So, my painting streak has continued, and I've been working on a big "Special Operations" project using individually based troops (10mm of course). I've got some figuring to do still regarding the backstory/concept, but it goes something like this: a small but very financially powerful group of individuals are seeking to establish the "New World Order." They are not aligned with any nation/state; currently they make their money conducting legitimate business in various markets worldwide, with their shadowy/paramilitary side staging in various rogue-and failed-state territories (Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Af-Pak border, etc...). They sell themselves as anarchists/"99 per centers," and the world is calling them "Occupy The World," or OTW (and our Special Forces operators are calling them "Oscars"), but their goal is to establish and rule as a one-world government.
In furtherance of these goals, for more direct action, as well as capitalizing their existing means of moving people, funds, and munitions, the Oscars have teamed up with Al-Qaeda's replacement, the transnational terrorist group, "Ir Habeen." This alliance was also made possible by proximity as Ir-Habeen bases itself out of the same rogue- and failed-state territories OTW is now using.
Earlier this year the most horrendous terrorist attacks in human history were carried out: with financial and technical support from OTW, Ir Habeen exploded several "suitcase nukes" in major cities worldwide, and twice as many "dirty bombs," with every continent being touched. These were combined with various smaller raids and bombings worldwide, as well as with cyber attacks by OTW personnel on communications, first responder vehicles and equipment, hospital infrastructure, and financial and banking institutions. The combined effects of the attacks paralyzed strong governments and felled weaker ones worldwide, with the known death toll topping one million.
Needless to say, Military, Intelligence, and Security cooperation worldwide is at an all time high, with various agreements, treaties, and alliances taking place, with working groups, think-tanks, and task forces being stood up to counter the new reality of asymmetric, non-governmental, non-territorially aligned foes capable of attack across a broad spectrum of capabilities. Part of the various new initiatives was the standing up of a Joint Combined Special Operations Group, or JCSOG (pronounced jick-sog).
My primary plan is to follow one 17-man platoon of "Jixers" on their missions to counter the Oscars and Ir Habeen across the globe. Here's what I'll be using:
Now let's get to some bad guys.
Plenty of stuff to play with, now I just need to get them on the table. I'm going to be playing 'true' skirmish, so one man is not just one man, but he activates and acts individually. I've looked and looked but haven't really seen anything I like, so I'll be using some homegrown rules that will probably have some bumps as I get them figured out.