Operation IRONCLAD Force-Outline:Era:
Landing Craft, AssaultAttachment:
PIAT TeamSituation-Outline:Operation Start:
Stormy, FoggyFuture Weather:
Tanoa (Apex Required)Conflict Overview:
With the current disaster unfolding in the East, we've been forced to retreat national lines, freeing up resources for our foes. The South African Air Force scouting missions have picked up an unusual amount of traffic to the Vichy France controlled Madagascar. Upon closer inspection, our nightmares have materalised. Japanese forces have circumvented our blockade and reinforced the Vichy French fortifications. This gives them a significant staging point on to British and allied assets. This cannot be allowed to happen.
Operation IRONCLAD is the prelude to planned wider operations in the region, in the attempt to expell hostile forces and make safe our own. IRONCLADs main purpose is to establish safe anchorage on one of the outer-lying islands, so that we can launch assaults onto the mainland itself, by both air and sea, in the future.Recent Events:
Due to fears of the now capable coastal batteries in the region, 29th Infantry Brigade have captured numerous small islands in the area to operate as temporary staging points, until safe anchorage can be established for the Royal Navy. Battleship HMS Ramillies, and her escorts are unable to support this operation, but will be acting as diversionary in the South.
The War Office has identified the island of Tuvanaka as a potential safe anchorage. Intelligence suggests the location of the newly deployed regional command post which is to be taken out first, in order to invoke chaos and confusion on the rear line. We're unsure if reinforcements include German forces at this time, but are aware of Imperial Japanese forces and Vichy French. The seizure of the naval port and airfield is paramount for British success going forward.
A resupply drop is planned at the marked location for 08:00 hours, but they will call off the drop if they take AA fire. This will be coming from the East, and there's only one known AA nest in their direction of travel. Furthermore, there is a communications relay post marked. Making this non-functional will hamper enemy movements in the region for future operations, but is not necessary for the immediate objective.Objectives:
1) Destroy the regional command post, located within Belfort.
2) Capture the naval port of Tuvanaka.
3) Capture and secure the airport.
1) Destroy the marked AA nest, allowing for resupply drop at 08:00 at designated marker.
2) Destroy communication relay post Whiskey, easing future operations in the region.Situation Opfor:
Vehicles: TBASituation Civilians:Population:
Given the hour, most are expected to be within their homes, might be the odd early bird.Allegiance: