A short project inspired by an old Red Dawn movie from 1984 (see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087985/).
There are numerous locations that can be used to recreate the scenes from the movie. Farms, gas stations, couple of small towns, roads leading up to the woods, etc. Map is intended for small scale warfare, infantry scenarios with none/limited air & armor support.
Island has undeveloped tourism (only one hotel!), so you can mainly enjoy the calm nature and enjoy the wind breeze from the sea.
Fapovo is 5x5km area, with two islands each featuring a runway. And also my first 5-meter grid map for infantry fun
Fapovo is a very small country (only few thousand population) that has seen many bloodsheds in the past two decades. But in recent years peace prevailed. All thanks to a mayor Toni of capitol town of Biaboj. He set up a security of the island with a hired private army group Venator, who is doing police work and recruits local guys.
This Venator Fapovo PMC group is lead by Colonel Bella, who seems to be a good friend with Toni. Another reason for peace in the past years are rotating groups of UN troops and recent shift has befallen onto Slovenian Army. UN has a base in Jabovo where a small squad in stationed and performs daily patrol duties. There is a short makeshift strip for supply deliveries, but mainly choppers are being used flown from a nearby Panthera island. But even a few C130s landed there, too (risky business, runways are seriously short!).
Peace is broken by a mortar shelling in early morning hours. Target is UN base and the village of Jabovo. Reason for the attack is unknown but it seems the mortars are coming from the Biaboj area. Local security intervenes, but it might take a few days for UN to provide necessary support. Troops are currently on their own with very limited assets.
There are couple of villages/towns (Lixovo, Bumin, Biaboj, Ivanograd and Jabovo) with its own bases providing security. There are three major army facilities in Jabovo (UN) and Biaboj and Ivanograd, both under control of local goverment and Venator PMCs.
Ports and other tourism facilities are practically non-existent, but there are couple of ammo dumps (escorted truck convoys are popular around here). Even a few small farms can be found. Oh, and there are couple of factories that specialize in small arms and explosives. Some say these factories are also specialized in building armored vehicles.
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- island requires Lingor and Panthera (objects)
- runway numbers are incorrect
- for bugs, as usual = let me know
Credits & Thanks:
It would not have been possible without the efforts of these superheroes:
- Sahbazz, SmukY, Diablo and other SBP Team members (ideas, testing)
- Berghoff (vegetation)
- MikeBart (rocks)
- SgtAce aka Atsche (special thanks for giving me all the A2 support I ever needed)
- SBP Slovenian Black Panthers (beta testing, coop, bugreports)
... and of course, Bohemia Interactive Studio (resource, A1/A2 models, tools, simulation)
- first public release
- sorted out 99% of the todo list
- known issues: runway numbers are incorrect.
- BI forums
- Island Panthera
- Lingor Island
- Arma 2