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Mediterranean Fury 2 AAR - 6/8/2021 4:29:50 PM   
maverick3320

 

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Situation: you start as the commander of the Kearsarge ESG near Cyprus when Warsaw Pact kicks off the fighting.

Assets:
-Kearsarge ESG (Mainly an Essex-class with 5 Harriers, a Leahy CG, Iowa BB, and some ASW and amphib assets with no ground forces) with 100 or so Tomahawks and 40 or so Harpoons
-Scattered other ASW and sustainment ships
-RAF Akrotiri air base, with 4x Tornados and 4x Phantoms
-Incirlik with E3 AWACs and 14x F-16 (AMRAAMs, although limited quantity, but still probably your biggest asset)
-10 F/A-18s in Greece with some HARMs and TALDs
-40ish other Turkish F4s and F16s with AIM-9Ls
-20+ Greek A-7 Corsairs with some GBUs (that need buddy guidance) and dumb bombs

Enemy: Intel says 12ish WP Mig 23s, plus jammers and a SAG centered on the CVH Moskva and a Slava CG (also confusingly named Moskva). A heavy SAM net, a ton of Syrian airbases (with 400+ aircraft), and several enemy subs.

Israel and Jordan both have large amounts of forces in the game, but aside from Israeli SAMs engaging a few Syrian aircraft, they played no role. Jordanian aircraft "harrassed" some Syrian aircraft, but never fired a shot.

Mission: given the extremely limited assets my initial strategy was simply to play defensively. The game opens up with numerous strikes of 20-40 Syrian aircraft on your ships and RAF Akrotiri; my aircrews eventually were simply exhausted and couldn't keep up, especially against the strikes that were escorted by 10-20 enemy fighters (including Mig-29s) which resulted in some damage to the airfield and ships. Later in the scenario the mission updates to what I thought was to destroy the WP SAG and some WP radars, but after reading the message I couldn't find in the game how to bring the message back up, so I had to guess a bit. The scenario states that you get no points for destroying Syrian aircraft, which is sad, as I ended up destroying 350+.

As mentioned above, the mission updates to destroy the soviet fleet which is sailing back and forth near Latakia under the aircover of what turned out to be 43 Soviet Mig-23s (not even close to 12...thanks a lot, intel weenies), numerous Syrian aircraft, jammers, and multiple Gammon, Grumble, Grizzly, and other SAM assets. I did what I could to whittle down the air cover but it never completely abated. My strategy was to get in Harpoon range of the Soviet ships to at least waste some of the Soviet SAMs along with an initial HARM strike, followed by a larger HARM strike on the SAM net.

I found the scenario to be quite difficult. I ended up with a negative score (-167) as the player loses 100 points for each ship lost (or damaged as well) and the scenario opens with your exposed ships facing a blizzard of ASMs. I considered myself lucky to only lose three ships. I destroyed the entire Warsaw Pact fleet, a Vic III sub, all the WP aircraft, three of the WP radars and a decent percentage of the SAM net, but it still wasn't enough points to get a positive score. I destroyed the port of Latakia as well but didn't seem to get any points for it (oddly, I also didn't get points for sinking the Slava). I was extremely tempted to bring the Iowa within 16 inch gun range of the Warsaw Pact port/SAM net/airbase, but the Soviets had numerous Styx sites around the coast and my ships were nearly empty on SAMs even after micromanaging each SAM launch. Iowa took a hit from a Kedge that wiped out five drones, which I believe resulted in the same point deduction as aircraft, unfortunately.

Overall, another fun experience though. At the end I wasn't really sure what else to do; with no HARMs or Tomahawks left, and the Soviet aircraft destroyed, I started attacking Syrian airbases with the Greek A-7/GBU combo, but didn't seem to get any points for that either. The negative score is a bit dismaying considering I destroyed the WP air, wiped out the Soviet Navy, and destroyed the bulk of the Syrian airforce in less than a day for the loss of three ships, three subs, and 10 aircraft; I think it was actually a pretty good showing.

Either way, I'm already looking forward to Med Fury 3.



