New Command scenario: Randolph’s Racket

March 12, 2014 · Posted in Command 

Database – CWDB
Author – Mark Gellis

This scenario assumes tensions between Israel and Egypt reached explosive levels in 1954, two years before the Suez Crisis.


ATTN: Commanding Officer, Randolph

You are instructed to initiate OPERATION COLORADO PASSAGE.


Egypt is attempting to pressure Israel and has threatend to fire on merchants attempting to enter Israeli waters.  We have reliable intelligence indicating that Egypt is planning to act on these threats.  Several American merchant vessels are en route to Israel.  Attacks against these vessels will not be tolerated.


Egypt has limited naval power but a moderately capable air force consisting primarily of British aircraft such as Vampires and Meteors.  Do not underestimate them.


Your task force consists of CV 15 Randolph, CL 145 Roanoke, DD 821 Johnston, DD 859 Norris, and SS 365 Hardhead.

A squadron of F-7 Cutlasses has been moved to Israel and is chopped to your command.  At your discretion, these aircraft may refuel and/or rearm on the Randolph.


Protect American merchant vessels en route to Israel.


Observe the situation but do not initiate attacks against Egyptian foces.  If the Egyptians attack any of the merchant vessels, you should assume that all such vessels are now in jeopardy, and you may intercept and destroy any Egyptian aircraft or warships that appear to threaten them.

If your forces are attacked, you may return fire and you may intercept and destroy any warships or aircraft that appear to threaten your forces.

Attacks against Egyptian territory and/or military installations are NOT authorized.


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

Good luck.


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