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  • "Where's Ivan?" Never-ending Corazol battle. Evolution, October 03, 2007.

    What I thought would be an hour-or-so trundle in ArmA turned about to be a 3 hour ordeal. I'll try to recount things as best I can.

    1: I first join, noticing a lot of wrecked vehicles down south of the airfield. I recruit two squad members and set off in a repair convoy to "rescue" the downed Cobra and a handful of M1A1 Abrams tanks. About three-quarters of the way there a lone AI rockets my truck; I manage to bail and gun the turd down. About that time, codeblue joins. I check the map and realize that not only is one of my AI loitering around about 500m south of the airfield (and 4 minutes behind me, travel-time-wise), but the other AI in the fuel truck had driven off a steep cliff and impacted with the road, exploding his vehicle about 200m north of my position.

    Rubbing my face in frustration, I head off to the chopper that codeblue had luckily brought.

    2: After some consolidating and reorganization, myself and codeblue set off to clear...Dolores, I think. The town south of Corazol (whichever one that is... has the bridges over the water). We head off in the BMP-1 that's parked at the airfield, travel south, and clear the down. 1 lone squad leader and 2 pilots from the Ka-50 that codeblue shot out of the sky as we approached the town.

    3: We begin out tentative exploration of Corazol's defenses. We gain the attention of a squad of AI, break contact, and move into the western side of Corazol; I eventually meet Death on the beach. Mike-MfS shows up. After flying back to Corazol, I pick up codeblue, we head back to base (during which I crash and irreparably damage the MH-6 as I babble to Mike instead of paying attention to where I'm flying... we survive, though).

    4: Mike repairs a Cobra and begins eliminating armor at my request; after all, three players need a bit of vehicular assistance. :) He's shot down, but survives the crash and sets up shop about 75m west of the radio tower. Codeblue and I have landed north of Corazol and move south along the eastern side of the city. Codeblue destroys the radio tower with a well-aimed M136 round, and then we're ambushed by a convoy incoming from Ortego (I think it's Ortego). Mike takes refuge in a house further south of us and I dive into the nearest two-story building; codeblue is, unfortunately, cut down. I'm shot in the arm as I hide upstairs, but manage to destroy a T-72 (which explodes and takes out a nearby UAZ) along with a BMP-1 that presents it's ass to me. Mike, codeblue (who returns in a chopper a few minutes later) and myself eventually move through the town to the harbor which is a bit north of us. By now, Grunt and Protoman are in the server and have begun an assault on the southwestern edge of Corazol. My team works to the harbor successfully, but Mike is cut down while attempting to rocket a T-72, and myself and codeblue are blown away by... something. The tank, probably.

    5: Grunt and Protoman are killed. Yourgrandma is now in the server, so we all meet up in at the airfield. Grunt takes a team consisting of Proto and grandma, while I stick with my team of codeblue and Mike. We head back to the same LZ north of Corazol to begin a renewed assault on the town. To our mild disappointment, the entire town has respawned. Grunt sets his team up north of the harbor in the hills, while I take my team into the harbor itself. After rocketing a BRDM and cutting down an enemy squad in the harbor, Grunt leads his team into the city while my team repairs one of the Abrams in the harbor and goes on a rampage. Grunt gets disconnected and Proto hijacks a UAZ, going on a Soviet-buggy rampage or something. :) I'm driving the Abrams, codeblue is in the commander's seat, and Mike is unleashing furious anger with the cannon of the Abrams upon the many, many enemy tangos we encounter.

    Eventually, we wiped the city out. As Proto "escorted" the enemy officer back to the airfield and Mike went off with his AI army, codeblue, grandma (who by now had found another Abrams) and myself were tasked with finding the FINAL damned AI so that Corazol would be cleared.

    Eventually, after what must have been 25 minutes of fruitless searching (by now, we had a Cobra and AH-6 providing eyes-in-the-sky), Tazz shows up. He asks if he should start dropping GPUs on the town, and I had no problem with it. codeblue offers the same and drives off in the Abrams to grab a Harrier. I request to the choppers that were on station to begin razing the town with rocket fire, starting from the west and working to the east; eventually we'd kill the bastard. Tazz screams in with a Harrier and flattens a section of the town whilst the chopper pilots gleefully flattened houses left and right.

    FINALLY, grandma kills the final enemy AI with a lucky rocket run, clearing Corazol.

    Some pictures:


    Left to right: myself, codeblue, and Mike-MfS pulling pilot duties.


    Second insertion into Corazol with a full crew. Yourgrandma and myself are on the left, codeblue and Mike are in the cockpit, and Proto and Grunt are on the right.

    A very brief video capture of the strafing runs (they're not THAT spectacular, but I didn't hit "F9" quickly enough) can be found here:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRjbfDj9Y1s[/media]

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    Re: "Where's Ivan?" Never-ending Corazol battle. Evolution, October 03, 2007.

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    • #3
      Re: "Where's Ivan?" Never-ending Corazol battle. Evolution, October 03, 2007.

      Originally posted by Gillespie
      FINALLY, grandma kills the final enemy AI with a lucky rocket run
      I would like to take the credit but i don't remember doing a attack run with a heli yesterday it was someone else because i was in a Abrams at the harbor leveling buildings from afar (and before that provided sniper support). Also the chopper blade is covering up my face :( lol.

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      • #4
        Re: "Where's Ivan?" Never-ending Corazol battle. Evolution, October 03, 2007.

        Nice report Gillespie! Perserverance is the key for sure! Corazol seems to be one of those towns where it is easy for a lone AI to hole up and be hard to find. I've spent 30-45 mins with a full squad in search of one guy, more than once I might add.

        Rocket strafing runs and pecision GBU strikes are a good way to knock out those last few guys when all else fails. Just make sure to use caution and avoid destroying those key bridges as it makes bringing up armor and support vehicles more difficult later on...otherwise you're "cleared hot!". Nice work men!
        LoyalGuard

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        • #5
          Re: "Where's Ivan?" Never-ending Corazol battle. Evolution, October 03, 2007.

          Originally posted by yourgrandma View Post
          I would like to take the credit but i don't remember doing a attack run with a heli yesterday it was someone else because i was in a Abrams at the harbor leveling buildings from afar (and before that provided sniper support). Also the chopper blade is covering up my face :( lol.
          LOL... you know, I did wonder how you managed to coordinate flying, the rocket run, AND typing "woo" all at - apparently - once.

          Would whoever was flying that Little Bird, please step forward? :)

          And thanks, loyalguard.

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          • #6
            Re: "Where's Ivan?" Never-ending Corazol battle. Evolution, October 03, 2007.

            Me and curt were in the same situation, but at Cayo. We took a bunch of ai's and started engaging from about 300 meters out in the desert, i got killed, EVERY THING SPAWNS AGAIN, we go back out, I GET KILLED ALL SPAWNS AGAIN, was a nightmare untill we made an AI hide some where :D. Took us like 2 hours and a half to clear, when usually takes about 1 at the most.
            PR ingame name - |TG-Irr| SilverJohn

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