A group of Islamic terrorists blows up USSR's biggest oil plant causing an 30% decrease in Soviet oil production
Soviet energy minster Sergetov presents the impact on economy and Politburo decides to attack NATO oil reserves in middle east. They decide that they need to attack Europe first.
Soviets carry out an maskirovka, a deception plan to break up NATO, and kills a few children along the way. However, a Soviet saboteur gets caught in Germany exposing Soviet plans to NATO.
Soviets gets the upper hand with element of surprise and takes over Iceland. Using this advantage they cut off first wave of American reinforcements coming through Atlantic. However, NATO resistance is still strong
NATO turns the tide of war through air superiority and American reinforcements. The war is turns into stalemate. As war takes much longer than planned Politburo tries to use nuclear weapons. Sergetov and Soviet general Alekseyev decides to stop it
Sergetov and Alekseyev successfully executes a coup d'etat. Sergetov becomes the general secretary and Alekseyev is appointed as a Deputy Minister of Defense and Chief of the General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces. Alekseyev and commander of NATO meets and agrees upon a cease-fire and return to pre-war positions