Yeah if you leave it too late to use the UAV, say you go off on and do some other tasks before looking for the main base, the UAV usually ends up destroyed, either shot down, run out of fuel, or the dumb AI made it crash. The latter being the most likely.
It crashed once when I changed the patrol route for it, made a steep turn and ploughed right into a tree.
Anyway, when I start that mission, the first thing I do is go straight to the UAV and fly around all over the place, picking up any enemy activity.
The main clue I found for finding the base is
if you get the "Target t-72" message. You can then re-route the UAV to pass over the T-72 and you should see a couple of big tents and the APC command centre. That'll be the main base. Make a mark on the map of where it is, and if possible, take out the T-72 with the UAVs hellfires. Afterwards, I come off the UAV and go straight to the arty command before it dissappears completely from my menu. Launch a HE fire for effect on the base. Job pretty much done.
I jump in one of our APCs and head to the base. There should be no armour left alive, so its safe to just drive on in and clear up any surviving soldiers. Don't even need to wait on the armoured support that I could never get to go on my command anyway.
I can never find any of the war crimes though, nor can I find the girl to arrest and Star Force 21 will just blow up on the helipad at the base for no apparent reason, leaving me forced to drive everywhere.
Only found the weapons smuggler once, purely by luck.
I found her at the very beginning of the mission - coming out of the church in Krasnostav. When the arrest and escort was complete I also got credit for 1 piece of war crimes evidence
about the minor bases:
I've found 5 of them: 1 on the hill overlooking Olsha, 2 on the hill opposite the Manhattan base, 1 on the steep hill just NW of Krasnostav, 1 in the woods N-NE of Gorka
The smuggler I simply can't find anywhere. I've searched pretty much the entire area of operations by car and the entire town of Krasnostav on foot - no luck. Is he moving around or what? Will he eventually come back to Krasnostav? I could really use some help, I've been on this wild goose chase for 2 days now and have had about enough...
BTW, thanks for the tips on using the UAV. Any chance of being able to stabilize the camera? Also: how to designate targets for Hellfire missiles? LMB does nothing, neither does Ctrl+LMB
The Smuggler is usually outside the enemy base on a road in a white pick-up. As soon as they see you they leg it in the opposite direction. Just gun them both down and show no mercy - Objective complete.
About the main base, if you choose not to report the guns in Gorka, the Father's going to give you four names to check, in Novy Sobor.... they will tell you were the base location is. When i first play this mission, the base was where Ripperbat said. The second time was West of Drubovka (i think it's spells like this).
The same four guys will tell you that there are 6 sentry camps. Their locations are basically in the middle of the mission area, from south to north.
You can find the doctor you help in Pusta and the girl that was with him, Valentina something. They will tell you some locations of sentry camps. The doctor is outside a house in Krasnostav, where later he would be hang, in the main road from East to West.
I cross with Valentina when she was driven a red car, almost the same car as Lagushina (i even stop Valentina thinking she was Lagushina). You have to hit or shoot the car so she would stop.
Lagushina is in the Church in Krasnostav until 12:30. If you search the area first in the mission, just wait a few moments and she will arrive in her red hatchback. If you choose to catch her later on, just go to her city (sorry, i don't remember the name, but it's in the notes you can access through the map), and search the main road.
The Smuggler is in a road near the location were the main base, the one in the west of Dubrovka, should be. In the first time, when the base were near the dam, the smugler was west of Drubovka. Must be a bug or something.
The war crimes is: one when you arrest Lagushina and the other you have to search the smugler's body, to find an adress. Check the adress and you're done.
[modedit]If you post a spoiler, even though the topic asks for help its best to use the spoiler tags so the text is hidden. Thanks for the help though :thumb [/modedit]
This post was edited by Foxhound (2009-08-03 20:43, ago)
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