier Battle Group via sonobuoy. The Soviet prewar strategy was and is that once a carrier group is sighted, all forces will be focused on its destruction. Herein lies a test of strategies.


RETURN OF THE PLO
SYRIA/PLO VS ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCE

LOCATION : EASTERN MEDITERANEAN
DATE/TIME: 6 DECEMBER 1994, 22:00:00 AULU

OVERVIEW:
For many years, the military arm of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) posed a significant threat to Israeli national security. This split the attention of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and kept it too busy to concentrate on any single enemy.
In 1982, the Syrians orchestrated the departure of the PLO from Beirut to allow Syria to establish control over Lebanon. They then began to build an extensive "defense" network.
The IDF, now able to concentrate its assets, proved able to counter every move the Syrians made. Syria has decided that the time has come to divide Israel's defensive efforts once again. The PLO will be returned to Lebanon.


PRETORIAN GOLD
UNITED STATES/SOUTH AFRICA VS SOVIETS/ANC

LOCATION : COASTAL SOUTH AFRICA
DATE/TIME: 1 JANUARY 1989, 04:30:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The White Separatist government in Pretoria has begun to come apart. Radical elements of the African National Congress have penetrated the South African Security zones in strength and are now seizing key installations throughout the country. An unnamed South African Defence Ministry Official has announced that an installation known as "Lock Up 35" South east of Pretoria contains key elements of the South African Strategic Weapons Program. Publicly, sources are confirming the existence of Chemical and Biological Weapons. Actual estimates include 3-100 kiloton Nuclear Weapons. The facility "Lock up 35" was originally designed by the best South African Engineers to provide absolute security for the countries diamond and gold reserves. Limited by a lack of skilled technicians, it is expected that it will take the ANC 7-10 days to gain physical access to the weapons. U.S. Military and Diplomatic representatives brief their counterparts in the Soviet government in an attempt to solicit support for a joint operation to recover the weapons. As an incentive for Soviet support and participation, the U.S. Government has offered to give 1.2 billion dollars of Soviet debt. The African National Congress on the other hand, the soon to be government of South Africa has offered 5 billion dollars in currency and technical support for key Russian industries once in power, if Soviet Military Forces will provide external security for the sovereignty of South African Territories now and give the ANC the time it needs to consolidate its position internally. Moscow needs currency, not debt reduction if it expects to quell the growing domestic unrest.


RED SEA RESCUE
SOVIETS VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : RED SEA
DATE/TIME: 12 JUNE 1992, 06:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The Saratoga Battle Group has been badly damaged in the last three (3) days, and many lives have been lost. A path has been charted through the mine field entering the Indian Ocean, at the cost of three (3) ships. Soviet air attacks have sunk the CG Belknap, and damaged the Saratoga. The shore defenses at Aden place too much of a threat for the battle group to face. The Soviets have developed a bastion defense around Aden thought to include a CG Slava and several destroyers. For the Saratoga, the way lies south, into harm's way.


BATTLE FOR TEHRAN
SOVIETS VS UNITES STATES

LOCATION : PERSIAN GULF AND IRAN
DATE/TIME: 20 MARCH 1995, 04:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The soviets have been advancing on Tehran rapidly from two directions. The Iranians were aware of the force approaching from the east. Unfortunately for the Iranians, they assumed the western force would continue south to Khuzestan to meet the expected American landing force. They did not. They are now moving rapidly toward Tehran from the west. The last obstacle to be overcome by the Soviets is a series of bridges and mountain passes en route to Tehran.


THE MERGE
SOVIETS VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : NORTH ATLANTIC
DATE/TIME: 15 AUGUST 1994, 12:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The war for control of the North Atlantic has reached its climax. Constant air strikes by both sides have rendered Iceland incapable of conducting fixed-wing flight operations. A large vacuum of uncontrolled ocean now exists. Both sides have committed major portions of their remaining fleet assets in filling that vacuum. The stakes are high, for the winner of this battle will likely control the economic balance of power for the next 100 years.


RETURN TO YANKEE STATION
SOVIETS VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION :
DATE/TIME: 8 OCTOBER 1994, 11:30:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The 3rd week of the war finds the Soviet offensive very much on track and in some cases ahead of schedule. Both forces are now settling in to a combat tempo each can support. The one question both forces face now is what will the other do with the war in its 3rd week.
The Soviets have moved 2 complete air regiments into 3 bases around Hanoi & Haiphong. Indications are clear that the Soviets are preparing for an offensive.

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Original Global Conflicts-3 Battleset

The fascination and lure of the What-If has long been a driving force in our imaginations. The musings about how an as yet unrealized situation might be resolved have sparked countless hours of argument and debate. Deep into this rich loam of speculation, we will now plant our designs and postulates to witness what will grow.

The power of the computer to model in simulation what has not occurred in reality is nearly without limit. In these BattleSets, Global Conflicts 2 and Global Conflicts 3, many different What-If scenarios are presented. They span the globe, involve the Naval and Air assets from many countries, and they take place on unique timelines.

Global Conflicts 2 illustrates a variety of larger scale operations that assume some manner of larger war between the NATO and Warsaw PACT countries. This BattleSet favours the multi-carrier confrontations with all of their grand struggles. In Global Conflicts 3, we see the evolution of a series of much smaller, compact engagements. In this BattleSet, the coherent timeline, on such a very short scale, is indicative of rapid reaction and deployment. To each thrust, its counter thrust.

This Battleset was originally made for Harpoon3 v3.6.3 and has been re-built for compatibility with the PlayersDB with the consent of AGSI.


BATTLE OF THE BAY OF BENGAL
INDIA VS UNITED STATES VS SOVIETS

LOCATION : BAY OF BENGAL
DATE/TIME: 5 JANUARY 1993, 12:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The loss of Diego Garcia as a base compounded the aircrew losses that Soviets faced. Although ship damage was light, the wear and tear of operations was reducing effectiveness, and port visits were required. The Indians agreed to allow a 72 hour port visit to Calcutta, after being lulled into a sense of security by the exaggerated claims of the Soviets.
Meanwhile, the U.S. had retired northwestward toward the Arabian Peninsula to replenish and fly on replacement aircraft, a luxury their opponents did not have. With a full flight deck and magazines, the force headed southeast to skirt the Indian air patrols before heading for the Bay of Bengal, where, over 50 years before, Admiral Nagumo had shown the Indians and the British the value of carrier air power. The lesson was about to be taught again.


AIRLANE GAMBIT
SOVIETS VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : AZORES, NORTH ATLANTIC
DATE/TIME: 15 OCTOBER 1994, 17:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
P-3's from several NATO nations use the Azores as a base to help cover the Mid-Atlantic shipping lanes. Loss of this base would allow transfer of Soviet naval strike aircraft and the closure of the sea lanes from America to Europe.


PANAMA HATS
CUBA VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION :
DATE/TIME: 19 OCTOBER 1994, 04:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
With war beginning to rage in Europe, shipping through the Panama Canal and the Caribbean Sea has become extremely important in moving units to the battlefield for the United States. Conversely, it is important that the Soviets close the canal and hinder U.S. supplies. Cuba's status remains unknown in the conflict but could be troublesome in the event they act in support of the Soviets.


LINCHPIN-RED
SOVIETS VS NATO

LOCATION : NORTH ATLANTIC
DATE/TIME: 19 OCTOBER 1994, 12:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The hard fought battle in Central Europe continues. The Soviets are gaining ground against NATO and believe that victory is in sight. Soviet forces have begun a campaign against Iceland now in an attempt to take control of the North Atlantic and isolate Europe from western support.


LINCHPIN BLUE
UNITED STATES VS SOVIETS

LOCATION : NORTH ATLANTIC
DATE/TIME: 3 NOVEMBER 1994, 04:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
Pre-war battle lines have been restored in all major areas, except Iceland. For the Soviets, this allows them to hold on to some hope that a negotiated peace can be presented as a great victory to the masses. For the U.S. and her allies, allowing the Soviets to retain Iceland is simply unthinkable from both political and military standpoints.
Both sides knew that before the battlefield would shift to the conference table, one final battle must be resolved.


NORDIC REVENGE
SWEDEN VS SOVIETS

LOCATION : BLACK SEA
DATE/TIME: 10 JANUARY 1994, 21:00:00

OVERVIEW:
News of the Soviets attempt to over fly Swedish territory was dispersed to all Swedish commanders quickly, along with casualty reports and plans to extract a pound of flesh for the violations. Swedish naval commanders had noted the Soviets regular supply convoy from St. Petersburg to Kiel and determined that this group of ships would pay the butcher's bill.


OPENING MOVES
NATO VS SOVIETS

LOCATION : BALTIC SEA
DATE/TIME: 8 OCTOBER 1994, 01:15:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
In the final hours before the start of the war, a Soviet amphibious group supported by land based air and surface action groups are heading for the Danish coast to seize control of the Sjaelland Islands. Danish and NATO light forces, supported by German air power, attempt to block their path.


BAY OF PIGS, PART DEUX
CUBA VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : COASTAL FLORIDA/CUBA
DATE/TIME: 22 OCTOBER 1994, 21:15:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
Cuba's active participation in the attacks on the Panama Canal and on the radar stations in south Florida provided all the justification needed for removing Castro’s government by force of arms. Securing the south-eastern flank of the U.S. would also release additional assets to assist in the planned operation to remove the Soviet occupation of Iceland.


