I'm fairly new to CMANO and the latest CMO.
With that said I'm in love with the concept and realism behind modern operations and have for some time envisioned starting a project or 2 i suppose. The concept I have in mind is very large in scope and I am afraid I don't possess the technical skills or knowledge to see it through particularly in regards to creating the missions and script for the AI and although I am willing to learn how to do this and currently am, I simply don't have the time to do it all correctly. For that reason I am looking for help from those skilled and experienced in scenario design especially in scripting for the AI. The project and difficulties in doing this are sufficient enough that "I will very likely consider compensation for an individuals time and effort."
So my idea for this scenario will probably have to be split into at least 2 separate ones that can later be merged together if desired or even possible. (Btw i'm open to collaborating and making changes on most of it but i would like to keep the basic concept) My idea is for a major international conflict to be brewing around the year 2035 or maybe even by 2045 between NATO and the Coalition (will need to workshop that). The Coalition will consist of two major powers: Russia and China. I know not particularly likely in some aspects but a lot can change in 20 or 30 years and i want to create a backstory that will create the need for another arms race. The Coalition may be joined by some other Middle Eastern and Asian allies. I want to significantly increase the size of the airforce and navies of most involved parties, especially Russia, China and many NATO members and to a lesser extent the US forces as they are already fairly large. In some cases where not already present, i want to provide modern equivalents of Frigates, Destroyers, Cruisers, and in some very rare cases Guided Missile Battleships (BBGs) or Arsenal Ships as well as Carriers both large and small some based on future projects already in the works. from what i have gathered its not really possible to edit the database, that said i have managed to create the units i want from customizing the ones in game and even managed to add sensors and datalinks necessary for things like the Aegis system and Tomahawk links.
I want these scenarios to be great additions for multiplayer if and when it gets released. For now though I would like to make a somewhat unbalanced version that favors the coalition and that possesses a competent AI to run it. The AI doesn’t have to be brilliant but I would like it to be somewhat adaptable if possible, I’m counting on the size of the scenarios to add to the challenge more than anything but a non retarded AI that takes offensive actions would be great.
In the case of the pacific scenario I want China to heavily outnumber the US and NATO In Air, Surface and Submersible assets, except perhaps in terms of carriers and their air groups. I’m open to changing this somewhat but I would like China’s objective with the help of the Russian Pacific Fleet to be to seize Taiwan and other nearby and strategically important Islands with Amphibious forces and strikes as well as neutralize US and Japanese bases in the strategic region. I would like to maybe include a conflict with NATO allied South Korea and India just to add more chaos and increase the scale of the conflict (Australia could also be an additional ally and objective). The NATO objective will be area denial of freighters and military forces in certain key areas and to stop the invasion of Taiwan or failing that take it back as well as neutralize the artificial island bases the Coalition holds. An objective for Russia would maybe be to harass Alaskan bases and their forces and with China’s help interdict Carrier, Surface and submarine Strike Groups that will be trying to reach the Western Pacific (A few Carrier battles would be awesome 😉)
The Atlantic Scenario would include the bulk of the completely reconstituted and enlarged Russian Navy with many surface and submarine assets as well as many of their various long range strike aircraft. I would like to include some small land battles in Europe but I know CMO is somewhat limited in this regard so we can table it for later if at all. I would basically like an enlarged Red Storm Rising scenario. NATO groups attempting to escort convoys back and forth (can’t decide if Iceland should be seized at the start or not) As well as attempting to support Europe through air and naval strikes as well as Scandinavia and eventually attempting to strike the naval and air bases on the Kola Peninsula. Russia will obviously be attempting to sink the convoys and their escorts and neutralize the NATO carrier groups and Subs.
This all needs a lot of refining obviously but I would love to work with someone or maybe even with a group on it. ( haven’t decided on whether I should include Nukes or not, whether they are tactical, strategic or both, maybe make a scenario with them and one without).
also i know there will hundreds and even a few thousand units. My computer should be able to handle it as its about as high end as possible without a custom build. I can provide specs if desired. just thought i should mention that.