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14th
Apr
2016

Situation Report: Operation Wasa

29th November 2017 - Baltic Flashpoint

OPERATION WASA

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21st of November 2017
 - A NATO summit meeting is held in Newport, Wales where Sweden and Finland have been requested to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Sweden has not been involved in a major conflict for over 200 years, the last conflict involving Sweden was the war against Norway in 1814.

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The last battle Sweden took part in was fought at Kjolberg Bridge where 75 Swedish soldiers under the command of Gustav Fredrik Mörner, crossed a bridge undetected and without reinforcements charged at a regiment of 600 Norwegians and became victorious, taking only 18 casualties. The same day a cease fire was agreed upon and Sweden have yet to join a war ever since.


Finland another Nordic country has not been involved in conflict since 1945 where they pushed German forces out of Finland in the end of World War 2. Both nations with particularly weak military interests have refused to join the NATO Alliance. Both the United Kingdoms and United States representatives Douglas Lute & Sir Adam Thomson have warned Sweden and Finland that the threat of imminent conflict is ahead. 

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14th of November 2017 - After the breakdown of NATO discussions, Sweden and Finland sent representatives to partake in a secret meeting in Stockholm. During the meeting the nations would discuss the future of the Swedish and Finnish effort to avoid conflict. Once the meeting was complete, both nations agreed that a plan to reforge the Scandinavian Defence Force (SDF) was necessary.

17th of November 2017 - Both Finland and Sweden publicly announced the "secret" meeting and the agreements that were made. Sweden and Finland would forge an alliance to protect the borders of Scandinavia. Both nations would change their policies and budgets regarding the military, the intent: Rearm and rebuild the Scandinavian Forces to deter any thoughts of aggression by the Federation of Russia.

21st of November 2017 - Vladimir Putin, President of the Federation of Russia denounced the plans for the SDF and demanded that Sweden and Finland stop their rearmament as it could be seen as an aggression against Russia and the president also threatened to raise the combat readiness of the Baltic Front in response to the decisions made on November 17th.

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22nd of November 2017 - During a peaceful demonstration in the streets of Stockholm, Russian & Syrian immigrants demanded that the Swedish government withdraw from the rearmament and the SDF. The Swedish Livgardet stationed in the capital was sent to ensure security for the people during their demonstration.

Anti-Russian protesters joined the scenes in Stockholm and started conflicts which resulted in fights breaking out in different streets around the city, the military swept in and tried to disarm the situation when Russian citizens started attacking the soldiers, throwing rocks and fire-bombs.

Swedish Military Policemen shot and killed 15 Russian citizens during the violence after a protester threw fire-bombs, injuring a Swedish soldier and killing a policeman, this caused increased aggression from the Pro-Russian supporters and riot spread into the city of Stockholm.

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23rd of November 2017 - In response to the aggression against Russian citizens, Vladimir Putin have vowed to the Russian people that he will intervene against Sweden and Finland. The Federation of Russia have found the grounds to start a conflict with two nations outside of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

The Baltic Fleet at St. Petersburg have prepared their forces to hit targets on the southern side of Finland, including smaller islands such as the tiny island of Thirsk. Both Sweden and Finland have now pleaded to the NATO Alliance to reinforce the SDF in preparation for an incoming Russian invasion. Sweden have mobilized all forces and have mustered 30'000 men (20'000 Reserves) whilst Finland have mobilized 40'000 (25'000 Reserves) which would face against the Russian Western Army at the size of 150'000 (No Reservists).

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25th of November 2017 - The Russian Embassy in Stockholm and Helsinki have delivered the declaration of war to both governments. The NATO Alliance have in majority refused to join the conflict yet have however increased military preparations along the whole NATO-Russian borders including more forces being sent to the Middle-east. The United States have in secret delivered equipment and supplies and have deployed the 7th Fleet to assist the nations in holding off the Russian onslaught.

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26th of November 2017 - The First Russian troops cross into Finland and start their march towards Helsinki with a force of nearly a quarter million men. Five hundred tanks, a hundred aircraft and the Russian Baltic Fleet which supports the invasion, whilst the rest of the Russian Armed Forces maintains the borders against the NATO allies.

27th of November 2017 - Swedish forces arrive on the Finnish Mainland and join the Finnish troops in holding off the main thrust of the Russian Army advancing on the E18 Highway from St. Petersburg. A secondary task-force has been diverted to the islands south of Finland in the Baltic sea. The force includes the Swedish Amphibious Corps together with the United States 7th Fleet and it's Navy and Marine Aviation who have been tasked with clearing the islands threatening the 7th Fleets approach to the Gulf of Finland.

