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New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from the ... - 3/30/2021 12:17:09 AM   
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OK, first in the Pacific Fury series:

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You are the commander of the USS Independence Carrier Battle Group. Your carrier and its battle group are the US Navie's ‘Forward Deployed’ force based in Yokosuka Japan as part of the US 7th Fleet. In a normal year, your force would spend the winter months in port refitting, but this is not a normal year. Instead, the battle group deployed to the Philippians in early January for a multi-carrier exercise with USS Constellation and USS Abraham Lincoln, then a Freedom of Navigation run through the Strait of Taiwan, and finally an amphibious exercise with the South Koreans.

Now, plans to head home were canceled last night and we’ve been ordered to deploy to the south coast of Hokkaido for a deterrence operation. The Japanese government has been getting extremely nervous over the past few weeks and the fiasco at the Olympics has spooked them. We will do a restricted passage drill through the Tsugaru Strait and spend about 72 hours patrolling up as far as the southern Kurils. The 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa has promised us a squadron of F-16s to run some air defense drills as well.

Should be a quiet week. What could possibly go wrong?

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As always, happy to receive your comments, critiques and suggestions.

Enjoy

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/30/2021 4:59:12 AM   
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Sweet! It's pretty late where I am, so I'm going to check this out tomorrow!

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/30/2021 1:18:32 PM   
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Looks interesting! Will there be a Second Battle of Tsushima?

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/30/2021 1:32:34 PM   
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quote:

Second Battle of Tsushima?


well we shall see...

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/30/2021 4:50:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gunner98

Should be a quiet week. What could possibly go wrong?




Sorry. Couldn´t help my self

I mean, how hard can it be?




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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/30/2021 5:10:48 PM   
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What could possibly go wrong?

Heh, heh. My contribution





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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/30/2021 5:21:25 PM   
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OK I'll join the parade





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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/30/2021 9:18:36 PM   
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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/30/2021 10:25:36 PM   
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First attempt ended up in the sinking of USS Independence and may other assets.
😢
After 1 hour in scenario

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/30/2021 10:39:06 PM   
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Yeah I've got it up now.

Prepared for hostilities as best I could, with some fighters in the air.

First overt act was a pair of missiles launched against the UNREP group to the east (BTW, the name of the Oiler is Pecos, NOT Pacos). The escorting frigate was able to defeat the first 4 missiles fired against it, but the fifth sank the frigate.

Upon that group being attacked, I made the judgement call to commence pre-emptive self defense, and put a couple harpoons into the Independence Group's DDG tail, then one Harpoon into the first AGI.

It was after those 3 actions that I got the 'We are at War! Commence Hostilties!" message, which I actually liked, simulating the chaos of a surpise attack. I like to think my Admiral character decided to strike first, risking court marshal, so as to prevent a Pearl-Harbor like disaster.

The last main thing that happened before I write this was two mass missile salvos bearing down on the Independence group. I used everything I had immediately avaliable (4x F-18s, 4x F-14s in the air, plus SAMs) to defend the carrier. I even got a few fighters in the air and in the fight as the missiles bore down on me.

It wasn't enough. two missiles slammed into Independence, wrecking flight ops and the CV Air Wing. 75%+ damage. I doubt I can save the ship given likely follow up attacks. I also lost the frigate Vandegrift to a missile as well. I called it and reloaded a save from before hostilities commenced.

That's where I am now.

Perhaps I should pull my escorts in tighter once I start getting ominous warnings.

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/31/2021 12:42:06 AM   
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Hey! No Soviet airplanes allowed east of Japan. East is supposed to be Soviet free!

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/31/2021 12:46:45 AM   
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Perhaps I should pull my escorts in tighter once I start getting ominous warnings.


That is certainly an option.

Did you call in the Japanese CAP (special action)?

There are F-16s at Misawa and AMRAAM toating F-18s at Iwakuni as well, a bit of afterburner can be useful.

You may also want to adjust WRA on CGs

I'm thinking it will be a near run thing but you will need to pull out all the stops. ---or I may need to ratchet it down a tad.

