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Postby Herman Hum » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:40 pm

The 19th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

Scimitar

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In the first and second scenarios of this multi part campaign, we saw what happened when the Israelis carried out a preemptive air strike against a Syrian nuclear research facility, and the ferocity of the combined Syrian-Iranian response.

In this third instalment in the series, the crisis has deepened and expanded into a regional war in which old superpowers threaten to become involved.

1.0. SITREP:

First the good news. The clash with the Syrian air force has resolved largely in our favor, and the surprise raid on the Iranian nuclear facilities near Esfahan have been deemed a success. We also believe, but cannot confirm, that the Syrians and Iranians have exhausted their ballistic missile inventory for the time being. Our effort, however, has spent much of our air force's immediately available capability and we are attempting to reconstitute the force.

Now the bad news. Despite heavy losses, Syrian ground forces have crossed into the Golan Heights once again. An enemy armored group has seized the Israeli settlement at Neve Ativ and appears to be digging in nearby. Much of our army is preoccupied in Gaza and in providing disaster relief in the wake of missile attacks on civilian centers, and we have been slow to respond in the Golan.

Moreover, it appears that the Russians are moving to support the Syrian offensive. So called Russian peacekeepers are arriving in force aboard Il-76 airlifters at Latakia and Damascus, and there are reports of Russian air force squadrons also arriving in concert with them. There are also rumours of similar movements in Iran, but these are as yet unconfirmed.

Also, the Russian navy battlecruiser Petr Velikiy has rounded Cyprus and appears to be returning to eastern Mediterranean waters. Her specific intentions are unknown at this time.

The Americans have advised, via back channels, that they are turning around a carrier group near Yemen and sending it back up the Red Sea. They have not, as yet, promised direct support but it appears likely they will offer same.

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Postby Herman Hum » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:10 pm

The 21st NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

Hammerfall

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Thus far, this multi part campaign has witnessed Israel carry out a preemptive strike in defense of the nation, only to ignite a wider regional conflict which resulted in the destruction of both Nevatim and Damascus by nuclear fire. Russia has condemned the action and come to the aid of Syria and Iran, moving troops into both countries to help defend against them against what they have called Israel's bald faced nuclear aggression. Though continuing to put up a vigorous defense, Israel is clearly out muscled by the combined power of its enemies. Though late arriving on the scene, an American carrier strike force is now pushing north through the Red Sea.

1.0. SITREP:

In response to the terror bombing of the Knesset and the nuclear attack against Nevatim, we have responded with strategic weapons against both Damascus and Tehran. Though the strike on Damascus was a success, the Jericho III ICBM launched against Tehran failed for some reason that remains unknown.

Russia has stepped up its attacks on our airfields and has moved substantial forces into Lebanon and the Golan Heights. Steady streams of Russian transport aircraft are flying into Latakia (ZZa) and Hama (ZUa), and more resupply is believed to be arriving from the Black Sea. The situation on the northern frontier is desperate. Fortunately Washington is finally responding, and the Truman carrier strike group is now heading to the region.

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Postby Herman Hum » Mon May 10, 2010 7:43 am

The 25th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

Korea '51

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Situated on and around the Korean Penninsular dating early 1950s this is loosley based on the Korean War. As in that conflict there isn't a lot of naval action, mostly (in this scenario) air to air and air to ground action. While ground to ground action isn't an intended feature of Harpoon, it is also available if you wish to pursue it.

Your primary mission is to protect your bases on the Korean Peninsula. You must destroy or severely damage land units that are expected to advance towards your positions and to reduce enemy fighter numbers. At least one enemy base should be targeted to either reduce sea transport links vital to the enemy or to reduce their ability to launch air attacks.

USSR and Chinese aircraft are known to be operating in the region and are suspected to be assisting the North Korean forces. However, they should only be engaged if they show definite signs of intended aggression. Aircraft operating out of Japenese bases are considered highly valued and should return to home base between sorties.

Additional limited support is available from two carrier groups. For purposes of self defence their aircraft resources should return directly from each mainland mission. Although the enemy equipment is dated they have significant resources, don't expect to be home for Christmas.

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Postby Herman Hum » Sat May 15, 2010 6:30 pm

The 26th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

F-94 Korea

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This was in the begining a test scenario to test unguided air-to-air rockets, basically in the F-94C Starfire, and his effectiveness (I was very dubtious about the capability in the game of a unguided rocket to hit in a flying airplane). But now I think it can be very simple introductory scenario to Harpoon HCE, mostly for old time interception and worth of release it, with the flavour of the early 1950s.

The situation report is very simple, your're at the command of the 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron near 1954, temporarily deployed from Komaki AFB, Japan, to South Korea (and very reinforced in strength), and equipped with the new Lockheed F-94C Starfire (derived from the F-80/T-33), all-weather interceptor exclusively armed with unguided air-to-air rockets (the famous 2.75" FFAR Mk4 Mighty Mouse), to defend Seoul from upcoming streams of communist bombers breaking the 1953 ceasefire !

