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  • #16
    I am actually looking forward to this game, maybe it will give me an opportunity to learn how a modern wargame works out differently from ACW and ancient wargames that's been the forte of ACG forums.
    Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

    "Aim small, miss small."

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    • #17
      My force is about done, Air Cavalry.

      Pruitt
      Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

      Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

      by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Dashy View Post
        Tac has managed to rustle me out of retirement for this one, should be a blast. I'll be running some arty, AA and medical for you lot.

        Also what in the blazes happened to the forum UI?
        He does have a gift for that, doesn't he?

        Also, what you said. The UI will take some getting used to.

        Captain Khryses, Silver Star Omnilift Wing

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Khryses View Post

          He does have a gift for that, doesn't he?

          Also, what you said. The UI will take some getting used to.
          YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Where have you been?

          Good to see you here again. Yeah, a lot has changed, but a lot more stayed the same, if you get what I mean!
          Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

          "Aim small, miss small."

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Cheetah772 View Post

            YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Where have you been?

            Good to see you here again. Yeah, a lot has changed, but a lot more stayed the same, if you get what I mean!
            Drowning in RL - which hasn't entirely resolved itself to be fair (we're expecting our second child next week) but good to reach back to my roots for a few breaths of sanity and clear thought.

            As long as the good stuff is still in place!

            I just have to learn my way around the new forum build I guess.

            What have you been up to?
            Captain Khryses, Silver Star Omnilift Wing

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            • #21
              Welcome back!

              Pruitt
              Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

              Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

              by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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              • #22
                Thank you Mr P, it's good to be back - even in this limited capacity.
                Captain Khryses, Silver Star Omnilift Wing

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                • #23
                  Any "Additional Ground and Air Commands" players needed on standby for future operations? Engineers? Signalmen?
                  The Europa Barbarorum II team [M2TW] needs YOUR HELP NOW HERE!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Frtigern View Post
                    Any "Additional Ground and Air Commands" players needed on standby for future operations? Engineers? Signalmen?
                    We can work on something. What would you like?
                    Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by TacCovert4 View Post

                      We can work on something. What would you like?
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                      The Beavers


                      At this point in the game, it looks like some engineers would be most useful. Especially prime power specialists, construction engineers, surveyors, architects, heavy equipment operators, electricians, cable layers, plumbers, firefighters, masons, carpenters, mining specialists (for gravel making and drilling) and finally demolition experts to include mine laying and clearing.

                      Since maps of the area may be slim I prefer some organic UAV and a high wing aerial reconnaissance plane, shared if with SSOW if we have to, but configurable for our needs like one of the small Cessnas but converted to hold the aerial photography equipment. High-resolution camera, FLIR, night vision, and LIDAR to gather digital elevation models. We want as detailed of a survey of the terrain as possible in order to help the establishment of the base. Using whatever topographic and satellite maps that are available we should be able to create an adequate land survey. If we can do hyperspectral imaging we can detect land mines.

                      What are we doing for water management and sanitation for non-potable and potable use? While it's not exactly an engineer's job to provide field sanitation, we do have tools to help provide for clean water as well as make sure water moves where we want, and contaminated water goes where we want. For instance if the ground water table is reachable we can have our own wells or we can build water catchment systems, or simply set up gravity fed or hydraulic fed water lines from whatever nearest surface stream, river, pond or lake.

                      What are weather conditions like? What is the weather going to be like while we operate? Will be there a whole year and if so when does most precipitation fall? Mud can be our number one enemy unless we prepare for it ahead of time.

                      The airstrip is our lifeline, how improved is it? Is it just dirt? How much is covered in vegetation? Is it level? Does soil drain quickly or does it compact and collect water? Do we have anything like Marston mats to make a semi-permanent runway that can be used in wet weather conditions? How about on-base roads? Are they just dirt tracks? How much of the soil is gravel rock? Do we have any type of logs or timber on site to make a log or plank roads, can they be hauled on site now?

                      What kind of fortification materials do we have or what is on site? Do we have to build it from whats available from the land or can we haul in Hesco barriers? If we are to receive indirect fire, occasional unguided airstrike or simply get attacked we're going to need either some steel beams or solid timber to build bunkers. For maintenance, will they require cranes to help them lift heavy components on aircraft and vehicles? That will also require stouter construction materials. If we're here for the long run it would be ideal to store aircraft under some kind of cover for both concealment and protection from elements.

                      How can we connect to the nearest land route? Do we want to? I see a jeep trail south-east of us that eventually connects to that north-south route directly east of us. I've roughly marked a road that could be built by us illustrated here thanks to Cheetah's topo map link here. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n6...3s&usp=sharing

                      As far as equipment, we are going to need a variety of construction equipment that can be acquired in the nearest city. Can we get them airlifted? If not, are roads good enough to have them road transported? Are routes hostile and do they need escorts? Are we trying to stay low-key? We can pretend to be a construction or logging operation.