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/31/2021 12:47:41 AM   
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Hey! No Soviet airplanes allowed east of Japan. East is supposed to be Soviet free!


Crap - maybe they didn't get the memo

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/31/2021 1:06:21 AM   
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quote:

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Perhaps I should pull my escorts in tighter once I start getting ominous warnings.


That is certainly an option.

Did you call in the Japanese CAP (special action)?

There are F-16s at Misawa and AMRAAM toating F-18s at Iwakuni as well, a bit of afterburner can be useful.

You may also want to adjust WRA on CGs

I'm thinking it will be a near run thing but you will need to pull out all the stops. ---or I may need to ratchet it down a tad.

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No I didn't call in the Japanese CAP. I don't think they would have arrived in time.

In my next attempt I will try a tighter escort formation, and perhaps try to get the Marines to add some air cover. The F-16s might end up being too far out, besides I already had two in the air before hostiltiies commenced.

It's a bit of a dice toss on protecting the Pecos. Thank god it can recover the Frigate's helo.


Also, looking at it now with a fresh start, I just realized that there is an E-3 Sentry over southern Honshu at my disposal, Great!

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/31/2021 2:50:51 AM   
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UPDATE:

Well, I did it. A combonation of a tighter escort formation, more fighters launched from the carrier, and an EA-6B in the air allowed me to fight off the opening missile attack, but just barely. No Japanese CAP though

The Soviets apparently lobbed 48 Shipwreck missiles at the Independence Group. It took alot of missiles and cannon shells, but I blasted all of them, although a couple got very close to the carrier. Those damned SS-N-19s literally outrun Sparrows and Sidewinders!

I was sweating bullets! The F-16s and USMC F-18s were too far out to help, I launched them once I received the first special message

I think I'll save the game here and come back tomorrow, I will continue operations, mainly I got to get to that tanker. That group actually hasn't been attacked yet, although a Japanese Orion torpedoed and sank a Kilo before hostilities commenced.

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/31/2021 8:16:50 PM   
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Looks like the land attack missions aren't going in because they have 'enforce flight size' turned on, a default flight size of 4, and usually only one plane on each mission.

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 3/31/2021 11:16:19 PM   
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SITUATION

It looks like war is breaking out in Europe, and here off the coast of Japan I am in charge of a small American carrier group gathering west of Honshu. We’re a bit spread out, and our Leahy is still hurrying to catch up after refueling. We’re being sent up through the Tsugaru Strait, to rendezvous with a tanker which is coming across the Pacific to meet us. The Russian war-machine is poised and ready in Vladivostok, 400 miles to our west, which puts us well within range of any missile-carrying bombers coming from the mainland. The area is crawling with merchantmen and fishermen, and there are a pair of Soviet tattletales (one older DD, one AGI) shadowing the carrier group. If anything happens, the enemy already know where we are.

In addition to my somewhat dispersed carrier group, I have a pair of SSNs. One old Sturgeon is N of the carrier group in mid-ocean, and a newer 688 is lurking off Vladivostok. My incoming tanker, steaming across the Pacific, is being escorted by a Knox, which should provide effective ASW screening, and its lack of air defence shouldn’t be an issue out there. There’s also a Perry (the Jarrett) up near the rendezvous zone, in case anything’s lurking in wait. The Japanese also have a series of destroyers posted along their west coast, on ASW patrols.

I do have some useful land-based air cover, in the form of F-18s down south, and F-16s up north, and the Japanese have their own air patrols along the length of the islands. I even have some F-15s in distant Okinawa, However, they’re not all on a war footing yet, nor are the ones on my carrier, and it will take a few hours before everyone is up and ready.


PLAN

AEW and ELINT/ESM assets and maritime surveillance assets are ordered to begin sweeping the area immediately. Most will be operating west of Japan, but one P-3 is sent east, towards our tanker group, in case some sort of disguised Soviet ship is lurking piratically in the area.

The tanker group is to tighten formation, deke 20 miles off-course to throw off any immediate pursuit or ambush, and then resume its transit towards the rendezvous area.