Author: Enrique Mas

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Postby Herman Hum » Sat May 15, 2010 11:06 pm

The 27th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

Brush Wars Scenario 01 - Business As Usual

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The front lines of the Global War on Terror have always been intermixed with regional security and stability issues. In the Southern Philippines, the local government is still battling with decades-old adversaries; remainders of Communist rebels and militas intent on an Islamic breakaway territory. Add to that mix new players such as Al-Qaeda and drug-smuggling rings and you've got a heady brew waiting to boil over. Since 2002, the US Navy has provided soft and hard support in the southern conflict, but keeping a low-key profile. Case in point: US forces consisting of medical, construction and civil affairs elements have been dispatched from the main city of Zamboanga to an outpost on Basilan Island. Providing humanitarian aid effort to win over the local populace is a critical part of the COIN strategy. If successful, the campaign will remove another base of support for anti-government forces. Securing Basilan opens the way to the rest of the island chain leading south to Sabah where numerous terror camps have started to pop up.

This is a relatively low-tech scenario from an organic fires perspective (no SAMs or SSMs), but it reflects the reality of assymetrical warfare. One side enjoys a sensor and communication advantage. The other enjoys numbers and ability to strike and fade at will. Managing and preserving your combat power while applying maximum effort to the opponent's vulnerabilities is the key to victory.

Author: Armando Heredia (a.k.a. Juramentado)

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Postby Herman Hum » Thu May 20, 2010 5:08 am

The 29th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

Napoleon's Revenge

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The detonation of an unauthorised nuclear weapon in the war between the European alliance and the USA has led to the UK pulling out of the European alliance and declaring neutrality in the conflict. France sees this action as both treacherous and cowardly and has released many official statements condemning the UK but going no further.

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Postby Herman Hum » Sat May 22, 2010 6:59 am

The 30th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

It Gets Hot

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Phase two of French military action against the UK following UK withdrawal from the European Alliance against USA. A minor skirmish at sea has been settled but France isn't satisfied with the out come. Despite both France and Great Britain having significant military hardware, abroad it seems certain that France will launch an attack against the British Isles.

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Postby Herman Hum » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:56 pm

The 32nd NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

Back Door

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Political daggers are drawn, but war is not declared. France is certain to take military action to compensate what they see as the UK's desertion from the EU alliance against the USA.

Your carrier group has been recalled to Gibraltar. You are the oldest, and most frequently passed over captain in Her Majesties Navy and itch for a decisive victory and the certain promotion, this could be your chance....

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Postby Herman Hum » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:22 pm

The 36th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

Operation Lone Avenue

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In the near future, the global economy remains stagnant and nations once committed to protecting the shipping lifelines of the world make deep budgetary cuts particularly in defense spending. As a result, the world's navies have gradually withdrawn from the Horn of Africa, leaving a dedicated few to continue the long patrols.

Japan has become the dominant maritime power in the region. The US Navy's presence is a mere shell of it's former glory. Ashore, the war over Somalia has stalemated. The African Federal Union has finally seized Mogadishu. The Islamic Foundation of Justice is fighting a two front-war against both the Federalists and a hard-core pirate coalition on the coasts. All sides are exhausted from the protracted conflict and have agreed to a temporary cease-fire. But the IFJ has called upon their trump card; surging from the Persian Gulf is a renewed Iran, intent on spreading their militant philosophy to the shores of Africa...

Author: AJ Heredia (a.k.a. Juramentado)


Coral Sea

The battle for the Coral Sea was at the time said by many prominent Australians to have saved our skin. Later available evidence makes that uncertain but in any case it was interesting from an historical warfare point (first sea battle without surface forces facing off) and a turning point in the "Pacific War".

Here we have a scenario structured on the Coral Sea situation, as best as I can.

Allied intelligence has intercepted Japanese communications and determined that a strike force is headed out of the Pacific to attack Port Moresby. This is part of an overall strategy to rid America from the Pacific and allow the Japanese to move through out the region. Port Moresby must be held.

Author: Don Thomas (a.k.a. DonSeaDog)

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Postby Herman Hum » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:23 am

The 44th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

Smiling Buddha – EC2003 IOPG

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The year is 2013 and the balance of power has shifted. The threat of Chinese liquidation of American debt has left the Chinese as the main military power in the Pacific, and the battle lines in the Mideast are hardening as Chinese weapons sales are now unchecked. Iran, after many delays in its nuclear wepons programs, has ordered and paid for a package of thermonuclear warheads for its existing missiles. Israel has promised that the delivery of these warheads will result in a nuclear attack on Iran. Pakistan, with the withdrawal of American support, seems inclined to support the delivery of these weapons. India, with a divided legislature and a shortage of modern weapons, will have to interrupt this delivery.

Author: Patrick Howard (a.k.a. Rainman)

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Postby Herman Hum » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:22 am

The 45th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

First Lightning

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A Harpoon Commander's Edition scenario for the Middle East Battleset.

It is October 1984. A financial crisis in Latin America has led to huge loan defaults in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. American banks, who had heavily financed the development efforts in Latin America, have been caught by surprise and are now in a serious slide. Washington took drastic steps and imposed a freeze upon banking transactions across the nation.

