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Historical review Operation Penta and Evolution.


Units were forced to fall in to guerilla tactics. Areal chaos split the whole war zone in to smaller fractions. The weather conditions made things even more difficult with great drought and troops short on supplies. Never the less goals and objectives were achieved.


The downed pilot which first was encountered under Operation Sierra in 2009 was recaptured 2011 under Operation Penta by NATO troops. The identity of the pilot was still unknown at that point. While Nato was interrogating the pilot an assault was formed on the main Nato base. As it seemed EFAF troops were also looking for the downed pilot. During the fire exchange with opposing forces the pilot managed to escape - again. He was injured in the fire fight, but still managed to flee. Five hours later locals found the pilot a couple of kilometers from the main Nato base. But they lost the pilot to a NATO Hunter Force group that was tracking him. Nato recaptured the injured pilot and handed him over to Swedish forces in exchange for a detonation case. It showed that the pilot and the case was the missing link for Nato Troops. When the pilot was found his injuries have taken a turn to the worse and he had no choice but to reveal the code before he was handed over. Now with the code and detonation case in Nato hands the bomb on the island could remotely be disarmed. Nato managed to disarm the bomb approximately 30min before detonation. Swedish troops disappear with the pilot after the exchange.


EFAF during this whole time managed to defeat NATO troops in the area, by using road war tactics, Improvised Explosive Devices and mines. Recon EFAF units operating behind enemy lines managed to work their way through enemy territory on water using both lakes looking for the pilot, since it was there he last was seen. It was expected that the pilot would be extracted by air or Swedish combat diver units. Unfortunately they never did manage to find the pilot before Nato forces. The outcome of the situation will forever remain unknown of what really would have happened if EFAF would have found the pilot, gotten the code and the detonation case.


ACCF fought both sides by road blocking sections and infiltrating enemy check points. They managed to retrieve vital information about the island bomb by taking hostages. Locals took over the island and demolished the device, making it more or less useless. If this happened before or after Nato managed to disarm it is unknown.


Regular Swedish forces operated in the area while Ranger units operated behind enemy lines mapping troop movements. The first 36 hours were focused on marine operations looking for the pilot and preventing enemy activities in the area. The Swedish Marine rangers did locate the pilot, but only when it was too late. Nato marine combat units satellite tracked the pilot and got to him first. Successful recon missions and intel. reporting’s lead Swedish units to Nato forces and made the exchange possible thanks to the operations further North.


Heavy firefights broke out between NATO and opposing forces on site when the pilot was recaptured after he had escaped the second time. Swedish ranger units managed to reach the pilot just in time. He was badly injured when found. The pilot was escorted to safety at a Swedish mechanized base camp up north where he got medical attention. This is known because several hours later the mechanized base camp was attacked by NATO as a last attempt to neutralize opposing forces. That's when the pilot was sited again. Swedish forces fought alongside local forces against NATO troops until last man standing. The battle and the facility was lost to Nato.


In the fire exchange NATO managed to get hold of a Swedish missile trucks. It was escorted to the central parts near enemy borders where it was supposed to serve as a negotiation tool for their own benefits by increasing the threat level.  Things didn't fall out as planned though. EFAF forces managed to defeat NATO by ambushing them on site and repeating attacking them.  NATO forces lost the missile truck including that area that day and never got to the negotiation table with the UN and the Swede´s.


While onsite the negotiating forces got the surprise of their lifetime when the Swedish commander in chief arrived. The pilot that has been hunted and tracked since 2009 didn't seem to be "just a pilot". The Swedish supreme commander and the pilot is one and the same person and has been all along. That is why the Swedish commander never showed up at the negotiations during Operation Tango Latitude in 2010 and that is the reason why Swedish forces operated in secrecy, to be able to retrieve their shot down commander in chief and extract him to safety. The commander was shot down and captured while he was flying in to the air base up north to meet up with UN forces.


Eastern forces managed to negotiate themselves access to the west lake, which basically gives them the possibility to outflank any threats within the conflict zone. But the lake area is still dominated by Swedish marine units. Making it more or less impossible for anyone to penetrate Swedish waters as it is today.


All major units such as NATO and EFAF lost their main bases to heavy fire fights. Forcing remaining units to fall back and regroup. Leaving them scattered all over the place.


At the end of operation Tango Penta all involved units were engaged in guerilla firefights. Everyone tried to take as much ground as possible since eastern forces agreed to the presence of U.N. supervision at the negotiation table.


This whole situation set the basic structure to upcoming operations. Arriving U.N. forces presented their first operations to the press as: Operation Tango Evolution.




Tango Evolution was the start of a new era for the Tango conflict. Or at least it was supposed to be. UN forces weren't properly briefed in which resulted in casualties within the first hour of their arrival.


A major meeting between all opposing forces was totally crashed by local criminal units. Unarmed escorted troops were ambushed and captured on their way to negotiations at the main UN base. Everyone was taken hostage. UN reported conducted crimes against human right at the POW camp. Amongst the hostages was a journalist that witnessed the brutality. He managed to escape with several other POWs and reported the story. As it seemed UN forces and police were struggling to negotiate with the locals for a peaceful solution. It partially succeeded as the UN agreed on a safe passage out of the area for ACCF with all the weapons and ammunition that were collected from opposing troops. ACCF loaded all the POWs on a truck and scattered them all over the area making sure that an assault couldn't be formed against them in a near future. This bought them time and gave them the advantage to organize themselves.


BUT! UN recon units tracked the locals and led them to the ACCF weapon stash in the island area. An ACCF base was also found at the same time on a smaller island in the eastern lake by combat diver units. Regular troops used their own marine resources to race to the island for weapons and ammunition retrieval. Nasty fire fights broke out on the islands leaving many stranded and abandoned. Remaining troops that managed to extract from the islands were seen from their command as lost since no contacts could be established. Soldiers had to re-establish communications and report themselves to their central command. The only communication center that was known was the ACCF command post in the central area. This commanding hill was heavily defended and many more lost their lives during the assault. UN troops could only stand by and witness the whole situation.


Eventually the ACCF command post was lost and locals fell back from the area. The remaining forces that reported in were ordered immediately to the front line to assist fighting troops further north to desperately win back some ground.


With the time advantage for the locals they could concentrate on areas that were left unattended or just poorly defended by the UN. One of these was the diamond mines up north. This probably means that ACCF are now heavily armed and financed as well, opposing a serious threat to all. The great question is, are they finally winning this?


Summing the whole situation: What started with good intentions resulted in a catastrophe. All the peacekeeping attempts failed. Now we have regular troops all over the area fighting with guerilla tactics, locals more armed and dangerous than ever before, scattered special forces units and a UN peacekeeping force short on everything. How this mess will be sorted out and by who... your guess is as good as mine. But I know one thing: If we don't get re-enforcements soon we all will die.



Over and out!

Operation Tango Apocalypse conflict map

Tango Apocalypse Conflict Map