Under African Skies : 2017, CMO Remastered
Author : Feltan
Location : Nigeria
Forces : US Navy, French Navy, British Navy Vs. Nigerian Islamists & Chinese
Allied Forces include F-35B as primary air units with a variety of rotary wing assets. Naval assets focus around a LHD task force. Beyond that is a few submarines and an independent French surface group. On Ascension Island you’ve got B-52’s, and a pair of B-2’s.
This scenario was originally for CMANO but this version has been adapted for the CMO engine. It’s probably one of my favorite scenarios for the engine. Just big enough to give some variety and flavor but not an overwhelming 10,000 unit CPU eating hog. It focuses on what CMO does well (naval and air) and goes light on what it doesn’t do as well (ground combat).
I just received my action orders and am setting up the basic units. ASW, AEW, drones inbound. Once they are in place I’ll get some F-35’s up and start to SEAD the CWA air bases. The premise of the scenario is decent enough, Boko Haram Islamists seize the country, commit a terrorist act, and must be halted. The added Chinese element keeps it from being Afghanistan 2.0.
The French task force kicks everything off with a Tigre strike on the oil platforms. Much elan!
And the light up an oil platform and a Chinese tanker. My orders are to avoid the Chinese unless absolutely necessary. I guess the French task force is not under the same orders. Oops. A Hellfire has like 8 kilos of explosives, I’m sure it’s going to start a fire but probably not knock these things out.
Vampires! It’s on like le Donkey Kong.
And the French task force has a goblin. They already dropped a torpedo onto it.
It’s like a clown car of vampires.
In the middle of the missile swarm a Lybx knocks out the goblin.
And now they’re out of good SAM’s. The crappy stuff misses and a strike is inevitable. By the end a pair of DDG’s is sinking, with an oiler out of comms. Surprisingly the Tonnere, the French heli-carrier is operational at 100%.
Or maybe not. They’re all dead. 100%.
Next up is DEAD and some airport sanitation. We’ll use the F-35’s to degrade the SAM’s guarding the southern airfields then cruise missile to wreck the place. What could possibly go wrong?