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Red Star Over the Gulf: First Strike - PBEM


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Gents, I am looking for two players for a PBEM scenario using SimPlot and SimPlot Viewer. The objective is to test using SimPlot as a referee tool and SimPlot Viewer as a player tool.

 

Players will need SimPlot Viewer v0.9.1 and the Persian Gulf map. Although the scenario will only use a small portion of the map, I want to test using the map feature of Viewer.

 

The scenario is from the Red Star Over the Gulf article in Naval Sitrep #48. The article contains several Soviet vs. Iran scenarios, and if this test goes well then I would like to play other (larger) scenarios later.

 

If you are interested, then please reply here.

 

Kevin

 

Edit: You don't need a copy of Sitrep #48 to play. All scenario information will be provided in the game forum.

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With the caveats that I have, to now, been a lurker rather than participant (which my post counted no doubt made obvious), that I have never used SimPlot previously, and that I am not so deluded as to fancy myself a particularly skilled naval simulation tactician, and all that having been said I would certainly understand if you would prefer to pass me over, I am nonetheless tentatively interested.

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I do, yes. I've read the system through a couple of times, haphazardly attempted to solitaire more than once, but have admittedly only managed to find a live opponent for two games in the past-- and one of those did not reach completion.

 

It's been a bit frustrating, honestly.

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The scenario is from the Red Star Over the Gulf article in Naval Sitrep #48. The article contains several Soviet vs. Iran scenarios, and if this test goes well then I would like to play other (larger) scenarios later.

How many platforms per side?

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I should have started this thread with the scenario particulars.

 

Scenario: First Strike

Introduction: Sposobnyy was one of the first Soviet warships escorting Soviet merchant vessels in the Gulf to be challenged by the Iranians.

Location: Strait of Hormuz, inbound shipping lane 5 miles north Tunb al Kubra Island. April 19, 1987, 1800 local time.

Environment: Sea State 1, wind from 270° at 5 knots. Visibility 85%.

Tactical Situation: Yesterday, an Iranian warship made threatening moves toward the merchant vessel you are escorting, but turned away as soon as it was warned.

Soviet Forces:

Sposobnyy (Project 61 [Kashin] class DDG), Captain 3rd Rank G. Nikitin

M/V Basil Belokonenko (Nikolai Zhukov class merchant)

Soviet Orders: Escort Basil Belokonenko to Kuwait.

Soviet Victory Conditions:

Decisive Victory: Iranian warship sunk with no damage to Basil Belokonenko or yourself.

Tactical Victory: Iranian warship sunk with no damage to Basil Belokonenko, less then 25% to yourself.

Soviet Setup: Sposobnyy is in the lead, with Basil Belokonenko 1000 yards behind and slightly to port. Both ships are at 14 knots.

Iranian Forces:

Sahand (Vosper Mk5 class FF)

Iranian Orders: A shipment of arms for Iraq is being escorted by a Soviet warship. Wait south of Tunb al Kubra Island. As the convoy passes the island, proceed at flank speed, to close and sink the freighter.

Iranian Victory Conditions:

Decisive Victory: Sink the Soviet freighter, damage the Soviet warship.

Tactical Victory: Cripple (50% damage or more) the freighter.

Iranian Setup: Sahand approaches the convoy from the southeast, at 35 knots.

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Tony, are you interested in playing a side? If not, then Albert and Yishten are the players.

Go for it Albert and Yishten! Thanks for asking kmart494, I was behind-the-scenes seeing if someone wanted to team with me but I didn't get a response.
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