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North Atlantic Convoys Scenarios, EC2000/3 Battle for the Atlantic Ocean

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  1. Operation Veiled Persona, Operation Veiled Temple

    Operation Veiled Persona and Operation Veiled Temple
    Two renditions of the B. I. Hutchenson HDSIII NACV penultimate, "Air Force 1," except this time the scene is the Med, and The Comrades are on the run.
    Blue is tasked with...well...blowing stuff up, akin to Red's orders in the aformentioned scenario. 
    Red's task is to survive...and blow stuff up. Specifically, capital cities. 
    Operation Veiled Temple is a retrospective version of Persona, using older platforms whenever they could be sensibly interjected. 
    Easter Egg Warning: One of the possible targets for Blue is near the former city of Prypyat. Also there is a miniscule, but real chance 
    The Vilnius Schoolmaster may offer his services to Blue, in a location where namewise, his ship should feel most at home. 
    Red needs to negate Blue's SSBN's, so this hint can add a little leveling. 
    Happy Blowing Stuff Up, I mean Harpooning
    Purrastroika, 22 Jan, 2022



  2. Eviction Notice

    Scenario for the NACV Battleset, Harpoon Version 2015.26 or later required. Defend Iceland from attack (again, but with a twist). BLUE only. Duck.



  3. NAC4

    This is the fourth scenario in the series.

    Operation “Northern Swipe” was a complete success for ECON. After ousting the Americans from Iceland, Greater Russia combat aircraft started landing in Keflavik. The Icelandic government filed its application to join ECON the next day and became the 35th member of ECON.
    Champagne parties only lasted a few hours, as disaster stroke swiftly further south.
    Communications with the Azores ceased abruptly; the last reports from fishing vessels describing what appears to be numerous enemy flotillas in the archipelago.
    With ECON forces still recovering from the bloody battle around Iceland, all available assets have been hastily relocated to Spain and Portugal to fight against this new attack of the US Coalition.



  4. Duel near Hampton Roads, New Jersey vs. Richelieu, September 1943.

    Duel near Hampton Roads, New Jersey vs. Richelieu, September 1943.
    A Harpoon Commander's Edition scenario for the EC2003 Battle for the Atlantic Ocean Battleset and the HCWW-101110 World Wars I&II Platform Database.
    This is a tiny scenario designed for play testing battleships and main guns, and playable both by the US/Blue or the Vichy France/Red side, to avoid spoilers is better to play the first time the Vichy France/Red side.
    Image: oficial USN photo contributed by Joe Radingan at navysource.org. New Jersey and Richelieu on 7 September 1943 near Old Point Comfort, Hampton Roads.
    The history of the French warships fleed to the exotic French Colonies and elsewhere after the debacle and the Nazi German takeover in May 1940 can compose a great epic saga, few times reflected in the mainstream narrative (perhaps only in a few movies, as "Casablanca" or "To Have and Have Not", with the opening titles showing the old aircraft carrier Bearn historically anchored in Martinique) or even in the military history books probably because opposed perceptions about too many actions (Mers-el-Kebir, Dakar, Casablanca, Operation Torch, Madagascar ...).
    That of the battleship Richelieu history was one of those very interesting careers.
    At the time of the German invasion she was 95% completed, escaped from Brest to Dakar (now in Senegal), and survived attacks by fast motor boats and Swordfish torpedo planes from the HMS Hermes on 7 July 1940, the day after the attacks on Mers-el-Kebir. After, from 23 September 1940, fight by two days against the British and Free French elements of Force M, including the old battleships HMS Barham and HMS Resolution, and the carrier HMS Ark Royal, succeeding on her defence of Dakar and preventing the capture of his strategic port.
    On December 1942, after Operation Torch, the French forces in West Africa joined the Allies, under the authority of Admiral Darlan in Algiers. As consequence, Richelieu sailed to New York, to be refitted in the Navy Yard from February 1943 for benefit of the Allied side.
    Later she was employed monitoring the German warships in Norwegian waters, on the Normandy landing and with the British Eastern Fleet in the Far East. Post-War participate with gun support in the Indochina War, and employed as artillery training ship to end as accommodation ship from 1956.
    After both fitted, the battleships New Jersey and Richelieu sometimes anchored side-by-side in Old Point Comfort at the mouth of Hampton Roads, Virginia Peninsula, on fall 1943. And the Richelieu configuration of the DB reflects correctly her August 1943-early 1944 fitting.
    On this alternate history scenario the ambiguous Vichy General Henri Giraud keeps loyal to the Axis in one of his many political doubts and don't rejoined the Allies, Vichy France persist after the assassination of both co-presidents of the Comite Francais de la Liberation Nationale, Darlan and De Gaulle. On this climate, officers and ranks of the Richelieu decide to escape with his now almost new warship to the old France, and don't combat his apparently victorious northern neighbours, under the cover of the night and of a strong gale, with the weather precluding the use of shore-based aircrafts neither warships smaller than capital ships ...
    Enrique Mas, November 2013.



