Hi guys, I’m new to this community and after my first mission with you (Podagorsk Corps) I would like to share my impressions.
First of all - I would like to swiftly introduce myself - I’m 21y old student from Poland, interested in whole variety of different things, from first aid, through gaming, airsoft, to paragliding etc. I’m a creator of Empire of Gamers community (http://www.empireofgamers.com), co-creator of NUclear.outsiDE ArmA3 community and its Polish Altis Life and International Epoch servers, to which I invite you (http://nuclear-community.enjin.com/), and was for few weeks a member of 1stPB ArmA3 tactical group (http://www.1st-parachute-brigade.co.uk/index.php), where I learned some basics and got interested into some serious tactical operations. The group disbanded and I found Carpe, where I settled now
Now to the impressions:
My previous group was stylized after british army, and I thought they are organised. When I saw todays operation suddenly previous experience with tactical play seemed like a bunch of children playing with plastic soldiers in kindergarten.
I really love the way you communicate, organise, move, command etc, even thou you do not have a "proper" role/rank system like most of groups out there. It’s a blast seeing coordinated movement of multiple units and spending time just on transportation and manouvers, which adds to immersion big time.
I’d like to give great kudos to Clarke for being a great squad leader. He was very informative, helpful and confident about what action to take.
There were complaints about communication and formations, well I still have to read the Dyslexi’s guide and I thought I could rely on my knowledge, but the differences seem to be too big (single file, staggered file, double file, 360, line and fishbone were the only ones I knew). So I guess I just added to the chaos at some points, yet I am eager to learn, so next time I’ll be prepared. It would be nice if you had some sort of bootcamp to verify the practical knowledge of recruits and teach them the basics, correct errors. I know there are trainings, but they generaly cover 1 topic extensively, while single training for recruits explaining controls, popular formations, communication and mechanics would reduce the problem by 60-80%. The proficiency will come with deployments and specialized trainings, but the basics help alot to fit in.
Lastly, I’d like to excuse my hotmicing and bad comms - can’t wear headphones till next week because of ear operation I had, and thank you all for great, immersive and fun experiance. I feel exhausted as if I really was there ;), yet happy and hungry for more.
Hi again, and warm cheers!