Fighting the Phoenix Scenario Book - Check Your Six
CY6! SCENARIO BOOK - PINING FOR THE FJORDS (print version)
by CB Stevens
FIGHTING THE PHOENIX – Check Your Six! JET AGE SCENARIO BOOK
Fighting the Phoenix is a scenario and campaign book for the popular Check Your 6 Jet Age Air Combat and Campaign Rules. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the air war between Iran and Iraq from 1980 to 1988 under one cover with nine campaigns and 29 scenarios. The scenarios, featuring 22 different fighter, bomber, and helicopter types in 30 variants plus multiple SAM and patrol boat models, can be played individually, linked to form campaigns, or combined as one grand campaign.
The first campaign covers the initial Iraqi offensive and the stalwart defense conducted by Iran’s F-14s and their Phoenix missiles. The second covers the naval aspects of the first Iranian counterattacks and features a unique fast-play set of combined air- and naval-wargaming supplemental rules that integrate seamlessly into the CY6JA system.
The third campaign sees Iran regain the initiative and Iraq attempt to address its shortcomings, while the fourth campaign focuses on the close air support, air defense, and combat search and rescue aspects of this mid-war period. The fifth campaign spotlights the controversial Iraqi MiG-25 ace known as “Saddam’s Sky Falcon”.
The sixth, seventh, and eighth campaigns cover the massive changes in aircraft, weapons, and tactics – including mercenary pilots. The sixth campaign introduces the Mirage F.1 and MiG-29, as well as the Su-25 and Wild Weasel versions of the Su-24, plus Cobra and Hind attack helicopters. The seventh campaign focuses on Kharg Island, introduces the Exocet missile, and allows the players to experience mission-planning and mission-management. The eighth campaign covers the late-war period, pitting F-14 against MiG-29.
The ninth campaign is a bonus set of historical scenarios – USN F-14s, French Navy F-8s, Turkish F-100s, and Saudi Arabian F-15s mixing it up with the Iraqi and Islamic Republic of Iran air forces.
This book presents an eminently playable overview of modern air combat running the gamut in a single conflict from early Cold War technology to highly complex integrated air operations conducted by late Fourth Generation aircraft in denied and heavily contested airspace. Scenarios include multiple SAM threats, jamming pods, guided munitions, BVR missile combat, Surface-to-Surface Missiles, anti-ship strikes, and chemical weapons.
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: The book includes several introduction sections containing campaign historical background, an annotated bibliography for further reading, and several campaign maps.
AIRCRAFT STATISTICS and CAMPAIGN INFORMATION: The book contains aircraft statistics for more than 30 US, French and Soviet-built aircraft in Check Your 6 Jet Age format for use in the scenarios. The book also contains detailed notes and rare pictures of the various aircraft, weapons, and equipment featured in the campaign.
Jet Age SPECIAL EVENT CAMPAIGN SYSTEM: This book includes an innovative Check Your 6 Jet Age campaign system that features the use of Victory Points to influence game play. Success in battle allows players to make real-time decisions that shape events in subsequent combat.