Plug the Gap
Opfor ASL -> CO -> HMMV-hotwirer.
Alpha Squad is be.... Oh fuck it, let's make Alpha Squad ONLY squad!
Being SL for the only squad there makes comms with CO slightly easier, so why not introduce beer and tiredness to even it out a little?
I like missions with time limits because at times stuff really drags on due to a lot of safety first nonsense. Plan on the fly, move on the fly, die on the fly. (Says the man who ends up standing still around the starting position when SL'ing....)
But yeah. We moved down the road whilst waiting for our IFV crew to be burnt to crisps (they were) and our fireteams to be killed by unseen assailants in the forests. (They were (partially)).
So, we move along, A3 is out front scouting, EI appear, EI disappear, IFV moves, we provide covering fire. A1 moves in on the forest on our left side whilst A3 moves South then East. A2 stays with MMG for a while, then we notice we're running out of time and need to speed it through the forest.
A1 proceeds to get shot up from the NE, with A2/3 a bit too slow to save them (my bad). Then the IFV decides that it should really audition for American Idol. Unfortunately, the BLUFOR judges gave it a definite thumbs down, applied with rockets.
Then we're re-forming on the southern tip of that forest when tryteyker decides to get himself killed. Jazz!
We were about to run out of time (5/7 minutes left) and we were way too far out from the place we were supposed to be.
So, knowing this, and hating the thought of wading through the forests on the western side of the map i decided that all of our guys had been to HMMV-hotwire school.
This caused some ire post-game and that is fair, and i've read the arguments against such activities before,
but i wanted to do something a bit different from the "death-slog through forest routine". And charging three HMMVS through a field in a desperate last ditch effort to get at the Officer sure was that.
They tracked us down in the city easily enough, but a grenade i threw towards some hostiles overshot them and hit the Officer in the hospital. Who promptly died. Mission end...
(Oh, and don't ever let Dogface drive you to the hospital. You'll end up god knows where.....
AKA Field promotion day.
A1 FTL -> A1 SL -> CO -> Dead on Delivery
Granted, i know what i'm letting myself into when i take A1 FTL, but at times it becomes downright hilarious. This was one of those times. We got out of the chopper and brave A1 moved through their forest objectives with ease. From the first objective we spotted 6-8 opfor, who were cheeky enough to move both left and right from the clear, open ground in which they so recently stood. Several more showed up as well, and i had forgotten that we had an MMG moving with us, so after a move slightly further ahead we littered the fields with bodies (of our enemies, surprisingly.)
Luckily for us our sweet bubble of success was popped by reports of A3, and a thoroughly stressed ASL's demise a little while later.
It wasn'n as if Bravo were taking a beating as well, so we knew good times were on. And a couple of enemies decided to start shooting on us as we tried to form up into a coherent squad again. (Causing me to *erm* test Comrade Crocutas body armor....).
Thereafter i set off what has to have been the worst helicopter pick-up of FA's history.
It might have been an idea to check who needed healing, and act on that before i told tryteyker to land, but oh no! "Hey try, mind landing in an open field for a couple of minutes whilst we get shot at and heal eachother up?!"
Luckily, he was can do on that, and the two members of A2 who had no legs had their fun crawling to the chopper. Crawl to da choppah!
Bravo was nowhere to be found, (except when Zergra was all over TS, but that got confusing fast! No worries! =)) so i figured they were dead, and that fun were to be had with a daring landing near the wreckage and some huffhuffrunstuff to safety.
This plan should perhaps have involved A) careful scouting, B) me NOT jumping out of the chopper when it had too high velocity/altitude since i thought it was the only way to survive the crash C) Two of the guys having to exit the chopper with no legs and D) Whomever was alive after the chopper crashed NOT encountering the littlest T34 that could.
2 Days to retirement
My ideal mission takes place in a forest, with fog, the purple filter, and desert camo.
One out of four ain't bad!