Operation Sabertooth is an offensive conventional warfare campaign that is seeking to overthrow the Takistani occupation of the region of Clafghan. This campaign is being played from the perspective of the Israeli Defence Force.
The region was illegally seized in July of 2010 and the decision to liberate Clafghan came after the nation of Takistan refused to deal with the anti-Israeli malitias that were using the country as a staging post to launch attack into Israel itself.
The Takistani regime has long since quashed any opposition to it’s rule, obliterating the local militias that rose up against them.
The north of Clafghan is split into three provinces as outlined above.
- Lythium – This province is immediately on the border with Takistan and Israel. It’s a primarily mountainous region that is home to a significant farming community. State control is strong here.
- Federally Administered Tribal Area – This is a more urban area, with dense population centres and significantly better infrastructure. State control is stronger here, with some significant military bases.
- Clafghan Mountains – Directly on the border with Israel are the Clafghan Mountains. This is an area with very little local population. The step hills and dense foliage make this location excellent for guerilla forces seeking to move undetected against a conventional military.
Takistan National Army
67th Infantry Batallion
The 67th is in charge of the security of the Clafghan region. They are a mechanised infantry batallion, meaning that troops are often mounted or at least have armoured support. They are a convetional force using mostly soviet style weaponry. As they have been responsible for putting down a number of civil uprisings, they are a battle tested force.
43rd Amoured Division
The 43rd is Takistani’s primary armoured division. This division supplies heavy armor support to the infantry. They can often be found crewing T-55A tanks, as well as some lighter vehicles like BTRs.
31st Rotary Company
The 31st is the air support that has been attached to the 67th Infantry. They are responsible for providing non-combative air support to troops on the group. This can either be via troop transport, logistics, or scouting and reconnaissance. They are using primarily armed UH-1Y Hueys.
18th Special Operations Unit
The Takistani national army contains a much feared ‘special forces’ wing known as the Takistani Commandos. The commandos have been trained and armed by Russian spetsnaz forces, making them a considerable asset on the field. They specialise in deep reconnaissance, close protection and assassinations.
Takistan National Police
After implementing their own government system, the nation of Takistan also build a police force in order to enforce these laws. The police force are themselves heavily armed, and have been engaged in military conflicts before. It is not uncommon to see the national police supporting the military. They have been known to use torture in order to force confessions, and any towns that have a high police presence will be feared by the local population.
Operation Sabertooth 1
During this mission, Israeli special forces made the first incursion into the region of Lythium. The objective of this mission was to establish an intial foothold. The team had the following objectives:
- Capture a patrol base held by the army
- Capture a patrol base held by the police
- Seek and locate a downed blackhawk helicopter, and destroy it.
Our forces were met with an enemy QRF as well as technicals and light armour.
Operation Sabertooth 2
This mission involed IDF special forces performing some objectives deep behind enemy lines. These objectives included:
- The assassination of an enemy officer in order to disrupt military operations in the region.
- The distruction of enemy SCUD infrastructure.
- The retrieval of intel from a downed transport plane
Enemy special forces were encountered at the crash site, as well as guarding the officer.
Operation Sabertooth 3
A special forces team were tasked with pushing south towards the airfield. Specific tasking involved hitting a couple of reinforced positions. The mission utilised an assault team supported by a sniper team. Friendly forces encountered conventional infantry forces and police, but had to withdraw from the final objective after taking heavy casualities against a special forces QRF.
Operation Sabertooth 4
This mission was a continuation of the push south, tackling further reinforced positions in order to open up a corridor from which to attack the airfield.
Operation Sabertooth 5
The objective of this mission was to take the bridge to the north of the southern airfield, in an attempt to damage the enemies supply line. Friendly forces assaulted three heavily defended objectives and sucessfully captured the bridge. Enemy forces ranged from mechanised groups to light role special forces teams.
Operation Sabertooth 6
During this operation, several special forces teams stormed and seized the southern airfield. Several Takistani officers were taken captive and transported back to the FOB for interrogation. A significant portion of the enemies air arsenal was seized, including fixed wing assets and anti aircraft positions.
Operation Sabertooth 7
This operation sought to clear some ground to the north of the newly seized airfield, disrupting enemy supply lines. Our forces sucessfully pushed up the Main Supply Route (MSR) to the north coming up against a significant amount of enemy armoured assets.