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  • #76
    The 13th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

    The Pueblo Incident




    "A sterner test of Phase One morale occurred during the first half of March 1968. Following the seizure of the USS Pueblo, two carriers with their screens were sent far north to the Sea of Japan. A contingency plan was invoked that committed the Enterprise and Ticonderoga to launch air strikes against North Korean airfields.

    Air Force planes in South Korea were to have coordinated with the two navy air wings, but it was still a vastly lopsided proposition. The carriers were assigned seven airfields at which were based more than two hundred MiGs. Intelligence briefings detailed the enemy order of battle: ninety-one MiG-21s, seventy-six MiG-17s, and thirty-five MiG-19s. It was estimated that at least half the North Korean fighter force would be airborne by the time the strikes arrived. Against this, we had twenty operational Phantoms and eighteen Crusaders to escort the strike birds.

    The fighters were spread mighty thin. One target was to be struck by ten A-4s escorted by a pair of F-8s.

    Nobody slept much that night. A good many farewell letters were written in expectation of the worst, though "the worst" varied from one man to another, according to his outlook. If forced down alive, the pilots knew they faced brutal captivity in a land ruled by barbarians. A safe bailout into the sea was only marginally more attractive -- the water was studded with ice, and even in "poopy suits" survival would be measured in minutes.

    Yet nobody backed out. Launch was scheduled for 0600, and at 0430 aircrews were suiting up or eating breakfast. The briefings were grim. There was absolutely no joking. But sometime before 0500 word came through that the mission was scrubbed. It was never known if political considerations swayed the decision makers in Washington, or if military reality forced itself upon them. In either case, two air wings heaved a collective sigh of relief.

    But the point worth making is that morale held. Knowing the odds against returning were extremely slim, every pilot assigned to the strike would have manned his airplane and launched. They would rather died than looked bad."

    Excerpt from "On Yankee Station -- The Naval Air War over Vietnam", pp. 36-7, Barrett Tillman, John B. Nichols, Naval Institute Press, 1987

    Author: Herman Hum

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    • #77
      The 15th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

      24.4 Trade Barrier [ASEAN] [H3.6]




      It did not take long for the full import of the U.S. withdrawal from the Philippines to become apparent. U.S. presence declined in the South China Sea and this allowed other navies greater freedom. The PLA(Navy), under strict orders from Beijing, stepped up its patrols around the Spratley archipelago. The Vietnamese and the Philippines vigorously protested this action, but not much was done to help them. By 1998, the Chinese felt confident enough to make a determined push for the whole of the island chain. By controlling the Spratleys, the PLA(Navy) would be in position to threaten busy shipping routes; the forces assigned there would also cover the Chinese invasion of the Philippines. Once the Philippines had fallen, no one would be able to oust the Chinese from their sea.

      Much was carried out to ensure the smooth running of the initial stages of the operation. Vietnam was bribed into hamstringing the ASEAN response and the Philippine communist insurgency was expanded and financed by the PRC. Chinese Special Forces were clandestinely inserted to advise the guerrillas. All that was needed was a spark.

      Author: Herman Hum

      24.4 Trade Barrier [ASEAN] [H3.6]
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      • #78
        A new video for Baltic Sea Struggle [MP] has been added the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

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        This is Kalle Jacobson's first video after-action report.
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        • #79
          Very much enjoyed watching this scenario, Kalle clearly makes a very valid new member of your team.
          Using the VCR mode was an excellent method of displaing the battle and the communications (voice quality) were very clear, all in all an excellent AAR.

          Keep them coming.

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          An 18th century Imagi nation blog set in England/

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          • #80
            The 16th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

            10.0 Punch Through




            Soviet Blitz Against Northern Defended Sea Lane

            The Soviets desperately need to reduce the flow of supplies to NATO ground units fighting in Europe. With Keflavik in NATO hands, it is very difficult for the Soviets to conduct attacks against the defended sea lanes. The only way to make an impact on the re-supply effort is to attack both the escorts and the supporting bases en masse and then go after the merchants while the defenders are recovering.

            Author: Herman Hum

            10.0 Punch Through
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            • #81
              Over 30 new aircraft, ships, submarines, facilities, classes, countries, and weapons have been added to the Harpoon3 PlayersDB with the official Database editor authorized by AGSI. The PlayersDB remains the sole functional Harpoon database.

