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OOC:  Justits and I have preplanned to do this. I shall be using new tech scale equipment for this.  

 

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[b]Russian Southern Front of the Caucuses[/b]

 

[i]Air[/i]

 

On the border of the Pure Lands, the bastion of Fascism, the thunderous roar of cannons erupted at dawn as artillery let out barrage after barrage, radar seeking rounds would be sent deep into Russian lines to suppress radars, simulatanously even deeper Russian radars around the East would be bombarded by a combined air bombardment of MLRS out to 300 kilometers, and out 1000 kilometers by SRBM launchers hidden across the Georgian mountains.  

 

Within moments, 5 squadrons J-20s crossed the border flying at 60, 000 feet far above the areas below sweeping the sky for aircraft.  Following them were 10 Squadrons of Rafales.  The Rafales followed in firing storm shadow missiles to hit command and control centers across the entirety of the Southern front while using Apache missiles to runway crater and disperse bomblets, then using their advanced electronic warfare suites to continue providing cover for the follow on.  Following on this attack was the appearance of 5 squadrons of J-17s moving in on the air fields striking hangers and aircraft on the ground in the first pass.  Following behind this force was a group of AWACs.

 

The next stage of the attack would be the deployment of 4 J-20 Squadrons over the Black Sea, the aircraft would sweep the sky for enemy aircraft, as 3 squadrons of J-17s would themselves unleash volleys of anti-shipping cruise missiles before following on attacks to crater air fields in the area and destroy as many hangers on the ground as possible.  

 

Following on behind them, the fleet arm's Black Sea carrier's rafale's would fly in to conduct cruise missile strikes against any surviving ships in port.  

 

S-400s would be brought online positioned through the caucuses to form a air defense perimeter 400 miles into Russian territory.  

 

[b]Sea[/b]

 

[i]Black Sea:[/i]

 

Groups of  2 Kirov class 4 Sovremmey class Destroyers, 5 Type 22 Missile Boats, 2 horizon class frigates, and a Type 42 C Destroyer were strategically positioned at 4 points in the Black Sea all instantly opened fire on the Russian fleet from 150 kilometers with surface skimming super sonic missiles.  The aim was to knock out as much of the Russian Surface fleet in a surprise attack as possible.  

 

At the same time three Ohio Class Submarines would surface across the sea, each containing 152 Tomahawk cruise missiles which would be launched deep into Russia while the surface action groups surpressed naval missile defenses.  Their targets would be air fields, missile launch facilities, and communications controls reaching all the way up to Moscow itself.  The Fleets amphib ships and amphibs would be kept back for now constantly moving as they monitored the effects of suppression effort before invading the Crimea!

 

[b]Land[/b]

 

Armored divisions surged across the open plane under cover of artillery and MLRS bombardment.  Armored spear heads would slam into forward divisions of the Russian forces, suppressing it as a second spear head would bypass assaulting the rear and cutting off communications.  Like bats out of hell, the Pure Lands army continued to flow out of the Caucuses speeding towards Volgograd and the Russian Heartland aiming to taking key river crossings and blockade resources from Moscow coming South.  

 

In the air Special operations forces would be paradropped deep into the Russian lines charged with sabotaging rail lines up to 500 miles north while forcing Russian reinforcements to deal with them rather than actually attack the main front of Pure Lands troops.  

 

[b]Cyber[/b]

 

Pure Land forces would begin a large scale DDOS attack on the Russian banking industry freezing Russian access to ATMs debit card machines and other valuables people would need to get everyday money.  

 

Also targeted were the industrial control centers of water treatment facilities, railway lines, and power generation stations, using malware designed to self replicate and delete critical files.

 

Newspapers remained untargeted for taking down, instead were used for social engineering attacks.  Sites were hacked filling them with propaganda stories about military disasters, coups against the Czar, the Czar going mad, food shortages, drafts, and in the south reports of Russian nationalists targeting ethnic minorities of middle eastern descent with the goal of setting off riots.

 

[b][u]Decree from O Great Xerxes King of Kings[/u][/b]

 

For too long the Slavic Bear has menaced our Great Pure Lands, seeking to expand ever south, seeking to Rule all in its dominion.  It has become a perversion the home of weak Czars controlled by their Bolshevik Advisers.  Their long noses and greedy fingers sticking themselves in places they don't belong.  No further! 

 

We shall bury you O Sickman of Europe, and erase Mighty Russia from Existence!

 

OOC:  You're welcome Melech.

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Command at the 69th Field Army sprung into action at the news of the invasion.  The necessity was to get as many troops to the front as quickly as possible, and any train that could accomplish this was immediately commandeered by the army.  Passenger trains were stuffed with troops, boxcars were full of weapons and ammunition, cars that held logs had artillery pieces strapped to the top, and tanks and other armored vehicles were attached to cars that usually held automobiles and semi trucks.  However, the economic slowdown in the region and the lack of major operations of many companies in the winter led to a lack of many of these trains being available at all.  By the end of the day, only a thousand men, a few light artillery pieces, one MAT/SV-100 IFV, and one T-89 tank were on their way to Komsomolsk to meet up with the Baikal-Amur Mainline.  The ride would be two days longer than if the Trans-Siberian Railroad was in functioning order.  Surely this would force the Vaulians to actually do something about that.  By air, the process was much faster, with troops departing from several airports in every airplane that Marscurian Airlines could offer, around 5,000 total.  Along with these planes, An-12 and Il-76 would be filled to the brim with whatever they could hold.  Guns, ammunition, RPGs, mortars, shells, vehicles, food, water, and other provisions, everything and anything that could be useful for the war effort was loaded onto the planes which were sent off as soon as possible.  These troops would arrive in hours rather than days, and would likely be some of the first into battle.  A few regiments arriving every couple days?  This couldn't work, and without specialized heavy rail cars from the Russian army there was still no way to deliver the SAM systems, heavy artillery, and large amounts of tanks, and who knew when those rail cars would arrive.

 

All fighters and bombers of the 13th Air Corps also took off from their bases in the east, flying to air bases in Western Russia.  Tula, Ulyanovsk, Moscow, and Minsk were the major arrival points, with reports of attacks on airfields farther south barring further advance.

 

On the homefront, posters were hung on every street and in every shop window, urging the people to action.  The Russian high command was even contacted regarding instituting a widening of the draft to include all men up to age 45, should the situation require it.

 

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LONG LIVE THE MOTHERLAND!

DEATH TO OCCUPIERS!

 

 

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LONG LIVE THE RESISTANCE!

DEATH TO OCCUPIERS!

 

 

 

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YOU!  TO THE OFFICES!

THE MOTHERLAND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

THE MOTHERLAND NEEDS SOLDIERS!

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[b][i]Air[/b][/i]
 
In the initial air assault, the long range RADAR systems in Novaya Zemlya were undamaged due to their distance from the front. In order to boost RADAR coverage to make up for any damaged RADAR systems closer to the front, the second (south-facing) PAVE PAWS RADAR at the base was brought online despite it being mothballed for several months.
 
Once it became clear that an attack was underway, all units of the Vaulian Airforce moved to high alert status. A unit of 15 F-22 aircraft and 5 Su-37 fighters would be fueled and ordered to transfer to Moscow to support air operations at the front. As a precautionary move, Air Defense Units across the Serene Republic of Vaule would be placed on high alert. Mobile S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft systems would be deployed in southern and central Vaule to provide cover for the main troop and material transportation arteries towards the west.
 
 
[b][i]Ground[/b][/i]
 
Once the military alert was raised, its impact quickly rippled across the country. Immediately orders were sent for the entire Vaulian army to mobilize in defense of Russia. The ‘Vaulian Imperial Battlegroup (VIB)’, several units totaling 400,000 troops, would be placed under the command of Field Marshal Vladimir Antonov and readied for combat. All remaining soldiers would be placed under the command of the ‘Homeland Defense Battlegroup (HDB)’ and Senior General Natalya Vache.
The key challenge for the VIB group would be to quickly deploy equipment and personnel to the area to counter the invasion. The first few brigade sized (~900) units would be transported westwards by commandeered trains. Motorized brigades would use the interstate highway system to begin moving equipment and personnel towards the west.
 
In order to expedite the deployment process and to expedite the transporting of Marscurian troops to the front, the Vaulian Civil Defense authorities reversed the lane directions on 70% of all highway and interstate road networks south of the city of Sygh-Varthys to facilitate the movement of equipment and personnel. The lane reversals and the troop movements would be coordinated with the Russian High Command to ensure maximum effectiveness while ensuring that troops would get to where they were needed.
 
All manner of civilian passenger aircraft would also be commandeered for troop transportation purposes. 10 Il-96 Vaulian Airways aircraft would be used to transport additional units to key deployment areas. 5 Il-96 Vaulian Airways aircraft would be flown to the Marscurian Autonomous Region for their use in deployment of troops.
 
 
[b][u]Summary of Total Troop deployments underway[/b][/u]
 
[b]***Classified***[/b]
Orders from F.M. Antonov: Initial Deployments as follows:
 
Moscow: 2 Corps (40,000)
Nizhny Novgorod: 2 Corps (40,000) incl 1,000 T-90 tanks
Kazan: 1 Corp (20,000) incl 500 T-90 tanks
Tolyatti: 1 Corp (20,000)
Samara: 1 Corp (20,000)
 
All remaining troops on standby for deployment. 
 
 
[b][i]Cyberwarfare/Police[/b][/i]
 
Affected banks in Vaule would report the scope and nature of the cyberattacks to the Russian Finance Ministry while attempting to find suitable workarounds. While attempting to revert to more secure backup systems, the banks would inform their customers that all transactions would have to be made in person at a local branch and that all wire transfer services were suspended until further notice.
 
In the aftermath of the former Northern Imperium’s cyberattacks on key industries, a number of safeguard protocols were put in place to limit or eliminate links to outside or unsecured networks and to limit the unauthorized installation of additional software. When the dust settled, two water treatment plants and three secondary power stations were taken offline by the attack. Technical crews were brought in to repair the damage as quickly as possible and to purge the affected systems if necessary.
 