SIDE: NATO
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LOSSES:
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1x AB.212 ASW
1x F-104G Starfighter [CF-104C]
1x F-16C Blk 30 Falcon
1x F-16CG Blk 40 Falcon [Peace Onyx I]
5x F-4E Phantom II
3x F-5A Freedom Fighter
1x Phantom II FGR.2
5x RQ-2A Pioneer UAV
10x Ammo Revetment
1x Radar (AN/FPS-88)
1x Radar (Coastal ACSR)
1x Radar (TRS 22XX)
4x Rapier Mk1 Fire Unit [Cargo]
4x Vehicle (DN 181 Blindfire) [Cargo]
1x A 268 Green Rover [Rover Class]
1x AE 27 Butte [Kilauea]
1x F 57 Andromeda [Type 12I Leander Batch 3A Sea Wolf]
1x S 108 Swiftsure
1x S 347 Atilay [Type 209-1200, Ay Class]
1x SSN 688 Los Angeles [Flight I]


EXPENDITURES:
------------------
106x RIM-67C SM-2ER Blk II
89x Sky Flash Super TEMP Mod.
6x Sea Wolf Blk 1
8x RGM-84C Harpoon IB
4x Corvus Chaff [Distraction]
10x Corvus Chaff [Seduction]
2x Plessey Shield Chaff
35x AIM-7P Sparrow III
28x RIM-66E6 SM-1MR Blk VIB
16x RGM-84A Harpoon IP
24x AN/SSQ-62B DICASS
5x AN/SSQ-53B DIFAR
42x MIM-104B Patriot PAC-1
35x Generic Chaff Salvo [5x Cartridges]
300x AIM-120A AMRAAM
62x Sky Flash
152x AIM-9L Sidewinder
116x AIM-9M Sidewinder
10x RIM-7P Sea Sparrow
17x RIM-7M Sea Sparrow
52x Rapier Mk1
29x 20mm/85 M61A1 Vulcan Burst [100 rnds]
20x SSQ-963A CAMBS III
13x Generic Flare Salvo [3x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
10x AN/SSQ-77B VLAD
18x SSQ-905 Jezebel LOFAR
10x AN/SSQ-53D DIFAR
31x RIM-66E SM-1MR Blk VI
32x 35mm Twin Oerlikon Burst [20 rnds, UAR-1021 Skyguard]
1x AN/SSQ-62A DICASS
97x AIM-7E2 Sparrow III
12x Sea Dart Mod 2
38x AIM-9P-4 Sidewinder
52x AIM-9F Sidewinder
7x Aspide
1x 127mm/54 HE-CVT [HiFrag]
19x AGM-65B Maverick EO
18x SSQ-947 Julie Active Range-Only [AN/SSQ-47]
54x RGM-109C Tomahawk Blk II TLAM-C
4x AGM-88C HARM
53x AGM-88B HARM
6x AIM-7M Sparrow III
24x ADM-141A TALD [Active RF]
4x SST-4 Mod 0 Seeaal
1x 27mm Mauser BK-27 Burst [30 rnds]
6x Spearfish Mod 0
12x AGM-84D Harpoon IC
4x UGM-84B Harpoon IA
1x Type 2071 ADC Mk2 Mod 1
1x Mk46 NEARTIP Mod 5
4x Mk48 Mod 5 ADCAP
4x ADC Mk2 Mod 0 Torpedo Decoy
1x 20mm M39 x 2 Burst [80 rnds]
34x RGM-84D Harpoon IC
23x RGM-109C Tomahawk Blk III TLAM-C
20x GBU-12D/B Paveway II LGB [Mk82]
4x Mk84 2000lb LDGP
14x GBU-10E/B Paveway II LGB [Mk84]
16x Mk20 Rockeye II CB [247 x Mk118 Dual Purpose Bomblets]
12x Mk82 500lb LDGP



SIDE: WP
===========================================================

LOSSES:
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6x Ka-25BSh Hormone A
2x Ka-25PS Hormone C
2x Ka-25Ts Hormone B
9x Ka-27PL Helix A
43x MiG-23MLD Flogger K
5x Su-24M Fencer D
2x Su-24MP Fencer F
2x Su-24MR Fencer E
1x Tu-16P Badger L
1x Radar (Bill Board A [9S15 Obzor])
1x Radar (Square Tie [Rangout])
1x Structure (Naval Dock)
23x SA-10b Grumble [5P85S] TEL [Cargo]
4x SA-15b Gauntlet [9A331] TELAR [Cargo]
4x SA-17 Grizzly [9A310M1-2] TELAR [Cargo]
2x SA-17 Grizzly [9A39M1-2] LLV [Cargo]
2x Vehicle (Clam Shell [5N66]) [Cargo]
2x Vehicle (Flap Lid B [5N63S]) [Cargo]
1x BPK Kara [Pr.1134B Berkut B]
1x BPK Kashin [Pr.61]
1x BPK Kashin Mod [Pr.61M]
1x EM Sovremenny I [Pr.956A Sarych]
1x PKR Moskva [Pr.1123 Kondor]
1x RKR Moskva [Pr.1164 Atlant, Ex-Slava]
1x SKR Krivak IV [Pr.1135.2 Burevestnik]
1x SKR Neustrashimy [Pr.11540 Yastreb]
1x SSV Alpinist [Pr.503R]
1x SSV Meridian [Pr.864]
1x PLA-671RTMK Victor III [Shchuka]


