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  1. Stealth Attack

    Surgical strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities by Lancers, Spirits and Night Hawks, followed by conventional mop-up strikes by the 366th Fighter Wing and a CVBG in the Arabian Sea - but with some nasty surprises for the USA.
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  2. Lutjens and the Ladies (1983)

    My eighth H3 ANW HUD-4 scenario of the year...
    It is 1983 and the world is at war. A German task force must eliminate Soviet submarines in the North Sea.
    (This is a fairly simple scenario, but it turned out to be pretty challenging, I think. Because it is only four ships hunting a small group of submarines, with support from a couple of British Nimrods, it might be a good introductory scenario for people who have played Harpoon Classic but who want to try out H3.)
    Image: The West German guided missile destroyer Lütjens (D185) (source: U.S. DefenseImagery photo VIRIN: DN-SC-89-03687; author: PH3 Haley, USN)



  3. Battle of Damascus

    A joint service scenerio with USN, USAF and Turkish units tackling a heavily fortified Damascus. Blue side must react towards an aggressive regime by neutralizing WMD sites and a Russian air base while boarding a suspect arms ship and position a helo to recover US Special Forces in downtown Damascus. You must also hunt down the defunct leader of the country.
    The Russians have sided with Damascus and have conveniently positioned the air base with bombers somewhere in eastern Syria that is moderately guarded with a wing of fighters. It is a distance from the US base in Turkey making in-flight refueling necessary of the F-15 and F-16 fighters patrolling the area for the base. It will not be easy to locate but if you track inbound and outbound aircraft, you may give yourself a general idea of its location. Just pay attention to the enemy air units leaving the area as they may be nuclear armed bombers enroute to your base. Destroying the base is a victory condition.
    A WMD site is located north of Damascus, is heavy guarded and have several targets to be be neutralized in order to meet the games VC. Also to follow the story line, the ousted leader of Syria is holed up in a bunker inside Damascus and your search aircraft must fly low and slow in order to locate the target. This bunker is also a VC. A Russian arms ship is being escorted into Syria and must be boarded and yet again it is under heavy Russian escort. Boarding is also a VC. A predetermined location inside of Damascus has been labled in order to postion a CH-53E to recover special forces and the helo must be in postion hovering over the location no earlier than 1900Z or the VC will not be met. Just to add a bit of frustration their will be neutral units in the air as well as on the surface.
    The scenrio has many targets and units and runs a bit slow yet it has a scenerio duration of 8 hours and can be played easily in an afternoon with a 15-30 second time compression. Thank you for considering playing this scenerio.



  4. ColdWar

    The End of the Cold War
    Something went entirely wrong, and it happened so fast that nobody could recall immediately when and where it started. The Soviets were under the impression that NATO was preparing for an attack on the motherland and decreed that securing Iceland for a prolonged war was vital to victory; thus they mobilized each operational vessel in the Northern Fleet and managed to occupy the Faroes as a prelude. NATO then, too, scrambled every available asset in the North Atlantic, and when the first shot (a nuclear-tipped torpedo) was fired and sank a Dutch frigate, all hell broke loose.
    These scenarios have been tested with the Harpoon 3.6 game engine, but not Harpoon: ANW. No warranty or representation regarding compatibility or function with ANW is given or implied.
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  5. Celebes Sea Slam 2016

    Part of the Philippines has broken away from the mother country and declared independence. Indonesia is supporting them. The Philippines need to stop an Indonesian convoy carrying supplies. (Image of Philippine vessel del Pilar was cropped from U.S. Navy photo 110730-N-WX059-162 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sean Furey/Released)



  6. Royal Patrol off Cairo

    British ships on an intelligence mission in Egyptian waters get more than they bargained for...



