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Team Charlie: Fulda Gap ’79 Campaign

Posted: Sun 5 Jul 2015 18:16
by wolff69
The Fulda Gap Modification for Wargame: Air Land Battle is designed to provide campaigns for the three major combatants in a hypothetical conflict between WARSAW and NATO forces. Forces for the campaign have certain preset variables but can be changed by the player as per his liking many elements of the unit availability and timeline range have been modified to fit into a reasonable expectation of probability for each country’s military capability.

Players may find the changes to the deck bonus values may affect the context of play dramatically, this is designed in a purposeful manner which underscores the doctrinal needs of the respective ARMY (SHAPE) planners and their estimates of what form of threat the WARSAW forces would pose to the NATO and its combat effectiveness against a WARSAW force.

The year for the campaign timer begins in 1979, this is the most likely year the Russians would have decided to attack (US morale and troop strength was at its lowest just after the Vietnam war) had STAVKA been given permission to begin planning their attack against the NATO force in West Germany after ’79 the chance of a Russian attack across the Fulda gap diminishes by roughly ten percent (10%) each year until 1989 when a general withdrawal of Soviet forces in east Germany is announced and the reunification of Germany begins.

Named locations were peacetime barracks positions. Prior to hostilities, all units would deploy to their wartime General Defense Plan (GDP). There were three wartime scenarios that could have occurred. The first was where the Warsaw Pact attacked directly out of their barracks locations with only a few days of preparation, depending on strategic surprise, NATO would have had about 48 to 72 hours warning. This was the scenario NATO feared the most.

The second, and most likely, was a 7 to 10 day warning with REFORGER units moving into place and the Soviets mobilizing for 2 to 3 weeks. The last scenario would have allowed full deployment for both sides. A nuclear exchange was a high probability in the 11th and 13th scenarios. There are other factors, which affect the general disposition of forces and their deployments, the purposes of the engagement scenarios are as follows the soviets are launching an assault with no warning from their station areas through The core of this corridor, which begins in the region of Erfurt-Eisenach and crosses the Border in the Phillipstal-Rasdorf sector (the sector between our OPs xxxx and Alpha).

From there it runs west to the gap between the Vogelsberg and the highlands north of the Autobahn. The broad corridor that begins at that gap and runs astride the autobahn all the way to Frankfurt and the Rhine is known specifically as the Wetterau Corridor. When you reflect on the last month of World War II you will recognize that the Wetterau Corridor and what we now know as the Fulda Gap served as the main avenue for the drive of the Third U.S. Army from its Rhine bridgehead near Frankfurt onward to Leipzig and the heart of Germany. (At one point in April 1945 Third Army HQ was in Hersfeld.)

In the Cold War Soviet war planners from the Eight Guards Army Staff near Weimar all the way to the Ministry of Defense in Moscow probably had a codename for this avenue in the westbound mode. Maybe it was "Rhinegate". (We will update this line when we learn exactly what they called it.) Anyway, you do not have to be a war planner to look at the map of Germany and recognize that the shortest** route from East Germany to the Rhine River was THIS avenue.

Re: Team Charlie: Fulda Gap ’79 Campaign

Posted: Sun 5 Jul 2015 18:46
by Soundwolf776
And where's the mod itself?

Re: Team Charlie: Fulda Gap ’79 Campaign

Posted: Sun 5 Jul 2015 22:16
by captain biggles
Sounds awesome. will certainly be playing this when it comes out.


It'll probably be a lot of work, if you need help just ask.

Re: Team Charlie: Fulda Gap ’79 Campaign

Posted: Mon 6 Jul 2015 04:25
by wolff69
The modification is in development this is the thread I am starting for the project, because of the scope of this modification I will require assistance with the implementation of new features and in those instances I will provide posts with detailed write-ups on the proposed changes to gauge community input I am open to ideas and suggestions and would be willing to share the content developed along with notes and tutorials as I proceed with development. To help the community, and share the cumulative experience of everyone contributions for the benefit of whole modding community.

Re: Team Charlie: Fulda Gap ’79 Campaign

Posted: Mon 6 Jul 2015 16:40
by captain biggles
wolff69 wrote:The modification is in development this is the thread I am starting for the project, because of the scope of this modification I will require assistance with the implementation of new features and in those instances I will provide posts with detailed write-ups on the proposed changes to gauge community input I am open to ideas and suggestions and would be willing to share the content developed along with notes and tutorials as I proceed with development. To help the community, and share the cumulative experience of everyone contributions for the benefit of whole modding community.

Cool.