POLAR BEARS
UNITED STATES VS SOVIETS

LOCATION : NORTH PACIFIC
DATE/TIME: 23 OCTOBER 1994, 15:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The Alaska's strike mission against the Soviet Pacific bases was an unqualified success. The only thing that remained was to get her and her escort safely under the protective umbrella deployed from United States air bases. The race was on.


RETAKING OF DIEGO GARCIA
SOVIETS VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : INDIAN OCEAN
DATE/TIME: 14 OCTOBER 1994, 05:30:00

OVERVIEW:
The pre-war harassment of Diego Garcia forced the U.S. to relocate the Maritime Preposition squadron to Oman for safety. Early on the opening day of the war, Indian commandos supported by the Soviet Indian Ocean Squadron quickly overwhelmed the base, and soon it was operating Indian Bear reconnaissance aircraft. The Soviets proceeded to raid shipping along the east coast of Africa while the Indians captured Japan bound supertankers. A U.S. carrier group rounds Cape Good Hope, and the two forces clash NE of Madagascar.


RUM PUNCH
CUBA VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : COASTAL FLORIDA/CUBA
DATE/TIME: 10 AUGUST 1993, 13:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
In the seven days preceding the outbreak of actual hostilities, most of the U.S. F-15C units were deployed to foreign soil. Air defense of the continental U.S. was turned over to the F-16 ADF units of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves.
In Florida, the 125th Fighter Squadron of Jacksonville was moved to Homestead and augmented by the addition of units from Texas' 147th and 924th. Along with the 56th, these groups focused their attention toward watching Cuba.


THIEF IN THE NIGHT
UNITED STATES VS SOVIETS

LOCATION : NORTH SEA OF JAPAN
DATE/TIME: 21 OCTOBER 1994, 08:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
The movement of the Soviet Pacific Fleet Backfire Regiment to the Indian Ocean was observed by naval planners, and a bold raid on Soviet Pacific bases was proposed and quickly approved.


2ND BATTLE OF TSUSHIMA STRAITS
SOVIETS VS JAPANESE SELF DEFENSE FORCES

LOCATION : STRAITS OF TSUSHIMA
DATE/TIME: 29 OCTOBER 1994, 05:00:00 ZULU

OVERVIEW:
Once before in this century, a Russian fleet had sailed into the waters between Japan and Korea, intent on reaching Vladivostok. Then, as now, the mightiest ships of the Japanese Navy were deployed to stop them.


NEUTRALITY VIOLATED
SWEDEN VS SOVIETS

LOCATION : SWEDISH AIRSPACE
DATE/TIME: 13 OCTOBER 1994, 19:45:00

OVERVIEW:
A battle-worn British Type 42 destroyer is limping toward England. The commander of Soviet tactical air assets in the area decided that this was just too tempting a target to pass up. The fact that his aircraft would have to cross neutral Sweden to strike the sitting duck didn't bother him at all. In fact, his newly captured airfields in central Finland seemed to fit the bill nicely.


VODKA OR SAKE
SOVIETS VS JAPANESE SELF DEFENSE FORCE

LOCATION : NORTH SEA OF JAPAN
DATE/TIME: 8 OCTOBER 1994, 14:43:30

OVERVIEW:
Hostilities between the United States, her allies, and Russia and her client states broke out almost simultaneously across the world. Warned of possible commando attacks, the commander of the Independence battle group got under way from the port of Yokusuka to take up station north east of the home islands.
Unfortunately, the warning came too late and mines seeded on the bottom of the bay destroyed the carrier's starboard rudder and badly damaged three of the four screws. CV 62 was out of the fight. CinCPac immediately released the carrier's air wing for use in the defense of Japan.

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As the world's economic topology pushes further into an era of radical changes, once again, the questions of military spending are raised by the newly prosperous governments. For some of the established world military powers, the titanic expenses of maintaining large-scale modern forces are received with decreasing public support. Domestic social and political realities impinge upon the limited resources available to the governments.

However, not every armed force has felt the axe of budget concerns. China has begun to re-tool its military, investing in more modern technologies to bring the People's Republic Navy into the 21st century. The question arises though, namely, where will this evolution lead? Where indeed?

Herein we lay our setting for this BattleSet. In a hypothetical future, territorial disputes and threats to economic security provide the tinder to support the flame sparked in a conflict. Where the diplomats fail, only the commanders can recapture peace.

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BACKWAR
CHINA VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : SOUTH CHINA SEA
DATE/TIME: 1 OCTOBER 1999, 12:00:00

The events of the last few days have now become clear. The North Korean mobilization was in reality a ploy designed by the Chinese to draw U.S. naval forces into the Yellow Sea, far away from their intended area of operation, Malaysia, and control of the Malacca Strait. Chinese ground forces have landed in force at Kuantan and are now meeting little resistance as they move inland towards the Capital.
To sustain the landing forces, the Chinese navy is moving enormous amounts of men and material from the mainland to the beachhead. If the Chinese operation has any weakness, it is the supply line across the South China Sea.
The United States, facing much the same situation in the Persian Gulf, has had to slow the pace of operations in the Yellow Sea as critical men and material sit aboard ships in Guam awaiting escort. Reopening the Pacific supply route has now become a strategic imperative with implications far outside the theatre.


THE BEIJING SPLIT
CHINA VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : GULF OF THAILAND
DATE/TIME: 19 OCTOBER 1999, 12:00:00

"The best made plans."
This surely could be used to describe the planning involved in the Chinese invasion of Malaysia. But even the most detailed operation suffers from time to time by the unexpected.
U.S. Forces were thought to be planning an attack against the Malaysian beachhead to cover the passage of a large convoy through the Strait of Malacca. The attack on the beachhead occurred as predicted but the passage never materialized. The convoy, with complete disregard to the Thai Exclusion Zone, sped north into the Gulf of Thailand and temporary safety.


CHAPERONES
CHINA VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : SOUTH CHINA SEA
DATE/TIME: 24 SEPTEMBER 1999, 00:00:00

The mobilization in North Korea now appears to have been an exercise. China has responded to what it represents as clearly aggressive acts by the United States. South Korea, in a surprise move, agreed with Beijing that America was clearly the aggressor. In a total repudiation of American actions, Seoul has frozen all American assets in South Korea and will no longer permit the generation of combat operations from South Korean territory. U.S. naval forces operating around South Korea are now without local air cover.
In what China calls a U.S. backed reprisal, the Malaysian government has begun rounding up Chinese dissidents and cutting off their communications with the homeland. Beijing has vowed to protect Chinese citizens, no matter where they live. No independent confirmation of the Malaysian activity has been available.


FISH NET
CHINA VS JAPAN

LOCATION : YELLOW SEA
DATE/TIME: 29 MARCH 1999, 20:00:00

Tensions between Tokyo and Beijing have been on the rise for months. As both countries continue to expand their economies the need for ever more scarce resources has become acute. The latest issue, fishing rights and tariffs have inflamed tensions to the breaking point.
In Beijing most of the Old Guard has passed from power. A new regime, eager to establish China as a superpower in the 21st century, is ready to prove to the world that China is a force to be reckoned with. In keeping with the perceived need to protect its coastal fisheries, the government has imposed a 250 mile territorial fishing zone. All commercial fishing boats must have a permit or face confiscation and imprisonment.
Tokyo has also sought to secure access to the vital resources that drive the home economy. The Prime Minister has openly declared that the Japanese fishing fleet will not purchase permits to fish in the Yellow Sea and would consider any attempt to seize Japanese registered vessels an act of piracy.


FORK IN THE ROAD
CHINA VS UNITED KINGDOM

LOCATION : HONG KONG
DATE/TIME: 9 JULY 1999, 02:00:00

As the first few days were decisively British, the last two have clearly been Chinese. More than 1000 civilians were lost during the first evacuation attempt. Many made the trip safely, but the headline was very disturbing.
Parliament has ordered the total defense of Hong Kong. The Chinese leadership, having recovered from the opening setbacks, and sensing a political vulnerability, has once again begun the build-up towards an attack on Hong Kong.


THE FRUIT
CHINA VS JAPAN

LOCATION : YELLOW SEA
DATE/TIME: 13 APRIL 1999, 12:00:00

The Japanese Navy conducted what surely will be known as a modern day Kamikaze attack. Three large Japanese surface groups, heavily supported by elements of the air force, made a high speed approach and attack on the Chinese carrier group. The combination of submarine, aircraft and shore based missile attack proved to be too much and the attack had to be aborted.
Japanese casualties were very high. The Chinese carrier group is now fully fuelled and ready to begin strike operations. With a large part of the Japanese fleet now at the bottom of the Yellow Sea, there is little between the group and the Japanese coast. For the Japanese Navy, they once again must mount a defense of the home islands against an advancing carrier force. This though is not 1945 and the Chinese are not the Americans.


THE GAS LINE
CHINA VS JAPAN

LOCATION : YELLOW SEA
DATE/TIME: 4 APRIL 1999, 17:00:00

The attack at Tianjin completely surprised the Chinese. The detail in which the operation was conducted clearly represents months of planning and practice. Yet the primary targets of the raid, the aircraft carriers, escaped with no damage.
The Chinese, considerably ahead of their schedule, find themselves in a naval engagement with a long time adversary that, for the time, is superior in force, better equipped, and better trained.