The hacking of newspapers created panic amongst editors and website staff who worried that they might be charged with lese majeste for the propaganda stories which represented the monarchy in a negative light. The left wing People’s Daily newspaper posted a quick apology on a secondary website while attempting to regain access to their main website. The state owned Times of the Serene Republic simply ordered their technical support staff to shut down their website entirely.
 
The hacking of the right wing newspaper ‘The National’ would be poised to do the most damage. The claims of Russian nationalists targeting minorities of Middle Eastern descent quickly caught the attention of the police forces in the East Ingushetia Autonomous Community. Hoping to prevent either the Vaulian nationalists or the Ingush separatists from using the propaganda piece to stir up tensions, the police would deploy 30,000 officers to the region and would issue a televised statement that the story in The National was ‘patently false’ and would state that the newspaper was a victim of a cyber attack.
 
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Russian Aerospace Defense Forces constantly monitored Russian aerospace detected abnormal activity along the border, but lost contact with satellite communications before it could confirm its suspicions. Yet, the reports of multiple attacks on radar facilities across the southern region confirmed fears that Russia was under attack by a foreign force. Despite the onslaught, the bulk of Russian OTH radar would survive, albeit while sustaining heavy damage.

Orders to mobilize were sent out by the Western Military Command. Military assets from as far north as Murmansk were loaded on to transports and shipped to the Volgograd Oblast. In due time a half million troops would stand with the city of Volgograd at their backs. However, in the meantime Russia relied on border guards and local security forces to curtail the enemy’s advance.

Air
The first line of defense were the S-400 anti-aircraft missiles hidden throughout the countryside and used to defend air force bases. Although few aircraft were able to successfully reach the skies, those that did struck fast and hard before withdrawing from the fight to regroup. However, dozens of fighter squadrons were left unable to reach the skies . Airbases in the north had to compensate for the loss until army engineers could repair the damage to the runways. Three primary long range bases now served the Russian war effort, Engels AFB, Voronezh Malshevo AFB and Tsentralny Airport which serviced the city of Orenburg, Russia.

Sea
Sevastopol harbor suddenly lit up as the fleet came under attack. Costal defenses proved ineffective at protecting the fleet, but the fact that the missiles had to fly over much of the city before reaching the harbor allowed the fleet commander to order all hands to their positions.

Across the sea the Atlantic Fleet at Edisto Beach South Carolina and the Northern Fleet in Murmansk set course for the Mediterranean Sea. Much needed aircraft carriers would be used to supplement the loss of southern air force bases.


Land
Russia’s first response was in the form of border patrolmen and fewer than 15,000 soldiers scattered across the region. 40,000 troops and 2 armored divisions from eastern Ukraine had to be moved in order to provide sufficient support and balance out the number of Russian servicemen.

Knowing it was suicide to engage the enemy directly Russian commanders chose to keep their forces scattered, small and mobile while ordering their men to retreat to Volgograd. The enemy spearhead would encounter light resistance as Russian tanks held the front as best as they could in order to facilitate the retreat. Small guerilla infantry units using hit-and-run tactics with the aim of whittling down the enemy and sucking their momentum harassed the enemy at every opportunity. These were not ragtag Iraqi or Afghan insurgents; they were highly trained special forces with access of high explosive and armor piercing weaponry.

Meanwhile the Russian government ordered a general mobilization of all Russian military forces.

Cyber
The largest Russian businesses were able to quickly identify and respond to the DDoS attack. Most had methods in place to mitigate the effects of the attack, but nevertheless the attack did its job, resulting in several hours of downtime and billions of rubles in lost revenue.

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In thirty minutes Russia would change forever. Shamil Amarov and Idris Radushev, two ethnic Chechens, knew they would not live to see the changes they would affect, but it would be outstanding. A great change would be ushered in by a fireball, bright and glorious like the sun. The scientists who assembled their bombs assured them of that much.

Shamil’s greasy black hair peaked out from under his dirty ushanka made from muskrat fur. His face was long and thin with eyes set deep in his head. Sharp cheekbones jutted out from his face and his prominent Adam’s apple protruded from his thin, fleshy neck. Idris of similar build but shorter and bald. They worked for a local transport company that contracted with the Russian Ministry of Defense, yet they worked for a few roubles per week, barely enough to feed their families. Perhaps that’s why, when they were approached by their mysterious benefactor with an opportunity to be the heralds of change, they both jumped at the chance.

They’d been promised their families were to be well taken care of when they were dead and the mushroom cloud rose over Russian soil. If nothing else that was enough.

With that in mind Shamil drove the unmarked grey van past the checkpoint. It was easy enough; their special cargo was disguised and as harmless freight and the brief inspection did not raise any alarms. The van stopped near one of the unsuspecting ships moored in the harbor.

Idris reached into the back of the van and snatched a dirty green blanket to uncover a musky old crate placed directly behind the driver’s seat. Inside it was a large cylindrical drum with straps like a backpack. But beneath its harmless exterior the device had the explosive power of 4 kilotons of TNT.

Idris uncapped a bottle of vodka and poured a small amount directly into his mouth, spilling it on himself and his clothes before offering the bottle of Shamil.

Shamil and Idris checked their watches. One minute. Shamil and Idris sat in complete silence as the final seconds ticked down. The only things that kept them for aborting their mission were thoughts of their families and how their lives would be better as a result of what they were about to do. They both trusted that the man who approached them would keep his word and see that their families were looked after financially. Shamil’s sick children would be able to receive the medical attention they desperately needed. Likewise Idris’s pregnant wife would be able to raise their child in free of financial worries.

Now just 10 seconds to zero hour Shamil extended his hand to Idris. 10…9…8…7…

“It was a pleasure working with you, my friend.” Shamil said.

“Likewise.”

At one second they both took deep breaths and held, then there was nothing.

A bright flash accompanied by hellish heat and deafening boom resonated from the port. In the first 15 seconds after the explosion thousands be instantly vaporized several thousand more would die in the next few minutes from the force of the explosion.


As soon as word reached Moscow the government put its National Response Scenario Number One. The Strategic Missile Forces confirmed two explosions in the Marscurian Autonomous Oblast and assumed there were more bombs throughout Russia. St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk and other major cities were shut down by Special Forces. Hundreds of thousands of emergency service workers from across the country were mobilized in order to respond to a nuclear attack in their regions. In addition military forces would have to be pulled from the front and sent to the MAR to deal with the destruction.

Important government officials would be evacuated from Moscow. The entire Duma was transported to the city of Tobolsk which was established as the secondary capital if Moscow fell to the invaders. The executive branch of the government was sent to a secure bunker under Mount Yamantau in the Ural Mountains. Both Tsars would be forced to leave St. Petersburg. Mikhail III left for his hunting lodge in Finland and Tsar Nicholas sent over 1000 mi east to Vaule. Prime Minister Kropotkin, not wanting to abandon his post in a time of war, divided his time between the deep underground base under the Kremlin and his private dacha outside of Moscow.

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Sometime before the Pure Lands invaded Russia 2 50 MT thermonuclear weapons mysteriously disappeared from a stockpile hidden under the Ural Mountains. Their location was finally revealed on the morning of the invasion when the two nuclear weapons detonated almost simultaneously at the mouth of the Amur River and at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky destroying the Russian Pacific fleet in its entirety. It would be the rally call for Russians everywhere to resist the fascist invasion at all costs.

 

Throughout the northern Japanese islands a good number of window panels would shatter, as the subsequent shockwaves of the 2 giant 50 megaton thermonuclear devices crushed Russian locations this close to the Empire. In the villages of Tōro and Esutoru on Karafuto, not even one window would be left intact. Immediately, operations would be started by the Rikugun and Coast guard to help villagers in the affected regions, so they would not freeze to death. Additionally, a warning would be handed out in general to the Japanese population to pay close attention to public broadcasts and to stay at home if they lived in Tōhoku or further north, due to the danger of radioactive fallout. Meteorological services would monitor the dust clouds of the explosions in Russia and specialist teams would regularly measure radiation levels on Karafuto and Hokkaido, as well as the Chishima islands.

 

A message would be sent to Tianxia to inquire if any help was needed in Outer Manchuria, while another message would be sent to Russia inquiring on how it could be that two nuclear devices of such magnitude would be detonated this close to Imperial territory.

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka Territory, MAR

 

Two sailors leaned over the railing of the battleship Meyrev.  Beneath them, sea ice creaked and groaned against the heavy steel hull of their ship, trapping them in port for several months.  They shivered in the unrelenting wind that came off the ocean, but it was better than being perpetually trapped in the bowels of the ship.  

 

"It's just awful, being stuck here while the war rages so far away," the first one said, "I want to help, you know."

 

"Put it out of your mind," the second sailor said, "this war will go on long enough for us to do our share.  I got a buddy in Volgograd, says things aren't going as well as the government would want us to think."

 

Just as they were talking, the van pulled up onto the dock near the battleship and parked itself next to the bow ropes.  Vans like these were a welcome sight to the sailors.  Unmarked vehicles usually carried "businessmen" from the nearby city, looking to make a quick ruble.  Cigarettes, vodka, pornography, chocolates, everything that wasn't available on the ships was usually for sale out of the backs of these vans.  If it was summer, he would have been shooed away, but the ships weren't going anywhere, and the commanders were less strict about these things.

 

"Well, I can think of one reason to be glad to be in port," the first sailor said, making his way onto the gangway, disembarking the ship towards the van.

 

"Just be glad that you are alive," the second sailor yelled back.  "Thousands of miles from the war, here, you are safe."

