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#1 Posted at 2012-07-13 03:38        
     
Alright, I know this is now the third WIP post since my last release, but this one is already mostly in-place. Both Op. Fish Hook and JPEL-1 are still in-progress as well, but when I hit a wall, I find sometimes it's best to switch gears...and then the new project becomes the next big idea.

Requirements:
Arma 2 Combined Operations
Tora Bora (island) by Chill xl - http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=12969
Tier One Operators (units) by McNools - http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=11249

Research:
I've been reading about the Battle of Tora Bora that took place in December of 2001, when Coalition forces almost had bin Laden cornered. Based on the account in this book, A Different Kind of War: The United States Army in Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2005 ( http://www.scribd.com/doc/34259081/A-Different-Kind-of-War ), I've done my best to reconstruct the battlefield on December 9, 2001, based on maps from the book, accounts of the situation at the time from ODA 572, and a bit of imagination.

Mission:
As a member of Task Force 11 (TF11), an elite Coalition SOF organization made up of US and UK Tier One operators, you must command 4-man AFO Viper on a DEEP RECONNAISSANCE mission in enemy-held territory. This mission makes use of well over half of the 'island', and features a minimal but engaging storyline.

(Optional) Request assistance from Eastern Alliance (EA) 'security chief' Hazrat Ali
Phase 1 - Rendezvous with ODA 572 and the other half of your team at OP Cobra Alpha
Phase 2 - Assault defensive line at Gharunta village and destroy reported enemy weapons cache
Phase 3 - Perform deep recon on villages of Sanaag Bari, Wanat, and Yak Ghar
Phase 4 - After completing your objectives, you must return to friendly territory and report back to TF11 TOC

Features:
* Highly detailed briefing modelled after the US Army's "5-paragraph format"
* Access to customized ATV with M107 (similar to what you see in Medal of Honor 2011)
* Optional objectives can earn you extra manpower and backup
* Randomness applied to enemy forces chance of spawning and waypoints, allowing for replay value
* Many tactical approaches allow you to tackle the challenge in your preferred style
* Things like fuel and terrain become highly important when using the ATVs as intended

Screens:
A screen of your custom ATV, "Ol' Skanky" (ATVs are ideal for the rugged terrain)

TF11's TOC (Tactical Operations Center) across the road from EA HQ

Speak to Hazrat Ali and you might be able to procure some extra backup

Deep recon is all about getting as close as possible without being detected


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#2 Posted at 2012-07-17 13:59        
     
Things are definitely on-track. Today, I added an optional objective to take out an Al-Qaeda HVT who travels around the AO-- you have about an hour and a half to find and kill him before he heads south and the CIA takes care of it. The CIA coordinator, Gary (a reference to the author of Jawbreaker, one of my research sources) gives you periodic updates of the HVT's reported position.

Here's a preview of the loading screen, which shows AFO Viper, your 4-man recon team from Task Force 11 (TF11)
From L-R: Kraken, Puma, Hooch (you), Widow.



Only a few things left to do, another round or two of testing and then I'll submit to Armaholic and link here.


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#3 Posted at 2012-07-21 15:05        
     
UPDATE:

Now released! http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=17216


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#4 Posted at 2012-08-06 15:26        
     
If any mods happen across this poor neglected thread, it should likely be moved to the completed missions forum.

Thanks!