Scenarios By Brad Leyte

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EC2000 Series
Channel War 2003 Campaign
Norwegian Sea or GIUK Theater

The scenarios in this Series are designed for play by the BLUE side


France never truly recovered from the Iberian conflict of August 1996.
It never again fully trusted its European neighbors, although it
participated alongside them in the conflicts that followed with
Bangladesh, India and the New Soviet Confederation (NSC). With the US
and NSC effectively removed from participation as a major players on
the world stage, the EU was was the only remaining "superpower".
Rivalries grew between its members in mid 2002, especially between
France and the UK, and France officially withdrew from the EU later
that year. On the surface, it appeared the disagreement was being
fueled by the commonly held belief that France was failing to abide
by the spirit of the 1998 Code of Conduct on foreign arms sales, but
some believed the dispute had much deeper roots. By February 2003, the
UK and France were battling each other with economic sanctions and
embargoes, and each stepped onto the slippery slope to war once more.

Scenario 1 (EC2CG1) - Quicksand

Scenario 2 (EC2CG2) - Quiver

Scenario 3 (EC2CG3) - Quotient

Scenario 4 (EC2CG4) - Quadrant Quatre

HDS3 MEDC Battleset
New World Order Series
Cyprus Affair Campaign

The scenarios in this series are designed for play by the BLUE side


When the NSC made good on its promises to deliver SA-10 Grumble SAM
systems to the Greek Cypriots in Spring 1995, despite Turkish protest,
the stage was set for another conflict in Cyprus. The presence of the
advanced weapons shifted the delicate balance of power, as it put
nearly all aircraft operating from the Turkish side of the island at
risk. When regular Turkish forces stormed the island a few months
later, NATO was embarrassed. It had not been aware of Turkey's
intention to reclaim Cyprus once and for all. Hand in hand with the
economic boom in the NSC came military modernization and
revitalization, funding for which was fuelled at least partly by an
unprecedented level of arms exports. The NSC would no longer sit idly
by while its national interests were decided by others. It launched a
major attack against Turkey in June 1995. The NSC did not believe NATO
would intervene in the Cypriot affair after having been snubbed by its
Turkish partner and after the beating it had received in the Baltic
conflict a year earlier. The NSC was wrong.

Scenario 1 (NWCM1) - Impetus to Disaster (3 June 1995)

The first scenario examines the opening NSC attacks on Turkey. While
Turkish forces are at full readiness and deployed in combat formations,
they are primarily oriented towards the operation in Cyprus. By the
time they become aware of NSC intentions late in the day on 2 June
1995, it is much too late. Witness the power of the new Soviet military

Scenario 2 (NWCM2) - Mauled by the Bear (11 June 1995)

Heeding the lessons learned as an observer of the 1991 Gulf War, the
NSC pounded Turkish military bases and command facilities with air
strikes for the first few days of the conflict. By 11 June 1995, most
Turkish bases in the north of the country were either destroyed or
severely damaged. NATO was protesting loudly against NSC actions, but
as of yet no major strategic moves had been made. This scenario
examines the difficulty experienced by the Turks in their attempt to
defend the northern half of their country while confined to bases in
the south.

Scenario 3 (NWCM3) - Carving Turkey (14 June 1995)

Pleased that NATO had thus far remained only a verbal combatant, the
Kremlin became blinded to the original objective - the liberation of
Greek Cyprus. They suddenly realized that here was a golden
opportunity to finally rid themselves of the Bosporous-Dardenelles
chokepoint. To do so, it would be necessary to invade and claim at
least a portion of Turkish territory. An amphibious assault has been
launched to carry out the mission.

Scenario 4 (NWCM4) - Chastiser (17 June 1995)

The move to seize the Bosporous-Dardenelles was a mistake. The prospect
of a modernized, ambitious New Soviet navy with a front yard on the
Eastern Med was too much for NATO to bear. The US Sixth Fleet, standing
off Italy and observing the conflict in Turkey from afar, has now been
called into action. The task force will be entering an extremely
hostile zone. Yesterday the NSC launched a major airborne assault upon
the Turkish contingent in Cyprus, and all indications are that the
island will be firmly under NSC control by tomorrow. The ROE remains
tight - do not fire unless fired upon.

