Op Start: 2200 – 03/SEP/1985
Current Weather: Clear sky.
Future Weather: Clear sky.
Relief: Hilly terrain, dense forest, open clearings, large open beach to the north.
Impassable Terrain: N/A
Base Grid: 007-006
As the Second World War was coming to the end, the Soviet forces launched an naval invasion to the island of Malden located as one of the many small islands in the north of Germany. The Nazi regime was switched out with the communist DDR. The island had strategic advantage as the most western Soviet location. The islands itself is not big and only have a few smaller towns and a medium sized airport. As the Cuba crisis was ongoing in 1962 it was reported from Danish observers, that a few ships dropped off a lot of cargo. It was suspected that the island now hosted an mobile nuke. The nukes would have range all over Europe and would be able to fire within 30 minutes from the start of the preparing sequence.
Five days ago in Berlin, at Checkpoint Charlie in the US controlled zone, the Soviet open fire at a civilian trying to escape to the west. The US soldiers did stand down not returning fire as the Soviet were shooting over their heads trying to shot the civilian escaping. The man a young boy at the age of only 17 was shot down just a few meters from the West-German border. Reports are coming in of rioting all over East-Germany, as well as the other East-European countries. The people have had enough. As responds the Soviet forces has open fire on unarmed civilian crowds’, three doubled their forces at the borders including mobilizing their entire army. Late last night in the south part of Germany, a Soviet tank division opened fire on a French fortified position. As responds the Ally forces has launched a full attack throughout the European front. As one of the few British battalions in the area it is up to us to secure the island and take out the nuclear threat.
Forcetype: COLD WAR, Airborne
Force Type: Mostly dismounted infantry but expect mechanized with patroling helicopters around the island.
LocStat: Expect patrols around the country side as well as main roads. Intel shows military presence in smaller villages as well as the major cities.
Weapons: AK74, AK74 GP-25, PKM, RPG-7V.
Transport: UAZ, URAL, BRDM-2, BTR-70, BMP-2.
Equipment: Standard issued U.S.S.R Army uniform. Green/Gray.
Training: Most of the enemy troops are Russian soldiers stationed on the island. There are also a few local battalions who only have a few month of basic training. We do not expect any special forces.
Allegiance: Most of the civilian population of Malden has no allegiance to neither the Soviet's or the western countries.
Transport: Standard five door vehicles, Trucks for civilian use.
The battalions intent with this operation is to secure the Airport, taking out the enemy SU-25. Find and destroy the enemy 9P129 mobile missile launcher. The battalion suggests that we jump over one of the open clearings west of the airport, or the beach to the east of Lossiemouth. There is medical facilities on the airfield itself. Capturing them will give us a huge benefit, as a forward aid station. Rolesheet