New Command scenario: Splendid Rambler

March 12, 2014 · Posted in Command 

Database – CWDB
Author – Mark Gellis

This scenario assumes that tensions between Australia and Indonesia increased in the late 1960s.  By 1968, the situation had become even more serious, with Indonesian naval vessels harassing Australian fishing boats and merchant vessels for supposedly violating their territorial waters.  In late February of 1968, Indonesia fired “warning shots” at an Australian fishing boat, damaging it and injuring two Australian fishermen.


ATTN: Commanding Officer, Brisbane

The recent barbaric actions of the Indonesian government demand a clear and firm response.  You are instructed to initiate OPERATION SPLENDID RAMBLER.


Indonesia has recently restored Aru Airport and established a SIGINT station on Enu Island.


Unknown.  At least one Indonesian warship is believed to be in your area.  In addition, Indonesian MiG-17s have been observed conducting training missions near Aru Airport.


Your task force consists of DLG 41 Brisbane and D 08 Vendetta.
Aircraft at Darwin are chopped to your command.


1. Destroy the SIGINT Station on Enu Island with naval gunfire.
2. Move your warships to the rendevous area marked on your tactical map.


This is a show of force.  Our primary objective is to show Indonesia that they cannot harass or attack our citizens with impunity, that our response to such behavior will be immediate and harsh.  For obvious reasons, serious losses to your forces are unacceptable.

Aircraft at Darwin should conduct patrol operations and provide air cover for RAN vessels.

If you are approached by Indonesian forces, you are free to take whatever actions appear necessary to complete your mission.


Command: Brisbane
Signal: EMCON State C (Unrestricted Emissions)

 Good luck.


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