The Jarrett, in our patrol area east of the straits, is ordered to sweep into the mouth of the straits, before returning to guard the rendezvous area.

My 688 SSN off Vladivostok is ordered to periscope depth to provide ESM warning of air activity in the region, while the old Sturgeon SSN will do its best to stay out of trouble in mid-ocean.

The carrier group is ordered to tighten up formation and head south directly towards the Leahy at full speed, while the Leahy rushes north to meet them. The combined group will adopt a tight anti-missile formation and head for the coast, giving them more room to avoid Russian threats, and making them easier to cover with land-based air. It will then continue north along the coast as circumstances warrant.


OPENING MOVES

As my aircraft spread out, I start to get a better look at the overall situation. There’s plenty of activity in Russia, where surveillance and SAM radars are in evidence, along with the powerful emissions of Badger reconnaissance aircraft. Not only have the Russians got me directly from their tattletales, but they also have me on radar too. As alarming news reports flow in from Europe, and the Defcon level starts ratcheting up, I start getting more indications of Soviet air activity. More surveillance planes start showing up, jammers begin to make an appearance, and then fighters; first MiG-23s, then Su-27s, and even some MiG-31s.

I had initially hoped to keep my fighters on the ground as long as possible, but it’s becoming obvious that this won’t be an option much longer, and my first patrols start heading west. The enemy recce planes are actually closer to me than the enemy fighters, which seem to be staying inshore for the moment, and I start to wonder if my best course of action is to concentrate on them, hoping to rapidly poke the enemy’s eyes out, rather than CAP-ing over the carrier or trying to tackle the fighters. Accordingly, my first flights spread out, moving a couple hundred miles west to threaten the Badgers.

To my annoyance, an enemy Badger also turns on its radar far out to the east, coming in to have a look at my tanker group, which pretty much scotches my chance of keeping undetected and dodging any ambushes. This is actually rather worrying. I don’t think missile-carrying attackers are likely (although if one Badger is there, why not another?), but this guy could easily be cueing an SSGN, or something like that. I decide to send one of my precious ready F-16s to intercept, and the Jarrett is ordered to hurry east to meet them, to provide a modicum of air defence.


FIRST BLOOD

First to fire are actually the Japanese! Their destroyers manage to get contacts on a pair of probable subs in the western approaches to the Tsugaru Strait, and they start to maneuver aggressively to engage. Admiralty manages to wave them off in time, but the memo doesn’t get through to their P-3s, who sink a Tango before anyone can stop them. (Translation: I switched sides and adjusted the ROE for the destroyers’ ASW patrols, but forgot to do it for the P-3s. Ooops!)

They’re heading for the second contact, when they get ordered to wave off. I almost wish they had engaged, because now the second contact has managed to throw off its trackers, and I’m not sure exactly where it has gone. An S-3 is headed north to help out, but for the moment the contact is elusive.


LAST MOMENTS

Diplomatic distinctions of who fired first probably don’t matter much at this point. The recce planes seem to be moving further out to sea, the line of jammers is firming up behind them, and fighter patrols are moving out to join them. I’m getting intel reports of large formations over Vladivostok, and when my AWACS starts getting hits on formations of slow movers I can’t wait any longer. The last ready planes are scrambled from my squadrons on-shore, and a few more carrier planes launch. I’ve still got about 50% of my ready planes on-deck, but it can’t be long until I’ll need them too.

I have not yet called for assistance from the Japanese, and my hope is that I won’t need to. My carrier group is collected together and headed for shore, and maybe, just maybe, we’re going to get out of this without help.


WAR!

Suddenly, AWACS reports supersonic sea-skimming missiles appearing in mid-ocean. Oscar! Moments later, a second one opens fire. Two streams of missiles are headed for the carrier group, and a few more are headed for the northern Japanese destroyers, which are essentially defenceless against this particular threat.