Scenario 5 (NWCM5) - Scarecrow (19 June 1995)

The first mission of the NATO task force, now known as Task Force
Scarecrow, upon arriving on station between Cyprus and Crete, was to
secure air and surface supremacy. This will be difficult. By now, the
Turkish military is essentially non-existent, and will not be able to
provide much support. Do not attack land-based targets and do not
attack surface targets unless they are inside the declared exclusion
zone. Submarines may be attacked upon detection.

Scenario 6 (NWCM6) - The Tin Man Missions (20 June 1995)

The Tin Man missions comprised a series of attacks on key NSC-occupied
bases in Cyprus and Turkey. The objective is to suppress enemy air
defences and airfields in preparation for the liberation of these
areas from NSC occupation.

Scenario 7 (NWCM7) - Lionheart (23 June 1995)

Pound the enemy as much as you like, you cannot seize and hold
territory from ships at sea. You have to put troops on the ground.
The amphibious force now approaching Turkish shores, codenamed
"Lionheart", must be protected. The amphibious landing will be
accompanied by a major airborne assault on Cyprus. It is expected
that the NSC will be pulling out all the stops to destroy the assets
before they can reach their objective.

Scenario 8 (NWCM8) - Operation Wizard (27 June 1995)

Though numerically plentiful, NSC ground forces are relatively poorly
trained. The operation to retake Turkey is going well, although it is
considerably bloodier than was Desert Storm. Cyprus has already been
reclaimed. The US learned valuable lessons from Operation Desert
Storm, including the following rule: it makes no sense not to finish
the job. Task Force Scarecrow has moved into the Aegean, and more
aircraft are being ferried in to newly rebuilt airbases in Turkey for
the upcoming operation. The mission - destroy the NSC Black Sea Fleet
and neutralize neighboring military facilities.

New World Order (NW) Series
Campaign 1 - Casus Belli: Reason for War
HDS3 GIUK Battleset

The scenarios in this series are designed for play by the BLUE side


With hard-line Communists back in power in Moscow, the former Soviet
republics are reunited as the New Soviet Confederation (NSC) on
1 January 1994. Not all republics, especially those in the Baltic
region, want to rejoin Communist Russia, but they aren't given any
choice. The NSC invades the Baltic republics on 14 June 1994 and NATO

Scenario 1 - Gale Force (NWJG1)

German and Danish forces attempting to hold back the tide of NSC
aggression get some help from Sweden.

Scenario 2 - Exhalation (NWJG2)

An NSC surface group attempts to break out of the confining waters of
the Baltic. British and Norwegian forces oppose.

Scenario 3 - Juggernaut (NWJG3)

An NSC task force of titanic proportions has set out from the Kola
Peninsula, heading south. A hastily assembled force of NATO combatants
comes out to meet the enemy.

New World Order series
Campaign 4 - The War with UBAN
EC2000 GIUK battleset

The scenarios in this series are designed for play by the BLUE side only.


Once it became clear that the NSC would be backing UBAN, tensions in the North Atlantic rose sharply. The NSC began overtly shipping large quantities of arms and war materiel to UBAN nations, a considerable portion of which had to pass through the Greenland-Iceland-UK Gap. NATO threatened a blockade, and the NSC, of course, promised to retaliate if its merchant convoys were disturbed in any way. The stage was therefore set for a return to the traditional stomping grounds of the navies of the East and West blocs.

Scenario 1 (NWUG1) - The Pearly Gates

The threat by NATO forces to impose an economic embargo on NSC arms
shipments to UBAN nations is now a reality. A blockade of NSC shipping in the GIUK Gap has gone into effect. Now comes the hard part - enforcement.

Scenario 2 (NWUG2) - Breakwater Nine

Incidents on the high seas following the imposition of the NATO blockade have underscored the need to strengthen the embargo against arms and strategic materiels shipments to UBAN member states. The NSC has vowed to retaliate for the acts of piracy perpetrated by NATO and its puppets.

Scenario 3 (NWUG3) - Penguins in the Arctic

Following a direct clash of arms between NATO and the NSC in the Gap, a
state of war now exists between these two blocs. The situation has been
greatly exacerbated by the NSC air strikes in Turkey, which serves to underscore the seriousness of the situation. The boundary at Breakwater Nine has now been disposed of, and now all NSC shipping in the North Atlantic is subject to attack. Norway has agreed to do its part in finding and destroying NSC naval elements. This effort comes at a price.