EXPENDITURES:
------------------
16x SS-N-12 Sandbox Mod 2 [P-1000]
8x SS-N-22M Sunburn [P-270 Moskit]
38x RGB-NM-1 [Passive Omni]
20x RGB-1 [NATO BM-1, Search, Passive Omni]
71x Generic Chaff Salvo [5x Cartridges]
74x Generic Chaff Salvo [4x Cartridges]
22x Generic Flare Salvo [3x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
21x Generic Flare Salvo [2x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
17x AA-11 Archer [R-73]
15x AA-7 Apex E [R-24MR, SARH]
24x SS-N-25 Switchblade [Kh-35 Uran] GLONASS
64x SA-N-6a Grumble [5R55RM]
42x SA-N-7 Gadfly [9M38]
21x SA-N-9 Gauntlet [9M330-2 Kinzhal]
4x SS-N-14 Silex [85RU, Dual-Role, UMGT-1 Torpedo + 185kg Unitary]
2x SS-N-15 Starfish [RPK-6M Vodopad, UMGT-1 Torpedo]
4x AA-7 Apex D [R-24T, IR]
5x AS-17 Krypton C [Kh-31P, ARM]
16x AS-18 Kazoo A [Kh-59M]
73x SA-17 Grizzly [9M317]
245x SA-10b Grumble [5V55R]
42x SA-N-4b Gecko [9M33M3]
32x SA-N-11a Grisom [9M311K]
2x AK-630 30mm/65 Gatling Burst [400 rnds]
4x 30mm Twin Gatling Gsh-6-30K Burst [375 rnds]
64x SA-15b Gauntlet [9M331]
3x 65-76 Kit WH
2x Generic Acoustic Decoy
8x SA-N-1b Goa [M-1M/P Volna-M/P, 4K91 / V-601]
23x AK-130 130mm/54 Twin Frag Burst [2 rnds]
16x AK-630M 30mm/65 Gatling Burst [400 rnds]
92x PK-10 Chaff [SR-50]
26x PK-16 Chaff [TSP-60U]
10x PK-2 Chaff [TSP-47]



SIDE: Syria
===========================================================

LOSSES:
-------------------------------
29x L-39ZO Albatros
86x MiG-21bis Fishbed N
7x MiG-21MF Fishbed J
32x MiG-23BN Flogger H
54x MiG-23ML Flogger G
20x MiG-25P Foxbat A
51x MiG-29 Fulcrum A
64x Su-22M-3K Fitter J
18x Su-22M-4K Fitter K
19x Su-24MK Fencer D
7x A/C Hangar (2x Medium Aircraft)
2x Ammo Revetment
2x AvGas (75k Liter Tank)
1x Building (Control Tower)
2x Radar (Spoon Rest D [P-18])
2x SA-3b Goa Quad Rail [Cargo]
1x SA-7a Grail [9K32 Strela-2] MANPADS [Cargo]
3x Vehicle (Flat Face B [P-19]) [Cargo]
3x Vehicle (Low Blow [SNR-125]) [Cargo]
4x PSKA Zhuk [Pr.1400M Grif]
10x RK Osa II [Pr.205ER/U]
2x SKR Petya II [Pr.159A]
1x PL-877 Kilo


EXPENDITURES:
------------------
32x AA-6 Acrid A [R-40R, SARH]
256x S-5K 57mm Rocket
8x FAB-250M-54 GPB
2x OFAB-100-120 Frag
160x Generic Chaff Salvo [4x Cartridges]
93x Generic Chaff Salvo [5x Cartridges]
33x AA-7 Apex C [R-24R, SARH]
90x Generic Flare Salvo [2x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
64x Generic Flare Salvo [4x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
23x AS-10 Karen [Kh-25L]
2x 820 liter Drop Tank
4x AS-7 Kerry [Kh-23]
2x 800 liter Drop Tank
73x SA-5c Gammon [5V28M5]
8x AS-11 Kilter [Kh-58, ARM]
34x AA-10 Alamo A [R-27R, MR TSARH]
24x AS-14 Kedge [Kh-29L]
15x AA-8 Aphid [R-60]
40x SS-N-2b Styx [P-15U]
13x AA-11 Archer [R-73]
1x AA-6 Acrid B [R-40T, IR]
28x AK-230 30mm/65 Twin Burst [50 rnds]
2x SA-N-5 Grail [9M32M]
14x PK-16 Flare [TST-60U]
2x Generic Acoustic Decoy
23x SA-2d Guideline Mod 2 [S-75 Volga, 20D / V-755]
45x SA-3b Goa [5V27, V-601P]
2x Generic Flare Salvo [3x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
1x AA-2a Atoll [R-3S]



