Yesterday made a mission on Zargabad where 4 squads of British units went up against about 20 enemy militia squads. The 4 British had the highest skill setting while the 20 Militia had the lowest. It was kind of a test to see how well the AI survived but found it extremely playable and fun. While on my third attempt (I edited a little each time), I still had all 9 of my squad (8 Man + 1 Medic) and I'd entered one of the little compounds in northern Zargabad. I had the mosque kind of in front of me and to the left and was facing roughly south looking down the street. I saw ahead of me, two squads of British units (Guard waypoints really do add a lot of fun) heading towards the Mosque which surprised me. I decided that I would take my own squad East and then South so we would have completely surrounded and captured the mosque from the Militia. I took my squad through a couple of compounds until I reached the corner where I could turn south again, but on the East side of the Mosque rather than the West.
I stuck my head out of one of those open doorways in the wall and saw a line of militia one-by-one heading into the road towards the Mosque (presumably to engage the other British squads). I killed one after another as they headed into the road, and was thinking this was easy!
Meanwhile going back to the very start of the mission making. I had begun adding in the Militia before the British units. So when I went to place them down, I accidently put myself as an OPFOR armoured vehicle. I continued placing the Militia and finally put down the 4 British Squads. I made myself player of one of the Squad Leaders and was ready to play.
So now I shat myself when after killing about 8 of the Militia heading like lamb to the slaughter in the middle of the road, I saw a BTR heading down the road towards me and stop. "Thinking WTF?!" I instantly remembered my mistake from earlier and shouted "F**K, F**K, F**K!" to the surprise of the people in the room with me. I desperately tried to get back behind the cover of the compound walls but it was too late. I got shot to pieces along with my squad who then tried to walk out of that doorway after my Team Leader took command.
The British Empire, bringing peace and prosperity to the whole world, whether or not they wanted it...
1801 - Battle of Algeciras Bay: Spanish ships Real Carlos and San Hermenegildo mistakenly engaged each other in the dark after a British ship sailed between them and fired at both. 1,700 were killed when the two ships exploded.