 

And then the flash.  Everyone outside was vaporized instantly.  As the the explosion raced across the ice, pops, cracks, and hisses were heard as the ice bucked and steam burst through.  Ships closest to the explosion were vaporized as the force of the blast was hot enough to melt the metal.  Further away, the ships were blown apart down to the waterline, their pieces being flung for miles.  The furthest ships, the aircraft carriers, were flung into the air several dozen feet, then smashed back into the ice, breaking through and sinking upside-down.  Across the pay, the submarines were sheltered from the blast, but not from the debris.  The pressure wave hit the maintenance buildings on the peninsula blasting them into giant bullets that punctured the hulls and conning towers that remained above the ice.  As the air pressure moved back towards the fireball, the seaplanes that were normally used for anti-submarine duties were carried back with it, shredding to pieces against the ice and slamming into anything along the way.  In all, 56 ships, the entirety of the Pacific Fleet, were instantly knocked out of action.  Whether the crews were still alive was a different question.  

 

The city fared little better than the ships that were stationed there.  Surrounded by hills, the city was built close to the water, essentially clustering itself around the explosion.  At the port, heavy gantry cranes were flung several blocks into the city, smashing warehouses, stores, and homes on their way in.  The highrise apartment buildings, most stretching back to the Soviet era, simply blew apart at the seams, imploding inwards and crushing anyone stuck inside.  Wooden buildings spontaneously combusted, and thousands of trees in all directions were flattened.  

 

 

Marscury, Marscury Rayon, MAR

 

When the news of the attack reached the capital, a population who believed that they were safe in this conflict suddenly realized they weren't.  At this point, they did what any group of people would do, they panicked.  It started off slowly, wild accusations were flung in all directions about who was responsible for the attacks.

 

IT WAS THE PURE LANDS!  THEY ARE ALL TERRORISTS!  THEY STRIKE AT THE PEOPLE!

 

IT WAS THOSE FILTHY CAUCASIANS!  THEY WANT TO HELP THEIR FELLOW MUSLIMS!

 

IT WAS THE GOVERNMENT!  ONLY THEY COULD HAVE ACQUIRED THE BOMB!

 

The government in the city tried to calm the populace through civil means, releasing statements that everything was under control, and that they were safe in their own city.  However, the time for this had already come and gone.  Things were going downhill rapidly, and there simply were not enough police in the city to effectively stop it.  Acts of violence were popping up everywhere, ranging from the mild to the extreme.  Anti-war posters were vandalized, windows were smashed and stores were looted, a street fight broke out between Marscurian nationalists and pro-unionists, the mosque of the city had a molotov cocktail thrown through a window.  Riot police were dispatched in full force, but the violence wasn't contained to a cluster of people, but was sporadic around the city.  When one crime was put down, two more would pop up.  The city was tearing itself apart.  Fearful that the violence would spread throughout the whole region, the mayor of Marscury, Andrei Parkmenkov, urgently phoned the army, asking them to deploy troops into the city to put down the riots.  That evening, a regiment of troops who were destined to head to the warfront had to be diverted to the capital to restore order.

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[b]***Sakhalin Autonomous Community***[/b]
 
While the territory escaped most of the serious damage, the north would see a sharp rise in radiation in the hours after the blast. As soon as the Emergency Situations Ministry mobilized its personnel, decontamination stations would be set up at hundreds of evacuation points in the south of the territory. Residents who were in zones of mandatory evacuation would be transported to those evacuation points and would be evacuated to Vancouver after decontamination and a brief stopover in the Yuktobania Autonomous Community (YAC). The border between the Sakhalin Autonomous Community and Japan would remain closed in order to prevent it being utilized as a land evacuation route.
 
 
 
[b]***Vancouver Territory***[/b]
 
In response to the disaster the Vancouver Legislative Council would hold an emergency meeting to order the opening of dozens of emergency shelters and the stockpiling of emergency supplies for expected evacuees from Sakhalin. Regular flights to and from the Vancouver International Airport would be cancelled to permit only emergency evacuation flights into and out of the territory. Additionally the Vancouver Naval base would be put on alert to prepare to receive any naval ships that were based at the B.S.N. which were undamaged and which managed to escape contamination.
 
 
[b]***East Ingushetia Autonomous Community***[/b]
 
Regional Governor of East Ingushetia Artim Bakiev would issue a decree widely expanding the State of Emergency already in force in the province. The Regional Government would also order the opening of twenty-three emergency evacuation camps to deal with evacuees from the Marscurian Autonomous Region (M.A.R.). The camps would stockpile supplies and would be equipped with decontamination equipment. Additional decontamination stations would be set up at each transit point along the administrative border between Marscurian Siberia and the East Ingushetia region. All evacuees from the M.A.R. would be required to pass through a decontamination station at the border and register to be assigned to one of the emergency evacuation camps.
 
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Air
 
In the initial air assault, the long range RADAR systems in Novaya Zemlya were undamaged due to their distance from the front. In order to boost RADAR coverage to make up for any damaged RADAR systems closer to the front, the second (south-facing) PAVE PAWS RADAR at the base was brought online despite it being mothballed for several months.
 
Once it became clear that an attack was underway, all units of the Vaulian Airforce moved to high alert status. A unit of 15 F-22 aircraft and 5 Su-37 fighters would be fueled and ordered to transfer to Moscow to support air operations at the front. As a precautionary move, Air Defense Units across the Serene Republic of Vaule would be placed on high alert. Mobile S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft systems would be deployed in southern and central Vaule to provide cover for the main troop and material transportation arteries towards the west.
 
 
Ground
 
Once the military alert was raised, its impact quickly rippled across the country. Immediately orders were sent for the entire Vaulian army to mobilize in defense of Russia. The ‘Vaulian Imperial Battlegroup (VIB)’, several units totaling 400,000 troops, would be placed under the command of Field Marshal Vladimir Antonov and readied for combat. All remaining soldiers would be placed under the command of the ‘Homeland Defense Battlegroup (HDB)’ and Senior General Natalya Vache.
The key challenge for the VIB group would be to quickly deploy equipment and personnel to the area to counter the invasion. The first few brigade sized (~900) units would be transported westwards by commandeered trains. Motorized brigades would use the interstate highway system to begin moving equipment and personnel towards the west.
 
In order to expedite the deployment process and to expedite the transporting of Marscurian troops to the front, the Vaulian Civil Defense authorities reversed the lane directions on 70% of all highway and interstate road networks south of the city of Sygh-Varthys to facilitate the movement of equipment and personnel. The lane reversals and the troop movements would be coordinated with the Russian High Command to ensure maximum effectiveness while ensuring that troops would get to where they were needed.
 
All manner of civilian passenger aircraft would also be commandeered for troop transportation purposes. 10 Il-96 Vaulian Airways aircraft would be used to transport additional units to key deployment areas. 5 Il-96 Vaulian Airways aircraft would be flown to the Marscurian Autonomous Region for their use in deployment of troops.
 
 
Summary of Total Troop deployments underway
 
***Classified***
Orders from F.M. Antonov: Initial Deployments as follows:
 
Moscow: 2 Corps (40,000)
Nizhny Novgorod: 2 Corps (40,000) incl 1,000 T-90 tanks
Kazan: 1 Corp (20,000) incl 500 T-90 tanks
Tolyatti: 1 Corp (20,000)
Samara: 1 Corp (20,000)
 
All remaining troops on standby for deployment. 
 
 
Cyberwarfare/Police
 
Affected banks in Vaule would report the scope and nature of the cyberattacks to the Russian Finance Ministry while attempting to find suitable workarounds. While attempting to revert to more secure backup systems, the banks would inform their customers that all transactions would have to be made in person at a local branch and that all wire transfer services were suspended until further notice.
 
In the aftermath of the former Northern Imperium’s cyberattacks on key industries, a number of safeguard protocols were put in place to limit or eliminate links to outside or unsecured networks and to limit the unauthorized installation of additional software. When the dust settled, two water treatment plants and three secondary power stations were taken offline by the attack. Technical crews were brought in to repair the damage as quickly as possible and to purge the affected systems if necessary.
 
The hacking of newspapers created panic amongst editors and website staff who worried that they might be charged with lese majeste for the propaganda stories which represented the monarchy in a negative light. The left wing People’s Daily newspaper posted a quick apology on a secondary website while attempting to regain access to their main website. The state owned Times of the Serene Republic simply ordered their technical support staff to shut down their website entirely.
 
The hacking of the right wing newspaper ‘The National’ would be poised to do the most damage. The claims of Russian nationalists targeting minorities of Middle Eastern descent quickly caught the attention of the police forces in the East Ingushetia Autonomous Community. Hoping to prevent either the Vaulian nationalists or the Ingush separatists from using the propaganda piece to stir up tensions, the police would deploy 30,000 officers to the region and would issue a televised statement that the story in The National was ‘patently false’ and would state that the newspaper was a victim of a cyber attack.
 

 

 

 

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces constantly monitored Russian aerospace detected abnormal activity along the border, but lost contact with satellite communications before it could confirm its suspicions. Yet, the reports of multiple attacks on radar facilities across the southern region confirmed fears that Russia was under attack by a foreign force. Despite the onslaught, the bulk of Russian OTH radar would survive, albeit while sustaining heavy damage.

Orders to mobilize were sent out by the Western Military Command. Military assets from as far north as Murmansk were loaded on to transports and shipped to the Volgograd Oblast. In due time a half million troops would stand with the city of Volgograd at their backs. However, in the meantime Russia relied on border guards and local security forces to curtail the enemy’s advance.

Air
The first line of defense were the S-400 anti-aircraft missiles hidden throughout the countryside and used to defend air force bases. Although few aircraft were able to successfully reach the skies, those that did struck fast and hard before withdrawing from the fight to regroup. However, dozens of fighter squadrons were left unable to reach the skies . Airbases in the north had to compensate for the loss until army engineers could repair the damage to the runways. Three primary long range bases now served the Russian war effort, Engels AFB, Voronezh Malshevo AFB and Tsentralny Airport which serviced the city of Orenburg, Russia.

Sea
Sevastopol harbor suddenly lit up as the fleet came under attack. Costal defenses proved ineffective at protecting the fleet, but the fact that the missiles had to fly over much of the city before reaching the harbor allowed the fleet commander to order all hands to their positions.

