Jump to content
Sgt.Squarehead

Mosul (Iraq) The small red-headed child of an epic MOUT map!

Recommended Posts

On 3/5/2019 at 10:27 AM, General Jack Ripper said:
On 3/4/2019 at 7:47 AM, Erwin said:

Nice video...  but, presumably the troopers wouldn't run out in front of the M1 as it was firing in RL(?)

Most likely, no. Not without some ruptured eardrums at the very least.

I was thinking of the discussion re being too close to an 81mm mortar when it fired creating serious injuries.  Must be much worse being close to a 120mm.

On 3/5/2019 at 10:27 AM, General Jack Ripper said:

Most of my casualties came from the last ten turns or so, as I simply threw bodies into the fire.

Yeah, this is my common experience.  It's very tricky pacing oneself in a game - one can be brilliant at attacking carefully, conserving men and equipment for 90% of the game, and then all goes to hell in the last 10 minutes.  Exactly what happened playing CMSF2's "Breaking the Bank".   Even tho' managed to get a Total Victory, it seemed that the large friendly casualties would have made the Brit unit incapable of further action.  So is that really a win?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

`Good-morning; good-morning!' the General said 
When we met him last week on our way to the line. 
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of 'em dead, 
And we're cursing his staff for incompetent swine. 
`He's a cheery old card,' grunted Harry to Jack
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.
. . . . 
But he did for them both by his plan of attack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If there is a map of Mosul, or at least NW Mosul I would purchase SF2 today. I may have spent some time on those lovely streets. 

A couple of notes from that vacation:

I was (and remain) a huge fan of CMBB. When CMSF came out I purchased it immediately. I played one mission and never played again. Strykers were getting knocked out left and right by RPG-7s. Unless the ammo for those RPGs has changed significantly since 2004 the odds of destroying a Stryker with an RPG hit should be about 5%. That's a hit. Only about 20% fired actually hit especially once return fire begins (admittedly this probably had more to do with the experience level of the enemy). To be honest I've never seen a hit once suppression begins. 7 Strykers hit with RPGs (including one hit 4 times) led to one total loss (we used to store our POL on the outside...stopped that poor practice after a second platoon Stryker burned to the ground...no casualties and the only lost Stryker from combat) and one penetration leading to one casualty (that was ugly but he was evaced to Germany and survived). I believe RPGs are MASSIVELY overpowered in this simulation.

 My next complaint...mortars. In particular 60mm mortars. I must admit, whether gaming or RL I have never taken mortars seriously. I used to mock our mortars saying their only purpose was to lay smoke. (Ironic as my kid is now a mortarman in the 101st...he wouldn't follow me into the decisive branch...armor. Sad.) So...summer 2004 in Mosul. Bn is having a volleyball tourney. Hot summer day, no missions going on....most of the Bn is gathered round watching the companies compete. (It was dull....I was actually in my conex playing games). Insurgents fire of a string of 60mm rounds. 3 land right on the court where they are playing volleyball. The rest of the Bn gathered in tightly. This should have been a disaster of epic proportions. As it was a third of those there got purple hearts...for scratches. Not one single serious injury. One hundred guys in T Shirts and shorts (no armor) and 3 60mm rounds land right in their midst...doing nothing. Mortars are overpowered as well!

 

Edited by Attilaforfun

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not really Mosul, but worth addressing IMHO:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/27/iraqi-special-forces-deploy-baghdad-60-protesters-killed/

I dearly hope that CTS don't do it.  :mellow:

@Combatintman  I'd imagine you've already seen this, but figured I should draw your attention to it, just in case you haven't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

Not really Mosul, but worth addressing IMHO:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/27/iraqi-special-forces-deploy-baghdad-60-protesters-killed/

I dearly hope that CTS don't do it.  :mellow:

@Combatintman  I'd imagine you've already seen this, but figured I should draw your attention to it, just in case you haven't.

I check my colleague's Iraq reporting every day so yes I'm pretty tuned in to what is going on there, along with events here in Afghanistan, Mozambique, Yemen and this week, the Sudan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...