AUTOMATIC EXCEL SHEETS
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WAR SHEET VERSION 5.2
WAR SYSTEM 5.2 ACTIVE AS OF 20210221
WAR SYSTEM V5.2
IC Cost is raised to 75 IC per aircraft from 25 IC
--- Stealth based on my research is extensively more expensive than previous, and this is to allow for a sense of balance to prevent excessive abuse of the ‘Stealth on Everything’ feature currently present.
Speaking of the ‘Stealth on Everything’ feature, this will now be updated to reflect that the intention of this was similar to real life engineering updates to specific aircraft and ships where the vessel was not designed with stealth in mind but there were minor updates that helped to reduce its radar cross-section a fair bit. See the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet as an example of this principle.
Unless you have a product (like the F-22 for example) which was designed IRL, or RPed to intrinsically involve stealth the same benefits will not be reaped comparedly.
RL/OOC Theoretical Techs
Technology/Prototype of new defense industry products such as tanks or aircraft that do not have a working prototype in Real Life, and by that specifically a prototype marketed as an the initial version of this product with a projected mass production date within the next five years are hereby banned unless the following is met.
Technologies/Prototypes such as the Japanese F-X program or the Korean F/A-X which fall under this category can still be brought into Rp through direct, long term research RP that slowly results in their admission into RP. This is RP on the timespan of at least a year or two, working with War System admins to slowly phase in the tech, with trial and error, and setbacks to the RP as dictated by the admins.
For example, the newly /somewhat/ discussed US 6th Gen Fighter would not be allowed since the estimated production for it is about 10 years out even though there is a working prototype.
For example, the Indian HAL/AMCA is not allowed since its prototype is not expected for another 3-5 years, with at least 8 from mass production.
For example the US F-15EX would be allowed since it has a working prototype currently, and is expected to enter mass production within the next year.
No technologies/prototypes shall be grandfathered in, and any RP mentioning them is still ‘canon’, but use of them in RP is not allowed until the research/development RP and other assorted requirements put on by the admins on a case by case basis are met.
Much like previous war system updates, a ‘refresh’ of war lists is allowed for affected areas specifically.
Descriptions on Custom Units/Classes/Variants shall be updated to reflect this stance.
Clarification on Producers and their companies
Producer Nations get the Direct Company responsible for their products, if a product overlaps into another company under the same ‘corporate group” (see Boeing with their commercial airplanes and defense airplanes businesses), the producer gets the commercial/civilian counterpart as well. For example, the USA Producer gets General Electric Aviation due to its work in military aircraft engines, but does not get General Electric Healthcare. The producer however owns the brand rights.
For specific questions see the War System Mod/Admin Team.
When are we getting S P A C E update?
Soon, it might be coming up a 'budget' system. Maybe. IDK. Spoilers.
Some minor unit description edits.
All these changes are considered live, a new war sheet has been already linked in the main system thread, but here it is for convivence as well.
I will try and get around to updating the system thread on Saturday during my day off, or some other random free time I may find open to me. These notes are otherwise functional for gameplay purposes.
Similar to previous updates, you get two weeks to update your war lists to readjust to the new system. No RP is required as long as its simple numbers adjustment.
Feel free to @ me or @Duxburian-Union with questions either here on the forums or in discord. I will try my best to process timely responses. I'm human so there might be an error somewhere, so please ask questions or point something out!
SOMEWHERE OFF THE NEO-VENETIAN COAST
The vague light of sunrise could be seen from the East. But there would be no sunrise for several Inimician Special Forces operatives. Casualties had already exceeded the Imperial Army's highest estimations, and with SRA reinforcements seemingly popping up out of nowhere, the situation looked exceedingly unmanageable. This also became clear to Vicarius Wilfred Cocx, still in the control room on board the helicarrier that was named after him. Shouts of "At least 200 more hostiles on approach" and "Overwhelming enemy firepower" and "Take-off not cleared" filled the room. Roger Appelar, the highest officer on-deck, confirmed increasing enemy anti-aircraft presence in the city, making it impossible for the Inimicians' helicopters to extract the hostages.
"We must deploy the cuise missiles. Authorise our subs to launch upon confirmation of surface-to-air sites."
Vicarius Cocx could already see the European-wide headlines. "THOUSANDS PERISH IN INIMICIAN MISSILE STRIKES". He interjected: "This is one of the most densely populated areas in the country, Roger. Think of the hundreds of civilian deaths. As superior officer, I order you to stand down."