Across the sea the Atlantic Fleet at Edisto Beach South Carolina and the Northern Fleet in Murmansk set course for the Mediterranean Sea. Much needed aircraft carriers would be used to supplement the loss of southern air force bases.


Land
Russia’s first response was in the form of border patrolmen and fewer than 15,000 soldiers scattered across the region. 40,000 troops and 2 armored divisions from eastern Ukraine had to be moved in order to provide sufficient support and balance out the number of Russian servicemen.

Knowing it was suicide to engage the enemy directly Russian commanders chose to keep their forces scattered, small and mobile while ordering their men to retreat to Volgograd. The enemy spearhead would encounter light resistance as Russian tanks held the front as best as they could in order to facilitate the retreat. Small guerilla infantry units using hit-and-run tactics with the aim of whittling down the enemy and sucking their momentum harassed the enemy at every opportunity. These were not ragtag Iraqi or Afghan insurgents; they were highly trained special forces with access of high explosive and armor piercing weaponry.

Meanwhile the Russian government ordered a general mobilization of all Russian military forces.

Cyber
The largest Russian businesses were able to quickly identify and respond to the DDoS attack. Most had methods in place to mitigate the effects of the attack, but nevertheless the attack did its job, resulting in several hours of downtime and billions of rubles in lost revenue.

 

Air

 

In the air electronic warfare systems aboard the J-20s and rafaels would provide jamming, while rafaels and J-16s would employ towed decoys to confuse and defeat a large amount of the S-400 batteries missiles.  Rafaels would also have the additional capability of performing high gee force evasive turns, while the J-20s could employ stealth for more survival.  J-16s had less luck, but also carrying more weapons, would do their damage in kind using radiation seeking missiles to destroy many of the S-400 radars.  Across the front a mere two J-20s would be lost, however loss rates for 4h generation planes would be much higher.  12 Rafaels would fall, with 20 J-16s lost.  J-20s would swarm in on and engage the few squadrons that were able to make it into the sky, sniping them off before they could gain sufficient energy to maneuver.  Rafales and J-20s would then engage them in dog fights, outnumbering the aircraft and destroying them before focusing on destroying as much of the Russian air force still on the ground before they ran out of fuel and weapons returning to base.

 

Following on these attack larger EC-130 H Compass Cells would provide wide spectrum electronic command and control jamming to give cover for 3 squadrons of high altitude B-52s dispersed across the front to use large stockpiles of small diameter bombs to hit radars, surviving aircraft on the ground, retreating troops, SAMs, key roads, the whole gambit.  Another wing of three squadrons of J-20 would patrol the area looking for targets of aircraft that would be launched from further out.  

 

Flying at low altitude 60 A-10s would scour the skies for retreating troops, engaging tanks formations trying to stall troop advances and interdicting retreating troop formations.  

 

The biggest horror though would be saved for Volgograd itself.  Two squadrons of Tornado ECRs would fly towards the city engaging any radars that came online with radiation homing, but the real kicker was their cover pulse jamming.  Their interference would black out detection of a flight of over 100 radar evading low flying cruise missiles.  Unseen by missile defenses until it was to late, they were targeted at the poor neighborhoods around the city packing burning thermobaric explosives.  Volgograd would be lit aflame.  

 

Svederlosk would also come under attack by 80 IRBMs, employing thermobaric warheads and advanced missile defense evading countermeasures.  The goal was to knock the hub of the Trans-siberian rail road out of the war and light it ablaze delaying any reinforcements, lighting the city afire and melting rail lines entirely.

 

Ground

 

Charging across the open plane.  Tank forces would engage the Russian forces attempting to stall them.  However, rather than focus on destroying Russian tanks, small units would pin them, allowing others to move around them.  Whole echelons would bypass the Russian lines racing towards Volgograd, sending units to suppress small groups, until another rear echelon can be brought in to destroy them.  In total 250, 000 men with over 5000 armored vehicles had poured out of the Caucuses with twice that number in reserve to continue the assault into Russia.

 

Sea

 

In Sevastpool marines were now pouring ashore as the fleet continue to be bombarded from afar.  Shock troopers utilizing air cushioned landing craft penetrated deep into the city center before making contact with police, russian partisans, and what soldiers and sailors were there.  Special operations forces would use laser guidance to direct naval aviation aircraft and ship based missiles onto groups of russians holding the line in buildings, barricades and what have you.  Civilians were not fairing much better.  Reports of Pure Land forces shooting up malls and office buildings were wide spread.  It was a campaign of pure terror.  

 

The Home Front

 

Simultanously several truck bombs would be detonated in Red Square Moscow, each containing canisters of propane amplifying the explosions.  The attacks would be superficial but a message would be sent loud and clear.  Russia had no rear area.  Several news sites where the cyber attacks had injected malicious malware into to keep back door open would feature rumors including deaths in the attacks by members of the royal family, and greatly exaggerated casualties.  There were even rumors Pure Lands sympathizers had detonated the bombs in the Far East.

 

 Even worse was the rumors spread across the net of biological attacks on key industrial cities, suggesting mass transportation as a transmission line.  The goal of the disinformation was to make people scared to go to work, and man their positions in defense of Mother Russia.

 

 

 

A Message from Great Xerxes:

 

Peoples of the Russias.  The Czar for you stands as a symbol of justice.  You have been supplied with a false idol to stop you from tearing down this corrupt country!

 

It is now clear that your hour of defeat is at hand.  Your capitalists have fallen into panic, scouring after their money, fighting each other for each scrap, trying to save themselves, but they cannot.  Your aristocracy betrays and kills its own countrymen.  Your armies cower, not knowing what they are fighting for.  Your country is having a wreckoning.

 

It is time you choose.  Do you choose to follow this false idol, or do you choose the truth?  It is time for you to take Russia Back!  Take it back for yourself!  Russia is yours, I give it to you, do with it as you please!

 

People of Russia, give FREEDOM!

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Ground
In the first few minutes of the invasion eight anti-aircraft batteries were lost to missile attacks and nearly 100 aircraft were grounded or destroyed before they could take off. Remaining fourteen that remained owed their continued operation to dozens of 9k55 Strela and 9k22 Tunguska self propelled anti aircraft guns deployed to protect them from missiles and low flying aircraft.


Russian forces continued their retreat while heavily armored divisions held the front. Even if they wanted to abandon their positions the fact that they were being pinned down by the enemy meant they had no choice in the matter. Small platoons operating independently from regional commanders and armed with Kornet anti-tank missiles attacked the enemy tanks from their rear in short, sporadic assaults before disappearing into the landscape in order to regroup and attack again.


Thousands were killed or injured in the attacks on Volgograd entire neighborhoods burned trapping civilians and rendering emergency workers useless. Samara fared only a little better. Anti-ballistic missile sites swept up the majority of the missiles, but more than a third hit their mark.


Air
the majority of Russian S-400s and their command vehicles were protected from attack from SPAAGs, but they had to overcome the obstacle presented by J-20s and rafaels jamming equipment by rapidly switching frequency channels. S-400s continued launching giant salvos of anti-aircraft missiles as enemy planes strafed overhead. Spotters on the ground aimed their efforts at identifying and targeting stealth fighters, since there were relatively few Russian aircraft in the skies.


Sea
What remained of the Black Sea Fleet quickly sailed out to sea and began launching its own salvo of BrahMos-II sea-skimming missiles at the nearest enemy ships. Able to reach speeds of up to Mach-7 and boasting a wide range of warheads the BrahMos-II was one of Russias most deadly conventional missiles.


Crimea
In Crimea BM-30 Smerch and TOS-1's bombarded the landing ground with missiles ranging from anti-personnel to anti-tank cluster munitions where they were needed. The militsya focused on evacuating civilians where the could and disseminating information where rescue and escape was deemed too dangerous. Indeed this was the case in all cities under attack.


Ground troops and mechanized infantry took to the streets securing checkpoints and engaging the invaders wherever they could with support from Mi-24 and Ka-50 attack helicopters.


Moscow
Due to concerns of the areas stability Red Square had been closed to normal traffic since the Stalinist era. The explosion managed to injure 17 tourists and four honor guards and caused minor damage to the outer walls of the Kremlin.

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When confirmation of the attacks in Moscow and against the Marscurian fleet arrived in Sygh-Varthys, the Vaulian government decided on a massive response aimed at deterring or minimizing the impact of further terrorist attacks against the state. The Vaulian police would deploy large numbers of personnel in major Vaulian cities with priority given to the capitals Sygh-Varthys and Zhukovgrad and cities which housed major armaments factories.
 
The Homeland Defense Battlegroup (HDB) would be ordered to provide additional air cover for troops moving through Vaule towards the front, in addition to the HDB’s regular duties defending the home front. The HDB would coordinate efforts on the homefront with the G.P.S.R. (Police) and Civil Defense authorities.
 
To shore up morale, television stations would broadcast pro government propaganda for at least four hours each day. Messages were broadcast about the ‘steadfastness’ of Russia’s resolve and the ‘inevitable victory of the Russian motherland’. News websites which had been victims of cyberattack were shut down until further notice. In the East Ingushetia Autonomous Community all television, radio and news websites (with the exception of State tv) would also be shut down. The overall impact of the attacks, including the destruction of the Pacific fleet only marginally impacted the Vaulian Stock market indices. The VSE index would decline by a mere 2.89% by the close of trading.
 
The Vaulian Emergency Situations Ministry would submit a classified report to the government stating that there were 3,972 Vaulian fatalities from the nuclear attacks with approximately 17,922 individuals at increased risk due to radiation exposure.
 
