CODES USED BY HM ARMED FORCES
STRONGHOLDS, BASES, AND GARRISONS
HMB - His/Her Majesty's Barracks
HMG - His/Her Majesty's Garrison
HMP - His/Her Majesty's Patrol Post
HMAA - His/Her Majesty's Army Airstrip
Royal Air Force
RAF - Royal Air Field
RAFG - Royal Air Force Garrison
RAFP - Royal Air Force Patrol Post
HMNB - His/Her Majesty's Naval Base
HMY - His/Her Majesty's Shipyard
HMNAF - His/Her Majesty's Naval Air Field
Prefix Designation System:
FV - Fighting Vehicle -
AV - Auxiliary Vehicle - Engineering and Logistics
Fighting Vehicle Number System:
0xx - Personnel Transport Trucks
1xx - Main Battle Tank
2xx - Infantry Fighting Vehicle
3xx - Self Propelled Artillery Gun
4xx - Towed Artillery Gun
5xx - Multiple Launch Rocket Artillery
6xx - Armored Personnel Carrier
7xx - Light Tank
8xx - Equipment Transporters and Recovery Vehicles, Mine Countermeasure Vehicles
9xx - Mobile ICBM Launcher
Prefix Designation System:
A. Fixed Wing Aircraft
Primary Combat Aircraft
F.xx - Air Superiority Aircraft (Fighter)
FA.xx - Multi-role Aircraft (Fighter/Attack)
S.xx - Strike Aircraft
GA.xx - Ground Attack Aircraft (Attack)
D.xx - Unmanned Attack Aircraft (Drone)
B.xx - Bomber
Intelligence and Surveillance Aircraft
AEW.xx - Airborne Warning and Control System (Airborne Early Warning)
EW.xx - Electronic Warfare
R.xx - Patrol Aircraft (Reconnaissance)
U.xx - Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft (Unmanned)
MR.xx - Maritime Patrol Aircraft (Maritime Reconnaissance)
Logistics and Transport
K.xx - Aerial Refueling Aircraft (Tanker)
KC.xx - Aerial Refueling/Cargo Aircraft (Tanker/Cargo)
C.xx - Transport Aircraft (Cargo)
T.xx - Trainer Aircraft
X.xx - Research Aircraft, Technology Demonstrator (Experimental)
B. Rotary-wing Aircraft (Helicopters)
AH.xx - Attack Helicopter (Army Helicopter)
HU.xx - Multi-use Helicopter (Utility Helicopter)
HC.xx - Transport Helicopter (Helicopter Cargo)
HT.xx - Training Helicopter (Helicopter Trainer)
V.xx - Tilt-rotor V/STOL Aircraft (Vertical)
Bow Name Prefix System:
HMAV - His/Her Majesty's Army Vessel
Royal Air Force
HMAFV - His/Her Majesty's Air Force Vessel
HMS - His/Her Majesty's Ship/Submarine
HMHS - His/Her Majesty's Hospital Ship
HMES - His/Her Majesty's Engineering Ship
HMTS - His/Her Majesty's Training Ship
RFA - Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Royal Coast Guard
HMC - His/Her Majesty's Cutter
RMS - Royal Mail Ship
FPV - Fisheries Protection Vessel
RRS - Royal Research Ship
Pennant Number and Prefix System:
A (any number) - Auxiliary Vessel
C (0xx) - Cruisers
D (0x, 1xx) - Destroyers
F (0x, 1xx, 2xx) - Frigate
H (0x) - Coastal Support Ships
K (0x)- Off-shore Support Ships
L (0x, 1xx, 3xxx, 4xxxx) - Amphibious Warfare Ships
M (0x, 1xx, 1xxx, 2xxx) - Anti-mine Warfare Ships
N (0x, 1xx, 1xxx) - Mine-layer Ships
P (1xx, 2xx, 3xx) - Patrol Ships
R (0x) - Aircraft Carriers
S (0x, 1xx) - Submarine Ships
T (0xx, 1xx, 2xx, 3xx) - Training Ships
V (0xx, 1xx, 2xx) - Corvette Ships
Y (0xx) - Yard Ships
Ship Class Type Number System:
00x - Submarine Ships
01x - Coastal Patrol Vessel
02x - Offshore Patrol Vessel
03x - Corvette
04x - Frigate
05x - Destroyer
06x - Cruiser
07x - Amphibious Warfare Ships
08x - Helicopter Carrier Ship
09x - Aircraft Carrier Ship
10x - Cutter Training Ship
11x - Sail Training Ship
12x - Patrol Training Ship
AUTOMATIC EXCEL SHEETS
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WAR SHEET VERSION 5.2
Nation Name: State of Kaitsja
Link to War List: Linky
Requested Slot: Turkey
Reasons for approval?
