Harpoon3.6 1980 – 2015 (DB2000) Database & Scenarios

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The DB2000 Database

The DB2000 database was developed as a replacement for the original Harpoon3 database, with strong emphasis on detail, technical accuracy, consistency and thoroughness. The scenarios and database are platform independent, and will work with both PC and Macintosh versions of Harpoon 3. Hundreds of scenarios have been built by members of the community thus far, and additionally the best twenty-seven original scenarios from the CD have been updated to work with the database.

The DB2000 database spans the period between 1980 and the near future. As such, it covers the second and final “hot” period of the Cold War and comes with a large number of World War 3-based scenarios, ranging in scope from small-unit skirmishes all the way to massive multi-carrier battles and even theater-level nuclear war.

Various events of the 90′s and the first years of the 21st century (historic and fictional alike) are also covered extensively, with a wide assortments of scenarios from the Yugoslav civil war, the Kosovo operations, Desert Storm I & II and a large number of fictional China/Taiwan and India/Pakistan scenarios.

The DB2000 is justly renowned for its accuracy, detail and thorough research, and remains the standard against which any other DBs (be them original work or cheap imitations) are measured.

 

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updated 25 February 2007

 

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The Falklands War – 1982

Located 7000nm from Britain, the Falklands is the only major island group in the South Atlantic. Britain settled the islands and formally declared a colonial administration in 1842. Argentina had been laying claims to the Falklands since her independence, but when serious negotiations began in the 1960s they became dominated by the islanders’ desire to remain British. The talks continued on and off for nearly twenty years and the position of both sides hardened, and in late 1980 the islanders rejected the one remaining solution of leaseback for a fixed period.
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[Harpoon3.6]
The Retaking of South Georgia
Date/Time: 21 April – 26 April 1982 Size/Duration:
Location: South Atlantic Playable sides: United Kingdom
Type: ASW, ASuW
On 19 March 1982 an Argentine fleet transport arrived at South Georgia. Its official mission was to clear away scrap whaling material littering the island. The Argentines started operations without observing the usual formalities of reporting to the British authorities, and the illegal entry lead to invasion on 3 April. A small British force is now getting ready to recapture the island.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Falklands Area Operations
Date/Time: 1 May – 18 May 1982 Size/Duration:
Location: South Atlantic Playable sides: United Kingdom, Argentina
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
At about 4:30am on the 2 April 1982 Argentine forces landed on the Falklands. Governor Rex Hunt surrendered after a brief defense by the detachment of Royal Marines. Negotiations with the Argentines ended without an acceptable conclusion on 16 April and on 30 April the British task force entered the 200-mile exclusion zone around the islands.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
The San Carlos Landing
Part 1
Date/Time: 20 May – 21 May 1982 Size/Duration:
Location: South Atlantic Playable sides: United Kingdom, Argentina
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
On 18 May the British Amphibious Task Group joined up with the Carrier Battle Group 200nm northeast of the Falklands. The San Carlos plans were now presented to the full British Cabinet and the go ahead was given. Final preparations were then put in hand for the landing, which took place on 21 May.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
The San Carlos Landing
Part 2
Date/Time: 22 May – 27 May 1982 Size/Duration:
Location: South Atlantic Playable sides: United Kingdom
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
A beachhead has successfully been secured on the Falklands. As air supremacy is slowly being won, the carriers continue to provide the only fixed wing air power. The destroyers and frigates escort the transports into and out of San Carlos Water to unload more men and stores, and also carry out bombardment, special forces insertions and other patrol duties.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Initial Moves out of San Carlos
Date/Time: 28 May – 7 June 1982 Size/Duration:
Location: South Atlantic Playable sides: United Kingdom
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The beachhead has been successfully defended and the advance towards Port Stanley is about to begin. During the last five days, Harriers, Rapiers and small arms fire from ashore has decimated the Argentine Air Force. Not only has Argentina lost one third of her fighters, but also nearly all her front line pilots. This was to prove decisive – the war is beginning to be won.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Approach to and Battle for Stanley
Date/Time: 8 June- 14 June 1982 Size/Duration:
Location: South Atlantic Playable sides: United Kingdom
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The British troops have started to prepare for the final battle for Port Stanley. But before the war is won, the Argentine troops defending Stanley in the mountains to the west have to be defeated in combat – often man against man, using rifle and bayonet, machine gun and grenade, supported by mortar and artillery, in the dark, in often atrocious weather and over rough, rocky well-defended terrain.
Ragnar Emsoy

 

Falklands War – 2002

The old Falklands / Malvinas conflict emerges again in this hypothetical battleset designed by Alfredo C. Cuttone. Twenty years have passed since the first South Atlantic War and both sides have commissioned many new weapon systems, most of whose design has been heavily influenced by the lessons learned from the first war.
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Invasion
Date/Time: 3 March 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: South Atlantic Playable sides: United Kingdom, Argentina
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The Argentine forces will attempt to land on the Falklands Islands, taking advantage of a partial withdrawal of the British Falklands garrison due to defense cuts. British forces are hastily redeploying, 300 Royal marines are already in place in the theater of operations and more are en route.
Alfredo C.Cuttone
[Harpoon3.6]
Return Fire
Date/Time: 5 April 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: South Atlantic Playable sides: United Kingdom, Argentina
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The Argentine assault on the Falklands has been highly successful. The British are now readying a carrier and an amphibious force to recapture the islands, however this group will need some time to form up. So a surface action group has been sent to the area to initiate offensive operations.
Alfredo C.Cuttone
[Harpoon3.6]
The Siege
Date/Time: 16 April 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: South Atlantic Playable sides: United Kingdom, Argentina
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The amphibious task force and the British carriers have arrived and are getting ready to launch the final assault. Surviving units of the Argentine Navy are returning to the exclusion zone to engage the British forces.
Alfredo C.Cuttone

 

FOST Operational Sea Training

The Royal Navy’s Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) offers a number of Operational Sea Training packages. Basic Operational Sea Training (BOST) is a demanding but rewarding 6 week period, during which time a ship’s organisation is thoroughly trained, with the objective being to ensure that the Royal Navy ships are at the right level of operational capability.
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Cobra Loose!
Date/Time: 28 November 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: FOST Forces (Allies)
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Week six of Basic Operational Sea Training (BOST) is one of the most intensive weeks being the final week of sea training. This Scenario covers an advanced Casex (ASW Exercise) in the South Western Approaches.
Paul Bridge
[Harpoon3.6]
Vampire Vampire Vampire!
Date/Time: 29 November 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: FOST Forces (Allies)
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
This scenario covers an Adex 324/451 (FBA and Anti-Ship Missile Defense – ASMD) off the south coast. The Objective is to transit from Plymouth to Portland Bill in 6 hours.
Paul Bridge
[Harpoon3.6]
Hide and Seek
Date/Time: 30 November 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: FOST Forces (Allies)
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
This scenario covers a Surfex 429 which is a long range encounter exercise. The objective is to train units detached in 2 groups called SAGs (Surface Action Groups) to engage enemy forces at range using SSMs.
Paul Bridge
[Harpoon3.6]
Thursday War
Date/Time: 1 December 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: FOST Forces (Allies)
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The last scenario covers all warfare training covered in the previous 3 days including Air, Surface and Sub-Surface threats. The objective is to transit from Plymouth to Portland Bill in 8 hours at high speed and conduct an amphibious assault on Portland Bill.
Paul Bridge

 

Greece vs. Turkey

Senior Turkish Officials have stated that Greek plans to deploy Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) on both Crete and Cyprus represent a dangerous escalation between the two NATO Allies. The Greek decision to deploy the missiles is despite sustained Turkish threats to destroy them if they were deployed.
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Cyprus
Date/Time: 16 October 1992 Size/Duration:
Location: Cyprus/Turkey/Greece Playable sides: Greece, Turkey
Type: AAW
Turkish air strikes against Greek bases, early warning radars and C3I installations are expected at any moment. Strikes launched against Cyprus are also likely.
Stephen Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Aegean
Date/Time: 18 October 1992 Size/Duration:
Location: Aegean/Turkey/Greece Playable sides: Greece, Turkey
Type: ASuW
While the Air War between the two sides continues, there is a reluctance to commit surface forces on both sides. Some forces are easier to commit than others…
Stephen Mills

 

Long Live the Shah

Suppose the Iranian revolution of 1979 did not occur. Say Saddam Hussein arranged Khomeini’s death during his exile in Iraq and that the Shah’s police were able to head off the remaining religious leaders. Iran would have remained the United States powerful ally in the region and the impressive military buildup of Iran would have continued.
=> Long Live the Shah story
[Harpoon3.6]
Persian Glory
Date/Time: 15 September 1984 Size/Duration:
Location: Middle East Playable sides: Iraq, Imperial Iran
Type: AAW
With a large advantage in military muscle over its traditional rival, Iraq, Iran has been pressuring its neighbor to make new concession on the division of the Shatt-al-Arab waterway and Iraqi support for opposition groups in Iran. Iranian troop movements indicate that they may planning some sort of punitive raid to force Iraq to comply with their wishes.
After-Action Reports [1]
Daniel Hayes
[Harpoon3.6]
Dragnet
Date/Time: 15 September 1984 Size/Duration:
Location: Middle East Playable sides: Iraq, Imperial Iran
Type: ASuW
Iran is initiating a war with Iraq. Air strikes are underway and the ground assault is about to start. At the same time a large Iranian naval force has weighed anchor and is making its way north in the Persian Gulf. Its purpose is believed to be the clearing of all Iraqi naval units from the Gulf.
Daniel Hayes
[Harpoon3.6]
Back Stab
Date/Time: 18 September 1984 Size/Duration:
Location: Middle East Playable sides: Iraq, Imperial Iran
Type: ASuW
The Iranian Navy has successfully destroyed the majority of the Iraqi fleet. A blockade of Iraqi ports is now in place. The only potential fly in the ointment is a small number of missile boats that escaped to Kuwait.
Daniel Hayes

 

