AFTER ACTION REPORT
ROUND TABLE ASSEMBLY
AIRCOM PEN RHIONYDD, MAHONISGARD, SKARKON II
MEMORANDUM FOR WARDEN THADDEUS REYNOLDS
FROM: GALM ESKOLA-FAE
SUBJECT: After Action Report, Battle of Ishuhuolvi Gulf
This after action report is prepared 7.24.123
The following is information regarding the contingency itself:
Deployed Location : Ishuhuolvi Gulf, Skarkon II
Deployed CCOs : Galm Eskola-Fae
Duration of Deployment: ~7 hours, 5 minutes
Contingency Purpose: In support of defensive operations.
- Sources of Supply
a. Host Clan Support: Varyazi Clade provided the majority of equipment procured for ongoing operations, including aircraft, intelligence tracking, quick response teams, ammunition, and camera drones.
b. Bosena Accords Support: Non-combat logistical materials such as biomass, CRU units, food and other essentials were provided by the Bosena Accords in accordance with Accords policy. Dive equipment and submersible vehicles were rented at cost and returned to Bosena Accords quartermasters upon completion. (Or rather, what’s left of it. Security deposit forfeited for lost materials.)
c. Servicing Military Installations: AIRCOM PEN RHIONYDD provided basing and maintenance for atmospheric craft between sorties, in addition to indirect fire support from Sahendaruman Fortress.
d. Triglavian Assistance: Veles assistance impossible to evaluate due to lack of visibility on marine operations and capabilities but estimated to be substantial in sinking of STRA fleet.
- Timeline of Events:
0340 – Gulltoppr-class submarine launches wave of cruise missiles
0344 – Indirect Fire Alarm Alerts PEN RHIONYDD of incoming hypersonic projectile
0347 – Automated CIWS & Nanodome Systems Armed
0350 – Hellawes Squadron scrambled, armed with limited armament & concussion bombs
0353 – Hellawes confirm visual on incoming missile, diverted to hunt for sub
0359 – First wave of missiles strike PEN RHIOYDD, no casualties
0400 – Gulltoppr launches second wave of cruise missiles
0420 – Second wave of missiles impact PEN RHIOYDD
0421 – Alert Dispatched to Bosena Accords of risk of incoming fire
0430 – Hellawes Fighters Arrive 1.7 km off Ishuhuolvi Peninsula
0442 – Second wave of cruise missiles impact, partial failure of nanodome shield
0500 – Flight of two Eryx dropships depart PEN RHIOYDD with frogman teams & equipment
0505 – Third wave of missiles launched from Gulltoppr, Hellawes confirm visual of launchsite
0515 – Hellawes 1 releases concussive bomb depth charge against Gulltoppr
0515 – Hellawes 1 shot down by enemy point defense, Hellawes 2 takes flight lead
0516 – Massive explosion reported on surface, unknown effect on target
0517 – Gulltoppr launches flight of five Valkyrie combat drones
0518 – Third wave of cruise missiles impact, nanodome suffers catastrophic failure
0519 – Hellawes 3 and 5 shot down by Valkyrie drones, Hellawes 2 releases depth charge
0520 – Concussion bomb detonates
0521 – Gulltoppr launches additional wave of cruise missiles
0522 – Hellawes 4 releases depth charge, Gulltoppr initiates crash dive
0523 – Hellawes 2 and 4 exfil combat zone
0541 – Cruise missiles impact, nuclear detonation confirmed
0545 – Most staff reclone, battle damage assessment and repair crews dispatched
0555 – PEN RHIOYDD repair crews confirm substantial damage to airfield
0600 – Recloned Hellawes crew tasked with preparing replacement aircraft for launch
0624 – Eryx dropships arrive on site, deploy infantry onto inflatable vessels
0625 – Varyazi combat teams prepare for aquatic operations
0635 – Eryx release gravimetric ASW scanner at Gulltoppr’s last know position
0637 – ASW scanner identifies pod of whales at depth of 20 meters
0639 – ASW scanner locate Gulltoppr at depth of 50 meters
0641 – ASW scanner pick up several unidentified contacts at 60 meters and climbing
0644 – Hydroacoustic search from combat teams identifies multiple underwater explosions
0646 – Valkyrie drones return, strafing combat teams & Eryx dropships
0647 – Combat teams abandon raft with dive equipment, suffer 30% casualty rate from strafing attacks
0649 – Fossegrimen-class screening submarine surfaces beneath combat teams, displaying extensive damage consistent with entropic disintegrators
0655 – Combat teams attempt boarding operations against Fossegrimen submarine, confirm the surfacing of two additional screening submarines in close proximity
0700 – Eryx 1 delivers divers from onboard CRU to conduct boarding operations against Second submarine
0703 – Eryx 2 sustains damage from Valkyrie drones, crashes into third screening sub.
0710 – Limpet charges affix and detonated to second submarine, screening submarine three launches airburst nuclear warhead downing Eryx 1
0725 – Second flight of Hellawes fighters launched from PEN RHIOYDD
0740 – Team on Fossegrimen 1 successfully gains entry to the ship, meets heavy resistance and forced to pull back, detonating a limpet mine on their escape
0755 – Gulltoppr emergency surfaces, launching an additional flight of drone fighters
0800 – Gulltoppr launches final wave of nuclear warheads
0804 – Teams in the water board Gulltoppr’s hull, report coordinates toward AIRCOM PEN RHIOYDD
0806 – Combat teams meet heavy resistance on hull from enemy sailors and marines, order “hammer down contingency on their location.”
0807 – “Hammer down” order passed from PEN RHIOYDD to GLATISANT
0810 – GLATISANT confirms use of hammer down protocol
0811 – Sahendaruman Fortress confirms firing solution from GLATISANT, fires superheavy artillery
0813 – Rounds impact Gulltoppr on combat team’s location, Gulltoppr initiates another crash dive.
0820 – Warheads strike Pen Rhioydd, nanodome shield suffers another partial collapse
0833 – Hellawes arrive on site, claiming aerial victories against Valkyrie drones.
0835 – Hellawes release bombload, multiple large explosions confirmed alongside secondary explosions and iron oxide plume.
0836 – Hydroacoustic drones confirm sound signature of ship hullbreak
0838 – Hellawes 4 shot down by drone, remainder of squadron returns to base.
1000 – Combat teams dispatched to shoreline to conduct battle damage assessment
1045 – After searching, combat teams report evidence of biological debris as well as ship flotsam
- Issues Affecting
Pen Rhioydd partially leveled, will require substantial engineering before reaching full operational capability. Marine mammal populations severely disrupted, may be source of conflict with remaining natives who rely on whaling for subsistence.
Additionally, sinking of Gulltoppr yet unconfirmed, will need to dispatch dive teams in the near future to get positive visual on wreckage. May put divers in conflict with Veles patrols. Regardless, strategic bombing of Mahonisgard shipyard has denied the enemy ability to repair or replace loses.
Unknown if Veles clade forces were harmed in the usage of improvised depth charges using starship-rated concussion bombs.
- Success Stories:
First successful instance of utilizing Bosena Accords chain of command for fire support requests as a semi-independent clan. Additionally, strategy of deploying explosive-laden divers from logistics dropships onto enemy vessels generated an impressive kill ratio.
- Lessons Learned:
Nanodome technology remains strong first line of defense but unreliable under sustained bombardment. Hellawes units combat effectiveness severely hampered once defensive armament is stripped for a higher bombload.
Attachment 1: Fossegrimen 1 Screening Submarine Foundered From Limpet Mine