2011 Invasion of Narische

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2011 Invasion of Narische

Postby militaryfreak » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:30 pm

East of the Mirthanese, Narische is the second largest of the Mirthanese islands. offcially ceded over to South Mirthan following the 1960's civil war, Narische was largely an unimportant part of the country, relying on tourism and a few offshore oil deposits as its economy. Until in 2009, vast deposites of Tungsten, Iron, and Bauxite was discovered along much of the Western half. The island boasted a very large Muslim population, descendents of pioneers from Indonesia.
ImageMirthan Pre Narische Conflict by Jack Nelson, on Flickr

October 3rd, 2010
ImageOctober 3rd, 2010 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Prime Minister of South Mirthan, Hansel Braun meets with General Friedhelm Daisuke of the North Mirthanese Air Force. Daisuke was also the leader of opposition to the Northern governement. Daisuke favored normalizing relations with the South. On December 9th 2010, Daisuke was assassinated by Northern Nationalists. With Daisuke and his majority popularity gone, the North moved itself into a much more expansionist stance.

June 6th, 2011.
ImageJune 6th, 2011. by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Here we can see South Mirthanese muslim troops in prayer during a break in live-fire excersizes.

With hopes of peace now gone. South Mirthan improved defenses all across the border. However Narische was largely overlooked. Narische relied on Naval forces from the cities of Atlas and East City to form its main defense. leaving an almost token garrison to protect the island. and with the newly discovered mineral resources, Narische was prize ready to be taken.

July 4th, 2011
ImageJuly 4th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
A SAM system aboard SMS Ziegler fires a missile at Northern aircraft.

On July 4th, a naval taskforce from North Mirthan sets sail and engages South Mirthanese ships around Narische

July 5th, 2011.
ImageJuly 5th, 2011. by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
The initial bombardments let up around 3 am the next day. The South suffered 3 ships sunk, and 69 damaged.

A sailor drops a floatation device to a North Mirthanese pilot who had been shot down. Marines stand ready to take him prisoner.

July 11th, 2011.
ImageJuly 11th, 2011. by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Northern naval forces sail around to the east side of Narische, to avoid the major Naval bases in Atlas and East City. Carrier strike groups begin hitting military positions in Landers and Schutenhelm. skirmishes erupt on the border of the mainland, but no major actions are taken.

Firecrews tend to the wreckage of a J-17 Terminator at Hiedrich Airbase

July 13th, 2011
ImageJuly 13th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Comfortable that Southern Naval forces are occupied in the western sea, Northern Marine landing ships soon begin amassing amidst the fleets in the east.

South Mirthanese naval personell prep a DOS-5 Hunter (a carrier variant of the DO-4 Falken) with long range anti-ship missiles. aboad SMS Defiant

July 15th, 2011
ImageJuly15th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr'
HMS Endurance lived up to its name after suffering massive battle damage and still remaining afloat. Captain Ernst Freidman lives on as one of the most courageously stubborn men in Naval military history.

July 17th 2011
ImageJuly 17th 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Crewmen of the missile boat SMS-132 recieve the order to withdraw from the battle space.

After 14 days of naval warfare, the Admiral Winter finally gave the order for ships to pull back. the Southern navy pulled back into the Sea of Dragons between Mirthan and Narische. losses totaled to 9 ships sunk, 21 damaged.

July 23, 2011
ImageJuly 23, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Civilian areas in Schutenhelm and Landers were evacuated quickly following Northern airstrikes. Northern Marines landed on the once crowded tourist beaches and swiftly took the cities.

August 3rd 2011
ImageAugust 3rd 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Northern troops ripped across the sparsely populated desertscrub terrain and took most of the southern half and most of the Northeast. Southern troops are finally assembled and form a defensive line around New Berlin and Crestin.

August 4th. 2011
ImageAugust 4th. 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
The Southern forces were outnumbered and outmatched. the retreated from most of the villages that dotted the landscape. they did however leave generous amounts of weapons and ammo to the civilian population as well as minefields along major roads.

August 10th 2011
ImageAugust 10th 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Northern troops breach defenses around New Berlin, the Islands largest city. The event occured during Ramadan, a major Muslim holiday of fasting, most residents were observing the holiday and were not listening to radio or TV. South Mirthan had to drive around with megaphones, calling every active reservist on the island into action.

August 14th, 2011
ImageAugust 14th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
South Mirthan still retained control of the sea between islands, With the port at New Berlin damaged, South Mirthanese marine reinforcement landed along the western coast near the Crestin perimeter. Northern air superiority was a constant concern, hence the Samurai-Naginata anti-aircraft system positioned in combat stance.

August 15th 2011
ImageAugust 15th 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Northern forces arrive at villages along the outskirts of New Berlin,

A Northern Tank commander is seen asking local residents for directions.

August 17th 2011
ImageAugust 17th 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Southern soldiers transiton from the cover of a Champion 2 tank to a nearby building.

August 20th 2011
ImageAugust 20th 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
A North Mirthanese machinegun crew takes up position in a second story of an office building.

August 22nd, 2011
ImageAugust 22nd, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
North Mirthanese troops use one of their disabled tanks for cover amidst the fierce fighting that took place along Market Street.

August 25th, 2011
ImageAugust 25th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Narisches state capitol building falls to Northern forces.still being pushed back, South Mirthanese General Adolf Elric orders the evacuation of New Berlin and forces fall back to the Crestin Perimeter.