New World Order

The year 2001 had some dramatic effects on the political, economic and military affairs of the world. After the invasion of Afghanistan by U.S.-led troops and the elimination of the Taliban regime, the unrest that erupted in the Near and Middle East as well as North Africa was inevitable. Peace between Israel and Palestine was never realized, and former hard-liner countries adopted a softer attitude towards their radical politics of the past…
[Harpoon3.6]
Uppercut
Date/Time: 4 January 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Pakistan Playable sides: USA, Pakistan
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
A coup d’etat in Pakistan resulted in an immediate cancellation of all standing agreements with Washington. USS Carl Vinson was readying to get underway on the anchorage of Karachi when the Pakistani navy delivered an unexpected blow.
After-Action Reports [1]
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Bring ‘em home
Date/Time: 5 January 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Pakistan Playable sides: USA
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The sudden change in the Pakistani leadership and the attack on USS Carl Vinson has a tremendous impact on the U.S. plans to return the 10th Mountain Division home from their base camp in Uzbekistan.
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Exfiltration
Date/Time: 7 January 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Pakistan Playable sides: USA
Type: AAW, ASuW
The US will attempt to exfiltrate their remaining commandos and troops in hostile Pakistan. The Pakistani Air Force is moving most of their front-line units to northern bases, as it is believed in Islamabad that India will use the turbulent developments of the last days to take back all of Kashmir.
Klaus Behrmann

 

North Star Exercises

These scenarios deal with the complexities of amphibious landings in the modern environment. In this case an extended American MEU with a DesRon in support versus a NATO opposing force in the Norwegian Sea. You will get to explore the difficulties of approaching a hostile coast through hostile waters, conducting amphibious landings, and defending a beachhead.
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Approach
Date/Time: 12 June 2001 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: Bataan Group
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
This first scenario explores the difficulties of approaching a hostile coast through hostile waters. The enemy has gained control of the Norwegian Sea and has control of most Norwegian ports. Your mission is to get the extended MEU to the kickoff point about 50 miles off of Bergen, Norway.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Landings
Date/Time: 15 June 2001 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: Bataan Group
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Part two deals with landing air and sea units in a defended port, conducting strike operations, defending your amphibious ships and carrying out several other missions concurrently.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Consolidation
Date/Time: 16 June 2001 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: Bataan Group
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Hold your gains despite heavy sea, air, and subsurface attacks. This scenario is balanced but very difficult and is meant to show the real power of the AEGIS system.
Bundy

 

PASON

The PASON (Papa & Son) battleset is Ralf Koelbach’s series of introductory scenarios aimed to walk new players through the various aspects of air & naval warfare. Highly recommended to both fresh players getting their feet wet and also seasoned vets who yearn for a return to the basics!
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Wolves vs. Wolves
Date/Time: 13 November 1994 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: Blue
Type: ASW
The first scenario in the PASON battleset, this is a pure submarine-vs-submarine affair. Do you have what it takes to out-stalk your adversaries?
Ralf Koelbach
[Harpoon3.6]
Channel Engagement
Date/Time: 1994 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: Blue
Type: ASuW
This is the second scenario of the PASON battleset. Channel Engagement gives you a first feeling about what ship vs. ship in the Cold War enviroment meant. No subs, no fixed wing aircraft thus you can and you must concentrate on ASuW warfare. You will learn how modern naval warfare vessels perform. Most of all you will see that guns have lost their status as primary weapons they had in World War II.
Ralf Koelbach
[Harpoon3.6]
Mixed Doubles
Date/Time: 1994 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: Blue
Type: ASW, ASuW
Hold your gains despite heavy sea, air, and subsurface attacks. This scenario is balanced but very difficult and is meant to show the real power of the AEGIS system.
Ralf Koelbach
[Harpoon3.6]
Eyes and Claws
Date/Time: 1994 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: Blue
Type: ASW, ASuW
Eyes and Claws is the fourth scenario in a series of increasing complexity.For this scenario you will need to coordinate aircraft with ships and submarines.
Ralf Koelbach
[Harpoon3.6]
Eyes and Claws – The Sequel
Date/Time: 1994 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: Blue
Type: ASW, ASuW
This is the “professional” version of “Eyes and Claws”. The basic storyline takes place a few days after the original “Eyes & Claws” scen. There has been first a battle, but the game is still open. Both sides have brought in reserves and now they are up for the final shootout…
Ralf Koelbach


 

Red Flag

RED FLAG is an advanced aerial combat training exercise hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Since 1975, air crew from the United States Air Force (USAF) and other U.S. military branches and allies take part in the exercises, each of which is six weeks in duration.Conducted in four-to-six cycles a year by the 414th Combat Training Squadron of the 57th Fighter Wing, the Red Flag exercises are very realistic aerial war games. The purpose is to train pilots from the U.S., NATO and other allied countries for real combat situations. This includes the use of “enemy” hardware and live ammunition for bombing exercises within the Nellis Air Force Range.
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Fox One
Date/Time: 10 August 2006 Size/Duration:
Location: Nevada, USA Playable sides: Bluefor, Redfor
Type: AAW
Bluefor has begun to deploy as Greyfor’s artillery continues to rain down on border villages and encampments. As the UN attempts to stop the war at the table Bluefor forces gear up to stop the war on and over the battlespace. At the same time Redfor announces its intention to prevent a Bluefor attack
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Magnum
Date/Time: 10 August 2006 Size/Duration:
Location: Nevada, USA Playable sides: Bluefor, Redfor
Type: AAW
War has erupted and both sides took casualties in the initial air battle over the frontier. World wide accounts of the battle begin to fill the airwaves as the various pundits begin to assess success and intentions. Meanwhile over the battlefield a second chapter develops.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Geronimo
Date/Time: 10 August 2006 Size/Duration:
Location: Nevada, USA Playable sides: Bluefor, Redfor
Type: AAW
Bluefor and Redfor forces continue to square off over the frontier. Blue’s last actions were successful and Redfor paid a terrible price. Its time to press that advantage and get some boots on the ground.
Bundy

 

Operation Windrose

After the collapse of the European Union, most major European nations elected governments that adopted a nationalistic policy. The abandoning of aid programs also led to a military coup in Russia, turning the country from a struggling democracy into a military dictatorship. One issue thought to be solved was suddenly back as a potential crisis: The Kaliningrad enclave.
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Approach
Date/Time: 15 February 2008 Size/Duration:
Location: Baltic Playable sides: Germany
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The operation to recapture Kaliningrad has begun. The German Navy is escorting three chartered Ro/Ro ships sailing for the Kaliningrad enclave loaded with troops, and the Luftwaffe is preparing to launch air strikes against enemy air defenses to allow a full FJ brigade to be flown in.
Johannes Ritter
[Harpoon3.6]
Exodus
Date/Time: 18 February 2008 Size/Duration:
Location: Baltic Playable sides: Germany
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The initial landing went well. The German Navy’s surface units have withdrawn to escort the second wave of troops. The second wave, however, is being delayed by a minefield in the cadet rim. The Russians will use this delay to evacuate all ships from Baltijsk. German light surface forces have been ordered to stop them.
After-Action Reports [2]
Johannes Ritter

 

Rise of the Dragon

Chinese leaders consider Taiwan a breakaway province and they have repeatedly stated in official venues they would never tolerate a declaration of independence by the island democracy. In this battleset, Beijing has decided to put muscle behind its threats, and launches a full-scale air, naval and ground assault on the small island.
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The Spratly Incident
Date/Time: 1 August 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Spratly Islands Playable sides: Taiwan, China
Type: ASuW
In the summer of 2002, China decided to conduct a major naval exercise around the Spratly Islands. Several vessels of other nations are operating in the area, including a small Taiwanese SAG tasked with monitoring Chinese military activities.
After-Action Reports [1]
Marco Cipollini
[Harpoon3.6]
Brothers in Arms
Date/Time: 5 August 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Formosa Strait Playable sides: Taiwan, China
Type: AAW
After the Spratly incident, where Chinese naval forces sank several Taiwanese ships, war was inevitable. PLA’s SRBMs and strike aircraft are now in place and ready to attack Taiwan.
After-Action Reports [1]
Marco Cipollini
[Harpoon3.6]
Invasion!
Date/Time: 7 August 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Formosa Strait Playable sides: Taiwan, China
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
All but one of Taiwan’s major air bases were destroyed in the first round of Chinese missile and air attacks. No US carrier battle groups have yet reached the region and only Japan can provide help.
After-Action Reports [1]
Marco Cipollini
[Harpoon3.6]
Free Taiwan Free
Date/Time: 18 August 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: South China Sea Playable sides: US / Japan, China
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The Chinese have established a strong beachhead on Taiwan. Two US carrier battle groups have finally arrived in the China Sea and a mixed US-Japan supply convoy is heading towards the island. Can these forces halt the Chinese invasion?
Marco Cipollini
[Harpoon3.6]
Fall of the Dragon
Date/Time: 10 September 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: South China Sea Playable sides: Japan, Chinese rebels
Type: ASW
The war is about over and surviving Chinese naval vessels are retreating to the large naval base on Hainan. The Japanese Self Defense Force will attempt to capture the base and neutralize the remaining Chinese warships and submarines there.
Marco Cipollini

 

WW3 in 1989

In September 1989, Erich Honecker, afraid to loose power due to the growing unrest in East Germany, launched a Blitzkrieg-style overland assault against NATO forces in West Germany. The Soviet Union’s leader, Mikhail Gorbatchev, was overthrown in a bloody military coup two days after the attack began, and the new military junta in the Kremlin mobilized immediately to back up East German maneuvers.
[Harpoon3.6]
In times of war
Date/Time: 8 September 1989 Size/Duration:
Location: US East Coast Playable sides: USA, Warsaw Pact
Type: ASW
It is common practice for all navies possessing SSBNs to sanitize the area of departure when a boomer leaves for patrol. World War Three has started, so utmost caution and all possible precautions must be taken to ensure a safe journey for SSBN 654 George C Marshall.
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Stalker
Date/Time: 9 September 1989 Size/Duration:
Location: Barents Sea Playable sides: USA, Warsaw Pact
Type: ASW
U.S. and British submarines patrolling the Barents Sea have received orders not to stalk Russian SSBNs any longer, but to hunt down and sink them. The Warsaw Pact has been expecting such an operation and is organizing their own massive submarine hunt.
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Alfa on the run
Date/Time: 15 September 1989 Size/Duration:
Location: GIUK Gap Playable sides: USA, Warsaw Pact
Type: AAW, ASW
British frigates have just completed an escort mission to deploy Royal Marines to Reykjavik in expectation of a Warsaw Pact attack. The mission was a success, but one frigate encountered engine malfunctions and had to slow down. Now, the frigate is radioing in that she is under attack by an unidentified, fast-moving submarine.
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Polaris Hunters
Date/Time: 25 September 1989 Size/Duration:
Location: Eastern Mediterranean Playable sides: USA, Warsaw Pact
Type: ASW, ASuW
It is time for Warsaw Pact forces to open a second front. However, prior to any real commitment, the Soviet leadership would like to sanitize the Eastern Mediterranean from the threat of US SSBNs.
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Date/Time: 7 January 1990 Size/Duration:
Location: Atlantic Ocean Playable sides: USA, Warsaw Pact
Type: ASW
While the battle rages over Western Europe, the Soviet Union is trying to bring the war closer to American homes by employing submarines armed with low yield missiles.
Klaus
Behrmann

