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    [AAR] (Sun) 20 May 2012 Tiggerfish

    A word from TigerShark
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    http://www.ferstaberinde.com/folk/fo...php?f=10&t=424

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    Bend
    Swept LE Adversarial
    Ride of the Valkyries
    Skyline


    Comrades, a great session with a player count close to 40. I'm very grateful to everyone who came along tonight. An excellent turn out and fantastic to see so many new joiners.

    Some highlights for me, I particularly enjoyed Unaco's last stand in Bend and there were several excellent firefights to be observed from spectator (which I appeared to experience quite regularly).

    Special mention for the new players - I hope you enjoyed your first Folk session, and will join us again next Sunday. Also, please remember the excellent ARPS Tactical Tuesday, where you'll get to play with many of the same comrades, and experience the joys of respawn.

    Again, huge thank you to everyone who came along tonight.
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    Bend
    I wasn't there for the mission, therefore no comment.

    Swept LE Adversarial
    I was in the indy team, Head begin the commander made a plan, I was with Delta, ran down the road, kataras (from the other team) flew out of the helicopter and landed next to me dead. 20 seconds later, I got shot by an AI UAZ. Was enjoyable to watch while dead.

    Ride of the Valkyries
    MMG leader, plan was to capture the town, helicopter got shot at, some men died, we landed, we charged, fight, joined forces with MAT, lack of commander was bit of an issue. Charged into town, no one was about, got my South and North mixed and my comrade Crash got shot. I avenged him, revived him, and hunted down some more. We both got killed in action.

    Skyline

    This was the most enjoyable mission of the session. Bodge being the leader of MMG, I had a laser marker providing distance and location of enemy to Bodge. He managed to get the most kills. Everything went pretty good.

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    My first ever folk, had a brilliant time!

    My quick overview

    Bend
    Died pretty much instantly with the rest of alpha when I took a BMP shell to the face.

    Swept
    My game crashed when we started, much rage was had on my part!

    Ride of the Valkyries
    ​After surviving the trecourous helocopter journey with alpha and bravo and not dying after it overshot the LZ and took fire, we then valiantly pushed forwards to the wall where half a team had got gunned down. I healed a squad mate only to be repayed by being shot from the humvee that flanked our rear. Here is where I was KIA.

    Skyline
    This was by far my favourite game of the evening, we had phoenix as our FTL who did a brilliant of commanding the FT. We had made it right up to the ridge of the last mountain where over half the FT was gunned down in a hail of bullets. A glorious death.

    All in all, had a great time!

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    We had what, 34+ at peak tonight? Not a bad number.

    You might think I went into the session intending to be a trouble-maker.

    Bend
    I was Echo FTL.

    I had my section hide as the CO wanted and planted a satchel on the road. "Oh, what will happen if I die before I get to use the satchel? I'd best put a timer on it". Two minutes before the convoy arrived, the satchel went up and I was deeply concerned that I'd alerted the lead vehicle. Fortunately, that wasn't my great mistake.

    My great mistake was preparing a soundbyte for when we were to engage - I accidentally clicked to start it a few moments early. Cavalry trumpets sounded, people stood up and fired RPGs, and... well, we died. Despite the best efforts of Phoenix, who has developed a healthy distaste for standing in my proximity when bullets start flying, my entire fireteam bought the farm before the end of the mission.

    Swept
    Alpha FTL.

    We lost Kataras to the Dove Of Peace bug - he got stuck in the rotors of one of the choppers and flew over enemy lines. We then lost SuperU to a crash. That left myself and Joseph/Sulphur. We pushed up, a bit ahead of Unaco's plan, and couldn't find any enemy. So we kept pushing. At one point I popped three smoke grenades and had us charge across an open field in what was described as an act of 'Heroic Stupidity'. It turned out to be doubly stupid as we already had friendlies on the far side of the field.

    As we approached the main street through the town, we caught sight of and engaged hostiles. I managed to kill Banshee, whilst Joe got Bodge and Tigershark. The mission ended with all the defenders crushed between us and the mechanised unit they were trying to break through.

    Ride of the Valkyries
    Alpha FTL.

    A man in my squad was pilot for our aircow, containing CO/DC/MMG/MAT/Alpha/Bravo, whilst the other 'cow took Charlie/Delta/Echo/Foxtrot. Sadly some rust on the ol' joystick meant we overshot our LZ into hostile airspace. Bullets pinged through the back of the bird and took out several people, including my RPG gunner (Mort) and our commander (Bodge). That left me in command. We eventually made it down, a good kilometre east of our intended LZ.