Then, a week ago, a terrorist bomb in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, claimed the life of the US ambassador and numerous civilians. At the same time, a guerilla movement believed to have ties to that terror attack and backed by the Soviet Union, toppled the Omani government in the wake of massive financial losses in its banking sector.

American peacekeepers have moved into Saudi Arabia after rebellious elements of the Saudi army moved to occupy the holy city of Mecca. It is the largest commitment of American troops since the Vietnam war. Moscow has bitterly criticised the American presence in the Persian Gulf, calling it a grave act of provocation.

Three days ago, the new regime in Oman allied with Tehran to impose a toll on tankers passing through the Strait of Hormuz. All tanker traffic in the Gulf has now come to a stop.

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Postby Herman Hum » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:11 am

The first 3 NEW Harpoon scenarios of the year!

The Headbutts

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This is series of three HCE scenarios, intended primarily for beginning and intermediate HCE players. They are small, and playable from RED or BLUE in each case. I hope that these will serve as a training tool for beginners, and an overview of the relative capabilities of American, French, Russian, and British carrier groups around 2014 or so for more advanced players. "Historical" accuracy is a goal, so Tomcats, Backfires, Vikings, etc. are absent in this collection. A guide to the included aircraft and weapons derived from the HCDB 101213 database, giving weapon speeds, ESM details, etc. is included with each scenario. Please use this database as older ones will cause inaccurate play balance.

This package will be followed in time with much more difficult scenarios playable by one side only.

Butt1 USA vs Russia, South Africa. Easy (BLUE) Difficult (RED)
Butt2 France vs Russia, South Africa, Intermediate (BLUE) Intermediate (RED)
Butt3 UK and Denmark vs Russia, GIUK, Intermediate (BLUE) Intermediate (RED) and somewhat larger.

Author: Patrick Howard

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Postby Herman Hum » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:00 pm

The 5th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

Battle of Latakia

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A Harpoon Commander's Edition (HCE) scenario for the Middle East Battleset and the HCE Cold War (HCCW) Database.

The Battle of Latakia was a small naval battle fought on 7 October 1973, during the Yom Kippur War. It was the first naval engagement to involve an exchange of anti-ship surface to surface missiles and in which electronic warfare played a principal role. The Syrians were equipped with Soviet supplied Project 183 Komar and Project 205 Osa class missile boats armed with the P-15 Termit (NATO SS-N-2 Styx), a weapon that had already stung Israel almost exactly six years earlier, with the loss of the destroyer INS Eilat on 20 October 1967. The Styx had twice the range of the Israeli Gabriel, and a much larger warhead. To meet the threat, the Israelis would need every once of guile, wit and and courage that they could muster.

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Postby Herman Hum » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:38 pm

The 6th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

LCS goes to War. Battle off Vietnam 2015

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This scenario is inspired in the current (January 2011) discussions about the Littoral Control Ship, her future, her future missions and her future fate. In a surprising decission with the absurd allegation of budgetary eficiency, on November 2010 the US Navy decides to purchase a great number of LCS, when yet are not resolved a myriad of issues relatives to the ship design, concept and tasks. The US Navy will purchase ten ships of each one of the concurrent designs (added to the previous four), and not declare a winner neither select only one design for series shipbuilding. In particular this scenario is motived when in some blog someone asked a few days ago: "How a group of LCS can stand before a Chinese Sovrenmenny ?".

Historical background (Hypothetical):

The near future, summer 2015. A constant succession of new challenges in a fast changing world. At the other extreme of the world Argentina has seized the Falklands/Malvinas Islands on August 2011, and the failure of the reduced British forces sent without air support to recover the islands has motivated a great lack of credibility on the Western military capacities. In Europe, the Islamic Supremacy groups are forcing the European Union governments to be aside of the global issues. Europe is not already a player. Only very reduced US forces are keeping a credible operational readiness in the Western countries. China sees on it an opportunity to expose clearly and affirm what is his strategic influence zone, the countries from which he needs to import raw strategic materials and other resources, and the external markets that considers as of his exclusive property for import and export of manufactured goods, and in those China will not tolerate the intromission of powers strange to Asian countries. His strategic influence zone is very similar in extension and configuration to the previous Japanese Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, and it will motivate the same type of troubles in the Pacific Ocean.

And remember, the intelligence estimates ever can be erroneous ...

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Postby Herman Hum » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:53 am

The 12th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

Karafuto

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A Harpoon Commander's Edition scenario for the Westpac battleset.

At the conclusion of World War II, the Soviet Union annexed the sparsely populated islands of the Kuril archipelago, a region they had seized and occupied during an offensive undertaken in the closing days of the war. The peace treaty made between Tokyo and the allies underlined Japan's loss of the territory, but neither did it reinforce the Soviet claim. The sovereignty dispute over the Kurils has continued to simmer for decades, and now looks to boil over with the Japanese making moves reminiscent of the Karafuto Prefecture.

Author: Brad Leyte


Singapore 1942

Circa 1941 Japan invading Singapore, but not factually based.

Plenty of aircraft action but at the end of the day Blue must deal with a superior naval force.

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