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A lot of the ArmA 2 stuff is amazing, but to be fair, the vanilla ARMA 3 assets and especially the maps are really pretty, we just rarely use them. I think people soured on them because of the transition and the sci-fi stuff. If Bohemia had the money for asset licencing a present day Greece/NATO vs Turkey/Russia campaign could have been great. That Malden map that arrived recently as free DLC is also really great, and has terrain that is scarily reminiscent of Croatia. Unfortunately, because they all have such a distinct identity they're kind of hard to use. An excellent effort was made to adapt Tanoa to a WW2 setting this Christmas, so if you were not there check some of those videos out.
 

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I already posted a video from this operation, but it remains one of the most atmospheric moments from my time in the 16AA.

The Blastcore explosions could be a bit over the top, but the JDAMS were spot on, as were 1-Flight in this clip.

 

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13 minutes ago, Makinen said:

Is it wrong that I'm sitting here at 01:45 at night with a beer in my hand, watching these 16AA videos like some sad cunt who misses that one girl that mattered?

No more than me still being here. 

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I'll throw my pick into the ring:

 

From an atmospheric perspective, I think that was a great introduction to Cromwell. Us landing under fire and sprinting inside the compound during a mortar attack really set the tone for the campaign.

 

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Oh your name is David. I always thought the D was for Disconnecting. 

(for those not in the know, Evans was cursed with a bad internet connection. "Pte Evans D is losing connection" was a regular sight during an op)

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It's funny how you can watch old vids like these and hear voices you haven't heard in ages and you know exactly who it is. 

Anyone got a clip of that south african bloke that had the catchphrase "Alright Gents"

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7 hours ago, Plt Off Clayton said:

It's funny how you can watch old vids like these and hear voices you haven't heard in ages and you know exactly who it is. 

Anyone got a clip of that south african bloke that had the catchphrase "Alright Gents"

You talking about Craig, IC Flight?

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Nah man that was almost Fields catchphrase. That and calling everyone a fucking testtube baby. 

Also Evans hoofing that AT4 into that minaret and the entire Mosque collapsing was possibly one of my funniest memories. 

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Ok, time for my own defence:

I fired at a technical that may or may not have had an RPG strapped to the back of it and when it exploded it may or may not have cooked off all the ammo. The resulting detonation may or may not have destroyed a mosque, 3 or 4 more technicals, an unknown number of insurgents, half of 1 platoon and a few elements of 2 platoon.

 

I mean, if you're keeping score I still claim that to be the biggest shot-to-kill ratio that's ever been achieved in the history of this unit and I will feel damned proud because of it!

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8 hours ago, Cpl Scarle said:

Nah man that was almost Fields catchphrase. That and calling everyone a fucking testtube baby. 

Also Evans hoofing that AT4 into that minaret and the entire Mosque collapsing was possibly one of my funniest memories. 

Haha yeah it's CSM Field

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Some cracking memories in here gents. ArmA2 was a beast to keep stable as Knudsen pointed out but it really was worth it. Still miss those old 1/3 days with the drunken illegal baker Buliga and the gang. Anyone remember the disappearing act of LCpl Sanders?

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