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AAR Air Cav July 18 09

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  • AAR Air Cav July 18 09

    absolutly awesome game. Kezi you were an awesome commander!
    i enjoyed flying cas this mission, even if i did only kill one friendly and crashed into some trees.

    Marine did a wonderful job flying the C130 even tho he had never done it "live! before

  • #2
    Re: AAR Air Cav July 18 09

    Had fun flying the C-130 and watching guys paradrop out the back!

    (and using various vehicles to "taxi" it into position for take off)

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    • #3
      Re: AAR Air Cav July 18 09

      I had a great time both gunning in the cobra and flying transport in the seahawk. Now enough from the pilots lets here some AARs from the ground troops.
      |TG-73rd Member| Former TG Irregular ArmA Platoon Leader| Former TG ArmA Admin XO| TG Pathfinder - Spartan 1 |TGU ArmA Instructor |Former TG-18th Member| |Former TG-1st Member|

      "Its easy to argue about issues from afar. But until you have experienced the issue first hand, you have not seen all the facts."

      Carver you will be cut off for a long time before reinforcements can reach you "I am the reinforcements the main force is only coming to bring me body bags and to clean up the mess Im about to make" - General Carver


      • #4
        Re: AAR Air Cav July 18 09

        Thanks a lot guys for introducing me to the great style of gameplay here at TG and I had a blast playing with you guys. Hopefully there will be a lot more AAR's I can claim myself to have been a part of in the future.


        • #5
          Re: AAR Air Cav July 18 09

          Thanks to Kezi for great PL Commanding. As always effective command is key when working with a group of 20-30 players.

          I served as Bravo SQ Squad Leader and at times had up to 13 members in my squad. For the most we were tasked with infantry assault in conjunction with another similarly outfitted squad led by TG-22nd Eugene.

          Kudos to my squad, we had a large group and they peformed almost flawlessly the entire missioni (3 hrs) Inner squad comms were efficient and at critical times un hindered by needless chatter. At several points during the op I gave both simple and complex movement and engagement orders and they were followed to the letter. This effort was greatly helped by some old hands helping new comers and this worked wonders. Command kept all units on the same page including CAS who's effort helped the ground units punch through considerable resistance at times.

          The most dramatic part of the mission saw my squad pinned down at a coastal hamlet outside of Electrovogordorsk (sp?). The team was dug in tight and returning fire effectively against a mechanized infantry trying to push us into the sea. The tide was turning in our favor when a friendly air strike ebbed back into our position and wiped out most of our squad leaving just |TG| B and myself (and one other?) in a very precarious position. We kept our heads down and eventually reinforcements made it back but the enemy push by this time was just too much and my team was wiped out before I could order a withdrawal. My poor medic was healing me just as I was about to give the fallback order when a BMP-3 found us and placed murderous fire in and around our position. Though we weren't hit directly the splash damage wiped most of us out, rendering us combat ineffective for the time being. By the time we had assembled at base for transport back to the battle CAS had swept in and eliminated resistance and turned the tide for good.

          Near the end of the mission I was lucky to have a volunteer for radio operator. This freed up comms and enabled me to focus much more on the battle at hand.

          I said almost flawlessly right? The one serious gaffe we made came during our c130 jump. We had 15-20 minutes to prep and I had laid out a specific jump plan for our 12 man assault team. I grouped the squad into 4 groups of three and each group was to go on my command. Group 1 jump beat beat group two jump beat beat...etc until group 4 is down. It was Fubar from the start. The C130 followed the flight path but in the wrong direction. We were supposed to come in from the S and jump on the town but we approached from the N. I began to unwrangle this at command level when my troops jumped !? out without getting my order. ...Needless to say our prebattle plan was a wash as we had to adjust on the fly due to our altered landing zone.

          This is not in anyway a knock on the pilot or command but an excellent example of real life complexity mirrored in our gaming world. I loved landing on the ground having to drop the original plan and adapt and overcome. Thankfully CAS had worked the town over quite well and we rolled over the objective with only token resistance and no casualties.

          In subsequent a subsequent op the other infantry squad mis dropped as well and altered our movement and attack plans on the final objective. This tells me we have some work to do on airborne assault ops and I'd love to play a mission that helps us practice air drops form the C130.

          Cheers mates--this is great stuff. ARMA 2 is panning out quite nicely. Can't wait for the next op!!
          ARMA Admin (retired)
          Pathfinder-Spartan 5


          • #6
            Re: AAR Air Cav July 18 09

            I really enjoyed this mission.Thanks to keizi who always kept calm under pressure.Well done good leading.Para dropping out of the C130's was just awesome!My heart really miised a few beats there.:row__689:

            Must say it was a bit of a learning curve to get use to all the TS channels.I would sometimes get 3 people talking to me at once in different channels and felt my ears was going into 3D mode.But with a bit of calmness I could respond to all still remembering what they have asked me.

            To my own squad I just want to say:youre awesome!Good work guys.You were always patient and did not clutter the group channel with unnecessary talking.You reacted on my commands without any complaining.And you got the job done.:row__584:

            Well it really looks like TG is making big name for itself.A lot of new comers have a lot of praising for this community.This is good and to all the folks out there that is going out of your way to help new guys on the servers -Good on YOU!

            I agree with Grunt that we need more C130 missions where we can practice our para drop skills.

            Well looking forward to the future to see what new missions and action lies ahead.:row__588:
            |TG| Eugene
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