  7. Okinawa II - Western Pacific

    As the Western economies continued toward collapse, Japan moved forward in its desire to reassert dominance in the Far East. In order to force the United States to relinquish its forward bases in the Pacific, the Japanes military moved into action. A naval and air blockade was placed around Okinawa Island.
    The US government, backed by strong public opinion, decided to respond with a show of military force. The Japanese, knowing they could not stand toe-to-toe with the US Navy, decided the best option would be to operate within range of their land based aircraft. They hoped that preventing the resupply of Okinawa, and, in the course of maintaining the blockade, inflicting significant losses on the US Navy, would cause the US Government to reconsider their claims on Okinawa.



  8. A Fight to the Death (mod. version ANW / HUD3)

    Hello Pooners,
    " A Fight to the Death" maybe is the most discussed and debated stock scen, delivered with the very first battleset for Harpoon 2 back in 1994.
    Several pooners have written their own modification of this thrilling scen. In the HUD 3 version currently available, there is a modified version based on discussions Darren and I had.
    Here now is another variation, my "personal edition".
    Heavily modified, carrier air wings updated to modern times, Russians armed to the teeth
    For ANW / HUE 3.10 and the included HUD 3 V 1.5.0 release.
    Have fun!



  9. Atlantic Clash - scenario for H3 ANW and the HUD 3

    Hi Pooners,
    my first scenario for H3 ANW (HUE), since HUE has been released. It is written for and with Darren´s HUD 3 V 1.5 database.
    Story: What would happen, if a current US CVBG clashes with a strong Russian CVBG, centered around the CVN Kusnetzov and full of up-to-date Flankers and Fulcrums?
    This one is a nice duel I think. Be careful when using time compression
    Hope you´ve fun.



  10. SvaOil1

    Svalbard Oil Battleset
    The discovery of the third largest oil and gas reserves on the planet near the Svalbard Islands led to a dispute with Russia, who has mining rights and maintains settlements on Spitsbergen, claiming that the islands belong to the chain of islands of Franz Josef Land.
    Svalbard Oil 1: The Blockade
    In a surprise move Russia landed troops in Longyearbyen ten days ago and occupied some of the major oil platforms.
    Norway filed a protest with the UN and requested formal NATO assistance, which immediately was granted. NATO is now assembling forces to break the blockade around the Svalbards, but Norway does not want to wait and intends to show the flag, while Russia reinforces her new possessions.
    These scenarios have been tested with the Harpoon 3.6 game engine, but not Harpoon: ANW. No warranty or representation regarding compatibility or function with ANW is given or implied.
    This scenario requires the Y2k Database which can be found:



  11. SvaOil2

    Svalbard Oil Battleset
    The discovery of the third largest oil and gas reserves on the planet near the Svalbard Islands led to a dispute with Russia, who has mining rights and maintains settlements on Spitsbergen, claiming that the islands belong to the chain of islands of Franz Josef Land.
    Svalbard Oil 2: NATO Strikes Back
    The attempt of the Royal Norwegian Navy to settle the dispute over the Svalbard Islands with rather limited resources was a failure, though the two Norwegian submarines managed to sink two warships before being sunk themselves.
    NATO reaction is quick, aggressive and resourceful: A British CVBG, a Dutch PHIBRON and a German SAG are sailing towards the Svalbards, supported by a number of nuclear and diesel attack submarines. The message is evident: Europe wants to show it can deal with the crisis without the help of the policeman from across the Atlantic, though there are some U.S. units and aircraft in the area ready to assist.
    But the Russian resolve will soon become apparent. Russia has every intention to keep her occupied new territories as well as the vast oil and gas reserves discovered there and has mobilized everything still available in her military inventory to do so.
    These scenarios have been tested with the Harpoon 3.6 game engine, but not Harpoon: ANW. No warranty or representation regarding compatibility or function with ANW is given or implied.
    This scenario requires the Y2k Database which can be found:



  12. The Duel V 3.0

    The Duel V 3.0
    A scenario for Harpoon 3 ANW and the ANW DB
    written by Ralf Koelbach
    This scenario was, if I remember correctly, my first scen I wrote for and with Harpoon 2, back then in 1994 or so.
    It bases on the Duel scen in Harpoon Classic, GIUK Battleset, but incorporates a lot of improvements.
    This version 3.0 is Nato side only.
    Have fun !