Our response is immediate. Harpoons roar away across the waves, rapidly sinking the pair of tattletales, and my dispersed line of fighters start knocking down Badgers and recce Backfires, trying to kill as much of their long-range radar recce as possible. Enemy fighters are ignored wherever possible, and things go very well for the initial salvo, but attempts to pursue the more distant enemy are foiled by their long-ranged SAMs, and I’m forced to go diving to the deck. There are still enemy radar planes up, and I don’t think I’ll get them all.

On the carrier, the deck crews work as fast as they can, launching every fighter we have left. Half of them are directed to each of the incoming streams of missiles. They certainly won’t be able to stop them all, but my hope is that they can thin the lines enough for the SAMs to be able to stop the rest. Reports are coming in of sabotage and attacks on the mainland, but fortunately every land-based ready fighter I have is already up.

The first of the missiles is hurtling towards the Japanese. Is there any hope for them?


NEXT MOVES

Assuming I survive the double-Oscar attack, the question becomes what to do next. So far, the (assumed) enemy bombers do not seem to have come out to sea. Maybe, now that I have managed to knock down a number of recce planes and sink the tattletales, the enemy no longer has a reliable contact on me? That is my hope, but it may be a slender one. I’ll continue to retire towards the coast and then head north, but making the rendezvous as scheduled is entirely optional now. Hopefully there aren’t too many subs in my path. And maybe my single F-16 will get to that eastern Badger before it can summon a world of hate for my lonely tanker? We shall see!


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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/1/2021 12:23:16 AM   
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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/1/2021 9:18:00 PM   
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MISSILES INBOUND

Is there hope for the Japanese? Alas, not for them. The massive supersonic sea-skimmers hurtle in towards the ASW ships, who only have guns to defend themselves, and my few F-16s in the region are out of position to intervene. Three of the destroyers are torn to pieces by the thundering blasts. The number of survivors is very small.

Down south, my fighters close in on the approaching missile streams, firing every missile of their own, and even resorting to cannon-fire to try and break up the attack. Three effective missiles get through from the southern attack, and eight from the northern. Fortunately, the missiles won’t arrive simultaneously. My carrier group energizes its radars, aims its launchers west, and gets ready to defend itself.

The southern missiles clear the horizon, and we start shooting, and shooting, and shooting. SAM after SAM misses completely, and I start to wonder if the ASMs are going to fly right in and sink me without being hit at all. The middle one and the tail one finally die, but the first one plunges onward, inside minimum SAM range and past the heavy guns. It’s only a final desperate Phalanx burst which finally puts it down, raining missile fragments all over the fleet. The northern missiles arrive a couple of minutes later, and this time the defence goes better. Even though there are more missiles, they all get shot down before they get to guns range.

The white-faced crews in the carrier group look at each other with dismay. They came within seconds of losing a ship, and if the missile streams had happened to arrive simultaneously, they would probably have been launching rescue helicopters now. How well will they be able to withstand a massed bomber attack?


CENTRAL FIGHTING

AWACS reports that the air picture looks bleak. There are swarms of modern MiG-31s, and fast MiG-25s in the air now, to go with the dangerous Su-27s and ubiquitous MiG-23s, and AWACS has contacts on at least two dozen bomber-sized aircraft orbiting over Vladivostok. My 688 SSN, lurking at periscope depth to do ESM duty off Vladivostok, detects the radars on incoming May ASW aircraft, and has to dive and clear the area before its masts are detected, which deprives me of a source of intel.

My pilots start trying to engage in the center, where a few Phoenix-carrying F-14s are able to engage the MiG-31s with some hope of success, covering the retreat of planes which had engaged the recce aircraft and missiles earlier on. For a moment they manage to open a hole in the center, but I have nothing left to exploit it with, and soon another wave of heavy fighters pours in to fill the gap.

Now lone Tu-22s start showing up, firing cruise missiles at infrastructure targets such as radars along the Japanese islands, followed by flights of three making attacks on our airbases. The Japanese fighters and SAMs make some efforts to intercept these missiles, but they’re fast and hard to hit, and many get through. Fortunately, their accuracy is not great, and the actual damage is modest. My pilots even manage to catch one or two of the bombers in the general fighting, but most return safely to base.

