Direct Action: OP NOMOS – the Challenges

SOF by Dean MartinThe last post gave you the situation for OP NOMOS in Niger. Here are the Challenges for that mission – at least the expected Challenges, as no plan survives contact with the players. Also, as a point of interest, is one of the pre-generated characters. This guy, no one chose. He was the combat air controller, the operator who guides and directs close air support.

The Challenges
Lone Extremist
Difficulty: d4 Basic, not well-trained
Threat: d6, spraying and praying with a lone AK
Environment: d6, knows the camp but it’s dark
Complexity: d4, one guy
Damage Track: d6

Small knot of Extremists (3 – 6)
D: d6, strength in numbers
T: d10, bunch of AKs
E: d6 know the camp, but it’s dark
C: d8, bunch of guys
Damage Track: d8

Pack of Extremists (6-10)
D: d8, overwhelming numbers
T: d12, whole lotta lead
E: d6 know the camp
C: d12, gang of guns
Damage Track: d10

Air Defence Artillery
D: d8, crew-served weapon
T: d12, shoots down aircraft
E: d4, careful not to hit buddies
C: d8, hard to hit
Damage Track: d8

Pre-generated Character
Sierra Two-Eight
Notes: presently part of Surveillance Reconnaissance Detachment

CONCEPT
Niche: Combat Air Controller d12
Service: Air Force d8

TRAITS
Speed d8
Strength d6
Acuity d8
Awareness d8
Personality d6

TRAINING
Combat Control School Trainer d12, Advanced Pilot’s Course d8, US Army Ranger Course d6
Signature Weapon: C8 carbine d8

ELEMENTS
Accurate d10, Dedicated d10

Kit
38.5 kg – C8 Special Forces Weapon carbine (3) with 6 magazines (1); SIG Sauer P228 (1) with 2 magazine (.5); stun grenades, 2 (1); fragmentation grenades, 2 (1); removable suppressor for C8 (2); arid battle dress uniform, including elbow and knee pads; body armour (4); chemlights; first aid kit; flashlight (.5); flexcuffs, 25; hydration system (4), identification tags; iodine tablets, 20; lensatic compass; lightweight laser designator rangefinder (16); load bearing vest (3); multi-tool; night vision device PVS-7D (1); notebook and pen; tactical radio AN/PRC-521 (.5); watch

NOTE: Combat Control School includes air traffic control, close air support guidance, and airborne school

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