- Lunch-box 2 Gunner
After sorting out some initial comms issues with my driver (Mic mute buttons should be sent to hell) we set off behind the infantry at what we though was a safe distance.
Well it turns out that driving though the jungle at night is bad for three reasons. First, you can't see shit. Second you need to stay close to the infantry so your spotlights can illuminate the jungle for them. Third, turning the lights on make you a huge ass target for opportunistic RPG gunners.
All the combine rather quickly and our lunch-box caught an RPG round, knocking us out. Luckily both me and Denel got out alive and began the search for weapons and bad men to shoot them at. Stumbling up a hill I managed to find a dead dude who just happened to be the bastard who blew up my ride (RPG-18 with no ammo) so I stole his AK and immediately got shot by something, possibly something American.
A short crawl to help later and I was back on my feet and reunited with my Driver. As we fell back to make an LZ I shot some EI running in front of a friendly. Having just seen a dude with an AK kill someone in front of his eyes he put two and two together to make five and shot me dead. This did however let me see dancemoox have an epic hissy so it wasn't all bad!
South of the River
- A4 FTL
After our brief in the Big Manly Arms we loaded up and headed south. As part of team two our job was to flail around blindly in the enemy occupied forests the briefing told us to avoid.
I can't remember too much since it was too dark, but highlight included calling in a fire mission on some shady looking types in a bush, Penney's steadfast refusal to use the radio and communicate instead by yelling and killing an enemy transformer (It's a BMP-2, It's a BTR-90, it's a tank, it's a BRDM, it's a bird, it's a plane!) while it was in it's vulnerable BTR-70 stage. Maybe daytime would a be a bit less sadistic than night?
Cache and Carry
- B1 AT
So this turned out to be a lot more deadly than anticipated. At least I wasn't in Bravo!
We managed to find and blow one of the caches, as well as constantly attract bullets from hidden enemies. I was one of the lucky three that survived to the end and uncovered the site of Alphas mass grave, securing it for the skip driver
Maybe a few less dudes are in order for the next iteration, the terrain seems to make them A3 levels of deadly.
- Me failing to read the map, think we were moving along a raised road with verges, not a mountain cutting.
- Our Chinese whispers method of Forward Observer communication.
- Shell fucking everything!
- "Fire mission, 2 HE on point broken arrow. Expect transmissions to Cease. God save the Queen"
- OPFOR A1 AT
I spend most of this skulking in the big metal shed, snuck round and shot a dude then got mowed down myself.