By this time the next wave of MiG-31s and other Russian fighters is bearing down on us, forcing me into a general retreat. The carrier group continues to run for the coast, heading for the shelter of the Japanese fighters at Komatsu, and all my support aircraft fall back at full speed towards the islands. The retreating AWACS gets a last look at the colossal swarm of bombers over Vladivostok, while my ELINT planes hurry away as best they can, hoping the Russians are more interested in shooting fighters than them. Worst of all, I’ve got a huge stack of defenceless planes in the carrier landing pattern, and MiG-31s are speeding towards them at high supersonic dash.

Fortunately, the enemy are now coming so close to Japan that the Japanese CAP (not the special action) starts moving to engage. It’s F-4s vs MiG-31s, and the results are not in the Japanese favour. Still, the brave pilots do manage to mess up the enemy formation, waste their missiles, and achieve a few kills. This lets my last remaining fighters get into the remains to kill one or two more, and that gives us the breathing space to continue landing our fighters.


THE NORTH

Fighting isn’t confined to the center. Up north, near the Tsugaru Strait, my S-3 arrives in the area where the other sub contact was and starts hunting. A lucky contact with an active buoy locates what turns out to be a Kilo, and a couple of Mk50s sink the stealthy sub. The S-3 then heads east to lay a line of buoys through the strait, looking for any intruders there. (Hmmm. Straits + subs = mines? Will have to remember that if the carrier gets up there.)

Japanese ASW planes are also active in the area, and one of their P-3s decides now is the perfect time to go hunting for the northern Oscar, which is half-way to Russia! This provokes an angry response from the squadron of MiG-25s loitering there, who swoop in towards the foolish plane. Executive orders are issued telling the pilot to return home immediately, and my last F-16 manages to kill the two leading MiGs with AMRAAM shots, but the rest are still in hot pursuit. Freshly launched F-16s are burnering towards them, but they probably won’t make it in time. Prospects for the P-3 are poor.

Meanwhile, another F-16 has finally arrived over the tanker group out in the Pacific, shooting down the Badger that’s been tracking my vulnerable ships. Unfortunately, he’s only got a few minutes of fuel on station, so after hunting around briefly he has to go home again. The two ships are on their own again.


SITREP

It’s 1345Z now, and the command staff are trying to put together a picture of the situation.

My initial fighter flights are either retreating or landing now, and are in the process of quickly re-arming. Fortunately, the next wave of fighters is already lifting off. Four fresh F-14s (2 Phoenix each) are arriving on station, four more F-18s are on the way from Iwakuni in the south, and four more F-16s from Misawa in the north. I’ve also got four F-15s flying in from Okinawa with a tanker, and four more to follow. They’ll refuel, fight, and then base out of Iwakuni for the moment. I won’t get any more carrier aircraft for over an hour, but some additional F-16s should be trickling in.

The Russian bombers don’t seem to be making a move yet. My AWACS is probing cautiously in their direction again, and getting glimpses of them over their coast. Unfortunately, there are plenty of new recce planes flying my way, and this time they’re embedded in the existing fighter screen, so I can’t be confident I’ll be able to shoot them down. If the recce planes do manage to get a good contact on me, then I expect they’ll engage. (I’m keeping my special action in reserve for these guys.)

We’ve spotted another AGI in the center, half-way to Vladivostok and well inside Russian fighter cover. There’s no way to get at it, and it doesn’t seem to be doing any harm, so it’s not a concern at the moment. There hasn’t been any sign of major fleet units yet, which is good. My 688 is creeping a little closer to Vladivostok, and may be able to intercept if something shows up. My Sturgeon has been ordered to hunt the northern Oscar, but he’s actually outclassed by the enemy, so that may turn out to be a bad decision.

Meanwhile, my carrier continues to head for Komatsu, desperate for distance from the foe. Unfortunately, this is going south-east, and I’m supposed to be going north-east to rendezvous with my tanker. Do I risk turning, or continue to safety?

Decisions must be made!

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/1/2021 9:43:31 PM   
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Decision indeed

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/1/2021 11:25:53 PM   
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World War Three is half an hour old. So far - taking Andrew's experience as the 'best case' - events have gone rather well... with a few differences.

