Shangri-la, sub ops and Growler-fest: Nine new Command scenarios available

August 10, 2014 · Posted in Command · Comment 

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Miguel Molina has released a new revision of the Command community scenario pack, the compendium of Command scenarios crafted by the user community. The new release contains nine brand-new scenarios:

  • The Old Regime and the New Nation, 1966: Franco’s regime is reluctant to abandon its colonial possessions and responds forcibly to provocations from Nigeria. This hypothetical scenario features the combat swan song of the famous He-111 bomber.
  • Team Mysore, 2017: Tensions between India and Myanmar have continued to mount.  Indian intelligence indicates that Myanmar plans to attack Indian-flagged merchant vessels. Available Indian forces, centered around the new destroyer Mysore, are limited and far closer to Myanmar threats than any support. Will they be enough?
  • Marinha do Brasil – PASSEX 2010 – Carl Vinson, 2010: Based on an actual 2010 exercise. Take command of a Brazilian diesel submarine, penetrate a US carrier group’s defences and claim the big prize, the carrier itself.
  • Growler vs Growler, 2014: EA-18G Growler, the USN’s top-line SEAD and electronic attack aircraft. S-400 (NATO: SA-21 “"Growler”), the most modern operational long-range Russian SAM system. FIGHT!
  • Team Dido, 1964: Based on the historical conflict between Indonesia, Malaysia and the UK. The British government offers increased assistance to Malaysia including two of its RN frigates in the region. But Indonesia may up the ante more than usual this time.
  • Shangri-la Comes Calling, 1965: In the mid-1960s, tensions increased dramatically between Egypt and the United States. With Egypt threatening maritime traffic in the eastern Mediterranean, the United States has decided to act pre-emptively. An air strike against an Egyptian air base has been selected as a suitable demonstration of American resolve. The Shangri-la carrier group is the nearest available force for this operation.
  • Memphis Goes North, 1981: During 1981, the submarine USS Memphis completed an around-the-world cruise. This scenario assumes that during this time she was also called upon to assist in the completion of a covert CIA mission.
  • Helping Brothers, 1990: Egypt is in social unrest and riots due to the ascendance of extreme Islamic elements. The country is on the brink of civil war. The military government try to control of the situation by means of martial law. Libya decides to support the Islamist rebels by supplying weapons and sends a small convoy with supplies for them. Egypt will have none of this.
  • Frozen War, 2014: Chile and Argentina are at it again over oil exploration in the Antarctica. Can things get hot in the coldest part of the world? Yes, they can.

As always, the community scenario pack is available for download at the WarfareSims download section: http://www.warfaresims.com/?page_id=1876

With the new scenario pack release, the total number of released Command scenarios is now 172!

New Command scenario: Frozen War

August 10, 2014 · Posted in Command · Comment 

Author: Miguel Molina ‘Meroka37′

Chile vs. Argentina
Date/Time: 22nd August 2014 / 08:00:00 Zulu
Location: Antarctic
Playable Sides: Chile, Argentina

Background (Fictional)

During 1995 the Chilean government decided to send several expeditions to explore the Antarctic region for oil reserves. These explorations ended in a low level conflict with Argentina, the issue was resolved under UN.

In 2014, in spite of agreements to abandon any kind of oil survey in the area signed, an oil Chilean company with the back up of British companies resumes the search for oil.

Argentina has obtained reports about these plans and also about the Chilean base from which all exploration team operates.

After an ultimatum by Argentina to Chile to cease what it is seem as illegal behavior, the old conflict is back.

NOTE: Let the scenario run for 1 second before start giving orders to units.

New Command scenario: Helping Brothers

August 10, 2014 · Posted in Command · Comment 

Author: Miguel Molina

Egypt, which has been involved for a long time in social unrest and riots due to the pretension of some extreme Islamic parties to reach the power by the use of force is in a brink to a civil war; the military government try to hold the control of the situation by means of martial law. Libyan leaders decide to support theses parties by supplying weapons.