"Your Excellency, with all due respect, look at the screens. Look at our soldiers. The entire mission depends on how many aircraft we can get in the air. Yes, we have drones on the way. Yes, more fighters have been scrambled. Yes, all special forces teams have now been deployed on the ground. Yes, more attack helicopters are on the way. But they have no hope of operating successfully if these surface-to-air missiles are not taken out."
Cocx viewed the movements of the men he now felt he had sent to their deaths. Causing someone's demise was easy enough from a distance -- Cocx had ample experience with this. But seeing those he was responsible for surrounded, cut off, and in danger of suffering death or, worse, imprisonment by the SRA, made him shiver. A long pause, silence ensuing. "Are you sure you have the sites mapped?"
"We are sure."
SPEAKER'S RESIDENCE COURTYARD
Major Stuart rolled behind a nearby wall, shots whistling around him, damaging the brickwork. An all-out assault now seemed to have commenced. "Concentrate fire on the main gates", Stuart radioed in, "Air support critical at main gates!" -- the noise and smells of combat became almost overwhelming, and took Stuart back to the days he had stormed the defences of Telum in 2011. His will to survive had not given in then, however, and it would not give in now. Air support came at last in the form of an attack helicopter, unleashing its full firepower onto the approaching SRA troops.
"MANPAD, four-o-clock!", Stuart informed the helicopter crew, just a fraction of a second too late. He saw an SRA fighter on the residence balcony, bearing a handheld missile, fire at the Inimician craft, which was struck in the tail. The whirring of engines intensified and then died down in a crash of fire. "Heli down, heli down", the radio announced.
Stuart knew the Inimicians could not stay where they were, especially with the wreckage of a helicopter blocking extraction. In a moment of quiet, he made his way to some of the NCOs. "Listen, our backup plan is now in effect. Gather the hostages, we make for the backup location." Under fire, the special forces team made their way through a broken-open window to a nearby park. About five minutes into the journey, Stuart heard a sound he thought he had banished from his memory: guided missile strikes. "Cover, cover!", he shouted, as three conventional ballistic missiles struck strategic surface-to-air sites nearby.
They never noticed two of their operatives had been surrounded and forced to surrender by SRA men in one of the mansion's rooms, and the pilots of the downed chopper were still alive.
JUST ACROSS THE INIMICIAN-VENETIAN BORDER
"Focus on the here and now. We can do nothing to help them."
The second Inimician incursion into Neo-Venetian territory had been underway for around 30 minutes, and was approaching its target, the Social Republican Army facility where Lando Ambrogio and Peter Zan were stationed. This operation was designed to be different to the Neo-Venetia City extraction campaign: a small group of special forces operatives was to disable air defences and missile systems covertly, before the hostages would be extracted through the air. Captain Baris Moore, a newly-commissioned officer, led the special forces team, which had paused about a mile from the Neo-Venetian camp.
"You know the plan. A team proceeds around the west, disables SRA anti-air positions around the north, west, and south sides of the compound. B team does the same, from the east. C team breaches the fence and proceeds directly to the officers' quarters. Good luck, gentlemen. Time to go." Through his radio, he announced: "Jackdaw is a-go, I repeat, Jackdaw is a-go. Extraction ETA, two-zero minutes."
Without being noticed, the teams split up and made their way around the compound, surrounding it and disabling several anti-aircraft guns. Captain Moore, who had joined C team, ordered his men to cut the barbed wire surrounding the camp, and snuck into the grounds unseen. He proceeded at the head of the 10-man column around some of the buildings, checking every corner. An SRA guard, posted at the Inimicians' planned entry point inside, startled the Captain as he proceeded around a corner. He noticed the guard's surprise, and swiftly neutralized him, but not before he had let out a cry of help, and aroused the compound around.
PROJECT THUNDERBOLT II
Ship, Submarine, Aircraft, MLRS
1,000 km (620 mi)
0.001 m^2 or lower
November 4 2020 - Design Phase Begins
January 6 2021 - First Design Made
January 10 2021 - First Wind Tunnel Testing
January 17 2021 - Second Wind Tunnel Testing
January 24 2021 - Scale Model Construction
February 12 2021 - Scale Model Launch Test
F listened then said "Actually we believe here Reitzmag may have a role to play thats unique here. You have plenty of Copalans if there are any in your service it could be useful to have one investigate a UNSR lead with our security services for the good of Europe. ~A Duchian could do it but a Copalan may be better for this specialist role".
SECOND COMMUNIQUE TO THE REITZMIC GOVERMENT
NO CAMPAIGN IS AUTHORIZED.
NO "TERRORIST" BASES EXIST. THE THREAT WE FACE IS ONE
THAT IS DECENTRALIZED AND EQUIVALENT TO A GROUP OF UNORGANIZED MOBS.