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28th of November 2017 - Swedish Amphibious Corps forces raid a tiny island south of Thirsk to capture it's airfield to create a beachhead for taking the main island of Thirsk. The USS 'Atlas', HMS 'Norrköping' & HMS 'Carlskrona' have deployed off the coast of Thirsk separate from the 7th Fleet, who is heading further into the Gulf of Finland to blockade the Baltic Fleet and any Russian Naval approach.

29th of November 2017 - Operation Wasa begins as Swedish Marines prepare for their thrust to retake the southern side of Thirsk and remove the threat of Anti-Ship positions from the island. "Supported by the United States Navy & Marines the Russian Marine Garrison on Thirsk should be destroyed within the week" - Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin


 

 

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7th
Mar
2016

Breaking Point 2 - Report

After an outstanding performance, after being put against mighty odds and ill balanced terrain and navigation, DynCorp was renowned for fighting in tight CQB conditions in the battle of Esseker. Going against the rebels 7-1 and still being the dominate force in the fight.

The same results were expected, two days later, where DynCorp was tasked by Major Khasletskiy to clear out a power station, converted into a market stronghold for the local rebels; to reduce the locations the rebels could produce illegal substances but more importantly, stop local trade in the area and deny the enemy. The same results were not met.

"I knew they couldn't do it, waste of time and money." said Khasletskiy after finding out DynCorp only managed to clear out some areas of the forest near the plant to remove any chances of a overwhelming counter attacks when moving on the stronghold and a small, yet heavily occupied, military complex. Sustaining extreme losses, which halted any true advancement of DynCorp whenever a push was needed to be made. Although the team managed to locate and reclaim the stolen medical supplies from the ambushed convoy. However - Major Khasletskiy - laughing with amusement, had to send a Ukrainian convoy, manned by his own members, to deliver the much needed supplies to our encampment, due to faulty sling loading instruments on our giant call signs.

Before setting off, with high moral - Amin Yashed (AKA: R4IDER) stepped down from leading his team into battle due to extreme illness, and Robin Yacar (AKA: Oksman) had to take control of the team and the newly founded Dragon asset.

Although the push was acceptable, the amount of loses the team faced was staggering. The "Indication of not knowing what to do in a tree line" says Major Khasletskiy. Although, Dragon helped the team when their location was heavily suppressed or bogged down - Relieving the team in much needed situations.

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However, facts are facts, and the team only managed to clear around half of the forest, and not even get eyes on the stronghold. Meaning the forces have retaken most of the forest that the team navigated through and lost many good men. But more importantly, the rebels are now expecting us, and have bulked up the stronghold with more men, and the leaders have made purchases in IFVs to further stop our advancement. They're also rumors that a rebel team uncovered a Russian supply shipment containing AA weapons such as Iglas.

"An average attempt" - Major Khasletskiy

Signed Pvt Goralight

 

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20th
Feb
2016

Pre-Briefing: Breaking Point

Breaking Point

It's been almost 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster. 31 people died in the initial blast and countless more have died as a result of radiation poisoning. But you already knew this right? Everyone knows about Chernobyl but what you probably don't know is Chernobyl wasn't the only place that was abandoned, an area known as Esseker suffered the same fate.

Esseker, like Chernobyl, is a forgotten part of Ukrainian history and due to the lack of law enforcement in the area, it has made Esseker a kind of haven for criminal elements.

During 2007 the criminal activity started to escalate and the State Security Service managed to intercept over 300,000 crates of weaponry which were heading to Esseker. It's unclear how many weapons actually exist in the area today.

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The Ukrainian government decided to ignore this hoping that the criminal elements would kill themselves or realise that due to the radiation levels it was just too dangerous to stay. Five years later - the fighting in the area continued to escalate, sometimes spilling outside of Esseker. However due to the rural location it was easy for the Ukrainian government to keep media reports of the fighting to a minimum.

During 2013 the fighting in Esseker was raised as an issue during a United Nations Security Council meeting and it was suggested that Esseker could be harbouring Islamic State terrorists and the Ukrainian government was asked to investigate this and take action if necessary. The State Security Service spent the best part of a year investigating these claims but everything came to a halt when the Russian Federation invaded Ukrainian territory of Crimea.

