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Operator rolls for the attack
After working up the ship roll list I figured I'd continue along the same lines and list out what specific things we need player and NPC's to do during the Operation. In no particular order:

Bomber escort - stick with the bombers and keep the fighters off them.
SWACS - provide sensor data to the fleet and jamming/counter jamming operations
Supply - bring in the "beans, bullets, and bandages"
Fighter screen - provide non-localized fighter protection. Their job is to frag any ugly they see.
Wild Weasel - Take out Cap ship AA batteries, famously know for their motto "You Have Gotta Be Shitting Me!"
SAR - look for ejected and wounded pilots during lulls in battle, provide medivac to hospital staging areas.
Recon - provide early level intel on enemy force strength, position, and numbers
scout - act as the forward eyes of the fleet.
EWAR - similar to SWACS, but also attempt to break into enemy networks and disrupt communication.
Torpedo bomber - Provide heavy weapon support against cap ships
Heavy bomber - be able to cripple or kill any cap ship on the battle space.
Gunship - provide fire support for Marines and fighter pilots.
Missile boat - Look up Macross missile massacre, lather, rinse, repeat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxnC6jkJyEM
Dropship - Get Marine boots onto enemy ships and ferry out the wounded.
Marine - infantry who specialize in boarding actions, objective of capturing enemy ships intact.
Medics - provide medical assistance to pilots, crew and marines wounded in combat.
Gunners - man weapon positions on fighters, multi-crew ships and cap ship to provide AA defenses.
Repair - fix and patch any damage vessels to get them back into the fight.
Coordinators - from Cap ship command stations organize the fleet teams during the midst of battle. Will provide overwatch command of units in battle space.


Let me know of any other roles that we may need.
  • Last Edit: December 17, 2014, 11:01:55 AM by GryphonOsiris

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Re: Operator rolls for the attack
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Various CAP roles:

    BARCAP: "Barrier Combat Air Patrol", in fleet terms, a mission flown between a carrier battle group and the direction from which it is most likely that an enemy attack will come. Also refers to fighter aircraft placed between a friendly strike force and an area of expected airborne threat, also known as a "MiG screen".
    CAP/Strike: Aircraft with a primary CAP role and a secondary strike role; such aircraft are permitted to jettison strike ordnance and actively pursue any enemy aircraft sighted, and are not restricted to defensive encounters.
    FastCAP: Combat air patrol to protect fighter strike aircraft.
    FORCAP: "Force Combat Air Patrol", a patrol of fighters maintained over the strike force, essentially an escort.
    HAVCAP: "High Asset Value Combat Air Patrol", flown to protect a "high-value asset" such as an AWACS aircraft or aerial refueling aircraft during its specific time on station.
    MiGCAP: Used primarily during the Vietnam War, a MiGCAP is directed specifically against MiG aircraft. MiGCAP during Operation Linebacker became highly organized and threefold:
        an ingress MiGCAP of 2-3 flights (8-12 fighters) that preceded the first supporting forces such as chaff bombers or SAM suppressors and remained until they departed the hostile zone;
        a target area MiGCAP of at least 2 flights that immediately preceded the actual strikers; and
        an egress MiGCAP of 1 or 2 flights that arrived on station at the projected exit point ten minutes prior to the earliest egress time. All egress MiGCAP flights were fully fueled from tankers and relieved the target area CAP.
    RESCAP: "Rescue Combat Air Patrol", a fighter force, often drawn from aircraft already in the area, used to protect personnel on the ground (such as downed pilots) from ground threats, as well as combat search and rescue aircraft or other rescue forces from both ground and air threats.
    SARCAP: "Search and Rescue Combat Air Patrol", an earlier version of RESCAP.
    Slow CAP: A combat air patrol to protect slower aircraft, such as the EB-66, B-52, or EC-121 during the Vietnam War, replaced by "HAVCAP".
    Strike/CAP: Aircraft with a primary strike role and a secondary air defense role, permitted to jettison strike ordnance and engage enemy aircraft only if directly attacked. Strike/CAP aircraft also have an egress CAP role once strike ordnance has been delivered on target.
    TARCAP: "Target Combat Air Patrol" is flown over or near a strike target in order to protect specialized attack aircraft such as AC-130 gunships from enemy fighters.
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Re: Operator rolls for the attack
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Various CAP roles:

    BARCAP: "Barrier Combat Air Patrol", in fleet terms, a mission flown between a carrier battle group and the direction from which it is most likely that an enemy attack will come. Also refers to fighter aircraft placed between a friendly strike force and an area of expected airborne threat, also known as a "MiG screen".
    CAP/Strike: Aircraft with a primary CAP role and a secondary strike role; such aircraft are permitted to jettison strike ordnance and actively pursue any enemy aircraft sighted, and are not restricted to defensive encounters.
    FastCAP: Combat air patrol to protect fighter strike aircraft.
    FORCAP: "Force Combat Air Patrol", a patrol of fighters maintained over the strike force, essentially an escort.
    HAVCAP: "High Asset Value Combat Air Patrol", flown to protect a "high-value asset" such as an AWACS aircraft or aerial refueling aircraft during its specific time on station.
    MiGCAP: Used primarily during the Vietnam War, a MiGCAP is directed specifically against MiG aircraft. MiGCAP during Operation Linebacker became highly organized and threefold:
        an ingress MiGCAP of 2-3 flights (8-12 fighters) that preceded the first supporting forces such as chaff bombers or SAM suppressors and remained until they departed the hostile zone;
        a target area MiGCAP of at least 2 flights that immediately preceded the actual strikers; and
        an egress MiGCAP of 1 or 2 flights that arrived on station at the projected exit point ten minutes prior to the earliest egress time. All egress MiGCAP flights were fully fueled from tankers and relieved the target area CAP.
    RESCAP: "Rescue Combat Air Patrol", a fighter force, often drawn from aircraft already in the area, used to protect personnel on the ground (such as downed pilots) from ground threats, as well as combat search and rescue aircraft or other rescue forces from both ground and air threats.
    SARCAP: "Search and Rescue Combat Air Patrol", an earlier version of RESCAP.
    Slow CAP: A combat air patrol to protect slower aircraft, such as the EB-66, B-52, or EC-121 during the Vietnam War, replaced by "HAVCAP".
    Strike/CAP: Aircraft with a primary strike role and a secondary air defense role, permitted to jettison strike ordnance and engage enemy aircraft only if directly attacked. Strike/CAP aircraft also have an egress CAP role once strike ordnance has been delivered on target.
    TARCAP: "Target Combat Air Patrol" is flown over or near a strike target in order to protect specialized attack aircraft such as AC-130 gunships from enemy fighters.


... that's A LOT of CAP roles  :o
for our purposes we will probably have to streamline those a bit to the most essential ones.