  5. Them

    A Harpoon Commander's Edition scenario for the EC2003 Battle for the Atlantic battleset.
    This scenario is designed for play by the BLUE side.
    It has often been the subject matter of science fiction, both in the written word and on the silver screen. An invasion of the Earth by an alien species from another world. Almost certainly superior to us in technology, just by virtue of their ability to undertake stellar travel, what has remained unknown is whether they would be hostile. That is, until now. They have arrived.
    This is intended to be a fun scenario, a break from the usual fare, so enjoy!



  6. Opening Gambit

    From 1991. Escort a convoy and amphibious group from the US to different points on the European coast against Soviet surface, sub and air opposition.



  7. BRICS #3: Northern Moves (Part TWO)

    BRICS Campaign - Scenario #3: Northern Moves (Part TWO)
    A Harpoon Commanders Edition (HCE) scenario for the North Atlantic 2003 Battleset.
    This scenario is designed for play by either BLUE or RED sides.
    Scenesetter: (Taken from “The BRICS Conflict – A Brief History of the Third World War (2016 to 2018)”)
    The 60-hours following the kick-off of Operation: Northern Moves was a global whirlwind of activity. Thouroughly out-matched, the Baltic forces of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland and the Baltic States were destroyed piecemeal by the naval and air forces of Russia's Northern and Baltic fleets. The Mistral amphibioous assault ships brokeout of the littoral Baltic Sea into the North Atlantic, where they linked up the the RFS Admiral Kuznetsov battle group. Russian air assets stormed over the region, laying waste to most of Norway and Swweden's air capabilities. Although most of the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) was sank in port, the RNoN's submarine force remained relatively undamaged, as several units were at sea conducting training with UK Royal submarines.
    Canada was furious over the closure of the Northwest Passage (NWP). In response the US ordered the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) into the region to force the issue. Within hours of changing course northward, a hail of submarine launched anti-ship missiles were vectoring toward the US Navy ships. More than half the missiles were stopped short of their intendd tagets, but those that made it through the layers of standard missiles, ESSMs electronic and mechanical countermeasures and CIWS slammed into two Arleigh Burke class DDGs, sinking them within minutes and the CSG's centerpiece itself. 'Give'em Hell Harry' was in a fight for it's life similar to the old USS Forrestal. More than half the embarked carrier airwing was decimated on the flight deck and hangar bay by missile detonations and the resulting fires. The carrier's LOX (liquid Oxygen) storage unit off the hangar bay was ordered jettisoned, before it could explode and completely destroy the ship. As the ship was fighting for its life, the remaining aircraft were launched from the bow catapults bound for the Azores. The fires took fully 48-hours to get control of and more than 1,000 people lost their lives in the attack and combatting the resulting damage. Still able to maintain a speed of twelve-knots, the ship began limping to Rota, Spain.
    With the sweet taste of victory upon its lips, the Russian naval forces quickly moved to take advantage of the situation in the north. The heavy cargo shipped to Greenland contained Club-M missile batteries and advanced surface-to-air missiles systems. Russian Arctic forces quickly assembled the battery nearby, as a means of keeping the NWP closed to all non-BRICS forces. Jan Mayen Island was assaulted by SPETNAZ and airborne forces. The airfield was secured intact and Russian air assets quickly landed, ferrying in equipment to fortify the facility.
    Without any viable means of defense, Iceland was quickly surrounded. It was agreed in the planning stage of Northern Moves, to jump past the island nation and let it appropriately whither. Once starved, amphibious forces loitering off the coast would conduct a landing, to capture it intact as well.
    Submarines were the force equalizer in the opening days of the BRICS Conflict. Russia had pre-positioned many of its best units under the guise of a training exercise. In the opening hours of hostilities, several units screamed into the Atantic at highspeed, to begin interdicting shipping. At the same time, the US submarine fleet had avoided many of the budget cuts imposed by countless wrangling over the defense budget. Several units were in key positions around the world, as things went from bad to worse.
    Russian Naval Headquarters in St. Petersburg:
    Fleet Admiral Mikhail "Misha" Stanislav Petrovskiy was pleased with the progress of Northern Moves thus far. Casualties had been minor, but as they said in the west - you have to crack a few eggs, to make an omelet. Pity, one of them had been the Antyey class submarine Omsk. The Oscar II had successfully hit the American carrier group, but had been retaliated against. The guided missile strike platform was lost with all hands. The sailors had did their duty well - the carrier was severly crippled and limping from the field. If the Kuznetsov and Peter the Great could find it, it could be removed from the equation, before it reached the safety of the US base in Rota.
    Studying a map of the Atlantic, he knew his current goal was driving a wedge into the ocean and preventing the US from resupplying its few remaining allies in Europe. Canada was a nusance. With the NWP closed and being fortified, the puny resistance by the US's northern neighbor would be inconsequential.
    He picked up the telephone receiver and asked his assistant to come into his office. It was time to begin issuing the daily operational orders to the fleet.



