Col. McMissile's Warzones: The #3 hit show on KMC is BACK!!!

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What Mirthanese Conflict would you like to see next?

Mirthanese Civil War 1960-63
1
13%
Northern Invasion 1984-86
0
No votes
The Three-Day War 2014
1
13%
The Grun Island Uprising 2014
1
13%
The Blood War 2014-2017/present
5
63%
 
Total votes : 8

Col. McMissile's Warzones: The #3 hit show on KMC is BACK!!!

Postby militaryfreak » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:22 am

***Transcript from South Mirthanese network MKC hit show Col. McMissile’s Warzones***
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Hallo! Und guten Tag, der Führer begrüßt dich! ~click~ Hello! And good day, the leader salutes you! Welcome boys and girls, Men and Women, to Colonel McMissiles Warzones! Here we hit our Season 4 Finale and on behalf of the network I would just like to say thank you for being loyal viewers. You’ve been asking for it for quite a long time, and now after 4 seasons, it’s our turn to deliver.

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Our season 4 finale, will be taking place in the North Pacific…

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Todays Scenario: North Mirthan vs. South Mirthan! Full scale war!
What would happen if North and South Mirthan went to war in full on conquest type manner? Nukes, allies, politics and morale are not modeled. The North and South have battled in the past, but mostly in small tactical wars that were brought to an end before widespread escalation due to foreign interference. So what would happen if there was no intervention? For this scenario we’ll assume a fight to the death, no hopes of peace, war will end when one side has been conquered. In the past, outcomes of such wars between North and South have depended on either complete initial surprise (1984 Conflict, Narische Invasion) or overwhelming numbers (1999 Conflict, Rattack War, Reclamation War). For this scenario we’ll assume only a few weeks of buildup before simultaneous declaration of war.

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First to come would be cruise missile strikes against both bases and infrastructure. North Mirthan has more cruise missiles and their firing platforms. Some Southern missiles do have longer reach though.

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Primary targets for both sides would be the bases along the border. North Mirthan may opt to strike Polis being close to the border, and would also have extra missiles to spend on striking bridges, rail stations and other key infrastructure. North Mirthan would have more targets to hit, but with large missile inventory, it would not be a problem.

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In the Air, the South is more numerous, however the North features more multi-role planes armed with slightly more modern weapons. However due to sheer size of Southern Air Force, Northern planes would quickly find themselves more outnumbered the further south they fly. North Mirthan would choose to use its planes defensively along the border, forcing the South to waste part of its fighter fleet as escorts.

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Northern air defenses consist of a mix of short, medium, and long range SAMs, allowing them to create a layered network for their enemy to penetrate. South Mirthanese SEAD and Jammer aircraft may be able to punch some holes in the AA umbrella, but there aren’t many of them. South Mirthan lacks medium range SAMs, forcing them to yet against split their fighter fleet to play defense.

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In combat, South Mirthanese Vampyrs would dance circles around Northern Hornets. Against Terminators, Hornets would find themselves on roughly equal terms. North Mirthanese AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles are a bit better than South Mirthanese Rapier-3 missiles, the North may be able to hold their own in some battles and likely enjoy a favorable kill-loss ratio overall. After a year or so, most of North Mirthanese air force would be attrited to small number of planes. The south may end up losing up to half of its initial air combat fleet.

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On the ground, both sides are more even. With similar numbers of tanks, vehicles, and troops. Greater portion of South Mirthanese army is concentrated at the border, giving the South local numerical superiority. Both sides army equipment is very modern and available in large numbers. Neither side lacks any real capability the other may have. South Mirthanese vehicles carry larger caliber weaponry, but North Mirthanese vehicles tend to be more heavily armored.

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The South Mirthanese standing army is bigger than the Norths. Both sides would most definitely be mobilizing reserve personnel very soon after the war starts. The North maintains a sizeable national guard which trains several days a year. Northern paramilitary force is roughly equal to South Mirthans. While they’d be of little use in offensive operations, in urban defensive setting they may prove much more useful. South Mirthans National Guard is quite small, and limited to internal peacekeeping and disaster relief operations. There is a sizable reserve from which recruits can be conscripted very quickly. South also has compulsory gun ownership for able-bodied citizens and government programs to organize militias quickly. But on the offensive, such units would be useless, and little more than cannon fodder.

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Another key factor is front length. On a global scale, it is fairly short. And with high military concentrated at the border, both sides would be able to man the entire front. North Mirthanese bases are further away from the front due to their rapid advance in the year 2014, putting frontline forces in a delicate position.

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On the ground, the numerically superior South would begin the offensive likely following by a mass artillery barrage. The South has more artillery guns, and have a sizable inventory of smart artillery shells. However all systems are towed pieces, while the North uses self-propelled systems, allowing them to quickly move their batteries to avoid attacks.

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Here the North may choose to stand and fight, though suppressed by artillery and Southern airstrikes, they would ultimately falter. More likely the North would retreat to their bases and trade territory for time. The city of Markuslandung is a very large, very dense city with a sizeable garrison. The South would be able to take the city, but in such heavy urban environment, they may take many times more casualties in a battle for the city. The Stretch of land between Hundtland and Korban would become a steel wall bristling with Northern guns. The desert would cut both ways, Mirthanese forces would find themselves in the same position the North Mirthanese faced earlier, being far from bases they would be stressed for supplies while simultaneously facing an entrenched enemy.