 

World War Three in 1987

Following a dramatic fallout in relations and sudden outbreak of war between east and west, NATO forces were not allowed the expected build up period envisioned in their planning. The result is a NATO somewhat unprepared for war, where the supreme goal is to hold off the Soviet attempts to break out into strategic locations long enough to get vital units in position to meet the threat.
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Red Icepick
Date/Time: 1 April 1987 Size/Duration:
Location: GIUK Gap Playable sides: NATO, Soviet Union
Type: AAW, ASW
On Iceland NATO forces are below war strength. In a surprise move the Soviets bypassed Norway as their first Atlantic target and appear headed straight for Iceland. In this scenario NATO must hold out and try to prevent an amphibious landing.
Quinton van Zyl
[Harpoon3.6]
Pearl Harbor II
Date/Time: 1 April 1987 Size/Duration:
Location: Hawaii Playable sides: NATO, Soviet Union
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
At the same time as Iceland is being pounded relentlessly, NATO bases in other regions are bolstering defenses in anticipation of similar actions. In the Pacific at Pearl Harbor, memories of the opening actions of World War Two are haunting the personnel stationed there.
Quinton van Zyl
[Harpoon3.6]
Mediterranean Outbreak
Date/Time: 2 April 1987 Size/Duration:
Location: Eastern Mediterranean Playable sides: NATO, Soviet Union
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The Soviet Black Sea fleet is breaking out into the Mediterranean. NATO will not have a US carrier in the area for another 48 hours and the new threat has to be dealt with using the French and Italian navies.
Quinton van Zyl
[Harpoon3.6]
Red Tide
Date/Time: 4 April 1987 Size/Duration:
Location: GIUK Gap Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The Royal Navy takes up sentry on the GIUK gap in an attempt to fill the role of the former SOSUS barrier which was lost at the fall of Iceland. Many Soviet subs are racing for the North Atlantic sea lanes where they plan to cut off Europe from the USA.
After-Action Reports [1]
Quinton van Zyl
[Harpoon3.6]
Withdrawal from Norway
Date/Time: 8 April 1987 Size/Duration:
Location: Norway Playable sides: NATO, Soviet Union
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Soviet forces seem certain to overrun the town and military airfield of Bodo in northern Norway within the next 48 hours. The decision was therefore made to stage a withdrawal from the region and evacuate base personnel and remaining military forces by way of a helicopter extraction.
Quinton van Zyl
[Harpoon3.6]
Logistical Nightmare
Date/Time: 13 April 1987 Size/Duration:
Location: Atlantic Ocean Playable sides: NATO, Soviet Union
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
At this stage of the war, STANAVFORLANT has been tasked with escorting NATO’s primary Underway Replenishment Group (URG) in the North Atlantic. This fleet of tankers and replenishment vessels is being used by convoy escorts and naval task forces operating in the Atlantic sea lanes.
Quinton van Zyl
[Harpoon3.6]
African Sideshow
Date/Time: 16 April 1987 Size/Duration:
Location: West Africa Playable sides: NATO, Soviet Union
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
A secret Soviet base has been detected in Africa. The USS America battle group headed for the Mediterranean has split up, with the carrier and a few escorts continuing to the Med and a detachment force led by USS Iowa headed south to the base’s location in order to deal with the new threat.
Quinton van Zyl

 

