Supporting Argentina, 2 Juny 1982.
Another simple and introductory scenario ... or perhaps not, anytime with a lot of things to do.
Note: In this scenario, to avoid spoilers, it is better to play the US/UK/NL/Blue side a few times, and only after play the Soviet/South American/Red side.
On 1982 it was a lot of speculation about the possibility of a Soviet Union attack against the Western Forces, because the compromise of the British Forces in the South Atlantic War.
Argentina has invoked the Rio Treaty of 1947 and some Latin American countries of doubtious political stability and affiliation in the Cold War had created a blockade in the mid-Atlantic between the British ships detached in the South Atlantic and Europe, and later had joined the Soviet side in the campaing against the Allied Forces.
On this scenario the South American countries with Soviet and Cuban support attempt to prevent the use of the sea lanes to the Western Forces.
The Western Forces attempt is to exit some merchant ships loaded with vital assets to the North Atlantic Ocean, East of Bermuda, and to keep the sea dominance breaking multiple lines of enemy attacks.
The Soviet/Latin Forces must prevent the Western Side to achieve his goal, and to cause the bigger amount of damage possible.
Also, Hurricane Alberto precludes the use of most of the US land-based air assets in CONUS, prevents the use of air strikes and reconnaissance planes against the Soviet/Latin ships, and cover his offensive operations.
Key of the unnamed Air Bases:
ABa Howard AFB MPHO, USA.
ACa Guantanamo Bay MUGM, USA.
ADa San Juan TJSJ, Puerto Rico.
AEa Homestead KHST, USA.
ALa, Roosevelt Roads TJNR, USA.
AMa, Key West NAS KNQX, USA.
ANa, Key West International KEYW, USA.
AOa, Kingston MKJP, Jamaica.
ARa, Antigua Air Station/Coolidge International TAPA, Antigua and Barbuda.
ATa, Ladyville MZBZ, Belize.
AVa, Curacao International Airport TNCC, Netherlands.
YSa, Gustavo Rizo MUBA/Baracoa, Cuba.
YTa Camaguey MUCM, Cuba.
YUa, Sancti Spiritus MUSS, Cuba.
YVa Santiago de Cuba MUCU, Cuba.
YWa Cienfuegos MUCF, Cuba.
YXb Mariel Port, Cuba.
YYa Playa Baracoa MUPB, Cuba.
ZOa La Coloma MULM, Cuba.
ZPa Havana Jose Marti MUHA, Cuba.
ZQa Santa Clara MUSC, Cuba.
ZRa Pinar del Rio/San Julian MUSJ, Cuba.
ZSa San Antonio de los Banos MUSA, Cuba.
ZTa Holguin MUHG, Cuba.
ZUa Manta SEMT, Ecuador.
ZVa Maracay SVBL, Venezuela.
ZWa Maracaibo SVMC, Venezuela.
ZXa Barquisimeto SVBM, Venezuela.
ZYa Barcelona SVBC, Venezuela.
ZZa Managua MNMG, Nicaragua.
YRa, Puerto Cabezas MNPC, Nicaragua.
YQa, Bluefields MNBL, Nicaragua.
YHa Barranquilla SKBQ, Colombia.
YIa El Palanquero SKPQ, Colombia.
The Cuban warships and submarines are represented by equivalent types of other Soviet satellite navies. The other South American countries forces are represented by equivalent types of other countries.
Enrique Mas, October 2011
Edit: 28 October 2011, strenght of 198th Fighter Squadron, 156th Tactical Fighter Group, Puerto Rico ANG, reduced from 36 A-7D CorsairII to the historical accurate 18. Year of A-7D replacing F-104C changed from 1975 to 1976.
29 October 2011, added a necessary submarine on a Red surface group.
30 October 2011, added forgetted patrol pattern for the Bermuda based VP-56 Dragons' P-3C Orions. Changed patrol pattern of the F-16A defending Panama.
11 November 2011: Scenario adapted to the HCDB-111103 new historical platforms, with A-7D replacing A-7E, Kfir C.2 replacing Kfir C.7, Belknap 1980/3 replacing Belknap 1990/2, and adding Komar-class PTM.
15 November 2011: Starting point of Cuban/Soviet PTM modified to prevent going aground. Number of ships to be sunked by the Blue side increased proportionally to the now greater number of Red side ships.