THE GRAND GAME
CHINA VS UNITED KINGDOM

LOCATION : HONG KONG
DATE/TIME: 5 JULY 1999, 22:00:00 ZULU

Like a pendulum, the war between the British and The People's Republic of China has once again swung back to the Chinese.
Tactically, the Chinese have the initiative and superior localized force. But as so often is the case, events beyond the battlefield may tell the ultimate tale.
The Americans have made it clear that the attack on Okinawa was an attack on U.S. sovereignty and that no future attacks will be tolerated. For China time is now of the essence. The garrison defending Hong Kong must be eliminated and the Royal Navy destroyed once and for all. The British press is now calling the events of the last few days a "royal waterloo". Many speculate the withdrawal from Hong Kong to be the most embarrassing setback the British military has ever suffered. Many now speculate that the British position in Hong Kong is unsustainable and will fall under the weight of a full scale Chinese attack.


THE EYES OF INCHON
CHINA VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : YELLOW SEA
DATE/TIME: 20 SEPTEMBER 1999, 20:00:00

The United States is now fully committed in the Persian Gulf and their logistical apparatus appears to be strained to the maximum. The United States has long expected that during a crisis in the Middle East, North Korea would conduct an invasion of South Korea.
As a precaution, the U.S. has always increased surveillance of the Korean peninsula during times of tension. Routine operations today would send shock waves up the American chain of command.


THE RISING
CHINA VS JAPAN

LOCATION : YELLOW SEA
DATE/TIME: 1 APRIL 1999, 23:00:00

The initial phase of the Japanese operation has been very successful. Chinese casualties were heavier than expected though the first line patrol assets thought to be on station in the Yellow Sea were not sighted. World reaction has been particularly positive for the Japanese.
Most western media outlets have concluded that China has been the aggressor. Phase two of the operation is now at hand and once again the Japanese Navy must attack an enemy navy in its home port.


TALE OF TWO OCEANS
CHINA VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : SOUTH CHINA SEA
DATE/TIME: 13 OCTOBER 1999, 20:00:00

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. For China, the invasion in Malaysia is almost complete and the first engagement with the Americans was successful. A U.S. troop convoy, heavily escorted, was turned back by a determined air attack and the sinking of two American submarines has been confirmed.
For the United States, the situation grows ever more grave. Forces operating in the desert are consuming supplies at an incredible rate. The Iranians have launched continuous human wave attacks for several days and can be expected to continue for several more. The concern now is a new Chinese threat staging in Pakistan. If the U.S. beachhead is to survive, men and material now in Guam must reach that critical point in the Iranian desert before it’s too late. China it seems, must be dealt with now.


DESPERATE TIMES
CHINA VS JAPAN

LOCATION : YELLOW SEA
DATE/TIME: 10 APRIL 1999, 11:00:00

The shift in momentum was almost as palpable in Tokyo as it was in Beijing. The arrival of supplies and the initiation of UNREP Operations by the Chinese carrier force has drastically changed the balance of power in the Yellow Sea.
Faced with this new threat, Japanese surface forces, even with their technological edge, would once again have to shift to coastal patrol operations, and any hope of resource security would be lost. The Chinese carriers will be operational in 48 hours. If they are to be destroyed, now is the time.


WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST
CHINA VS UNITED KINGDOM

LOCATION : HONG KONG
DATE/TIME: 5 JULY 1999, 04:00:00 ZULU

The Chinese military establishment was shocked by the results of their opening operation. Casualties were very heavy and the loss of equipment in the staging areas caused the cancellation of the ground operation. The British have established a far more effective air defense network than had been expected and they still retain air superiority over Hong Kong. Hong Kong International Airport is still operational and the flow of material and men continues around the clock.


YELLOW SURPRISE
CHINA VS UNITED KINGDOM

LOCATION : OKINAWA
DATE/TIME: 15 JULY 1999, 12:00:00 ZULU

The British landing at Xiamen clearly surprised the Chinese. The loss of their amphibious force and the disruption of the flow of supplies through Xiamen have once again delayed the start of the ground offensive against Hong Kong and shifted the momentum of the battle back in favour of the British. These gains however did not come without a price. In order to support the landing, Britain was forced to commit their only reserve force, the carriers.

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With the end of the cold war, many nations turn in new directions.

Increased nationalism and the revival of old antagonisms create a dangerous combination.

The Western Pacific is bordered by a wide variety of countries with different languages, cultures, economies and agendas. Many of these countries are old antagonists with histories of competition and warfare.

This battleset focuses on potential hot spots in the Western Pacific region.

This Battleset was originally made for Harpoon3 v3.6.3 and has been re-built for compatibility with the PlayersDB with the consent of AGSI.

CARIBBEAN SNOWSTORM

UNITED STATES VS. DRUG CARTEL AND VENEZUELAN
21 NOVEMEBER 1996, 1525 HRS ZULU

LOCATION: GULF OF MEXICO

In early 1996, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began to see fast, military type craft escorting cargo vessels known to be bringing drugs into the country. After numerous gunfire exchanges between Coast Guard (USCG) cutters and these ships, the Department of Defense was consulted. Pictures taken by the USCG showed Nanuchka and Osa class missile boats in the hands of the Cartel. With a Presidential election looming, the National Command Authority (NCA) is hesitant to commit US Forces. Therefore a decision is made to purchase Pael Ku-56 class missile boats from South Korea and allow the DEA to use them in their operations.
After the Presidential election, the Russians, attempting to rattle their sabres after getting snubbed in Bosnia, have announced a naval exercise (NAVEX) with Cuba. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has also learned that the Russians, in an attempt to replace lost Western aid, have chosen to sell older ships of their fleet to the highest bidder. Contacts within the Russian Navy confirm that the Cartel purchased larger surface combatants in an effort to counter the DEA missile boats.
Shortly after the start of the NAVEX, satellite data showed large numbers of ships and aircraft moving in and around known drug bases. It is believed that the Cartel will use the increased military traffic to hide a major operation of their own. The CIA also believes that the Cartel has bought sensor data from the deployed Cuban assets, but since this can't be confirmed, the NCA has chosen to treat the Cubans as neutrals. Finally, individuals within the Venezuelan Navy, motivated by greed, have offered their services in support of the Cartel. Since this is admitted to by the Venezuelan Government, the NCA has determined that any Venezuelan ship or aircraft is to be treated as hostile.

THE CLEANSING

LOCATION : PERSIAN GULF/STRAIT OF HORMUZ
DATE/TIME: 5 APRIL 1999, 20:00:00

The Iranians have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz to scare their enemies into a cease fire. Only the United States has stepped forward in a show of force to make it clear to Iran that the strait will remain open. The U.S. forces were not ready for the ferocity of the Iranian attack they suddenly faced. Now the U.S. must pull its forces from the area.


DAVID AND GOLIATH

LOCATION : PERSIAN GULF
DATE/TIME: 31 MARCH 1999, 04:00:00

The only nation in the Persian Gulf region smaller than Kuwait is Bahrain. The Bahraini's acquitted themselves well, and Iran either feels it can punish this effrontery with little risk, or that it cannot fail to do otherwise. Strangely enough, while the nations neighbouring Bahrain have stood together against Iran's newest aggressions, the United States has failed to even speak out in support of Bahrain or the other allied nations. Because of this, Iran seems to be gaining more confidence in its actions against other nations in the area.


ESCALATION

LOCATION : STRAIT OF HORMUZ
DATE/TIME: 11 MARCH 1999, 20:00:00

The Iranian attack on the Omani amphibious forces at Dubai failed. This embarrassing defeat is not expected to end Iran's hostile feelings toward Oman. Iran is expected to mount a larger strike in an attempt to save face. Oman is preparing its forces to meet any hostilities. The other nations of the Persian Gulf are stepping up patrols of the strait in an attempt to head off any further aggression.


ARE QUITE UNACCUSTOMED TO FEAR

LOCATION : PERSIAN GULF
DATE/TIME: 18 APRIL 1999, 16:00:00

The U.S. carrier group has taken some losses but has punched through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf. While the Iranians have taken severe losses to their naval forces, they are still far from beaten. The United States now attempts to make another strong push into the Persian Gulf and remove Iran's threat to the region.


FALKLANDS WAR I
Don't Cry for Me, Argentina -- Part I
The Falklands War
by Paul Hager (hagerp@cs.indiana.edu)
[Unlimited Air Ordnance Version]

Situation:

On April 2, 1982, Argentine forces invaded and captured the Falkland Islands -- a British colony since 1833. This was the culmination of a long-simmering dispute between Britain and Argentina over possession of the islands, known to the Argentines as Las Malvinas.

The British have responded by assembling an invasion force -- the largest since the 1944 Normandy Invasion -- in order to recapture the islands. This force, designated TF 317, is comprised of troop transports for the Royal Marines, Commando and Infantry units, and their attendant supplies. The spearhead of TF 317 is TG 317.8 -- the carrier task group. It consists of two small helicopter carriers, one of which (the Hermes) is earmarked for sale to India.

This scenario begins with the British declaration of a 200 mile Total Exclusion Zone (TEZ) around the Falkland Islands.