World War Three in 1985

The time is 1985 and World War Three has broken out. Failing five-year plans and a poor harvest in the Soviet Union has put a lot of pressure on the Communist leadership. Willing to risk starting a war in order to preserve their station in society, the Soviet Central Committee engineered the conflict and blamed the West for jeopardizing the security of Soviet citizens.
=>World War Three story
[Harpoon3.6]
Norway
Part 1:
First Contact
Date/Time: 14 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norway Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASuW
This first scenario starts one hour before the initialization of hostilities on the Central Front. A powerful Soviet Red Banner Northern Fleet surface action group (SAG) and two large amphibious groups have sailed into the Norwegian Sea and are now heading for the Norwegian coast.
After-Action Reports [1]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 1:
Fighting Withdrawal
Date/Time: 14 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASuW
This first scenario starts one hour before the initialization of hostilities on the Central Front. A powerful Soviet Red Banner Northern Fleet surface action group (SAG) and two large amphibious groups have sailed into the Norwegian Sea and are now heading for the Norwegian coast.
After-Action Reports [1]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
GIUK Gap
Part 1:
The Boomer Bastion Raid
Date/Time: 14 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Barents Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
At war outbreak a handful of NATO attack submarines were operating in the Barents Sea, in and around the Soviet bastions. With the initialization of hostilities, the submarines have been tasked with hunting down Soviet ballistic missile submarines.
After-Action Reports [1]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Atlantic Ocean
Part 1:
The Surge
Date/Time: 14 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: US East Coast Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and her carrier battle group detached from the Ocean Safari ‘85 exercise on 3 September and from 9 September CVWR 20 deployed for day and night cyclic operations off the Virginia Capes. With the outbreak of war the carrier has been ordered to take aboard her CVW and sail as quickly as possible to Europe
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
GIUK Gap
Part 2:
Rescue the Merchantmen
Date/Time: 14 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: GIUK Gap Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
The war is a few hours old and Soviet submarines repositioned prior to the commencement of hostilities are now wreaking havoc in the Greenland – Iceland – United Kingdom (GIUK) gap. NATO ASW forces are responding in force.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Norway
Part 2:
Silent Hunters of the Deep
Date/Time: 14 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norway Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
Soviet amphibious ships and Ro/Ro vessels carrying the 45th Motorized Rifle Division, a unit specially trained in amphibious and winter operations, are within thirty nautical miles of Bodo. Two Norwegian Kobben class diesel electric submarines have been lying in wait and are in position to attack.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Norway
Part 3:
Counterattack
Date/Time: 14 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norway Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW, ASuW
A Norwegian Hauk class MTB squadron has launched from its base near Tromso and is closing on the Soviet beachhead at Harstad. A single Kobben class submarine is approaching from the east. The plan is to attack the Soviet amphibious ships and inflict as heavy losses as possible.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
GIUK Gap
Part 3:
Escort the Iowa
Date/Time: 14 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
At the outbreak of war USS Iowa was preparing to conclude her Ocean Safari ‘85 activity with a full broadside gunfire demonstration about hundred miles west of Brest, France. These plans were quickly shelved and Iowa has been ordered to sail as quickly as possible to Hamburg, Germany, to shell the advancing Soviet armor.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 2:
Parthian Shot
Date/Time: 14 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASuW
The war is twelve hours old. USS America barely escaped the initial Soviet onslaught in the Norwegian Sea and is now quickly retreating southwest to get out of harms way. But before the carrier sails through the GIUK gap, putting her strike aircraft out of range of Soviet targets, the battle group will risk a handful more strikes designed to delay the expansion of the Soviet beachhead at Bodo in northern Norway.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
GIUK Gap
Part 4:
Backfires!
Date/Time: 15 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: GIUK Gap Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW
Day two. The Soviets will now attempt to break down the GIUK barrier. The assault begins with a multi-regimental Backfire raid on Keflavik Air Base and Reykjavik airport on Iceland. To keep the Soviet bombers from their targets is only a handful F-14A Tomcats on the aircraft carrier USS America and the F-15C Eagles of the 57th FIS on Keflavik.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Norway
Part 4:
To Help a Friend
Date/Time: 15 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norway Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
NATO reinforcements are needed continue resisting Soviet ground forces in Norway. A convoy carrying the United Kingdom / Netherlands Landing Force (UK/NL LF) is making its way up the Norwegian coast. The success or failure of the convoy will be of paramount importance to both NATO and Soviet commanders.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Atlantic Ocean
Part 2:
Sink the Boomers!
Date/Time: 15 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: US East Coast Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
The modern Soviet ballistic missile submarine doctrine holds that the SSBN’s should be put to sea in protected waters close to their home shores. However, a number of older submarines, carrying shorter-range SLBMs, have taken up position off the US coasts. A large operation is now underway to remove this threat.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
GIUK Gap
Part 5:
The Trap
Date/Time: 15 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: GIUK Gap Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW
The modern Soviet ballistic missile submarine doctrine holds that the SSBN’s should be put to sea in protected waters close to their home shores. However, a number of older submarines, carrying shorter-range SLBMs, have taken up position off the US coasts. A large operation is now underway to remove this threat.
After-Action Reports [1]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
GIUK Gap
Part 6:
Arctic Typhoons
Date/Time: 15 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: GIUK Gap Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
To defend their boomers the Soviets employ the bastion concept – the SSBNs are held within a small area covered by attack submarines, surface ships and airplanes. If the boomers ever leave the bastion in the Barents Sea they remain under the Arctic ice where they are difficult to track. Two Typhoons and one Delta IV have now been detected moving into attack positions under the Arctic ice cap.
After-Action Reports [1]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
GIUK Gap
Part 7:
Attack on the Kirov
Date/Time: 16 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: GIUK Gap Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASuW
The Soviets have moved a powerful Surface Action Group down the coast of Norway in support of the ground operation. With USS America’s Carrier Air Wing (CVW) now recovering from the initial encounter in the Norwegian Sea, a decision has been made to undertake a limited operation to try and sink the Kirov battle cruiser and the Kiev aviation cruiser.
After-Action Reports [2]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Atlantic Ocean
Part 3:
Convoy I
Date/Time: 17 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Atlantic Ocean Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW
Day three. A fifty-ship convoy left the US two days before the start of the war. Escorted by three carrier battle groups, the convoy carries much needed men and equipment to the European theater. The Soviets currently have some fifty attack submarines in the Atlantic Ocean tasked with severing NATO’s Atlantic sea lanes.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Atlantic Ocean
Part 4:
Target Conakry
Date/Time: 17 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Western Africa Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW
A detachment of Soviet naval bombers and reconnaissance aircraft was deployed to Conakry in Guinea just before the start of the war. The task of removing this threat has been given to eighteen B-52Hs at Dyess AFB in Texas, USA.
After-Action Reports [2]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
GIUK Gap
Part 8:
The Barrier
Date/Time: 17 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: GIUK Gap Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
As part of NATO’s naval strategy to bottle up the initial Soviet incursion into the Norwegian Sea, progressive ASW barriers are now being set up from the Barents Sea all the way through the Norwegian Sea into the GIUK gap. It is hoped the barriers will extract considerable price from Soviet submarine forces that attempt to cross them.
After-Action Reports [1]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Atlantic Ocean
Part 5:
Convoy II
Date/Time: 17 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Atlantic Ocean Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
The first cross-Atlantic convoys to leave the US and Canada since the start of the war have now formed up and are ready to move out. One convoy is heading for NATO’s ports of disembarkation in Central Europe, another is carrying reinforcements to Iceland and Norway.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Atlantic Ocean
Part 6:
RORSAT
Date/Time: 17 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Atlantic Ocean Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW
A pair of F-15A Eagles wired for the ASM-135A ALMV anti-satellite missile has been relocated to Langley AFB on the US East Coast. The intention is to try to knock out Soviet RORSAT oceanic reconnaissance satellites in low-earth orbit.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Norway
Part 11:
Avengers
Date/Time: 19 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norway Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW, ASuW
The majority of the small Norwegian Navy, consisting mainly of frigates and coastal defense vessels, has either been sunk or forced to retreat along with the rest of NATO’s forces. But a small force is hiding up and down the enemy coast using the many fjords to mask their positions.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 3:
Entering the Norwegian Sea
Date/Time: 21 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
USS America and her battle group in the GIUK gap have been joined by three additional carrier battle groups. With four aircraft carriers at hand, time has come to seize the initiative and sail into the Norwegian Sea to strike Soviet air and naval bases in northern Norway.
After-Action Reports [1]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 4:
Clash of the Titans
Date/Time: 22 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASuW
Four carrier battle groups have entered the Norwegian Sea and are about to launch the first of a series of air strikes against Soviet bases in northern Norway. In response to NATO’s move, several Backfire and Badger regiments of the Soviet Strategic Air Armies have hurriedly redeployed to bases on the Kola Peninsula. The stage is set for a classic Cold War naval encounter.
After-Action Reports [2]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 5:
UNREP
Date/Time: 22 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
The clash in the Norwegian Sea ended in a stalemate. The Soviets suffered murderous losses to their valuable long-range naval bomber and fighter fleets, and NATO lost two of its four aircraft carriers. As a result, offensive naval operations have been temporarily halted, and the race to regroup, restock, and resume strike ops has begun.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 6:
Round Two
Date/Time: 26 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASuW
The Strike Fleet’s two surviving aircraft carriers are back in the Norwegian Sea to launch a second round of air strikes against Soviet forces in northern Norway. The objective is to throw the Soviets on the defensive and soften them sufficiently to allow a large amphibious landing to take place.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
GIUK Gap
Part 9:
The Hunt for the Lama
Date/Time: 26 September 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Barents Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
Three Soviet missile supply ships of the Lama and Amga classes have left port headed for the protected waters east of Novaya Zemlya. Two NATO attack submarines in the Barents Sea are now being diverted from their SSBN-hunting mission to destroy these highly valuable and heavily defended ships.
After-Action Reports [2]
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 7:
Return to Norway
Date/Time: 5 October 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
A large force of US Marines is underway to conduct a surprise amphibious landing near Narivk in northern Norway. If this operation succeeds it will be the first step to retake all of Norway, and NATO’s Atlantic lifeline to Europe will be secure. If it fails, NATO may well lose the war.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 8:
Landings
Date/Time: 7 October 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The US Marines have reached the holding area off the coast of Norway and are about to start landing operations near Narvik. The Soviets are expected to throw everything they can at the beachhead in an attempt to keep the Marines pinned down.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 9:
Battle for Narvik
Date/Time: 9 October 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
In a bold amphibious operation, US Marines successfully secured six beachheads in northern Norway. Assisted by carrier-based air power, the Marines will attempt to break out from the beachheads and take the strategic and heavily defended port of Narvik
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 10:
Logistical Chain
Date/Time: 11 October 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
After days of heavy fighting, and having suffered heinous casualties, the Marines finally took Narvik. Soviet forces unlucky enough to be caught south of the town were instantly isolated by the operation. NATO forces in central Norway are now pushing northward to link up with the Marine beachhead.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 11:
Visit to Finland
Date/Time: 15 October 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Red Army troops north of Narvik remain well supplied from forward supply bases in Finland and are putting up stiff resistance. NATO commanders have decided to stage a series of air strikes deep into Finnish territory in an attempt to cut the 500km logistical chain from the Soviet homeland.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 12:
Consolidation
Date/Time: 20 October 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
After days of intense combat Soviet resistance south of the beachhead collapsed. The NATO counter-offensive paused briefly to take on additional supplies at Narvik, and when the attack resumed it was more a foot race than an assault. Soviet troops reeled back into Finland with NATO forces in hot pursuit.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 13:
Enter the Lion’s Den
Date/Time: 24 October 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
With the hard fought campaign for Norway coming to an end, NATO commanders have decided to conduct the first series of carrier air strikes against the Kola Peninsula. The Strike Fleet’s two carrier battle groups will move north to the entrance of the Barents Sea using a variety of concealment and deception measures to avoid detection by Soviet reconnaissance assets.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 14:
Assault on the Kola Peninsula
Date/Time: 26 October 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The Strike Fleet’s two carrier battle groups have moved to within striking distance of the Soviet bases on the Kola Peninsula. For the first time, NATO air power will be used to prosecute an extended campaign against the Soviet Union itself. This high-risk venture will expose the Strike Fleet to enormous danger but if successful the military and industrial infrastructure in the region could be crippled for months.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
North Cape
Part 15:
Return to the Kola Peninsula
Date/Time: 2 November 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The first round of air strikes against Kola was a resounding success. Key bases have been damaged, storages and depots have been hit, and logistical links have been severed. The scale of the air strikes will be increased to also include B-52s flying over the north pole in order to decisively destroy the military, logistical and industrial infrastructure in the region.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
SIOP
Part 3:
Return to the Kola Peninsula
Date/Time: 2 November 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Nuclear! The first round of air strikes against Kola was a resounding success. Key bases have been damaged, storages and depots have been hit, and logistical links have been severed. The scale of the air strikes will be increased to also include B-52s flying over the north pole in order to decisively destroy the military, logistical and industrial infrastructure in the region
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
GIUK Gap
Part 15:
Negotiating Chips
Date/Time: 5 November 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Barents Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
For all intents and purposes, the battle for the North Atlantic is over. The Strike Fleet’s successful Kola offensive destroyed the Soviets’ ability to conduct offensive operations on the northern front. To convince the Soviets they have lost the war the United States has decided to put their newest and most sophisticated weapon system to use.
Ragnar Emsoy

 