WE REPEAT THAT ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST ANY AIRCRAFT
WHICH HAS THE INTENTION OF VIOLATING THE NO-FLY ZONE IN EFFECT.
Bernie Sanders, Korojaunu and Foreign Minister, started the meeting. It would likely be brief, since the Korojaunu held a lot of power; the Assembly of Nationalities had given the Korojaunu a blank slate to deal with Foreign Policy on his own.
'Now, Comrades.' Sanders said with a worried tone. 'There is a bad situation happening in Czech Slahvia. Inquistahn Billionaihs are no doubt behind all this mess. Obviously, the parade there is going ahead, but I think we need to prepare our military heading out there for an... intervention of some kind. We absolutely cannot afford a Czech government collapse. It might be the end of us, too. They are our only voice in Europolis. There have been recent, very close votes, which would lead to our destruction if they pahssed. So, Comrades, I am proposing we send 80,000 troops to take part, including 2 tank regiments, and a squadron of each type of our planes only for the parade, returning immediately afterwards as they will not help us against these reactionary terrorists.'
Taylor Swift, recently back from a walk in the woods, agreed. 'Absolutely. We need to kill these terrorists like I'm currently killing the surprise album game.'
Kim Jo-Jung, the Majority Leader, said 'what if there is a man with shopping bags that bravely defies our tanks, and a western journalist captures this and this man becomes famous for defying the Czech regime, and this creates international outrage ?'
Sanders replied: 'we will deny that that happened, of course.'
'Ah, right, okay.' Kim Jo-Jung nodded in agreement.
"So, are we all agreed ?'
The entire council unanimously supported the contingent to go to Czech Slavia and participate in the parade, and then remain until the terrorist disturbances ceased.
New eagle city, Freedom and memes:
Mr. Mohan Chakramurthy was about to sleep when his minister of refugees, Ms. Sharon, called him. She said, 'SIR! There is a refugee crisis in Leagio. To establish relations, dont you think wish should help with their crisis?'
Chakramurthy, hearing his advisers words, decided that it was a sound idea, and decided to help leagio by air dropping supplies and supplying workers and gaurds, to help leagio, if it wished for help
"Another force has yet again occupied the airport."
The Speaker sighed. "Not the Reitzmics again?"
"No. They have met our conditions."
"Then who? And for that matter, when did their occupation begin?"
"As far as we can tell, they are from the United Duchies and are virulently, even more than Reitzmag, anti-communist. As for when they arrived, it was yesterday."
The Speaker groaned. "When will these idiotic people learn? Have they looked at our elections? Do they not know that 88% of our population supports communism, with 97% at the very least being fine with it? We do not want to go back to the camps, we do not want to be eating a spoon of porridge a day, we do not want to be deprived of sleep for weeks on end, we do not want our children taken away, we do not want to be without healthcare, we do not want to be without clean water, we do not want to have only ratty clothes, we do not want to have and we do not want to have to pay inordinate amounts of money for these so called 'privileges' and 'freedoms!'"
"Erm, yes, but-"
"We do not want to be robbed of the right to be married, we do not want to be mated like animals! We do not want to be placed in stables, we do not want to be slaves! They planned to make us stupid, stupid beyond stupid; make us animals, only working for them, working for them and fucking!"
"They planned to turn us into stupid animals, working for little and fucking like crazy, so that they could benefit, becoming so rich, rich beyond rich! Well, we will not have that! We will torture them all, and then kill them before they can do that! They shall wallow in their own shit, and then we shall take their entrails out, slowly, and then fling them against the wall. We shall flush them out like the pieces of shit they are, for they are shit!"
"Well, I mean, what should we do?"
The Speaker began to calm down, the redness receding from his face. "I've already told you. Follow those instructions, but I would advise you to...approach them first, just to see exactly what they plan."
"How do you mean?"
"We do not know their strategy. We need to know what they plan to do to us. We must learn at least something about it."
"We cannot trust these people, in any case. They may have come here with the excuse of humanitarian aid, but they will certainly try to install their horrid capitalism."
The Speaker sighed. "We cannot trust them. However, I must add that you must also consider non-violent ways of acting. We must get rid of them, for they will turn us into animals if we do not; but we may be able to do it without any loss of life on our side."
COMMUNIQUE FROM THE HIGH REPRESENATIVE OF THE ARCHREPUBLIC
TO : THE FOREIGN MINISTRY OF THE KINGDOM OF REITZMAG
CC : THE FOREIGN MINISTRIES OF THE FOUR ASSEMBLED POWERS
CAN NOT GURANTEE REQUEST AT THIS TIME, ESCORTS WILL BE ASSIGNED AS AIRCRAFT ARE AVAIABLE DURING MISSION PLANNING.
