Gates of Sorrow (Part 5 of 5)
A Harpoon Commanders Edition (HCE) scenario for the Middle East Battleset.
This scenario is designed for play by the BLUE side only.
This is the final instalment of the five part series that began with the scenario Threshold.
With much of the Middle East now laying in smoking ruins, chaos reigns in the region. A follow up nuclear strike against Tehran, believed to have been carried out by cruise missiles launched from an Israeli submarine, has leveled that city. Most of the Russian military support deployed there, having arrived under the pretense of peacekeeping, was annihilated in the attack. Even so, the Russians have now redoubled their presence in the region, shifting forces to the east and south. Potentially worse, however, is the political upheaval in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. Outrage over the nuclear exchange, most of it directed at Israel and the West, has split the alliance. The Saudi regime is in turmoil. A terror attack and hostage taking at the busy port of Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates has inflicted serious damage and casualties among foreign corporations and their workers, many of them Westerners. Emerging factions on both sides of the crisis have split the UAE, plunging it into civil war.
The region has become a nest of vipers from which escape is now in doubt.