The Ukrainian government immediately deployed the military and security services to the borders in anticipation of a Russian invasion and for the last two years the Ukrainian military and security services have been on high alert and very little progress has been made with the investigation into Esseker. After the Paris attacks the issue was raised again during a United Nations Security Council meeting.

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It was decided that the Ukrainian government simply doesn't have the resources to carry out an adequate investigation into Esseker - so they would be helped financially to put an end to the fighting and regain control over Esseker but most of this money was mismanaged and actually ended up going towards paying the countries debts and very little was done in pursuit of it's intended use.

The Ukrainian government under pressure from other countries with security concerns decided that they would enlist a Private Military Contractor to complete this task. The Ukrainian government decided to keep the involvement of a Private Military Contractor secret as it could be seen as a sign of weakness in the eyes of the Russian Federation and prompt a further movement into Ukrainian territory. This secrecy extended to most of the military and security services with only a handful of people knowing about the arrangement.

'DynCorp International' is a US based Private Military Contractor enlisted for the task and they will be working with Major Khaletskiy to deliver a workable plan in order for the Ukrainian government to cease control over Esseker again. DynCorp International will be working independently of military and security services so there will be nothing more than strategically support from Major Khaletskiy.

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15th
Feb
2016

Arma3Sync

I have made some changes to our Arma3Sync configuration.

  • Arma3Sync will now use HTTP as it's preferred download protocol.
  • HTTP is better for downloading large files since it includes error checking so your computer will talk to the server and ask "Hey I received this, is that correct?" and the server will say Yay or Nay if its Nay then the data will be re-sent. Downloads over FTP don't do this - there for switching to HTTP should solve file corruption issues some people have been having.
  • While for most connections on port 21 (FTP port) isn't a problem there is a slight chance that firewalls may block this where as with port 80 (HTTP) it's very unlikely that this is blocked due to the fact it's required for connecting to pretty much every website out there.
  • You won't see a massive speed increase or anything like that but it will be slightly faster due to the fact the authentication process (FTP Login) has been removed.
  • Both HTTP & FTP connections will work so while I advise removing the current repository and adding the new one the old one will continue to function normally.
  • The new repository will also now add the game server to the on-line tab automatically which should help the new guys out a lot, the name of the server is 'GOL ARMA 3 Server' and the mod set is already selected so you just need to use the drop down list at the bottom of Arma3Sync to connect to the server with all the right mods.

You don't need to delete your mods all you need to do to allow for HTTP connections to be used is remove the current repository by going to the 'repositories' tab and selecting 'ARMA 3 GOL Mod Pack' and then clicking the red cross to remove the repository. You can then click the blue + (Plus) to add a new repository and copy the link below into the 'Public auto-config url' section and click import and OK.

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12th
Feb
2016

Website/TS3 Downtime

So it's taken me a little while to get around to writing this but as some of you noticed both the web site and teamspeak were unavailable on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. This was caused by a power failure at a data centre in Leeds, UK.

This took the server offline which caused file system and MySQL database corruption. It didn't take long to resolve the corruption issues once the server had been brought back on-line but I will be working out a plan of taking back ups more often than I currently do so that I can easily get the website set-up on another server if faced with another problem like this in the future.

Everything should be working normally now and I haven't noticed any further problems.

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17th
Jan
2016

Operation Ravens Claw SITREP

From: OCNATOGSINT

To: NATOCOM GREENSEA

Cc: OCECOY506PIR101, OC25MEU, OCVMFA232

SITREP AS AT 0400220113

US AIRBORNE DEPLOYMENT COMPLETE. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED

US MARINE DEPLOYMENT UNDERWAY. CONTACT ESTABLISHED WITH NORTHERN OPFOR POSITIONS

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ALL FORCES TO CONTINUE AS PLANNED. PRIMARY CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVE REMAINS, PREVENT BREAK OUT OF CHEDAKI FORCES INTO NEIGHBORING AREAS

MESSAGE ENDS

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3rd
Jan
2016

Operation Ravens Claw Theatre News

WAR DESCENDS ON THE GREEN SEA REGION!

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Reports are coming in of an outbreak of hostilities in the Green Sea Region after NATO forces are engaged by militants claiming to be Chedaki Freedom Fighters in the mountains of Takistan.

After a crushing defeat during Operation Harvest Red, the Chedaki organisation was believed to be broken and disbanded. Takistani rebels, thought defeated during Operation Arrowhead, are now flocking to the Chedaki cause bolstering an already sizeable force.

