11-02-2020, 07:21 PM
SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER EUROPE (SACEUR)
JOINT FORCE COMMAND BRUNSSUM
Commander: General Jörg Vollmer, German Army
Rimburgerweg 30, 6445 PA Brunssum, Netherlands
ALL PERSONNEL OF 1ST AIR ASSAULT (1AA)
YOU ARE ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE TO AID IN ACTIONS WITHIN THE COUNTRY OF REPUBLIC OF ALTIS AND STRATIS – ISLAND OF ALTIS.DEPLOYMENT SUMMATION
The progressive leader of the Republic of Altis and Stratis President Glarelis was murdered in Pyros using a roadside bomb from local militia forces calling themselves the “Freedom and Independence Army” or FIA. The nation is rapidly destabilizing, and given its strategic position in the Mediterranean region, Altis Armed Forces (AAF) has partnered with the to NATO to receive small unit support in thwarting further possible militia attacks. Under an international agreement, NATO will deploy assets to Altis and assist in stabilizing the region under the joint command authority of NATO HQ and AAF HQ.
Given the strategic importance of the island nation, foreign intelligence entities have swarmed the island to support the FIA faction in their seize of power. The newly formed Canton Strategic Alliance Treaty (CSAT) has consistently stated that western powers should not intervene in the conflict, and they have decried NATO’s deployment to the island as a near act of war. Reports indicate CSAT considers the island to be of upmost strategic importance in expanding their sphere of influence into the Mediterranean. Additional NATO assets are mobilizing for stand by readiness. For now, 1st Air Assault is the only NATO supported unit in country.
Covering an area of 270.5 square kilometers, Altis is a volcanic island with a corrugated and mostly rocky landscape. Scattered throughout the more remote regions of the archipelago are large pine forests and the occasional outcrop of tree groves. A tiny desert also exists north of the village of Abdera and is unique for its micro-environment condition.
The length of Altis' coastline extends well over 200 kilometers, with a total of twenty bays that surround it as well. The largest of them, the Gulf of Pyrgos, is located in the central sector and partially divides both halves of the island.
Three inland bodies of water, Limni, Ochrolimni, and Almyra also exist. Periodically inundated and flooded in all seasons except for summer, they are entirely saltwater-based. During the summer, the cracked surfaces become completely hard and dry.
The highest point on the island is located at the peak of Thronos at the north-western section of Altis (near the abandoned village of Oreokastro). Measured at a height of 350 meters above sea level, the ruins of a castle built by Arabian warlords during the Middle Ages remain on top of it.
Most roads consist of dirt or deconstructed gravel, although paved roads are in place between major cities. Most villages are underdeveloped with limited utilities. Three large oil fields are in the region: Nagara, Par-e Siah, and Loy Manara. As of now, the oil fields remain in national control.
(2) Friendly Forces
(a) Altis Armed Forces (AAF)
This military element with the Republic of Altis and Stratis has dwindled in strength and size the last 36 months. Consisting of mostly ground forces supported by armored vehicles and some air assets, the AAF is skilled at leveraging local terrain in their favor. While the AAF is formidable against small, lightly armed forces, the AAF should not be considered a viable ally for engagements with organized, skilled armies.
1AA is the leading unit as the Quick Response Force (QRF). Working with AAF, 1AA has established a base of operations in the Southern portion of the island ‘FOB Buckingham’. At this time, no additional NATO elements are deploying, but NATO HQ has mobilized additional divisions to elevated status of readiness. Support could arrive within a matter of 14 to 24 hours if required.
(3) Enemy Forces
(a) Freedom and Independence Army (FIA)
Consisting mostly of prior AAF personnel, the FIA utilizes stolen and built equipment including armor personnel carriers, attack helicopters, and various vehicle types. The FIA operates in small, independent teams scattered throughout the island that blend into the surrounding countryside. The FIA strikes soft targets quickly and then retreats, but more recently have begun seizing small towns and landscape features.
(b) Canton Strategic Alliance Treaty (CSAT)
While CSAT has not directly supported FIA actions, intelligence agencies have tied CSAT backed operatives to FIA weapons and supply purchases. This includes the explosives utilized in their roadside bombs. It is strongly believed that CSAT’s verbal statements of support and covert actions will transition to overt, direct military involvement if NATO does not properly control the delicate situation.
v Assist AAF in countering FIA actions and stabilizing the region
v Establish a strong projection of NATO force to prevent CSAT involvement
v Collect intelligence on FIA-CSAT relationships and report to NATO HQ
v When able, complete relevant theater training to enhance 1AA skillsets