Opening moves

As the ominous warnings started flooding in I realised that the carrier would be the primary target before she slipped away in a day or two. Airbases weren't going anywhere. Independence turned south and the Leahy accelerated north, Indy's escorts closing formation in a tight huddle while calls were sent to the nearest JASDF base for support. Meanwhile, everything that could fly in the hangar was armed and fuelled. The usual flock of support aircraft and helicopters spread out around the carrier group. At the north and south ends of Japan, USAF and USMC ready fighter roared into the sky.

The turn south was not mirrored by the Soviet frigate close by, and she slowly vanished over the horizon. Unfortunately there was no hiding out here, and the number of Soviet recce aircraft doubled, then tripled. A wall of jammers blocked the AWACS from detecting just what was rapidly gathering over Vladivostok. A mountain of signals were being hoovered up by the ELINT platforms, however. The Independence collected the Leahy, and with her effective SAM defences doubled, swung north east along the coast of Japan and accelerated, active sonar and helicopters sweeping ahead.

War! The flash message was accompanied near simultaneously by the report of a light Japanese destroyer breaking apart from a close-range torpedo shot. With the carrier's route undoubtedly infested with submarines, P-3s based near Tokyo launched to supplement the carrier group's organic ASW screen. Then the call came in - Vampire, Vampire... but not from the AWACS circling over the carrier - from the Brewton, escorting a tanker hundreds of miles east of the mainland. Somehow, a Soviet SSGN laid astride her path. Cued by a Tu-16, the pair of missiles sped in at wavetop level, mercifully slowly. Not an Oscar, then. Brewton presented her flank and her 5-inch gun, miraculously, blew apart the first missile before the Phalanx destroyed the second. But then a second pair of missiles were detected.

Brewton's Phalanx performed heroically, spraying down them both. It clicked empty as the third pair of massive missiles sped in. Brewton's Seasprite crew watched helplessly as the tiny frigate simply disappeared underneath them. More worryingly, a fourth - and surely final - pair of ASMs launched, this time towards the defenceless, escortless, tanker. It seemed certain that she would die, and the Independence group deprived of vital fuel.

Meanwhile, the Indy had other concerns. A colossal barrage of supersonic ASMs were being tracked, launched simultaneously from two points and aimed squarely at the carrier. The JASDF fighters were first to react, speeding off to the north and north west. Their attacks, usually from the side, were worryingly ineffective - most missiles were outrun or simply missed the streams of Shipwrecks. The AWACS crew realised that they had to think of something new, and fast. The missiles were minutes away, and there was no guarantee that the SAM defences along would be adequate - and even if they were, would leave the carrier vulnerable in future engagements. The pilots of the USN would have to pull their weight.

Fortunately, they weren't alone. The concentration of defences over the carrier, decided an hour ago, bore fruit. USMC and USAF planes joined the Navy Tomcats and Hornets and nearly twenty aircraft, splitting into two formations, approached the missile streams from dead ahead - and at extremely low level. Phoenixes, Sparrows, AMRAAMs, all took their toll, but then the fighters were nearly inside the streams. Each pilot knew that once they had passed, there was no second chance. They lacked the speed to turn and chase down the supersonic missiles. Sidewinders from the leading aircraft proved extremely effective. The incoming targets did not buck or weave, and fell in droves. Winchester, the fighters sprayed cannon rounds as they flashed past, before turning and burning back to the Independence or their land bases.

The north western missile group was destroyed a few dozen miles out from the ships, but the northern group got closer. There was no room for mistakes, and no more fighters were available. The same tactic was used, with the Americans approaching from dead ahead, using their Sidewinders and cannon as they closed. When the last of the 20-something Shipwrecks nosed into the sea, twenty miles north of the leading frigate escort, everyone - even me - exhaled a sigh of relief. The Oscars were not unbeatable. They would creep back home, but the fighters could rearm a lot quicker. Navy and Marine aircraft began recovering as CVBG Independence, with full SAM magazines, cruised past the smouldering wrecks of the Soviet frigate and SSV, blown apart by Harpoons minutes after the first Soviet missiles were detected. Expensive sacrifices.

