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KANIUM SUNDAY 18th OF FEB 1900 UTC "BG3 - Operation Solemn Shield" by Nike-Ajax and SnS


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KANIUM SUNDAY 18th OF FEB 1900 UTC “The Bears Gambit 2 - Operation Cautious Tightrope” BY Nike-Ajax and SnS

Where: Kanium TS : teamspeak3.i3d.net:10077

World Clock 1900 UTC




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a.Time: 170400ZOCT18
b.Terrain: Wooded and patchy boggy terrain channel Armd manoeuver and provide concealed AT ambush sites.  Heavily forested areas in west and north of AO provide effective concealment, and will reduce overall rate of march, and can reduce observation and fields of fire to approximately 200 meters. Areas lacking heavy forestation provide good movement rates & observation and fields of fire from 2-3 KM.  E28/A7 major LOC however good routes north-south and east-west.  Major towns east & centre of AO represent significant choke points.
c.Weather: Clear night sky – good visibility.  No impact on sensor capabilities.
d.Vital Ground. Bridge crossing points along border (EA CLOUD & NAI J4).  River banks are too steep for BMP/BTR to exit water.
e.Key Terrain. Area 112 & 113 provide good SBF positions to engage EN forces moving east along  AA1.  BP JENNY & PENELOE offer suitable defensive positions from which to enforce maximum DELAY.
f.General Situation. On the 15´th early in the evening, JEF Recce units were engaged along the Border with Lithuania, suffered severe casualties and were forced to withdraw into MOB TRUMPET to reconstitute.  After the initial engagement, Russian Light Forces quickly advanced and secured the Border crossing points, but have since remained only 3 km inside Lithuanian territory. NATO has NOT yet declared Article V, despite political increasing political unrest in Europe and confirmatory intelligence of Russian aggression.      
g.Current Situation Enemy Forces: Strategic intelligence indicates Russian forces are rapidly moving east into Lithuania and will soon cross the border at CHERNYSHEVSKOYE/KYBARTAI, 14 km to our west. They are moving slowly in our direction along A7 (AA1), in order to seize VILKAVISKIS and MARIJAMPOLÈ, opening up for follow-on forces and to threaten supply routes at Kaunas.  Likely objectives are:
a.Immediate Bde Objective: SECURE VILKAVISKIS along A7 axis IOT continue the advance with 2 Echelon towards MARIJAMPOLÈ,
b.Subsequent Bde Objective: SECURE MARIJAMPOLÈ and thereby secure control of A7 and E67, enabling turn north towards KAUNAS.
c.Immediate Bn Task Group (BTG) Objective: DEFEAT NATO forces west of PAEZERIAI IOT enable FoF to SECURE VILKAVISKIS.
d.Subsequent BTG Objective: SEIZE LOC south of  VILKAVISKIS IOT prevent reinforcement/resupply of defending NATO forces.

           h.Situation Enemy Forces:

2.Composition: Attacking Russian force likely 7th separate Guards mechanized infantry Regiment and 79th separate Guards mechanized infantry brigade, and consist initially of  Mechanised BTG reinforced with MBT as well as possible insurgents with Russian SOF support. (BMP-2/3, BTR-80, T-80 or T-90 and BDRM-2).
3.Disposition.  Russian forces likely to be cautious on initial Adv, but once engaged will likely transition to an aggressive posture, attempting to rapidly DETROY NATO forces and try to take VILKAVISKIS quickly, before Lithuanian National Defence Volunteers Division and other forces can fortify the city.
4.It's likely Russian backed Insurgents and SOF will attempt to create confusion in our REAR to support the attack.
5.The ENY BDE Arty Gp (BAG) has already moved forward in preparation of offensive actions.
6.The overall Russian Forces readiness at Bde level and higher to conduct offensive operations is unclear.  However, planning has bene extensive.  Due to NATO obstacles, it seems like that main Russian axis of attack will be south of the lake, directly towards TF-32. 
i.Situation Friendly Forces. 
1.The NAC is meeting now.  Lithuania has ordered it s forces to engage any Russian military on Lithuanian territory (Land, Sea or Air).  NATO forces are rapidly deploying a heavy armoured forces with support to area east of VILKAVISKIS into the JEF MDA (OBJ VIKING).  The Russian A2AD threat is preventing NATO air forces from patrolling the border area, thus, NATO does NOT have air SUPERIORITY or even air PARITY.  Article V has NOT YET been declared.  However, all JEF units are clear to engage Russian forces IF hostile intent is demonstrated.  Hostile intent is defined as Russian forces firing or are preparing to fire on NATO or Lithuanian forces or threatening them in a manner that is objectively considered to be a threat to life.
2.Currently, elements of the Nordic Battlegroup and Danish Division are moving into defensive positions south of the  TF-32 AO and a Combined Ad Hoc Battlegroup of Baltic States (in addition to TF-48, TF-18) is defending Route185. Both are expected to hold in the short term.  TF-66 is conducting counter SoF ops. 
1.You have the right to use force if you feel that you or other NATO & Lithuanian Forces or civilians are under threat to life. 
2. The force used under the circumstances should be proportional to the
3. Uncalled for destruction of civilian property will not be accepted.
4. NO FIRES east of FLOT is allowed.