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With such a short front, flanking maneuvers would be near impossible. The South would methodically chip away at Northern defenses. Any form of breakthrough would be limited at best, and quick mobilized Northern reinforcements would quickly descend on areas where South Mirthanese have managed to break through. Both countries have large stockpiles of cold war weaponry, and would likely be dusting off and mobilizing this equipment as quickly as possible. Here the North has an edge, in both numbers and quality. The North’s US-built cold war arsenal proved itself superior to South Mirthanese Russian equipment, in particular the tanks. While Northern M60’s and M48’s will stand little to no chance against Southern main battle tanks, they may prove effective in supporting role. However, for both countries, such fleets are old and rotting away in storage, so it’s questionable just how much of it could actually be pressed into service.

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At sea, open naval war would be a disaster for North Mirthan. Its fleet is smaller and fairly old. Their submarines seldom sail out due to their age and mechanical issues. Many weapon systems are past their certification date. Rather the North Mirthanese navy would stick to the coasts, and harass South Mirthanese ships with aid from its land-based coastal defense batteries. Assuming their weapons systems are working as advertised, they may be able to prevent some attacks. They may also manage to sink a few enemy ships.

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The North also lacks a proper Marine Corps. It relies on 3 brigades of Naval security forces trained in amphibious assaults, and 2 Army light infantry divisions with amphibious vehicle support for the naval infantry role. North Mirthan also decommissioned its landing assault ship in 2015, and relies on 12 ferry-sized light transports to hop to islands off the coast. Both army divisions are also trained for air-assault, and could reinforce the islands quickly from the air. The east coast with its many islands would see the most fighting. The South Mirthanese ships would be able to sail in with few losses and set up naval superiority. From here they have 2 Landing ships from which to deploy Marines. North Mirthan will have to be selective with which islands it defends due to poor marine strength. Assuming they even get to the islands in time, army and naval security forces without heavy weapons would be no match for South Mirthanese marines disembarking in very large numbers. Within a year, South Mirthan may control Vintergarten Island and Verusa Island. As well as much of the eastern barrier islands.

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Another aspect is intelligence. South Mirthan maintains 4 Optical imaging and ELINT satellites, as well as a sizeable drone fleet. North Mirthan only has a few dozen recon pods for its F18s, and some tiny tactical UAVs

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Using its better situational awareness, South Mirthan could track Northern troop movements and plan accordingly. In conjuction with airstrikes on key targets South Mirthan, after a period of grinding down defenses, would be able to start gaining ground. The advance would slow as to not risk already high casualties becoming higher due to lack of supply. The Keiji and Rocky Rivers further complicate things by forcing the south to move through the center, allowing Northern troops to harass enemies from the other side. South Mirthan could counter with its own artillery and airstrikes, however situation just isn’t in their favor and losses would be inevitable. Over time, aerial search and destroy missions would be able to put a stop to most of incoming fire.

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After weeks of slow advance, the North would be pushed back to major urban areas of Yamasaki, Adlerfelsen, and the Capital of Drywells. It is here the war will get a lot bloodier very fast. Heavily urbanized areas are ideal for North to defend. The South could try to encircle the cities and defeat them through lengthy siege. However to accomplish this would require crossing the Keiji and Rocky Rivers. Bridges would all be blown up. And the rivers are too wide for floating bridges built be army engineers to be constructed quickly. If the South chooses the siege option, only hope would be to cross further down the river away from the cities and take heavy losses associated with a river crossing. Once across they would have to fight their way to build bridges and take control. Such an operation would be very costly, and even once across, the bridges would create a supply bottleneck prompting further losses. For such an operation to succeed would take months, but would likely be quicker option than alternative. The other option for the South would be to lean on its industry and greater population pool and continually push through the meat grinder to take the cities. In both scenarios, the North would still be pouring thousands of new troops into the defense of the cities. Civilian losses associated with both siege option, and urban warfare option would be truly horrific.
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The longer the war rages, would only further accentuate Southern population and industrial capacity. In the end the South would win out and take the cities no matter which option they pick. As each city falls, new routes will be opened up for the South to effectively cross the river. Once the capital falls, the strain of the war may ease some. The Northern government will continue to direct the war from the city of Brandenburg further north.

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Losses would likely be in the hundreds of thousands Southern casualties will eclipse Northern casualties by a significant margin. Loss of the 3 major cities would be a heavy blow to North Mirthan and the South would continue to advance. The war would ultimately end in Northern defeat however the South would still be pushing into a country with enough strategic depth to continually push back. Perhaps even pull of a few successful counterattacks.

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Final Verdict: South Mirthanese Victory!
But question is, what sort of cost would South Mirthanese be prepared to pay for such a costly victory?

"My apologies for deviating from the poll, but im currently out of town, so decided to whip this up real quick on computer. Poll is attached in case you missed it.
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Re: Col. McMissile's Warzones: The #3 hit show on KMC is BAC

Postby Kastrenzo » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:59 am

I see someone's been watching the frog sock puppet.

I don't watch that channel anymore,  wastes too much time making vids on scenarios that have obvious outcomes.  Not all that interesting

Edit: Aw shit,  you have right in fine print in the first picture,  now I don't feel clever for pointing out that I recognize what you were spoofing.
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