FLASH POINT

LOCATION : STRAIT OF HORMUZ
DATE/TIME: 3 MARCH 1999, 00:00:00

Over the past several years, Iran has taken strides to increase its military size. As part of their larger overall build-up, Iran has continued to fortify and arm the islands on the Iranian side of the Strait of Hormuz. In addition, there has been a marked increase in patrol activity by Iranian naval assets. The threat to free navigation of the Straits of Hormuz is quite clear. Iran has already conducted one campaign to hinder the free movement of ships in the Arabian Gulf, and the current steps would clearly make a new campaign with similar ends much easier for Iran.
The Western Powers and all of the Gulf States, have been watching the situation very closely and with growing concern.


FLEET-EX 95-3.2
BLUE FORCES VS ORANGE FORCES

LOCATION: EASTERN PACIFIC (SOCAL)
DATE TIME GRP: 240700 MAR 95

OVERVIEW:
Prior to every Battle Group deployment the units go to sea and practice BG manoeuvres and battle planning. Every warfare area is exercised and tested. No one from the ships' Commanding Officer to the Food Service Attendant (crank) washing pots and pans in the deep sink wants to be known as the loser in a fleet exercise. All action is simulated with the use of on-board computers and impartial referees. "Damaged" ships drill their DC (damage control) parties to "save" the ship and if possible get back into the fight.


IS A FORMIDABLE FOE

LOCATION : GULF OF OMAN/STRAIT OF HORMUZ
DATE/TIME: 16 APRIL 1999, 15:00:00

Iran has seized control of the Strait of Hormuz and all opposition to them in the area has been eliminated. Now only the U.S. carrier group headed into the Gulf of Oman has a chance to stop the Iranians. Iran has had two days to prepare for the carrier groups arrival and cannot be underestimated.


NEWFOUNDLAND SCOUTS
NATO vs USSR

LOCATION: The Grand Banks off Canada
DATE/TIME: 15 November 1995 21:00 Zulu

The war in Europe rages. The Russian army has inflicted severe casualties on the NATO forces. Unexpected command and control problems on the NATO side have left them fighting piece-meal battles against a numerically superior Russian force. With the main battle confined to the European continent, there are only isolated skirmishes on the high seas. The Americans and Canadians are feeling relatively secure so far across the sea.

But the renegade Russian parliament is planning to bring the war onto North American soil. An invasion is something North America has not seen in the 20th century. This would definitely escalate the conflict in the minds of the American and Canadian people.

And so the scene opens off the Atlantic coast of Canada, near the capital of the province of Newfoundland. A surprise attack was what the Russians were expecting to conduct, but Western intelligence has intercepted information regarding the Russian plans. US and British ships have joined the Canadian navy to repel the Russian Expeditionary Force. The Russians have in mind to begin their North American invasion with a small force - to test the water, so to speak. As the Russian Expeditionary Force steams toward the Newfoundland coast, the NATO forces ready themselves for a surface as well as sub-surface engagement. The battle is about to begin!


CHEAP SHOT
FRANCE VS. NIGERIA

LOCATION: GULF OF GUINEA
DATE/TIME: 1 JANUARY 1994, 12:07:42 ZULU

Nigerian expansionist moves have alarmed the neighbouring francophone nations, resulting in an appeal to the former colonial power for help. French forces were conducting an exercise with Senegal, so they were dispatched to create a presence offshore. Unfortunately, Nigeria didn't plan to just sit by and get pushed around...


PACIFICATION

LOCATION : PERSIAN GULF
DATE/TIME: 11 APRIL 1999, 01:00:00

The hostilities have ended and it's time for things to return to normal. Iran is preparing to discuss reparations with the United States, or so they say. The other nations around the Persian Gulf are watching, waiting, and hoping Iran is serious.


KILO PATROL

LOCATION : GULF OF OMAN
DATE/TIME: 15 MARCH 1999, 12:00:00

With the hostilities slowly diminishing, many countries are looking forward to peace returning to the Persian Gulf region. While all Iranian surface and air forces have been ordered to stand down, a few countries including Oman and Saudi Arabia are concerned about the absence of the Iranian Kilo submarines from their base at Bandar Abbas. The submarines were last reported heading into the Gulf of Oman and could threaten shipping entering and leaving the Strait of Hormuz.


RETRIBUTION

LOCATION : STRAIT OF HORMUZ
DATE/TIME: 6 MARCH 1999, 01:00:00

Things have been quiet since the incident in the Strait of Hormuz on March 3rd. Protests and accusations were exchanged via the usual diplomatic channels. The Iranian Government, not only refused to admit fault in destroying the Omani vessels without searching them, but also accused the Omani government of covertly supporting smuggling. The Omani Ambassador has been recalled from Tehran for consultations with his government, but things have otherwise settled down. Oman has taken no demonstrably provocative actions, and all appears calm.


OMAN REVISITED

LOCATION : GULF OF OMAN
DATE/TIME: 13 APRIL 1999, 06:00:00

The Persian Gulf nations and the United States believed Iran was sincere in its request for peace. They were completely taken by surprise when Iran launched attacks on Kuwait and then the UAE. The U.S. has sent a large carrier group towards the gulf but it will not arrive for a couple of days. The nations around the gulf must hold off the Iranians alone until help arrives.


THE GREAT SATAN

LOCATION : PERSIAN GULF/STRAIT OF HORMUZ
DATE/TIME: 2 APRIL 1999, 12:00:00

With the continued fighting in the Persian Gulf, the United States has endeavoured to remain as neutral as possible in the conflict. Now the U.S. is being forced into action. In a successful attempt to force a cease fire, the Iranians have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz. The U.S. has remained neutral for too long and now it must face down the Iranian threat alone.


SEWARD'S FOLLY (BY JAMES N. SCOTT)
UNITED STATES VS. Russia

LOCATION : THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
DATE/TIME: 22 MAY 1998, 04:00:00

Made in the 1860's the purchase of the Alaska territory was ridiculed as Seward's Folly. Now that the value of the purchase has been realized everyone agrees that it was the deal of the century. The problem now is that the former title holder is having second thoughts. The Russians have attempted to link the return of the Kurile Islands to Japan with the return of Alaska to Russia. Remarkably the Japanese have been very receptive to the deal and very cool to the American stance that the Alaska issue is absolutely non-negotiable. The United States describes the request for the return of Alaska as laughable and won't even discuss it. The Russians seemed to have dropped the issue. Today, however, under the guise of a minor naval exercise, the Russians have launched an invasion right from their bases without any preparation or warning. The Americans scramble to respond.

By James N. Scott (Final version 8/31/95)


SONS OF ISLAM

LOCATION : PERSIAN GULF/STRAIT OF HORMUZ
DATE/TIME: 20 MARCH 1999, 02:00:00

The hostilities in the strait have ended with both sides doing damage to the other. Iran has protested the involvement of Saudi Arabia and other nations in its dispute with Oman. It is not expected that Iran will follow through with its threats and shipping patrols have returned to normal for all of the gulf nations.


THE JUGULAR
JAPAN VS CHINA

LOCATION : SOUTH CHINA SEA (SPRATLY ISLANDS)
DATE/TIME: 12 DECEMBER 1997 02:00:00 ZULU

On 1 July 1997 the Chinese regained possession of Hong Kong. With this important territory reincorporated, China set her sights on regaining another disputed territory, the Spratley Islands. These Islands potentially contain large oil reserves and sit adjacent to vital sea lanes.

On 8 August 1997 the Chinese sent numerous task forces into the Spratley Islands and seized the disputed island chain. As expected, Western sanctions came swiftly after forceful occupation of the Spratley Islands. Chinese leaders knew economic sanctions would come, but had underestimated their disastrous effect on the Chinese economy.

Unwilling to directly confront the US militarily, but wishing to bring the west to the bargaining table under Beijing's conditions, the Chinese have declared the South China Sea closed to the Japanese. With the vital shipping lanes closed by the Chinese Navy, the flow of oil to Japan will be impeded. Until the sea lanes are opened or a settlement is reached, Japan's economy will also suffer. The newly elected ultra-nationalistic Japanese Diet has decided to break the Chinese blockade, and not only reopen the South China Sea to Japanese commerce, but also to establish Japan as the dominant regional power.


STAND DOWN

LOCATION : PERSIAN GULF/STRAIT OF HORMUZ
DATE/TIME: 8 APRIL 1999, 00:00:00

In a surprise move the Iranian government has requested an end to the hostilities occurring in the Persian Gulf area. They have ordered their military to stand down even though they appeared to have forced the United States to retreat. Iran has since released a statement explaining that the firing on U.S. forces was a mistake brought about from a miscommunication and have agreed to pay whatever reparations the United States deemed necessary.


STRAIT JACKET

LOCATION : STRAIT OF HORMUZ
DATE/TIME: 11 APRIL 1999, 20:00:00

The hostilities have ended and it's time for things to return to normal. Iran is preparing to discuss reparations with the United States, or so they say. The other nations around the Persian Gulf area are watching, waiting, and hoping that Iran is serious.


A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH

LOCATION : STRAIT OF HORMUZ
DATE/TIME: 8 MARCH 1999, 23:45:00

The Omani air raid on Iranian coastal sites was successful beyond the expectations of its planners and the amphibious force waiting at Dubai was not needed. So far Iran has made no move in response to the devastating surprise attack. Some authorities have even dared to say that Iranians are going call it even this time.