Scenario 4 (NWUG4) - Red Rover, Red Rover

SOSUS reports and satellite recon indicates that a large number of NSC submarines have put to sea. Some of these are believed to be enroute to UBAN states, intending to either directly intervene in operations in the Mediterranean or Middle East, or to deliver components for UBAN ballistic missiles. A team of NATO submarines have been dispatched to the Gap to interdict and destroy the approaching surge of NSC submarines.

Scenario 5 (NWUG5) - Operation Frigid Foray

The heavy bombardment endured by NATO's northern facilities and bases, particularly in southern Norway and the northern UK, pushed the alliance's line of defence further south with each wave of attacking NSC aircraft. The enemy was relentless in its efforts to push out from the Kola Peninsula, with the anticipated goal of freeing up the ocean waters north of Iceland for the eventual transit of the Northern Fleet. Most air attacks involved an initial long-range missile bombardment by Tu-16 Badger bombers armed with AS-4 "Kitchen" missiles, followed by strikes by Fencers and Floggers, some with chemical weapons. Eventually the northern Norwegian airfields and ports were abandoned, and with the exception of special forces and isolated pockets of resistance, NATO forces retreated south. Thus the Northern Fleet was permitted to escape the confining waters of the Barents Sea and move virtually unopposed into Iceland. Newly acquired facilities in northern Norway, Iceland and Jan Mayen have allowed forward basing of Soviet strike aircraft and interceptors to cover the deployment. NATO Task Force 177 was unlucky enough to be caught behind the rapidly-expanding umbrella of enemy forces. In the process of evacuating US Marines and their equipment from Orland, the amphibious ship Saipan suffered a major failure of its propulsion system. The vessel was by now fully loaded with combat-weary troops and their vehicles, and it was too late to transfer this cargo to another ship. Repair efforts led to a critical 7-hour delay of the convoy's escape, and now lead elements of the NSC invasion force were bearing down. NATO was extremely fortunate to have an "ace in the hole" - the newly built Mobile Offshore Base Mitchel, hastily deployed to the Gap.

Scenario 6 (NWUG6) - Operation Feral Chatter

There are reports that the NSC is now stepping up its transport flights into Iran, and may even be transporting high-technology material via submarine as a way of avoiding the blockade. It has been decided that the best way to cut the illegal supply to UBAN is by attacking airbases and ports in NSC territory. The Nimitz has managed to punch through the Gap and proceed into a striking position near the Kola. NSC forces on Iceland are degraded but not neutralized, and the enemy position in Norway can only be described as a fortress.

Scenario 7 (NWUG7) - The Fifth Horseman

As part of our plan to undertake preemptive nuclear strikes on UBAN targets, we are preparing to suppress the NSC capacity to retaliate in kind. The NSC have concentrated their own nuclear arsenal in the area of the Kola Peninsula, largely as a cost-cutting measure. The EU has authorized a preemptive attack on these targets. The attack submarine Connecticut is now moving into position to deliver a SEAL team near the airfield at Arkhangel'sk, which is tasked with the destruction of mobile Topol-M launchers.

New World Order series
Campaign 4 - The War with UBAN
EC2000 IOPG Battleset

The scenarios in this series are designed for play by the BLUE side


In September 1995, one of the West's not-so-secret desires was fulfilled -
Saddam Hussein, the mother of all dictators, has been assassinated. But
this apparent good fortune has also kindled one of the Western world's
darkest fears. In the chaos following Hussein's demise, the "rogue nation"
of Iraq has taken political control of Iraq. This new nation has further
amalgamated with Yemen, Syria, Egypt and Libya in a new military and
economic confederation known as the United Brotherhood of Arab-Persian
Nations (UBAN). Led by Tehran, UBAN is of course staunchly anti-American.
It is also perhaps the largest oil producer and the largest market for
military arms in the world. These factors have combined to bring in the
cash-hungry NSC as a powerful ally of the new Arab alliance. In a third,
more infinitely more terrifying replay of the 1980-88 and 1990-91 Persian
Gulf conflicts, UBAN has threatened to cut off the flow of oil in the
Gulf and to invade both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia if the latter nations do
not join UBAN. The loss of these friendly partners with the West would be
a tremendous blow. Bolstered by its alliance with the NSC, UBAN is
determined to make good on its promise to drive out the Great Satan.

