Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam assault the Jaffna peninsula with artillery, maine and ground forces.
Albanian insurgents of the National Liberation Army battle for Tetovo.
The conflict is sporadic lasting several months with pauses in the conflict. As such, the game play should be seen as more abstract. For example, there are ceasfires, and days with only sporadic shooting. To model this, it might be adviced that players move between 1-3 units each per term, agreed before, meaning that the actions, small as they are, reflect the slow scale of activity.
Also, many of the finer details of the conflict, such as several events outside of the side and to the north etc are not encompassed.
The German NATO units should only really be used to maintain order within Tetovo itself, ie the dense urban hexes and the immediate light urban hexes around.
Indian and Pakistan forces race to take control of the Siachen Glacier.
The battle is significant for being the highest altitude battle on record. The Siachen Glacier is 21,000 feet up (6,400m).
Following on from the Karachi Agreement of July 1949, control of the Siachen Glacier was not explicitly detailed. The line of control ended at Point NJ9842.
Pakistan stated that the agreement inferred that control continued up along to the Karakorum pass, however, India said that it extended up to the Saltoro Ridge.
In 1984, both sides contested ownership of the glacier which offered access to the strategic Karakorum range and pass.
In 1984, Pakistan gave permission for a team of Japanese mountaineers to climb Rimo I which in the Indian Government interpreted as intent by Pakistan to reinforce their claim to the area.
In preparation for the assault, the Indian Army sent their troops off to Antarctica in 1982 to prepare for operations in extreme cold. In preparation, they also approached a London based firm of outfitters for the supply of mountaineering gear.
When the Pakistan Government heard that India had sent troops to Antarctica, they started to prepare their own operation, however, the approached the same London outfitters firm for their high-altitude clothing and the firm informed India that they had done so.
As such, the Indian army accelerated their program. They airlifted their units near to the range but walked the rest of the distance so as not to alert the Pakistanis.
As such, the Indians were able to secure all the major passes, including Sia La, Biladond La and Gyong La. By the time the Pakistanis arrived, they were able only to take some strategic terrain in the Saltoro Range.
Casualties were reported on both sides, although it is not clear how much was from conflict and how much was due to the cold.
The battle was controversial because it was not thought that the land was of any strategic relevance.
Both sides have since established permanent military bases across the Saltoro Ridge and the Siachen Glacier.
Democratic Army of Greece launch an attack to take Konitsa to use as their seat of government but fail.
They managed to take Bourazani Bridge to stop the Hellenic Army from reinforcing, but theystill managed to reinforce via the sthern route.
Democratic Army of Greece also fail to take Prophet Ilias which was seen as a strategic objective.
The Democratic Army of Greece thouth that the town people of Konitsa would rise up and join them but instead they sided with the Hellenic Army. The Hellenic Army had been fortifying the towns and bringing the inhabitants from the surrounding villages into them.
Whilst the Ethiopian Governemnt attempt to recapture Afabet, the Tigre Peoples Liberation Front attack key locations in the Tigre province, leaving the Ethiopian Governemnt with little more than their Mekele stronghold.
Rebels claimed they took Ambalage, Maychew and Korem.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other insurgents take Fallujah from the Iraqi Army.
This marks the start of the Iraq Civil War. The Iraq Army moved to take down a Sunni protest camp. Once they did that, Al-Qaeda insurgents rose up and attacked the city. Much of the army ran off and the insurgents attacked the police and the police stations.
Al-Qaeda also releases 100 prisoners.
Sunni Tribesmen then moved to prevent later Iraq Army units from approaching the city.
Free Iraqi Army units were also involved.
Lashkar tribal militia supported by Pakistan cross the border into Kashmir shortly after Pakistans independence to secure the princely state taking Muzzaferabad, Tithwail, Keran, Domel, Uri, Punch, Kolti, Rajauri, Jhagner and Chamb.
This is the first operation in the war.
China moves south from the thag La Ridge across the Namka Chu River against Indian forces towards the McMahon Line.
India had less than one understrength battalion which was defending the Namka Chu River at its five main bridges. The Chinese had about three Regiments.
However, the Namka Chu River was low and the Chinese forces crossed elsewhere and was able to out maneouvre the Indians, who, finding that they could not counterattack, fell back across the McMahon Line
Taliban attack Maimana and the Faryab region.
African revolutionaries take over Zanzibar.
They start off by capturing the police station in Zanzibar Town.
Later they fight the rural Arabs who were known as the Manga.
They also then start killing all the Arabs. In particular they would chop of the testicals and penises of the men and shove them in their mouths as well as decapitate other men.
They also raped the Arab woman. At the time the word genocide was know as widely used but it was later noted that the events were plain and simply genocide.
The leader of the revolution, John Okello, was a Christian and believed that the bible could teach him anything. He told his followers to kill as many Arabs as possible, with the maximum of brutality.
SWAPO forces carry out a rocket attack on East Caprivi. Intelligence indicated that they might have targetted East Caprivi, Wenela or Mapacha.
SADF formed Alpha and Bravo forces to counter the attack.
However, it is not until sometime after that they cross the border and chase the SWAPO units who mainly escape.
Then, two days later, they carry out raids on Imusho and Cinzenbela as well as other undisclosed locations but meet no resistance.
Essentially to play this it is suggested that the SADF player allow the SWAPO player three rounds of attack on whatever target they choose. The SADF can then cross the border to engage but the SWAPO forces are considered off board once on the map edge.
Then once having gone back across the border and remained stationary for two turned the SADF can then attack Imusho and Cinzenbela.
Turkish Army capture Karakinli and AliBazan near Meydanki Dam.
They also take Shamanli, Bafliyun and the Baflioun Mountain.
The assault then moves on towards Sheranli, Qatma and the NDF headquarters in Kafrjannah, as well as other locations en-route.
Rumours that ISIS are preparing to launch major offensive against Samarra.
A similar threat was made before Mosul was captured and the Iraqi Government ignored it. The threat was brought up in Parliament, as it was with Mosul but it is thought that the government will reacte and send troops.
However, in this scenario the timescale is more at question. ISIS build up at the rate of 1 unit a turn, but the Iraq forces arrive at turn 8, so the ISIS player has to guage at what point, if at all, they attack Samarra.
United states advance on Karbala.
Airmobile units (US 502nd Infantry) land 1 battalion each at LZ Finch, LZ Sparrow and LZ Robin.
23 March to 6 April 2003.