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Decisive Engagement - NTC '98 1.0.0

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A decisive engagement is when a unit is fully committed and cannot maneuver or extricate itself. The action must be fought to a conclusion and won or lost with the forces at hand. 


This scenario is set at the National Training Center and features a late 1990s US armor company team conducting a hasty defense against a Krasnovian tank battalion executing a spoiling attack. The equipment and ammunition used by both sides would have been seen as 'cutting edge' at the time. This scenario is designed to present a challenge to experienced players.


This scenario aims to be run as a tactical decision game that can be completed from planning to the AAR within 40 minutes. The recommended timeline for this format is below:


Planning - 10 minutes.

Execution - Approximately 20 minutes.
AAR - 10 minutes. 


Feedback on this scenario may be sent to the author at steelbeasts.com (Mirzayev) or via Discord (revenant_mz).


Special thanks to Nike-Ajax, ben, and Apocalypse for testing and feedback. 



Edited by Mirzayev

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Somehow managed it with only a few losses after about 7 min of planning. The speed of the attack and obscuring smoke complicate things in a way that really tests your plan. The only thing I really don't like is not getting to execute the follow on mission! Regardless, a good, tough and quick SP mission.

Response from the author:

I'm glad you enjoyed it! The goal of this mission was to make something at the company level that could be planned, executed, and AARed in about 40 minutes. I based this off a real-world experience I had at NTC several years ago. I might make some more scenarios in a similar style to this in the future. 

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

A humbling but very good scenario:

Small tight and really tough. In my opinion this is not for a beginner ... or rather maybe thats EXACTLY what it is for (too): It will humble you if you dont react fast, effectively and decisively.

And show you that there are consequences of your actions and choices.

Its deceptively easy in concept: but if you want to use this for its full potential, then be a Gentleman and obey the rules as set out by Mirzayev: dont cheat and use more time than allocated.


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