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Original WestPac Battleset

With the end of the cold war, many nations turn in new directions. Increased nationalism and the revival of old antagonisms create a dangerous combination. The Western Pacific is bordered by a wide variety of countries with different languages, cultures, economies and agendas. Many of these countries are old antagonists with histories of competition and warfare.

This battleset focuses on potential hot spots in the Western Pacific region.

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AUSTRALASIAN WAR PART I
ANZEF VS INDONESIA

LOCATION : BANDA SEA
DATE/TIME: 5 NOVEMBER 1994, 08:45:00 ZULU

The Indonesian government has been overthrown by the military. The new military government has attempted to close down the Strait of Malacca and harass the shipping of other countries. In response, many regional nations have decided to send forces into the area. Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia are attempting to settle matters with Indonesia before "foreign powers" assert their dominance.


AUSTRALASIAN WAR PART II
SINGAPORE VS INDONESIA

LOCATION : STRAITS OF MALACCA
DATE/TIME: 5 NOVEMBER 1994, 09:45:00 ZULU

The Indonesian government has been overthrown by the military. The new military government has attempted to close down the Strait of Malacca by harassing the shipping of other countries. In response, many regional nations have responded to the situation. Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia are attempting to settle matters with Indonesia before "foreign powers" assert their dominance.


OPERATION BIG BASH
RUSSIA VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : SEA OF JAPAN
DATE/TIME: 31 DECEMBER 1994, 10:00:00 ZULU

As the most radical proponents of military totalitarian Russian expansionism gain more political power, Russia's borders with European and Asian countries become areas of vastly increased tension. In response, the US has undertaken to eliminate all Russian naval capabilities from the Pacific Ocean. In line with these objectives, Operation Big Bash has been devised to destroy the strategically significant Russian naval and air facilities at Vladivostok. US naval units have soundly defeated the Russian forces in the Sea of Okhotsk.
Now the US forces are closing on Vladivostok. The Tiger is awakened, and the Bear is angered. The battle is afoot!


BLOCK THE OIL
RUSSIA VS JAPAN

LOCATION : THE STRAIT OF MALACCA
DATE/TIME: 1 DECEMBER 1994, 02:00:00 ZULU

As economic pressures increase in the countries of the old Soviet Union, the wealth and prosperity of other countries may aggravate existing tensions. Russia and Japan have been disputing the ownership of the islands north of Japan since World War II.
In an effort to force Japan to back down from its claim, the Russians have decided to strike at Japan's economic umbilical cord: the Strait of Malacca. All of the oil that Japan's hungry economy consumes flows through the narrow Strait. The strait lies between the countries of Malaysia and Indonesia. If the Russians could completely block this passage, Japan could be starved into giving up its claim.
This scenario postulates a Russian blockade of the strait and a possible Japanese military response. In an effort to surprise the enemy, a Russian Indian Ocean task force has been tasked with blocking the channel.


DEFENSE OF A FRIEND
CHINA VS UNITED STATES

LOCATION : STRAIT OF TAIWAN
DATE/TIME: 1 JANUARY 1995, 18:00:00 ZULU

By the end of 1994, the world had witnessed two significant military events. First, there was the Chinese attack on Taiwan. The invasion, although fiercely contested by the Taiwanese Naval and Air Forces, was successful. Second, and perhaps as potentially threatening to the balance of naval power in the Western Pacific as the fall of Taiwan, there was the Chinese purchase of the Russian vessels Admiral Flota Sovetskoga Soyuza Kuznetsov, and Admiral Ushakov.
In response to the shifting of power in the Western Pacific, and by way of extending aid to Taiwan, a valuable economic ally to the United States, the U.S. government decided to send a carrier group, centered on the Nimitz, to reclaim the Taiwan Strait. Only after the strait is reclaimed can US ground forces embark for Taiwan.


FISH STICK THEORY
THAILAND VS MALAYSIA

LOCATION : NORTHERN STRAIT OF MALACCA
DATE/TIME: 13 DECEMBER 1994, 3:00:00 ZULU

As the grand facade of global borders changes in the light of new reformations, so too are changes being wrought on many smaller scale national boundaries. Plans for change and the conflicts bringing about this change are not limited to the high profile scenarios unfolding in Russia and the Middle East.
Thailand, seeing the large island on the extreme southern edge of their territorial waters as an attractive opportunity for expansion, decided to invade and expand their borders in the process. The Lang Kawi International Airport offered a valuable potential for increased air traffic with countries to the south. Thailand's claims to rights regarding shipping traffic and fishing in the area would be greatly enhanced. There was just one problem... Malaysia.
For whatever reasons that Thailand may wish to acquire the island, the same could be said of Malaysia by way of explaining why they may want to keep it.
Bypassing the possible channels of negotiation and commerce, the Thai government decides to use a surprise lightning attack to take the island. The Thai forces count on the fact that retaking the island would be very costly. Here, in this battle, the future of the Thailand-Malaysia border will be decided. The time is now.


GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY
VIETNAM VS THE PHILIPPINES

LOCATION : SPRATLY ISLANDS
DATE/TIME: 10 DECEMBER 1994, 13:30:00 ZULU


In an attempt to validate their claims on the Spratley Islands, Vietnam has sent a small task force to conduct manoeuvres in the area. The Philippines, perhaps as an attempt to draw attention from their domestic problems, have decided to contest. These decisions set the stage for a World War II style engagement; unsurprising considering the origin of these two navies' major vessels.


INFILTRATION
NORTH KOREA VS. SOUTH KOREA

LOCATION : WEST COAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA
DATE/TIME: 17 OCTOBER 1994, 09:22:00

As the war on the Korean Peninsula rages, small violent naval engagements erupt along the coast. North Korean sabotage and assassination teams are landed by infiltration groups along the coastline. South Korean patrol boats struggle to stem the flood.


WHOSE ISLANDS ARE THEY?
CHINA VS VIETNAM

LOCATION : PARACEL ISLANDS
DATE/TIME: 18 SEPTEMBER 1994, 17:20:00

The western pacific is dotted with many small insignificant islands; however, if a country can successfully lay claim to an island, that country can place a 200 mile economic exclusion zone around the island. All resources in that region can only be exploited by the controlling nation.
This scenario pits the Vietnamese against China in a skirmish over the Paracel islands. Vietnamese and Chinese governments both lay claim to these islands. Chinese and Vietnamese warships will settle the claim.


PHONE TAP
UNITED STATES VS. RUSSIA

LOCATION : THE SEA OF OKHOTSK
DATE/TIME: 25 DECEMBER 1994, 06:00:00 ZULU

Eavesdropping on another country's communications has been a standard method of "spying" in this century. This scenario postulates a tap on a Russian fibre optic cable running along the sea floor of the Sea of Okhotsk. This tap records data flowing through the line for later retrieval.

It's time to retrieve the data.


PIRACY AT SEA
INDONESIA VS MALAYSIA

LOCATION : STRAIT OF MALACCA
DATE/TIME: 13 NOVEMBER 1994, 12:52:05 ZULU

The evolution of worldwide economic distress has had a destabilizing effect on the worldwide political theatre. Militant factions of smaller countries have been able to win the support of the masses in many countries, and, for some, the support comes from the armed forces.
Such a swing of power towards the military elements has occurred in Indonesia. With limited resources, at least when compared to the possible combined forces that could be brought to bear by a multinational force, the militant faction leaders have decided to wage a slower, more terroristic war in the Strait of Malacca. The quick strike-and-retreat attacks on random shipping moving though the Strait is seen as the best tactic to offer the world proof that the new Indonesian government can back up its claims to being a new major player in international affairs.
Tension in the area has risen by several degrees over the past month. Defensive forces in the area have been told to stifle any attempted attacks on national shipping by Indonesian warships. Malaysia in particular has increased its diligence in patrolling their territorial and surrounding waters. The Strait is however, long and rimmed by many island bolt-holes for marauding ships to hide in. The success of the Indonesian efforts lies in their ability to strike-and-retreat, causing more damage to passing shipping than any defensive forces may inflict in return. For Malaysia, it's a matter of seek and destroy. For the world, it's a matter of wait and watch.


REUNIFICATION BY FORCE PART I
NORTH KOREA VS. SOUTH KOREA

LOCATION : EAST COAST OF THE KOREA PENNISULA
DATE/TIME: 14 OCTOBER 1994, 03:15:00 ZULU

After the breakdown of talks between North and South Korea over the subject of nuclear plants, tension increased along the border. As tensions built, diplomats attempted to defuse the situation.
On October 13, all negotiations were broken off. As night fell, the South Koreans feared what the new day would bring.


REUNIFICATION BY FORCE PART II
NORTH KOREA VS. SOUTH KOREA

LOCATION : WEST COAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA
DATE/TIME: 14 OCTOBER 1994, 03:45:00

With North Korean ground units storming south across the border, the second Korean War is officially underway. Landings of North Korean troops along the east coast have created a difficult situation.
As South Korean naval units rush to protect their west coast, North Korea launches its naval strike.


SANCTIONS
UNITED STATES VS. NORTH KOREA

LOCATION : THE YELLOW SEA
DATE/TIME: 9 AUGUST 1994, 20:20:00

With the breakdown of talks between the United States and North Korea over nuclear re-processing, the United States re-introduced a request to the United Nations for economic sanctions against North Korea. Heated diplomatic debates resulted in a Chinese veto of the proposed sanctions in the UN Security Council.
As a result of this set-back, the United States has unilaterally invoked a blockade of North Korea. Angry protests from the Chinese government have resulted in a tense situation...


