As staccato shafts of burning light flashed by the canopy, Lieutenant Scott Rivers, call sign 'Ford', squeezed the release button. He felt the expected "kick in the pants" as the Hornet surged when a ton of self-guiding ordinance dropped away intent on finding its mark. Below, seconds later, there was a massive shock wave as the area where the I.R.G.C. meeting was being held, exploded into ‘Hell on earth’ lighting up the entire City.
As the two Hornets disappeared into the dark Bandar Abbas night, chased by the flailing neon arms of the triple A they both new they had just changed the face of the conflict. For once things were going their way. With the Iranian IRGC command including 'Asad' now gone and the USS Truman relief fleet just a day away, 'Matrix' could taste that well deserved R&R. What could possibly go wrong?
This campaign follows on from Ford and Matrix's exploits in the Straits of Hormuz on board the USS Abraham Lincoln in the "Rise of the Persian Lion Campaign."
The campaign ethos, as before, is not to capture full reality but create an imaginative, immersive, and engaging set of missions linked together with a developing narrative.
Even though the story line continues from the last campaign, “Rise of the Persian Lion II” can be fully enjoyed as a standalone.