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              Additions include:

              J-11A Flanker B Shenyang PRC 02
              J-11B Flanker B Shenyang PRC 02
              Su-27SKM Flanker C ID 10
              MiG-23ML Flogger G ANG 05
              MiG-23MLA Flogger G ANG 84
              J-15 Flying Shark PRC 16
              MiG-17F Fresco C EG
              MiG-17F Fresco C ZM
              Su-25K Frogfoot A ANG 88
              SA.342K Gazelle EG 83
              SA.342L Gazelle EG 83
              SA.342M Gazelle EG 83
              SA.342L Gazelle MA 81
              SS Glavkos GR 09
              SS Glavkos GR 71
              SSB Golf II PRC 74
              SSB Golf II PRC 95
              SSK Gotland SE 01|A-19
              SSK Gotland SE 98|A-19
              SS Hashmat PK 79|Agosta
              E-2C Hawkeye Group 1 JP 84
              E-2C Hawkeye Group 1.5 EG 86
              E-2C Hawkeye Group II FR 04
              EF2000 Typhoon DE 06
              EF2000 Typhoon UK 05
              EF2000 Typhoon UK 13
              EF2000 Typhoon IT 06
              EF2000 Typhoon ES 07

              - countless changes and improvements guaranteed not to crash any earlier scenario built with the PlayersDB

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              • #82
                A new video for TattleTale II [Mediterranean] has been added the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

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                • #83
                  The 20th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

                  20.0 Opening Shots [H3.6]




                  Sea of Dragons Battleset - The Chinese Sea

                  It did not take long for the full import of the U.S. withdrawal from the Philippines to become apparent. U.S. presence declined in the South China Sea and this allowed other navies greater freedom. The PLA(Navy), under strict orders from Beijing, stepped up its patrols around the Spratley archipelago. The Vietnamese and the Philippines vigorously protested this action, but not much was done to help them. By 1998, the Chinese felt confident enough to make a determined push for the whole of the island chain. By controlling the Spratleys, the PLA(Navy) would be in position to threaten busy shipping routes; the forces assigned there would also cover the Chinese invasion of the Philippines. Once the Philippines had fallen, no one would be able to oust the Chinese from their sea.

                  Much was carried out to ensure the smooth running of the initial stages of the operation. Vietnam was bribed into hamstringing the ASEAN response and the Philippine communist insurgency was expanded and financed by the PRC. Chinese Special Forces were clandestinely inserted to advise the guerrillas. All that was needed was a spark.

                  This scenario was inspired by the situation depicted in the Sea of Dragons publication from Clash of Arms.

                  1.0 SitRep:

                  It has been decided that a flotilla of our ships will exercise near the Palawan Passage. This will demonstrate our ability and willingness to back up our claims.

                  2.0 Intelligence:

                  Palawan HQ has received reports of an unknown Chinese ship lurking near the oilfields. Her intentions are inscrutable.

                  3.0 Orders:

                  As part of Exercise Shining Land, practice the interception of smuggling vessels. If the opportunity arises, put your training into practice.

                  Protect the oil platforms of the area by boarding and inspecting any suspicious vessels.

                  Author: Herman Hum

                  20.0 Opening Shots [H3.6]
                  Sea of Dragons\Opening0.SCN

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Baztanz View Post
                    Very much enjoyed watching this scenario, Kalle clearly makes a very valid new member of your team.
                    Using the VCR mode was an excellent method of displaing the battle and the communications (voice quality) were very clear, all in all an excellent AAR.

                    Keep them coming.

                    Regards
                    Glad you enjoyed it. However, this was what might be called a 'perfect storm' of events. It is not often that we find a player willing spend a little bit more time to record and create an AAR in such a manner. We will certainly try to do more videos like this due to all the positive feedback received thus far.
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                    • #85
                      The 24th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

                      As per request: http://forums.gamesquad.com/showthre...=1#post1586132

                      02.1 First Moves - Night Action ANW




                      Sea of Dragons Battleset - Korean Standoff

                      "Under the situation where a war may break out any moment, there is no need to keep north-south military communications," the head of a North Korean delegation told the South by telephone Wednesday, according to the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency.