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/1/2021 11:31:59 PM   
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My second attempt didn't go too well. The Independence was attacked by AShMs launched by Badgers.

With all my carrier fighters down for refit after the first battle, it was down to SAMs and Phalanx to protect the carrier.

One Kingfish missile got through, and slammed into the flight deck. Started at 30% damage, but fire and flooding ultimately sank the carrier, I was unable to evac any aircraft to Iwakuni.

Also the Pecos was crippled by a submarine.


Im gonna try again from a save.

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/1/2021 11:34:53 PM   
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Nice!

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/1/2021 11:42:15 PM   
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Started at 30% damage, but fire and flooding


I lost her the same way in one of my tests. CVs can take half a dozen hits from Kingfish - but not if the fire takes hold

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/2/2021 11:09:11 AM   
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As always, happy to receive your comments, critiques and suggestions.


Comments: How do you do it!!!!! Man I'm in awe of the number of (detailed) scenarios you produce!!!!!



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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/2/2021 11:28:13 AM   
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Thanks Al

I don't know, helps having most of the research pre-done, and a devious mind I guess...

I should actually be writing but these are fun to build.

Your scenarios are pretty detailed as well, wish I had the time to play them more...



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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/2/2021 8:21:58 PM   
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Just started this one. Talk about initial tension created. My dog barked and I jumped. Lucky I didn't crap my pants.

Nice Bart!

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/3/2021 12:14:26 AM   
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Wow. Absolutely amazing. The happiest -444 score I've had in awhile.

I did manage to win the trailer skirmish, sink a sub and bag some bombers. Indy is at 74% and burning though!

I feel worked but man this is a great scenario. Don't change a thing!

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/3/2021 12:39:51 AM   
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Once minor quibble. A large Backfire group was swarming off of Hokkaido for some reason. Was able to launch from Misawa and kill a could number. They didn't seem to have a target so were orbiting around a ship for some reason.

I did suffer another sub attack and lost an FFG. Bagged him lost a long-hulled Perry to protect the still-burning Indy.

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RE: New scenario for testing Pacific Fury #1 Bolt from ... - 4/3/2021 1:05:26 AM   
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Well lucked out. Flooding and fire stopped at 93%. She's moving at a whopping two knots so gonna call it a night.

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SIDE: US
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LOSSES:
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6x A-6E Intruder
2x ES-3A Shadow
1x F/A-18A Hornet
6x F/A-18C Hornet
11x F-14A Tomcat
4x F-15C Eagle
6x F-16CJ Blk 50 Falcon
5x S-3B Viking
3x SH-3D Sea King
4x SH-60B Seahawk
1x 11m RHIB
1x FF 1052 Knox
2x FFG 36 Underwood [Perry Class]


EXPENDITURES:
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5x AN/SSQ-53B DIFAR
5x AN/SSQ-62B DICASS
84x 127mm/54 HE-CVT [HiFrag]
13x 20mm/85 Mk15 Phalanx Blk 0 Burst [200 rnds]
36x Mk214 Sea Gnat Chaff [Seduction]
3x AN/SSQ-77A VLAD
4x RGM-84C Harpoon IB
4x RGM-84D Harpoon IC
46x AIM-7M Sparrow III
2x AIM-54C Phoenix
44x AIM-120A AMRAAM
54x AIM-9M Sidewinder
29x Generic Chaff Salvo [5x Cartridges]
18x Generic Flare Salvo [3x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
33x RIM-66E6 SM-1MR Blk VIB
49x 20mm/85 M61A1 Vulcan Burst [100 rnds]
65x RIM-66J SM-2MR Blk II
32x RIM-7P Sea Sparrow
76x RIM-67C SM-2ER Blk II
10x AIM-7P Sparrow III
4x Mk46 NEARTIP Mod 5
2x 370 USG Drop Tank
1x 76mm/62 Compact HE Burst [4 rnds]



