Operation LAPHROAIG By: [TWC] RossForce-Outline:Era:
28th March 1985, 06:30amCurrent Weather:
In the Winter of 1984/1985 the Soviet Union invaded Scandinavia through Finland in a massive land offensive. NATO was completely caught off guard and have struggled thus far to put up a meaningful defence, only managing to slow down the advance in the strategically important region of Vidda. Recent Events:
The initial defence by the Norwegians only bought enough time for British and US forces to put up a line of defences at Line Churchill. In a successful counter attack (Operation Bunnahabhain) the American’s were able to push back the Soviets and established Line Roosevelt. Despite this initial success, this line will likely fall within hours and NATO is evacuating the local civilian and military population. We currently still have air superiority in the area and the US knocked out the enemy AA stations during Operation Bunnahabhain so threats to aircraft should only come from AA equipped infantry and light vehicles. Be aware, it is likely that low flying aircraft have deployed paratroopers behind our lines.
TWC Platoon, the most intact element in the area, has been given access to a Royal Air Force Chinook to complete specific objectives aimed at hampering the enemy advance and buying time to evacuate the civilians in the area. First of all, We lost contact with a convoy of civilians being escorted by British forces 30 minutes ago. TWC platoon should investigate this and extract any survivors.
During the advance, the Soviets captured a nuclear missile control centre. This must be retaken and destroyed to prevent these weapons falling into enemy hands. Our Spy Planes have identified a Radar Station and a potential forward command centre; these are also targets of interest for your mission.
Following the completion of your mission, you can extract in the last transport out of the region.Objectives:To be completed urgently
Find the Missing Convoy from TokatunOrder of Completion at the Discretion of the Commander
Destroy Missile Control Centre
Destroy Enemy Radar
Assassinate or capture Enemy Commander
When Point Independance falls, Hold Point Charlie until ordered to retreatStanding Order:
Line Roosevelt is expected to fall within the next 2.5 hours at which point TWC platoon will be required to defend Point Charlie. Do not get stuck in a long protracted firefight, you are behind enemy lines. Get in and get out.Situation OPFOR:
Soviet Cold War Weapons and Uniform.
Vehicles: Decimated by the actions in Operation Bunnahabhain, some T55 and BTR 60s have been spotted in the area. Enemy helicopters are expected to ferry enemy QRFsSituation Civilians:
Friendly, Evacuated or being evacuated.Situation BLUFOR:
Weapons: SLR, Bren, Sterling Mk4, Carl Gustav. American Infantry and Armoured Forces also in the area.
Uniform: Standard green with green Helmet.