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#1 Posted at 2008-04-11 16:16        
     


[size=2]Bush Wars[/size]


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The Bush Wars Mod is a mod depicting the South African - Angolan Bushwar 1966 - 1989.
We are a small team at the moment but have plenty of addons ready for Armed Assault. Hopefully will gain more members with interests in this war. Will also release an "Angola" island with acurate detail of towns and routes. Mod will also include the South African Special Forces Battalions - 32 Battalion, Reconnaissance Regiments (Special Forces - Recces), 44 Parachute Battalion (Parabats), SAAF as well as the Angolan units - PLAN, MPLA, UNITA, Cuban Regular army and ANC.


ObmaR posted a new update about the Bush wars mod on their website.


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#2 Posted at 2008-09-02 19:06        
     
ObmaR from the Bush Wars Conflict Mod has released some new screenshots of FAPLA units on their web site.

FAPLA or Forcas Armadas Populares de Libertacao de Angola (Peoples Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola) was originally the armed wing of the MPLA movement but later became the Angola's official armed forces when MPLA took control of the government.

A big thank you for all the hard work put into this addon by ASZ/Aldo (Freelance member) and our member Cimalex. The textures and quality of the addon are amongst the best. We have modified and implemented a face script originally scripted by MADMED so that all the soldiers have black faces.

The addon is in the beta testing stage and we will be releasing it as soon as our weapons pack is completed.


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#3 Posted at 2008-09-07 00:29        
     
Great news! I am really looking forward to this one! :)


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#4 Posted at 2009-02-12 16:20        
     
ObmaR released some new screens on the bush wars website of there new SADF Units by Arremba San Zorzo and CimaleX.

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Cimalex has sent us the SADF (South African Defence Force), SAI (South African Infantry) and the Parabat (Parachute Battalion) soldiers made by ASZ. These are in Beta stage as the team are testing them so we can fix all bugs before release. The models are not 100% accurate as we do have restrictions on the models supplied by BIS e.g. the sleeves are not rolled but short, wrong type of boot model etc.

We will be making some adjustments to the models as well as fix some shadow issues. We will also be making some adjustments to the kit and remove some pouches that where not part of the SADF issue.

The SADF pack will include the Pat. 68 as well as the Pat. 82 webbing. The Parabat pack will include the Bats with Jump Jacket (Slangvel). Beret models are included for mission cut screen creation . The units include our own custom weapon pack e.g. the R1, R4, FNMAG etc.



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#5 Posted at 2009-02-12 16:23        
     
ObmaR released some new screens on the bush wars website of there new Weapons Pack.

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Finally the Basic Weapons Pack is complete. The weapons are made for ArmA2 but we will be releasing the pack for ArmA. Once Beta testing has been completed and we have updated the Units with our weapons then we will release them to the public.

A big thank you to Ou Matroos who spent a few nights on the net with me trying to get the 75mm Rifle grenades to work. We now have working Rifle grenades in HE and FRAG for both the R1 and R4 Rifles.

All the weapons have animated bolts, magazine reload, trigger action and the FN MAG has an animated ammo belt with the reload action.

All the weapons have been made from scratch including textures and normal maps. We have kept the config as realistic as possible with a slight increase in the dispersion value due to the nature of the MOD. Each weapon has its own specific magazine model, ingame when you drop a magazine you will actually be able to view the weapon's magazine on the ground.

The Weapons pack includes both South African and Eastern Block weapons. The South African weapons are the R1, R1 Sniper, R1 with 75mm HEAT and FRAG Rifle Grenades, R2 Para version, R2 with Folded Butt, R4, R4 with Folded Butt, R4 with 75mm HEAT and FRAG Rifle Grenades, R5, R5 with folded butt, M79 "Snotneus" 40mm GL, FN MAG, Star 9mm Pistol and the Z88 9mm Pistol .

The Pack includes the following Eastern Block weapons ; AK-47, AK-47 with GP30 GL, AKS, AKS folded, AKM, AKM with GP30 GL, AKMS, AKMS folded, RPK with 40 round mag as well as the 75 round drum mag, SVD Dragunov, SKS with Bayonet and the Tokarev T33 pistol.

This Addon is the basis of our weapons pack and we will be adding more models at a later stage. We are testing the weapons and updating our Pilots and Units. Once that task is complete we release all the addons completed up to date. Will announce the public release within the next 2 weeks.



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#6 Posted at 2009-02-12 21:33        
     
Just went to the website. This one has "class" written all over it. Seems like it could be a very interesting combat "scenario". Can't wait to see it come out.


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#7 Posted at 2009-02-15 23:37        
     
Looking good!
One question if I may? - have you found a workaround for the m79 problem where primary weapons always cause their operator to call 'ammo low' w/o any primary mags? Last few attempts I've seen to make one for ArmA resulted in moronic AI complaints even with a full load of 'nades.


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#8 Posted at 2009-02-16 04:45        
     
Well-last weeks of ArmA! ArmA2 incoming!!!!:D

Shit! Almost forgot to say that these are THE BEST F**K'n AK's I have ever seen in ArmA!!! THEY LOOK LIKE THEY F**K'n REAL!
A first MUST HAVE addon for ArmA2!!! Keep it up!:yes


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#9 Posted at 2009-02-22 02:38        
     
RabidStoat : Looking good!
One question if I may? - have you found a workaround for the m79 problem where primary weapons always cause their operator to call 'ammo low' w/o any primary mags? Last few attempts I've seen to make one for ArmA resulted in moronic AI complaints even with a full load of 'nades.

