Yes I know two post in two days.... it is not the end of the world!!! I just wanted to post these games as separate posts since the first one was a force on force and was used as an introduction game for me and Soren to the rules. After we reset the game and had some Fika we started the real scenario for the day, I call it Bump and Grind.
|Area of Operation for the coming fight!|
The map above outlines the setup, the Swedish detect two Aircraft moving north towards the island of Oland along the Swedish east coast. The Swedish forces, comprising of two JAS-39's must intercept and identify the aircraft and what weapons they are caring. The Rules of Engagement are that the Swedes can only fire if fired upon. So there is not shooting from the Swedish side, unless the Russians fire first.
|SU-24's coming in hot!|
|JAS-39's Black 1 and Black 2 are sent to investigate.|
|Moving in to get visual on the Russian Aircraft.|
|Moving in to get a look!|
|The SU-24's break to the West after the warnings from the Swedish JAS-39's|
The SU-24's break into a slow turn back South as one of the JAS--39's breaks to investigate an unidentified Radar contact and gets a surprise.
|OH NO Trouble!|
|More Swedish Missiles are fired!|
|The SU-27's ready to evade the incoming missiles.|
|FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Swedish swear word!)|
|What I am still alive!!! Holy FIKA!!!!|
|One of the Swedes missiles hits home on Red 3.|
The two SU-27's try to maneuver and drop flares and chaff to avoid the incoming missiles and they are able to shake only one. Red 3is hit by a AIM-120 missile. At the same time Black 2 escapes certain death by pulling a break turn and dropping 4 chaff and 4 flares! He lives to fight again!
|Damage to Red 3 is bad but he still has guns!|
|Shade rattle and roll!!|
|Black 1 missed the SU-24's with missiles on the initial attack.|
|Missiles heading for Black 1|
|Both missiles hit home!|
|The end of SU-27, Black 4.|
JAS-39, Black 2 is able to get a lock and fires two AIM-120's at SU-24, Black 4. Again flare and chaff are dispensed and the Swedes missiles find their target and both AIM-120's hit and destroy the Russian SU-27. Black 2 has the first kill of the day. Before his demise Black 4 is able to send two AA-10 Missiles after JAS-39, Black 1 to try and shake him off the tale of the SU-24's. One of the missiles hits and damages the JAS-39.
|Black 1 on the attack|
|Black 1 misses with missiles but hits home with guns|
|Black 1 gets another lock on Red 3|
|Black 1 misses again with missiles!|
|Black 1 still trying to score a hit with his last missile|
|The missile closes and Red 3 drops more chaff and flares.|
|And Black 1 misses again!|
|Black 2 takes over the attack and comes on fast!|
|One hit and one miss!|
|The end of Red 3....the beginning of a hot war over the cold Baltic.|
The game was fun, we played both games in under four hours. This can be cut by using some more player reference sheets. I will also look into making a better Aircraft data sheet. I was surprised that the Swedish did as well as they did. Only one of the two fighters suffered damage and Black 2 was able to kill two SU-27's. It was interesting and I look forward to more battles over the Baltic.
Again thank you for checking out my blog!!