That's not a bad analogy!
Here's Typhoon in a nutshell...
The Russians invade Iceland by sea. You are in the Icelandic defense forces. Your immediate goal is to provide air superiority to allow NATO ground forces the time to get the invasion halted.
If you do your job right, this will happen. Then, NATO will go on the attack. Your missions will now expand to include strike, escort, anti-shipping, Wild Weasel, as well as counter air.
If you do this right, NATO will have success.
But then the Rooskies will come up with some devilish plan to undo your good works...and you will be fighting for your life again!
Yawn....sound pretty dull to me...
I'm looking forward to it!