In this scenario Libyan government sends a small convoy with supplies for the Egyptian rebels.

Hint: Run the scenario for 1 second before start giving orders to units.

New Command scenario: Memphis Goes North

August 10, 2014 · Posted in Command · Comment 

Author: Mark Gellis

In 1981, SSN 691 Memphis completed an around-the-world cruise. This scenario assumes that during this time she was called upon to assist in the completion of a covert mission.

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*** OPERATIONAL: IMMEDIATE ***

ATTN: Commanding Officer, Memphis

SITUATION

One of our HUMINT assets based in the People’s Republic of China believes his cover has been compromised and has requested immediate extraction.

ENEMY FORCES

Unknown.  Expect some Chinese coastal patrols and naval units to be in your area.

FRIENDLY FORCES

Memphis is the only American vessel in the area available for this mission.

MISSION

1. Proceed to Point Alpha, marked on your tactical map, as quickly as you can without risking detection by Chinese forces. 

2. Rendevous with our agent, who will approach the Memphis in a small boat.

3. Proceed as quickly as possible, without risking detection, to Point Beta, marked on your tactical map.  Remain at Point Beta until you receive further instructions.

EXECUTION

Avoid detection.  If you are detected, withdraw immediately.  Do not allow the Memphis to fall into Chinese hands. 

Do not initiate hostilities with Chinese forces.  You may only fire in self-defense. 

COMMAND AND SIGNAL

Command: Memphis

Signal: EMCON Condition A (No Emissions)

Good luck.

New Command scenario: Shangri-la Comes Calling

August 10, 2014 · Posted in Command · Comment 

Author: Mark Gellis

This scenario assumes that, in the mid-1960s, tensions increased dramatically between Egypt and the United States.  With Egypt threatening maritime traffic in the eastern Mediterranean, the United States has decided to act.  The President has decided that an air strike against an Egyptian air base will be a suitable demonstration of American firepower and American resolve.

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*** OPERATIONAL: IMMEDIATE ***

ATTN: Commanding Officer, Shangri-la

SITUATION

The situation with Egypt continues to deteriorate.  Egypt is now threatening to attack American-flagged vessels attempting to enter Egyptian waters.  The President has decided that a show of force is necessary to remind Egypt of American firepower and American resolve.

ENEMY FORCES

The most signfiicant threat to your forces will doubtless be the Soviet-supplied aircraft that now makes up much of the Egyptian air force.  In addition, you are likely to encounter Soviet-supplied patrol boats and missile boats.

The Soviet Union almost certainly has some vessels and submarines in the area.  These will probably supply Egypt with intelligence.

FRIENDLY FORCES

Your battle group consists of CVA 38 Shangri-la, DD 701 John W. Weeks, DD 940 Manley, DDG 23 Richard E. Byrd, AO 97 Allagash, and SSN 604 Haddo

A detachment of EF-10B Skyknights is at Souda Air Base and is chopped to your command.

MISSION

Proceed to a suitable distance from Mersa Matruh Air Base and conduct air strikes against Egyptian forces located there until you receive further orders.  Your primary goal is to eliminate all aircraft based at Mersa Matruh and to render the base incapable of further use until repairs can be effected.  You are also free to attack targets of opportunity.

Do as much damage as you can.  A principal goal of this mission is to show the Egyptians that we will not tolerate threats to our merchant shipping and that we have the means and the will to inflict significant damage on their homeland whenever we wish to do so.

EXECUTION

It is possible that Soviet forces will approach your vessels.  However, do NOT initiate hostilities with Soviet forces.  You may return fire if you are attacked.

Special weapons release is NOT anticipated.

If necessary, aircraft may refuel at Souda Air Base. 

COMMAND AND SIGNAL

Command: Shangri-La

Signal: EMCON State C (Unrestricted Emissions)

Good luck and Godspeed.

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