Multiplayer campaign/tournament: "The yugoslavian coup"

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Multiplayer campaign/tournament: "The yugoslavian coup"

Postby K98-Schütze[GER] » Tue 8 Sep 2015 03:30

Hello Wargamers,

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FOREWORD:

I had some idea about a little campaign project for 2vs2 multiplayer games.
The decks are tested, but you guys may have the possibility to test the campaign ;)
I researched about the yugoslavian army and created some authentic decks in the most possible way.
As for some minor confusions (like for the MI-24 and the 9k33M AKM as the MIG29 K-version) it will be
explained in the 'Background story' (for balancing reasons and lack of MIG29's with a good enough loudout).
If 4 of you guys decide to try this campaign, feel free to give some feedback about the 'campaign-mechanics'.
In commen - this campaign will be challenging.
Secondly, in war - you should be flexible and handle situations.



IMPORTANT:
If without referee, I highly suggest that only 4 players play this campaign, which know/trust each other, because of the
'campaign-mechanics' (which will be explained in the section 'Rules & Setup').
Or at least find a way to controll via replay the deck setup, by for example a neutral person who can check it.
The teams could also decide to post their deck setups in this or some other thread in public, before each
game.


RULES & SETUP:
Spoiler : :
1.)
It will be played on 4 maps on the two game modes, 'destruction' and 'conquest'.

2.)
a)
The soviet team will win, if they win on the 4th map.
b)
The yugoslavian team will win, if they can win on the starting map.

3.)
The maximum number of games will be 7.
The team which was winning 4x, regardless of territory progress, will win.

4.)
The deck setup for every map must be followed, other cards than from the origin deck system are not allowed.
For example:
Team Soviets are winning the first map.
Before the second map, they must delete 1 card of the logistic category.
Its up to the soviet team, which card they delete.
Team Soviets will be pushed than back to the first map and can only (!) bring the exactly
card (including veterancy) back to their deck. They can not decide for some other card, which is not
in the deck setup (Task Force).

5.)
Each team must delete or regain the same card(s).
For example:
Team Soviet must delete 1 card of the plane category.
They decide to kick out the SU-24 SEAD.
So, BOTH soviet players have to kick out their SU-24 card(s).
The same rule is in power by regaining a card (also the veterancy status of this card).

6.)
Every map setup will be (off course :) ) Redfor vs Redfor.

7.)
If every team wins 3x and the last 7th battle will be draw, than the last battle has to repeated
til there is a winner.




BACKGROUND STORY:
Spoiler : :
Josip Broz TITO, the former WW2 hero of the Balkan and leader of the afterwars united Yugoslavia is since 8 years dead!
Tito was famous for his policy with which he tried to stay out of any block, olthough his country was since 1945 from inside and
outside, heavily under communist influence.
Yugoslavia, a country with different ethnologies, was also one of the founders of the U.N.
In the beginning 80's a new spirit rolled over the East-Block countries, not only in Poland.
The people wanted change after years of bureaucracy in the fixed hardware of the socialist life.
But with it, also on some, since the centuries, unclear situations like in Yugoslavia woke up again, too.
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The different peoples of Yugoslavia claimed for more autonomy in the parliaments. There were croats, slovens, macedonians, some albanian and the serbs, next to the roman-catholic church, the orthodox believing and the moslem minority in mostly Bosnia.
Slobodan Milosevic, a communist since his youth and the leader of the yugoslavian communist party since 1986, had to struggle with his heritage.
In September 1987 Slobodan Milosevic, who tried to hold up the country, could not succeed in his attempt for a regime-change against the president Ivan Stambolic.
Milosevic's star after his failed venture, was to be going down on the political sky of yugoslavian political stage.
Still, he was the leader of the communist party and as such, he were looking for backup somewhere outside. Moskwa, in overall fear of loosing stability in its alliessince the beginning decade, was likely to listen and looking for a possible new ally in the future....

