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KANIUM Sunday 5th of April- "Operation The Last of the Spartans" by Nike-Ajax


Where: Kanium TS : teamspeak3.i3d.net:10077 
World Clock 1800 GMT (Same time as always in Europe - now adjusted for Summer Time: click the time below for your local time) 



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I suggest to all who play with us download and install Chris mappack:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/hr1jl33xxhacftx/SB Converted Maps v2.rar?dl=0


For the next three months at least we will be working with this mappack and the official one when making scenarios.


AS always, then we are running the session with the latest version of Steelbeasts.


Everybody is Welcome: you don't have to belong to Kanium. We love playing with you all, the arranger and CO loves you even more if you sign up in advance :D 










The Last Spartans Version 2020

Operation The Last of the Spartans - 6´th  of June 2021
SB Mission by Nike-Ajax


IMPORTANT NOTE: CO must place Fighting positions/Emplacements as part of his plans to ensure integrity and functionality of the Scenario !!!


Scenario note: For a number of reasons, then there are different vehicles in the defence and attack phases. One of which is to avoid confusion and blue-on.blue with Leopards in on both sides in the attacking phase. CO will allocate callsigns in B COY, once they are released and he judges the time to be right: then give your A COY callsigns to the CO.
0. Background


We are not at the pass of the hot springs.


But King Leonidas might well be looking down upon us today, because the not only are the stakes as high as they were at Thermopylae. But our soldiers as fierce and motivated.

What started up as another dispute in the beautiful blue waters of the Aegean and made worse by the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis, have turned for the worse. Much worse.
In fact one could say that the Aegean runs red now.


In the air, on and below the sea is where the fighting started, and have lasted a while now. But last week our foes landed on our soil, and have been reinforcing since. Our scouts and overall intel tells us that they are getting ready to break out. This must not be allowed to happen.

If they break through then our families and friends are at their mercy.


And equally bad then they will break into the open coastal plains beyond which will favour them and make our defence even more difficult than it already is. Our  "Allies" have said many fine words of encourgement, but has yet to send any actual help. Except for the americans who have sent us almost a full Brigades worth of mechanized equipment before the outset of the hostilities from their reserve stock, and the Swedes who sent us some CV90´s from their reserve stock. Equipment that our best troops have trained hard with, and which will be used today.


But that is the extent of the help.

So we stand alone. Again.


But we will win, and we will make the enemy regret invading our nation.


To the enemy, when they asked us to surrender our weapons, we only said this: Molon Labe


I. Situation
0600 Local Time
Ligthly clouded with no chance of rain, 26 degrees Centigrade, no wind and LOS 3900 Meters

War have been initiated without a real declaration of war from our ENY. But both sides have since claimed Casus Belli Politically. Our strategic objective is to BLOCK the ENY ATTACK into Defence Area SPARTAN with A COY, thus DENY it to the enemy and breaking their momentum.  

The Enemy is RAPIDLY ADVANCING and will push north with maximum effort (Refrence Map trace).


Do NOT push past Line Of Exploitation (LoE) with A COY under ANY circumstance (Reference Map Trace).


Once the ENY ATTACK HALTED, forces in SPARTAN (A COY) will CONSOLIDATE and then remain and DEFEND in place.


Simultaneous then the forces prepared at Assembly Area MARATHON (B COY) and ONLY them, will COUNTERATTACK along the indicated attack vector from NW towards S (see map trace) and EXPLOIT IOT DESTROY the EN force & SEIZE (if possible) the EN HQ. Forces at MARATHON (B COY) will be released by HQ when the ENY ATTACK has been HALTED, and with a 5 minute Warning.


HQ will at this time release other forces which will make a support attack to the WEST of your AO, which will tie up the ENY forces. Do not push past boundaries or risk being attacked from your flanks.
Mixture of closed and open, with channeling and blocking terrain features particularly to the south and becoming more closed and defensible as you push South and near the Enemy HQ with a number of villages.
Minefields (Reference Maptrace) to the South-west and West of Defence Area SPARTAN, created to channel and block the ENY. THIS AREA IS PROHIBITED to all our forces on pain of DEATH.
Current Situation.  
The Enemy is on the OFFENCE with superior numbers, but we have the better positions and to some degree the element of tactical surprise and they have not had the time to entrench. Our Taskforce (TF) SPARTAN, have been tasked with this mission, allthough fewer then we are better.


They asked for our weapons, and our answer naturally was: Come and take them...


We are on our own soil, and must thus expect a fair number of civilians in the AO - and the international community and our own country is watching. But the political and military stakes are high. Therefore, you are tasked to avoid civilian casualties to the degree that it does not endanger your command or overall goals.
FIRES in the Urban areas are only authorised by TF COMD.

Enemy Forces
ENY Combined Bn(+).
At least three (3) full combined and reinforced Companies with M60A3 (in PLTs of 5), a few Leopard 2A4´s (estimated at PLT strength per COY), AIFV´s (in PLTs of 4) (Represented by M113AS4´s), M113G3 TOWs and with additional support and recon troops (From INTEL likely VEC-M1). Likely also a screening forces NV of the Enemy HQ with Leopard 2A4s and otherwise same composition as above, estimated as at least COY+ strength, and deployed in a defensive posture.