a)(1xM113, 1x CV9040)
b)1 x ENG PLT (4 x M113)
c)1 Recon PLT (4 x CV9040)
d)1 FOO Sect (1 x FOV90)
2.A Coy Combat Team (CT): (-)
a)1 x Tank PLT (3xSTRV122)
b)1 x Mech. Inf Troop PLT (3 x CV9040)
c)1 x Recon Sect (2 x CV9040)
d)1x Sustainment PLT (medic, fuel, Ammo and mechanic)
3.B Coy Combat Team (CT): (-)
a.1 x Tank PLT (3xSTRV122)
b.1 x Mech. Inf Troop PLT (3 x CV9040)
c.1 x Recon Sect (2 x CV9040)
d.1x Sustainment PLT (medic, fuel, Ammo and mechanic)


k.TF-32 Attachments and Detachments:
1.1 x ENG Sec (4 x BULLDOG)
2.1 x AD Sect (3 x Avenger HMMWV
3.1 x APACHE AH Flt ( 2 x AC)
4.1 x Battery M109A3 ( 6 x Tubes)
5.1 x TUAV


2.TF-32 MISSION  BLOCK Russian Forces west of PAEZERIAI ALONG A7/E28 ITO DELAY minimum 1 ½ hours, the Russian Adv and provide time for NATO to reinforce the Lithuanian Home Guard units defending the city. 



a.Extended Purpose. Provide time for NATO to reinforce city and MDA east of  VILKAVISKIS (OBJ VIKING).
b.Key Tasks 
1.Rapidly Adv to Defensive positions.
2.BLOCK Russian Forces Adv west of PAEZERIAI .
3.BPT conduct HO/TO of reinforcing NATO forces within 3 hours. 

c. End State 

1.Terrain. PAEZERIAI free from Russian control.
2.Friendly: TF-32 able to conduct further operations. 
3.Enemy: No Russian Forces capable of offensive operations 5 km west of PAEZERIAI
4.Civilian: Minimal collateral damage and disruption to the civilian way of life.

d.  Constraints

1.NO cross border authority.
2.ROE- Card 65 – only fire in self defence of threat to life NOT threat to property.
3.NO FIRES into Russia.


3. Execution.

A.COM JEF Intent: Quickly establish BLOCK west and south of VILKAVISKIS with current force IOT prevent Russian Adv Guard from initial Bdes from Securing the  city. REINFORCE as a priority Lithuanian Home Guard units in City, but concurrently, continue to prepare MDA east of  VILKAVISKIS & rapidly DEPLOY NATO Armoured FoF as soon as disembarked.  Employ Attk aviation and Airmobile forces as SCREEN south to prevent Russian BY-PASS of MDA.  Force Russian Bde Echelon change with FIRES and Manoeuvre Defence.             
A.SoM: Four (4) Phase operation:
I.Phase 1. TF-48, 18, 32 deploy to assigned MDA.  1/45 Air Asslt SCREEN south of VILKAVISKIS.
II.Phase 2. Conduct BLOCK west & south of VILKAVISKIS.  Reinforce Lithuanian Home guard in VILKAVISKIS.
III.Phase 3. Begin HO/TO of JEF & 1/45 with NATO FoF within 3 hours. 
IV.Phase 5.  BPT BREAK engagement with Russian Forces & withdraw further East. 
2.SoFires: FIRES & CAS to be primary means of engaging Russian Forces within Lithuanian territory & providing concealment.
3.Shaping Operations: ID Russian composition and dispositions and AA of Adv Guard of leading BTGs.
C.Decisive Operations: BLOCK Russian Adv west of  PAEZERIAI ALONG A7/E28 .
D.Deception Operation: Establish 1/45 Air Asslt south of PAEZERIAI Screen. 
E.Tactical Risk:  Limited obstacle belt prepared west of PAEZERIAI and MDA not yet complete.  Only Light Blocking Force currently available and no Sir support available.     


