We use cookies and other tracking technologies on our websites to help us enhance your user experience on our website, analyze and improve our services and learn what information interests you.

By continuing to browse this website it is assumed you agree with our Privacy Policy.

 

Accept
 

DLC Command Live: Spratly Spat

This scenario is an exploration of what could happen if the regional powers unite and with limited assistance of the US challenge the Chinese Navy. Could a force similar to NATOs STANAVFORLANT be a good enough deterrent to give the Dragon pause?

Base Games

TitleDate
News report - Spratly SpatJan 15, 2019
[PC] Installer v1.11 SR5Sep 19, 2016

Recent NEWS

CMANO - Sakura Blue, 2018 Scenario Highlight

Mar. 06, 2019 - Sakura Blue 2018 is a fictional joint forces exercise held between regional allies Taiwan…

Command LIVE: The King of the Border is out

Jan. 31, 2019 - The United States and its ally Colombia have declared that they will retaliate against any treat…

Command LIVE: The King of the Border Report

Jan. 23, 2019 - For weeks, military observers have reported the worsening of the relations between Venezuela and…

Command LIVE: The King of the Border out on January 31st

Jan. 21, 2019 - The eyes of the world are pointed on South America, as rumours of fights along the border between…

Command LIVE: The King of the Border on Twitch

Jan. 16, 2019 - Join us on Saturday, January 19th on our official Twitch Channel and watch Stoic Frog Gaming…

Command LIVE: The King of the Border is announced

Jan. 15, 2019 - The crisis that has enveloped Venezuela since 2013 has reached a quasi-apocalyptic…

Don of a New Era on Twitch

Nov. 29, 2018 - Rory Noonan is back with CMANO, this time exploring the potential conflict between NATO and…

CMANO on Twitch Today

Nov. 23, 2018 - Wargamers, we have a nice news for you. It was on top of your Twitch requests for a while and…

Command LIVE: Kuril Sunrise is out

Oct. 11, 2018 - The time has come. Moscow and Tokyo seem to have discharged every further diplomatic effort to…

Command LIVE: Kuril Sunrise out on October 11th!

Sep. 24, 2018 - Recent frictions over the Kuril Islands seem to have bolstered the extremists in Tokyo and Moscow…

Command LIVE: Kuril Sunrise announced

Sep. 05, 2018 - An almost forgotten conflict is on the brink of erupting dramatically. The dispute over the Kuril…

The game is getting serious: How a commercial video game becomes a military asset.

Jul. 24, 2018 - Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations (CMANO) is a serious videogame, very much in the Matrix…

Command LIVE: Commonwealth Collision is out

May. 10, 2018 - The redde rationem has arrived. The HMS Queen Elizabeth and its Type 45 destroyers’ escort…

Command LIVE: Commonwealth Collision out on May 10th!

May. 08, 2018 - Will you lead the most impressive Carrier Task force ever gathered after World War II or will you…

Command LIVE: Commonwealth Collision has been announced!

Apr. 27, 2018 - For decades, the conflict between India and Pakistan has been one of the most dangerous for…

Command LIVE Black Gold Blitz is OUT!

Nov. 07, 2017 - After decades of proxy wars, the Middle East is on the verge of a war of dramatic consequences.…

Command LIVE Black Gold Blitz News Report!

Nov. 03, 2017 - The Command LIVE News Team has sent his last editorial report, directly from the…

Command LIVE new episode! Black Gold Blitz is announced!

Oct. 31, 2017 - The conflict that sees Saudi Arabia facing Iran explodes once again. One of the Iran’s…

Command: Shifting Sands has been released!

Oct. 24, 2017 - In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles- David Ben-Gurion The Suez…

Command: Shifting Sands is coming in two weeks!

Oct. 09, 2017 - Command: Modern Air Naval Operations is renowned to be the most advanced modern military…

Command: Shifting Sands is announced!

Sep. 27, 2017 - WarfareSims and MatrixGames are proud to announce Shifting Sands, the third DLC/Standalone to be…

Command: Chains of War Gameplay by Stoic Frog Gaming

Aug. 25, 2017 - Hello everyone! The highlight of the day goes to Stoic Frog Gaming, that brings us great…

Command LIVE: Pole Positions is released!

