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  1. Operacion La Seguridad

    32B, please Connaught
  2. MECH BG ATTACKS in Finland

    A23, please. Conn
  3. World court sinks Bolivia bid for sea access The International Court of Justice on Monday ruled against landlocked Bolivia in a row with Chile over access to the Pacific Ocean that dates back to the 19th century. Bolivia lost its prized route to the sea in a 1879-1883 war with Chile, and Santiago has rejected every attempt since then by its smaller and poorer neighbour to win back its coastline. La Paz took Santiago to the top UN court in The Hague in 2013 to try to force it to the negotiating table over the maritime spat, a long-running strain on relations between the two South American countries. "The court by 12 votes to three finds that the Republic of Chile did not undertake a legal obligation to negotiate a sovereign access for the... state of Bolivia," judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said at the end of a judgement that took an hour and 20 minutes to read out. The judge said, however, he hoped that "with willingness on the part of both parties meaningful negotiations can be undertaken". Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales -- who has used the issue to boost support at home as he seeks a fourth term in office -- attended the court in person for the verdict. "Bolivia will never give up" its claim, Morales told reporters afterwards. "The people of the world know that Bolivia had an invasion and we had our sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean taken away from us." - 'False expectations' - The ICJ was set up after World War II to rule in disputes between UN member states. The court's findings are binding and cannot be appealed, although it has no real power to enforce them. Chile and Bolivia have had no diplomatic relations since 1978 when Bolivia's last major attempt to negotiate a passage to the Pacific broke down in acrimony. The War of the Pacific pitted Bolivia and Peru on one side against Chile on the other, and saw battles fought in the Pacific Ocean, the Andes mountains and even in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. Decades of post-independence border tensions in South America were finally ignited by a dispute over Bolivian attempts to tax a Chilean company mining saltpetre, a mineral used in fertilizer that was at the time replacing the traditional use of guano, the excrement of seabirds and bats. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera lashed out at his Bolivian counterpart as he hailed the ICJ's decision. "President Evo Morales of Bolivia has created false expectations in his own people, and has created great frustration in his own people," he said in a statement. "We have lost five valuable years of the healthy and necessary relationship that Chile needs with all neighbouring countries, including Bolivia." - 'The struggle continues!' - Morales has weaponised the dispute to boost his popularity at home where the importance of the issue is underscored by the fact that Bolivia still has a navy despite lack of access to the sea. A small crowd of Bolivian protesters waved flags, played pan pipes and banged drums outside the Peace Palace for the verdict, shouting "The struggle continues!" "Of course we are sad about the decision. We’re a small country, but we’re not Switzerland or Luxembourg. We need access to export and import our goods,” said Gabriella Telleria, 50, one of the protesters. “We asked for justice and we didn’t get it,” she told AFP. Bolivia says regaining the 400 kilometres (260 miles) of coastline along the northern tip of Chile that it lost in the war would stimulate growth and development in South America's poorest country. Bolivian activists said the loss of the Chuquicamata mine, the world's largest open-pit copper mine which is situated in the disputed area, has also badly hit the country's indigenous peoples. For its part, Santiago says the border is based on a 1904 peace treaty signed with Bolivia in the wake of the War of the Pacific and therefore must be respected. Meanwhile, Chile has opened its own case against Bolivia over the Silala waterway, which flows into the Atacama desert and which La Paz has threatened to divert. I thought that this recent decision by the World Court relates well with my mission in the Downloads section: THE WAR OF THE PACIFIC - PART TWO: BOLIVIA - CHILE Connaugh
  4. Sunday 30 SEP 18 game - 1800GMT

    I will be there. Conn
  5. Version 1.0.0

    62 downloads

    CAPTURING THE BRIDGE - GERMANY 1982 By Connaugh SITUATION: Soviet Forces have occupied a bridgehead on the Rhine River. NATO has planned an operation to capture the bridgehead to enable follow-up forces to counterattack. MISSION: A Heli-borne platoon of the 101st Airborne will air assault the village, code-named ETTER, eliminate the Soviet garrison and occupy the buildings facing the North Bank and defend against any counterattack. A smoke barrage will land in front of the village to provide cover for the assaulting platoon. A Company, 2nd Armored with two tank platoons and one mech platoon will advance to Etter and defeat any armored Soviet counterattack. Then the river is to be crossed and the North Bank occupied. FORCE COMPOSITION: US: 101 Airborne: 1 Infantry Platoon with Anti-tank weapons 2nd Armored: 2 x M60 Tank platoons 1 x M113 Mech Platoon 2 Artillery Batteries of 3 tubes each Soviet forces are equipped with T-62 tanks and BMP-1 PC's. Artillery is expected. Points scored for occupying North Bank.
  6. We love screenshots