1980′s Themed Individual Scenarios

[Harpoon3.6]
Another Day In The Med
Date/Time: 2 November 1985 Size/Duration:
Location: Mediterranean Playable sides: Italy, Soviet
Type: ASW
This is a small convoy scenario taking place in the Mediterranean during the early stages of World War Three. Playable from both the Soviet and Italian sides it is your job to send the convoy to the bottom or push it to port.
After-Action Reports [1]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Attacking the Fortress
Date/Time: 13 September 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: Norwegian Sea Playable sides: Soviet, NATO
Type: AAW, ASuW, ASW
The Red Fleet is approaching from the east towards Iceland. Massive bombing raids have weakened NATO defenses. The final shoot out is about to start…
After-Action Reports [1]
Ralf Koelbach
[Harpoon3.6]
Baltic Bottleneck
Date/Time: 9 January 1988 Size/Duration:
Location: Baltic Sea Playable sides: NATO, Warsaw Pact
Type: AAW, ASuW, ASW
Mayhem has broken out on the Central Front. Within the confinements of the Baltic, NATO forces drawn mostly from Denmark and West Germany stand in the way of considerable forces from Poland, East Germany and the Soviet Baltic Fleet.
Stephen Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Battle of the Philippines
Date/Time: 16 August 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: Philippines Playable sides: USA, Philippines, Rebels
Type: AAW, ASuW
The Marcos Regime did well in keeping the Communists Rebels under his foot. But after the death of Marcos in 1986 the rebels have started to make rumbles. The US President has ordered the forces in the region to assist the Filipino Military in the suppression of these rebels.
After-Action Reports [2]
Charles Berlemann
[Harpoon3.6]
Biting the Hand
Date/Time: 18 September 1988 Size/Duration:
Location: Indian Ocean Playable sides: India, Soviet Union
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
A coup in the Maldive Islands has resulted in the installation of a hard line Marxist-Leninist government. India has taken a very aggressive stance against the new regime and an armed invasion is anticipated at any time. The Soviet Union has commenced redeployment of naval forces to protect the new government in the capitol city of Male.
Christopher Comars
[Harpoon3.6]
Block
Date/Time: 10 August 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: US East Coast Playable sides: US Navy
Type: ASW
This scenario depicts a small FFG/MPA/SSN exercise off the US East Coast during the mid 80’s. This is a very simple scenario designed for 1-3 Players. If playing single player the Clark side is probably best. If playing H3MP use all.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Bloody Iceland
Date/Time: 1 January 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: Iceland Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW, ASuW
The War in the North Atlantic is about over. On Iceland Soviet air power has been destroyed but one task still remains… the liberation of Iceland.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
BOOM!
Date/Time: 12 February 1984 Size/Duration:
Location: Alaska / Siberia Playable sides: USAF
Type: AAW
DEFCON-1. You are to commence a limited nuclear strike on Soviet strategic assets in Siberia. Targets include air bases as well as mobile SS-24 launchers and SS-19 silos. After- Action Reports [3]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Coming Storm
Date/Time: 10 August 1984 Size/Duration:
Location: South Africa Playable sides: Soviets, NATO
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
It is 1984 and South Africa is on the verge of collapse. Soviet and NATO naval task forces have marshaled to the area to force their desired outcome. Can you swing the tide?
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Diesel Power
Date/Time: 10 August 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: Baltic Playable sides: German Navy
Type: ASW
War broke out on the Central Front and Germany is hard pressed. All Bundesmarine units were put to sea in great haste and units quickly made their way to their assigned patrol zones. Your group has been assigned anti-shipping duty along the Northern Baltic approaches.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Epervier
Date/Time: February 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: Libya/Chad Playable sides: France, Libya
Type: AAW
On the 10th of February 1986, Libyan forces initiated a three-brigade offensive into Southern Chad threatening the capitol of N’Djamena. The French were quick to act to contain this aggression and on the 13th and 14th French forces and arms began arriving in theater. They called this effort Operation Epervier.In support of their attack Libya had constructed a large airbase at Quadi Doum that had the capacity to accept large transport aircraft and field attack aircraft that could strike anywhere in Southern Chad. Seeing the value of this strategic asset this was the first target to be attacked by the French Airforce.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
In Harms Way
Date/Time: 8 June 1984 Size/Duration:
Location: Persian Gulf Playable sides: USA
Type: ASuW
Iran has proclaimed that US warships will not be allowed into the Persian Gulf and interfere with their war with Iraq. The battleship New Jersey and her escorts will make her rethink this policy.
After-Action Reports [3]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Operation
IRON FIST:
Day One
Date/Time: 15 July 1988 Size/Duration:
Location: Central Europe Playable sides: Soviet, NATO
Type: AAW
Elements of two Soviet air armies in East Germany (the 16th and the 4th) have been tasked with breaking through NATO’s air defenses. Surprise, however, has not been achieved. Can the Warsaw Pact establish air supremacy against an alerted NATO?
Tukey
[Harpoon3.6]
Midatlantic Blues
Date/Time: 1 June 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: Atlantic Ocean Playable sides: Soviet, NATO
Type: ASW
World War Three has been raging for two weeks and NATO is beginning to feel the pinch of low supplies. The US and UK coastlines have been cleared of most anti-shipping attacks but the Midatlantic still remains a happy hunting ground for Soviet submarines.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Northern Route
Date/Time: 1988 Size/Duration:
Location: Arctic Playable sides: NATO, USSR
Type: ASW
This is a small scenario set in a Cold War in 1988. The setting features the Northern Route coastal supply convoys that ultimately connect Kola to Kamchatka.
Stephen Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Outbreak
Date/Time: Size/Duration:
Location: Baltic Playable sides: FRG, GDR
Type: ASuW
Tensions have been mounting on all fronts with heavy reinforcements being moved especially on Central Front. All expect the Cold War could well turn hot at any moment. A small convoy carrying necessary supplies is being transported towards Kiel, all crews are on high alert knowing that at any time the first shots could be fired. The Kiel Canal being full with other military transfers the convoy has been forced to take a longer route and it is now late in the day.
Steve Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Operation Babylon
Date/Time: 7 June 1981 Size/Duration:
Location: Middle East Playable sides: Israel
Type: AAW
On 7 June, 1981 the Israeli Air Force undertook one of the most daring missions in the history of air power when it successfully attacked and destroyed the Osirak Nuclear Reactor in Iraq.
After-Action Reports [1]
Stephen M. LeBlanc
[Harpoon3.6]
Operation
El Dorado Canyon
Date/Time: 15 March 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: Mediterranean Playable sides: USA
Type: AAW
This scenario depicts the series of US military air strikes launched against ground targets inside Libya on 15 March 1986. The use of force was prompted by irrefutable proof that Libya had directed the terrorist bombing of a West Berlin disco nine days earlier which had killed one American and injured 200 others.
Ragnar Emsoy
[Harpoon3.6]
Race For Iceland
Date/Time: 15 June 1987 Size/Duration:
Location: Iceland / GIUK gap Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW, ASuW, ASW
This scenario takes place during the first week of World War III. Europe is being ravaged by a titanic struggle that will hinge on the events that are taking place in the North Atlantic. Both NATO and the Soviets are sending a large amphibious task force towards Iceland, and whoever can get there first may be one major step closer to winning the war.
After-Action Reports [2]
Quinton van Zyl
[Harpoon3.6]
Raid Commander
Date/Time: 1 August 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: Pacific Ocean Playable sides: Soviet
Type: AAW
This scenario depicts Backfire operations in the Pacific during World War Three. Playable only from the bomber side, the scenario has brought back the raid warfare from the original Harpoon Classic game
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Ring Of Fire
Date/Time: 15 March 1988 Size/Duration:
Location: Sea of Okhotsk Playable sides: USA
Type: ASW
A spy has released current USN fleet positions to the Soviets. Unfortunately, your SSN is well within Soviet territorial waters and the might of the Soviet Pacific Fleet is about to be brought down upon you. Can you escape?
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Soiree in the Med
Date/Time: 2 December 1989 Size/Duration:
Location: Malta, Mediterranean Playable sides: US Navy
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
On December second and third 1989 the fate of the Soviet Union was sealed when Mikhail Gorbachev presented the “roadmap” to the end of confrontation between East and West. As we know things worked out well as peace did come. Our scenario will explore a far different result of this meeting.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
The Big Squeeze
Date/Time: 1 January 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: Gulf of Aden Playable sides: USA
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The Soviets and their Arab allies have placed a blockade in the Gulf of Aden / Red Sea. The US is responding by sending a reinforced CVBG to break the blockade.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
>The Fighting 25th
Date/Time: 10 June 1988 Size/Duration:
Location: Indian Ocean Playable sides: Indian 25th MV Squadron
Type: ASuW
Pakistan and China have begun to gain a foothold in India’s smaller neighbors to the West in an attempt to contain their regional adversary. India cannot allow this and the 25th Squadron will deliver that message swiftly and decisively. This is a small single player scenario designed to highlight the Osa class of missile boats.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
To Kill a Mocking Blackbird
Date/Time: 1988 Size/Duration:
Location: Central Europe Playable sides: Warsaw Pact, NATO
Type: AAW
At insistent requests from the JCS and the agencies, the US President has authorized an overflight of Warsaw Pact airspace by an SR-71A Blackbird, an unprecedented act.What will this hastily-planned mission bring?
Tukey
[Harpoon3.6]
Viktorious
Date/Time: 11 August 1986 Size/Duration:
Location: British Isles Playable sides: Soviet
Type: ASW
War has started and Britain is putting her SSBN’s to sea. The Soviets have launched an operation to show the Queen’s navy the power of the Northern Fleet.
Bundy

 

1990′s Themed Individual Scenarios

[Harpoon3.6]
Adriatic Nights
Date/Time: 27 February 1994 Size/Duration:
Location: Adriatic Sea Playable sides: Yugoslavia
Type: ASuW
Winter 1994. War in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia has escalated and Bosnian Serb forces have isolated the Croatian town of Split. The fledgling Croat navy is tasked to supply the garrison until the overland supply routes can be reopened.
After-Action Reports [1]
Christopher Comars
[Harpoon3.6]
Battle for the Korean Straits
Date/Time: 24 November 1995 Size/Duration:
Location: Korean Peninsula Playable sides: US / ROK Navy
Type: ASW
The Second Korean War is a few hours old. Commando attacks have blocked most South Korean harbors. Japan has not responded other than to hold outgoing operations until a decision is made. Chinese intentions are unknown. It’s just the US and Korea against the coming wolf packs of North Korean submarines.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Battle of the Maldives
Date/Time: 15 September 1992 Size/Duration:
Location: Maldives, Indian Ocean Playable sides: India, USA
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The Indian prime minister has ordered air strikes on a new US base in the Maldives as well as a blockade to be initiated to prevent resupply.
After-Action Reports [2]
Quinton van Zyl
[Harpoon3.6]
Blind Man’s Bluff
Date/Time: 15 June 1990 Size/Duration:
Location: Labrador Sea, North America Playable sides: USSR, USA, Canada, Denmark
Type: ASW, ASuW
The Soviets placed two phone taps near the Canadian bases of St. John’s and Halifax, and in 1990 came to collect their data.
After-Action Reports [2]
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Conflict in the Comoros
Date/Time: 14 May 1998 Size/Duration:
Location: Indian Ocean, Madagascar Playable sides: France, India
Type: AAW, ASuW, ASW
Since 1974 the Comoros islands west of Madagascar have endured 19 coups or attempted coups. A set of suspicious circumstances has surrounded the most recent coup in that it was intensely monitored by the Indian government, and France has dispatched a large task force to protect her interests in the region.
After-Action Reports [2]
Quinton van Zyl
[Harpoon3.6]
Deliberate Action
Date/Time: 29 August 1995 Size/Duration:
Location: Bosnian Theater Playable sides: NATO
Type: AAW
In mid 1995, the whole of NATO conducted its first small successful air war over the Bosnian Theater. The success of the campaign was attributable to the combined strength of NATO nations and the technological edge of the United States. What would have happened if the US was not involved?
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Diamonds in the Sea
Date/Time: 5 April 1992 Size/Duration:
Location: Peru/Chile Playable sides: Peru, Chile
Type: AAW, ASuW, ASW
The world economy is in the grip of a recession. On the floor of the Pacific ocean just off the South American continent lie some extinct volcanoes whose kimberlite rock has been found to contain diamonds. The Chilean government has announced its desire to investigate this find. At the same time Peru claims the waters as her own territorial waters.
After-Action Reports [1]
Quinton van Zyl
[Harpoon3.6]
Gauntlet II
Date/Time: 4 October 1999 Size/Duration:
Location: Norway Playable sides: Russia, Norway
Type: ASW, ASuW
In an all-out war with NATO, Russia would attempt to gain access to the Atlantic by seizing Norwegian seaports. This is a rebuild of a Harpoon Classic scenario.
After-Action Reports [2]
Chris Elliot
[Harpoon3.6]
Go Tell the Spartans
Date/Time: 1992 Size/Duration:
Location: Eastern Med Playable sides: Greece, Turkey
Type: AAW
Relationships between Greece and Turkey have been historically unpredictable. This scenario assumes a flare up getting too big and out of the control of politicians.
Steve Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Libyan Scuds
Date/Time: 12 August 1997 Size/Duration:
Location: Mediterranean Playable sides: Italy
Type: AAW, ASuW
Libya has installed Scud missiles near the base of Marsa Brega. This can be very dangerous for southern Italy and it has been decided to destroy these facilities.
Gianni Bartoli
[Harpoon3.6]
On a Wing and a Prayer
Date/Time: 5 February 1991 Size/Duration:
Location: Timor Playable sides: Australia / New Zealand
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
With Desert Storm underway many nations are forced to realign their forces to cover the gaps left by forces that have been committed to the Gulf. Australia is one of these nations and with New Zealand’s assistance has been able to fulfill its regional security commitments. This assistance could not come at a better time as Indonesia has decided to press its agenda in Timor violently.
After-Action Reports [1]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Operation Destabilise
Date/Time: 19 September 1999 Size/Duration:
Location: Timor Playable sides: INTERFET, Militia
Type: ASuW
In 1999 the UN created the Intervention Force East Timor (INTERFET) under the leadership of Australia. INTERFET’s mandate was to restore order in East Timor.
After-Action Reports [1]
Daniel Hayes
[Harpoon3.6]
Shallow Waters
Date/Time: 2 May 1993 Size/Duration:
Location: English Channel Playable sides: Russia, NATO
Type: ASW
With the return to a hard-line regime in Russia, many felt now was the time to strike, especially with the apparent run down of NATO forces. While War is raging throughout the North Atlantic, the convoys that have struggled across have only a little way further to reach port.
Steve Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Suppression
Date/Time: 12 December 1999 Size/Duration:
Location: Mediterranean Playable sides: France
Type: AAW, ASW
An lent Charlie I SSGN from the former Soviet Black Sea Fleet is to join the Libyan Navy. The sub must be stopped!
Luigi Varriale
[Harpoon3.6]
The Essex Are Back
Date/Time: 1 September 1990 Size/Duration:
Location: Caribbean Playable sides: Soviet, USA
Type: ASW, ASuW
This scenario is a case study to see how well scaled-down US carriers would fare in the post-Cold War era
Saul H. Jacobs
[Harpoon3.6]
The Novaya Zemlya Installation
Date/Time: 20 September 1991 Size/Duration:
Location: Barents Sea Playable sides: Soviet, USA
Type: ASW
Back in the days of the Cold War the US managed to erect a monitoring station on the island of Novaya Zemlya. But with the Cold War coming to an end, it was decided to secretly send in a SEAL team by submarine to demolish the station.
After-Action Reports [1]
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Warthog Strike
Date/Time: 17 January 1991 Size/Duration:
Location: Middle East Playable sides: Iraq, USA
Type: AAW
This scenario is based on events from the opening hours of operation Desert Storm, when early warning radar sites along the frontier separating Saudi Arabia and Iraq were destroyed.
Stephen M. LeBlanc
[Harpoon3.6]
What, No Kilos?
Date/Time: 1 January 1999 Size/Duration:
Location: Atlantic Ocean Playable sides: Russia, NATO
Type: ASW
China is buying three new Kilos. When the Kilos reach China they will form up with others to patrol the waters around Taiwan. The US and UK have issued warnings that such exports can not be tolerated!
Mike Reed
[Harpoon3.6]
Wreckage
Date/Time: 24 November 1995 Size/Duration:
Location: Korean Peninsula Playable sides: ROK, DPRK
Type: ASuW
The Second Korean War started as abruptly as the first had ended. The order was given and over two thousand North Korean artillery pieces ignited the dawn. All available naval assets with help from special forces, SSMs, missile boats as well as coastal artillery fire will now attempt to close the South Korean port of Inchon.
Bundy