BATTLE FOR THE YELLOW SEA
UNITED STATES VS CHINA AND NORTH KOREA

LOCATION : THE YELLOW SEA
DATE/TIME: 9 NOVEMBER 1994, 05:00:00 ZULU

As the rapidly expanding second Korean War continues. US forces rush to the aid of an overwhelmed South Korean Navy. While losses on both sides have been heavy, North Korean submarines have exacted a heavy toll on the South Korean Navy.
To make the situation even more complex, Chinese naval units have begun to act more aggressively. The Yellow Sea is clearly under the control of the North Koreans and Chinese.
In an effort to gain control of the situation, the US sends in the Independence Carrier Battle Group. Using its powerful air wing, the Independence is to send a powerful message to the North Koreans and the Chinese. In addition, the US forces will be clearing the way for additional US ground troops.
A lack of a clear command structure has made the situation unclear. All sides in this battle will struggle to gain a clear picture of the situation.

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Welcome to the Harpoon II Tutorial. The tutorial text can be viewed two ways: either from the printed Harpoon II Operating Instructions, or by selecting "Tutorial" from the PC pull-down menu while actually running a tutorial lesson scenario.

To start a tutorial lesson, select the desired lesson by clicking on the lesson name in the found in Scenario List above. A description will appear here in the text box you are now reading. When you have read the lesson description, press the OK button. The Side Selection dialog box will appear. In all of the tutorial lessons choose "Good Guys" as your side. Don't change the difficulty settings for the tutorial scenarios unless the description or documentation says to do so. It is a good idea to review the text for a lesson before actually loading the lesson scenario.

This Battleset was originally made for Harpoon3 v3.6.3 and has been re-built for compatibility with the PlayersDB with the consent of AGSI.


Lesson I: Orientation

This purpose of this first tutorial lesson is to provide the user with an orientation of the Harpoon II interface. It is important that the user follow the written tutorial instructions that are available in the text manual starting on page 17, or from the Tutorial selection found under the "PC" pull-down menu.
Upon completion of the first lesson, the user should be familiar with the following:

1. Loading a scenario.
2. Choosing Sides.
3. Setting Difficulty Level.
4. Viewing Orders.
5. The Main Window.
6. Maximizing and Minimizing Windows.
7. Moving Icons.
8. Re-sizing Windows.
9. Moving Windows.
10. Using Map Preferences.
11. Creating Zoom Windows.
12. Centering the screen.
13. Zoom In & Zoom Out.
14. Creating Tracking Windows.
15. Using the Game Status Window.
16. Using the Unit Status Window.
17. Viewing Reports.
18. Viewing the Platform Database.
19. Viewing the Order of Battle.
20. Viewing the System Memory Window.
21. Viewing the Incoming Messages Window.
22. Using Range and Bearing Information.
23. Viewing Scenario Information.
24. Viewing the Legends.
25. Choosing a Symbol Set.


Lesson II: Course and Speed

The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize the user with the procedures used to plot courses and set speed, altitude, and depth.

Following this lesson the user should be familiar with the following:

1. Displaying Data Blocks.
2. Drawing and Plotting a Course.
3. Moving, inserting, and deleting Waypoints.
4. Editing Courses.
5. Using the Navigator.
6. Setting Speed.
7. Setting Waypoint orders.
8. Creating, editing, and deleting a Nav Zone.
9. Navigation around and through Nav Zones.


Lesson III: Using Sensors

The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize the user with the use of both passive and active sensors. This lesson will provide the user with several types of contacts: air, sub, and surface.

Since this lesson requires transit between points for the ship under the user's command, it will be necessary for the user to use the time compression feature. Consult the Harpoon II Command Card for the appropriate hot keys used to control time compression. When running this lesson you should increase time compression between contacts to no more than 1 minute of compression. Be prepared to resume 1:1 second time compression when you get a contact.

Following this lesson the user should be familiar with the following:

1. Electronic Support Measures (ESM) contacts.
2. Identification of emissions.
3. Use of active air search radar.
4. Visual identification of contacts.
5. Use of passive and active sonar.
6. Working a sonar contact.
7. Use of surface search radar.
8. Indication of Electronic Counter-Measures.

The user is encouraged to run this lesson scenario several times using different difficulty settings to become familiar with the effects of the various detection levels.


Lesson IV: Using Weapons

The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize the user with the use of ship-based weapons. This lesson will provide the user with both air and surface contacts.

Since this lesson requires transit between points for the ship under the user's command, it will be necessary for the user to use the time compression feature. Consult the Harpoon II Command Card for the appropriate hot keys used to control time compression. When running this lesson you should increase time compression between contacts to no more than 1 minute of compression. Be prepared to resume 1 second level upon making a contact. If you run this tutorial lesson at a high time compression rate, you will not be able to properly respond to the contacts.

Following this lesson the user should be familiar with the following:

1. Ship-based air defense; automatic and
manual Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs).
2. Allocation of weapons.
3. Use of Anti-Radiation Missiles (ARMs).
4. Use of Surface-to-Surface Missiles (SSMs).
5. Bearing Only Attacks (BOA).
6. Use of Naval Gun Fire (NFG).
7. Save Game feature.

The user is encouraged to run this lesson scenario several times using different difficulty settings to become familiar with the effects of the various detection levels. It is strongly recommended that the user become familiar with the Save Game feature before running this lesson (They shoot back in this lesson!).


Lesson V: Submarine Operations

The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize the user with submarine operations. While navigation and weapons procedures are similar to those used by surface ships, submarines operate in a three-dimensional environment using stealth. Passive sonar is the preferred means of detection for submarine Captains.

Following this lesson the user should be familiar with the following:

1. Using passive sonar to detect surface and
sub-surface contacts.
2. Working passive contacts by altering speed,
depth, and aspect.
3. Using submarine-launched torpedoes.
4. Using submarine-launched missiles.


Lesson VI: Air Operations

The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize the user with air operations. The Air Ops toolbar button is used for a variety functions, most of which will be demonstrated in this tutorial lesson.

Upon completion of this tutorial lesson the user should be familiar with the following:

1. Launching aircraft.
2. Airborne Early Warning.
3. Readying aircraft.
4. Attacking ship targets with aircraft.
5. Attacking ground targets with aircraft.
6. Air-to-air engagements.
7. Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare.
8. Aerial refuelling.
9. Landing aircraft.


Lesson VII: Using the Mission Editor

The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize the user with the use of the Mission Editor.

Upon completion of this tutorial lesson the user should be familiar with the following:

1. Using Reference Points for missions.
2. Creating and editing a mission.
3. Creating a Patrol Mission.
4. Creating a Strike Mission.
5. Creating a Reconnaissance Mission.
6. Assigning aircraft to a mission.
7. Assigning ships and subs to a mission.
8. Using the mission time delay feature.


Lesson VIII: Formation Editor

The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize the user with the use of the Formation Editor. This lesson will provide the user with both air and submerged contacts.

Since this lesson requires transit between points for the ship under the user's command, it will be necessary for the user to use the time compression feature. Consult the Harpoon II Command Card for the appropriate hot keys used to control time compression. When running this lesson you should increase the compression of time between contacts to no more than 1 minute of compression. Be prepared to resume 1 second level upon making a contact. If you run this tutorial lesson at a high time compression rate, you will not be able to properly respond to the contacts.

Following this lesson the user should be familiar with the following:

1. Tracking and Stationary Threat axis.
2. Allocation of an asset to an axis.
3. Aircraft Formation Air Patrols.

The user is encouraged to run this lesson scenario several times using different difficulty settings to become familiar with the effects of the various detection levels. It is strongly recommended that the user become familiar with the Save Game feature before running this lesson (They shoot back in this lesson!).

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Matchplay Battleset


The first game of a new Battleset has been loaded. This is an experiment in making an H3 battleset where your performance in the first game determines your starting position in the next.

Play this game from either side, save the game when you have either won or when the Scenario Duration has expired, and then send me a saved game! I will look at the result of your game and Modify the second scenario in the battleset to reflect units that you destroyed or lost, ordnance expended, as well as ensure that the Victory Conditions of the next game are adjusted so that they are challenging and achievable. I might even have to adjust the storyline based on your results!

The first scenario concerns war between the Netherlands and France in 2003; two nations each with a modern Navy and Air Force and with Belgium in between them. I have three scenario's ready from the French side, and two from the Dutch side.

All games have been tested by one avid harpooner beside myself, and, unfortunately, for you, I've had to make the AI as strong as I know how to give him a good challenge!

There is, of course, no catch; I've enjoyed making these scenarios and hope you will enjoy playing them. Well... no catch... except if hundreds of people send me saved games, it might take some time to reply!

Terrorist attacks on the Belgium Royal family have left the Dutch Crown Prince next in line to the throne of Belgium. Popular mourning and an uprising has quickly resulted into civil war between the French-speaking Walloons in southern Belgium and the Dutch-speaking Flemish in northern Belgium.

Holland has quickly moved ground forces into Belgium to assert its claim to the throne, while France has tried unsuccessfully to mobilise the UN. But as the Israelis showed in 1967, the UN cannot operate at the pace of modern warfare...