Some armament trade agreements over the modernisation of the yugoslavian republican army were made.
It didn't took long and primarily the bosnian politician Izetbegovic and the croatian politician Tudjman came up with allegations, that only serbian units of the republican army were educated on the new equipment.Now the president, Stambulic, serbian by himselfe, supported open the front against Milosevic.
A long political conflict were cutting the parliament now in halfes, what went even down to the normal man on the street.
Milosevic was the first, who spoke about a "conter-revolutionary virus" and some "nationalists in Zagreb".
In spring 1988 the temperatures were increasing fast and Milosevic was going to loose his political fight to stay and even gain eventually power.
In demonstration of his power, he collected masses of his serbian-communist followers in Belgrad and first riots in the capital city between serbian-communists, minorities and the police broke out.
Many civilians of all ethonogies, ages and sides died this days and the chaos went over to some other cities.
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As the state of emergency was called out and in power, the communist party had to face with hard image losses and Milosevic was called guilty at this desaster. The non-serbian politicians saw their believing now confirmed, among the established system of Stambolic and tried to catch Milosevic in some night by secret police.
Cause of his followers, he was able to flee in the Soviet embassy and were flown out in the USSR.
Several months later, in sommer 1988, the yugoslavian administration reformed the state-socialism, tried to open their selfe up to the West and increased the autonomy for nearly every region in the Republic.
This went so far, that Italy offered Slovenia the test-membership of the European Economic Union, if they would leave the Republic.
A new conflict appeared in the yugoslavian public and the still in emergency state existing troops of the army, were send to Slovenia for some show off.
The time for a comeback of Milosevic was near as he intrigued from his exile about the "harsh methods of the counter-revolutionists".
In the public, Milosevic were speaking more often now from the "slavic brotherhood and that he will restore the communistic party and Yugoslavia at all, that no region will be ceeded.
About the half of the yugoslavian people were thinking the same, for them the changings of the last months came to fast and a lof of them saw the ruling administration as traitors.
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Stambulic, Tudjman and Izetbegovic began to build up some Task Force from the Yugoslavian Army. With not more than 10% serbs in it and the delivered modern military equipment.
The climate went anti-serbian, anti-Milosevic and even anti-communist....
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The hardliners in Moskwa told Milosevic that soon a military exercise will be executed in Romania and he could be brought in power of Yugoslavia as head of state, if Yugoslavia
will be part of the Warsaw Pact. The military analysts were saying, that if the serbian population and areas could be secured, the fall of Yugoslavia in direction West would end.
Only a show up of soviet troops alone in Belgrad would force the administration to retirement, without a single shot fired....
....but this, so the analysts, has to be done fast, before the West or anybody can react. And nobody, specially the Red Army needs a 2nd Afghanistan at the moment!

17.08.1988
During the Task Force of the yugoslavian administration is moving to Belgrad, soviet troops crossing in the morning the romanian-yugoslavian border in direction Belgrad.
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DECK SETUP:
My idea was to picture here some possible conflict between some superpower and some near-eastblock country like Yugoslavia.
Off course this is asymetric for the national USSR deck and the mixed REDFOR deck of Yugoslavia (both are '85 decks).
Therefore every progress the USSR makes, some negative effects they will get by each map (detailed in 'SETUP OF THE MAPS')
to compensate their 10 more points in availability and the light better tech in comparison to Yugoslavia.
Also I wanted to show, that in the beginning, the Red Army have by nature a better chance than the Yugoslavian Republican Army, but later they will have to struggle with logistical and other problems.

Yes, I brought the MI-24P in 2 cards for Yugoslawia for balance reasons. Honestly I would have prefered the historic SU-100
for the Yugos, but well for the balance....

Remember - each team has the same 2 decks!
Remember - this is what is given to you by the High Command, dont change it!

USSR (national '85 deck)
Spoiler : :
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Deck code:
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YUGOSLAVIA (mixed RedFor '85 deck)
Spoiler : :
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Deck code:
tPSSh1VNyiSR4OUi8F1DcsyHBU2Q59Kej6dpvSpuf9G85SXxyifImgvyWHIJEFSVBW9JCWxQfJnk9YkRJmXXMWFNimxTUSMY0T1p4g==




SETUP OF THE MAPS:

"Nuclear Winter is coming" or "The siege of Belgrad"
- Starting Points 2000
- Conquest 500 points
- Time limit 40 minutes
- income / middle

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Campaign outcome:
Spoiler : :
a) Yugoslavia wins "The siege of Belgrad" = Yugoslavia won campaign

b) Sovietunion wins "The siege of Belgrad" = for "Battle of Zvornik" team Soviets has to delete 1 card of logistic category
Story explanation:
As the supply lines from Hungary and Romania are now extended, more supplies are used to keep the Soviet Task Force up!



"Jungle Battle" or "Battle of Zvornik"
- Starting points 2000
- Victory destruction points 8000
- Time limit 40 minutes
- income / middle

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Campaign outcome:
Spoiler : :
a) Yugoslavia wins "Battle of Zvornik" = for "The siege of Belgrad" team Yugo has to delete 1 infantry card, team Soviet get their logistic card back.
Story explanation:
As Yugoslavia lost Belgrad before, a lot of serbian soldiers are deserting, cause they dont want fight against their home city and their slavic orthodox brothers.

b) Sovietunion wins "Battle of Zvornik" = for "Gate of Sarajevo" team Soviet still has the -1 card of logistic malus and must choose now between -1 infantry card OR -1 plane card malus.
Story explanation:
The supply routes are still overstretched and the Soviet Army Command must decide if the want secure the Belgrad airport and region with man on the ground, of let the planes operate from Romania which is more far away and cost effectivity of the airport there.