Kaitsja due to its poor geostrategic location and as a coastal country having close proximity to nuclear powers and rogue states concerns its security and sovereignty at highest. As planned policy to modernize the military, we seek to acquire quality equipment to complement our armed forces reach. A manufacturing-based economy and large producer of iron-based products, we feel suited to place ourselves as a producer state.
East Front Camps
Apr 21 2021
0420 hours Local Time
As was expected, Istkalenians striked back on the east frontline camps. They killed a few troops, Istkalen is still hostile and does not want to pay for what they have done already. Because of the attack, a counter-offensive was ordered immediately. Air strikes have been conducted by FA.30 NRP strike fighter jets and FA.21NG Super Griffins on areas where the firing came from. Howitzers from the mountains fire downhill to areas where guerilla fighters that attacked the frontline eastern camps likely came from. Drone surveillance catches footage and location of where the guerillas were from therefore calling for airstrikes on those places. Reitzmic camps remain to hold still while suffering only a few casualties and some injured. An order to conduct the retaliation procedure, already planned ahead in case a scenario like this happens had been dropped. Howitzers then face the major cities and open fire until their first set of shells are done. Reitzmic troops march into the cities and capture them while raising the Reitzmic flag as a sign of occupation. They then set camps and secure every single building to avoid another massacre due to urban fighting conditions. Reitzmic troops had already been trained in countering guerilla warfare tactics, desert warfare, as well as urban warfare. All of what they have been trained for is now put to the test.
Tanks then roll into the action to make use of the cities as strongholds, building walls around them, and constructing outposts. Airports captured have been used as air fields for use by supplies being airlifted into the scenes. Those who have been captured are then taken into custody and given basic care as they are detained in the primary stronghold cities. Howitzers remain in position at the mountains and secured further to prevent the guerillas from taking control of them.
But despite this, the commanders still do not understand why HQ would not order the use of EMPs and missiles. Gen. Renwalt himself reminded them that the equipment is enough to counter their offensives and the use of missiles is not yet necessary.
Instead of pushing back the Reitzmic soldiers, the Istkalenians made a mistake resulting in more areas occupied. West front camps and other settlements have also been ordered to prepare for more possible attacks.
air strike missions marked in violet, istkalenian guerilla map added for OOC reference
PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
08.00, APRIL 5TH, 2021
"Thanks everyone for the early start." Emryc Isla started the meeting, slightly bleary-eyed, before downing his enormous #NOREFUGEES mug of coffee. "I try to keep these to a minimum, as you know, but you'll also know that today marks seven - well, seven and a half - days since the start of our operation in Neo-Venetia, Stella Maris. I'm going to start by giving a short briefing myself on the situation as it stands, and then Field Marshal Timpson will brief you on future plans."
"So, if you look at the map, you'll see we've made significant progress, especially over the last three days. We've met with comparatively little resistance, even in some cities that had been home to Communist and SRA troops before the start of Stella Maris. It's clear that the initial operation was successful in spreading confusion among the regime forces, and that's enabled us to take a number of cities and towns. We took Caparnaon, Tabaria, Carmiel, and Zecanin on the night of March 28th, followed by a short gap. On the 2nd we took Ponovo and Cavalieri; on the 4th we took Acco with no resistance, and reached the coastline; and later yesterday we entered Raffanea, Archas, Santegidio, and Gibelet. Now we've got our tanks and cars to the frontline, progress has been a lot quicker than in the logistical nightmare following the initial operation."
