|“||We won't pay!
- Chant of the protestors
Operation Silver Star is the first major operation of the Oil Crisis. Task Force Talon is assigned to watch over a meeting of financial executives in London. It goes badly as terrorists assault Buckingham Palace and other sections of the city.
A Peaceful Demonstration
Jefferson and his team arrive in CIA armored vans, they dismount and head for Buckingham Palace as the protesting crowd is far too large to carry on, they head to the first checkpoint, where a British police officer identifies them and lets them through the barricade. Jefferson wonders about retaliation by Kazim’s affiliates, although Richter dismissed them as “irrelevant”.
They continue to the second and third checkpoints, observing the massive crowd that has gathered to protest against the meeting, Jefferson comments on why the Task Force is playing “rent-a-cop”, Richter responds by stating that it was by order of the National Security Advisor.
Eventually, the team reaches and takes up position in front of the gates of Buckingham Palace to await the arrival of the executives.
A Shot in the Fog
Richter orders the team to check that their gun safeties are on to ensure that the event passes as smoothly as possible.
As the limos begin arriving Richter points out each executive as they arrive.
Meanwhile, a number of people in the crowd begin readying their concealed weapons for a fight. One walks up right behind a policeman manning the barricade and shoots him, except for the immediate area, most of the crowd drowns out the noise of the gunshot and the event continues.
Jefferson believes he has heard a shot, although Richter dismisses it and tells him to stay with the attendees.
At this point, the gunmen begin their assault, firing their weapons randomly into the crowd and killing dozens of protesters, the attendee’s bodyguards begin securing and evacuating their charges while Richter denies a request to move out by Jefferson and orders him to help secure the executives. One of the terrorists brings out a sniper rifle and shoots a guard right in front of the team.
Jefferson alerts Richter and once again requests to move out, Richter denies again as the sniper continues firing. At this point, National Security Advisor Chamberlain intervenes and demands that he move out and eliminate the threat.
Richter finally authorizes Jefferson to take out the gunmen, just as they mount their own assault on the palace, with the help of the Queen’s guard, the team proceeds to clear the plaza of the gunmen, sustaining one or two casualties in the process due to the number of gunmen.
After resting and recovering with the help of an ambulance, the team tries to locate the executives, Vega locates Kingman's vehicle and the team move to it. They are ambushed by more gunmen with a vehicle, although they are quickly eliminated. Upon reaching Kingman's vehicle however, they only find his dead bodyguards.
Traffic Jam/Walk in the Park
The team is then extracted by their armored vans with reinforcements; the British police declare a curfew and clear the streets.
As the team move up a street, they are again ambushed by terrorists, with the vans providing protection, the ambush is destroyed with minimal effort, although Richter than calls for them to return to the US embassy as it’s coming under attack, the team pile back into their vans and rush off.
They arrive just after a suicide truck blew up a corner of the building, together with the Marines guarding the embassy and with the protection of the vans; the combined force repulses the attack waves with minimal effort.
Vega then detects heavy movement in the park ahead, Richter decides to strike first, and the team uses the vans to crash straight into the terrorists gathering point, decimating them despite the few RPGs fired at them.
After recuperating with another ambulance at the embassy, Vega finds three possible locations with Kingman via Kingman's special watch. Using the vans once again to move up close, the team assaults the first location but does not find Kingman. They then drive and assault the second location further away, despite being more heavily guarded the team suffers only light casualties, although they still have not found Kingman.
Richter then alerts them that more reinforcements are inbound, the SAS airlift Jefferson and two of his men along with a sniper team to the last location.
"We're going in!"
At the final location, the police cordon the area off as the protestors have returned, the snipers use the building across the street to take out the terrorists in and around the final location while Jefferson and the two commandos ensure that any that try to get close to them are shot.
Finally, after all the terrorists are eliminated, the three commandos assault the building.
The trio of commandos enter the building, using flashbangs and destroying the opposition effortlessly, they enter a room where one of the executives is struggling with a captor, the executive shoots his captor and then identifies himself as Yegor Zakharov, Kingman is also found although heavily drugged.
After Kingman and Yegor was discharged for injuries and any questions involving the attackers. Yegor receives a call from the Consortium that the summit attack went too far as they wanted this to be a low key kidnapping for Kingman. Zakharov cuts his personal ties with the Consortium and begins organizing his own plans to strike back at Task Force Talon and TransGlobal.
- Eugen Systems, Act of War: Direct Action. Mission 2: "London"