ENY Artillery expected in SIGNIFICANT volume.


Likely experienced conscripts and their ammunition the best they can get for their older platforms.
ENY only in HASTY DEFENSE in Main Defensive Areas (MDA), no constructed defences, entrenchments and major obstacles identified or likely  - aside from the known minefields Southwest of your Defence Area Spartan (Reference Maptrace), confidence about which is HIGH.    

Reinforcement: NOT expected from the East nor South as their lines of communication are cut for now. Confidence HIGH.
Likely will initially continue their attack in the NORTH, but once their attack is broken, likely try to lure our forces into an attritional fight where their numerical advantage, and use of terrain, will make up for their relative weakness in equipment and training.  ENY have access to Artillery in substantial numbers, exact units deployed for this operation unknown.

Friendly Forces (FF).
Local AIR SUPERIORITY achieved.
FF North and West to SECURE Flanks, but not to Spt Attack apart from the forces mentioned at Assembly Point MARATHON (B COY). FF WEST will make a supporting attack to tie ENY forces down, and attrit them if possible.
TF Spartans:  
TF in Defence Area SPARTAN (A COY) consists of 3 x tank platoons of LEOPARD 2A6HEL as well as 2 x mechanized infantry platoon of M2A2 (ODS), along with an similar force placed at Assembly Area MARATHON (B COY), but where the tank platoons are composed of M1A2 (SEP) and the MECHINF consists of 2 x CV90/40-B PLT´s.

Also there have been allocated a Heavy Weapons platoon armed with BGM-71D TOW-2, consisting of 4 fireteams and 1 FO, to DEFEND Defence Area SPARTAN only. These will support A COY BUT are under direct command of BTN CO.
A and B Coy Dismounted infantry equipped with 2 x Anti-Tank teams (FGM-148 Javelin) (Odds callsigns) and 2 x LMG Teams (Even callsigns). Each MECHINF platoon thus has 2x Anti-Tank teams and 2 x LMG Teams, the rest being issued with AT-4s and rifle grenades plus a medic team, and are all considered Elite.


B Coy also has 2 Bieber bridging units.
3 x 6 Tubes of 155mm SP howitzers, no FASCAM available, but with ICM. (With the howitzers being further back, so off-map)   
2 x 6 x 120 mm SP mortars with their own supply trucks in A COY
1 x 6 x 120 mm SP mortars with their own supply trucks in B COY
8 CAS strike missions on call.


(As usual: ALL ARTILLERY IS UNDER THE CONTROL OF CO AND FO: So do NOT touch the ARTY controls if you not one of these two).

In both A COY and B COY: Repair Sect, 2 x Supply and 1 x MED Sect.
NO Engr, as there are expected no major obstacles in vector of attack.  So BYPASS ENY obstacles.


B COY has additionally been allocated 2 (two) bridging units (bieber), for use depending on the CO´s plan.

A. You have the right to use force to proactively engage any and all ENY targets of opportunity.
B. You are cleared to fire first on all hostile targets or targets with deemed hostile intent, including armed civilians.
C. The force should be used under the circumstances and proportional to the threat.
D. We are at war. Destruction of civilian property has been cleared by the local authorities if CO deems that there is a CLEAR military value and goal in said destruction, including FIRES in urban areas.
E. All Laws of War are to be observed.

II. Mission:  

TF SPARTAN is to BLOCK ENY attack towards Defence Area Spartan with A COY.


Then on orders ATTACK and CONDUCT EXPLOITATION with B COY (and ONLY B COY), DESTROYING the ENY between PL HERCULES and PL ACHILLEOUS, SEIZE ENY HQ, IOT DENY the area to the ENY and disrupt their future operations.   


III. Execution  
Concept of the Operation:



Then TF SPARTANs B COY, ATTACK from NORTHWEST to SOUTHEAST; conducting an attack by fire from PL HERCULES towards PL ACHILLEOUS (See Map trace), and then ASSAULT to SEIZE ENY HQ.  Once SECURE, PREPARE HASTY Defence to HOLD Objective until relieved. This will DENY the area to the ENY and PREVENT further ENY offensive operations, achieving our immediate political goal.
Commanders Intent  
Purpose - The purpose of this operation is to DESTROY the ENY forces in the AO, then OCCUPY, thus weakening the Enemys will to fight and persuading them not to conduct further offensive actions.   
Key Tasks
         1. DEFEND Defence Area Spartan, BLOCKING the ENY attack using A COY.
         2. Attack from PL HERCULES towards PL ACHILLEOUS to DESTROY the ENY using only B COY.
         2. Seize ENY HQ.
         3. Conduct HASTY DEFENSE ITO DEFEAT ENY Counter Attacks
End State:  
Friendly.  FF postured in or IVO ENY HQ; consolidated and prepared and able to continue operations towards the SOUTH and SOUTHEAST.
Enemy.   ENY DESTROYED between PL HERCULES and PL ACHILLEOUS, unable to support Enemy forces SOUTH of the Defence Area Spartan.
Terrain.   All tactically commanding terrain features SECURED and CLEAR of ENY.
Civilian.  As little disruption to civilian life and property as possible, without disrupting your military goals and the security of your command.   
Fires Concept.
3 x 6 Tubes of self-propelled 155 mm howitzers that will directly support this operations, from outside of the AO (offmap) and Two (2) x Six (6) plus One (1) x Six (6) tubes of 120 mm self-propelled Mortars for use in AO, with integral ammo supply trucks. There are Eight (8) priority missions ready for tasking.