While the transportation of troops using the Trans-siberian railroad was proceeding smoothly, there was a single point of concern. A 25 foot damaged gap in the rail lines in the southern region of East Ingushetia. While not a significant concern for the Vaulian government, the incessant and annoying protests from the Marscurians caught the attention of VaulTech Industries CEO Maximillian Reaver. Within hours, VaulTech Industries mobilized 850 skilled workers and 250 low risk prisoners for the project. The teams would work 24 hours a day repairing the damaged section of the track. As no trains would have been able to pass the damaged section of the track anyway, the repair work would not significantly impact the troop deployments. Once the repair work started, a message would be sent to the Marscurians:
 

 

To: People of Marscurian Siberia

 
Congratulations! I, in my unquestionable and immeasurable generosity have undertaken the aforementioned project to allow the rapid deployment of your cannon fodder or 'soldiers' to the front lines. It's alarming how amazing I am, is it not? Death to the Fascist enemy, and all that jazz.
 
(Dictated But Not Read)
 
Signed,
Max Reaver 

 

 

Air
 
Vaulian troops deployed in Toylatti and Samara would be the most vulnerable as they were moved into position. Wherever enemy fighters were detected by RADAR, they would be engaged by battery after battery of S-400 systems. Five of the F-22 fighters ordered to Moscow would take off, heading south, to coordinate air activities while engaging enemy fighters in the skies south of Samara. When the dust settled, 1,012 Vaulian soldiers were dead in Samara
 
 
Sea/Naval
 
Four Vaulian submarines (VNS Erinyes, VNS Gigantes, VNS Meliae, VNS Aphrodite) would depart from the Antarctic territory heading north into international waters. The submarines would be ordered to report to Russian East Africa as quickly as possible.
 
From the Vancouver Territory a task force of two Aircraft carriers (BNS Sophitia & BNS Sakha), two Destroyers (BNS Siberia & VNS Novosibirsk) and three Battleships (BNS Liberty, BNS Mikhailov & BNS Gemini), would be ordered to set sail for the Arabian Sea. In order to take the shortest possible distance from Vancouver, the task force would submit a request to Tianxia for permission to use the Strait of Malacca.
 
 
Ground
 
Vaulian troops and support equipment and materiel would continue to be deployed through land and air routes. Given the targeting of the Trans-siberian Rail network, care would be taken to ensure that some soldiers would disembark at stations further away from the front and would be transported to their rally points by the highway network. The movement and transport of these troops would be coordinated with the Russian High Command to prevent the creation of traffic choke points along the route.
 
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When confirmation of the attacks in Moscow and against the Marscurian fleet arrived in Sygh-Varthys, the Vaulian government decided on a massive response aimed at deterring or minimizing the impact of further terrorist attacks against the state. The Vaulian police would deploy large numbers of personnel in major Vaulian cities with priority given to the capitals Sygh-Varthys and Zhukovgrad and cities which housed major armaments factories.
 
The Homeland Defense Battlegroup (HDB) would be ordered to provide additional air cover for troops moving through Vaule towards the front, in addition to the HDB’s regular duties defending the home front. The HDB would coordinate efforts on the homefront with the G.P.S.R. (Police) and Civil Defense authorities.
 
To shore up morale, television stations would broadcast pro government propaganda for at least four hours each day. Messages were broadcast about the ‘steadfastness’ of Russia’s resolve and the ‘inevitable victory of the Russian motherland’. News websites which had been victims of cyberattack were shut down until further notice. In the East Ingushetia Autonomous Community all television, radio and news websites (with the exception of State tv) would also be shut down. The overall impact of the attacks, including the destruction of the Pacific fleet only marginally impacted the Vaulian Stock market indices. The VSE index would decline by a mere 2.89% by the close of trading.
 
The Vaulian Emergency Situations Ministry would submit a classified report to the government stating that there were 3,972 Vaulian fatalities from the nuclear attacks with approximately 17,922 individuals at increased risk due to radiation exposure.
 
While the transportation of troops using the Trans-siberian railroad was proceeding smoothly, there was a single point of concern. A 25 foot damaged gap in the rail lines in the southern region of East Ingushetia. While not a significant concern for the Vaulian government, the incessant and annoying protests from the Marscurians caught the attention of VaulTech Industries CEO Maximillian Reaver. Within hours, VaulTech Industries mobilized 850 skilled workers and 250 low risk prisoners for the project. The teams would work 24 hours a day repairing the damaged section of the track. As no trains would have been able to pass the damaged section of the track anyway, the repair work would not significantly impact the troop deployments. Once the repair work started, a message would be sent to the Marscurians:
 

 

 

Air
 
Vaulian troops deployed in Toylatti and Samara would be the most vulnerable as they were moved into position. Wherever enemy fighters were detected by RADAR, they would be engaged by battery after battery of S-400 systems. Five of the F-22 fighters ordered to Moscow would take off, heading south, to coordinate air activities while engaging enemy fighters in the skies south of Samara. When the dust settled, 1,012 Vaulian soldiers were dead in Samara
 
 
Sea/Naval
 
Four Vaulian submarines (VNS Erinyes, VNS Gigantes, VNS Meliae, VNS Aphrodite) would depart from the Antarctic territory heading north into international waters. The submarines would be ordered to report to Russian East Africa as quickly as possible.
 
From the Vancouver Territory a task force of two Aircraft carriers (BNS Sophitia & BNS Sakha), two Destroyers (BNS Siberia & VNS Novosibirsk) and three Battleships (BNS Liberty, BNS Mikhailov & BNS Gemini), would be ordered to set sail for the Arabian Sea. In order to take the shortest possible distance from Vancouver, the task force would submit a request to Tianxia for permission to use the Strait of Malacca.
 
 
Ground
 
Vaulian troops and support equipment and materiel would continue to be deployed through land and air routes. Given the targeting of the Trans-siberian Rail network, care would be taken to ensure that some soldiers would disembark at stations further away from the front and would be transported to their rally points by the highway network. The movement and transport of these troops would be coordinated with the Russian High Command to prevent the creation of traffic choke points along the route.
 

 

 

 

Ground
In the first few minutes of the invasion eight anti-aircraft batteries were lost to missile attacks and nearly 100 aircraft were grounded or destroyed before they could take off. Remaining fourteen that remained owed their continued operation to dozens of 9k55 Strela and 9k22 Tunguska self propelled anti aircraft guns deployed to protect them from missiles and low flying aircraft.


Russian forces continued their retreat while heavily armored divisions held the front. Even if they wanted to abandon their positions the fact that they were being pinned down by the enemy meant they had no choice in the matter. Small platoons operating independently from regional commanders and armed with Kornet anti-tank missiles attacked the enemy tanks from their rear in short, sporadic assaults before disappearing into the landscape in order to regroup and attack again.


Thousands were killed or injured in the attacks on Volgograd entire neighborhoods burned trapping civilians and rendering emergency workers useless. Samara fared only a little better. Anti-ballistic missile sites swept up the majority of the missiles, but more than a third hit their mark.


Air
the majority of Russian S-400s and their command vehicles were protected from attack from SPAAGs, but they had to overcome the obstacle presented by J-20s and rafaels jamming equipment by rapidly switching frequency channels. S-400s continued launching giant salvos of anti-aircraft missiles as enemy planes strafed overhead. Spotters on the ground aimed their efforts at identifying and targeting stealth fighters, since there were relatively few Russian aircraft in the skies.


Sea
What remained of the Black Sea Fleet quickly sailed out to sea and began launching its own salvo of BrahMos-II sea-skimming missiles at the nearest enemy ships. Able to reach speeds of up to Mach-7 and boasting a wide range of warheads the BrahMos-II was one of Russias most deadly conventional missiles.


Crimea
In Crimea BM-30 Smerch and TOS-1's bombarded the landing ground with missiles ranging from anti-personnel to anti-tank cluster munitions where they were needed. The militsya focused on evacuating civilians where the could and disseminating information where rescue and escape was deemed too dangerous. Indeed this was the case in all cities under attack.


Ground troops and mechanized infantry took to the streets securing checkpoints and engaging the invaders wherever they could with support from Mi-24 and Ka-50 attack helicopters.


Moscow
Due to concerns of the areas stability Red Square had been closed to normal traffic since the Stalinist era. The explosion managed to injure 17 tourists and four honor guards and caused minor damage to the outer walls of the Kremlin.

 

J-20s, J-16s, and Rafales would use a combination of jamming, chaff, towed decoys, and high gee turns to reduce the effectiveness of S-400 missile batteries as they fired as they pounded back against the radar installations aiming to knock as many of the J-16 mobile radars out.  A second flight of B-52s would be rotated overhead concentrating on reducing the SPAAG guns, while radars used in defense against aerial threats would also be targeted for jamming making the ability to intercept projectiles much lower.  In total 3 more J-20s, 10 J-16s, an 5 Rafales were lost.

 

Reinforcements of J-31 Strike fighters would be brought in to continue the missile of air defense suppression, but would also be tasked with intercepting many of the helicopters deployed as part of the mission in the Crimea.  

 

Low altitude Su-25 aircraft would begin to be brought to bear across the front, attacking artillery and rocket launchers attempting to slow the advance of Pure Lands forces, while a group of Su-35s would await Russian forces that would engage in the air, and would also carry jammer and IRST pods to detect and jam sam and gunfire launches from the ground.  

 

Ground launch land attack cruise missiles would be used to attack the radar sites of ballistic missile defense radars, flying well below their field of vision quietly till they reached the target.

 

Lastly in the air Tu-160s would run and shoot, flying at high altitude fast and deep into Russian territory, rapidly using their cruise missiles to hit key logistical points between Moscow, Siberia, and the South, slowing Russian forces entry into the region and trapping those in the region without resupply.

 

At sea, jamming was employed to steer some of the Brahmos missiles off course, while a few directed energy lasers had some success, but ultimately 4 ships were lost.  While the Black Sea Fleet itself would come over attack from 5 Backfire bombers saturating the remaining fleet with a missile attack.  

