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11.0 Northern Aid


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"After a grueling week-long battle, the first reinforcement convoy arrives in England almost intact. Luckily, the Russian attacks are not well coordinated and the screen holds.

Rushed to the front, the reinforcements stabilize the situation, relieving NATO of having to use nuclear weapons. It does not give the West nearly enough strength to take the offensive.

Act II: The Hammer and Tongs

The Soviets are learning from their mistakes in the first week of the war, changing and refining their tactics. Later convoys have run into tougher opposition. They are also attacking Europe's transportation system, overloaded with supplies headed East and refugees headed West. It has begun to break down. The reinforcements and supplies, so desperately needed, pile up at the ports instead of reaching the front. These stockpiles are suffering at the hands of Soviet bombs and missiles."

"The Soviet 1st Guards Army has made significant progress in their Norwegian campaign. Soviet air operations have been less than successful in stopping the Norwegian defense force from re-deploying south around Narvik. Soviet naval forces have made several attempts to blockade the southern sea-lanes, but RAF strike operations have managed to drive them back to the north. These sea lines are vital to future operations and must be protected at all costs. De-ciphered Soviet communications indicate the Soviets expect a large-scale withdrawal of Norwegian forces.

SACEur has determined that the best way to slow the Soviet advance on the European continent is to make a stand in Norway and force the Soviets to re-direct forces meant to support the Central Front.

The U.S. 24th Mechanized division is being unloaded in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. CentAG is holding the line, but just barely. The success of the Norwegian campaign is vital to the defense of Europe as a whole. If the Soviets are able to re-deploy the forces now operating in Norway, it is likely that NATO forces will be forced to give ground. All efforts must be made to support the Norwegian campaign.

The U.S. Navy had planned to provide an aircraft carrier to support the upcoming operation, but a disagreement between USS Theodore Roosevelt and a rock off Scapa Flow was won by the rock. TR is in dry-dock for the duration of this operation. Air support will be available from CVW-8, TR's air group operating from shore installations in northern UK.

SACEur believes that Soviet ground forces have been consuming supplies at a rapid rate. Co-ordinated air strikes against key transportation and logistical targets have aggravated their supply situation. A small group of tankers and supply ships have been photographed loading at the port of Murmansk. Its destination is unknown, but should be considered a high value target.

The Red Banner Northern Fleet appears to be focused on its Icelandic operations. Most major air and naval forces have been assigned to that operation in the assumption that the Norwegian operation is all but over.

The Baltic Fleet has remained stuck there, trying to force their way through the minefields. It is possible that a surface strike group may attempt to break out accomplishing both a flanking high-speed missile attack and a reinforcement of the Red Banner Northern Fleet. The Baltic Fleet has deployed a number of its SSKs that you are likely to encounter in the shallow waters off the Norwegian coast.

The pace of Soviet tactical air operations has also diminished over the last 24 hours. It is believed that a shortage of anti-radiation missiles have made the cost of penetrating Norwegian air defense too high."

This scenario was inspired by the situation described in the "High Tide" compilation from Clash of Arms.

Author: Herman Hum

11.0 Northern Aid
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In direct response to a request from unbbmas of Puntadelanza forum.

"Dont worry ,He is asking for someone to do an AAR of the tutorial in spanish .

Maybe someone of PDL can help him ,Thanks for the videos"

http://www.puntadelanza.net/Foro/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=422629#p422629

a new video for [Flashpoint Campaigns] Tutorial has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

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In direct response to a request from Brian Liddicoat:

"Just saw the release video re: Command: Air/Naval Ops: "Northern Inferno" DLC. It would be great to see you play this when it's released."

a new video has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

[MNO] Northern Inferno: FailSafe

 

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The 37th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

12.0 Many Contacts


Sea of Dragons Battleset - Two Brothers - China invades Taiwan


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China flexes its muscles with lots of exercises around Taiwan.  Although diplomatic objections are raised by a number of nations, the exercises continue.  Then, the PRC declares a maritime blockade: any ships entering the waters around Taiwan will be stopped and 'contraband' goods confiscated.  'Contraband' is loosely defined, but vessels carrying coal, oil, and LNG would appear to be favoured targets.

As coal, oil, and LNG stocks fall, the Taiwanese navy starts to escort convoys through the blockade zone.  Then, something goes wrong.  A convoy is intercepted and somebody fires on someone they shouldn't have.  The PRC immediately launches an invasion fleet.

This scenario was inspired by the situation depicted in the Sea of Dragons publication from Clash of Arms.

Author: Herman Hum

12.0 Many Contacts                  
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In direct response to a request from BlindGuyNW:

"I just purchased Harpoon Ultimate Edition, largely on the strength of an article on SimHQ which I can't seem to link to. Granted, that discusses a beta version of the game, but the interface does not seem to have changed appreciably. I have always been interested in games with depth and complexity, and Harpoon definitely seems to offer that. i've also been blind since birth.
I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on how I ought to proceed. Much of the information provided by the game is textual in nature, but the map is also obviously important. As that article points out, I can't set courses for groups easily.
Given that someone obviously has been able to play the game and understand what was happening, I feel like it should be possible. I'm just not quite sure how to begin.
If anybody has suggestions, or tips on how to handle things in an automated fashion, or what have you, it would be greatly appreciated.
One thought I had was to begin with mostly stationary platforms, so I didn't have to worry about movement quite so much.
Other than that, I'm a bit lost. My screen reader is able to parse most of the controls in the game, thankfully."