Re: Team Charlie: Fulda Gap ’79 Campaign

Posted: Mon 6 Jul 2015 16:49
by The W:AB Noob
Well, good luck! You might want to talk to Guggy some since I think he has the most experience modding campaigns on these forums. If you have any questions, you are welcome to PM me or friend me on Steam. :P

Re: Team Charlie: Fulda Gap ’79 Campaign

Posted: Sat 18 Jul 2015 18:58
by wolff69
1. 7th US Army HQ - Heidelberg, FRG - CENTAG HQ: 24 M577
a. 199th Infantry Brigade (Primarily known as the Berlin Brigade) - Berlin, GDR: 8 M577, 4 M113, 2 M88
1) 4 -502nd Infantry Battalion: 7 .50 Cal HMMWV AVENGER, 6 M106, 12 M901, 14 M113, 8 M125, 42 Dragon**
2) 5 -502nd Infantry Battalion: 7 .50 Cal HMMWV AVENGER, 6 M106, 12 M901, 14 M113, 8 M125, 42 Dragon**
3) 6 -502nd Infantry Battalion: 7 .50 Cal HMMWV AVENGER, 6 M106, 12 M901, 14 M113, 8 M125, 42 Dragon**
4) F Company, 40th Armor Battalion: 22 IPM1
5) C Battery, 94th Field Artillery Battalion: 8 M109A3
6) 42nd Engineer Company:
b. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Armored Division (Forward) - Garlstedt, FRG: assigned to NORTHAG during wartime
1) 2 -66th Armor Battalion: M1A1
2) 3 -66th Armor Battalion: M1A1
3) 1 -41st Mech Infantry Bn: M2
4) 4 -3rd Field Artillery Battalion: 24 M109A3
5) D Co, 17th Combat Engineer Battalion:
6) 1 Air Defense Battery: 9 Vulcan SP, 12 Stinger Missile
c. 32nd Air Defense Command - Darmstadt, FRG:
1) 10th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - Darmstadt, FRG:
a) 1 -1st ADA Battalion - Wildflecken, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
b) 2 -2nd ADA Battalion - Giessen, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
c) 4 -3rd ADA Battalion - Giessen, FRG: 48 Patriot*
d) 2 -43rd ADA Battalion - Hanau, FRG: 48 Patriot*
2) 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - Wurzburg, FRG:
a) 3 -7th ADA Battalion - Schweinfurt, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
b) 6 -52nd ADA Battalion - Wurzburg, FRG: 48 Patriot*
c) 2 -57th ADA Battalion - Ansbach, FRG: 48 Patriot*
d) 6 -1st ADA Battalion - Grafenwohr, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
3) 94th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - Kaiserslautern, FRG:
a) 2 -1st ADA Battalion - Bitburg, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
b) 3 -1st ADA Battalion - Munich, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
c) 4 -1st ADA Battalion - Hanau, FRG: 48 Patriot
d) 5 -1st ADA Battalion - Spangdahlem, FRG: 48 Patriot*
4) 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - Spangdahlem, FRG:
a) 6 -4th ADA Battalion - Spangdahlem, FRG: 36 Chaparral
b) 7 -4th ADA Battalion - Mainz, FRG: 36 Chaparral
c) 1 -5th ADA Battalion - Mannheim, FRG: 36 Chaparral
d. 56th Pershing II Brigade - Schwabisch-Gmund, FRG:
1) 1 -9th Field Artillery Battalion: 36 Pershing II
2) 2 -9th Field Artillery Battalion: 36 Pershing II
3) 4 -9th Field Artillery Battalion: 36 Pershing II
4) 2 -4th Infantry Battalion (Security):
e. 18th Engineer Brigade - Karlsruhe, FRG:
1) 79th Combat Engineer Battalion - Knielingen, FRG: 4 dozers, 8 AVLB, 8 CEV, 4 M88, 12 MAB (bridge)
2) 94th Combat Engineer Battalion - Darmstadt, FRG: 4 dozers, 8 AVLB, 8 CEV, 4 M88, 12 MAB (bridge)
3) 249th Combat Engineer Battalion - Knielingen, FRG: 4 dozers, 8 AVLB, 8 CEV, 4 M88, 12 MAB (bridge)
4) 293rd Combat Engineer Battalion - Baumholder, FRG: 4 dozers, 8 AVLB, 8 CEV, 4 M88, 12 MAB (bridge)
f. 1-10th Special Forces Battalion - Bad Tolz, FRG:
g. 3 -325th Parachute Infantry Battalion - Vincenza, Italy: 7 .50 Cal HMMWV, 4 81mm mortar, 6 60mm mortar, 12 TOW HMMWV, 60 Dragon

*patriot SAM batteries replaced by MIM-72G/M48A1 chaparral for Wargame: AIr Land Battle
**HMMWV SAM batteries replaced 7 .50 Cal HMMWV AVENGER added with chaparral for Wargame: AIr Land Battle