 

2000′s Themed Individual Scenarios

[Harpoon3.6]
Active Engagement
Date/Time: 8 February 2003 Size/Duration:
Location: Yellow Sea Playable sides: ROC, DPRK
Type: ASuW
North Korea and South Korea continue their campaign of sharp naval engagements in the waters off Inchon. Who will prevail tonight?
After-Action Reports [1]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Alpha Strike!
Date/Time: 2007 Size/Duration:
Location: Fictional Playable sides: USN
Type: ASuW
Lead a carrier air wing on a massed strike against the navy of a fictitious nation. Emphasis placed upon limiting losses and civilian deaths.
Apocal
[Harpoon3.6]
Basic Operational Sea Training
Date/Time: 30 September 2000 Size/Duration:
Location: British Isles Playable sides: Students
Type: ASW, ASuW
Imagine that you are the CIC of a given navy and that wake up one morning and decide one of your ships must become combat ready within a year. What do you do?
Luigi Varriale
[Harpoon3.6]
Battle Islands
Date/Time: 17 July 2004 Size/Duration:
Location: Persian Gulf Playable sides: Bahrain, Qatar
Type: AAW, ASuW
The Hawar Islands were given to Bahrain by the International Court after a long dispute with Qatar. However, after cash-stricken Bahrain awarded oil and gas concessions to Malaysia and Iran near the Hawar Islands, Qatar decided to recapture the islands and teach Bahrain a lesson.
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Battle Royal
Date/Time: 4 October 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: South China Sea Playable sides: Vietnam, China, Japan/ROC, Coalition
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
In 2005 it became clear that the world was changing. The Cold War was long over and Globalization was tranforming alliance systems world wide. This was never more clear than than what occured over the Spratly Islands that year.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Blue and Gold
Date/Time: 1 January 2001 Size/Duration:
Location: Zulu Sea, Pacific Ocean Playable sides: Team Blue
Type: ASW
This scenario models a US SSN exercise in the Pacific. The objective is simple; sink an enemy sub tender and an Ohio SSBN conducting replenishment operations in the Zulu Sea.
After-Action Reports [3]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Buckshot
Date/Time: 2 December 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Taiwan Strait Playable sides: US Navy
Type: ASW, ASuW
It’s early 2004 and China has launched a surprise attack on Taiwan. China is about to gain its finest victory but for one thing… two American submarines.
After-Action Reports [1]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Canary’s Cage
Date/Time: 12 October 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Canary Islands Playable sides: Spain
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The North-African countries have fallen under the rule of Islamic extremist parties. The rapidly deteriorating relations between Spain and Morocco resulted in a joint Arab amphibious force capturing the Canary Islands. And while politicians are discussing the invasion in the U.N., Spain mobilizes to retake the islands.
After-Action Reports [1]
[Harpoon3.6]
Caspian Monster
Date/Time: 12 April 2004 Size/Duration:
Location: Caspian Sea Playable sides: Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, Turkmenistan
Type: ASuW
The Caspian Sea is not as peaceful as it looks. Several treaties have been signed between the surrounding nations but the principal problem remains how to divide up the waters, and perhaps more importantly the oil reserves beneath.
Steve Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Checkmate
Date/Time: 8 November 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Southern Japan Playable sides: People’s Liberation Army Navy
Type: ASW
The Chinese War of Reunification has begun. American forces are surging as Chinese forces pummel Taiwan. The Kitty Hawk strike group is set to sail at any moment but the PLAN has plans to end American involvement before it ever begins.
After-Action Reports [1]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Cousins
Date/Time: 12 September 2002/2008 Size/Duration:
Location: Mediterranean Playable sides: Italy, France
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
France has decided to help Libya develop its medium range missile system. This could be very dangerous for all South European countries, especially Italy. There are two versions of this scenario, one for the year 2002 and the other for the year 2008.
After-Action Reports [1]
Gianni Bartoli
[Harpoon3.6]
Crossing Sabers
Date/Time: 10 June 2004 Size/Duration:
Location: South China Sea Playable sides: Indonesia, Malaysia
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
What can come between two regional partners? A couple hundred million dollars of natural gas reserves of course. Malaysia and Indonesia square off in the busiest waterways in the world.
After-Action Reports [1]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Darkest Peru
Date/Time: 6 April 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Cenepa Valley Playable sides: Ecuador, Peru
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The 1995 conflict in the Cenepa Valley while a victory for Ecuador did not resolve the border dispute. By 2005 incursions by either side across the disputed border looked set to finally resolve things once and for all.
Steve Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
DeGaulle
Date/Time: 10 April 2004 Size/Duration:
Location: Mediterranean Playable sides: France
Type: AAW, ASuW
This scenario is just a quick exploration of French Naval and Air Forces. It pits the French versus a fictional Opfor, which happens to be modeled after Algerian and Libyan Forces.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Desservir
Date/Time: 10 September 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Sudan Playable sides: Coalition
Type: AAW
By 2004 the world media had finally drawn attention to the Darfur conflict in Sudan. At the peace table promises were made but on the desert flats thousands more ethnic Africans were killed or displaced. In mid 2005 the world decided it has had enough.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Eye of the Storm
Date/Time: 1 July 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Pacific Ocean Playable sides: Russia, Japan
Type: AAW, ASW
The dispute between Japan and Russia over the Kurils islands turned into an armed conflict in the summer of 2005. A large Japanese convoy is headed for the port of Kobe and the Russians will do whatever is necessary to stop it.
Steve Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Embassy Under Siege
Date/Time: 12 April 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Nigeria, West Africa Playable sides: USA
Type: AAW, ASuW
After a bloody coup in Nigeria, American missionaries and Peace Corps workers were killed by government troops in the streets of Lagos. An US amphibious group is moving in to evacuate the US embassy.
After-Action Reports [1]
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Envelope Tango
Date/Time: 12 June 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Pacific Ocean Playable sides: Russia, Japan
Type: ASW, Convoy
The dispute between Japan and Russia over the Kurils islands turned into an armed conflict in the summer of 2005. Japan issued recall letters to Japanese flagged merchants and commenced convoy operations to secure the flow of oil and stores to and from the country.
Steve Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Escape from the Barents Sea
Date/Time: 12 August 2000 Size/Duration:
Location: Barents Sea Playable sides: NATO
Type: ASW
A lot of competent (and less competent) sources have tried to figure out what happened in the Barents Sea on the 12th of August 2000. Here is Luigi’s personal version of the story.
Luigi Varriale
[Harpoon3.6]
Fight or Flight
Date/Time: 5 January 2000 Size/Duration:
Location: Skagerak Playable sides: NATO, Russia
Type: ASW, ASuW
These two scenarios are ripped straight from one of our favorite fiction novels, Cauldron. You must lead a small but powerful US or Russian escort group into the safety of the North Sea
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Hanish Feud
Date/Time: 12 November 2004 Size/Duration:
Location: Red Sea Playable sides: Eritrea, Yemen
Type: ASW, ASuW
The Hanish Archipelago has been a source of tension between Eritrea and Yemen, and in 1995, the International Court of Justice gave the Great Hanish Island to Yemen. Following a recent coup by Hanish freedom fighters, both Yemen and Eritrea rush to reclaim the islands.
After-Action Reports [1]
Francois Guerin
[Harpoon3.6]
Hormuz Strait
Date/Time: 22 December 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Persian Gulf Playable sides: United States
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Due to reemerging threats to close the Strait of Hormuz, the US Navy is ordered to secure the area and destroy all Iranian military facilities in the theater of operations.
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction
Date/Time: 21 June 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Persian Gulf Playable sides: United States
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Having put the election behind them, and with a reshuffled cabinet the US President authorized strikes to remove the nuclear proliferation in Iran. Two US Navy carrier battle groups, until then on routine patrols and exercises in the area, will make up the bulk of the attack force.
Steve Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Joint Exercise ‘02
Date/Time: 15 December 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Solomon / Bismark Sea Playable sides: Australia
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
This scenario was built by the HarpoonHQ crew on request from Rob Carpenter, Australian Defence Simulation Office, for use in an unclassified exercise in late November 2002. The exercise involves an Australian force transiting from Townsville to the Madang area of Papua New Guinea against a fictional Kamarian force.
Rob Carpenter and the HHQ
[Harpoon3.6]
Kerguelen Station
Date/Time: 24 November 2006 Size/Duration:
Location: Kerguelen Island Playable sides: China
Type: ASW
Taiwan has created a secret base in the Kerguelen Islands to manufacture nuclear weapons. A Chinese Kilo submarine will attempt to locate and neutralize the Taiwanese facility using combat swimmers.
Scott MacKenzie
[Harpoon3.6]
Kuril Salient
Date/Time: 10 June 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Kuril Islands Playable sides: Russia
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Significant Japanese forces have landed on Russia’s Kuril Islands unopposed. Russian forces are in poor condition but as throughout its rich history there is no shortage of fighting spirit and leadership.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Leviathan
Date/Time: 5 June 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Mediterranean Playable sides: Israel, Italy
Type: ASW
Israel has put nuclear weapons to sea threatening to touch off a nuclear confrontation in the Eastern Mediterranean. Europe will not allow this to happen.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Los Bandidos Rojos
Date/Time: Size/Duration:
Location: Cuba/Miami Playable sides: Cuba, US
Type: AAW
In a bold move, Castro orders the Cuban Airforce to strike Miami. Can they pull this daring raid off, or will formidable American air defenses rule the day?
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Makaze
Date/Time: 10 August 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: East China Sea Playable sides: China, Japan
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