Scenario 1 (NWUI1) - Sundown

UBAN warplanes and naval forces have harassed and assaulted Western merchant
shipping in the Persian Gulf. Intelligence indicates that UBAN armor and infantry
units are massing on the borders of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Civilians and embassy
personnel are fleeing Kuwait and the border areas of Saudi Arabia in anticipation
of attack at any time. We have limited assets in the theatre but reinforcements are
being frantically prepared. Substantial numbers of aircraft have already ferried to
Diego Garcia, and are now ready for the final leg to Saudi. Your mission is to get
as many of these assets into position before UBAN unleashes its attack. Be careful
not to leave too many unrefuelled aircraft sitting on the tarmac in Saudi. This
will be a balancing act of holding off the enemy and fitting out for the main battle.

Scenario 2 (NWUI2) - Diablo

As expected, UBAN did not repeat the Iraqi mistake in 1990. They have already overrun
Kuwait and are now preparing to break through the Saudi border. Heavy air attacks have
begun against Saudi bases, and UBAN naval forces are in control of most of the Persian
Gulf. We are continuing to shuttle aircraft into Saudi Arabia and Turkey. A US CVBG is
entering the Indian Ocean, enroute to the Arabian Gulf to provide support. Russia is
threatening to become involved if we interfere "too heavily in Persian Gulf affairs".
Although this is worrisome, we cannot afford to hold back our efforts to defend Saudi
Arabia and liberate Kuwait.

Scenario 3 (NWUI3) - Cold Front

Things just got much worse, which is hard to believe, since Kuwait and much of Saudi
Arabia has already fallen to advancing UBAN forces. The Russians have carried out
airstrikes on our key bases in Turkey, shutting down our operations there. The Turks
have refused to permit our aircraft sanctuary, for fear the Russians will renew their
attacks. There are also indications that Russia will assist UBAN in attacking the
CVBG now entering the Arabian Gulf zone.

Scenario 4 (NWUI4) - Slamdance

The CVBG is now in position to strike at UBAN territory, having managed to survive
combined UBAN/Russian attacks. Your mission is two-pronged: firstly, to suppress UBAN
airbases and ports in the region in preparation for amphibious penetration of the
Persian Gulf; and secondly, to create a safe corridor through Yemen for airborne
assault forces flying from Diego Garcia to Saudi Arabia.

Scenario 5 (NWUI5) - Clearing House

Your objective is to land amphibious forces at BH Doorstop. Their primary obstacle is
substantial air assets at bases deep inside the former Iraq, Iran, and Russian
territory, and a subsurface threat of unknown quantity.

Scenario 6 (NWUI6) - Operation Steel Broom

UBAN forces are now nearly defeated, but their ruling council has called for "the hand
of Allah to strike down the Dragon in a great ball of fire". There are indications that
UBAN has built several nuclear weapons, possibly using technology purchased from the
former Soviet Union, and is now preparing to use them. The weapons are being held at
bunkers in Iran. Your mission is to launch preemptive nuclear strikes on these sites.
It is important that you time the strikes so that both targets are destroyed as close
to simultaneously as possible, or the nukes may be moved to safety elsewhere.

New World Order series
Campaign 4 - The War with UBAN
EC2000 MEDC Battleset

The scenarios in this series are intended for play by the BLUE side only.


The war in the Mediterranean theater pitted NATO against UBAN members
Syria, Egypt and Libya. Although historically an ally of the US, Israel's
participation in the war with UBAN was not one of acting in coalition,
but rather in fighting for the survival of the nation. UBAN aggression was
further encouraged and supported by the NSC and its client Yugoslavia.

Scenario 1 (NWUM1) - The Third Temple (30 September 1995)

The war in the Med began with simultaneous attacks by Syria and Egypt upon Israel. Their efforts are not really motivated by fervent Islamic fundamentalism, but rather by a shared historical hatred of the state of Israel. Regardless of the motive, the objective is very clear - the utter destruction of Israel as an independent nation and ally of the US.

Scenario 2 (NWUM2) - Osiris (10 October 1995)

UBAN operations against Israel are considered a success, albeit having been achieved at an enormous cost. Syrian military forces, for all intents and purposes, have ceased to exist. Egyptian forces have also suffered considerable losses. Elements of NATO naval forces are enroute to the Eastern Med to support Persian Gulf missions, but cannot operate safely in this area as long as Egypt remains combat-effective.

