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My opponents

I’ve looked at my community-submitted scenarios and took a look at who the sides opposing the player were. They were pretty-diverse. Albania Airstrike (Albania) Yellow Sea Patrol (China) The Migrant War (Oman) Chilean Chevauchee (Peru) Ancient Armies, Modern Weapons (Ptolemaic Kingdom) Great Asian War: Southwestern Front (Vietnam/Cambodia) Regaining Honor (US) A Day At Red Flag […]

Seventy Years of OPFOR

The Many OPFOR Nations The asymmetric OPFOR has been haunting the training grounds of the US Army for seventy years now, beginning shortly after World War II. Having an inherently dissimilar force is effective at training an army to face an opponent that looks, moves, and fights differently. OPFORs have run the gamut from overly […]

Exercise Scenarios

For scenarios in Command that simulate exercises, as opposed to actual battles, I like to use the following guidelines: -Opponent uses the equipment of the “actors”, not the “characters”. So instead of MiG-29s and MiG-21s, they would have aggressor F-16s and F-5s. The relative capabilities are what serve as the main indicator of what I’d […]

Looking back at the OPFORs

In the early 1990s, the US Army released a set of documents describing the “capabilities-based OPFOR” (Opposing Force), a stand-in enemy force that could be used in training exercises. The documents describe the organization and tactics of both a “Heavy” and “Light” OPFOR nation. As reference tools, they remain extremely valuable. While obviously dated given […]