3 x 6 x tubes of 155 off-map fires undet TF CO
2 x 6 x Tubes of 120mm organic fires under TF CO control (P1 and P2), with organic supply vehicles (P31 and P34) (A COY).
1 x 6 x Tubes of 120 mm orgabic fires under TF CO control (P4), with organic supply vehicles (P5) (B COY)
8 CAS sorties were awarded during this targeting cycle of the ATO under TF CO control.




IV. Sustainment
Supply              TF and per COY will carry forward 2 x resupply vehicles, P-1and P-2 have 2 x supply vehicle allocated to them specifically (P31 and P34). No resupply possible beyond that .
Maintenance   TF and per COY will carry forward 1x combat repair team (CRT)
Medical            TF and per COY will carry forward 1x foward aid station (FAS)


V. Command And Signal
Succession of Command

ALPHA-66    TF Commander
Alpha-11    1 PLT LDR/A
Alpha-21    2 PLT LDR/A
Alpha-41    4 PLT LDR/A


BRAVO-66 TF Commander
Bravo-11 1 PLT LDR/B
Bravo-21 2 PLT LDR/B
Bravo-41 4 PLT LDR/B


No Change; as per unit SOP



Come home with your shield or upon it.


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TF SPARTAN A COY Command (First phase)

A66 (LEOPARD 2A6HEL): Apocalypse (Kanium,US)

A65 (M3A2(ODS)): Abaddon (Kanium,FIN)

P66 (M981 FISTV): Gunslinger (Kanium,CAN)



A11: Assassin (Kanium,US), Fre4k (Kanium,CAN)

A12: Cavgunner (Kanium,US)

A13: Jazjar (?,?)

A14: Badger (Kanium,CAN)



A21: ChrisReb (Kanium,UK), Tankenator (Kanium,US)

A22: Superproxy (?,?)

A23: Connaugh (Kanium,US)

A24: Roerbaek (Kanium,DK)



A31: IrishHussar (Kanium,UK)

A32: Smiley (Kanium,SE)

A33: Max (UO,?)

A34: Colebrook (Kanium,ESP)


A4 (M2A2 (ODS)):

A41: Kingtiger (Kanium,SE)

A42: RedWardancer (?,US), Snoggy (Kanium,CAN)

A43: SnS (Kanium,UK)

A44: Wiglif (Kanium,US)


A5 (M2A2 (ODS))

A51: Grenny (Kanium,DE)

A52: TinFoilHate (UO,?)

A53: Stormrider_sp (?,UK)

A54: Dboy (Kanium,UK)


H1 -  CSS: Repair, MEDIC and SUPPLY


P1 AND P2 - 1 X 6 X SP MTR with own supply vehicle (P31 AND P34)


TF SPARTAN B COY Command (Second Phase)

B66 (M1A2(SEP)): Apocalypse (Kanium,US)

B65 (CV90/40-B): Abaddon (Kanium,FIN)

P65 (FOV90): Gunslinger (Kanium,CAN)



B1 (M1A2(SEP))

B11: Assassin (Kanium,US), Fre4k (Kanium,CAN)

B12: Cavgunner (Kanium,US)

B13: Jazjar (?,?)

B14: Badger (Kanium,CAN)


B2 (M1A2(SEP))

B21: ChrisReb (Kanium,UK), Tankenator (Kanium,US)

B22: Superproxy (?,?)

B23: Connaugh (Kanium,US)

B24: Roerbaek (Kanium,DK)


B3 (M1A2(SEP))

B31: IrishHussar (Kanium,UK)

B32: Smiley (Kanium,SE)

B33: Max (UO,?)

B34: Colebrook (Kanium,ESP)


B4 (CV90/40-B):

B41: Kingtiger (Kanium,SE)

B42: RedWardancer (?,US), Snoggy (Kanium,CAN)

B43: SnS (Kanium,UK)

B44: Wiglif (Kanium,US)


B5 (CV90/40-B)

B51: Grenny (Kanium,DE)

B52: TinFoilHate (UO,?)

B53: Stormrider_sp (?,UK)

B54: Dboy (Kanium,UK)


H3 (Bieber)




H2:  CSS: Repair, MEDIC and SUPPLY


P4 - 1 X 6 X SP MTR with own supply vehicle (P5)



Nike-Ajax, no more needed


Where needed:



Cant make it:

Major Duck (Kanium,DK)

MAC84 (BGANZAC,AU) (No room sadly)





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