"Cold War Z" or "Gate of Sarajevo"

- Starting points 3000
- Victory destrution points 9000
- Time limit 40 minutes
- income / middle

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Campaign outcome:
Spoiler : :
a) Yugoslavia wins "Gate of Sarajevo" = for "Battle of Zvornik" team Yugo goes with -1 vehicle and additional on the 2nd&more possible battle with -1 infantry card.
Story explanation:
Communist militias and serbian sabotage groups could manage to destroy a convoy of these vehicles in the mountains and further deserters in Bosnia by serbian ethnological soldiers.

b) Sovietunion wins "Gate of Sarajevo" = for "Split Harbour" team Soviet still has the -1 card of logistic, still the -1 card of plane OR infantry and an additional (second) -1 card of planes.
Story explanation:
The supply routes are on their limit, the Soviet Army Command must decide if they want secure the conquered airport in Belgrad or bring the airport in Romania to its limits, which will cost effectivity of the usable planes.
It can not use any naval cards, as the Black Sea Fleet is blocked in the Black Sea by the NATO-countries Greece and Turkey.
The central committee in Moskwa does also not want spread this conflict out.



"D-Day in Paradise" (! naval version !) or "Split Harbour"
- Starting points 3000
- Conquest 500 points
- Time limit 40 minutes
- income / middle

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Campaign outcome:
Spoiler : :
a) Yugoslavia wins "Split Harbour" = for "Gate of Sarajevo" no effects by cards.
Story explanation:
The rebel yugoslavian republican army could mobilise everything from the yugoslavian states of Slovenia, Croatia and parts of Bosnia.
Near the coast, they have access to the croatian coast border garissons.

b) Sovietunion wins "Split Harbour" = Sovietunion won campaign




REMEMBER:

Spoiler : :
Soviets -> "Belgrad" = all cards! -> "Zvornik" = -1 logistic! -> "Sarajevo" = -1 logistic, -1 infantry OR plane! -> "Split" = -1 logistic, -1 plane, -1 infantry OR plane!

Yugos -> "Belgrad" = all cards and 2nd/more = -1 infantry! -> "Zvornik" = -1 vehicle and 2nd/more = -1 vehicle, -1 infantry! -> "Sarajevo" = all cards! -> "Split" = all cards + naval cards!
(In words for Yugoslavia: 2nd&more attack from Zvornik on Belgrad -1 infantry! 2nd&more battle from Sarajevo on Zvornik -1 vehicle and -1 infantry! The first battle of Zvornik -1 vehicle only!)



If 4 guys are interested in it, I would like to watch the sended replays and check it with the deck-setup's which were posted before each game.
A Turnier, if you so want ;)
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Re: Multiplayer campaign: "The yugoslavian coup"

Postby K98-Schütze[GER] » Tue 8 Sep 2015 03:30

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Postby K98-Schütze[GER] » Tue 8 Sep 2015 03:30

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Re: Multiplayer campaign: "The yugoslavian coup"

Postby Ribar » Sun 4 Oct 2015 11:13

I just...I just...I can't believe somebody actually thought about this and planned everything like you did :mrgreen: O.o . Respect :) I will share it with my Yugo wargame comrades.Perhaps some of them would like to try out campaign and defend our homeland from red disease. :D Image (I know it's a french flag,but we share the same flag colours,so it fits,to some extent)
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Re: Multiplayer campaign: "The yugoslavian coup"

Postby K98-Schütze[GER] » Mon 5 Oct 2015 14:05

@Ribar
Glad, that I got some respond, more glad thats a positive one ;)
It was fun to create it!

Yeah, try it out!
And if nobody of your buddies want to join the Red Army - I would jump in hehe

If you make it seriously as some tournament - I would gladly upload the replays on my channel and may also check than the unit-setup (the campaign penalties for the advancing on some maps) :)
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Re: Multiplayer campaign/tournament: "The yugoslavian coup"

Postby Archaon011 » Fri 8 Jan 2016 01:55

Hey, I volunteer to save my homeland from Soviet invasion.

I always thought that Yugoslavia is an excellent campaign setting. I always felt sorry that it wasn't setting for any Wargame scenario. I also always wanted some sort of more "immersive" online matches, co-op multiplayer campaign (player vs player) or something like that.

I have also created a YU general deck and used it in skrimishes vs AI, unfortunately it is not competitiv for real matches.

This would be interesting, although as I ponted out in another post, BUKs were never used by Yugoslavia, we did have KUBs, and NEVAs. Also you might want to think to add something along the lines of albatros to represent light CAS aircraft yugoslavia produced like Galeb and J-22 Orao. With or without suggested changes I would like to play.

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Re: Multiplayer campaign/tournament: "The yugoslavian coup"

Postby K98-Schütze[GER] » Sat 9 Jan 2016 01:55

Heeey :)
Some response - as I was after all this months not believing I'll get some!

Great to hear!

Than I would like to play as Sovietunion and try to help Milosevic and his communist party in Yugoslavia :mrgreen:


With the BUK's I know, but for the sake of balance I decided to bring in for Yugoslavia. Also, with the alternate history line its reasonable enough.
Well, we could try the MIG21's for you and see after the first game how are they doing for you.

Well, you know - its 4 maps minimum in a row and maximum 7 games til the war will be over.
Originally I laid it out, for a 2vs2, but I think we are alone - also fine.
If you dont mind, I would record the hole "war" and upload it on my little channel, perspectivly from the soviet side.

I can also offer some TS channel(s), so we can speak exactly.

For example - tomorrow I will have time nearly all day.
How do you think?

Greetings
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