Jul. 27, 2017 - The militarization of the Arctic is in today's lead stories, as the region is playing an…

Command LIVE News Report! North Pole is turning "hot"!

Jul. 24, 2017 - Command LIVE News Network is always on the run! We are receiving rumours of an increased military…

Command LIVE new episode! Pole Positions is announced!

Jul. 07, 2017 - The North Pole is hitting the front-page news these days, turning to be the next element of…

Chains of War AAR!

May. 29, 2017 - Look at this ongoing AAR being published on https://forums.spacebattles.com/! “Our…

Command: Chains of War is Released!

May. 18, 2017 - It’s 2018, the near future and the World is on the verge of a Third World War. Tensions…

The new features of Chains Of War: Cargo, amphibious and airdrop operations

May. 11, 2017 - The public beta phase of the v1.12 update (the companion to the upcoming “Chains Of…

Command: Chains of War Release Date Announced!

May. 09, 2017 - Command: Modern Air Naval Operations is renowned to be the most advanced modern military…

The new features of Chains Of War: Lasers, railguns and tactical EMPs

May. 05, 2017 - The “Release Candidate” (ie. public beta) phase of the v1.12 update (the companion to…

CMANO and NI 1.11 SR7 (Hotfix 2) Update

Apr. 03, 2017 - Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations and Northern Inferno have been updated to version 1.11 SR7…

Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations second standalone expansion announced!

Mar. 30, 2017 - After the great success of Northern Inferno, WarfareSims and Matrix Games are proud to announce…

This Week in Matrix #14

Mar. 03, 2017 - Happy Friday, fellow wargamers! Have you missed the amazing interview to the Afghanistan…

Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations - Operation 'Rolling Thunder' Playlist

Mar. 02, 2017 - The Command Modern Air/Naval Operations playthrough of 'Yankee Team, 1966' begins!…

Command LIVE: Korean Missile Crisis is Released!

Feb. 28, 2017 - For decades, North Korean elites have tried to make their Armed Forces strong enough to…

Command LIVE News Report from North Korea!

Feb. 20, 2017 - We are receiving news from the Korean peninsula about an American mobilization of troops and…

This Week in Matrix #11

Feb. 10, 2017 - Hello wargamers! Another great week has passed, and a lot of things have happened, here in the…

New episode for Command LIVE! Korean Missile Crisis Announced!

Feb. 06, 2017 - North Korea has been a pariah for many decades among the International Community. Its…

New position open at Matrix Games LLC

Jan. 31, 2017 - This is an excellent opportunity to join our professional simulation and wargaming team in…

Command LIVE: Don of a New Era is released!

Nov. 02, 2016 - The Ukrainian conflict of 2014 has undoubtedly contributed to destabilize an already fragile…

Command Live gets a video reportage from Eastern Europe!

Oct. 31, 2016 - After violent demonstrations in Eastern Ukraine and Moldova, the Command: LIVE Team has been…

Don Of A New Era News Report!

Oct. 25, 2016 - Our Command LIVE News Editorial team never stops keeping you informed! The fire seems still…

New episode for Command LIVE! Don of a New Era is announced!

Oct. 18, 2016 - The recent asymmetrical conflict in Ukraine is only the last one plaguing the region. Situation…

Command LIVE Spratly Spat is out!

Sep. 20, 2016 - The dispute over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea has reached a turning…

Command LIVE News Report from the Spratly Islands!

Sep. 19, 2016 - The Command LIVE News Team has just sent his last reportage, directly from the…

Command LIVE moves Far East! Spratly Spat announced!

Sep. 13, 2016 - The South China Sea is an area where the economic and geopolitical struggles bubble just covered…

Command LIVE You Brexit, You Fix it is out!

Aug. 22, 2016 - After decades of slow integration, Europe has to face a decisive turning point. British citizens…

Command Live News Report! Video Reportage!

Aug. 17, 2016 - Time has come for another reportage from our Command Live News team on the ground! How the…

Command LIVE: You Brexit, You Fix it - Geopolitical Analysis!

Aug. 10, 2016 - We have received from the Command LIVE News Report editorial team their second dispatch, and as…

Command LIVE: You Brexit, You Fix it! - New screenshots released!

Aug. 04, 2016 - Hello everyone! We are releasing a few new screenshots showing the new exclusive DLC for Command:…

Command LIVE: You Brexit, You Fix it!