"Unfortunately, our progress is likely to halt in the coming 48 hours. As we predicted, the Communist forces have largely abandoned the plains for the cities and, regrettably, the mountains too. This is their forte. Fighting continues on the outskirts of Raffanea, and as you can see, there are pockets of serious regime resistance in Megido, Southern Caesarea, Antioch, the countryside to the east of Carmiel, the mountainous border areas, and most of all, Neo-Venetia city. This is expected to be the hardest slog. Field Marshal Timpson will now take you through how we plan to address this issue."
Emryc called the Field Marshal over, and he stood by the map.
"We intend to focus in the coming 48-72 hours on clearing the northern plains of resistance as far as Hatay. This will mark the end of Stella Maris as an operation. Two new operations will follow."
"The first of these is Operation Stylites. This will be focussed on the mountain region and the heavily-mined countryside east of Carmiel. Our campaign there will take on the characteristics of a counter-insurgency strategy, which we expect to last in some form beyond the completion of the main phase of the conflict. Our first goals under Stylites will be to completely secure the main towns - the remainder of Raffanea, plus Ferrand and Marra - and to destroy the barracks southeast of Ferrand, which appears to be intended as a mountain redoubt."
"The good news, on that note, is that we fully expect Stella Maris to cut almost all regime forces off from their mountain redoubt within 24 hours. Only about 20,000 men can be expected to hold out there, based on where we intend to reach the border, hopefully later today."
"The second operation is Operation Ouranos. Ouranos is an urban warfare campaign based on the fact that Antioch, Neo-Venetia, Megido, and Southern Caesarea have become de facto military bases. We intend that the next two weeks will be an aerial-led campaign, focussed on eliminating the integrity of the regime's urban warfare capabilities."
"I'll be frank here and say that we must expect significant civilian casualties. We can and will act based on the highest quality intelligence. We can and will provide warnings, generally and, where appropriate, in specific circumstances. But at this point, the regime's modus operandi has become clear. They will use civilian buildings for military purposes, both for anti-air and ground activities. They will use civilians as human shields."
"The second phase of Ouranos will be ground-based, and that will be the completion of the main phase of the conflict; but please recognise that we can only do this successfully, and without significant losses, including civilian losses, on the ground without first preparing the ground from the air."
"Thanks, Field Marshal. I know what's been said there is quite significant, so I'll open the floor to questions."
One hand shot up. "Nigel Martin, Foreign Affairs. As we all know, the last time we went into NV, we had to withdraw due to foreign pressure. How can we expect to maintain the goodwill of the rest of Europe if we're bombing these cities to hell? You're breaking my equipment before I go out to bat here."
"That's a good question, minister," replied the Field Marshal. "It's not for me to lay out the diplomatic situation; but I should stress we will always try to keep civilian casualties to a minimum. The route we're taking is actually the route of least death."
"The route of least fucking death! I'll use that one on the Inquistan ambassador. Fucking hell."
Martha Lane piped up. "Well, it's not like the Inquistans can complain about bombi-"
The cabinet started talking over each other until Emryc banged the table with his coffee mug.
"Look. Nigel, you know as well as I do that our improved diplomatic situation is as much down to our increased strength as anything else. I'm confident we can get through this fine. Europeans get much worse news images every day than any propaganda the CPNV or SRA will be able to come up with."
A few more, more mundane, questions followed.
"Right, I think that'll do. I want to have a vote now. All in favour of Stylites and Ouranos?"
Nigel Martin interjected. "We're voting on them together?!"
"Yes. Would you like to vote separately, Nigel."
Nigel shook his head, slightly exasperated, and raised his hand. The others all raised their hands.
"Then it's agreed. Field Marshal, keep us posted. Thank you."
NEO-VENETIA CITY -- SMALL PARK NEAR TO SPEAKER'S RESIDENCE
Bells ringing in Major Stuart's ears. The sound of nearby missiles striking anti-air installations reverberated through his head. What was high command thinking, using guided missiles in a densely populated capital city? In a region where friendlies were active? At the very least, the strikes appeared to have bought the Inimicians some time, and time was all they needed. The evacuation helicopter approached the green to the southwest of the stand-by evacuation zone, covered by two attack helicopters, now undeterred by heavy anti-air installations. The ever-present danger of handheld anti-air missiles was still undiminished, however, and the main duty assigned to Stuart's squad was now to keep their eyes peeled for anyone who might cause the helis trouble.