ROUND 2:

Anti-Carrier Play​
Second in the MATCHPLAY battleset, playable from the Dutch side.To reinforce the French fleet, the Carrier Charles de Gaulle is moving from the Mediterranean to Brest. The UN has stopped all combat and your mission is to sink Charles de Gaulle using your remaining Dutch submarines


Carrier Play​
Second in the MATCHPLAY battleset playable from French sideUN has enforced a ceasefire after a day of 'hyperwar'. The French Department of Defence has announced that around 60 Dutch F-16 fighters and a frigate have been destroyed. While the Dutch divisions in Belgium have been hit hard, reinforcements have taken their place and Flanders is firmly in Dutch hands. BDA suggests that our air strikes have destroyed the revetments, tarmacs, and hangars on Florennes and destroyed all Belgian F-16s based there on the ground. The amphibious landings on Walcheren failed within sight of the objective. All four landing ships were damaged and Jeanne d'Arc had to be towed clear of the area and is now in drydock in Brest. A shock has gone through the French press as the losses are becoming apparent; 150 (one hundred and fifty!) of our best front-line fighters destroyed, as well as two of the priceless E2 and E3 AEW planes! Never in the history of French warfare has there been such a bloody defeat against an enemy that, apart from a recent struggle with Norway over oil (See OILFIRE.SCN), has only practiced war, not waged it.The Navy has been hard hit, as well. Apart from the damage to Jeanne d'Arc, 10 Frigates and Destroyers were lost. The 10 Rafale fighters have done well before they were shot down and a few replacements have even been found straight off the production lines.The worst stain on France's honour has been that the damaged heavy lift vessels packed with Marines have had to surrender and become prisoners of war in Belgium.

ROUND 3:

Sub Play​
Third of the MATCHPLAY battleset playable from the German (allies of France) side.The Charles de Gaulle has safely entered Brest after sinking two Dutch submarines, but losing a frigate, her last Rafale, and one of our two remaining Hawkeye's. All point-defence weapons were used up in our last action and both sides, astonished by the supremacy of defensive firepower, refrained from gun actions and withdrew. One Achilles' heel remains that we can exploit; the Dutch are totally reliant on merchant traffic to Rotterdam and Antwerp. Unfortunately, our amphibious landing on Walcheren to close the entrance to both ports failed and France lacks the resources to implement a Maritime blockade of the North Sea.


Special Ops Play​
Third of the MATCHPLAY battleset, playable from the Dutch side.Netherlands has lost a lot of F-16s against France, but most pilots have bailed out over friendly territory and are fit to fly. Belgian F-16s, captured intact, are being readied for operations.Denmark also flies 62 F-16MLUs, based on two bases in Skrydstrup and Aalborg. A daring plan has been developed to raid the Danish airbase of Skrydstrup, neutralise the defences, bring in pilots and maintenance crews by plane, and fly the aircraft to Netherlands.



ROUND 4:

Battle of Britain II​



Holland has moved ground forces into Belgium and defeated French attempts to interfere. The Charles de Gaulle has been sunk and the French air force is licking its wounds.

The UN has authorised all members to take steps to reverse this situation and the UK has taken up the call of duty.

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Old versus New Battleset

This battleset explores an all-out US vs. EU war. The fragmented technologies of Europe are pitted against the high-tech, organisation, and philosophy of the US.

Old versus New #1


The Europeans have implemented unacceptable trade barriers for weapons, modern food, and pollution rights. The kidnapping and show-trials of our war heroes has been interpreted by the President as an act of war. Unfortunately, we will have to teach them a lesson.


Old versus New #2


The Atlantic war continues. Air units are replenished, task forces re-located, and preparations made for invasion.


Old versus New #3


U.S. Carrier and Amphibious forces have broken through and into the North Sea. All that remains is to put forces on the ground in the Netherlands to rescue the prisoners. But...there is a moment of vulnerability when landing craft and helicopters approach an unfriendly shore.

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21st Century Ocean Wars Battleset​

When President Gorbachev was notified in 1989 of a plot to bring down the Berlin Wall later that year, he made several crucial strategic decisions. The Russian president decided to suppress the East-German revolt, speed up the privatisation and efficiency focus in the Russian state industries, and invest in maintenance, spare parts, and training for the military.

For President Bush and his successors, the emergence of an Eastern European market and the stabilisation of the Middle East meant they could peacefully cooperate with, though quitely dislike, Russia. However, Europe found itself more and more at odds with President Gorbachev and his direct successor Putin.

At the end of 2004 NATO, found itself opposing a high quality Russian military. Early in November, Putin started moving 25 divisions towards the border with Germany. Icelandic politicians had ended the defence pact with the US and closed Kevlavik air force base under pretense of noise pollution. The GIUK gap was now wide open.

On the 21st of November, US and UK subs reported SSBNs withdrawing towards their ports on the Kola peninsula but also reported many modern SSNs surging towards the GIUK Gap. They were ordered to tail these subs and NATO started to organise a convoy system on cross-Atlantic routes. By November 26th, the United Nations and back-channel diplomacy had reached a crucial stage. A war, for which there is no clear reason, may still be averted but is looming. NATO orders its forces to be vigilant but to keep Weapons Tight in this crucial phase of diplomacy.


Atlantic Convoys​


Your mission is to move two convoys and one amphibious group across the Atlantic to Portsmouth. Backfire bombers have been training for months over the Norwegian Sea. They have been observed doing mid-air refueling from Midas tankers and are often escorted. About 150 Backfires are thought to be operational and based on 4 bases on the Kola peninsula.

Author: Freek Schepers, Herman Hum

Suomenlinna​


War between NATO and Russia is imminent. The Russian forces on the Kola peninsula will need unhindered access to the Atlantic and have drafted a plan to deal with Finland.

Author: Freek Schepers


#2.5 Suomenlinna - Yuri's Gambit​


War between NATO and Russia is imminent. The Russian forces on Kola will need unhindered access to the Atlantic. Admiral Yuri Padorin has drafted an alternative plan to deal with Finland.

Author: Freek Schepers


Strike Warfare


Following the collapse of the German Uprising in 1989, Russia's military slowly gained strength while Gorbachev and Putin focused on the Economy. Now Russia is preparing for the opening salvo of WWIV. NATO doctrine predicts the presence of one or more CVBGs in the Barentz or Norwegian Seas.

Author: Freek Schepers, Herman Hum


Western Approaches​


The war in the Atlantic has been raging for several months. Russian cooperative tactics employing Backfire bombers and submarines have proven that well defended convoys are ripe targets. NATO is now switching to smaller convoys and employing deceptive tactics. Russia is deploying her remaining submarines close to the English Channel where the likelihood of detecting convoys is greatest. The UK has defended her waters with big minefields and is careful not to communicate their location too early!

Author: Freek Schepers


Pacific​


The NATO-Russian war is 3 weeks old. Russia's naval aviation forces on the Kola peninsula, after being hard hit in the beginning of the war, are creating headaches for NATO in the Atlantic. The Baltic theatre of operations is quiet. Russia seems to have transferred forces to Siberia to put pressure on the Japanese and keep US carriers under attack.

The Pacific, with its wide expanses to hide in, has already seen one major battle and it seems that another one is brewing around the Japanese islands.

Author: Freek Schepers


Pacific Recon


The NATO-Russian war is 3 weeks old. Russia's naval aviation forces on the Kola peninsula, after being hard hit in the beginning of the war, are creating headaches for NATO in the Atlantic. The Baltic theatre of operations is quiet. Russia seems to have transferred forces to Siberia to put pressure on the Japanese and to keep U.S. carriers under attack.

The Pacific has wide expanses for a CV to hide within and this scenario explores the difficulty of Reconnaissance.

Author: Freek Schepers

Malakka Strait​


The NATO-Russian war is 4 weeks old. Russia's naval aviation forces and US Carriers have fought several bloody battles around Japan. Japan has defended its islands well, but is now very vulnerable to the closure of its SLOC's. The Chinese navy has left port but has stayed out of the battle. The US losses in the Pacific and Atlantic theatres have forced it to withdraw the Seventh Fleet from the IO. Only Diego Garcia remains as a stronghold there. The task of providing security for the Malakka Strait has been handed over to India, Thailand, and Singapore. India and Thailand will use their baby-carriers to escort tankers through the IO. The War in the Pacific has interrupted oil shipments to Japan and China for several weeks now and resumption of the oil trade has now become a strategic imperative.

Author: Freek Schepers


Indian Ocean​


The NATO-Russian war is 4 weeks old. Russia has suffered crippling losses to its long-range Naval aviation forces and to its submarines in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. The US strategy of leaving the defence of the SLOCs in the IO to India, Thailand, and Singapore has failed when China, worried about its oil supply, claimed control over the Malakka Strait. The ensuing fight sank numerous oil tankers and crippled the Allied Navies in southeast Asia.

The White House and State Department are at odds whether the Chinese intervention signals an alliance between China, Russia, and several SE-Asia nations.The US Navy is rushing reserve forces into the IO to defend the critical approaches to the Persian Gulf oil fields. Reserve troop flown to SE-Asia and the Persian Gulf Region must be matched up with their pre-positioned equipment on Diego Garcia to stabilise the region.

