From: California, United States
As I now think it is ok to propose ideas for scenarios open to anyone to try and make, I propose my first idea:
This can also be seen as a challenge for those experienced scenario builders.
I think a great scenario (or series of scenarios) could be based on the classic Tom Clancy novel: The Hunt For Red October.
As the story goes over a period of 17 days, it is not practical to have any one scenario do the whole thing.
However, I think a scenario about the hunt for the Red October would not be the most interesting approach.
I propose a scenario where fighting breaks out between the two massive fleets that were sent to sea after the Red October went rogue.
A sort of 'What if?' from a fictional story, a massive battle in the North Atlantic. I think by thumbing through the pages of the novel one can build enough of a basic order of battle to be filled in with reasonable assumptions of the units based on what was in the Soviet and NATO fleets at the time (late 1984).
I think the most interesting way to look at this is that neither fleet was really prepared to engage each other, as opposed to a WWIII scenario:
The Soviet Fleet was hell-bent on sinking a rogue sub, the NATO fleet was responding but only has one full size carrier immediately available.
and it is sort of quick, out of nowhere engagement in certain respects
From what I remember, on NATO side there was
the HMS Invincible group, USS John F Kennedy Group, USS New Jersey/USS Tarawa Group. Also USS America was in the South Atlantic early in the Story, so it's group could be added.
On Soviet Side
EDIT: Quote from the book: "Ryan scrutinized the blow ups "WOW! Kirov, Moskva, Kiev, three Karas, five Krestas, four Krivaks, eight Udaloys, and five Soveremenys""
Also the book later adds 58 Soviet subs, perhaps that is a bit much, so that could be cut down.
Of course in submarines, there has to be the Los Angeles Class USS Dallas and the Alfa Class VK Konovalov, the Red October may not be needed for a battle scenario, as I think that sub would be forgotten about once the shooting starts.
< Message edited by HalfLifeExpert -- 10/4/2015 4:29:07 AM >