Thursday, September 8, 2016

Heroes of the Red October - My New Steel Beasts ProPE 4.004 Scenario

The 39th Guards Motor Rifle Division at its best in this single player scenario for Steel Beasts ProPE 4.004.

A detachment of the 39th Guards Motorized Rifle Division (2 T-72 tank companies, 1 BMP-2 rifle company under your command) has to brush aside a US Cavalry Troop that is trying to delay the Soviet's advance.

This is a single player scenario against a US computer opponent.

I apologize in advance for the NATO maneuver/tactical graphics and for any issues with the scoring. This scenario will be updated based in feedback and amount of downloads.

The tactical situation.
This is the briefing:

a) Enemy:
An ENY Cavalry Troop (+) is attempting to delay the 39th Guards Motorized Rifle Division's westward advance through Route I-270.
b) Own:
3rd Tank Battalion (minus one tank company) and one company of the 2-3 Motorized Rifle Battalion are the only forces available for the task of dislodging the ENY's positions in OBJ Goliath and OBJ Achiles.
c) Attachments and detachments: NONE.

Secure OBJ Goliath, OBJ Achilles, and destroy ENY forces in order to avoid future interference with our advance.


The two tank companies attack by fire from positions Sling and Arrow while the rifle company clears OBJ Goliath and OBJ Achilles.

a) Concept of Operation: 
You are in command of the rifle company. 
i) Maneuver: 
Once the tank companies engage enemy tanks in OBJ Achilles or OBJ Goliath, your rifle company is to move forward at once. Codeword to start the movement is "Irina". The assault on OBJ Goliath and Achilles is to be executed at your discretion.
ii) Fires: 
Indirect fire is available, 18 tubes.HE, smoke, ICM and FASCAM fire missions are available. Artillery calls are shared with the entire force.

iii) Additional assets: 

b) Tasks to Maneuver units: 
At your discretion.

c) Tasks to Combat Support Units: 
At your discretion.

Be watchful of artillery missions called by other units. Codeword to start your movement towards the objective areas is "Irina".

No change since last orders.

Don't forget to dismount your infantry. You will need them!

The Abrams tanks are the most scary sight on this battlefield. This ATGM didn't even put a dent of the American tank.
Clearing OBJ Goliath. Is that PC dead?

You will notice that the T-72s will not move from their attack by fire positions. So get ready to call for some indirect fire on whatever is bothering you.
These T-72s in ABF Sling look so good. I have to make a version where the player can use them.
The mission file is hosted at the official Steel Beasts site.



GH65 said...

Man do I love using the red force vehicles in SBPE. Looks like a beautiful scenario. I will have to try it out when I get back from weekend trip. Who knows, maybe a video AAR? :)

Erich said...

I also think, in general, the "Red" side is more fun to play in things like ARMA3 or DCS, simply because the equipment has more limitations. It's cool because you can actually extract the same performance from it, but you have to work harder to do it.

JC said...

Thanks for playing it, both of you! A video AAR would be great.

Johan said...

The Youtube Channel Matsimus Gaming has put up a video of this mission, here:
Youtube link

JC said...

Hi Johan,

Thank you for the heads up!