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The only way around that problem (I tried to make the M79 a secondary weapon with no success) is to place the mags (Grenades) in the primary slot and not in the pistol mag slot. The reason why AI shout "ammo low!" is because the grenades are single rounds and not really a magazine. This works fine with the existing ArmA weapons with under barrel GL as there are weapon magazines (bullets) in the primary slot. The M79 is only grenades and AI don't recognize the pistol slot as a primary magazine. This would also happen if you took the ArmA weapon with under barrel GL and removed the Bullet Magazines, ingame AI would also shout "ammo low!"
Its a little ArmA config restriction, I guess not really intentional. I hear this has been fixed for ArmA2

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#10 Posted at 2009-02-22 04:45        
     
I have to say these weapons do look very nice.
Especially the wood texture. I'm also trying to make wooden textures but they are long not as good as yours.
Seems like you normal mapped them and even with such a relative low polycount, they are looking stunning.
Actually I'm quite curious about how you managed it, to attach that kind of "baby" mortars to the gun. I remember seeing this in OFP?
Good job even if I know you won't response to this.

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#11 Posted at 2009-02-25 09:23        
     
Hey this weapon pack works not by me ! :eek

I had to install it on the recommended modfolder way, but i cannot find it in the editor...

Is BW Mod needed for this pack to run ?

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#12 Posted at 2009-02-25 12:08        
     
Its a weapons pack so I assume you have to add the weapon manually to each unit you want to use those weapons.
Use the classnames and the correct command.

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#13 Posted at 2009-04-05 09:05        
     
Okay guys.

A lot of people have been waiting a long time for this... And after some hard work and very long hours, the Bushwars Mod team is happy to announce:

The public release of our South African Defence Force and SWAPO soldier packs!

Obmar:
In 1965 the first infiltration by armed insurgents of PLAN (People's Liberation Army of Namibia) took place over the border of Southern Angola/Ovamboland, and set in motion what was to become a war lasting 23 years and ultimately involving not only Namibians and South Africans, but also Angolans, Cubans, Russians and Americans.
The SADF would bring new weapons into service, improve transport in the form of mine-protected vehicles, and establish new units of specialist forces which included Bushman trackers, cavalry units and elite units such as the "Recces" and "Pathfinders". Black units were also formed and few could have foreseen at that time that the remnants of the FNLA force which failed so badly at Luanda would later, under the leadership of the renowned Col. Jan Breytenbach, form one of the most feared units of the entire war - "32 Battalion", also known as the "Buffalo Battalion". The standard of training of the Angolan Army also improved significantly under the influence of the Cubans, however, and they provided a haven on the Angolan side of the border for SWAPO.

External or cross-border operations by the SADF against both SWAPO and FAPLA became commonplace. Almost every year saw a new major operation take place, up till the last days of the war which ended in 1989.

We are pleased to release the first batch of soldier units. A big thank you to ASZ and CimaleX for the modification and textures and the months of work put into the soldier models. Falcon1 applied the final touches to the SADF soldier pack. Our team member SAAF developed a script for the SADF Mortar Platoon which enables them to pack and carry the M3 mortar and place the mortar for fire support missions. We have tried to keep the soldiers as realistic as possible and FALCON1 did everything possible to keep them authentic with the pat67 and pat82 webbing.



The pack includes a variety of soldiers from a SADF Colonel to a crew member. All the weapons are from our custom weapons pack.



The M3 81mm mortar was made with the SADF troop pack in mind. After suggestions and extensive testing by Ou Matroos, SAAF modified and implemented the Real Artillery Mod scripts by Jones. This gives the mortar platoon a realistic capability of firing indirect rounds during game fire missions.




More hard work by ASZ and CimaleX. This time its the SWAPO/PLAN soldier pack.

The People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), SWAPO's military wing. In 1966, the South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) began guerrilla attacks on South Africa, infiltrating the territory from bases in Zambia. After Angola became independent in 1975, SWAPO established bases in the southern part of the country. Hostilities intensified over the years, especially in Ovamboland. SWAPO tactics followed that of the Warsaw Pact armies during the cold war, as members were trained in Russia, East Germany, Tanzania (under Eastern Block command), etc. Armed groups ranging from a handful to several hundred, armed with light weapons such as AK 47's, MG's, RPG 7's, mines, etc. operated from SWAPO bases deep inside Angola. These groups infiltrated SWA during the rainy season (due to scarcity of water in the semi-desert region), and conducted terror activities against the SADF and local population. Terror activities included ambushes, mining of roads, terrorising local population supporting the SADF, recruiting new Plan members (sometimes forcefully), etc. SWAPO/PLAN suffered about 11400 casualties during the Bush War 1966-1989.

Soldiers wear variations of the different cammo schemes, the most common one being the East German "Rice Pattern" . All weapons are from our custom weapons pack.

Next week we will add the FAPLA, 32 Battalion and SADF Parachute Brigades commonly referred to as the "Parabats". The Ovamboland island is also near completion. So we are working towards a mini-mod teaser release with missions by CimaleX before ArmAII is released.

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#14 Posted at 2009-04-05 15:10        
     
Thanks for releasing Addon here! :thumb



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#15 Posted at 2009-04-05 17:34        
     
Is this weapon movable like in ACE mod?