New Command scenario: Indian Ocean Brawl (The War that Never Was)

March 11, 2014 · Posted in Command 

Date of inclusion – 10/3/2014
Database – DB3000
Author – Tom Yochum, ‘Yokes’


The India Ocean would have been a difficult theater for Soviet forces during WWIII.

Their lone outpost, the Yemeni island of Socotra, was far from Soviet bases and its supply lines were vulnerable. These forces were not expected to survive the war. Their job was to occupy NATO forces for as long as possible, and to wear down their enemy before their demise.

Cutting off the flow of oil from the Persia Gulf was another objective, but this too was problematic. Sinking neutral tankers would only draw additional nations into the conflict on the side of NATO.


This scenario, based upon the book The War That Never Was by Michael A. Palmer, chronicles the death of Soviet forces in the Indian Ocean. How many NATO units can they take with them?


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