Flankerk
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Tried the newest version and won, sort of. The end game triggered as a triumph at 551 points, however I lost the escorting group so four ships lost. the intro implies that is a defeat, however to be truthful protecting the screening force is extremely difficult with what's arranged against it. As it is, this is a pretty tough scenario, the distances involved are massive, and I found NATO air power mostly confined to close to the base for at least the first day. Venturing out against the PAKFA proved unwise. I decided in the end to ignore them, using aircraft as escorts for the bombers, then following the missiles in. This tended to work, and I even caught two PAKFA refuelling from a tanker. I never really got in a proper attack against Smolensk, all ordnance ended up being expended against Sevastapol which was flattened. I quite liked the fact that NATO tends to be on the back foot for a long time, my score was at disaster, again for at least a day. It also took a long time to take out all the jammers, once that was done a satellite pass then found the Ukrainian targets, however they'd already made passes and not picked up much with the jamming environment. A few things I wondered: The absence of weather I think distorts the sub warfare, they tended to get picked up pretty easily, including my own. The Russian SAG has I think a weird patrol for the Helix, these seemed to be operating out at about 100 NM from the carriers, and were also distorted to be off centre. The net effect was any head on submarine attack (Astute) cruised through and didn't go through the ASW perimeter at all. I also noticed IL38 MAY patrolling the Black Sea, no chance of any NATO asset there though. The odd MAY seemed to also be tasked with AAW, as they headed towards Aviano and met the likes of Typhoons and Rafale, might need looking at. Otherwise an interesting scenario, and several awkward problems for the player to solve. SIDE: NATO =========================================================== LOSSES:  3x NH90 NFH 1x F 710 La Fayette 2x Radar (ARSR4) 1x Vehicle (AN/MPQ65) 1x Patriot M901 1x Patriot M901 1x Stinger MANPADS 2x Vehicle (AN/TPY2 TMDGBR) 2x PLS Truck [THAAD] 1x Radar (AN/TPY2) 1x Ammo Bunker (Surface) 4x Rafale B 3x F15E Strike Eagle 1x Lynx Mk88A 1x F 215 Brandenburg [Type F123] 1x D 650 Aquitaine [FREMM] 1x S70B1 Seahawk [HS.23] 1x F 101 Alvaro De Bazan 6x F22A Raptor 1x E3C Sentry 2x MQ4C Triton UAV [Global Hawk Mod] 1x EA6B Prowler ICAP III 3x F35B Lightning II 1x Typhoon T.3 EXPENDITURES:  16x Aster 15 PAAMS [GWS.45 Sea Viper] 24x RIM162A ESSM 14x RIM162B ESSM 3x R.440N CrotaleNG VT1 40x RIM66M2 SM2MR Blk IIIA 13x RIM116B RAM Blk I 2x 100mm/55 Model 1968 PFHE Burst [4 rnds] 2x DAGAIE Mk2 LEM Chaff 24x RIM161B SM3 NTW Blk IB 148x MIM104F Patriot PAC3 ERINT 71x MIM104E Patriot PAC2 GEM+ 337x AIM120D AMRAAM P3I.4 40x MICA EM 14x MICA IR 52x Meteor 14x AIM132A ASRAAM 48x AGM88C HARM 23x Generic Chaff Salvo [8x Cartridges] 4x AIM9X Sidewinder 5x Generic Flare Salvo [3x Cartridges, Dual Spectral] 44x UGM109I Tomahawk Blk IV MMT [MultiMission] 12x UGM109I Tomahawk Blk IV MMT [MultiMission] 16x Generic Chaff Salvo [4x Cartridges] 2x 76mm/62 Compact HE Burst [4 rnds] 7x DUAL TRAP Chaff/Flare 12x 76mm/62 Super Rapido HE Burst [2 rnds] 5x SEALEM Chaff 1x 127mm/54 HECVT 2x 20mm/120 Meroka Mod 2B Burst [144 rnds] 4x Mk214 Sea Gnat Chaff [Seduction] 32x AGM86D Blk II CALCM [1200lb Penetator] 