                      We must have generators if we don't already have them. Also, depending on the scope of improvement we'll need a dozer, excavator, backhoe and tractor loaders, grader, scraper, hauler, drill, forklift and utility vehicles. It would be ideal to get both heavy and light earth movers. Also would be useful to have a crawler crane, roller, water pumps, mixer, pipe layer, welding/cutting machines, air compressors, battery chargers, etc.

                      What do we have for tools? We'll need shovels, axes, saws, chain saws, power hammers, hammers, sawzalls, circular saws, table saws, post drivers, wire cutters, bolt cutters, drills, etc.
                      We could harvest wood on site or haul cut timber all in but that would require extra equipment but we could make do by repurposing other equipment to do some of the work but still would need a skidder, sawmill,

                      Not necessary but to make tree harvesting easier and more efficient would be a feller buncher, harvester, knucklerboom loader, swing machine, and forwarder.

                      Then we have sapper equipment which we can keep simply with just Bangalore Blades, line charges, TNT, plastic explosive, mines, metal detectors, grappling hooks, explosive detecting dogs,

                      For route clearance, we can specialized vehicles both mechanical clearing like mine rollers/plows as well as ground penetrating radar vehicles to detect non-metallic signatures of IEDs, bomb disposal robots and frequency jammers for remote detonating devices.

                      Without engineering equipment, there is only so much you can do with hand tools and manpower. Come the rainy season, the place, combined with any significant rainfall as well as against hostile enemies that use this against us can make life a living hell if we don't castle up.
                      Last edited by Frtigern; 09 Jul 18, 01:57. Reason: Map with possible road
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                      • #26
                        Well, I'm not entirely sure how much you really need a total service building contractor. But the beavers do sound like a doable entity. Would you be more focused as a combat engineering unit or a general construction unit? Either could have some water purification and other ancillary resources as part of them, and both would have the ability to do some work on the airfield. Just keep in mind that Regenbogen isn't an NGO, and could be re-tasked anywhere at any point, so building a super-awesome operations base in country isn't specifically necessary, and Regenbogen already has a home base that is pretty fully equipped. The FOB is precisely what it is, a temporary forward operations base. But given that, engineers are always useful for a variety of reasons to any military unit.

                        As for air lift, Silver Star can lift most things given time.
                        Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                        • #27
                          There are a number of small bulldozers out there. A new one would cost around $20K. I imagine a used one would be less. A Flatbed Truck could have a small derrick to drill a water well. You would need a diesel generator to operate the drill. We should not have to drill more than 100 feet down to get to clean water.

                          I suggest we also get a Battalion Surgeon and at least ten Medics. A platoon of around ten or fifteen Engineer types could get us through this op. Any spare parts and Mechanics I would have are back at the base. ad4636_778e4dc1e0de4cdcb83f49123f7acb2d~mv2.jpg

                          If I have any funds left, I can hire some people.

                          Pruitt
                          Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                          Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                          by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                          • #28
                            Actually Hotel California has your field hospital needs covered, as well as field kitchen.
                            Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                            • #29
                              The Beavers are can primarily be combat engineers that are also construction contractors, oil and gas well workers and engineering professionals. We maintain a core squad of guys who have combat experience as sappers/pioneers and explosive ordinance disposal. Of course, regular combat engineers of any specialty are encouraged as well as any well-rounded mechanics. We can scale up from just one squad up to a whole platoon depending on the mission.

                              Trucks
                              Mercedes-Benz Unimog 405 for implements
                              Mercedes-Benz Unimog 437 for hauling and utility
                              Toyota Land Cruiser VDJ79 for light hauling and transport
                              Kawasaki Mules for utility and transport

                              We would prefer Unimogs for heavy and medium duty tasks. Some could be outfitted with cranes, drills, outriggers, flatbeds, cargo beds, dump beds, winches, front loaders, etc. For light-medium duty tasks, we would prefer VDJ79 Landcruisers. Some crew cabs and short beds for people moving, some regular cabs and long beds for hauling stuff. Could have dual rear axle ones for hauling heavier stuff but not heavy enough to need the small 'Mogs. Then some Mules for utility work, getting people, tools, and equipment around where even a Landcruiser can't get. Oversized mud tires and suspension upgrades to fit them as well as increase their load capacity. Various exterior and underbody armor to protect power and drivetrain. Winches on all of them. Extra lights, some 'cruisers, and Mules equipped with dump beds.
                              The Europa Barbarorum II team [M2TW] needs YOUR HELP NOW HERE!

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