 

On the Crimea peninsula, the Russian's willingness to burn their own city to the ground had some effect in slowing the advance.  But it would not be enough.  Mirroring storm trooper tactics innovated in the First World War, Pure Lands amphibious soldiers would break into small groups, using the cover of the city to deny the Russians the ability to concentrate fire on them directly, then launch surprise blitzing assaults against Russian forces, encircling them, and hugging Russian units, forcing the surviving missile forces not suppressed by the air assault to be willing to burn Russia's own mechanized units alongside the Pure Land forces.  

 

In the march to Volgograd, the Pure Lands, reactive armor lessened the effectiveness of the missile assaults, and overhead drones helped them target and engage many of the small units before they could turn tail and run, but the attacks had some effect, stopping a few units.  However, the main thrust continued, overtaking slower russian divisions or those suppressed int the air, capturing them until Pure Land infantry could overwhelm them.

 

EC-130s would serve to provide wide area jamming of communications, preventing Russian units from coordinating with one another.  Pure Lands helicopter borne gunships and infantry would be used as a hammer against the retreating russian forces, engaging in swarming tactics against one unit after another to enact maximum destruction.

 

Volgograd would then come under attack by first strike, SRBMs launched from just over the border 200 of these missiles would fly in with anti-ballistic missile radars under attack, there would be little chance for the Russians to see much less defend as they targeted the airport, rail lines and highways in, and the command and control centers around the city.

 

Complicating matters IRBMs would be used to attack much of the cities in the East, saturating Russia's missile defense network, with more IRBMs than Russia had missile to defend, using MIRVs of incindieries to light the East ablaze.  Svedorlosk itself would come under one of the most devastating attacks, with the employment of the latest and most advanced missiles, employing hypersonic glide to evade Russia's missile defenses entirely.

 

However, perhaps equally sinister was the employment of cyber campaigns.  These were not anti-Russian at all though, rather alongside missile attacks, were disinformation campaigns disguised to look like pro-russia propaganda from state mediea, encouraging Russians to come out into the streets from their homes and celebrate 'victories' an hour or so before the missile attacks began.  The Russian leaders would have less than 5 minutes warning to disperse crowds of Russians in the streets of all their major cities from behind caught in the middle of infernos.  Making matters worst of all, special targeting of both missiles and cyber campaigns were given towards Russia's top universities and research centers.  The aim clear, in one stroke, kill much of the Russian intelligent youth, that could be used to constitute an skilled officer corps, much less rebuild the country after war.  Therefore of course... Mascuria was ignored.

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While the Pure Lands Army was overwhelming the Russian troops in the North, the success did not allevate the situation at the homefront much. With the whole country having been transitioned to war economy already for years by now, living under a totalitarian state was everything but easy. Consumer goods were not deemed anywhere as important as arming up the nation and keeping the front supplied. But even without the misery that had come with the war, a broad coalition of citizens had their reservations, when it came to supporting the course the Middle East had taken.

 

Naturally, there was an opposition of liberals, those who had seen the terror of the Pure Lands from the very beginning. As supporters of democratic rule, tolerance, civil and human rights, rule of law and also to a good part anti-militarism, they had been at odds with Xerxes' policies and had systematically been removed from power. Facing the persecution by the state security and a propaganda campaign as being the fifth column within the great empire, most had the choice of emmigration, getting imprisoned, if not shot for their beliefs, or laying low, to avoid drawing the attention of those in power. Of course there also were some who took their own lives, as the situation seemed pretty grim, their future seemingly decided by a power that was neither benevolent, nor unwilling to sacrifice some small commoner for their political games. Still, underground activities by the liberal and the left were not unheard of, though they mostly involved the production of leaflets that were spread in the cover of the night and which tried to incide a more broad opposition.

 

On the other side, there were those who could not relate to the regime's new culture. Regional cultures, religious customs, old traditions were hardly considered at all, when the Pure Lands had started to mold the whole region into one empire. Denounced as "reactionary" and "against the rennovation of the nation", conservatives had it a bit easier to stay calm, however even among them, resentment towards the regime was nothing too uncommon. Especially among older and more religios folks, the anti-clerical and "sinful" practices of the regime had found some of its staunchest opponents.

 

A third pillar was formed by certain parts of the intellectual elite, which were rather sceptical of the regime's sense of realism. Altough the Pure Land's forces were occupying already great swaths of Russian territory on the Caucasus, the Russians were not yet defeated. And many who did not buy simplistic paroles feared (or partially hoped), that even great success on the part of the empire would just call Athens and/or Tianxia on the plan. These two countries, known to have crushed similar movements in the past would maybe still expect Russia to bear the cost of the war, but if Pure Lands won, would they still sid idly by? The country was virtually surrounded by the three Eurasian Empires, allowing hardly any doubt about the outcome of a war. Even with the ressources of the Pure Lands, Xerxes would hardly manage to hold out a war that would pit him against much of the rest of the world.

 

But even if the new war did mean possible destruction, to some, it also was an opportunity. With great numbers of forces guarding against external threats and fighting against the Russian Army, the Xerxes' most potent ressources were bound. The internal security of the state was by all means still impressive, but it was not omnipotent and it soon would find out the harsh way.

 

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Kermanshah province in Western Iran had for centuries already been settled by a strong Kurdish community as a part of the greater region that constituted Kurdistan. Having been a people mostly loyal to Iran in the past, their opposition towards Xerxes had not been particularly stronger than that of the average Iranian in the beginning. Most Kurds rather just stood by and watched events unfold, tending to their daily lives, in the hopes that the radical tendencies would subside after some time and make room for more realistic policies. Over time however, it became increasingly clear that the regime had been underestimated. Instead of moving away from the radical stances, the regime started to consolidate itself and put its plans into action. Soon, the first secret police officers started showing up, political commissars ensuring the political correctness of the population. The quasi-autonomy of the Kurds soon came to be seen as ineffective, compared to the idea of a centralised total state with total access to the potential of its subjects. Their nomadic lifestyle too was denounced as outdated and unbefitting a modern civilisation. What first was solely paroles became ever more pressuring, as suddenly there were active movements to assimilate the Kurds, through education, sedentarisation and most prominently, military conscription.

 

After the war with the Soviet Caucasians, it was a small circle around the Kurdish noble ahmed, of the Kalhor tribe, who started their activities. Using the relative remoteness of the Kurdistan region, Ahmad Kalhor, careful to avoid raising suspicians slowly had started to build a network of people in opposition to the regime. Initially mostly consisting out of Kurds, it soon also found a few Iranian supporters and out of the initially solely Kurdish movement grew a larger conspiration. Waiting for an almost inevitable war between the Pure Lands and its neighbours, they started to prepare for an uprising. While it needed a fair few years, the movement mostly went undetected, though their patience was tested thoroughly, until finally, Xerxes launched his attack against the Russian Empire. Now, the war was there. But while they hoped that the Pure Lands armed forces would quickly get eroded, fighting such a massive foe, this was hardly the case. A crushing defeat at the front, it seemed best suited as the moment to topple the regime. When the army was momentarily paralysed and the public shock of the defeat still lingered in the minds. When even the dumbest prole could feel that there was nothing but doom awaiting Xerxes' Empire in Russia. But again, their patience was tested, as the planned date got repeatedly postponed, in the hopes for a defeat at the frontlines. Until, at last, the inner circle decided to just risk it.

 

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It was Newroz, the beginning of the new Iranian year, which Ahmad and his companions had chosen. The celebration of the New Year had a special meaning to the Kurdish people. A meaning which they sought to utilise. In the night from the 21st to the 22nd, the rebellion would break loose, as Kurdish and Iranian started to raid the local police and secret police stations of Kermanshah. Though these servants of the regime normally kept the people at bay, by using their superior force, the rebels, armed with family rifles, daggers, swords, axes, bricks, stones and whatever else they could find would use surprise and their superior numbers, blocking the entrance of the local police posts, which they subsequently put on fire. The mob would call upon the surrounding civilians of the town to show solidarity, handing out leaflets, while a group of Kurdish tribesmen were vigilant to snipe every policeman that tried to escape through the windows with their old, but still reliable bolt-action rifles. And as the violent crowds swelled in size, seeing a chance to rid the country of the tyrant and also knowing that by now, repercussions would be imminent and indiscriminate anyway, Kermanshah soon was seized. These scenes would repeat themselves over much of Kurdistan, as more tribes joined the uprising, which gained momentum as mobs of disgruntled citizens stormed their village party centrals, imprisoning or outright lynching the representant of the state, dependent on discipline among themob and cruelty of the party. The garrison immediatly stationed in the region, who were mostly those deemed better off guarding the rear, consisting out of mostly conscripted, did little to curb the rebellion, some units even defecting, not wanting to fight their own countrymen. Those who did not would be besieged in their bases, groups of more skilled huntsmen and shepherds threatening to put a bullet into anyone who'd dare show their head outside the base.

 

As dawn arrived, some order returned in the area, as it seemed that the people had won, Xerxes' henchmen were for now no longer in control of the region. Still, however, this did not yet mean that much was won. The future was still not decided and as Ahmad delivered his speech, aimed at his immediate supporters, the people of the Pure Lands and the outside world at large, he knew that success would end the tyranny, but defeat would mean his head on a pole and that of a few thousand compatriots.

 

"People of the Pure Lands, of Russia and the World,

 

On this day, March 22nd, we, the free people of Kurdistan and Iran have risen up against the tyrant Xerxes and his minions. Our forces have seized control over Kermanshah and we are prepared to fight to our death, in defiance of this regime, which tries to crush our rights, traditions, values and consciousness. Know that our people shall no longer recognise the rule of the tyrant Xerxes, for he behaved in a way that is unbecoming of a ruler or even just a human being.

 

My name is Ahmad Kalhor, I was born a proud and free man of the Kalhor tribe. However, I lost both when the Pure Lands were established. As our freedom got gradually restricted, as we were degraded to mere dogs before Xerxes, as he shot our people and tried to destroy cultures that had developed over millenia, so would our pride vanish. Who can today claim to be proud Iranian, Arab, Kurd, Azeri, Turkmen or any other people who lived in these lands for centuries? How could we claim pride in the face of the fact that our sons are marching towards their death in Russia, in what is a clear violation of international law, that we are destroying the lives of millions, literally.