Re: Team Charlie: Fulda Gap ’79 Campaign

Posted: Sun 19 Jul 2015 19:45
by captain biggles
wolff69 wrote:1. 7th US Army HQ - Heidelberg, FRG - CENTAG HQ: 24 M577
a. 199th Infantry Brigade (Primarily known as the Berlin Brigade) - Berlin, GDR: 8 M577, 4 M113, 2 M88
1) 4 -502nd Infantry Battalion: 7 .50 Cal HMMWV, 6 M106, 12 M901, 14 M113, 8 M125, 42 Dragon
2) 5 -502nd Infantry Battalion: 7 .50 Cal HMMWV, 6 M106, 12 M901, 14 M113, 8 M125, 42 Dragon
3) 6 -502nd Infantry Battalion: 7 .50 Cal HMMWV, 6 M106, 12 M901, 14 M113, 8 M125, 42 Dragon
4) F Company, 40th Armor Battalion: 22 IPM1
5) C Battery, 94th Field Artillery Battalion: 8 M109A3
6) 42nd Engineer Company:
b. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Armored Division (Forward) - Garlstedt, FRG: assigned to NORTHAG during wartime
1) 2 -66th Armor Battalion: M1A1
2) 3 -66th Armor Battalion: M1A1
3) 1 -41st Mech Infantry Bn: M2
4) 4 -3rd Field Artillery Battalion: 24 M109A3
5) D Co, 17th Combat Engineer Battalion:
6) 1 Air Defense Battery: 9 Vulcan SP, 12 Stinger Missile
c. 32nd Air Defense Command - Darmstadt, FRG:
1) 10th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - Darmstadt, FRG:
a) 1 -1st ADA Battalion - Wildflecken, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
b) 2 -2nd ADA Battalion - Giessen, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
c) 4 -3rd ADA Battalion - Giessen, FRG: 48 Patriot*
d) 2 -43rd ADA Battalion - Hanau, FRG: 48 Patriot*
2) 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - Wurzburg, FRG:
a) 3 -7th ADA Battalion - Schweinfurt, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
b) 6 -52nd ADA Battalion - Wurzburg, FRG: 48 Patriot*
c) 2 -57th ADA Battalion - Ansbach, FRG: 48 Patriot*
d) 6 -1st ADA Battalion - Grafenwohr, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
3) 94th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - Kaiserslautern, FRG:
a) 2 -1st ADA Battalion - Bitburg, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
b) 3 -1st ADA Battalion - Munich, FRG: 24 I-Hawk
c) 4 -1st ADA Battalion - Hanau, FRG: 48 Patriot
d) 5 -1st ADA Battalion - Spangdahlem, FRG: 48 Patriot*
4) 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - Spangdahlem, FRG:
a) 6 -4th ADA Battalion - Spangdahlem, FRG: 36 Chaparral
b) 7 -4th ADA Battalion - Mainz, FRG: 36 Chaparral
c) 1 -5th ADA Battalion - Mannheim, FRG: 36 Chaparral
d. 56th Pershing II Brigade - Schwabisch-Gmund, FRG:
1) 1 -9th Field Artillery Battalion: 36 Pershing II
2) 2 -9th Field Artillery Battalion: 36 Pershing II
3) 4 -9th Field Artillery Battalion: 36 Pershing II
4) 2 -4th Infantry Battalion (Security):
e. 18th Engineer Brigade - Karlsruhe, FRG:
1) 79th Combat Engineer Battalion - Knielingen, FRG: 4 dozers, 8 AVLB, 8 CEV, 4 M88, 12 MAB (bridge)
2) 94th Combat Engineer Battalion - Darmstadt, FRG: 4 dozers, 8 AVLB, 8 CEV, 4 M88, 12 MAB (bridge)
3) 249th Combat Engineer Battalion - Knielingen, FRG: 4 dozers, 8 AVLB, 8 CEV, 4 M88, 12 MAB (bridge)
4) 293rd Combat Engineer Battalion - Baumholder, FRG: 4 dozers, 8 AVLB, 8 CEV, 4 M88, 12 MAB (bridge)
f. 1-10th Special Forces Battalion - Bad Tolz, FRG:
g. 3 -325th Parachute Infantry Battalion - Vincenza, Italy: 7 .50 Cal HMMWV, 4 81mm mortar, 6 60mm mortar, 12 TOW HMMWV, 60 Dragon

*patriot SAM batteries replaced by MIM-72G/M48A1 chaparral for Wargame: AIr Land Battle




i thought the mod was 1979

Re: Team Charlie: Fulda Gap ’79 Campaign

Posted: Mon 20 Jul 2015 01:00
by wolff69
the single player missions will be 1979 the muti-palyer is configured to 89' REFORGER configuration of decks for NATO/ALLIES

Re: Team Charlie: Fulda Gap ’79 Campaign

Posted: Mon 20 Jul 2015 05:11
by captain biggles
wolff69 wrote:the single player missions will be 1979 the muti-palyer is configured to 89' REFORGER configuration of decks for NATO/ALLIES

I thought those were campaign battle groups?