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  1. Updated: @16aa Pilots should now spawn with correct headgear and two radios Griffin will now show up in Zeus Added shims for 3CB Apache classnames to prevent old missions from breaking @ace Reverted to stable version (6-bangs are now 1-bangs). I hope this will fix server FPS issues Removed: @16aa_thirdparty 3CB Apache (unused - it was just a dead heron)
  2. A Coy brushes up on its paradrop skills and drills.
  3. Modline for tonight is @16aa, @16aa_thirdparty, @ace, @acex, @acre2, @cba_a3, @cup_terrains_core, @cup_terrains_maps, @rhsafrf, @rhsusaf, @vicarius (i.e. you probably need to add @vicarius).
  4. From: Blanthorn, Sgt, on behalf of 16AA HQ To: A Coy + Attachments Subject: H/RLC appointment Priority: Routine DTG: 130900ZAPR19 ++++++++++++++BEGINS+++++++++++++++ We are pleased to announce that Cpl McPherson has been appointed to the position of H/RLC. McPherson is one of our longest serving members and has made countless side-missions and helped out with the creation of numerous operations. 16AA HQ is proud to welcome him to their ranks - we are confident that he will be a fantastic addition.  Please join me in congratulating him on his new position, and wishing him luck! ++++++++++++++ENDS+++++++++++++
  5. WARNING ORDER TO: A COY 2 PARA BN FROM: HICKS, MAJ, OC A COY 2 PARA PRIORITY: FLASH/CRITIC SUBJECT: EXERCISE VICARIUS I 141900ZAPR19 +++++++++++++++BEGINS+++++++++++++++ I. PRELIMS Time: 0600L Weather: light rain Current position: CAMP UMETATE-CHI, SAVOROLO ARCHIPELAGO, NORTHERN PACIFIC TASK ORG: 10A - Lt Silbot 10B - Sgt Blanthorn II. GROUND Habitats include rocky shores, cliffs, grasslands, alpine tundra, forests and peat bogs. The steep slopes are susceptible to landslides. There is spotty tree cover across much of the archipelago. III. SITUATION In conjuction with a US-led FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION OPERATION (FONOP), the 16AA has been deployed for training exercises with the JAPANESE SELF-DEFENCE FORCES (JSDF) on the SAVOROLO ARCHIPELAGO. The 16AA last visited the islands as part of TASK FORCE WYVERN. FRIENDLY FORCES A Coy 2 Plt and 3 Plt will be conducting their own exercises. JSDF forces patrol the camp and may conduct their own exercises. Air assets are available. IV. MISSION To hone individual, section and platoon-level battle drills and to ready ourselves for a long campaign of conventional warfare. This first exercise will focus on patrolling and covert movement. V. EXECUTION This will be a three-phase exercise: Phase one (1900Z): An armour recognition and anti-armour range will be run by Pte Rabbit to the north-west of the airfield. Concurrently, a short course on choosing patrol routes will be run by Sgt Blanthorn on RAVEN ROCK. NCOs are to decide who to send to each course. Phase two (2000Z): The platoon will re-group at RAVEN ROCK and will briefly go through covert movement and crossing danger areas. Phase three (2030Z): The platoon will practice conducting reconnaissance patrols. VI. ROE Card ALPHA. We are not expecting any contact at this time; the islands are uninhabited following the collapse of the oil price due to the shale gas revolution. VII. CSS i. Dress: CEFO, MTP and PPE. ii. Equipment: As per SOP iii. Weapons: As per SOP. iv. Ammo: Live ammunition. v. Meds/CMT: CSMR are to operate as per SOP. VIII. TIMINGS i. O-Group: 1845Z ii. H-Hour: 1900Z IIX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL i. Command: Lt Silbot (10A), Sgt Blanthorn (10B) ii. Signals: 152/148/117 channels; 1 Plt net channel 1, Coy net channel 3, Log net channel 4, Flight net channel 7. iii. Challenge/Response: CHARLIE ROMEO / ALPHA PAPA +++++++++++++++++ENDS+++++++++++++++++
  6. Our modpack has been updated; please update now. The following changes have been made: Added: @vicarius - terrain and units for upcoming exercises / FONOPs Updated: @16aa_thirdparty grad_trenches updated: hopefully they won't be invisible any more optionals/@achilles - downgraded from 16AA fork to hopefully fix server lag Size: ~2.5GB. 
  7. As part of NATO's Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs), the 16AA Bde deploys at short notice in a display of operational flexibility to the uninhabited SAVOROLA ARCHIPELAGO near the KURIL ISLANDS for historic joint training with the JAPANESE SELF-DEFENSE FORCES (SDF). This first exercise will consist primarily of platoon and section-level drills for covert movement - obstacle crossings, lead scouts, devising patrol routes, platoon ARDs and related skills.
