Author: strac_sapper
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Requirements: Arma 2

Version: 0.4 beta
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: This adds sapper units and teams to the US Army roster.

Date: 2012-02-07 09:06

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US Army Sappers


US Army sappers work in squad and team sized elements in cooperation with Armor and Infantry, and this addon creates the necessary units and groups for easy use in missions. A team of engineers is seen as a "force multiplier", able to increase the fighting ability of nearby units by doing specialized tasks as well as direct combat.

All of the members of a sapper unit are able to do normal infantry tasks, but more importantly every member also performed their specialized tasks. In every (good) unit this author was in, everyone in the unit worked including the squad leaders. The only exception was the MG and his assistant who would provide over-watch.

Also, in Takistan, there is need for EOD teams, highly trained specialists in dangerous removal of explosives among other tasks.

All personnel, including squad and team leaders, have the ability to perform engineer tasks. And all sappers carry a mix of demo and mines, with more of one or the other. This way you can be prepared for changes in mission.

Vehicles have load of mines and satchel charges. Their crew also have engineering capabilities.

The units are set up as follows:
Sapper Squad: 1x Squad leader: GL and demo
2x Team leaders: grenade laucher (GL) and demo
1x MG: M240
1X Assitant MG: GL and demo
3x Sappers: Rifles and demo
2x Sappers: Rifles and mines
1x Medic

Sapper EBFV Dismount Squad:
1x Squad leader: GL and demo
1x Team leaders: grenade laucher (GL) and demo
1x AR: M249
1x Sappers: Rifle and demo
1x Sappers: M14 and demo

Sapper Demo Team:
1x TL: GL and demo
1x MG: M240
3x Sapper: rifle and demo
1x Medic

Sapper Mine Team:
1x TL: GL and demo
1x MG: M240
3x Sapper: rifle and mines
1x Medic

EOD Team:
1x EOD M4A3 and demo
1x EOD M4A3/M203 and demo
1x EOD M14 and demo
1x EOD M107
1x Medic

Utility HMMWV
M1132 Stryker Engineer Squad Vehicle (M2 and Mk19) = for now this is a BIS Stryker ICV with engineer load.
M1128X STRAC CEV = author's hypothetical replacement for the M728 CEV, which is now defunct. For now it is just a BIS Stryker MGS.
M2A2ODS-E Engineer Bradley Fighting Vehicle
MaxxPro = six variants of namman2's excellent MaxxPro MRAP vehicles
Woodland Camouflage Strykers by Stiltman
Woodland Camouflage Bradley by BigMorgan and ThePieSky

See readme for script names. All units have engineer capabilities and most carry backpacks with 2 mines and 2 satchel charges. The EOD loadouts are good, but I would like models with more armor. Vehicles are BIS but with engineer loads.

As we always recommend use modfolders to seperate the custom content from the official game content to prevent problems.
For different ways to set up your modfolders and use them please visit our FAQ.

When you are using the Steam version you can find a Steam mod installation and activation FAQ here.

Included .pbos:

I plan to add more in the future, to include other factions.

Also, you can use any replacement skins you want, as I like to use Multicam and weapons replacements.

All pbo's are independent (except for maxxpro_sti_sapper_cfg.pbo which requires maxxpro.pbo and sti_stryker.pbo). You can pick and choose what you like. The best bet is to use Robalo's full ASR Throwable Satchels addon.

Give me suggestions about this.

Credits & Thanks:
Thanks to all of the modders on BI forums and Armaholic for the inspiration.
Robalo for ASR Throwable Satchel addon
namman2 for MaxxPro MRAP addon
Stiltman for STI Strykers addon
BigMorgan and ThePieSky for M2 Bradley Reskin addon
Foxhound for all his help and patience.
DevilDog0352 for suggestions about current sapper units
BIS for a great game and the models I have used in this mod

- added Stiltman's woodland Strykers
- added BigMorgan and ThePieSky's woodland Bradley
- changed EOD uniforms to Special Forces models
- added M107 EOD
- added woodland HMMWV's
- other small text and config changes

- signed pbo's and added key
- added Engineer Bradley Fighting Vehicles
- added namman2's MaxxPro MRAP in 6 variants
- added Sapper AR, AAR, HAT, AHAT
- added Sapper EBFV dismount squad
- small text and config fixes

- added 3 engineer Stryker variants
- added 2 engineer HMMWV variants
- added engineer crew for Stryker.
- added Robalo's throwable satchel addon, abridged for only engineers.
- other config and text changes that are small

v0.1 beta
- fixed class name overwrite
- made EOD armed with M4A3's
- added backpacks to them.

Forum topic:
- Armaholic forums
- BI forums

- Arma 2

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