Jul. 26, 2016 - Is there anything that seems more crucial in recent European history than the possibility of…

Command LIVE Episode 1 is out!

Jul. 19, 2016 - The Command LIVE project has officially taken off. The first release, Old Grudges Never Die, is…

Command LIVE. Play history live, as it happens.

Jul. 13, 2016 - Command LIVE is a very ambitious project. Its aim is to recreate highly accurate scenarios from…

Deal of the Week Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations WOTY

Sep. 29, 2014 - Following the successful launch of Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations Wargame of the Year…

Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations WOTY is now available!

Sep. 26, 2014 - “Don’t give up the ship!” (Captain James Lawrence, American naval officer…

Command gets Wargame of the Year Edition

Sep. 22, 2014 - Launched in September last year, Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations blew the minds of fans of…

Command gets a huge update!

Jul. 09, 2014 - Enhanced simulation mechanics, new features and expanded database. Acclaimed by both modern…

Command Updated

Mar. 21, 2014 - Praised by both hobbyists and defense specialists, Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations has swept…

Grogheads Awards Matrix Games

Feb. 04, 2014 - Gold and Silver for Command and Flashpoint Campaigns at the Grogheads Awards!

Two prizes to be proud of

Dec. 24, 2013 - Command Modern Air/Naval Operations and Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm are named best War Games…

Command gets a full update just in time for Christmas

Dec. 20, 2013 - The Best just got Better Since its release in September this year, Command Modern Air/Naval…

Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations gets Updated!

Oct. 08, 2013 -   Just two weeks after its arrival, which set a new standard in the modern naval/air…

Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations article on Canard PC

Oct. 03, 2013 -   Canard PC, one of the most famous PC and video games French Magazine, had the chance…

The Historicon Roster: Command Modern Air/Naval Operations & Beta Recruitment!

Jul. 09, 2013 - The Annual Press Conference at Historicon is getting closer and closer. We wanted to give you a…

A look through the keyhole #12!

Jun. 10, 2013 -   Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations - Developer Diary Check out the latest post…

Game SPECS

Warfare Sims
English
Strategic
Modern
Pacific
Expert
Real-Time
1
Present
None
No
Task Force

Command LIVE is a very ambitious project. Its aim is to recreate highly accurate scenarios from real-world situations and events, as they happen. WarfareSims has teamed up with the best editors and modders from the community, to create short, engaging scenarios that re-create real life events. Where geopolitical instability calls for military power to come into play, the Command LIVE project calls for players.


EPISODE 3: SPRATLY SPAT

The People’s Republic of China’s primary foreign policy concerns are energy security and trade.  Its industrial might and economic strength continues to multiply requiring significant resources from around the world. The sea lines of communication (SLOC) between China and the Middle East and Africa are the most vital and China has invested heavily in expanding and modernizing its Navy to protect this route denying potential adversaries the ability to influence Chinese policy by cutting these vital lines and rolling back adversaries away from the Chinese mainland.

Recently China has been pursuing a more aggressive policy by challenging its neighbors over the various islands and atolls in the South China Sea. It has shown particular interest in the Spratly Islands and Atolls which while sparse offer a very strategic position to controlling the greater South China Sea.  It started its invasion with significant naval patrols and has grown into massive land reclamation projects transforming many deserted atolls into useful island air bases and ports allowing the PRC to dominate the region and have the potential to project power further south.

China’s neighbors have hardly been sitting idle while this take over has slowly occurred. Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei all have claims within the Spratly’s and have challenged China on the waters and in international court a number of times.  Vietnam lost a vicious naval skirmish in 1988 over South Johnson Reef and the Philippines recently won its challenge to PRC territorial claims although the results were ignored. China believes a post World War 2 map depicting a nine dash line defines its maritime territory almost as far as Indonesia. It now has the military capacity to defend this claim as independently no regional power can challenge them. They are winning the dispute by virtue of being the largest local military power and willing to use it to bully the small nations out of the region.

The United States has been supportive of its regional allies in this dispute but restrained due to massive military commitments in the Middle East, election year politics and relative uncertainly with its China strategy.  It has sent numerous warships including a carrier group on freedom of navigation exercise through the region that while are temporary shows of strength are not sustained which cedes the field to the next greatest power, China. It is an issue that will continue until the United States is able to fully pivot its resources from the Middle East to Asia and one that the regional powers may have to deal with largely on their own.