  8. Thanks guys. I've had a shit-eating grin on my face all morning. Special thanks go to all of you who kindly took the time to send me PMs letting me know that the British Army isn't actually switching to the FAMAS. Colthurst: don't look too closely at the L7 or L110, then
  9. Edit: what follows is a work of fiction. Thanks for being good sports. From: Blanthorn, Sgt To: A Coy + attachments Subject: PESCO Priority: Routine DTG: 010100ZAPR19 ++++++++++++++BEGINS+++++++++++++++ It is with great pleasure that I can announce that PESCO (Permanent Structured Co-operation) is coming to ArmA. We have been working with our allies to reduce the amount of needless duplication we find across NATO forces. We already have standardised ammunition - STANAG - and some collaboration on equipment, such as the Eurofighter and the F-35. It is time to take this further, however. For too long have our weapon systems had mutually incompatible parts meaning that working with our continential allies has been less comfortable than it should be. It is madness that a small country such as the UK is going it alone in this regard. I therefore take a great amount of pride in announcing that the 16AA MilSim Bde will from this day forwards be ditching the L85A2 and switching to the excellent FAMAS G2 weapon platform created by our dear French allies. After much consideration, it was decided that the obvious answer of switching to the M4 as the 42 Commando group have done would cause too much confusion compared to the relatively similar bullpup FAMAS with its neat integrated carrying handle. The remainder of our home rotation will, of course, be taken up with courses on familiarising ourselves with this fantastic bit of kit. Carry on. ++++++++++++++++ENDS++++++++++++++++
  10. From: Blanthorn, Sgt, on behalf of 16AA HQ To: A Coy + attachments Subject: Vacancy H/RLC Priority: Routine DTG: 312100ZMAR19 ++++++++++++++BEGINS+++++++++++++++ Jensen has informed HQ of his decision to step away from RLC. On behalf of the unit, I would like to thank Jensen for the great hard work he has put in, not least for Operation Sea Lion for which he made all of the missions. Applications are therefore sought immediately for the position of H/RLC with a deadline of 072100ZAPR19. Applications will be considered by HQ as they arrive. An interview process may be conducted. The successful applicant will ultimately be responsible for there being a playable mission every op night, in addition to: RLC recruitment Development and management of documentation Developing the skills of RLC members, and other interested members Development of backup missions Nurturing and assisting potential campaign makers Liaison with the campaign maker and HQ to ensure missions are ready on time for ops with OPORDs posted in a timely fashion. Applications are to be made by PM to Sgt Blanthorn by 072100ZAPR19. Carry on. ++++++++++++++++ENDS++++++++++++++++
  11. WARNING ORDER TO: A COY 2 PARA BN FROM: HICKS, MAJ, OC A COY 2 PARA SUBJECT: HOME ROTATION I 311900ZMAR19 +++++++++++++++BEGINS+++++++++++++++ I. PRELIMS Time: 1300L Weather: light rain, obviously Current position: CAMP FREDDIE, CHERNARUS MTA TASK ORG: 10A - Lt Silbot 10B - Sgt Blanthorn II. GROUND Rolling hills with large areas of forestry broken by fields, with some metalled roads and small settlements. III. SITUATION Following the arduous but ultimately successful Operation SEA LION, the 16AA readies itself for its next deployment. The squaddies find themselves eager to learn new skills and reacquaint themselves with blank-firing ammunition. FRIENDLY FORCES A Coy 2 Plt and 3 Plt will be assist us in conducting our exercises. Air assets are available. IV. MISSION To hone individual and section battle drills and to ready ourselves for a long campaign of conventional warfare. V. EXECUTION 16CSMR and sections are to report to Pte Rabbit and Sgt Blanthorn who will lead the training. FSG and JHC are conducting their own training. VI. ROE Card ALPHA. People live and work in the area surrounding the MTA and we must do our best not to disrupt that. INTEL reports slightly heightened terror threat from white nationalists in the MTA at this time. VII. CSS i. Dress: CEFO, MTP and PPE. ii. Equipment: As per SOP iii. Weapons: As per SOP, with blank-firing adapters fitted. iv. Ammo: blank ammunition. v. Meds/CMT: CSMR are to operate as per SOP. VIII. TIMINGS i. O-Group: 1845Z ii. H-Hour: 1900Z IIX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL i. Command: Lt Silbot (10A), Sgt Blanthorn (10B) ii. Signals: 152/148/117 channels; 1 Plt net channel 1, Coy net channel 3, Log net channel 4, Flight net channel 7. iii. Challenge/Response: DELTA INDIA / CHARLIE KILO Our international friends should note the change of timezone. +++++++++++++++++ENDS+++++++++++++++++
  12. Our modpack has been updated; please update now. The following changes have been made: Updated: @16aa Foxhound is now classed as an "MRAP" and so it should be a bit quieter inside Added slight hillshade to in-game map to make up for lack of contour labelling (feedback wanted) @16aa_thirdparty Swapped unlocked_uniforms for ace_nouniformrestrictions Removed: @sealion @hafm Size: ~1MB. 
