Gameicon WRD
Illustrious Naval Group
Country United Kingdom
Type Naval Group
Subordinate(s) HMS Illustrious Escort

FAA Fighter Squadron

Appearances Pearl of the Orient

The Illustrious Naval Group is one of the major battlegroups that can be deployed in the Pearl of the Orient campaign in Wargame: Red Dragon.


The HMS Illustrious and its naval group arrive to assist the commonwealth defenders on the second day of the campaign together with the ANZAC Expeditionary Force and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.


HMS Illustrious EscortEdit

Fleet tasked with escorting aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. Made up of powerful frigates and destroyers.

It costs 10 points to deploy, and consists of:

FAA Fighter SquadronEdit

Sea Harrier fighter squadron specialized in air superiority. Will ensure correct cover of your airspace.

It costs 5 points to deploy and consists of:

Tips & TricksEdit

  • HMS Illustrious Escort; is essential to counter the Chinese naval and amphibious task force, though it lacks the ability to engage the Chinese forces on the highseas using Oliver Hazard Perry in close formation well supplied and protected on the flanks by land cover it can absorb waves of fast attack craft with minimal damage.
  • Lynx HAS.2 in groups of 4 can easily sink an a lone command ship with two salvos, though they do require constant resupply.
  • The FAA Fighter Squadron can easily be replaced by the multirole Tornado IDS and Harrier GR.3. and has limited tactical value.
  • The FAA Fighter Squadron cannot be deployed without the Illustrious escort.


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