SIDE: Jordan
===========================================================

LOSSES:
-------------------------------


EXPENDITURES:
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SIDE: Israel
===========================================================

LOSSES:
-------------------------------


EXPENDITURES:
------------------
49x MIM-23E I-HAWK
2x MIM-104E Patriot PAC-2 GEM+



SIDE: Bio
===========================================================

LOSSES:
-------------------------------


EXPENDITURES:
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SIDE: Civilian
===========================================================

LOSSES:
-------------------------------


EXPENDITURES:
------------------



SIDE: Marker
===========================================================

LOSSES:
-------------------------------


EXPENDITURES:
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RE: Mediterranean Fury 2 AAR - 6/8/2021 5:49:28 PM   
Gunner98

 

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quote:

but after reading the message I couldn't find in the game how to bring the message back up, so I had to guess a bit.


You can find it in the message log if you filter for events (which the messages are). However I recommend that players keep a word document and sometimes a spreadsheet available, and cut & paste this type of message into it. I often string tidbits and clues through the various messages, by reading them together you may find some insights.

You should have gotten points for the Slava, I'll check that. The naming confusion is because the DB name reflects the 'Russian' name for the newest of the Slava class, where in NF she is the 5th or 6th (cannot remember) and either the Admiral Gorshkov or Sevastopol, the planned 'Soviet' names. Since the Moskva is still alive and well and not decommissioned, I needed to dig into the planned names and it is an awkward coincidence that they are sailing in company.

Victory is in the eye of the beholder, and you did well. I'm fairly harsh on scoring NATO losses as they cannot afford too many either materially or politically. I think it was the 3 subs that put you over the edge, the FF/FFGs are not worth as much. In one of my tests the Brit FF 'Andromeda' I think was one of the luckiest ships on the planet, surviving both a bomb and a missile hit and skulking away at 3 knots - she will make the book when we get round to writing up the Med.

MF3 is bigger, and more wide ranging. You're still at an initial disadvantage but you have some real horsepower. In our story at least, the Brits have a really bad day.

Thanks for the AAR.


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RE: Mediterranean Fury 2 AAR - 6/10/2021 11:54:33 PM   
maverick3320

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gunner98

quote:

but after reading the message I couldn't find in the game how to bring the message back up, so I had to guess a bit.


You can find it in the message log if you filter for events (which the messages are). However I recommend that players keep a word document and sometimes a spreadsheet available, and cut & paste this type of message into it. I often string tidbits and clues through the various messages, by reading them together you may find some insights.

You should have gotten points for the Slava, I'll check that. The naming confusion is because the DB name reflects the 'Russian' name for the newest of the Slava class, where in NF she is the 5th or 6th (cannot remember) and either the Admiral Gorshkov or Sevastopol, the planned 'Soviet' names. Since the Moskva is still alive and well and not decommissioned, I needed to dig into the planned names and it is an awkward coincidence that they are sailing in company.

Victory is in the eye of the beholder, and you did well. I'm fairly harsh on scoring NATO losses as they cannot afford too many either materially or politically. I think it was the 3 subs that put you over the edge, the FF/FFGs are not worth as much. In one of my tests the Brit FF 'Andromeda' I think was one of the luckiest ships on the planet, surviving both a bomb and a missile hit and skulking away at 3 knots - she will make the book when we get round to writing up the Med.

MF3 is bigger, and more wide ranging. You're still at an initial disadvantage but you have some real horsepower. In our story at least, the Brits have a really bad day.

Thanks for the AAR.



Thank you for making some great scenarios!

I actually just started Med Fury 3 and although it starts a bit slower than Med Fury 2 (or 1), it's now hot and heavy. I did take your advice on the word doc/spreadsheet; it's very handy to keep open on the second monitor.

Regarding the subs: I feel silly as I didn't realize until I had lost three subs that I could manually set the depth within the layer; previously I had subs just over the layer for sub hunting and super deep for traveling. I also pushed them very aggressively in the scenario as I didn't know if I would be able to breach the SAM net to get to the WP fleet. Lessons learned.

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