Mission Briefing: A City Block
Mission: Battle of Skopje
Overview: A covert agent for
the Macedonian government carrying classified data through a dangerous sector of
the city was killed when he was struck by a car. Government forces retrieved the
body, but due to the highly sensitive nature of the data he carried, and the
suspicion over moles
within the ranks of certain units in the army, the government forces left the
laptop case lying where it fell. While waiting for intelligence agents to arrive
and retrieve the laptop, they've set up a small hummvee barricade to cordon off
the spot. As a member of a rebel force encamped in the city, your mission is to
secure that barricade long enough to retrieve the data. The nature of the data
itself is unknown, but anything important enough to warrant that kind of
protection must surely be valuable.
Battle Plan: Starting from your
base camp in the city, your approach to the government data will unfold in two
stages. Stage 1, via attack routes alpha and bravo, will take you to a juncture
at Central Avenue where you can expect to engage government soldiers in force.
Route alpha might be the best choice, with a parking lot giving you tactical
flexibility, though make sure to have units take route bravo as well, to counter
a possible flanking maneuver from government forces. Stage 2 of your approach
will take you to the data itself. You can either take route charlie, which will
lead you around Southeast Circle directly to the hummvee barricade, or you can
take route delta via Memorial Street and its accompanying park. You'll encounter
more resistance via delta, but as with route alpha you'll also have more
tactical flexibility until you reach South Avenue. As with Stage 1, make sure to
have units take both routes to surround government forces defending the data.
Once you've secured the data, a UH60 blackhawk helicopter (secured from a
foreign ally) will enter the area and stop at a safe spot near your rebel base
camp, where North Avenue meets Northwest Circle. Government reinforcements will
inevitably arrive after the theft of the classified data, and we are not
expecting our base camp to survive, so it is imperative that you make it
to the safe spot and extract in the UH60. Keep in mind the term "safe spot" is
relative, as there's no guarantee it will be 100% secure. We're up against a
determined foe, so you must remain vigilant to the very end!
Intel: Study the above
material to familiarize yourself with the grounds you'll be covering. A word of
caution about some of the bombed-out buildings in the area: an engineer on our
side suspects at least one of them may be unstable enough so that a portion of
it may be brought down by a sufficient explosive or high-caliber round. So stay
on your toes around those ruins, it may just save your life.