Scenario 3 (NWUM3) - Skybolt (17 October 1995)

The willingness of NSC forces to become involved in the new Middle East conflict came as somewhat of a surprise. NATO underestimated the degree of their desperation. NSC airstrikes have decimated airbases in Turkey. In any event, the Turks have capitulated and denied access to NATO forces. A hastily assembled contingent from the Russian Black Sea Fleet is now in the Aegean, and threatening to cut off access to the Eastern Med.

Scenario 4 (NWUM4) - Operation Wrecking Ball (19 October 1995)

The NATO task force is now off the coast of Libya, a UBAN member and long-time enemy. Indications are that the Libyans will attempt to interdict our group before we can reach the Eastern Med. It is not known if the Russians will assist in the expected Libyan operation. We have only one option against the Libyans - hit them first, and hit them hard.

Scenario 5 (NWUM5) - Slash and Burn (23 October 1995)

Our task group is about to come face to face with the surviving Black Sea Fleet contingent. No land-based support is available to provide assistance to us, and we believe the same is true for the NSC. This is classic naval surface warfare.

Scenario 6 (NWUM6) - There Goes the Neighborhood (27 October 1995)

The final mission of the naval task group is to secure the port at Alexandria, and thereby control access to the Suez. UBAN has no sizeable defending forces in the area, although it is likely that the Russians will attempt to intervene, either by air or submarine attack.

Scenario 7 (NWUM7) - Aimed Impulse (4 November 1995)

Orders have been given for our forces in the Indian Ocean to launch preemptive special weapons strikes in Iran and the former Iraq to preclude an expected UBAN
attack using weapons of mass destruction. We are also confident that remaining UBAN elements in Syria, Egypt and Libya are preparing to use chemical and/or biological weapons, possibly even nuclear weapons obtained from the NSC. NATO
has thus approved strikes against selected sites in these UBAN nations as the ultimate precaution. Timing is crucial; it does not take long to load a few
barrels of sarin or anthrax agent into a truck and simply drive away.

New World Order series
Campaign 4 - The War with UBAN
EC2000 NACV battleset

The scenarios in this series are intended for play by the BLUE side only.


The aggression of UBAN in the Middle East and Persian Gulf regions, and more ominously, the open support for the UBAN exhibited by the NSC, has had widespread reverberations. When war broke out in the Persian Gulf, a NSC carrier battlegroup was on exercise off the coast of Morocco. Its operations in the Atlantic were apparently unscheduled, the group having already carried out the bulk of planned maneuvers in the Gulf of Sidra in August 1995. The nearest NATO group was off the Azores, enroute to Brest and returning from support of peacekeeping efforts in Angola. It was immediately turned around and chopped to the Med.

Scenario 1 (NWUN1) - Toreador

The Coalition has made formal request to the NSC for safe passage of the NATO group through the Straits of Gibraltar. The NSC has responded by saying that it will allow the group to pass only if its entire contingent of aircraft and all VLS-capable escorts remain in the Azores. This, of course, is unacceptable. It seems we must prepare for open armed confrontation with the NSC fleet.

Scenario 2 (NWUN2) - Skipping Stones

The blatant refusal of NSC forces to recognize the GIUK embargo and the continued threat of choking off access to the Med has left the Coalition with little choice but to reinforce local defences. The politicians are working feverishly to avoid it, but the diplomatic picture looks grim.

Scenario 3 (NWUN3) - Crashing the Party

The encroachment of Breakwater 9 and the destruction of Turkish bases by NSC military forces has escalated this conflict into world war. The NATO group has now been tasked with the destruction of the NSC group as a prelude to its entry into the Med. A French naval group will be providing support.

Scenario 4 (NWUN4) - Sea Snake

With the NSC carrier group effectively dismantled, the NATO group has passed safely into the Med. Dangers continue to abound, however, in the mid Atlantic. NSC submarines are attacking merchant traffic in the sea lane. Unfortunately, the Coalition has few naval ASW assets available in the area. Most of the sub hunting will therefore have to be done by aircraft operating from shore bases.

