From: The Great White North!
Latest scenario for testing. Linked to Northern Fury but in parallel, the campaign in the Caribbean.
As always, am interested in your critiques, comments and criticisms. One particular issue is scenario size, she's a big-un, and lots happening; it may be better as one large (Cuba) and two small (Belize & Panama), not sure and look forward to your advice.
Caribbean Fury 1: Hot Tamale! Scenario Brief
This is the first scenario of a 3-5 scenario campaign. This scenario is linked to the Northern Fury Campaign and you may wish to refer to that background document to get a broader picture of the geopolitical setting. While Hot Tamale’s is the first scenario set in the Caribbean, it is happening simultaneously to Northern Fury 1: H Hour, Northern Fury 2: X-Ray Station and Northern Fury 3: Dagger to the Heart, it is not essential to play any of these scenarios prior to taking your Caribbean cruse. See the Caribbean Fury background document for further insight on the background and specific issues in the Caribbean. The key nuggets are
-The Cold War continued no thaw in relations. Germany reunified but causing friction between East & West. WP still alive and doing very well.
-Yesterday, 12 Feb 1994, the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, opened with ominous indications of trouble brewing. Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries were represented at the opening ceremonies but many of their athletes were not present at the start of the actual events this morning. The Russian Olympic village was empty and initial investigation found that many of the athletes had simply disappeared, while only a few had flown home. Norway ordered the IOC to cancel the games and evacuate the Olympic Village.
-Norway has called up its reserves, deployed forces to forward bases and has requested support from NATO. The request for support was submitted to the North Atlantic Council (NAC) 4 hours ago.
-The scenario brief is your routine 0600 Local time briefing. Game starts late afternoon Caribbean time just before 1300Hrs Zulu (Greenwich Mean Time) on 13 Feb 1994.
You’re commanding the USS John F. Kennedy CVBG on routine patrol in the Caribbean. Although homeport is Norfolk Virginia, the Battle Group has been operating out of New Orleans Louisiana for most of the past year due to the increased tensions in Central America. The air wing (CVW-7) has just completed 4 days of intense training with the Army up at Fort Hood, and you now heading to Roosevelt Roads Puerto Ricco for some ASW and ASuW work.
You still haven’t decided if you’ll take the northern route past Cuba along the Florida Strait, very tight confines but sends a message to the Cubans who’ve been getting uppity of late. Or the southern route through the Straits of Yucatan past the Cayman Islands and Jamaica and take a look at Venezuela, which has also been flexing its muscles. Either way it should be a pleasant evening with perfect Caribbean weather.