This scenario is an exploration of what could happen if the regional powers unite and with limited assistance of the US challenge the Chinese Navy.

Could a force similar to NATO’s STANAVFORLANT be a good enough deterrent to give the Dragon pause?

CHINESE SIDE

You are authorized to attack only surface vessels and submarines violating Spratly waters (V1-V4). If attacked you are clear to attack all known air and sea targets in the region. You are not authorized to strike land bases and facilities outside the Spratly’s. 

Assets. Liaoning Carrier Strike Group: PLAN Liaoning [Liaoning CV]: 8 J-15 Multirole Fighters, 4 J-15S Multirole Fighters, 4 Z-F18FQ ASW, 4 Z-18YJ AEW, PLAN Changsha [Type 052D DDG]: 1 Z-9C ASW, PLAN Shenyang [Type 052C DDG], PLAN Wuhan[Type 052B DDG], PLAN Sanya [Type 054A FFG]: 1 Z-9C ASW, PLAN Hengshui [Type 054A FFG]: 1 Z-9C ASW, PLAN Chaohu [Type 093A AOE], PLAN Jingmen [Type 056A FFG], PLAN Suqian [Type 056A FFG, 1 SSK or SSK [To be assigned later]. Supporting Air Forces: Yaxian-Sanya Air Base: 14 JH-7A Attack Aircraft, Woody Island Airstrip: 12 J-11BH Flanker B Multirole Aircraft, Lingshui Air Base: 14 J-8F Fighters, Haikou Airport: 4 Y-8Q Cub ASW, 3 Y-8X Cub MPA, Guiping Mengshu Air Base: 6 HY-6D Tanker, 20 H-6G/M Badger Bombers.

TF GUARDIAN SIDE

If attacked you are clear to attack all known air and sea targets in the region. You are not authorized to strike land bases and facilities outside the Spratly Islands.

Assets. TF Guardian: BRP Gregorio Del Polar [Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter]: 1 Bo-105C ASW, HQ Dinh Tien Houang [Gepard FFG], KD Lekiu [FFG]: 1 Lynx Mk 300, KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda [Sigma FFG]:1 AS535 ASW, ROC Ma Kong [Kidd DDG]: 2 S-70C ASW, ROC Wu Yi [Wu Yi AOE], RSS Tenacious [Formidable FFG]: 1 S-70B ASW, USS Chung Hoon [Arleigh Burke Flight IIA DDG]: 2 MH-60R ASW, 2 SSN or SSK [To be assigned later]. Supporting Air Forces: RMAF Labuan:  14 Hawk 208 Multirole Fighters, 8 SU-30MKM Flanker G Multirole Fighters, 8 F/A-18D Hornet Multirole Fighters, 2 KC-130T Tankers. Antonio Bautista Air Base: 12 F/A-18C Hornet Multirole Fighters,4  EA-6B Prowler Jamming Aircraft,2  KC-130J Tankers. Bien Hoa Air Base: 14 SU-30MK2V Flanker Multirole Fighters. Phang Rang Air Base: 14 SU-22M-4K Fitter Attack Aircraft. Phu Cat Air Base:  6 SU-27SK Fighters. Beneto Ebeun Air Base: 6 Orion P-3C AIP.

 

©2017 Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Command Modern Air Naval Operations Wargame of the Year Edition, Matrix Games Ltd. and their Logos are all trademarks of Matrix Games Ltd. All other marks and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Store Info

Digital Download

Our Digital Download service sends you a download link to the master game file once your order is complete. You can use this link to download the game directly to your computer over the internet and start playing right away. The download is available to you for thirty days after your order. No shipping is involved and the game is immediately available for you once the order is complete.

Physical Shipment

When you select this option you can use our digital download option to get the game right away and start playing. Then have a boxed copy of the game shipped to you as a backup for permanent storage. With a backup, you'll be prepared for whatever comes your way-whether it's a system crash, a computer virus damaging your files or the software simply no longer functioning as it should. You will be billed to have the game shipped in a printed DVD box with a printed DVD and your serial number.

Editions

Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.