The IO is in turmoil. Chinese naval forces have pushed through the Malakka Strait and destroyed the airbases and navy of Singapore. In a running fight, two of the escorting frigates of the Thai carrier Chakkri Nareubet have been sunk, but the carrier is still afloat and is heading for the IO. Chinese ships then entered harbour in Myanmar. India has withdrawn its forces from Port Blair after the sinking of the Viraat in the ten-degree channel by a torpedo.

Oil tanker traffic is in turmoil with many tanker destinations being changed due to the war. About 20 have been boarded by Chinese prize crews.

Author: Freek Schepers


The True North Strong and Free​


Icelandic politicians had ended the defence pact with the US and closed Kevlavik AFB.

Annual years of bumper grain crops in the mechanised Russian agricultural industry effectively competed with Canada's farmers, reducing tax income, and limiting investments in Canada's armed forces.

Furthermore, Canadians increasingly resented passage of unannounced American submarines and icebreakers through the Davis Strait and Perry Channel into the Arctic Ocean.

In the late 1990's Canada took over control of the Northern Warning System of radar sites in Canada, automated the stations to reduce costs, and opened the North Bay Signals Centre [operated jointly with NATO, but under Canadian authority]. Automation of the radar sites meant that their nearby airstrips were closed and only four Forward-Operating-Locations for Canada's Hornets remained.

Early November, NATO detected 25 Russian Tank and Infantry Divisions moving into East-Germany on pre-announced 'Mutual friendship exercises'. Russian submarines also surged into the Atlantic one week ago, and the possibility exists that Russia is also trying to bypass the G-I-UK gap by sending subs through Canada's North.

Tensions are rising and the first line of defence of North America in Canada's North seems flimsy at best.

Hours ago, the UK reported torpedo attacks on patrolling submarines in the Atlantic. Casualties are unknown.

The Canadian Government has announced that it will deploy the Air Force forward to the FOLs. It has asked the US to provide AEW and tanker support and authorised flights over Canada by US planes.


Author: Freek Schepers


Nordkapp​


Prior to war breaking out, a small Dutch Task force of frigates delivered the Dutch Marines to Finnmark. Having trained there for years, several companies of Marines have joined their Norwegian and British counterparts to await the expected Russian attack into Finnmark.

Author: Freek Schepers


Flaming Datum


Russia has sunk numerous tankers in the Battle for Atlantic convoys. Russian penetration bombers were repulsed over Canada and Alaskan air space remains in US hands. US has withdrawn DDGs from Pacific Fleet to serve in the Atlantic and to defend CVBGs now heading for the Barentz sea and Japan. The vital oil terminals in Alaska are defended by the USCG, USAF, and some Canadian ships under US command.

Author: Freek Schepers

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New World Order Series - Campaign #1 - Casus Belli​

With hard-liners back in power in Moscow, the former Soviet republics are re-united as the New Soviet Confederation (NSC) on 1 January, 1994. Not all of the republics, especially those in the Baltic region, are anxious to join the NSC. They are not given a choice in the matter. The NSC invades the Baltic republics on 14 June, 1994 and NATO responds.

Gale Force​


NSC surface combat units have sailed into the Baltic Sea to support their invasion of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Intelligence indicates enemy composition to primarily be fast attack craft and frigates. NSC aggression must be stopped. Danish and Swedish governments have agreed to assign assets to your command. Limited air support is available.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte


Exhalation


NATO forces have failed to stop the advance of NSC forces into the Baltic Sea. Now an NSC surface group is attempting to break out of the confining waters of the Baltic Sea. British and Norwegian forces oppose them.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte


Juggernaut


An NSC task force of titanic proportions has set out from the Kola peninsula and is heading southward. A hastily assembled force of US and British combatants comes out to meet the enemy.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte


New World Order Series - Campaign #2 - The Cyprus Affair​

When the NSC made good on its promise to deliver SA-10 Grumble SAM systems to the Greek Cypriots in the spring of 1995 despite Turkish protests, the stage was set for another conflict in Cyprus. The presence of the advanced weapons shifted the delicate balance of power as it put nearly all aircraft operating from the Turkish side of the island at risk.

NATO was embarrassed when regular Turkish forces stormed the island a few months later. It had not been aware of Turkey's intent to reclaim Cyprus once and for all. Hand-in-hand with the economic boom in the NSC came military modernization and revitalization; funding for which was fueled at least partly by an unprecedented level of arms exports. The NSC would no longer sit idly by while its national interests were decided by others. It launched a major attack against Turkey on June 3, 1995.

The NSC did not believe that NATO would intervene in the Cypriot affair after having been snubbed by its Turkish partner and after the beating it had received in the Baltic conflict the previous year.

The NSC was about to be proven wrong.


#1 Impetus to Disaster


This first scenario examines the opening NSC attacks on Turkey. While Turkish forces are at full readiness and deployed in combat formations, they are primarily oriented towards the operation in Cyprus. By the time they became aware of NSC intentions late in the day of 2 June, 1995, it was much too late. Witness the power of the new Soviet military machine.

This scenario is dedicated to Marine Bryan Ott; a fine fellow and Harpoon enthusiast.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte


#2 Mauled by the Bear


Heeding the lessons learned as an observer of the 1991 Gulf War, the NSC pounded Turkish military bases and command facilities with air strikes for the first few days of the conflict. By 11 June, most Turkish bases in the north of the country were either destroyed or severely damaged. NATO was protesting loudly against NSC actions, but as yet, no major strategic moves have been made. This scenario examines the difficulty experienced by the Turks in their attempt to defend the northern half of their country while confined to bases in the south.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte


#3 Carving Turkey​


Pleased that NATO has thus far remained only a verbal combatant in this war, the Kremlin became blind to the original objective - the liberation of Greek Cyprus. They suddenly realized that here was a golden opportunity to finally rid themselves of the age-old Bosporous-Dardenelles chokepoint. To do so, it would be necessary to invade and claim at least a portion of Turkish territory. An amphibious assault has been launched to carry out the mission.

This scenario is dedicated to WarfareHQ.com and HarpGamer.com. Thanks for giving the community your support and allowing us these fine sites in which to enjoy our hobby.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte

#4 Chastiser​


The move to seize the Bosporous & Dardanelles was a mistake. The prospect of a modernized and ambitious New Soviet navy with a front yard on the eastern Mediterannean was too much for NATO to bear. The U.S. Sixth Fleet, standing off Italy and observing the conflict in Turkey from afar, has now been called into action. The task force will be entering an extremely hostile zone.

Yesterday, the NSC launched a major airborne assault upon the Turkish contingent in Cyprus and all indications are that the island will be firmly under NSC control by tomorrow.NSC amphibious forces have seized Turkish territory around the Bosporous & the Dardanelles. Istanbul is under siege. NSC airborne assault against Cyprus is underway and will likely be successful by tomorrow. The prospect of NSC control of these areas is unacceptable to NATO security concerns.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte


#5 Scarecrow​


The first mission of the NATO task force, now known as Task Force Scarecrow, upon arrival on station between Cyprus and Crete, is to secure air and surface supremacy. This will be difficult. By now, the Turkish military is essentially non-existent, and will not be able to provide much support.

1. SitRep - The situation in Turkey is critical. Turkish military forces have been totally defeated and are unable to support NATO operations. Many former Turkish bases are now under NSC control. An exclusion zone has been declared against all NSC units in the area along the south coast of Turkey.

2. ORDERS - Maintain your position between Cyprus and Crete. Eject NSC surface combatants within your area and repel all intruders within the declared Exclusion Zone. Stand by for new operational orders. WarPlan Liberation Turkey is in progress.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte


#6 Tin Man Missions


The Tin Man Missions comprise a series of attacks on key NSC-occupied bases in Cyprus and Turkey. The objective is to suppress enemy air defences and airfields in preparation for the liberation of these areas from NSC occupation.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte


#7 Lionheart


Pound an enemy as much as you like but you cannot seize and hold territory from ships at sea or from aircraft aloft. You must put troops on the ground. The amphibious force now approaching Turkish shores, code-named Lionheart, must be protected. The amphibious landing will be accompanied by a major airborne assault on Cyprus. It is expected that the NSC will be pulling out all the stops to destroy these assets before they can reach their destination.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte

#8 Operation Wizard


Although numerically plentiful, the NSC ground forces are relatively poorly trained. The operation to re-take Turkey is going well, although it is considered bloody. Cyprus has already been re-claimed. The U.S. learned valuable lessons from Desert Storm, including the following rule: it makes no sense not to finish the job. Task Force Scarecrow has moved into the Aegean and more aircraft are being ferried to newly re-built airbases in Turkey for the upcoming operation. The mission: destroy the NSC Black Sea Fleet and neutralize neighbouring military facilities in the Crimea.

Author: Herman Hum, Brad Leyte

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Do you want any feedback on testing these scenarios?
I'd normally have posted to the testing section, but they don't stay up long enough to do so.

Which version of 7.4.7 do these use as that number seems to have been used for a considerable number of Players Database releases.
 

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Seriously though, which version of the database is the latest version?

If I have version 7.4.7 downloaded why do I get incompatibility errors?

7.4.7 was used to launch the new Database as at 7/4/07 and there look to be at least another six versions of the exact same database since that date.

No one can tell if they have the latest 7.4.7 or an older version and it makes playing any scenario far more difficult than it should be. Can future versions be renamed properly rather than use a dating system back to April. Otherwise there are simply tons of database mismatch errors.
 
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