Scenario 5 (NWUN5) - Iceberg Alley

This scenario examines the submarine vs submarine battle in the coastal waters of Canada. The primary mission is to find and sink enemy cruise missile submarines before they can attack surface shipping and land-based targets.

Scenario 6 (NWUN6) - Rogue Warrior

A medium-sized NSC naval group returning from a visit to Cuba has managed to slip in close to the Canadian coast and has destroyed several merchant vessels, including a luxury cruise liner (the NSC claims it was a disguised intelligence collection ship). We did not expect to have such a dangerous enemy force so close to our own shores, and available assets are limited. Eliminate the threat quickly and decisively.

Scenario 7 (NWUN7) - The Last Hours

A single Typhoon class SSBN is known to be operating somewhere in the waters between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. All other known enemy SSBNs have either been destroyed or are laid up in port. Use the limited assets available to find and sink this serious threat to life on earth as we know it.

New World Order series
Campaign 5 - The Iberian Conflict
EC2000 NACV battleset

The scenarios in this series are designed for play by the BLUE side only.


In August 1996, increased Basque terrorism in Spain and a new hardline government in Madrid led to a brutal crackdown on ethnic Basque communities. The conflict spilled over into an international incident when Basque refugees fled to France for safety. Spanish military forces pursued and attacked suspected Basque terrorists in French territory. The French were not at all pleased with the incursions, and dispatched their own troops to shut down the border. Accusing France of harboring terrorists, Spain vowed retaliation.

Scenario 1 (NWIN1) - Seeing Red

The opening scenario in this series shows how the war between France and Spain opened with an air battle. The struggle for air superiority over the Iberian Peninsula reached a climax when a French civilian airliner was accidentally shot down by the Spanish air force. With the nation clamoring for blood, the French Navy put to sea.

Scenario 2 (NWIN2) - Matador

As soon as French naval combatants had been dispatched, the Spanish responded by gathering and deploying a task force of their own. The two groups met off the coast of Portugal.

Scenario 3 (NWIN3) - Two on One

When a Portuguese fishing vessel was misidentified and destroyed by a French Exocet missile, the Portuguese government, already supporting Spain politically, joined the war against France. By this time the French carrier group, recovering from its engagement with the Spanish task force, had been deployed to the Strait of Gibraltar to prevent a threatened Spanish blockade against French merchant shipping.

New World Order series
Campaign 6 - Kashmir Catastrophe
EC2000 IOPG Battleset

The scenarios in this series are designed for play by the BLUE side only.


Those who made a sigh of relief when the Cold War ended should learn more about history. Blinded by the sheer size of the nuclear arsenal shared by the US and USSR, many did not realize the inherent danger of the Pandora's Box that is called nuclear proliferation. The world was shocked back to its senses in 1998, when India and Pakistan each tested nuclear weapons. These two nations have long held a bitter abhorrence for each other. They had engaged in armed conflict before; stories are told of how they each shipped body parts of their enemies across the border to demonstrate their prowess and enmity. In August 1998 there arose yet another border clash between Pakistan and India in the disputed region of Kashmir. This skirmish did not subside.

Scenario 1 (NWKI1) - Cry Havoc (14 August 1998)

You are supreme commander of Pakistani forces. The great enemy, India, has once again violated our territorial integrity in Kashmir and insulted our national dignity. The Indian aircraft carrier Viraat is believed to be operating near Bombay. Its destruction would be a major victory for Pakistan.

Scenario 2 (NWKI2) - Headlong into Chaos (19 August 1998)

With conventional forces fully engaged, there are indications that this war may escalate into the unspeakable. UN sponsored envoys are pleading for a ceasefire and formal discussion, but both Pakistan and India have closed their borders. The NSC has refused to participate in the peace effort, and there are rumors that it may send its own forces to assist India.

New World Order series
Campaign 7 - Peacemaking in Bangladesh
HDS3 IOPG Battleset

The scenarios in this Series are designed for play by BLUE only.

The horrific nuclear conflict in 1998 between India and Pakistan, and between the USA and NSC, had consequences that extended far beyond those countries. Heavy radioactive fallout drifted as far east as Japan and some North Pacific islands. Nations closer to the battle zone suffered severely. Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar were especially hard hit by fallout. The resulting stresses on the economy and social fabric of these already quite poor countries were simply too much. Bangladesh slipped into civil war in April 2001, with a military junta taking control of the country and imposing sanction upon anyone who dared speak of democracy. When UN teams working to deal with the radiation problems were massacred after being accused of spying, an EU operation was launched to remove the junta and restore the country to order.