III. Execution.


Tasks to Subordinate Units:  

2)BLOCK Russian Adv east
3)BPT conduct HO/TO with NATO FoF within 3 hours.
2)BLOCK Russian Adv east
3)BPT conduct HO/TO with NATO FoF within 3 hours.
1)DEPLOY to Area west of PAEZERIAI
2)BLOCK Russian Adv east
3)BPT conduct HO/TO with NATO FoF within 3 hours.
2)BLOCK Russian Adv east
3)BPT conduct HO/TO with NATO FoF within 3 hours.
1)Conduct Counter SoF operations in conjunction with Lithuanian MoI.
6)Reserve ( 1 Coy 1/45 Air Asslt Inf)
1)BPT re-enforce TF-32 or TF-18
1)Establish ASP fwd of  MDA;
2)BPT resupply, recover & re-equip all TFs on order;


b. Coordinating Instructions:


a.C2 No Change
b.High Value Targets: MBT BMP-1/BRDM-2
c.FIRES; 6x BTY155mm Direct Spt to TFs.  1 Sqn 587 Attack Sqn 6 x (TIGER AH) 
d.ISR; 1 Sqn 45th ISR Coy (4 x UAV)
e.Sustainment:  CSS to provide sustainment fwd.
f.Command and Signal:
i.Succession of Command: 0A, OB, A66 (TF-48),  B66 (TF-32) C 66 (TF-66).
ii.Location of Key Leaders: OA with TF 32; OB with TF 66.

b. Signal:


a.A COY:  26000
A1 PLT: 46000
A2 PLT: 31000
A3 PLT: 33500



Edited by Nike-Ajax
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A Readers/players readlist


This Campaign relies heavily on a narrative, and probably more than is the norm. For those who want to experience everything in the proper and correct order, then this is the structure:


1. Prologue

2. Background Scenario 1

3. Orders Scenario 1

4. Scenario Session

5. Intermission 1 with AAR

6. Background Scenario 2

3. Orders Scenario 2

4. Scenario Session

5. Intermission 2 with AAR



It will be finished with an Epilogue 


I strongly recommend all to read the PDF - as any internetpage generally is a poor medium for textediting.


I hope you will find this as fun as I and we had making it.

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To forestall any most  some questions ... :D


Then these are the specifications for the Infantry:


R1 Recon platoon

Plt Ldr + Plt Sgt = 5.56 rifle only
A Team= 2x M136/AT-4, 5.56 SAW  and 40mm HE+SMK
B Team = M240


Mech Infantry

Plt Ldr + Plt Sgt = 5.56 rifle only
A team = Carl Gustav HEAT 551C * 6 Rounds, 5.56 SAW and 40m HE+SMK
B team = M240



Plt LDr + Plt Sgt = 5.56 rifle only
A Team = Rb57 NLAW * 2 and 40mm HE+SMK
B Team= Carl Gustav HEAT 551C*6 Rounds and 40mm HE+SMK
Also, Combat engineer is 3 M113 only, and E14 have RWS 0.50 cal


(Thank you KT)

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So latest status:


26 verified, 2 probable and 2 maybe. 


There are the following openings as of now (but we can always squeeze more in different positions):

1 PLt. of Infantry Tank Hunters/eng

1 CV9040B in TF Recon

1 CV9040B in B COY Recon


Thank you all for the interest, and thank you each and everyone who made this Campaign a reality, including those who has and who will participate.

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