  8. Canada's Helos

    From 1993. ASW exercise contrasting the "new" Merlins with the "old" RCN helos.



  9. In Flight Refuel Exercise

    This is a non combat scenario with some 'exercises' to help hone skills in getting fuel to airborne aircraft with minimum effort.
    Probably only of interest to newer Harpoon players that don't already now the ropes of IFR.
    In the ZIP file there is a text file that gives the details of the included exercises so that you can have that open as a separate window for reference during the scenario.
    (31/3/11) Up dated orders to correct a feature regarding fuel allocation to multi unit groups.
    Don Thomas



  10. Save the Queen

    From 1994. Protect the Dutch Royal Family as they head for Canada.



  11. Royal Canadian Rant

    From 1993. Three small scenarios from a guy with a 'tude.



  12. Soviet Inchon

    From 1990. The Soviets attempt an end-around landing in France.



  13. Napoleon's Revenge

    Spurred by a sentence in an EC2003 battleset scenario, here we have France 'teaching a lesson' to the UK after they leave the European Alliance against USA.
    A small scale scenario pitting a French carrier group against an English with limited shore based air support but with additional surface and subsurface vessels.
    You can play either Red or Blue though its intended primarily as a blue play so the reds are slightly better equipped.
    For EC 2003 NACV battleset, HCDB-100308 database



  14. My Base Or Yours?

    From 1991.
    "...a "simple" contest between you and HArI O, Harpoon's Artificially Intelligent Opponent."



  15. Going To The Dogs

    From 1998. A German-Danish foray into the Gulf of St. Lawrence must be countered by Canadian-Australian forces.



  16. Den' Orjol

    From 1991. USSR stages a Battle of Britain "Eagle Day".



  17. Out Of Africa

    From 1990. Another USN-less NATO vs. a Soviet SAG.



  18. The Matador Wore Red

    From 1991. The Spanish Navy and NATO pickups vs. a Soviet TF.



  19. Fight Over Faslane

    From 1991. Push a convoy through to Faslane.



  20. Wolves In The Fold

    From 1990. Multiple convoys making for Brest.



  21. Alpha Strike

    From 1991. Prevent a nuclear strike on the US.



  22. Ill Met By Moonlight

    From 1992. Diesel subs in the Gap.



  23. Liberating The Madieras

    From 1991. Amphibious ops in a sunnier scene.



  24. Bismarckov

    The Royal Navy versus surface raiders .



  25. Battle Off The Azores

    From 1998. British and French CVBGs vs. Soviet forces.



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