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Cold War Scenario WWIII 1980s Scenario Alternate History Scenario Battleship Scenario HCDB2 New Standard DB HCE 2015.008+ or later SE/GE

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#1 broncepulido

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:51 PM

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File Name: Harpoon 3 Battles of the Third World War, May 1991. HCDB2

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Harpoon 3 Battles of the Third World War, May 1991. HCDB2 version.
 
A Harpoon Commander's Edition scenario for the EC2003 Battle for GIUK Gap Battleset and the HCDB2-170909 (or later) 1980-2025 era Platform Database.
 
Image: Soviet CVH Baku Project 11434 circa 1988 (from 1990 named Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov. Decommissioned in 1996, heavily modified in Project  11430, and in service for India from 2013 as INS Vikramaditya), including her distintive and probably never operational massive phased-array radar Mars-Passat/Sky Watch. US Navy photo and in consequence in Public Domain, took from Wikipedia Commons.
 
This scenario is designed to be played from the Blue/Allied side or from the Red/Soviet side. You should play a few times first the Blue side to avoid spoilers, and only later play the Red side.
 
A North Atlantic-GIUK scenario inspired by some good old scenario booklets of the Harpoon 3 series of the late 1980s edited by GDW, of great value for testing generic tactics and weapons. Actually is a mix-up of individual sea-operations centred scenarios on a great sea extension as only the Computer Harpoon can provide. And reflecting all the knowledge acquired the last years in some matters, as about Soviet/Russian platforms, OOBs and Soviet/Russian carrier air wings composition.
 
The scenario is settled at the start of the conventional WWIII as was forecasted in the North Atlantic for circa May 1991 in some of the GDW edited booklets, the opening movements and contacts, and the first days of open combat.
 
Enrique Mas, September 30, 2017.
 

 

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#2 broncepulido

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:54 PM

Sources:

http://www.ww2.dk/new/pvo/21kpvo.htm

http://www.ww2.dk/ne.../iap/941iap.htm

http://www.ww2.dk/new/pvo/27kpvo.htm

http://www.ww2.dk/ne...ap/689gviap.htm

http://www.ww2.dk/new/pvo/14dpvo.htm

 

Very detailed data about Iceland-based 57th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron "The Black Knights of Keflavik" here:
http://www.verslo.is...lackknigths.htm

 

 

 

Old original scenario here (very few modifications on it): 

http://harpgamer.com...d-war-may-1991/



#3 broncepulido

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:54 PM

The Third World War referenced on this scenario is not any future war, the scenario is build in relation to an alternate history hypothetical war, never fought but very studied and analysed with detail, and depicted in this Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia....i/World_War_III



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 03:13 AM

Nice scenario, thank you very much. Small bug (?) found. When encountering the Lun class Soviet surface effect ship and trying to attack it, Penguins don't seem to be available. I can only shoot torpedoes at the damm thing, which makes no sense. 



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:05 AM

Thank very much for your feedback.

Ok, for years Lun has been a problem.

Is modeled as a surface ship and can't be attacked by air-to-air missiles (I think it should actually be, at least by Very Low capable missiles, at least IR-guided against its 8 big turbojets), and perhaps a too fast and variable shape target to be actually attacked by radar-guided anti-ship missiles.

My memory says it was on a time capable to be attacked by anti-ship missiles (and not by anti-air target missiles), but I don't remember it clearly now.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:13 AM

Thank very much for your feedback.

Ok, for years Lun has been a problem.

Is modeled as a surface ship and can't be attacked by air-to-air missiles (I think it should actually be, at least by Very Low capable missiles, at least IR-guided against its 8 big turbojets), and perhaps a too fast and variable shape target to be actually attacked by radar-guided anti-ship missiles.

My memory says it was on a time capable to be attacked by anti-ship missiles (and not by anti-air target missiles), but I don't remember it clearly now.

 

I agree. I encountered the problem when trying to attack it with my Norwegian missile boats.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:45 AM

I don't see nothing strange on Lun in the Platform Editor, is a PTG-ship with standard ship shape. Perhaps is a side efect of her high speed.

Perhaps the programm can't fix an attack with anti-ship missiles against a ship travelling at 250 knots.







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