In response to a Chinese incursion the Japanese took formal possession of the Senkaku/Diaoyu island chain in early 2005 and began claiming the waters around the region. After months of failed negotiations China is ready to challenge Japan’s claim.
After-Action Reports [1]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
ODAX 2004
Date/Time: 24 June 2004 Size/Duration:
Location: France Playable sides: French Air Force, French Navy, French Opfor
Type: AAW
The French l’Armee de l’Air is squaring off in its annual ODAX exercise, Opérations et Défense Aérienne eXercice. Who will prevail?
Francois Guerin
[Harpoon3.6]
Run from Damascus
Date/Time: 15 April 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Mediterranean Playable sides: USA
Type: AAW, ASuW
A defector with secret information about Syria’s biological and chemical warfare capabilities has to be exfiltrated from Damascus by US forces within 24 hours.
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Rybachiy Raiders
Date/Time: 6 August 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Pacific Ocean Playable sides: Japan
Type: ASW
The dispute between Japan and Russia over the Kurils islands turned into an armed conflict in the summer of 2005. The Delta III’s of the Pacific Fleet have until now lain alongside their berths at the Rybachiy submarine base. Recent increased activity at the base suggests these are to put to sea in the near future.
Steve Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
SIMEX
Date/Time: 1 January 2003 Size/Duration:
Location: Australia Playable sides: Australia
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
This is a simulated Australian exercise. Fictional Southland has invaded Flinders Island and you must drive them out using naval, air and brain power.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Southern Watch
Date/Time: 10 February 2001 Size/Duration:
Location: Iraq Playable sides: Allies, Iraq
Type: AAW
Chinese workers are about to complete the installation of a fiber-optic network integrating Iraqi air defenses. The Allies are now planning a raid to prevent completion of the system.
Claudius Nissl
[Harpoon3.6]
Survivors of Son Tay
Date/Time: 12 September 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Vietnam Playable sides: USA
Type: AAW
After the Vietnam War, most US POWs were released but some were still unaccounted for. A former Pathet Lao general has now briefed the CIA that there are still twelve survivors in a prison camp in Laos.
Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Syrian Weapons of Mass Destruction
Date/Time: 8 January 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Mediterranean Playable sides: USA
Type: AAW, ASuW, ASW
Syria has embarked on a serious escalation in WMD production, and in early 2005 the US President authorized strikes to remove the WMD proliferation in the country. Two US Navy carrier battle groups on station in the Mediterranean will make up the bulk of the attack force.
Scott MacKenzie
[Harpoon3.6]
The Humbler
Date/Time: 2 August 2005 Size/Duration:
Location: Pacific Ocean Playable sides: USA
Type: AAW, ASuW
This is a quick force-on-force CVBG scenario. A small test to see how good you are at meeting your match instead of the usual Kirov, Kuznetsov match.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Weekend Warriors
Date/Time: 8 November 2004 Size/Duration:
Location: Northern Iran / Iraq Playable sides: US Air National Guard
Type: AAW
Iran has taken bold action by materially supporting and taking part in a Shiite rebellion against the Kurd government in northern Iraq. The US will not tolerate interference in a free Iraq. A message will be sent and the US Air National Guard will deliver it.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
The Indonesian Crisis
Date/Time: 15 April 2002 Size/Duration:
Location: Southeast Asia Playable sides: Australia
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
The Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) was ousted by the military in a bloody coup d’etat. Australia opts to restore democracy in Indonesia and is moving an amphibious task force towards Java for a landing near Tanjong Priok.
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
The Kra Isthmus
Date/Time: Size/Duration:
Location: Southeast Asia Playable sides: Malaysia, Thailand
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
China has finally put into effect its “string of pearls” strategy of forward bases and energy security. To that end they have underwritten the cost of the $20 billion canal across the Kra Isthmus with initial work having already started. Malaysia found it had to act and threatened economic ruin on the project. What started initially as sabre-rattling rapidly bloomed out of all control.
Steve Mills
[Harpoon3.6]
Tigers
Date/Time: 10 January 2005 Size/Duration: >
Location: Indian Ocean Playable sides: India
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Pakistan has launched a surprise attack on Indian Forces. India was caught unprepared and must now deploy its Western Naval Forces to meet the threat and destroy its perennial enemies naval power.
After-Action Reports [1]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Tiran Transit
Date/Time: 14 August 2003 Size/Duration:
Location: Red Sea Playable sides: Israel
Type: ASW, ASuW
Israel has decided to port a Dolphin class SSK in Eilat giving it unfettered access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Egypt and Saudi Arabia mark this as a clear provocation threatening the holiest Muslim cities and move to block any operations from this port. Who will prevail?
After-Action Reports [1]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Tormenta Del Sur
Date/Time: 10 June 2004 Size/Duration:
Location: South America Playable sides: Argentina, Brazil, Chile
Type: AAW, ASW, ASuW
Maintaining a troubled but rich tradition, Chile decided to unilaterally withdraw from all South American trade agreements. Shortly afterwards, Brazil and Argentina announced that if Santiago was not willing to restore free trade they would use their forces to blockade the Straits of Megellan and Punta Arenas.
After-Action Reports [1]
Bundy
[Harpoon3.6]
Waking the Bear
Date/Time: 11 April 2001 Size/Duration:
Location: Pacific Ocean Playable sides: Japan, Soviet
Type: ASW
After years of failed negotiations and injured pride Japan has seized the Kuril Islands under the presumption of Russian weakness. Japan is about to be proven deathly wrong…
Bundy

 

Individual Monster (Oversized) Scenarios

DISCLAIMER: These scenarios are extremely large and may run slowly on most computers.
[Harpoon3.6]
Armageddon is a Tidal Wave
This is a massive sub-hunt scenario inspired by Patrick Robinson’s book SCIMITAR SL-2. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Formosa
Due to internal unrest, Mainland China decided it could not wait any longer tore-claim the rebellious province of Taiwan. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Red Flag 2004
A US CVBG/ARG has to attack two well equipped and technically sophisticated neighboring enemies. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Return of the Air Force
The Iranian government will release more than 200 aircraft which escaped during the Gulf War – back to Iraq. Forces in the region scramble to stop the delivery. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
The Hunt For The Nevada
Tensions between China and Taiwan are on the rise again. Washington moves the available submarine forces into the theater, including the SSBN 733 Nevada. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
The India-Pakistan Conflict
The crisis over Kashmir escalated. The new Indian and Pakistani leaders vowed two days ago to destroy the nuclear capabilities of the other. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
The Might of the House of Saud
Things were changing fast in the Middle East after the Coalition left Iraq in January 2005. The House of Saud was forced to cut a deal with the opposition, and western military forces would no longer be allowed to interfere with Arabian politics and economics… Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
The Saudi Revolution
Saudi fundamentalists, supported by Iranian subversives, has forced the Saudi King into exile. It became clear that these nations intend to pursue joint plans to eradicate the Israeli nation from the map. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
The Typhoon Defection
The deal between China and Russia to purchase two Typhoon class SSBN together with nuclear warheads did not materialize – mainly because Beijing found a cheaper alternative: a Russian submarine captain is willing to defect with his boat. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Wolf and Rabbit
Since end of the 1990s, the USN is using their SSBNs more conventionally. Part of a Fleet Examination Exercise very often is one SSBN against another in a so-called Wolf and Rabbit role. Klaus Behrmann

 

Monster (Oversized) Scenarios: China Series

DISCLAIMER: These scenarios are extremely large and may run slowly on most computers.
[Harpoon3.6]
Blue Water Expedition
China has formed a military alliance with Myanmar. This move is being opposed by most members of ASEAN. India declared that any positioning of Chinese military units on Burmese soil or in Burmese waters would be considered an unfriendly act, risking a surgical response. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Kilos from Komsomolsk
Russia sold six brand new Kilo class submarines to the perceived 21st decade enemy of the USA, and has promised to ensure safe delivery into Chinese waters. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Tensions in the South China Sea
It has been a well kept secret among the Chinese and Vietnamese forces that they have been contesting the Parcels Islands for more than a decade, with the Vietnamese leading the fray, as, apparently, they are more fierce than their opponents. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Spratly Conflict
It is by now believed that the shooting war over the Paracels Islands was a deviation from the real Chinese target: the Spratlys. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Ingress
China is attempting to move equipment into Myanmar by clandestine measures, both by air and ocean freight. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
The Akula Trap
China, threatening to invade Taiwan, lures the U.S. 7th Fleet into a devastating trap. Three years ago the Chinese Navy secretly purchased four Akula II submarines from Russia, and now the crews are fully trained to assault an American carrier battle group. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Armada
China invades Taiwan in a moment when the USA have no carrier force in the region. The Taiwanese Navy, Army and Air Force are on red alert, and both America and Japan have pledged to bring in any immediate support that they can administer. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Operation Seawolf
The island of Taiwan was invaded a year ago, and both the USA and Japan were unable to bring in sufficient forces in time to drive the invading Chinese Army back into the sea. Now the USA is marshaling forces and trying to convince the UN to launch a counter-invasion. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Coup de Grace
In secret negotiations which started already three years ago, the USA and Vietnam agreed that Vietnam would provide base facilities for strikes against China and the liberation of Taiwan. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
The Liberation of China
After months of political discussions and an expired ultimatum, the United Nations agreed to attack the Chinese invaders on Taiwan and launch at the same time a full scale attack against any military installation on mainland China. Klaus Behrmann

 

Monster (Oversized) Scenarios: Liberation of Russia

DISCLAIMER: These scenarios are extremely large and may run slowly on most computers.
 
