I have been hard at work these last few weeks with my ShipWreck Iran-Dutch scenario. This scenario is based loosely off of Iran's posturing and bullying of US ships in the Med and other seas. Iran is very protective of their territorial waters. I imagine their navy might pull shenagians about foreign ships crossing their "line of death". My scenario involves a Dutch ship being accused of being in those Iranian territorial waters. A young officer on the Dutch ship looses his nerve and orders a warning shot fired at an Iranian missile boat. The round accidentally hits the Iranian ship and Iran retaliates by scrambling fighters and mobilizing their navy. It may be a bit of a stretch with how much force Iran would use in a real situation. Then again, they are the flash point in the Gulf. And the Dutch have done plenty of things to piss off the Iranian government.
I added lots of fog of war elements to the scenario. I won't ruin them though. You have to play the scenario to find out what happens!
All the ships you see are from ShapeWays stores "Objects may appear",
Here is the Iranian's newest ships of the Moudge (Mowj) class. There are several currently being built as well. The Moudge is a corvette with better tech than the aging Alvand class. I doubt it is a match for any US Arleigh Burke or an Israeli Sa'ar 5 (owwww, burn on Iran. Taste the chrome).
The other ship is the Chinese Liaoning class that they bought from the Russians.
The unit's strength are 12-14 LVT's, 20-25 Crabbes and at least 200 local Vietnamese Infantry men. The vehicle crews were French. This is something the US was reluctant to do. They really didn't use the local population as a fighting force. Well, not to the extent that the French did.
The French Indo-China war shows the differences in American troops and French troops. I will talk about that more on a later post. (I have a lot to say!)
In Spearhead game terms there are:
Battalion command stand
Crabbe Recon platoon
LVT-4A Fire Support platoon
Crabbe Mortar platoon
Crabbe platoons x 3
LVT-4 Infantry platoons x 4
The battalion has 11 units. It has a 6" command radius for operations. I believe the unit was used mainly for patrolling in watery areas. During combat operations it out flanked retreating Viet-Minh units to catch the stragglers. The French military gets a really bad name unfairly. They were a premiere militant nation from the time of Charlemange until the present. During the 20th century the nation was at a state of war for at least 30 years.
Thanks for looking. I will try to post again soon.