During the end of the bloody Black Gold battle, UPIR launched a surprise attack on the northern NAF Forces, resulting in a large unit of the NAF being trapped behind enemy lines in an area north of Tamm Valley, along with the civilian oil workers they protected..

As a result, NAF launched a large offensive in the area, managing to break the encirclement and reach the cut off forces. UPIR used their heavy weapons and tanks to push back NAF, and tactically destroyed roads in the area to hinder enemy movements. By using money and guns as bribes, UPIR also made deals with the local mercenary units to aid their war effort and used them for guerilla tactics along with their own offensive.

After Several weeks of fierce battles, NAF managed to destroy the fortified ammo depot. In a daring operation they rescued and evacuated the civilian oil workers from the area via helicopter. Even if UPIR failed to hinder their workers to be evacuated from the area of operations, they pushed the NAF forces back and quickly overwhelmed them with their Heavy Tanks and Mercenary units, forcing them to retreat.
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While fighting the UPIR Forces, NAF Command realized that the support of local Mercenaries were a threat that they had underestimated. A steady flow of military equipment, tanks and armored vehicles reinforced the UPIR forces during the battle. After the successful evacuation of civilian oil workers, NAF intelligence began interrogating some captured Mercenary fighters.

The interrogations resulted in intelligence that there is an old decommissioned tank factory not far north from the current AOR. Civilian contractors was said to have reopened the factory. It is used to produce and repair tanks, but it’s unclear who is controlling the factory at this time and the current production rate.

Before the NAF Command could verify the intelligence, a news team known as Tamm Valley Times broadcasted a live TV and Radio story from the factory area thus confirming the existence of the factory and its operational status. The main objective for both NAF and UPIR is now to redeploy units to the factory area and secure the production and the necessary local resources to build and repair tanks.

Due to limited resources and supply, NAF units consist mostly of Infantry and light mechanized units with very little anti-tank capability, thus vulnerable to tanks and armored vehicles.

This will be the decisive move for both battle worn sides, the one who manage to control this factory will control both the production of tanks and also the capability to protect and control the oil fields in the region.