Crocuta wrote:Snipe Hunt: A1 AT. I wondered why Fallujah looked so sparse this time. I managed to spot a sniper (who eventually killed me) through a couple of invisible buildings. It turns out that something something OAC deleted/not-deleted. What am I supposed to do about that?
Since you downloaded the pack manually go into where the @FA_V+ folder is and root around in it for 'oac_core.pbo' once you've located it send it for a stint of forced labour in the recycle bin.. Then you'll not have issues on Fallujah again.
Anyway onto a quick AAR!
Tundra Tussle - Alpha Medic
Somehow SL and I were lead vehicle with myself as top cover, passing out of the outpost entrance I returned fire to a sneaky Russian and his equally sneaky friend on the roadside. Pushing further on I was able to pick off his two team mates as we drove past. Once we were staging below the first objective I began to have terrible Black Hawk Down flashbacks. We were taking inaccurate fire from some distance, rounds were pinging off the 240 shield in front of me and making a mess of the HUMVEE. The M60 took two well placed RPG hits knocking it out of effectiveness for the duration. I dismounted and moved with the balance of Alpha on foot into the first objective only returning to Homer's HUMVEE when we'd cleared the objective.
Pushing towards the town I was again dismounted, I was able to declare with my expert medical skills that the Russians had indeed killed the civilians, it was then that the culprit BTR-70 make its presence known followed swiftly by hidden Russians around the shelled supermarket. It was then an RPG from the west struck one of the mounted HUMVEE elements killing two inside.. We had lots of wounded, I ran to get the first man up as others provided security but they were soon themselves wounded. I took a bullet myself and called for more assistance from the still mounted elements, none came. At first, then the Scottish rage caused me to swear a lot and people got out of HUMVEEs and healed up some of the wounded.
Here is a pro tip for you all. In a situation like we were in, everyone but the gunner should dismount (driver may remain mounted or by the vehicle if movement is required) and assist in the clearing of the objective. When two fireteams are badly wounded ten feet from you, don't sit like a jackass in the back of a vehicle get out provide security and help the wounded up. Remember next mission it could well be you bleeding out on the floor!
Anyway once the remaining survivors were picked up we pushed to the next objective, killed Russians along the way and I tended to many more wounded. Of note was the death of Gamma, he was next to me, and didn't see the Russian six feet from him. Caribou terrain itself is just as deadly as the enemy.
Assaulting the dock I pushed down from the hillside to clear one of the long convener buildings. Killing two inside but finding my aim lacking with the third, I was only slightly wounded, Homer killed the last Russian and healed me up. Then the Mi-8 showed up. I took my best shot with the M136 as I could, missing it high by 10m or so. Looking around for anything automatic I found an RPK on a dead Russian and set up prone firing directly into the cockpit on its next pass. The crew chief was returning PKM fire and I began to roll inside the building when the rocket volley hit me killing me outright. Homer tried the same tactic with equally deadly results.
Snipe Hunt - Bluefor A1 FTL
Gentle landing near our staging south point, I had planned to push either side of the main road two men to each side but got held up by other Alpha elements getting into position then taking fire. Using a bunker on the west side Homer and Satire were able to eliminate a good number of EI before Croc spotted a sniper, through a building he couldn't see. It took me a few munutes too long to work out why I couldn't see the sniper..
Moving down we cleared some compounds pushing south. Eventually clearing to the supermarket and slum area. I had Homer and Satire provide over watch as Croc and myself ran like madmen to the big red barn, half way across Draakon asked on the 148 if the smoke was friendly, I was still on the 343 and mid bound.. Expecting a volley of fire any second from the north I stopped mid run in the best smoke and shouted 'smoke is fucking friendly' before continuing. Convinced the sniper was further to the west I crept around the east side of the barn only to take a bullet mid map check..
Reforger '89, Part 2 - AH-6 Pilot
I was determined not to be the victim of a sneaky BTR-70 this time and we all know what eventually happened. Once the troops were mounted I returned to the littlebird and got the rack radio set up before getting airborne. Catching up to the convoy I did a low and slow pass over the first town, seeing no vehicles only infantry I reported my observations before flying north half way to the next town checking the road for anything nasty. Finding nothing I called in again before returning to the town. Seeing a large body of infantry through the windows I advised the infantry clear the buildings as they moved through the town. On my second pass I saw a cluster of EI and fired hydra into them, Dogface the Infantry CO eventually asked me where the concentration of EI were, I responded "where the hydra crater is now". As the infantry completed clearing the town I started another north road run seeing nothing on the ground or on my radar. Draakon the Armoured CO suddenly reported fire from the rear south, I turned quickly back to the first town and passed over the burning wreckage of the linebacker. Seeing tracer fire from the road south I turned again north and reported in. As I knew it would take time for Satire to turn his Bradley around I radioed in I was going to do a rocket run on the attacking vehicle. lining up my shot I took BMD-2 fire to the face. These things happen but at least it wasn't a BTR-70 this time..
Foxhounds - Bluefor Alpha FTL
I split my team between two foxhounds, the CO riding in the Ridgeback in front. We drove without incident (washing machines not included) until the last town before the outpost. We took a little fire but stuck to the plan and kept driving. Getting to the outpost the Ridgeback stopped before the entrance that was blocked by an SUV and other vehicles. Deciding we'd all be dead if we stopped outside I engaged RAMMING SPEED and pushed past the Ridgeback, the SUV and turned right. My gunner was dead so I jumped on the gun, fired a few rounds then ducked out of the vehicle. I was killed by fire from the main entrance.. Turned out I'd pushed the Ridgeback onto two wheels and destroyed the SUV I'd rammed. Something to be said for a bit of Ramming Speed now and then!
Clear Skies - Alpha 2 AR
Stealer then driver of the UAZ armed with the AGS (fired expertly by Satire) Many EI died by our hands and mistaking Dogface for an enemy we also ran him over (just a little). Once the Hind showed up we ran for cover of the trees north. Then testing our luck I stopped to help up Ardyvee up, we were atomised within 10 seconds..
Crash Site - Commissar of the empty Makarov
With the quickest of 'form triangle defence' plans I sent Ardyvee up the minaret with his SVD and then set out to snag an enemy technical. Running like a mad man I was able to snag it and return unharmed. As the defence held we took many casualties, I had not heard fire from the minaret for some time so went up to check on our marksman, finding only when I'd climbed up that he was looking for more ammo in the truck I made a quick under heavy fire exit and returned to the battle outside. I checked on the south side defence finding the house under heavy fire from a MMG. I stayed long enough to snag some Makarov ammo before directing the fire of the A1 technical. I was wounded killing the crew of a technical to the east, then managed to kill attackers while returning to the centre. Most defenders were dead or wounded now, I found a dead AT rifleman and grabbed his RPG before going T-55 hunting to the west. Moving building to building with my RPG at the ready I was caught between two by an insurgent next to our downed Mi-8. I fired my RPG at him and missed, being shot in the process. Switching back to my AK I killed him before being shot by more rushing insurgents..
A nice session everyone, thanks for attending and thanks Satire for hosting. I'll see you all this Saturday for more!