  13. The Trap V 4.0

    The Trap v 4.0
    A scenario exclusively for Harpoon 3 ANW and the ANW DB 2.2 (posted here at Harpgamer)
    by Ralf Koelbach
    September, 2009
    The Trap is a classical Cold War scenario. I wrote it long ago for Harpoon 2, but could not make it as large as I liked because of H2´s performance problems.
    These problems have gone Though the scen is really large, it should run fast enough on modern PC´s.
    While it was two-sided back then I have rewritten it as US only, thus making the AI controlled side FAR stronger then it was. All bases, all missions have been redone for adding additional punch to your opponent.
    So here you meet them all:
    - squadrons of the deadly Soviet long range bombers, loaded with supersonic killer missiles
    - the classical US carrier group
    - the typical Cold War carrier air wings
    - subs, subs, subs...
    ..combined with the ANW feature ship-to-ship underway replenishment. This is not luxury here, it is neccesary for the survival of your carrier group.
    High Noon in the Norwegian Sea!
    Hope you enjoy it!



  14. The Haruyuki Saga (2015)

    For my 30th scenario of 2013, I tried something different. This is actually a trio of scenarios, following the Japanese destroyer Haruyuki (DD 128) through one fateful week in 2015, as she is suddenly thrust into the center of a conflict between Japan and North Korea. Since the events take place over the course of only a few days, the Haruyuki and the submarine assisting her, the Wakashio (SS 587) are not able to resupply, and so they will have fewer and fewer weapons as the scenarios progess. This was accomplished by using the logistics editing options in H3 ANW.
    Image: Japanese destroyer Haruyuki (DD 128); Author: Manabu Itoh; according to Wikicommons, this image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.



  15. Nimitz in the Med 1981

    What if the shooting down of a couple of Libyan aircraft in 1981 resulted in the President deciding that now was the perfect time to make a major strike against Libya?



  16. The Cold North - The North Atlantic

    The Russian military has been experiencing a loss of discipline and an increase of desertions and mutinies among its ranks brought on by little or no pay and loss of morale. Of late, several older ex-Soviet warships that were laid up prior to decommissioning have turned up missing. More disturbing is the fact that the ammunition for these warships stored in a nearby warehouse, prior to their destruction have also turned up missing. In another development, Oil has been discovered in and around the coast of northern Greenland and several oilrigs and a base camp has been set up. Contact has been lost with the whole operation. It is feared that an unknown force has seized the facilities. NATO has been tasked to investigate.



  17. JAPFISH - Sea of Japan

    based on an original HC scenario by Mark Gellis
    Fish populations around the world have declined due to global warming, overfishing, and other factors. Japan has responded to dwindling catches by fishing closer and closer to parts of the Russian coast where fish are still relatively abundant. It is not clear whether Japanese fishing boats has actually violated Russian territorial waters or, if they have, how often it has happened, but Russia believes its territory is being violated. The situation has become very tense. Russian fishermen have fired shots at Japanese fishing boats. Japan has responded by sending armed escorts to accompany fishing fleets. Russia has declared this an unacceptable provocation.



  18. Vivid Sentry (2018)

    My 28th scenario of 2013...
    In the near future, tensions have increased between the Netherlands and Venezuela. The Netherlands sends a small task force to Aruba to "show the flag," and hopefully discourage Venezuela from any aggression, and to gather intelligence. But things may not go as smoothly as planned...
    (This is another scenario that I think shows how good Harpoon ANW and the HUD-4 are at modeling small battles where both sides only have a dozen or so units. It is not too hard to win, but you have to pay attention to what is going on because it is easy for trouble to sneak up on you.)
    Image: Dutch naval ship Rotterdam (1998); Author: Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine



  19. Kurils - Sea of Japan

    The Kuril Islands is the setting for this dispute between Russia and Japan. The Russsians invaded the Kurils near the end of World War II and Japan wants these islands back. Neither side has signed a formal peace treaty following the war because of the Kurils Islands. Whenever negotiations take place, Japan brings up the Kurils in an effort to get them returned. So far, the Russians have not yielded, despite their inability to support the Islands. The economic situation of the Kurils and its native, largely Japanese, population is deterioriating as each day passes. This scenario explores one of the options available to the Japanese Government, should political efforts and negotiations continue to fail.



