Campaign idea: KFS Air Power & PSYOPS
This adventure idea revolves around the players coming up with plans to destroy the mystique of the KFS Air Force. Shooting down a P-47 isn’t enough; they must publicise this victory and show that the KFS Air Force is not omnipotent.
A major component of the Kentucky Free State’s military strategy is the use of ‘punitive strikes’ performed by the Air Force’s P-47 aircraft – bombing anyone who threatens the KFS or one of its Agrovilles
The KFS Air Force needs detailed intelligenceif it is to be effective in punitive strikes. This information is necessary for 2 purposes: early warning and the identification of schwerpunkts (focal points). This intelligence also enables the KFS Air Force to avoid ‘collateral damage’ (strikes on uninvolved groups) – not from any sense of justice – but from a simple desire for efficiency.
The KFS Air Force does not have trained intelligence officers and this means that it relies entirely upon the Secret Police. These SP operatives are tasked with monitoring every community within their area of responsibility (both overtly and covertly). Naturally, these operatives sometimes become corrupt and use their power for personal enrichment.
The SP are also responsible for the KFS PSYOP campaign that the players will have to counter. This campaign is designed to portray the KFS Air Force as impersonal, overwhelming and awe-inspiring – capable of rapidly applying firepower in any location and with extreme precision.
Combat Search & Rescue and Downed-Aircraft Retrieval
As a component of the PSYOP campaign, the Air Force and the SP are very aware of the need to recover any lost personnel or aircraft – or cover-up any losses. Pilots can be rescued (or sometimes eliminated) by several different methods but aircraft are either destroyed in situ or retrieved by the KFS Heavy-Lift helicopter .