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/fb.asp?m=3960007

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A new video for Mugging the Forrestal has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch Mugging the Forrestal

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A new video for Squabble (NOR) [MP] has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch Squabble (NOR) [MP]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ISe_-x59yM

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The 9th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

12.0 Deep Strike I



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"After a grueling week-long battle, the first reinforcement convoy arrives in England almost intact.  Luckily, the Russian attacks are not well coordinated and the screen holds.

Rushed to the front, the reinforcements stabilize the situation, relieving NATO of having to use nuclear weapons.  It does not give the West nearly enough strength to take the offensive.

Act II: The Hammer and Tongs

The Soviets are learning from their mistakes in the first week of the war, changing and refining their tactics.  Later convoys have run into tougher opposition.  They are also attacking Europe's transportation system, overloaded with supplies headed East and refugees headed West.  It has begun to break down.  The reinforcements and supplies, so desperately needed, pile up at the ports instead of reaching the front.  These stockpiles are suffering at the hands of Soviet bombs and missiles."

"The Northern Fleet SNA has become entirely too successful in its efforts to disrupt the Atlantic convoys.  Some convoys have barely made it across at all and 50% casualties have become commonplace amongst the merchant ships.  The merchant mariner unions have lodged formal notice that unless the situation improves drastically and quickly, they will no longer sail."

This scenario was inspired by the situation described in the "High Tide" compilation from Clash of Arms.

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1.0 SitRep:

Northern Fleet SNA has been wildly successful in their attacks on NATO convoys.  Some convoys barely survived with 50% casualties.

2.0 Intelligence:

Sources within western trade unions such as the merchant marine report significant dissent amongst members due to the high level of losses sustained from SNA strikes.  Fifty percent casualties amongst convoy participants has become commonplace.  The merchant mariner unions have lodged formal complaints and given notice that unless the situation improves drastically and quickly, they will no longer sail.

NATO has already acted upon this protest and launched a moderately successful TLAM strike at Shagui airfield.

3.0 Orders:

You are the commander of Hammerfest Area Defense Forces. Your mission is to prevent NATO submarines from approaching the coast and launching TLAM at the motherland.  Only the best NATO submarines have this ability.  Your patrol sector stretches between RefPt Alpha and Beta into the coast.

Author: Herman Hum

12.0 Deep Strike I                  
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Over 31 new aircraft, ships, submarines, facilities, classes, countries, and weapons have been added to the Harpoon3 PlayersDB with the official Database editor authorized by AGSI.  The PlayersDB remains the sole functional Harpoon database.

Get the PlayersDB-HUE on SubSim, HarPlonkHQ, or SimHQ.

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Additions include:

AH-64A    Apache UAE 15    
FF    Commandant Riviere UY 09    
HQ THAAD Battalion UAE 17        
LCU    Ghannatha II UAE 14    
ManPADS Mistral x4 UAE        
PCFG    Falaj 2|Comandante UAE 16    
Radar AN/TPS-70 UAE 88        
Radar Flat Face|P-15/19 UAE 08        
Radar TRS-2215D TN 82    
SAM I-HAWK Battery x3 UAE 01    
SAM MIM-104F Patriot Btty UAE11    
SAM Rapier Battery x4 UAE    
SAM THAAD Battery UAE 17    
    United 40 Blk6 MPA UAE 17
    Mirage 2000-8 UAE 90

- countless changes and improvements guaranteed not to crash any earlier scenario built with the PlayersDB

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The 14th NEW Harpoon scenario of the year!

21.0 Emergency...911 [H3.6]



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Sea of Dragons Battleset - The Chinese SeaIt did not take long for the full import of the U.S. withdrawal from the Philippines to become apparent.  U.S. presence declined in the South China Sea and this allowed other navies greater freedom.  The PLA(Navy), under strict orders from Beijing, stepped up its patrols around the Spratley archipelago.  The Vietnamese and the Philippines vigorously protested this action, but not much was done to help them.  By 1998, the Chinese felt confident enough to make a determined push for the whole of the island chain.  By controlling the Spratleys, the PLA(Navy) would be in position to threaten busy shipping routes; the forces assigned there would also cover the Chinese invasion of the Philippines.  Once the Philippines had fallen, no one would be able to oust the Chinese from their sea.Much was carried out to ensure the smooth running of the initial stages of the operation.  Vietnam was bribed into hamstringing the ASEAN response and the Philippine communist insurgency was expanded and financed by the PRC.  Chinese Special Forces were clandestinely inserted to advise the guerrillas.  All that was needed was a spark.This scenario was inspired by the situation depicted in the Sea of Dragons publication from Clash of Arms.

Author: Herman Hum

21.0 Emergency...911 [H3.6]         
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A new video for TattleTale I has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.  

You can watch TattleTale I

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This video is in direct response to a request for assistance:

"Hi guys, sorry to butt in but I'm getting desperate, I got Larry Bond's Harpoon Ultimate Edition recently but when I try to do a BOL missile launch with key combo CTRL-F1 in Harpoon 3 ANW (PC version 3.11.1.0) which is bundled with it, the game freezes.

Does Ctrl-F1 work for you?"

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showpost.php?p=2511492&postcount=5

[HUE] BOL and XP compatibility mode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--Cc5XJJEFA

The BOL problem does not appear when the game is run with WinXP.  I also tried to run HUE v3.11.1.0 under WinXP SP3 emulation mode and it did not solve the problem.  The same symptoms appeared under WinXP emulation mode.

I believe that there is a glitch or bug with Win7, but there is a work-around solution.  Hope it helps.

[Edit]  After a series of online meetings and tests with Poor Old Spike, the work-around solution does help, but the game _must be installed under Administrator-level privileges_.  Spike had to uninstall and re-install the game under Administrator access in order to use the Minimize/Maximize work-around solution.

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