 

In the name of our people, in the name of all Iranians, I apologise to the people of Russia and the world for the atrocities that have been committed in the name of our nation, which we sadly are guilty of now and which we have to face due to the tyranny of a megalomaniac. We wish for peace and an end to suffering. However, there can be no lasting peace, as long as Xerxes remains, and for as long as he can wage a war of aggression against the Russian people unchecked. Thus, we would like to request the assistance of those who are upright and see the sad truth, that every day the tyrant remains, is one day more in which thousands of Russians, Arabs, Iranians and others die for the sick phantasies of a madman. Please do no longer look away, do not give the tyrant more time to crush his opponents relentlessly.

 

Fellow Iranians and other citizens of the Pure Lands. I ask of you, lend us your power. Xerxes came with promises of prosperity of glory. What he brought is ruin and shame. How can we bear this any longer? People of the Pure Lands, rise up. Show that you are not consenting to the crimes that are conducted in our name. Show that you are not consenting to the mass murdering of our brothers and sisters. Rise up, I say, join the liberation of this great country from its most despicable dictator. These days, we celebrate Newroz, where we remember how the people overthrew the tyrant that was Zahhak. I ask you, has the ancient strength of the Iranian people left us, that we dare not fight the modern-day Zahhak, that is Xerxes?

 

People of the Pure Lands, people of the world, please assist our cause, to crush the wicked regime that has brought such misery over all of us!"

 

As he finished, Ahmad would join some Kurdish tribesmen to the provisory command center outside the town. A bivouac in the woods, it was merely a group of close friends that could trust each other and who for now had taken on the command of the "troops". Given the pretty obvious target the town was, as well as the  numerical inferiority still, at maybe 30,000 armed people, the greater part of them rather dispersed into the surrounding hills, to warn the town in the event of approaching toops and to avoid getting bombed or shelled to death instantly.

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The Chinese invasion of Pure Lands gave the command of the 69th Field Army the invigoration it needed to begin its massive counter-offensive.  Mighty Russia would begin to push the fascist invaders out of the motherland once and for all.

 

Operation Hook:

From the city of Rostov-on-Don, so far largely untouched by the constant bombardment from the Caucuses, two divisions of soldiers surged south over the borders of Pure Lands near the cities of Staroshchererbinovskaya and Starominskaya, attacking any border troops they would find.  In front, Hind attack helicopters would engage any armor they found with their missiles and rockets, while trenches and artillery positions would fall prey to their cannons.  The tip of the spear would be the MHT-1 heavy tanks, armor thick enough for even 25mm autocannon rounds to simply ping off.  Barbed wire, men, and anything else unfortunate enough to get in their way would be crushed under their mighty treads, while enemy armor and defenses would be blown apart by rounds from their twin 130mm guns.  Soldiers armed with 9K38 MANPADS would be interspersed throughout the advancing movement as a buffer against enemy attack helicopters and low-flying attack aircraft.  As a symbolic gesture, the first soldier to cross the border would plant a Russian flag to signify this victory over the fascist bandits.  The larger air defense units would employ a two-tiered system, with radar operators and the missiles being separated by large distances.  Heavy radar vehicles would remain in Rostov-on-Don and continually scan the skies for enemy fighters or bombers.  If they found something of note, they would report it to the advancing troops, and only then would the SA-17 and S300 units be activated and launch their salvos.  This would protect the missile systems from enemy anti-radiation missiles that had proven so effective in this conflict.

 

Operation Khazar:

With the attack on Yekaterinburg, the corps that was destined for Volgograd was forced to congregate to the east of the city and then move on the ground around the wreckage.  It was then that 13th Army command issued a change in orders.  The soldiers were no longer to reinforce Volgograd, but were to take the fight over the border.  Rapidly, the 2nd Corps massed east of Yekaterinburg and began the march south.  The idea would be to not only spread out to make attacks from the air less devastating, but to also hug the Kazakh border, hoping that the Pure Lands would not attack the column for fear of unintentionally bombing the Chinese and bringing them into the war.  During the march, the ground was flat and open, allowing troops to move quickly, and it would be a matter of days until they reached their first rally point, the saline Lake Elton.  The line of troops grew longer continuously with each new train arrival.

 

While the soldiers moved south at a rapid pace, the airspace southward needed to be cleared.  Any functional airfield within 700 miles of the city of Astrakhan was pushed into service, forming the massive air armada.  In all, 30 squadrons of LaG-41 fighters, 5 squadrons of Su-35, 5 squadrons of LaG-22M bombers, 5 squadrons of Su-25, and 5 squadrons of LaG-21E electronic warfare aircraft were launched over the border.  The attack down to the city of Astrakhan would occur in two waves.  The first wave involved the fighters, bombers, and electronic warfare airplanes moving over the intended attack route.  Any military bases, artillery installations, and SAM sites visible would be bombed, but most bombs were reserved for air bases in the region, and especially clustered around Astrakhan.  Bombers were defended from ground fire by several steps taken to reduce radar detection from defending SAM batteries.  The radar-absorbent material on the skin of the aircraft gave it a signature roughly 1/6 that of a similar aircraft.  The jamming pods on the LaG-21E jets additionally blinded the SAM sites to the approaching aircraft.  The swarms of fighter jets around the bombers additionally protected them from any fighters that might be patrolling the region to attack the lumbering bombers.  After the bombers had attacked their targets, air command was counting on every SAM site being active to pick off the aircraft on the way back.  This was where the second wave came in.  The Su-25 attack jets, flying fast and low, were armed with anti-radiation missiles, and used these missiles and their cannons to attack any SAM site that they could find before returning home once their weapons were exhausted. 

 

Operation Dicer:

The disruption of routes through the mountains was paramount to slowing the movement of troops to the warfront.  To this aim, partisans would be employed to blast any infrastructure of value they could get their hands on.  Supply troops, dressed in civilian clothes, were dispatched with large amounts of HMX, a compound used by partisans in the Great Patriotic War.  Stable and non-toxic, the powder passes perfectly for regular flour, able to be cooked and eaten, should the situation call for it.  Using the cover of darkness and wilder regions of the border, dozens of these supply troops crossed with several kilograms of the powder each.  If they found troops trapped behind enemy lines, or loyal partisans, they were to form units and attack any roads, bridges, and railroads known to be used by enemy troops.

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The Chinese invasion of Pure Lands gave the command of the 69th Field Army the invigoration it needed to begin its massive counter-offensive.  Mighty Russia would begin to push the fascist invaders out of the motherland once and for all.

 

Operation Hook:

From the city of Rostov-on-Don, so far largely untouched by the constant bombardment from the Caucuses, two divisions of soldiers surged south over the borders of Pure Lands near the cities of Staroshchererbinovskaya and Starominskaya, attacking any border troops they would find.  In front, Hind attack helicopters would engage any armor they found with their missiles and rockets, while trenches and artillery positions would fall prey to their cannons.  The tip of the spear would be the MHT-1 heavy tanks, armor thick enough for even 25mm autocannon rounds to simply ping off.  Barbed wire, men, and anything else unfortunate enough to get in their way would be crushed under their mighty treads, while enemy armor and defenses would be blown apart by rounds from their twin 130mm guns.  Soldiers armed with 9K38 MANPADS would be interspersed throughout the advancing movement as a buffer against enemy attack helicopters and low-flying attack aircraft.  As a symbolic gesture, the first soldier to cross the border would plant a Russian flag to signify this victory over the fascist bandits.  The larger air defense units would employ a two-tiered system, with radar operators and the missiles being separated by large distances.  Heavy radar vehicles would remain in Rostov-on-Don and continually scan the skies for enemy fighters or bombers.  If they found something of note, they would report it to the advancing troops, and only then would the SA-17 and S300 units be activated and launch their salvos.  This would protect the missile systems from enemy anti-radiation missiles that had proven so effective in this conflict.

 

 

Operation Khazar:

With the attack on Yekaterinburg, the corps that was destined for Volgograd was forced to congregate to the east of the city and then move on the ground around the wreckage.  It was then that 13th Army command issued a change in orders.  The soldiers were no longer to reinforce Volgograd, but were to take the fight over the border.  Rapidly, the 2nd Corps massed east of Yekaterinburg and began the march south.  The idea would be to not only spread out to make attacks from the air less devastating, but to also hug the Kazakh border, hoping that the Pure Lands would not attack the column for fear of unintentionally bombing the Chinese and bringing them into the war.  During the march, the ground was flat and open, allowing troops to move quickly, and it would be a matter of days until they reached their first rally point, the saline Lake Elton.  The line of troops grew longer continuously with each new train arrival.

 

 

Operation Dicer:

The disruption of routes through the mountains was paramount to slowing the movement of troops to the warfront.  To this aim, partisans would be employed to blast any infrastructure of value they could get their hands on.  Supply troops, dressed in civilian clothes, were dispatched with large amounts of HMX, a compound used by partisans in the Great Patriotic War.  Stable and non-toxic, the powder passes perfectly for regular flour, able to be cooked and eaten, should the situation call for it.  Using the cover of darkness and wilder regions of the border, dozens of these supply troops crossed with several kilograms of the powder each.  If they found troops trapped behind enemy lines, or loyal partisans, they were to form units and attack any roads, bridges, and railroads known to be used by enemy troops.

