Capture key enemy infrastructure across the border.
In a desperate attempt to increase Iraqi economic power after the long and costly Iraq-Iran war Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait in August 1990. The UN Security council passed several resolutions telling the Iraqi government to leave Kuwait but to no avail. An international coalition, mostly consisting of American, British, and Egyptian troops was gathered quickly in Saudi-Arabia.
On the 17th of January, 1991 invasion of Iraq was a fact: the Operation Desert Storm started with massive bombings of various ground targets such as airfields and and military bases.
British air-mobile units have been deployed to a small forward airbase on the Saudi-Iraqi border. A fast attack has to secure two key oil refineries and an enemy airfield. One of the objectives is relatively close to base while the others are further north (see map).
1. The closest objective to base is an oil refinery that has to be secured. [143:122]
2. A larger oil refinery up north must be captured. [172:286]
3. Enemy missile launches on Israel were detected in the sector [100:200] - [300:200] - [300:300] - [100:300]. The enemy missile launchers must be SECURED and not destroyed to present evidence of possible usage of chemical agents to the UN.
4. An enemy airfield lies to the north as well. The airfield was repeatedly bombed but enemy troops might have moved in since. No exact data is available but this objective will be most heavily defended.
Iraqi Republican Guard units have not been deployed to the area, most enemy infantry is conscripts. Expect a large amount of varied enemy forces. Infantry garrisons in the objective with possible air-mobile or mechanized reinforcements. Enemy aircraft are no longer able to make any sorties close to the border but there will still be air defenses as well as possible armour.
Enemy garrisons are about one or two platoons with more at the airfield.