September 3rd, 2011
ImageSeptember 3rd, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
The occupation was far from easy. they Souths Compulsory gun ownership and military service left a well armed and trained populace. North Mirthanese infantrymen hold a woman and her child at gunpoint after her Husband and her brother opened fire on Northern troops. both her husband and brother died in the gunfight. this photo became a major symbol amidst international parties against the war.

September 5th 2011
ImageSeptember 5th 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
with Crestin as a focal point, Northern forces position themselves a full 360 degrees arounf the defensive position. Southern troops were bolstered by civilian militias as General Adolf Elric raced to harden the position.

September 6th 2011
ImageSeptember 6th 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
A Katana gunship Helicopter is prepped for battle at a forward operating base outside of Crestin. The city had been a major military center, and contained large stockpiles of fuel and munitions

September 7th, 2011
ImageSeptember 7th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Conscription wasnt the only way the South raised forces. given the importance of Narische to the country's Muslim population, the government launched a series of ad campaigns encouraging muslim citizens to join and fight. the campaing became known as "Freir Mann Jihad" (Free Men's Duty)

Marine recruiter return from lunch to see a long line of young men and women looking to enlist.

September 9th. 2011
ImageSeptember 9th. 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
The South Mirthanese Army 10th Cavalry division lands fresh troops along the Crestin perimeter to bolster forces and gather inteligence. A naval marine force prepares to land as well. the Crestin forces and marines plan to pinch the Northern perimeter and break through.

September 10th, 2011
ImageSeptember 10th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
North Mirthanese forces have pushed all the way to Crestin's outskirts in some areas. but not without losses. an Anti-tank team races past a burning humvee to get a better vantage point.

September 11th, 2011
ImageSeptember 11th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
several pockets of Southern forces soon find themselves trapped behind enemy lines.

two tankers inspect a destroyed North Mirthanese M1 Abrams, hoping to siphon enough fuel to make it back to the city.

September 13th, 2011
ImageSeptember 13th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
The Southern reinforcments land, and preparations for an air strike offensive are underway.

using a city street as a runway, South Mirthanese Air Force Shinobi Signalling battalion prepares to launch a Kriegmesser drone to gather intelligence on Northern positions.

September 15th, 2011
ImageSeptember 15th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
"Es ist ein goldener Schild! Diese Flugzeuge sind auf unserer Seite!" South Mirthanese soldiers rejoice as friendly aircraft appear ovehead, identified by the Gold Sheild insignia.

September 18th, 2011
ImageSeptember 18th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
The air strikes whittle away Northern defenses on the western lines, and the reinforcements begin their advance again.

Northern troops dive for cover as a Abrams deploys smoke, after seeing a team of DO-4 Falken aircraft approaching

September 20th, 2011.
ImageSeptember 20th, 2011. by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Following the airstrikes, the Marine reinforcements and Adolf Elrics forces began attacking the western part of the Northern Perimeter.

A Champion 2 fires its main gun during an engagement outside Crestin.

September 22nd, 2011
ImageSeptember 22nd, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
A marine cavalry scout finally spots Adolf Elrics besieged forces from atop his Samurai Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

September 30th, 2011
ImageSeptember 30th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
After 8 days of fighting, the marines break through and provide reilief to the besieged forces. in Crestin, it was unfortunately not enough, and rather than fight, Leadership decided to use the gap to withdraw the troops back to the landing zones.

October 3rd, 2011
ImageOctober 3rd, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
South Mirthanese forces are now in the process of withdrawing from Narische. Many isolated pockets were forced to surrender or integrate with the civilian population.

Northern troops inspect a pile of discarded South Mirthanese uniforms and equipment. many troops ditched their military attire and integrated into civilian life. many of these men were labeled as missing until 2015.

October 5th, 2011
ImageOctober 5th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
Crestin surrenders to the Northern forces. over 1200 South Mirthanese troops were taken prisoner. these prisoners were released through out the next few months

October 7th, 2011
ImageOctober 7th, 2011 by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
The last settlement on Narische is finally abandoned. swarms of military personell and refugees are loaded onto the ships off shore.

Air Force Airmen strip the on-board equipment from a Longsword Helicopter. given the sheer size of the airlift, and limited space on ship decks, helicopter crews would offload their passengers and ditch the choppers into the ocean to make space for more helicopters. meanwhile, sailors and marines try to keep some semblance of order amid the chaotic mess of refugees on the ships deck.

Mirthan Post Narische Conflict
ImageMirthan Post Narische Conflict by Jack Nelson, on Flickr
After ceasefire was officially negotiated, Narische was annexed by North Mirthan and became a major threat to the South Mirthans east coast. The vast mineral reserves proved only slightly useful, as trained southern loyalists began an insurgency that would last until the islands liberation in a second conflict the next year.
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Re: 2011 Invasion of Narische

Postby Omega Prime » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:13 pm

Bravo! great as usual.  :tiger: Now I'm just waiting for the second conflict that was mentioned in the end.
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Re: 2011 Invasion of Narische

Postby Steel_Valkyrie » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:45 pm

Bravo! Your stories just keep getting better and better.
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Re: 2011 Invasion of Narische

Postby TastySkippy123 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:53 pm

This is so good! Looking forward to the next one!
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