8x Mk48 Mod 7 ADCAP CBASS 8x ADM160B MALD [Active RF] 8x ADM160C MALDJ [StandIn OECM] 40x Generic Chaff Salvo [5x Cartridges] 13x AN/SSQ62E DICASS 9x AN/SSQ53F DIFAR 16x UGM109C Tomahawk Blk III TLAM 14x Spearfish Mod 0 2x Mk46 NEARTIP Mod 5A(SW) 56x AGM84K SLAMERATA 14x SCALP EG 10x Mk54 LHT Mod 0 32x AGM86C Blk IA CALCM 288x AGM158B JASSMER 4x SUT Mod 4 4x TAU2000 Torpedo Jammer & Decoy 116x RGM109I Tomahawk Blk IV MMT [MultiMission] 40x GBU39/B SDB 36x AGM158A JASSM [Penetrator] SIDE: Russian Federation =========================================================== LOSSES:  4x MiG31BM Foxhound 19x Tu22M3M Backfire C 9x Su35S Flanker 3x Yak44 Hawkeyeski 24x Su33 Flanker D 7x Su24MP Fencer F 8x Il38N May 5x Il78M Midas 12x SA23a Gladiator [9A83M] TELAR 6x SA23b Giant [9A82M] TELAR 3x A50 Mainstay A 2x PLA971M Akula II 17x Ka27PL Helix A 1x SKR Admiral Sergey Gorshkov [Pr.2235.0] 1x RKR Admiral Nakhimov [Pr.1144 Orlan, ExKalinin] 1x PLARK949A Oscar II [Antey] 1x MPK Gremyashchy [Pr.2038.5, Improved Steregushchy] 1x RKR Slava [Pr.1164 Atlant] 3x Vehicle (Grill Pan [9S32M]) 3x SA23b Giant [9A85] LLV 6x SA23a Gladiator [9A84] LLV 1x PLA885 Severodvinsk [Yasen, Granay] 1x TAKR Ulyanovsk [Pr.1143.7 Orel] 6x Ka52K Hokum B 1x TAKR Admiral Kuznetsov [Pr.1143.5] 1x SKR Admiral Grigorovich [Pr.1135.6M] 1x MPK Soobrazitelny [Pr.2038.1, Mod Steregushchy] 10x T50 PAKFA 24x A/C Hardened Aircraft Shelter (1x Large Aircraft) 2x A/C Hangar (2x Medium Aircraft) 4x A/C Revetment (1x Large Aircraft) 7x Runway Access Point (Very Large Aircraft) 4x AvGas (150k Liter Tank) 25x A/C Tarmac Space (2x Large Aircraft) 10x A/C Open Parking Spot (1x Very Large Aircraft) 3x A/C Open Parking Spot (1x Large Aircraft) 2x Vehicle (Paint Box [SPN30] Jammer) 3x Vehicle (SA25 FCR [50N6A]) 12x SA25 [50P6] TEL 36x DF21D ASBM TEL [CSS5 Mod4] 9x SA24 Grouse [9K338 IglaS] MANPADS 36x DF25 TEL 2x Radar (Tin Trap [22Zh6]) 1x Radar (Back Net [P80]) 1x Building (Control Tower) 6x MiG29K Fulcrum D 1x Runway (3200m) 1x PL20120 [Sarov Class] 1x Ammo Pad EXPENDITURES:  228x Kh101 24x SSN19 Shipwreck [P700 Granit] 36x DF25 [Conventional, CSS5 Mod3] 36x DF25 RV [Conventional, CSS5 Mod3] 134x RGB75 [Basic Search, Passive Omni] 6x AS4 Kitchen B Mod 3 [Kh22NA INS+TERCOM] 1x AA9 Amos [R33S, ARH] 48x RGB48 [Search, Passive Directional] 107x RGB41 [Search, Passive Omni] 52x Generic Chaff Salvo [8x Cartridges] 241x SA25 [9M96] 67x SA23a Gladiator [9M83M] 28x AA12 Adder A [R77, RVVAE] 123x Generic Chaff Salvo [4x Cartridges] 23x AA11 Archer [R73] 1x Generic Flare Salvo [4x Cartridges, Single Spectral] 32x SSN26 Sapless [P800 Onyx] 230x AA13 Arrow [R37M] 11x AA11 Archer [R73M] 11x SSN16 Stallion [RPK7 Vodopei, UMGT1 Torpedo] 6x SSN15 Starfish [RPK6 Vodopad, UMGT1 Torpedo] 5x SA23b Giant [9M82M] 3x MG114 Berilly 11x Generic Acoustic Decoy 28x AA10 Alamo A [R27R, MR SARH] 17x AA10 Alamo C [R27RE, LR SARH] 6x SSN15 Starfish [RPK6 Veder, UMGT1 Torpedo] 16x SAN21c Growler [9M96] 1x PaketNK 4x RBU12000 Torpedo Decoy Salvo [UDAV1, 10 rnds] 4x SAN6a Grumble [5R55RM] 28x SAN9 Gauntlet [9M3302 Kinzhal] 9x AK630M 30mm/65 Gatling Burst [400 rnds] 3x AK130 130mm/54 Twin Frag Burst [2 rnds] 10x 30mm Twin Gatling Gsh630K Burst [375 rnds] 14x SAN11a Grisom [9M311K] 1x SAN12 Grizzly [9M317] 90x PK10 Flare [SO50] 5x Generic Acoustic Decoy 11x 100mm/59 A190 Frag 1x 30mm Twin Gatling Gsh630KD [375 rnds] 1x SAN11b Grisom [9M311K1] 1x 23mm ZSU234 Shilka Burst [50 rnds] 2x USET80K 13x SA21a Growler [48N6DM]
