Now the ACE team decided you are not supposed to be able to zoom in map since real soldiers dont get digital maps i think we need to add Maptools on our missions. It takes a couple more seconds to calculate the grid and its not that hard really all you need is a pen and paper and maptools. I personally like this change makes it more of a SIM that adds to the fun for me.

Here's a video that helped me learn how to calculate / find out which grid i'm at.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbzwIF0b89A

ps. We're getting blufor trackers soon

For finding a grid ref: Just place the upper right hand corner of the map tools on the place you are wanting to find. Find the number of where the left most and bottom most grid lines intersect the map tools. Note these, and then for the easting (the left to right numbers) take the easting number (for example 06) and append the number to it, either rounding any decimals or removing them. Do the same for northings, except if you are on a map that has northings reversed (pre-OA style) subtract the number from 10 first to account for the direction of increment. Balance out the size of the northing and easting, so they have the same number of digits (add 0s basically to the shorter side) and you are done.

For finding a maploc: Do the same as above but in reverse. Find the 4 digit grid ref (the first two from northing and easting), then line up the numbers on the ruler edges to the left most and bottom most grid lines in that grid. The upper right hand corner is the location of the ref.

For finding a maploc: Do the same as above but in reverse. Find the 4 digit grid ref (the first two from northing and easting), then line up the numbers on the ruler edges to the left most and bottom most grid lines in that grid. The upper right hand corner is the location of the ref.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbzwIF0b89A

ps. We're getting blufor trackers soon

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