Cold War Airborne Force-Outline:Era:
Harrier/Sniper TeamSituation-Outline:Operation Start:
17.08.1974 @ 04:00Current Weather
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Following the ninth five year plan in 71, the Soviet economy has been facing its first stagnation. With the standard of living dropping and resentment rising against government, Yuri Andropov has been successfully expediting and expanding his anti-religious campaign.
This growing humanitarian "concern" has caught much attention in the West, largely in part to huge numbers of Soviet Jewry emigrating, drawing many comparisons to early 30's Fascist Germany. Anti-Soviet sentiment has never been higher within the US, and is growing rapidly in Europe - a significant feature of public opinion. This has led to unprecedented co-operation between North Atlantic countries, and the still young European Coal and Steel Community militarily speaking, putting the NATO bloc at impressive strength - a known and growing fear with the USSR.
Much of the resentment can be summarised as within the Gambell Incident. A USSR ice survey aircraft suffering from fuel starvation had to make a forced emergency landing at Gambell, Alaska. Upon the locals hearing that there were Soviets at the airfield went to protest their presence. Sadly the protest turned violent rather quickly stirring even further furore within the crowd, resulting in the death of 20 Soviets and 18 US citizens. This event resulted in the cancellation of an invite to a planned Vladivostok Summit later this year, which had the goal of agreeing to various arms controls.
Many of the Eastern Bloc countries which harbour strong resentment against their Soviet rule, have seen violent uprisings against their foreign rulers - fuelled in part by their access to Western media, and the rumours of the anti-religious campaign horrors.
NATO have decided to strike against the Soviets citing their humanitarian concerns, but in reality wish to strike whilst their army is having to deal with domestic threats simultaneously, in an effort to bring down that Iron Curtain over Europe.
British Forces have committed to the Northern Invasion of Russia, via the Baltic and Barents Seas, alongside many Euro Bloc Nations, with a combined formidable Naval & Air power. Command wishes to secure and free the Finnish border by Winter, before ice sheets make Northern naval logistics incredibly difficult.Recent Events:
Despite a very successful and mostly by surprise naval invasion on the coast of Estonia, Soviet forces have dug in unexpectedly well on their first fall back line. The push in the region has progressed to a halt, with crucial deadlines already being surpassed.
Concerned about not completing the cut-off by Winter, command has committed to a risky vertical flank manoeuvre. The belief is that by taking the airfield, Soviet forces will commit some of their front-line & reaction forces to recapturing the position, thus lifting pressure on our advance allowing us to spearhead through with our main body.
The plan was intended to be executed tomorrow, however intelligence has picked up traffic on a logistics & reinforcements convoy bound for the front today. We believe that it then serves in our interest to launch the assault today, by ambushing the convoy and taking the airfield in one move.
As such, artillery batteries will suppress the known AA site local to the airfield as S.E.A.D. is currently under other important tasking. This should open up reasonably close drop zones. There are numerous other objectives within the vicinity, that their completion of would be beneficial to the war effort, and some to your own. However, the successful capture of the airfield is above all else.Objectives:
1) Intercept and destroy the logistics convoy, before it reinforces and resupplies the front-line
2) Capture and hold the airfield until reinforcements arrive
1) There are numerous satellite sites around the area providing key resources to the enemy. If you so wish, their destruction would be beneficial to the overall war effort as well as potentially your own immediate effort.Situation Opfor: Weapons:
Traditional Soviet small-arms of the ERA, including RPG-7's and 9K38 Igla's.Uniform:
T-55, T-72, T-72A, BMP-1, BTR-60, BM-21 Grad, D-30, Prototype Frog-foot's, Ural's of various configurations.Situation Civilians:Population:
Some - mostly confined to their homes because of military curfew. Car