"Major Stuart, we have images of hundreds of armed personnel approaching your position", the radio then announced, "Be advised: evacuate immediately."
Stuart could see them. A mob of shooting and shouting men, approaching from the east through a residential street. The Major radioed for intensive air support and started guiding the evacuation chopper down to the ground. "Evac in 3 minutes", he decided, "Hostages first." Under the heaviest fire, the Imperial Air Force helicoper managed to descend low enough for the hostages to be loaded on, followed by most of Stuart's brigade. He ordered the final operatives onto the heli, and started moving himself.
He announced everyone was aboard, but saw a straggler running towards the helicopter as it started ascending. He grabbed onto the private's hand and lifted him on. A shot rang. The sound of a bullet impacting flesh. The private's face turned to pain and death, and Stuart was forced to let go.
They had made it -- but at what cost?
SRA CAMP, NORTHEASTERN NEO-VENETIA
Shouts and screams started appearing from every direction. The Inimicians' quiet approach had failed. Swiftly, Captain Moore radioed for air support, being confident that most anti-air establishments had been disabled, and directed his platoon to enter the inner camp buildings. Making their way through the makeshift buildings, several SRA fighters were swiftly neutralised, but there was no way the Inimicians would get to Ambrogio and Zan unaware.
"Jackdaw, be advised: convoy is a-go, ETA three-zero minutes", Moore heard through his handset. High command had decided to deploy the backup convoy waiting along the border. Help would come, but not for another half hour. Moore and his team approached the room where Ambrogio and Zan were thought to be housed. Swiftly, they kicked in the door and deployed a stun grenade, but what they saw upon entering was beyond their wildest expectations.
Ambrogio and Zan were there. As were two pistols. The Neo-Venetian officers aimed for each other. "There's no way you're getting us alive", one of them said, and his finger started moving. In the blink of an eye, Moore and his sergeant fired two shots, hitting both men in the arm. "Jackdaw, be advised: air support en-route, ETA six zero seconds. Convoy en-route, five klicks away."
"Command, Tiger One and Tiger Two both injured - requesting evac ASAP", Moore replied, and took out his first aid kit in an attempt to stop the bleeding. More SRA fighters were converging on their position, and Moore ordered all Inimicians on site to rally at the officers' quarters. Over the next few minutes, operatives started to arrive, some injured, one or two dead, dragged along by their comrades. Fire started to intensify, and before long, Moore heard the sound of heavy, approaching engines.
"Command, be advised: armour units approaching our position. ETA on convoy?"
"Jackdaw, convoy pinned by heavy resistance. Air support imminent."
High command did not lie. Virtually instantly, the sound of jet engines approached, and missiles could be heard launching against the Neo-Venetian tanks now just hundreds of metres away. Helicopters soon followed, firing their ordinance relentlessly against any SRA target in sight, Radio chatter from pilots dominated wireless traffic, but one alert stood out: "Alert: MANPADS spotted, southwes--" A crack. Static. After several seconds, a loud crash outside. Moore knew this was dire.
Making the move to evacuate to the convoy, Moore's team and the hostages came under intense SRA fire, and three operatives were injured and had to be left. With pain in his heart, Moore made his way through bullets and explosions whistling around, being circled by Inimician helicopters and covered by Eurofighters. Missile strikes from overhead drones impacted all around, and it was hard to see.
Finally, Moore's brigade, or what was left of it, reached the Inimician convoy, which immediately made an about-face and started returning to the border. Moore realised only when his hostages were loaded onto an armoured personnel carrier that both had sustained further gunshots, and serious ones at that.
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
February 25 2021 - Scale Model Second Launch Test
March 10 2021 - Design adjustments made, size specifications finalized
March 29 2021 - First Prototype built
April 7 2021 - Wind Tunnel Test of First Prototype
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.