SIDE: USSR
===========================================================

LOSSES:
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1x Ka-25BSh Hormone A
4x MiG-23PD Flogger K
4x MiG-25PDS Foxbat E
19x MiG-31B Foxhound
4x Su-24M Fencer D
14x Su-27P Flanker B
8x Tu-16K-10-26P Badger C Mod
2x Tu-16K-26PM Badger G Mod
1x Tu-16RM-1/2 Badger D
1x Tu-22M-2 Backfire B
8x Tu-22M-3 Backfire C
1x BPK Kanin [Pr.57A Gnevny]
1x SSV Okean
1x PL-877M Kilo
1x PLA-671RTM Victor III [Shchuka]
1x PLA-971 Akula I [Shchuka-B]


EXPENDITURES:
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8x SS-N-7 Starbright [P-70 Ametist]
48x SS-N-19 Shipwreck [P-700 Granit]
2x 53-65K WH
11x Generic Acoustic Decoy
11x AS-4 Kitchen B Mod 2 [Kh-22MA INS+TERCOM]
12x 57mm/81 ZIF-75 Quad DP Burst [6 rnds]
12x AK-230 30mm/65 Twin Burst [50 rnds]
29x AA-10 Alamo C [R-27ER, LR TSARH]
8x SA-5c Gammon [5V28M5]
52x Generic Chaff Salvo [4x Cartridges]
4x AA-7 Apex E [R-24MR, SARH]
9x AA-11 Archer [R-73]
38x Generic Flare Salvo [4x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
229x RGB-1 [NATO BM-1, Search, Passive Omni]
20x RGB-2 [NATO BM-2, Track, Passive Bearing-Only]
8x RGB-3 [Track, Active-Only]
10x AA-10 Alamo A [R-27R, MR TSARH]
3x Generic Flare Salvo [2x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
1x AA-10 Alamo B [R-27T, MR IR]
68x AA-9 Amos [R-33S, SARH]
17x AA-6 Acrid C [R-40RD, SARH]
11x AA-6 Acrid D [R-40TD, IR]
11x AS-6 Kingfish B Mod 2 [KSR-5P, ARM]
5x AA-8 Aphid [R-60M]
18x 23mm AM-23 x 2 Burst [50 rnds]
30x Generic Chaff Salvo [8x Cartridges]
2x 65-76 Kit WH
6x 23mm AM-23 x 2 Burst [50 rnds]
13x AS-6 Kingfish A Mod 2 [KSR-5N, ASM]
6x AS-6 Kingfish A Mod 3 [KSR-5M, ASM]



SIDE: Japan
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LOSSES:
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2x F-15DJ Eagle
3x F-15J Eagle
7x F-4EJ Phantom II Kai
1x P-3C Orion Update II
1x Building (Control Tower)
1x Radar (J/FPS-2)
2x Radar (J/FPS-3)
1x DD 164 Takatsuki
3x DE 215 Chikugo


EXPENDITURES:
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121x J/HQS-12 DIFAR
60x J/HQS-33B DICASS [AN/SSQ-62]
1x Mk46 NEARTIP Mod 5
1x Type 73
16x MIM-14B Nike Hercules
31x AIM-7M Sparrow III
53x AIM-7F Sparrow III
4x 40mm/70 Twin Bofors DP Burst [8 rnds]
2x 76mm/50 Twin Frag Burst [2 rnds]
6x AIM-9J Sidewinder
26x Generic Chaff Salvo [5x Cartridges]
1x AIM-9L Sidewinder
2x 20mm/85 M61A1 Vulcan Burst [100 rnds]



SIDE: Biologics
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LOSSES:
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EXPENDITURES:
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SIDE: Fishing Fleet
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LOSSES:
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1x Commercial Trawler [800t DWT]


EXPENDITURES:
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SIDE: Fishing
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LOSSES:
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1x Commercial Large Trawler [1,250t DWT]


EXPENDITURES:
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SIDE: Commercial
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LOSSES:
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1x Commercial Dry-Bulk Carrier - Very Large Size [200,000t DWT]


EXPENDITURES:
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