  13. OPERATION ORDER TO: SILBOT, LT, OC, A COY 2 PARA BN FROM: HICKS, R, MAJ PRIORITY: IMMEDIATE SUBJECT: Operation SEA LION VIII 242000ZMAR19 +++++++++++++++BEGINS+++++++++++++++ I. PRELIMS Time: 0150L Climate: temperate: foggy at dusk and dawn; warm and sunny during the day. METAR: few clouds, good visibility. Current position: Petrol station, AGIA MARINA, AGIOS EFSTRATIOS TASK ORG: 10A - Lt Silbot 10B - Sgt Blanthorn 41A - Cpl Scarle 44A - Pte Peto II. GROUND Windswept Mediterranean island; dusty ground with patches of foliage. Many valleys dotted with sparse woodland, with few roads and settlements. MAP DATA: III. SITUATION We have captured the AGIA MARINA. We must continue our push WEST to capture the AIR BASE. ENEMY FORCES Strength: The HELLENIC ARMED FORCES had two companies stationed on the island. The total population of the island is approximately 300. From the forces we have encountered, J2 estimates that there may be one or two EN COMPANIES remaining on the island. Morale: assessed as low after heavy losses. Small arms: mixture of Eastern Bloc and NATO. Heavy weapons: some RPGs and HMGs. Vehicles: motorised, mechanised and armoured units have been encountered. Aircraft: presumed limited - some hostile fast air of unknown origin and some hostile rotary has been encountered. Air threat: All known fixed emplacements destroyed. There may be some MANPAD capability. Mine threat: VERY HIGH. FRIENDLY FORCES B and C Coy are moving NORTH from the 039 RIDGE LINE. They will provide supporting fire onto the AIR BASE from the RIDGE LINE to its EAST once they reach it. 7RHA are on station at CAMP MAXWELL providing FIRES from L118 LIGHT GUNS. JHC are operating ISTARs and CAS from CDG, holding at GR 104 930. Unknown numbers of HELLENIC ARMED FORCES still loyal to the Greek government. Unknown numbers of civilians who have taken up arms against the ENEMY FORCES. IV. MISSION We are to capture the the AIR BASE. V. EXECUTION 1/1, 1/3 and 4/1 will approach the AIR BASE along the SHORE under the cover of SMOKE and supporting fires from B and C Coy, 7RHA, and JHC. You will assault building-to-building ensuring you employ use of PROVEN ROUTE due to HIGH THREAT of MINES. B and C Coy are on STANDBY to assist in our assault on the AIR BASE. 7RHA have PRESIGHTS set for the AIR BASE. The NO FLY ZONE is NO LONGER IN FORCE. VI. ROE Card BRAVO: armed militiary-aged males in militiary clothing may be engaged at will in pursuit of valid military objectives. You must still identify yourselves to anyone in civilian clothing, armed or otherwise. VII. CSS i. Dress: CEFO, MTP and PPE. ii. Equipment: C-IED, AT, L107 flashbang grenades, and demolition charges to be carried, rest as per SOP. iii. Weapons: As per SOP iv. Ammo: As per SOP v. Meds/CMT: extraction to MILITARY RANGE by foot, quad bike, or Foxhound. Casualties to be patched up in field as far as possible. Extraction to CDG may be possible. IIX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL i. Command: Lt Silbot (1/0/A), Sgt Blanthorn (1/0/B), Cpl Sullivan (1/1/C). ii. Signals: 148/152 channels: 1 Plt net channel 1, Logistics net channel 4, Flight net channel 7. iii. Challenge/response: TANGO WHISKY / INDIA TANGO iv. Timings: O-Group: 1945Z H-Hour: 2000Z NO MOVE BEFORE H-HOUR +++++++++++++++++ENDS+++++++++++++++++
  14. Our modpack has been updated; please update now. The following changes have been made: Updated: @16aa Added Foxhound to Zeus Added 16AA section groups to Zeus @dui Our patch got merged so we're back on stable @cba_a3 Hotfix to previous update which broke some stuff @achilles (16AA fork) Slowed suppressive fire rates down Size: ~4MB. 
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