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The Third World War 1989

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Scenario League' started by Tanelorn, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Tanelorn

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    The Royal Saudi army during Desert Shield/ Desert Storm
    (There is a Saudi HK G3 with wooden furniture and golden inlay lettering in arabic, in the Athens war museumm -presumably a gift...)
     

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    Looking good Tanelorn :thumbsup:

    Will you be drawing the unofficial arms of the Saudi army, AQ and IS? :shifty:
     
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    @Fairline Well, this is mostly a repost, I just added a few more poses. Al -N is the Syrian offshoot of Al-Q.
     

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    Oh boy, those are great.:thumbsup: Which one is the suicide bomber that destroys himself after the attack?
     
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    It's like "the Bomb" in Stratego - you just never know... :p
     
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    The army of Kuwait before Saddam's invasion & during Desert Storm/ Shield (Free Kuwaiti army).
    Prior to the Iraqi invasion, the Kuwaiti Armed Forces were relatively small in size (16,000 Army, 18,000 National Police, and a small contingent of National Guards). the Kuwaiti Special Forces (Commandos) have worn a two-color "desert amoeba" camouflage pattern since the 1980s, and the camouflage design does not appear to have changed much, if at all. The Kuwaiti Marines were a very small, pre-invasion force, and wore a design very similar to that worn by the Saudi Border Guards.
     

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    Post invasion Kuwaiti army. The Kuwaiti Armed Forces were largely re-equipped after the Iraqis were routed in 1991. The US tricolor desert camouflage pattern was one of the first patterns chosen for universal issue to the Kuwaiti Armed Forces.
    The Kuwaiti National Guard, a border and internal security force, increased in size dramatically after 1991 and adopted their own unique camouflage pattern incorporating olive green amoeba shapes & rust/white "chips" on a pale base. The design is the same as that of the Kuwaiti Commandos. Ironically, the camouflage later ended up in use by Iraq following the US invasion. Following a trend set by Canada and the United States in the early 2000s, Kuwait also adopted a digital camouflage pattern in 2006 for general issue to its armed forces. The pattern has strong similarities to the USMC MARPAT desert design.
    They now use either the M16 or the Taiwanese T91 rifle insread of the FN FAL and the South African S-77 copy of the Soviet PKM instead of the FN MAG.
    The last row is just generic desert uniformed guys with FALs since I couldnt find any pictures of the pre invasion Kuwaiti NG.
     

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    United Arab Emirates army. FN FALs, HK G3s and M16s are in reserve since 2010. They now use their own Caracal 816 AR15 clone. They are one of the very few users of the French Famas, even in small numbers.
     

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    Does each of the seven Emirs maintain their own national guard, or analogous unit, or are all of their military assets firmly centrally nationalized?
     
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    @Patine Prior to 71 they were seaparate, now it is a mix of both. But it is complicated, for a number of reasons.
    The United Arab Emirates is a federation of small states, including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah, and Fujairah. Historically referred to as the "Pirate Coast" by the British, a series of treaties instigated in 1820 established a protective relationship between them and the British Empire. The small sheikdoms that comprise the UAE were known collectively as the Trucial States until 1971, each of which maintained its own military forces. These forces were combined to form the Union Defence Force (UDF), the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, that consists of the Army, Air Force and Navy. Law enforcement in the UAE remains the responsibility of the individual emirates, but a Special Security Force is maintained by the Ministry of Interior for internal security purposes. Although all emirates contribute personnel and finances to support the UDF, three of these states also still maintain their own small regional military commands. These are the Abu Dhabi Defence Force, Dubai Defence Force, and Ras al-Khaimah Defence Force.
     
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    The Qataris. The country maintains a small military force of approximately 12,000 personnel based on British military structure. Despite the small size of its defence forces, Qatar was a member of the Coalition Forces during the First Gulf War. The Saudis almost invaded them back in 95, things look tense between them periodically. They are hopelessly outmatched, they are pressganging poor Somalis into their ranks.
     

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    When my brother worked as a travelling tool repair shop auditor for Weatherford International Oilfield Tools Repair, he said that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and the UAE, all four of which he spent time working in, were so sharply different from each other, they were almost, to him, like the Arabian Peninsula in four alternate universes...
     
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    Back in the late 90s I had also applied for a position in a cargo/container handling company based off Qatar. The interview went ok but I had a change of heart....
     
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    There are approximately 9,000 active duty military personnel in the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), as well as the public security forces and the Coast Guard that report to the Ministry of Interior. They went through Portuguese, Iranian rule and being a British protectoratem though through a more convoluted process than the UAE. Throughout all this time, Iran claimed sovereignty over the island. Following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, in 1981 the Bahraini Shia (majority) population went on a failed coup attempt and again, a popular uprising occurred between 1994 and 2000. In early 2011 protests broke out once more and the government launched a brutal crackdown with Saudi assistance. Certainly the most unique of the patterns of the BDF is the desert tiger stripe pattern of the Royal Special Forces.
     

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    The Sultanate of Oman has been in existence since at least the late 17th century, during which time it exerted considerable influence over the Persian Gulf and parts of the Indian Ocean. The capital of Muscat had been occupied by Portugal for nearly 150 years, beginning in 1507. The current ruling line of sultans first took control in 1741 when the leader of an Omani tribe wrested lands from those who had previously ousted the Portuguese. Oman has long based its own military traditions on those of the British Armed Forces, and this influence continues well into the present era. Although relatively small (about 25k) the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces are well-trained (large numbers of Brit officers and NCOs are seconded to the SOAF as instructors). The standard and the most recognizable Omani DPM pattern is a reddish-brown or orange variant that has been in service since the 1980s.
    Update to Jordan next.
     

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    The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan officially came into existence on December 7th, 1948, out of what was previously part of the British Mandate of Palestine and Transjordan. Jordan fought alongside Egypt, Syria and Iraq during the Six-Day War (June 1967), and again (with the Arab League) during the Yom Kippur War (1973), yet has also experienced internal strife from various PLO groups operating within Jordanian territory. Jordanian volunteers enlisted on Iraq 's side during the Iran-Iraq and 1st Gulf wars. The country presently tries to remain at peace with all of its neighbors.
    The armed forces have a long history drawing on both British and American military traditions. As the Arab Legion (1920-1956), Jordanian troops fought alongside the Allies during the Second World War and later clashed with Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Jordan has a highly-trained special forces branch, including two battalions of para-commandos. The army is generally concidered to be better trained and led than the other Arab armies, despite the comparative lack of funds.
    note: The pixel uniforms came into use after 2005, not 2003. The HK G3 remains the standard issue rifle, the special forces use Taiwanese T65, T86 and T91 AR18/AR15 hybrids alongside us AR15 types.
     

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    Algeria update:
     

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    Tunisia update
     

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