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  1. For scenario ideas?

    I watched one last night, part of it at least, and the Americans were in a standoff with some Iraqi insurgents. When dawn broke and the insurgents attacked the Americans beat them back, then made a counter attack and won the day...

    ...And there was much rejoicing...

    rejoice.jpg

    So I am assuming some of our talented scenario designers will pick this show apart for some ideas. I know it's in Syria, but I also know there will be plenty of user made 'Iraq' scenarios.

    I have not been following the show 'Over There' at all so I don't know if it is any good or not, just caught that part of one episode last night, so please save your flames for someone more deserving if the show is, overall, a pile of poop.

  2. Originally posted by Shmavis:

    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by V:

    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Preserved Killick:

    Technically, I believe, it means "greatest God", but is often translated idiomatically as "God is great".

    The problem with that is that to say 'greatest God' implies that there is another god or gods besides Allah (swt) which is a big no-no to Muslims. Which I am sure you know, but I'm just trying to justify uping my post count.

    smile.gif </font>

  3. Originally posted by RCHRD:

    It's purpose is to simulate the combat that ensues from an aggressive invasion, unilaterally, and without just cause. This is a real possibility. 99% of the quick battles played will simulate the war against the Iraqi insurgency. This is abhorrent to me.

    {snip}

    , it's just that I cannot support the reality that it represents, in any way. No hard feelings. Flame away.

    :rolleyes:
  4. Originally posted by Hoolaman:

    I am extremely relieved that there will not be suicide bombers, even if it's only because of technical issues.

    I know it's part of the modern spectrum of war, I'm just not interested in seeing anyone make game of it at all. Yuck.

    Understandable.

    But to play devil's advocate, couldn't the same be said about making a game about Nazi's?

  5. Originally posted by Preserved Killick:

    Technically, I believe, it means "greatest God", but is often translated idiomatically as "God is great".

    The problem with that is that to say 'greatest God' implies that there is another god or gods besides Allah (swt) which is a big no-no to Muslims. Which I am sure you know, but I'm just trying to justify uping my post count.

    smile.gif

  6. Originally posted by Preserved Killick:

    I believe the correct rendering is Allahu Aqbar. The "L" sound in Allah is elongated, maybe that's what the fellow meant by the "Al-l..."

    Technically, I believe, it means "greatest God", but is often translated idiomatically as "God is great".

    And to contribute, I think some good Arabic in this game would be a very nice contribution to gameplay. Although I have no idea which dialect would be best, as I have only studied classical Arabic.

    Allahu Akbar means 'God is greater.'

    edit: oops, already said.

  7. Originally posted by Michael Dorosh:

    I don't see where some of these posters are getting their logic from. Lots of

    OH MY GOD IT'S A MODERN GAME well tanks can fire 4000 metres away so the maps will be HUGE and since its the middle east where armies don't exist the games must be all about SUICIDE BOMBERS AND KIDS! Kids I tell ya!

    I never mentioned kids. But I don't see what is unrealistic about 'martyr' troops blowing themselves up. It is a reality and it has happened in tactical situations in Iraq.
  8. The US and Allies in such a war as is being depicted in the game would most likely prefer the Israeli's to stay out of the fight unless totally necessary.

    In the game, there will be Arab and Muslim forces fighting with the Allies, and I seriously doubt any of those nations would team up with Israel in such a circumstance.

    Israels involvement would totally polarize the campaign.

    Back in the second gulf war Saddam slammed some SCUDs into Tel Aviv and the US had to ask Israel not to respond, partly because of the opinions the Arab Coalition members (Syria, Egypt, SA, Kuwait, etc) would have to such a retaliation.

  9. Originally posted by SSgt Viljuri:

    Wicky wrote: </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr /> Quick Question - Who's being commissioned to do the Syrian/Arabic voices?

    Dunno. But don't go to Syria or Iraq, it would be too dangerous or something. Apart from lingvistic faculties (read: expensive), France has a sizeable Syrian minority (hardly surprising). </font>
  10. Originally posted by SSgt Viljuri:

    Wicky wrote: </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr /> Quick Question - Who's being commissioned to do the Syrian/Arabic voices?

    Dunno. But don't go to Syria or Iraq, it would be too dangerous or something. Apart from lingvistic faculties (read: expensive), France has a sizeable Syrian minority (hardly surprising). </font>
  11. Originally posted by KwazyDog:

    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by goldstein:

    What a let down ...I cant believe you guys chose to make a game about the biggest us strategical mistake ever.

    I guess I missed the CNN report where the US had gone to war with Syria.

    As always we thank you for your input, but as your IP resolves to the same Frech ISP as 'tenardier', whom I banned only a short while ago, youll understand if we feel that it isnt an entirely objective opinion.

    Dan </font>

  12. Good point about the UN aspect. I would think Syria would have to invade someone to get the full UN treatment.

    I also wonder about other Arab/Muslim countries siding with the Americans to invade Syria, given the current mood concerning Iraq.

    And yes, I know that there were several Arab and Muslim countries involved in the first war with Iraq, but at least two of them (coincidentatlly Syria and Egypt) were dead set against attacking into Iraq towards Baghdad in '91.

  13. Originally posted by Steiner14:

    2. The story: sorry, but Syria is one of the most hatred countries by Israel. The jews will do everything, to throw it down. And that means, USrael will fight and bleed for it...

    'The Jews?' How about the 'Israeli's?'

    I'm not too into politically correct speech, but come on, that just sounds terrible.

    So to me this setting, that the ZOGs (US, NATO) would fight for one of the last really free and independent countries, is simply ridiculous.

    An invasion in Syria to install a ZOG, that could be a realistic setting.

    Syria is free?

    the US is big and in Germany it is HUGE.

    i.e.: everyone i know is happy, that the US are bleeding that much in Iraq. Most people i know, have big respect for the Iraqi freedom fighters. All people i know were happy that hurricane Katrina hit the USA and not another country (me included).

    Most people you know are terrible, hate filled people if they were 'happy' about the hurricane and they are pretty naive if they have 'big respect' for the insurgency.

    Calling them Freedom Fighters is akin to calling the Nazi's 'liberators.'

    So I guess if BF.C wants to tap into the German market they will have to make CM:CB Combat Mission: Car Bombing.(trademark)

    Lot's of fun to be had driving your fully armed Mujahideen Martyr up to a humvee surrounded by Iraqi kids gathering candy from American soldiers and detonating it, taking out scores of kids to kill one American...

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