Episode 3 Operation Lightning Strike


Episode 3 (streamed live on 10/2/2013) focused entirely on Operation Lightning Strike; I wanted to get across how deep some scenarios can get in Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations. I continue the battle for air superiority above northern Pakistan; no clear winner as of yet. The Iranians fired on my recon package; immediate retaliation is in order!

  • Part 1 If you kick the hornet’s nest…
    I start off Episode 3 with an overview of where I left off in Operation Lightning Strike with an overview of the AO and then our F-16Cs jump some JF-17 Thunders and splash some bogies while shooting though the sky at 900kts!
  • Part 2 FFG Skunk Near Pakistan Coast
    I plan how I’m going to destroy Pakistan’s coastal defenses. I get a intermittent contact with a Chinese-made FFG located near the shoreline. To crack Pakistan I’d need to achieve a mission-kill on it first.
  • Part 3 Iranian Threat Vector
    I have no clue what I did to piss off the Iranians. Not matter the reason I must get my drones and recon aircraft out of danger!
  • Part 4 Aircraft Logistics
    The battle for air superiority over northern Pakistan continues! Jamming is used to great effect on an inbound Vampire’s radar. After that I assess the plentiful munitions to be loaded on to my B-2s and B-52s.
  • Part 5 The Iranian Problem
    Iran has fired Surface to Air missiles on American ELINT recon group lead by a U-2. This is unacceptable! Immediate retaliatory Tomahawk strikes are ordered on the Iranian radar and SAM site.
  • Part 6 Tomahawk and AMRAAM
    I play with steering some Tactical Tomahawks and the battle for dominance in northern Pakistan continues!
  • Part 7 Strike and Battle
    An air battle continues to boil over in Northern Pakistan and the Tomahawks are reaching their targets!
  • Part 8 Tomahawk v Radar
    The battle continues with a Tomahawk Strike on a radar site!
  • Part 9 Pakistan Shock and Awe
    Okay its time to SHOCK AND AWE Pakistan! USS Ohio, prepare to begin shore bombardment!
  • Part 10 Collective Responsibility
    Iran has been determined as hostile. Time to strike!
  • Part 11 The Unstable World
    A bit of geopolitics is discussed, as well as the Tomahawks are inbound to targets!
  • Part 12 Tomahawk Interception