                      There are several hotlines between North and South Korea. Earlier this month, Pyongyang disconnected a Red Cross hotline that ran through the border village of Panmunjom and was used by officials on both sides, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry.

                      http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/27/wo...html?hpt=hp_t1

                      A period of rising tension, sparked by the U.S. announcement for withdrawal of the 2nd Division, has characterized relations between North and South Korea. Border incursions by North Korean special forces have increased and several acts of terrorism, carried out in strategic cities (e.g. the destruction of Pusan's main railway signaling centre), have been identified as occurring under North Korean instructions. The rhetoric issuing from both governments has become increasingly bellicose. In order to show commitment, the U.S. has moved the 7th Fleet to the East China Sea and has sent across both ground reinforcements and munitions. Although a number of U.N. resolutions have been passed, condemning the belligerent moves, only the U.K. and the Australians offer more than vocal support. A U.K. Marine Commando is flown to Twenty-Nine Palms and two frigates sent from the Gulf. Australia offers a battalion of troops, a DDG, and two frigates.

                      This scenario was inspired by the situation depicted in the Sea of Dragons publication from Clash of Arms.

                      1.0 SitRep:

                      As part of the invasion plan for the Western Combined Army, a joint Marine and Special Forces regiment is to be inserted near the town of Sokch'o. The convoy will set out from Wonsan and will use darkness and the cover of the shoreline to achieve a safe transit. Contact with the enemy is to be avoided unless the safety of the transports is compromised.

                      2.0 Intelligence:

                      You are approximately 90nm North of the landing beach. Your orders were to set sail just after dusk and you have made good time. You are steaming under radio silence, but HQ is passing along information to you. No major enemy movements are suspected and intell indicates that several FAC [Fast Attack Craft] are out on patrol. They are patrolling singly and not as a group. You should be able to overcome any enemy forces with ease. However, your orders are clear: you are not to actively engage enemy forces, but to deliver your charges safely. If the road is cut, then the ROK divisions will be trapped and easy to destroy. A number of fishing boats have been positioned near your route to act as decoys and confuse enemy spies.

                      Author: Herman Hum

                      02.1 First Moves - Night Action ANW
                      Sea of Dragons\NAction1.SCN

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                      • #86
                        A new video for Night Action (ROK) [MP] has been added the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

                        You can watch Night Action (ROK) [MP]



                        We tried to create another combined video in the "post-game show" style of the popular Baltic Sea Struggle [MP]. However, CaptPiluso's microphone suffered an unfortunate accident. Hopefully, he will find a new on in the near future.

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                        • #87
                          A new video for ThanhHoa [MP] has been added the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

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                          • #88
                            The 32nd NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

                            11.0 Bergen Express




                            NATO Convoy to Norway, NATO Controls Keflavik

                            The situation for NATO forces in Norway is grim. Desperate, NATO decides to send a high-speed convoy directly from the U.S. to Bergen, rather than routing it first through the U.K. Since Keflavik remains under NATO control, the primary Soviet opposition is restricted to units in the Norwegian Sea.

                            Author: Herman Hum

                            11.0 Bergen Express
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                            • #89
                              A new video for Tattletale II (USSR) [MP] has been added the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

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                              • #90
                                The 34th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

                                04.1 First Shots [ANW]




                                Sea of Dragons Battleset - Korean Standoff

                                A period of rising tension, sparked by the U.S. announcement for withdrawal of the 2nd Division, has characterized relations between North and South Korea. Border incursions by North Korean special forces have increased and several acts of terrorism, carried out in strategic cities (e.g. the destruction of Pusan's main railway signaling centre), have been identified as occurring under North Korean instructions. The rhetoric issuing from both governments has become increasingly bellicose. In order to show commitment, the U.S. has moved the 7th Fleet to the East China Sea and has sent across both ground reinforcements and munitions. Although a number of U.N. resolutions have been passed, condemning the belligerent moves, only the U.K. and the Australians offer more than vocal support. A U.K. Marine Commando is flown to Twenty-Nine Palms and two frigates sent from the Gulf. Australia offers a battalion of troops, a DDG, and two frigates.

                                ZZZZZZ 093000Z01May84 ZZZZZZ

                                1.0 SitRep:

                                The War of Liberation has begun. Your operation to block the channels leading to Chinhae is hereby ordered to commence.

                                Author: Herman Hum

                                04.1 First Shots [ANW]
                                Sea of Dragons\1stShot1.SCN

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