Scenario 1 (NWPB1) - Pristine Vision (6 May 2001)

To assist in the Bangladesh "peacekeeping" effort, now codenamed Operation Pristine Vision, a small naval task force has been directed into the region. Friendly local nations will provide some assistance. The first objective will be to neutralize any opposition which may be presented by Bangladeshi military
forces. India is protesting loudly at our presence and "interference in its regional affairs without invitation", but it is not expected that they will intervene.

Scenario 2 (NWPB2) - Crystal Blue Persuasion (8 May 2001)

Openly hostile moves by Bangladeshi forces have substantially altered the parameters of the mission. It is now believed that India had hoped to annex Bangladesh after it crumbled, and that Indian-sponsored factions are directing Bangladeshi military forces. The EU operations spoiled their plans. The task force is directed to remain on station and repel all aggression, but the ROE demands that you do not attack Indian territory under any circumstances.

Scenario 3 (NWPB3) - Ruby Tuesday (12 May 2001)

With all hope of an organized peacekeeping and disaster relief operation in Bangladesh dashed by Indian intervention, it has been decided to withdraw EU forces. The nations in the region will have to ensure their security on their own.

New World Order series
Campaign 8 - Atlantic Resource Conflict
HDS3 NACV Battleset

The scenarios in this series are designed for play by the BLUE side


Canada and Spain had quarrelled before about the right to fish
resources on the continental shelf off Newfoundland. Fortunately that
dispute had largely been verbal in nature. But now, in the 21st
century, with global resources growing ever smaller, the Spanish
were back ... in force. Instead of heeding a warning from the
Canadian government to stay outside a newly declared 300 nm EEZ,
the Spanish refused to recognize the new boundary and sent warships
to escort their fishing fleet.

Scenario 1 (NWARN1) - The Hibernia Incident

Spanish Navy vessels are patrolling inside the Canadian 300 nm EEZ,
maintaining contact with their fishing fleet and shadowing Canadian
Fisheries surveillance vessels. Efforts at diplomacy are underway
but both sides seem determined to have it their way. The Canadian
government has dispatched a naval group to show its fortitude.

Scenario 2 (NWARN2) - Heavy Presence

The Spanish have deployed their light carrier Principe de Asturias to
the Grand Banks. In response, the Canadian Armed Forces have
reinforced air assets at St. John's and Shearwater. Spanish
intentions are unknown, but it is expected that they will use the
carrier to provide an umbrella over their fishing fleet.

New World Order series
Campaign 9 - The Third Gulf War
HDS3 IOPG Battleset

The scenarios in this series are designed for play by BLUE only.


In the aftermath of the conflict with India and UBAN, it was believed
that problems in the Middle East would settle at least a little. This
proved to be a false hope. Dictatorial tendencies have surfaced in
Yemen, this time with the full support of the New Soviet Confederation
(NSC). Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia, have come under threat
once again. Saudi Arabia, devastated by the UBAN invasion and Soviet
long-range air strikes, is slowly rebuilding itself thanks to the
seemingly endless supply of oil beneath its desert sands. Without a
fully restored and effective military, however, there is still a
shortage of border control, especially in the less populated south.
The unrest in Yemen has perpetrated raids by combatants there into
Saudi Arabian territory, and there are indications that Yemeni
government forces are planning to take control of what they call
"abandoned Arab lands".

Scenario 1 (NWG1I) - Boiling Point (22 November 2001)

With Saudi Arabian military forces unable to effectively respond, the
remaining Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations band together in an
effort to quell Yemeni aggression. They do not have much of a
choice - any assistance from the West will be some time in coming.

Scenario 2 (NWG2I) - Operation Icy Viper (28 November 2001)

As part of its vow to assist Yemen in "rebuilding Arab homelands" and
"ousting undesirable elements", the NSC has launched attacks on the
intervening GCC states. Some reinforcements, albeit limited, have
arrived in the theater from the EU to provide territorial defence.