 

 

Without disrupting the command and control systems of the Pure Land forces, the third Echelon would be diverted to engage and destroy the Mascurian attempts at a counter attack.  Hind Gunships would be engaged by anti-aicaft fire from ETC 30 mm cannons as well as manpads as they attempted to advance without air support.  Rear line artillery would get the call in to lay down suppressing anti armor fire, firing guided shell into the tank column advances.  Meanwhile Pure Lands combined arms of armor and mobile infantry would be employed to bypass the Russian heavy tanks, which mainly could only operate on roads, allowing them o penetrate in and then destroy vulnerable wheel bases with infantry while the tanks would engage from beyond visual range using anti-tank guided missile shells to penetrate from above rather from head on where armor remained weak.  The tank units would force the russian heavy armor up into choke points and then annihalate it with concentrated beyond visual range fire as other units moved passed heading for the city of Rostov on-Don.  The first tier of the attack on the city would be the employment of Russia's own tactics, fire bombing the city with tactical range ballistic missiles.  Another group of the missiles would be moved to engage the radar stations which were broadcasting their signals.  At the same time J-31 stealthy strike fighters would be used to locate any missile sites which launched to defend against the ballistic missiles, and immediately respond with a missile attack on that position. 

 

Electronic warfare aircraft would continue flying overhead jamming infantry locations, Su-25s would be used to pound Mascurian Infantry and rail lines to retreat back deeper into Russia hard, leaving he units to get enveloped as the Fourth Echelon began its move out of the Caucuses towards the Russian frontline.

 

he tactic to try and use the threat of Imperial intervention as a shield against bombardment did not work, mainly because the Imperial Horde had already crossed the border into Persia and entered to the surprise of much of the world community.  The Imperial surprise attack had come at a time bad time for the Mascurians, however the degree of its success had fortunately managed to destroy many of the precision strike launchers in Persia capable of disrupting the Mascurian March.  Unfortunately it was not completely alleviated.  SRBMs and land attack missiles from camouflaged positions were launched across the Caspian Sea aiming at destroying much of the infrastructure to bring the Mascurians rapidly into the fight, as well as engage and destroy many of the air fields used to launch air attacks against he Pure Lands from Russia.  Most devastatingly, Pure Lands employed its best radar/missile defense evading stand off missiles to target and destroy many of the AWAC and air borne refueling aircraft on the bases even as it detected the large Russian air armada heading towards its borders.

 

The combined air campaign did lead to response and much of the Pure Lands air force had been scrambled or destroyed particularly in the East to engage the Imperial onslaught, however, the units that remained operational were ready for the Mascurian zerg rush.  As stealthy aircraft attempted to totally blind the radars with brute force jamming they opened themselves up to radiation seeking missiles which swarmed in on them from SAM sites turning to combined IR guidance in terminal phase, leaving many of the aircraft under attacks they could not evade. (OOC:  AND THAT'S WHY YOU ALWAYS leave a note, also disrupt enemy communications.) Upon a successful kill or turning off the jammers to evade missiles, the rest of the air armadas would find themselves under attack by SAM sites firing off missile after missile using muliple means of guidance in order to maximize kill efficiencies.  Point defense SAMs on high priority areas would further augment the effectiveness of the Pure Lands Integrated Air Defense Systems.  

 

In the skies J-20s and Su-35s though outnumbered would engage the Mascurian Air Force in compliment with the SAM systems.  J-20s would in many cases use the networked combat system to direct ground batteries to fire based on its sensors, rather than engage with its own onboard missiles to engage ammunition while circling the area remaining hidden at super cruise.  Su-35s would fly low below radar using the J-20 and surface radars to give it a picture along with its ISRT systems, engaging groups of Su-25s and bombers with infrared seeking missiles to maximize the damage inflicted before retreating into bases in Iraq, now the only part fully intact.

The bombers however were not able to get all the air fields, leaving many squadrons of shorter range J-31s and Rafales to either be able to get in the air or were already in the air to engage and destroy the bomber groups and harass them as they left.  The swarms of fighters would be engaged by these smaller fighters, while two reserve regiments of Su-35s would be brought in employing long range kill missiles to both engage and destroy the Russian bomber forces as well as destroy whatever AWACs and mid-air refuelers the Russians had to get their fighters refueled and back to bases before crashing.

 

Finally with the Imperial Forces having disrupted the Strategic command and control, the perverse effect was to leave the battle field commanders in command of most of the stand off precision strike in the Caucuses.  With the Russian Theatre command still in tact, the moderate successes in bombing the Russians gained would soon be offset by massive missile attack  With he Russian radar network already heavily suppressed, missile defenses against the attack would be heavily degraded.  Most worrisome of all of this however was the employment of fifty ICBMs, flying on shallow courses, with the latest missile defense evasion and decoy capabilities.  The first five would employ multiple high powered microwave MIRVs detonating above the Mascurian Autonomous Region to fry all radars, civil defense communications, an emergency warnings.  The following 45 were sheer devastation, unleashing a overkill saturation VX gas attack against the entirety of the the Autonomous Regions core territory.

 

In response to partisan warfare, and the use of incindieries, large communities were forced into 'strategic hamlets' where Pure Lands soldiers would keep them in isolation, while they burned the crops, blaming it on the Russians using HMX to start the fires.  Huge swaths of Russian wheat and potato crops were gutted for use and sent back to the Pure Lands to feed the army and then destroyed.  Water sources other than those controlled by the military were infected with bacteria.  Animals were slaughtered and used for meat, setting off a famine and monopolizing food distribution for the military, forcing people to choose between resistance and Pure Lands camps in order to eat.

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***Civil/Police***

 
The cyber campaigns calling for citizens to go out onto the streets to celebrate met with mixed success across the Serene Republic. In the capital city Sygh-Varthys, the calls to celebrate were ignored by most citizens. After all, they concluded, neither the Federal nor the regional government had lifted the State of Emergency and being called upon to celebrate a victory in an ongoing war was extremely unusual. Once the false announcement was made, VNN News made an emergency announcement:
 
“The Prime Minister and the government of the SRV informs all citizens that the State of Emergency is still in place and any public gathering of four or more people is illegal. The government has not and will not ever call for celebrations during an ongoing conflict.”
 
Despite the announcement, 2,500 people (mostly students from the Sygh-Varthys University and various passersby) gathered in Revolution Square. The Police, who quickly tried to convince the people to leave, resorted to tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowd. As a result, there would be massive civilian casualties. There would be 500 military casualties and 21,652 civilians.
 
In the cities of Zhukovgrad, Omsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Angarsk, Chita, Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk. Smaller numbers of people gathered in public squares to celebrate the fake ‘victory’. When the first missile alerts were triggered, it became clear that the cities in the west would be the most heavily affected by the barrage of death from above. Missile defense systems in Novosibirsk, Omsk and Krasnoyarsk were quickly overwhelmed by the sheer force of the attack. When the dust settled, large areas of the center of the three cities were ablaze and the number of casualties surged to more than 2,900 soldiers and 16,620 civilians.
 
In the city of Zhukovgrad, the multiple layers of missile defense systems quickly engaged the incoming barrage of incendiary missiles. Missile defense systems inside the city worked in tandem with S-400 and Patriot missile batteries miles away to shoot down 67% of the incoming missiles. The remaining missiles struck their targets with devastating results, causing 5864 military casualties and 10988 civilian casualties. The combination of the distance from the frontline, and the additional time afforded to security forces, the cities of Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude and Chita managed to evacuate significant numbers of civilians from the central areas of the cities to the outskirts. The advance warning resulted in only 1,900 military casualties and 5,824 civilian casualties.
 
In the aftermath of the attacks, the Sygh-Varthys and Zhukovgrad metro systems would be shut down and civilians who had survived the onslaught were ordered to move into the shelters underneath the metros. In order to not cause excessive panic, the government would also begin evacuating some students and young children to the Far East.
 
 
***East Ingushetia Autonomous Community***
 
After working almost non-stop, the gap in the railway line was repaired enough to allow trains from Marscurian Siberia to move through freely. The logistical attacks by enemy Tu-160s would succeed in destroying the main road between Novosibirsk and Omsk. The road between Krasnoyarsk and Novsibirsk would be moderately damaged through usable for single lane traffic.
 
The attacks would slow further deployments to the west significantly, but the flow of troops, supplies and materiel would continue.
 
 
***Naval***
 
The two naval task forces continued to travel towards Russian East Africa. With Tianxian permission, the second task force would pass through the Straits of Malacca and headed due west. Half a day behind the second task force would be a set of three supply ships also bound for East Africa.
 
 
***Ground***
 
The Vaulian forces stationed in Samara would be ordered to move to the south-west towards Saratov and then south to the frontlines to engage the enemy. The 19,000 soldiers would break into Battalion and Brigade sized units (300 & 900 soldiers). Approximately half of the brigades would focus their efforts on using 9M133 Kornet anti-tank missiles to target advancing enemy tanks and 9K32 Strela-2 anti-aircraft systems to target enemy aircraft.
 
The forces deployed to Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod would also be on the move towards the south. The 40,000 troops deployed to Moscow would begin moving towards Voronezh en route to Volgograd, while the 40,000 troops and 1,000 T-90 tanks deployed to Nizhny Novgorod would move towards Tambov and Penza en route to Saratov and the front line in Volgograd. To protect the advancing units, the 15 F-22s and 5 Su-37s based in Moscow would be used to provide air cover.
 
 
***Air***
 
To provide additional air cover to the advancing units, the government would transfer 6 squadrons of F-22s to Moscow. Immediately upon arrival, the aircraft would be refueled and deployed to engage enemy aircraft that would attempt to attack the advancing units of troops.
 
 
***Additional Deployments***
 
In order to provide even more manpower at the front, the government ordered the deployment of 260,000 troops to various locations. The damage to the road and rail network would significantly slow the pace of the new deployments, but they would continue nonetheless.
 
Moscow: 1 Corp (20,000)
Kazan: 1 Corp and 500 T-90s
Tolyatti: 1 Corp and 500 T-90s
Sanara: 2 Corps and 1000 T-90s
Nizhny Novgorod: 2 Corps and 400 TOS-1 MRLS systems
Ufa: 1 Corp and 100 BM-30 Smerch MRLS systems
Chelyabinsk: 2 Corps and 10 2S3 Akatsiya artillery systems
Yekaterinburg: 2 Corps and 10 2S3 Akatsiya artillery systems

 

OOC: I'll try to combine my response to the parts of Triyun's previous post that impact me and my response to his response to this post in my next post.

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