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NATO forces in the Takistani region have been forced into action after Chedaki forces attacked and captured a Georgian Military Base at the town of Loy Manara. Rebel fighters from the Takistani Militia have reportedly taken up residence at the base and are putting the captured Georgian military aircraft and vehicles to use in the fighting.

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A spokesperson for NATO command at Rasman Airbase has issued the following statement: "At 1800 hours local time yesterday, contact was lost with the Georgian air unit based at Loy Manara. Georgian High Command has not been able to contact any survivors or gain any information on the status of the unit. An unmanned aerial vehicle dispatched to the area has also been shot down. This is a direct attack on NATO forces and as such we are now commencing military action to ascertain the nature of the threat we face and neutralize it."

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The Chedaki rose to international fame during the attempted coup that triggered the NATO Operation Harvest Red in 2009. The organisation was believed to be broken and disbanded by the actions of the US marine corps and a local militant faction NAPA.

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This however has proven to be inaccurate and intelligence sources now believe that the remnants of the Chedaki fled Chernarus to seek refuge in the mountains around neighbouring Takistan. There they linked up with Takistani rebels fleeing Operation Arrowhead and began stockpiling weapons and ammunition ready to launch further attacks into Chernarus and Takistan. The defection of several units from the Takistani Armed Forces have further bolstered the efforts of the Chedaki and provided them with military grade hardware and the expertise to use it.

NATO forces in the area are undermanned due to resources being diverted to other theatres and will be faced with an uphill battle to contain the militant factions before the fighting can spread to the capital Zargabad or across the border into Chernarus. Failure could well see Takistan and it's surrounding area turned into a second Syria.

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1st
Jan
2016

Saturday OP 02/01/2016 Cancelled

After consideration and taking the new year into account I'm also cancelling the Saturday op for the date specified aswell. Reason for this is simply down its so close to the new year and progress of certain things such as the upcoming new campaign has been slow as a result of it which is obviously understand due to this usual festive part of the year :)

Sorry to disappoint those who were looking forward to it but next week will commence as normal 

Non-Mandatory Mission Assigned: http://www.gol-clan.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/3701-02-01-2016-dirty-deeds-not-mandatory/#comment-18956
 

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23rd
Dec
2015

-{GOL}- End of year statement 2015

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17th
Dec
2015

Operation Herrick V - After Action Report

After Action Report - Operation Herrick V
7th of December 2018 - Operation Herrick IV - British Counter-Insurgency Operation with Afghan National Army & Police.

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Friday 7th of December 2018 - The area controlled by the Afghan government had doubled since the introduction of British forces in Helmand Valley, the rate of casualties among coalition troops have reached over 500 as British and American forces fight the majority of battles in Afghanistan. The American and British people still oppose the involvement in Afghanistan which have led to restrictions in operations. Equipment and supplies are not moved into country pending a possible withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Today 3PARA conducted another operation in support of the Afghan National Police & Army. Communication with Outpost 'Warlord' was lost during the early hours of Friday and the Afghan National Army refused to investigate the situation and requested that 3PARA advance into Warlord and find out what had happened to the garrison. FOB Alamo held by the Afghan National Army have requested resupply of fuel & construction equipment, this equipment was to be used to reinforce FOB Alamo and allow more helicopters to resupply there.

The Operation was planned to provide on both accounts, the resupply to FOB Alamo and the investigation of Outpost Warlord would be conducted by 3PARA forces stationed at FOB Jackson. At 1400 hours 3PARA moved out of the base with Jackal-2s and HEMTT trucks, the convoy would have to advance through Taliban territory and about 8 kilometers of IED riddled ground.

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The Convoy met strong resistance in the mountains south of Jackson and the progress stopped for an hour as Taliban forces continued to ambush and attack the convoy. Once the convoy had crossed half-way towards the objective, the Platoon shifted to investigate the situation at FOB Warlord.

3PARA learned that the Afghan National Police in Outpost Warlord had been taken by the Taliban after they had successfully attacked the outpost and killed most of the garrison. An investigation will be taking place as command intends to find the missing soldiers and bring them home dead or alive. 3PARA secured Outpost Warlord after heavy fighting with Taliban forces and continued to their next objective at FOB Alamo. The resupply mission was a success but at the cost of many lives.

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End of After Action Report - Operation Herrick V

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