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  1. Joe

    FNG (Fluffy New Guy!)

    Liberation is where I go to forget about the world, as I rain mortar hell on entire grid squares.
  2. Sorry about leaving so quick. Did I miss anything? While the approach was good (GJ Sparks), once at the Obj we started suffering. The first problem (IMHO) was us (blue) stopping in the open, making us a target while in sight of the obj. Once at the obj we suffered the same faith as Syrians using tanks without infantry support inside built up areas. I love (LOVE) tanks, they can be mobile firebases/bunkers with the infantry. Without infantry they are just bullet magnets. I think we could have offset a lot of the weaknesses had we had UAV support. I have very fond memories of rolling in with a tank supported with infantry on Liberation, so I know we can do better. I don't know what was said during the debrief, but I'm sure the kerfuffle with the ammo for the tanks was brought up. Honestly, this mission would be worth revisiting. Maybe one tank, one APC full of heavy infantry dismounts, and we would have rocked that shit. In closing, I am curious about what everyone's view distance was set at. I was engaging infantry at one point (using thermals) I heard lots of chatter about who was shooting at what, even though I call out bearings. My settings are maxed out...
  3. Joe

    Operation Squirt Control

    "Pack light"? Didn't we learn anything last time? Rifleman.
  4. Joe

    Operation Devil's NIght

    Some thoughts from last night: Good plan, if I say so myself, but like any good plan it didn't survive contact with the enemy. In hindsight we were less than 5 minutes off in setting up the mines at the entrance of the village, which would have made all the difference in the world. Had I been quicker in getting the overwatch position clearing organized, it likely would have went swimmingly. I kept expecting Arch's team to run out of ammo, but ultimately only Sawtes ran low. Maybe we should always bring at least some disposable AT capability, just in case. Thanks to Farsight for the speedball delivery. We could have rolled in a little heavier equipped, we just weren't used to that level of enemy activity. Excellent strafing run by Viking. As close and as effective as you could ever want. From my perspective everyone performed awesome. All in all we accomplished the mission. The people getting dropped and the overwhelming enemy force took from the fun somewhat.
  5. That's interesting. Never been on the receiving end of smoke and I never knew it would "rattle" people nearby. Those smoke rounds were purposefully landed there, with the expectation that you were about to break north any moment. I figured a little early wouldn't be catastrophic. Now that I know it creates suppression I will be more careful. I'm trying to track down the damage radius for mortar rounds. If anyone has any references, i am all ears. (Currently googling)
  6. Came to say pretty much what @sparkstable wrote. Again, good job @Trauma, I like that this mission was directly set up from last week's mission. Good pacing, and the evac under fire at the end was the cherry on the sundae. Watching the map contacts creep in closer and closer, waiting for permission to open up with the mortar was a bit nerve wracking . @CyphasCayne was reportedly injured by one of my rounds, which should not have happened. If you get hit by my indirect fire, let me know. I try to account for variables, putting them as close as possible, but friendly fire isn't cool on Ops. Good job everyone. 10/10 would mortar again.
  7. In for whatever. Of course I like mortars, but I won't be heartbroken if someone else wants it.
  8. Joe

    Operation Morning Star

    I'd try my hand at FAC. "Wings leveled" "Cleared hot"
  9. Joe

    Operation Pax Sparta

    More from my rambling debrief: Great job Red team. Great on the ambush, amazing volume of fire. Good movement up to the camp after the ambush. Good situational awareness shooting up the injured opfor waking up (sMoKe and Stillwater). Good calling out the enemy and reacting, on the way, at the ambush, at the camp, after securing the camp, and even while we were retreating. Still loving Stillwater picking up the M240 off of Tron's dead body. We should have been more mindful of our formations, and Etherwolf ran out of ammo.
  10. Joe


    Who's got the big gun baby!
  11. Joe

    [LD] Operation Headstrong

    I'm in. MMG gunner preferred role, but can do LR radio if need be.
  12. Joe

    [LD] Operation Screwball

    I'll be Statler if someone wants to be my Waldorf.
  13. Joe

    Operation Benghazi

    Not to detract from the fun of the mission, but for those of you who didn't know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Smith_(diplomat)