PLEASE PREPARE TO BE ESCORTED BY ANY FOUR ASSEMBLED POWERS AIRCRAFT.
REQUEST WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION DURING MISSION PLANNING AND MAY BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES.
CONFIRM IF UNDERSTOOD
END OF TRANSMISSION
FIRST KONSUL LORENS HENNINGSON
HIGH REPRESENTATIVE ANNE ERIKSSON
MESSAGE WILL REPEAT IN VARDIC, ENGLISH, LATIN, SPANISH, AND FREMETIAN.
Gates of Hell: Part 9
((OOC: I was given the option by @Vayinaod (War Admin) to ignore Reitzmag's detection of the E14 agents. I've instead decided to RP it as such.))
Coast of Eastern Haane
0445 Local Time (UTC+2) 2020-10-02
It had been a long boat ride, but they were nearing the end. Suddenly, one of the instruments on the craft began to flash an alert. It was the proximity alarm. The E14 had been closely monitoring asset movements in the area, and the rigid inflatable boat the forces were piloting had equipment designed to detect radar contact.
"How could they have detected us?"
"They must've expanded the radar detection and patrol perimeter. Distance to target?"
"Approximately 2.4 kilometers from target point, just under 400 meters from drop point."
"Time to intercept?"
"I estimate 3 minutes until they make visual contact."
"We go now. Get your gear ready . We drop in 30 seconds..."
"3... 2... 1..."
The air was released from the hull and the fins against the keel angled such that the boat jetted into the water. 2 meters... 3... 4... 5... 10. The boat, using a string of exploding bolts, then split apart into 6 small pieces, sinking into the deep waters of the inland sea. The four agents continued to swim down... 15 meters... 20. What little moonlight had broken the night before was long gone. In almost total darkness, the agents each activated their own diver propulsion vehicles, and set off towards the shore.
What would the Reitmen think when they arrived at the coordinates only to find the dark depths of the sea? A mistake perhaps? Or merely a mystery for future tales of war? Whatever their conclusion, the four agents would be long gone.
TO: THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF LEAGIO
FROM: THE ARCHBISHOP OF THE MOST BLESSED STATE OF INQUISTA
ON REFUGEE TRANSPORTATION
The Most Blessed State of Inquista shall allow the Commonwealth of Leagio to ferry ships in Inqusitan waters, as well as permission to dock in the most conveniently available ports within our territory.
The terms of this offer shall expire on the 31st of October, 2020.
May God be with you,
Archbishop of Inquista
July 22nd, 0900 GMT +0
Bastholm-Nord Joint Base, Fremet
"Principally the operation's goal is to obstain the encryption series for the UNSR's submarine operations, there are three series we are primarily attempting to intercept in this mission; Satellite, Very Low Frequency (VFL), and Extremely Low Frequency (ELF)." Admiral Gunnarsen continued.
"The 101st Signals Intelligence Detachment, as well as the 1st Strategic Space Wing have both documented various signals coming from this large installation on the southern peninsula in the Romain Socialist Republic, or well it's more so two large installations.
We have enough intelligence now to confirm that the communists have implemented an ELF Signals Station by connecting two large electrodes via a powerline and using the ground itself as an antenna between them. This joint installation for the rest of this briefing will be referred to as Comm Station 1, with Comm Station 1A representing the northern portion, and 1B representing the southern.
Using our Fremetian partners we have confirmed that the communists have installed a powerstation at Comm Station 1B that would generate the necessary power to make ELF signals possible. These signals make it possible for the communists to conduct very basic communications with their submarines at an operational depth.
Historically these stations were used as Nicolezian VFL stations, allowing them to conduct shallow level communications which is why we believed they were chosen to be augmented to fit this EFL role.
Operation Hotline's primary goal is to retrieve the necessary intelligence for the communist communication lines which are believed to be housed at Comm Station 1B, but may also be housed an auxiliary control room at 1A.
The secondary mission is to sabotage the EFL, VFL, and Satellite communication infrastructure if at all possible, in that preferred order of precedence.
If any additional intelligence can be discovered, document and if possible retrieve. You will be briefed on what specifically to leave behind, since the end goal will be for the communists to suspect an accident due to the power system.
You will be inserted into the AOR via a HAHO jump or via RHIBs from the VRNS Bergman which is currently in route. It will depend on final weather forecasts, and communist movement responses from the 1st Fleet's freedom of navigation exercise.
Rear Admiral Raskop will brief you on operational specifics shortly. Before I leave, do you have any questions?"