The first version of 1985: Deadly Northern Lights Living Rules is out!
Some interesting additions are Naval Bombardment and a more tricky GIUK External Front, plus other minor fixes – Check out the List of Changes for a complete overview. There’s also a small errata regarding two errors on the map and an omission in the scenario booklet….sorry for that 🙁
This recently declassified NATO document describes Concept of Operations 475/19 – ANGRY ARROWHEAD, a possible plan to contain a Warsaw Pact’s offensive against Denmark, Norway and Finland.
The version presented here is the original 1983 draft, prepared by Anthony Morphet two years before the war outbreak and subsequently expanded into OPLAN 47501 – ANGRY ARROWHEAD, the Operation Plan used by AFNORTH during World War Three.
What follows is the execution plan for операционный оркестр (Operation Orchestra), the Warsaw Pact offensive against NATO’s Northern Flank, started at July 24th, 1985.The document has been retrieved after ceasefire from the frozen body of a Soviet officer from 7th Guards Airborne Division, found by Norwegian troops in the mountains South of Narvik.
The plan describes in detail the initial phases of the offensive against Denmark, Norway and Finland and gives a valuable insight into the Soviet approach to complex aeronaval operations.
At 20200418 1319 ZT the main NATO defense line in Europe has been overran. AFNORTH ordered a strategic withdrawal from Europe, Asia and Oceania. All the remaining reserves are now committed to CONUS defense.