Operation Vanguard

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    Scheduled for Sunday 20 October 2019


    Situation Time: 12:00L

    Lighting: Noon

    Weather: Partly cloudy, unlimited visibility.

    The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has identified an opportunity for a breakthrough in the vicinity of Zhapir, where the Syrian Army 25th Mountain Battalion has been weakened and has its headquarters exposed, as well as an S300 (Nato SA-20) dangerously exposed to the front lines.

    The FSA command and ours has decided that now is an excellent opportunity to exploit this opportunity and take and hold the key terrain named Objective Trappist, which is where the Syrian Army has placed its SA-20 battery and headquarters for the 25th.

    The Rangers Zulu company, Alpha platoon situated out of Kinduf Airbase has been tasked to assist in this attack.


    A. Enemy Forces:

    Elements of the 25th Mountain Battalion, in the form of an infantry company, is in prepared defensive positions on the hill of objective Trappist, defending the SA-20 site and their headquarters, with sightings of a forward defence in the village of Zhapir directly South of it.

    Obj Trappist
    Obj Trappist

    They have mortar support and a strong anti-air defence provided by the SA-20 site and a ZSU-23 on the same hill, but no armour in the immediate vicinity, however, they do have mechanized BMP-2 infantry and a T-55 platoon in reserve that can be deployed in reaction to an attack.

    B. Friendly Forces:

    The Free Syrian Army is at reinforced company strength (approximately 60 men) with technicals and mortar support and has moved forward to a forming up point in preparation for their attack just North of Mafaraz in 40 minutes.


    Zulu-Alpha is located in Kinduf Airbase with organic lift, air-transportable light vehicles and CAS.

    1) Equipment: Standard equipment.

    2) Surveillance: 1 mini UAV

    3) Ground Vehicles: 1x Polaris DAGOR (Mini-Spike AT), 1x Polaris DAGOR (XM312).

    4) Fixed Wing: 1x A-10A

    5) Rotary Wing: 1x MH-60L DAP (4 Stores), 1x UH-60M MEDVAC, 1x CH-47F (VIV)

    6) Naval: None

    Other friendly forces: FSA troops leading the main attack and sentries and Kinduf airbase

    C. Civilian Presence: Civilians have cleared out of the AO due to continued combat in the area.

    2. Mission

    1. Support the FSA in taking OBJ Trappist
    2. Hold OBJ Trappist from counter-attack.

    3. General Instructions

    The FSA will launch their attack at 12h40L (40 minutes after start), with their main thrust going through the village of Zhapir and then onto OBJ Trappist. ZA is to support this manoeuvre and minimize their casualties.


    4. Specific Instructions

    Ghostrider is to mask its movement and insertion of troops from the SA-20 site with the mountainous terrain that is plentiful in the region.

    Reaper is to avoid sorties in the AO until the SA-20 site is suppressed or destroyed.

    Meta-Mission details:


    Lythium -> co@12_Operation Vanguard_v1.#.#

    Medical System:

    Advanced ACE Medical and standard re-spawn policy.

    Special Mods:


    Special Requirements:

    High Command is available to control the FSA for the CO slot.

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