Scenario 3 (NWG3I) - Panacea (17 December 2001)

A NSC naval group is currently patrolling in the Arabian Gulf to
block any attempt by the West to prevent combined Yemeni-NSC
operations. Our own task force, centred around the French carrier
De Gaulle, has transited the Suez and is enroute with a mission to
eject the NSC from the Persian Gulf once and for all.

New World Order series
Campaign 10 - Suez Confrontation
HDS3 MEDC Battleset

The scenarios in this series are designed for play by BLUE only.


Following the war with UBAN, extremist leaders in Egypt were overthrown
and (once again) replaced by a more moderate, pro-Western government. Its
Arab neighbors, however, remained staunchly anti-Western in their politics. Egypt was sharply criticized for its "backslide into immorality and sinful collaboration with the enemies of Allah". Libya and Syria threatened to strip Egypt of its guardianship of the Suez. This was correctly perceived as a
warning of imminent conflict.

Scenario 1 (NWSCM1) - Cain Fandango

On the morning of 2 February 2002, Libya and Syria launched their
attack upon Egyptian ports, airbases and forces at sea. With an EU
task force enroute to protect the Suez but still a considerable
distance away, they sought to achieve an advantage by the early
destruction of Egyptian facilities and capacities. EU aircraft were
on their way to reinforce Egypt, but were caught refuelling in Italy
and Crete. Getting them through to Egyptian airfields while the
latter are under attack will be a serious test of their confidence
n our ability and resolve.

Scenario 2 (NWSCM2) - Valley of the Kings

A force of enemy missile combatants have penetrated dangerously close
to Egyptian shores and the mouth of the Suez Canal.

Scenario 3 (NWSCM3) - Operation Cleopatra

The EU naval group has arrived on station in the Eastern Med, and
has been directed to establish an ASuW/AAW umbrella for the protection
of Egyptian territory.

HDS3 MEDC Battleset
New World Order Series
Indian Ocean Conflict Campaign

The scenarios in this Series are designed for play by BLUE only.

Struggling to retain international trade in the midst of problems with radioactive fallout and embargo, India's economy collapsed in 1999. But following this breakdown came the discovery of huge oil and mineral deposits in the Bay of Bengal. In Spring 2002 the NSC announced that India had invited them into a "partnership" whereby the NSC would assume responsibility for the military protection of India. The plan would include a newly declared 500 nm Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around the Indian subcontinent which encompassed the oil and mineral fields. Fearing the possibility of further regional domination by the NSC, an EU task force was dispatched to intervene. The EU and NSC had agreed by treaty not to use strategic nuclear weapons against their home territories in November 1998, but on the 21st century battlefield, there are no sure promises. The world in 2002 was a vastly different place than just a few years before, at the dawn of the new millenium. Welcome to the new world order.

Scenario 1 (NWIOI1) - Wounded Tiger (8 May 2002)

Scenario 2 (NWIOI2) - Shockscape (9 May 2002)

Scenario 3 (NWIOI3) - Advance Guard (13 May 2002)

Scenario 4 (NWIOI4) - White Elephant (17 May 2002)

Scenario 5 (NWIOI5) - No Sanctuary (18 May 2002)

Scenario 6 (NWIOI6) - Operation Magic Carpet (22 May 2002)

Scenario 7 (NWIOI7) - All the Way to the Bottom (24 May 2002)

Scenario 8 (NWIOI8) - Operation Ivory Prize (25 May 2002)

Scenario 9 (NWIOI9) - Retribution (27 May 2002)

Kick Down the Door
A Scenario for Harpoon 97
October 2001


This scenario is intended to investigate the challenges and difficulties posed by the currently ongoing Operation Enduring Freedom, that is, if only certain realities were different. In this scenario, which some might describe as worst case, Pakistan has refused to grant the USA access to its airspace, and furthermore, has allied with Afghanistan in the protection and sponsorship of the infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden.

Because H97 is somewhat deficient in the types and kinds of platforms it provides, some "artistic license" has been taken with respect to the Pakistani Air Force in particular. For example, the following aircraft types are simulated:

F-16A/B Fighting Falcon - represented by - F-16A International
F/FT-7MP Skybolt - represented by - Jian-7 Fishbed
Mirage III/5 (all variants) - represented by - Mirage F1 C200 or Mirage F1 CR (where applicable)
A-5III/C Fantan - represented by - Jaguar A
F-6 - represented by - Jaguar A




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