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    At the sharp endb for a long while....
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    CT, USA
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    Wargaming, History, Hockey, Shootng, Gaming

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  1. Los

    ARMA 2 and 3 demos

    Here is an example of something we created with Arma 3. Every year for the past 25 years friends come over for a week just to game (called a Loscon!). Using some of the zombie mods and tools people have created for the game, I created a zombie survival mission. It started at night at our "house" (on the island of Altis), and the only weapons we had were whatever guns are at my house. We had up to 8 players participating. We had to get our act together, get down to the county emergency assemble area, then found out that had been over run. Because some of our guys are real life helo pilots, one of them in game knew of a Helo at a distant airfield. But it needed some quick repairs. We had to head down to a work shop near where the National Guard had another assembly area. It was over run too but we were able to get military weapons. After escaping that desperate situation we headed north to the airfield. Found the helo, repaired it and flew it east to the main airport on the island (It was short of fuel). We then had to refuel it as more hordes attacked barely making it off the ground and off island. That misision took about 6 hours in real time and we played it from 10pm until 0400. Every night for three days straight I ran that mission for different people.The mission included features such as : Roving general ambient zombies. Areas where there were zombie spawn points that if you got near them larger groups would appear. The ability to customize you appearance and clothes and equipment. Spawn points that appeared as we progressed across the island so if you dies you could at least be within a mile of the group and we could try and rv with you. The need to drink and eat or lose health and capability. The inability to scavenge houses for food, ammo weapons and equipment. etc.. That's just one of the many ways we played Arma3. And the zombie mission we ran for three years straight, every year on a new island but picking up with the same characters. This gives you an idea:
  2. Los

    ARMA 2 and 3 demos

    Erwin no need to feel bad about posting a question in the general discussion boards. Our group play a tremendous amount of Arma 3. It is highly capable in many different spectrums. (single player, multiplayer, coop, , not the least of which as a role playing vehicle.) It has great modding and scenario generation tools and you are pretty much only limited by your imagination for what you can accomplish with it.s heavily supported by the community an done of the best gaming investments one can make over a period of time if you are into that sort of thing. If yo have a great bunch of guys to play with, it is excellent. You even have GM tools so you can plop situations down in front of your guys that they have to deal with, and even jump in and control non-player characters for dialog. For example it makes for a great infantry platoon leader simulator. Its amazing. Arma 2 is to Arma 3 as Combat Mission is to Combat Mission 2. Just get Arrma 3 unless you are for some reason still using an old machine.(3-4 years). Los
  3. Los

    Vostok-2018

    Thanks for posting. I love the map at 1:57, I need that for my back yard!
  4. Los

    56th SBCT at NTC

    "Do the Donovians ever win? 😄" Usually they do. "Also, that's a cool avatar you have. AIRBORNE!!!" Was in CSC/1-505th and also B-313th CEWI, so I appreciate your crest as well. 😉 "(I'm curious if the Stryker could carry MORE gear? Sheesh...some of their suspensions looked pretty beat.)" Their Strykers are getting long in the tooth. NTC is hard on equipment, my son's Stryker broke down 50m into the problem so they towed it with another and crammed everyone in one Strykert (It got repaired after a few days) At some point in the vid you see if being towed. Los
  5. I put together a short film of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat team's recent NTC rotation. It occurs to me that w CMSF 2 coming out some might find it interesting. My son provided much of the helmet cam footage.. You can see the opfor makes liberal use of smoke for mounted movements.. Los
  6. Los

    Stryker vs Bradley

    Here's a sample mission for the SBCT at NTC where the unit performed well: http://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/magazine/issues/2017/JUL-SEP/pdf/10)TN3-Courchaine-Stryker.pdf
  7. Los

    Original BF Crew/Employees

    I think I've been here since near the beginning... Los
  8. Rule of thumb in actual combat: You have the whole rest of your life to get from point A to point B.
  9. Los

    Virtual Reality

    I just want to report that I own an HTC Vive is it is downright awesome. It is simple enough to use that my 70+ in laws tried it and are now buying a PC capable of running it and ordered one themselves. Every few days new and cool a games and apps are released. I bought it mostly for flight sims (DCS and FSX are awesome) but it is great in room scale play as well. It would be neat to command Combat Mission from the ground level (Like they do with Scourge of War Gettysburg and Headquarters in the saddle mode) as sort of a infantry company commander simulator. Anyway, good stuff. If you can afford it, I recommend it. And between the Vive and the Rift get the Vive because of the room scale play options. My buddy bought the rift at the same time and I have time in both. Oh did I mention VR-video pole dancers...... Los
  10. Los

    In Praise of Real Time battles!

    I agree, and if only we could get Multiplayer coop! (or more than 2 player coop). Los
  11. Am I the only one that thinks this video is hilarious? "Good shot but you roasted us too!"
  12. I agree, I am awaiting the kick starter as well. Los
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