The Russian military overthrew the elected government in a bloody coup d’etat. After an uprising of the Russian population and horrendous bloodshed in the streets of all major Russian cities, the UN decided to put an end to the might of the Russian military and to install democratic forces once again.
[Harpoon3.6]
Baltic
Move your light carrier task force/amphibious group to the Latvian coast south of the ice field and disembark your troops for an overland assault on St. Petersburg. The Baltic states have granted the UN rights of passage. Engage all Russian military bases with preemptive strikes. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Kola
Conduct an amphibious landing at the Kola Peninsula. Preliminary strikes against a number of bomber bases have been successful. The Russian military now needs to be defeated once and for all in order to secure a lasting peace and a democratic evolution in this country. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Black Sea
Part 3 deals with the assault on Rostov and Krasnodar and the attack on Moscow. Most Russian air assets have been moved to the Kola theater. However, it is estimated that both Krasnodar and Moscow will be heavily defended. Klaus Behrmann
[Harpoon3.6]
Pacific Theater
Our success in Europe forced the Russian military leadership to focus their main attention on the Far East. Both Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk must be considered as the last Russian bastions of major resistance. Destroy Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk. Klaus Behrmann

 

Monster (Oversized) Scenarios: Indonesian Crisis

DISCLAIMER: These scenarios are extremely large and may run slowly on most computers.
 
The Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) was ousted by the military in a bloody coup d’etat. ASEAN has launched an operation to restore democracy in the country.
[Harpoon3.6]
Part 1
ASEAN is moving an amphibious task force towards Java for a landing in Tanjong Priok. The landing will be supported by paratroops. For ASEAN it is a difficult task, as Malaysia and Singapore have gained a bit of experience in conducting joint operations. Klaus Behrmann
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Part 2
This part of the series deals with the approach of the supporting Thai SAG and the first military intervention of the Royal Thai Navy in modern times. Klaus Behrmann
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Part 3
Part three of the mini-series deals with the main assault by the Singaporean and Malaysian PHIBRONs and the attempt to land paratroopers in Jakarta and Tanjong Priok. Klaus Behrmann

 

Monster (Oversized) Scenarios: New East Asian Prosperity Sphere

DISCLAIMER: These scenarios are extremely large and may run slowly on most computers.
 
After the landslide victory of the Democrats in the USA in 2008, the nation immediately went into a stage of international isolation. Military spending was cut drastically. Mothballed military equipment such as two FORRESTAL class carriers were sold to Japan, warships and submarines were sold to South Korea, and so on. All this stopped all of a sudden when a militaristic government took over in Japan in the middle of 2009 and managed the unification of the Korean peninsula, again without bloodshed. In 2010 China joined the pack, and in 2011 a coalition with the name New East Asian Prosperity Sphere was born. By the end of 2011, most Southeast Asian nations were threatened to become a member of the pact or face economic isolation or war. Many of them succumbed and were relatively peacefully annexed, only Vietnam and Indonesia offered stiff resistance and came up with a real fight. The Singapore Navy and Air Force escaped to Vietnam, while Malaysia sent her navies and air forces to Java or India respectively.
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A cry for help
Chinese troops are 30 km north of Hanoi, but cannot advance any longer due a tremendous partisan effort of the Vietnamese population. NEAPS troops, however, have successfully occupied the oil- and gas-rich installations in Sarawak, Brunei, Kalimantan, Irian Jaya and Sumatra. Australia, scared that NEAPS is closing up to her northern shores, intends to establish base in East Timor. Klaus Behrmann
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Defeat in the Java Sea
The Joint New East Asian Prosperity Sphere HQ for Southeast Asia has requested substantial reinforcements to ensure a successful amphibious landing near Jakarta to gain control over all of the Indonesian archipelago, but the remaining loyal Indonesian forces, together with their ANZAC and British allies, promised to offer tough resistance. Klaus Behrmann
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Siberian Resources
The New East Asian Prosperity Sphere, having gained complete control of all of Southeast Asia, is consolidated. An ultimatum has been sent to Moscow: surrender Siberia or face war. Russia decides within one hour on the appropriate answer: war. With her military still in bad shape, the world holds its breath: will the regional conflict turn into a nuclear escalation? Klaus Behrmann

 

DB2000-Rebuilt Scenarios from the Harpoon 3 CD-ROM

The scenarios on this page are original Harpoon 3 scenarios from the CD-ROM rebuilt with the DB2000 database. Improvements include a corrected Order of Battle (OoB), greatly improved Artificial Intelligence (AI) behavior plus a number of other fixes that boost realism and overall gameplay. We have AGSI’s permission to rebuild these scenarios. They are still (c) Advanced Gaming Systems Inc. (AGSI), and anyone who wants to play them must agree that there is no warranty expressed or implied to the fitness of the scenarios.

Global Conflicts 1

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A Naval Border War

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Ecuador and Peru had fought a series of small wars over the exact demarcation of their mutual border. At stake was a seemingly unimportant strip of worthless land, that is, until a huge oil bearing rock formation was discovered directly beneath the border. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Assault On Zion
Although the Israeli government and the PLO had signed a Peace Accord in 1993, by late 1994 it was obvious that little had changed. PLO hard-liners continued to launch attacks from Lebanon and Southern Syria in an attempt to force Israel to compromise by giving up more land. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Break the Blockade

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With the collapse of the major world powers’ economies in late 1994, the EEC immediately voted to force the British into the union, by force if necessary. After a series of heated debates and several at-sea incidents, the French and German governments decided on a blockade. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Dawn Patrol

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Norwegian and Russian missile boats encounter each other in a fast-paced engagement off the rocky Norwegian coastline. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Inchon Again
The war has begun. The North Korean Army, almost a million strong, has swarmed over the DMZ and is rapidly pushing south. Now the US Marine Corps has arrived to relieve Seoul… But can they get through in time? Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Okinava
As the Western economies continued towards collapse, Japan moved forward in its desire to reassert dominance in the Far East. A naval and air blockade was placed around Okinava Island. The US government decided to respond with a show of military force. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Operation Ratcatcher
The Swedish military has decided that an aggressive defense of Swedish territorial waters is the best way to deter future intruders. Orders were issued to all fleet units that the Swedish bases of Karlskrona and Solvesborg were to be protected with a maximum use of force. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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White Death
With the industrialized nations of the world struggling to put their economies back on track after the crash of 1994, most South American countries were on their own economically. The Chilean government formed several expeditions to explore the Antarctic region in search of new oil reserves. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.

Global Conflicts 2

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Those futile fjords

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The 2nd week of the war finds the Soviets in control of most of the major population centers in Norway. The Norwegian Navy was also forced to abandon their bases and are now hiding up and down the coast using the many fjords to mask their positions. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.

Global Conflicts 3

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Nordic Revenge
Swedish naval commanders has noted the Soviets regular supply convoy from St. Petersburg to Kiel and determined that this group of ships would pay the butcher’s bill. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.

Cold War

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Car carrier convoy
Predictably, when the opening shots of the Pacific Rim War were fired, merchants of all the involved countries began to scream for protection. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Midway Revisited
At least one PACRIM SAG is loose in the Pacific. Centered on the Kirov-class cruiser Frunze, this powerful group must be eliminated quickly. CINCPAC has ordered the Kitty Hawk battle group to locate and engage the Frunze SAG as soon as possible. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Tremors
The sudden outbreak of war has left many cargo vessels at sea without protection. Soviet attack submarines deployed just before the commencement of hostilities and have positioned themselves perfectly. Lightly armed trawlers are also creating havoc. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Watch That First Step
With the first war shots, DEFCON ONE status was automatic. Every submarine in the inventory that was capable of getting underway left port for the greater safety of the open sea. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.

Westpac

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Block the Oil

After-Action Reports [1]
As economic pressures increase in the countries of the old Soviet Union, the wealth and prosperity of other countries aggravate existing tensions. Russia and Japan have been disputing the ownership of the islands north of Japan since WW2. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Infiltration
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. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Operation Big Bash
As the most radical proponents of Russian military 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. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Phone Tap
Eavesdropping on another country’s communications has been a standard method of spying in this century. This scenario postulates a tap on a Russian fiber optic cable running along the sea floor of the Sea of Okhotsk. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Piracy at sea
With limited resources, at least when compared to the possible combined forces that could be brought to bear by a multinational force, militant faction leaders have decided to wage a slower, more terroristic war in the Strait of Malacca. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.

Harpoon 3 Tutorial

The tutorial text can be viewed in the simulator by selecting “Tutorial” from the PC pull-down menu while running a tutorial lesson scenario.
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Lesson 1
Orientation of the Harpoon 3 interface. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Lesson 2
Plotting courses and set speed, altitude, and depth. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Lesson 3
Use of passive and active sensors. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Lesson 4
Ship-based weapons. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Lesson 5
Submarine operations. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Lesson 6
Air operations. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Lesson 7
Mission Editor. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.
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Lesson 8
Formation Editor. Rebuilt by Ragnar Emsoy.