Database – DB3000
Author – George Hedfors, ‘blh42′
The scenario is based on the latter part of the book Midvintermörker (Midwinter Darkness) by Lars Wilderäng.
Russia has attacked Swedish forces using the fleet exercise ‘Zabat-12’ as cover. Russian forces has begun an amphibious landing near Slite, Gotland.
STRIL (Swedish combat management system) along with every radar system in the country has been cut off initially during the first hour of the attack and we no longer know exactly what’s in the air.
The remaining Swedish military leaders has come up with a bold plan of action in order to limit the occupation force and stop Russia from landing further units from their occupation force.
Gudrun as operation name was chosen as she was a mean bitch of a storm that struck Sweden back in 2005 and destroyed a lot of valuable forestry resources.
Satellite images brought by Norway from their NATO resources show that the main Russian landing craft, a RoRo (roll on, roll off) carrier has started to unload forces. However, it’s estimated that it will take at least 24 hours to complete the procedure.
At least one SA-15 AA battery has been spotted and should be operational shortly.
Swedish forces have retaken Visby airport after it was briefly in the hands of Russian paratroopers. This allows two Gripens from Gator which are stationed stationed at Visby to fly. However, keep in mind that we have no idea of what’s in the air at the moment due to the radar black out.
Air forces from F21 Kallax have been relocated to F16 and are now ready for action.
Additional aircraft have been pulled back from joint exercises on Iceland and have been located to the wartime base HAGSHULT. However Hagshult has a limited number of weapons. Most available weapons are currently at F16.
Two TP 84 stand ready at F7 Såtenäs to bring in two platoons of special forces who should be able to pinpoint the location of those SA-15s.
A reduced company of Combat Boat 90 (Stridsbåt 90) are available and can land two RB17, Hellfire platoons at LZ 2 in order to sink the RoRo ship if every other option fails.
1. Secure Tingstäde with ground units in order to stop any Russian ground forces from passing this point.
2. Secure the airspace on and around Gotland enough to for a safe air drop. The drop may have to be done even if the airspace is not 100% in our hands.
3. Bring the TP 84s over the designated landing zone to the west of Slite.
4. Find SA-15s and have them destroyed using STRIX mortars or other weapons available.
5. Destroy the RoRo ship before it is able to unload the majority of the landing force.
Objective 4 has to be reached in order to stop a full scale occupation!
EMCON state B, limited emissions. We need to keep our pilots alive.
Database – DB3000
Author – Steve Raymond, ‘Admsteebe’
This fictional scenario takes the 1987 “Sismik Incident” a step further by establishing active Turkish oil platforms in the Aegean Sea, setting up for a defenative armed conflict between the two countries.
Turkish and Greek tensions have run high once again in the Aegean Sea. Early this year, Turkish geologists had discovered an oil field south of the Greek island of Agios Efstratios and those wells had come online over the last 48 hours.
Athens has claimed that the oil fields are well within their territorial waters as determined by the International Law of the Sea and any rigs that begin drilling operations will be destroyed.
Greece has deployed several warships to the region and have readied several airwings at Athens. Turkey, severly underequiped, is struggling to muster a response to protect the billions of dollars of oil platforms.
We have begun drilling oil from two platforms and to which Greece and vehemently objected and has begun deploying naval forces near Agios Efstratios. The United Nations seemingly has sided with Greece yet has voted to remain militarily neutral. Greek high officials have publically vowed to retaliate;
“…any operation that removes oil, shale, natural gas or any other natural resource from our undisputed territorial waters and continental shelf shall see their own vessels face a cold and dark journey to the bottom of the sea.”
We have begun stepping up our own patrols within the North Agean Sea and are willing and able to protect the property of the Republic of Turkey.
Greece has sent several naval vessels to the region and our intelligence has reportred that Athens has several fighter and attack wings ready.
In response to the show of force as well as the vocal threats against our oil platforms, we have ordered out naval forces to take position near the rigs as well as establish a “no fly zone” over the oil platforms. Our fighters and attack aircraft are placed on immediate standby at Bandirma and can be immediately dispatched to enforce the no fly zone.
We have seen and up-tick in ferry service from nearby Greek islands which are equally divided in transfering their citizens north and west. Scheduled commercial flights are also leaving the region on a higher paced scheduled than before.
We must protect our assets within the Aegean at all costs by
1)Enforcing the no fly zone over the platforms.
2)Engaging all hostile surface contacts within striking distance of the platforms.
Date of inclusion – 10/3/2014
Database – DB3000
Author – Tom Yochum, ‘Yokes’
The India Ocean would have been a difficult theater for Soviet forces during WWIII.
Their lone outpost, the Yemeni island of Socotra, was far from Soviet bases and its supply lines were vulnerable. These forces were not expected to survive the war. Their job was to occupy NATO forces for as long as possible, and to wear down their enemy before their demise.
Cutting off the flow of oil from the Persia Gulf was another objective, but this too was problematic. Sinking neutral tankers would only draw additional nations into the conflict on the side of NATO.
This scenario, based upon the book The War That Never Was by Michael A. Palmer, chronicles the death of Soviet forces in the Indian Ocean. How many NATO units can they take with them?
As the balloon seems to be going up in the Ukraine, members of the Command community are already busy recreating the military balance and unfolding events in the simulation and trying out different what-if scenarios. This is a screenshot from a multiplayer session between Baloogan and dandin384, posted on the Matrix Games forum (click for full size):
The locations of all static facilities & mobile units are straight from public information on the forces arrayed in the region at the moment.
This represents a fine example of Command being used to visualize events and experiment with what-ifs nearly as fast as history unfolds.
Miguel Molina has updated the Command community scenario pack with a new release!
The pack includes 12 brand-new scenarios:
- Albania Airstike, 1984 - Last hurrah of the Italian Starfighters against targets in Albania.
- Battle of Strait of Tiran, 1978 – The Israeli navy & air force must escort ships through the Tiran passage, through determined Egyption attacks.
- Battle of the First Salvo, Eastern Med (The War that Never Was), 1989 - The opening moves of “Round Three” in the Aegean & eastern Med.
- Operation Folgore, 2013 – Italy goes it alone on Libya. Tornados galore.
- Sideshow in the South China Sea, 1985 - WW3 is erupting and all eyes are on CentFront, but the western Pacific is every bit as active.
- Top Gun, 1986 – A recreation of the movie’s climatic final air battle.
- Connie and Qatif, 1980 - The Islamic revolution is spreading from Iran to Saudi Arabia. A US carrier group openly assists the local military by striking at an airbase under rebel control.
- Lucid Angel, 1993 – Algeria is thrown into chaos. Several US citizens are detained & tortured by local authorities. A US MAU is tasked with extracting them.
- Oyashio on Patrol, 2014 - An intelligence-gathering patrol into N.Korean waters, with a modern submarine of the Japanese navy.
- Sawfish and the Shower Posse, 2010 - The US coast guard races to catch the leaders of a notorious Jamaican crime ring.
- Red Episodes – No Sandbox No Joy, 1989 - The Kiev task force has to make a hasty retreat from Iceland – depleted of long-range missiles and with a NATO carrier group hot on their heels.
- The Lobster War, 1962 – Brazil and France clash over fishing rights in the Atlantic.
You can download the new scenario pack HERE.
With this release, the total number of scenarios (official + community) publicly available for Command is now 86!