    From the 9/22/18 AD-HOC game. CAPTURING THE BRIDGE - GERMANY 1982 By Connaugh SITUATION: Soviet Forces have occupied a bridgehead on the Rhine River. NATO has planned an operation to capture the bridgehead to enable follow-up forces to counterattack. MISSION: A Heli-borne platoon of the 101st Airborne will air assault the village, code-named ETTER, eliminate the Soviet garrison and occupy the buildings facing the North Bank and defend against any counterattack. A smoke barrage will land in front of the village to provide cover for the assaulting platoon. A Company, 2nd Armored with two tank platoons and one mech platoon will advance to Etter and defeat any armored Soviet counterattack. Then the river is to be crossed and the North Bank occupied. FORCE COMPOSITION: US: 101 Airborne: 1 Infantry Platoon with Anti-tank weapons 2nd Armored: 2 x M60 Tank platoons 1 x M113 Mech Platoon 2 Artillery Batteries of 3 tubes each Soviet forces are equipped with T-62 tanks and BMP-1 PC's. Artillery is expected. Points scored for occupying North Bank. 101st Airborne approaching Etter behind smoke barrage 2nd Armored advancing to Etter to rescue the Airborne Taking losses at Etter 2nd Armored Mech Platoon crossing river to North Bank Infantry at North Bank engaging T-62 Platoon Mission successful. Bridgehead at Etter captured.
  7. Sunday 16sep18 game?

    Missile kill on T-72
  8. Version 1.0.0

    38 downloads

    THE WAR OF THE PACIFIC - PART TWO: BOLIVIA - CHILE by Connaugh The War of the Pacific, also known as the Saltpeter War was between Chile on one side and a Bolivian-Peruvian alliance on the other. It lasted from 1879 to 1884, and was fought over Chilean claims on coastal Bolivian territory in the Atacama Desert. The war ended with victory for Chile, which gained a significant resource-rich territory from Peru and Bolivia. However, Bolivia retains the policy of a territorial claim of a sovereign outlet to the Pacific Ocean and the armed forces carry the slogan "The sea is our right. To recover it is a must". SITUATION: Bolivia has invaded Chile in an attempt to regain the lost territory from the 1879 War. Bolivian Armored Forces crossed the border in a blitzkrieg with the goal of occupying the port city of Antofagasta. Chilean forces have been forced to retreat from the cities of San Pedro de Atacama, Cerro Pular, San Francisco de Chiu Chiu, Calama, and Sierra Gorda. MISSION: Chilean Armored Columns are to advance to Antofagasta and defend the city. Next, an advance to take back the lost cities and drive the Bolivians out of Chile. EXECUTION: A and B Companies will advance to Antofagasta and defend the city. A Company will then recapture Carmen Alto, Sierra Gorda, Maria Elena, and Calama. B Company will then recapture San Cristobal and Cerro Pular. The two forces will then combine to recapture San Pedro de Atacama and San Francisco de Chiu Chiu. FORCE COMPOSITION: A Company: 2 x Leopard 2A4 Platoons, 1 Marder 1A3 Platoon B Company: 2 x Leopard 2A4 Platoons, 1 Marder 1A3 Platoon CSS of Repair, Medical, and Supply will accompany each force. 2 Artillery Batteries of 6 tubes each will be available. Bolivian forces include TAM VC tanks, Centauros, and M113 PC's and Infantry with anti-tank weapons. Artillery is expected. Message that an objective is captured will be generated.
  9. We love screenshots

    From today's AD-HOC game. THE WAR OF THE PACIFIC - PART TWO: BOLIVIA - CHILE by Connaugh The War of the Pacific, also known as the Saltpeter War was between Chile on one side and a Bolivian-Peruvian alliance on the other. It lasted from 1879 to 1884, and was fought over Chilean claims on coastal Bolivian territory in the Atacama Desert. The war ended with victory for Chile, which gained a significant resource-rich territory from Peru and Bolivia. However, Bolivia retains the policy of a territorial claim of a sovereign outlet to the Pacific Ocean and the armed forces carry the slogan "The sea is our right. To recover it is a must". SITUATION: Bolivia has invaded Chile in an attempt to regain the lost territory from the 1879 War. Bolivian Armored Forces crossed the border in a blitzkrieg with the goal of occupying the port city of Antofagasta. Chilean forces have been forced to retreat from the cities of San Pedro de Atacama, Cerro Pular, San Francisco de Chiu Chiu, Calama, and Sierra Gorda. MISSION: Chilean Armored Columns are to advance to Antofagasta and defend the city. Next, an advance to take back the lost cities and drive the Bolivians out of Chile. EXECUTION: A and B Companies will advance to Antofagasta and defend the city. A Company will then recapture Carmen Alto, Sierra Gorda, Maria Elena, and Calama. B Company will then recapture San Cristobal and Cerro Pular. The two forces will then combine to recapture San Pedro de Atacama and San Francisco de Chiu Chiu. FORCE COMPOSITION: A Company: 2 x Leopard 2A4 Platoons, 1 Marder 1A3 Platoon B Company: 2 x Leopard 2A4 Platoons, 1 Marder 1A3 Platoon CSS of Repair, Medical, and Supply will accompany each force. 2 Artillery Batteries of 6 tubes each will be available. Bolivian forces include TAM VC tanks, Centauros, and M113 PC's and Infantry with anti-tank weapons. Artillery is expected. Message that an objective is captured will be generated. Massed Bolivian Tank Assault on Antofagasta Capturing Calama Battlefield Repair CSS getting to close to danger Marder assault Assault on Cerro Pular Taking Losses at San Pedro de Atacama Assault on San Francisco de Chiu Chiu Infantry Assault on San Pedro de Atacama Mission Successful! All Towns recaptured and Bolivians evicted from Chile.
  10. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    I will be there as well.
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