  20. Mission to Macedonia (2018)

    My seventh HUD-4 scenario of 2013...
    Macedonia has been plunged into chaos as rival factions battle for control of the country. The European Union fears that ethnic cleansing may take place and has decided to the only way to bring the warring parties to the negotiation table is to cripple the military capabilities of both sides.
    Image: French destroyer Forbin (Source: Image 090531-N-9988F-406; Author: Rafael Figueroa Medina, U.S. Navy)



  21. Coconut Crisis 1980

    In 1980, there was a quasi-rebellion in the New Hebrides. Historically, there was little loss of life. But what if the organization behind the rebellion was more violent, and Great Britain decided to eliminate the threat, but France refused to allow Great Britain to use force in an area where they were co-administrators? So, the British task force must conduct the raid but it is possible that France will attack them before they even reach the New Hebrides...
    (As a side note...I've discovered that a great way to brainstorm new scenarios is to go to Wikipedia, scroll through their lists of "conflicts by decade" or "territorial disputes" and then modify history by assuming that someone with access to military equipment has decided that today is a good day to act like a homicidal maniac. Fortunately for the world, history usually does not work like this...fortunately for Harpoon, it's a game, so insanity is always an option!)



  22. Operation Southern Guard (1985)

    My 19th scenario of 2013...
    This "what if" Cold War scenario assumes World War III took place in 1985. It also assumes that, in case the Suez Canal becomes unusable, some merchant ships and tankers are taking an alternate route around the southern tip of Africa. Soviet forces operating out of Angola will attempt to disrupt Allied shipping. Dutch, South African, and American forces in the area must protect the merchants and destroy the Soviet task force.
    Image: Dutch frigate HNLMS TROMP (F-801) (Source: United States Navy.)
    (I hope people enjoy this one. I found it very hard to beat, although that might simply be my own lack of tactical brilliance, or patience, or attention to detail, or something. But it took a bunch of tries before I could nail the task force and do it before the Soviets sunk too many merchants to achieve the victory conditions. And I already knew where all the bad guys were!)



  23. Tutorial No. 9

    -- LESSON IX: UnRep, Boarding and Takeover --
    V 1_01 as of February, 5th, 2011
    The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize the user how to conduct ship-to-ship unrep, boarding and takeover operations.
    Playing through this lesson the user should become familiar with the following tactics:
    1. Ship-to-ship Underway Replenishment.
    2. Boarding of a hostile ships.
    3. Takeover of hostile facilities.
    Good Guys
    We have deteced a hostile base. Close to it there must be a hostile merchant ship.
    Prepare your attacking birds for a strike, take the base and board the hostile ship.
    1. Bring the AOR vessel and your LH close to each other. Then transfer AGM-65D Mavericks from the AOR vessel to the Essex.
    2. Ready some of your Harriers with loadout #142 SEAD (Sidearms and Mavericks).
    3. Use your Harriers to destroy the EW sites and the hostile Command Post.
    4. Now fly in your helos and take the ammo dump, the runway and the gas tank with your troops.
    5. Find the hostile transport ship and board it with your helo based teams.
    Note: This is not an official AGSI scen. It was written to supplement the official tutorial scens with one focusing on several new features.



  24. Three Novembers

    A nice simple submarine hunt scenario using some older platforms...I hope people will find it interesting and challenging.



  25. Iceland - the "Scenedit scen"

    Iceland - the "Scenedit scen"
    A scenario for Harpoon 3 ANW
    Ralf Koelbach
    Database: ANW DB v 2.2 (Dale Hillier)
    Remember the old Harpoon 2 - days? The scenario editor manual? Included is a step-by-step explanation how to write a first scen.
    Few weeks ago I was in kind of a retro mood and wrote this small beginner´s scen.
    Those were the days.



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