A simple 10 mission campaign for the AJ-37 (only uses 1980's armament for the Viggen). Unit counts are low to keep the game slick and because I am lazy :-) It's not a tutorial so you will need to be familiar with delivery of RB4, Bombs,ARAK,RB75, and gunpods in various modes. Combined Arms also required (bonus AAA mission included)
“It remains astounding to me, after all the tumultuous events of the last decade, that the most unlikely of events can trigger earthquakes in the history of the world”.
Shelby Foote, speaking at the opening of the restored congressional building, New Washington, 1997.
The People’s Republic of Lapland, nestled between Swedonia and Russia, has always been a contested territory. From the 1600’s onward it frequently changed hands during the power games of Europe, finally achieving independence in the post world war one settlement.
Balking at the Swedonian retreat into strict neutrality, Lapland sought protection from the growing power of the Soviet Union, first from the British, and then from the resurgent Germany. This of course, proved to be somewhat of a strategic error.
Occupied by Soviet Forces after the war, Lapland was set up as a puppet socialist state in the usual manner. However, the socialist government was perpetually weak, and constantly undermined by a resurgent Swedonia, whose ethnic ties to Lapland were strong.
In 1980, emulating the formation of Solidarity in Poland, Laplandic activists formed independent trade unions. Initially tolerated by the government, there have been increasing crackdowns and repression, leading to condemnation by the Swedonian government. The Swedonian populace have been vocal in their condemnation for the Laplandic government, and a “free Lapland” movement has become politically powerful, and become a cause celebre for high profile Swedonians.
There are no higher profile Swedonians than the international super group BABBA, whose advocacy for Laplandic freedom includes protest songs such as “Reindeer Cages” and “Mannerheim”.
On the 31st of October 1982, BABBA gives a concert on the banks of the Dzvari river. Thousands of Laplandic youth gather on the far bank, only to be brutally assaulted by Lap police. Shots are fired into the crowd. Riots break out across Lapland. In many places, the Police and Army refuse to supress the riots. Rumours of Soviet intervention run rife. The Swedonian Prime Minster states “Under no circumstances will Swedonia accept the deployment of Soviet forces into Lapland”.
The BABBA war is about to begin…