    The second section had made it down in good order, I tried to reorganise what elements we had alive to fit Bodge's original plan - this mostly involved telling the people who had made it in safely to make risky dashes to our intended LZ whilst we caught up with them from behind. We started by converging on and capturing a bunker at a crossroads, but when I had us regroup between two of Bodge's markers things started to fall apart. I got swiftly shot and things proceeded downhill almost as swiftly as can be imagined. The last dozen survivors were eventually ordered into a death-or-glory charge. There was a humorous event involving several enemy AI soldiers following our air asset with their rifles, only to end up pointing them directly at the back of one of our fireteams. A brief moment of confusion was followed with a burst of lead and several deaths.


    Skyline
    Commander.

    I used a classical plan: FORM LINE! FORM! LINE! AND! ADVANCE! BY SECTIONS!

    Well done by all fireteams and fireteam leaders for keeping your heads together whilst I was trying to figure out what to do next. Apologies to Izzanbaad (for ordering him onto a rock made of moon-rubber which launched him into space) and Kataras (who I swear I don't remember shooting) who I apparently got killed. Fewer apologies to StrangLove, who had a toy slot and got utterly bored by being completely ineffectual with it. He volunteered, after all.
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    Hi guys, thanks for the games tonight. I really enjoyed them and i will definitely be playing again.

    Bend
    Had what i felt was a good position for this one. Got three RPGs on target and even turned one of the BTRs (which Unaco took out at the end) into a burnt wreck which nevertheless continued to spew out 14mm death! Had a moment when i realised me and Phoenix were the only two left out of our fireteams. I was just informing him of this when i was plinked in the head.
    One question there: What the hell were those BTRs made of?!

    Swept LE Adversarial
    Had some trouble hearing Tigershark in this one, unfortunately so spent the first part of this severely confused! I did manage to get a firing position eventually, alongside Pirate and kept heads down on the South West hills (may even have got some kills) before getting hammered from i-don`t-know-where!

    Ride of the Valkyries
    My least favourite mission of the night play-wise, but i did enjoy the significant time i spent spectating. I felt quite effective in this, suppressing and killing, moving up with Foxtrot and Echo. We got too focussed on the hummer and i took a round or two. Thanks to Concrete, who managed to revive me before we took heavy calibre fire and both of us died. Good mission.

    Skyline
    Spent this one moving around with Null, who very kindly eased me navigation dilemmas with waypoints to squads in need of medical attention. I was making a difference there, right up until i was catapulted into a rock!

    Overall, a friendly, enjoyable experience. Thanks again and special thanks to Null for the game reminder and invite.

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    Bend went ok for me, I got to see all of A(?) team getting slaughtered, took a shot with an RPG I picked up from a dead guy and then I went to join them in Paradise.

    Swept:what can I say? I select 'get out' from the heli and I realise I am standing on the rotors. Then the heli took off, I enjoyed a couple of seconds' ride and plunged to my death. Not fun at all.


    Ride of the Valkyries was a bit chaotic but I enjoyed it nevertheless. It's always fun to see people getting shot by enemies hidden in an orchard.

    Skyline was ok but I died somewhere on a ridge-line from a blast, probably a hand-grenade so I don't know if it was you Null or not. In any case, no worries.

    It was nice to see new people, so keep it up!



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    Bend
    I informed my FTL Null that I would not die in that mission, and I stuck to my plan. After opening fire on the disembarking enemies, I managed to get a sweep of 6 kills while raining death upon them. I happily reported back to my FTL, and received no answer. After trying various comms for 2 minutes, one last message from the twin-squad finally arrived: "Anyone from Squad X still alive?". It was Izzanbaad, and I rejoiced at the sound of a familiar voice. As I responded to his signal, he informed me of the status of his own FT: "Seems like it's just you and me, Phoe-". And the comm was cut off. I realized that 12 people had died around me, and that I was being pinned down from all directions. Hiding behind a rock, I waited for the shooting to die down before I could move. Surely enough, as soon as I started moving, I got pelted with shots and started blaming Null for the curse of "always-dying".

    Swept
    One of the shortest missions I've ever experienced, I was Charlie FTL (independents) and positioned my squad among a compound with vaiours walls and buildings. We had a great view of all our surroundings, including the main road, buildings in the village and the two hills that made up the valley. The theory was great, but in practice, the attackers just rained grenades and RPGs on us, I didn't see a single enemy and then caught IceRaiser's RPG in the face.

    Ride of the ValkyriesAs Echo FTL (consisting entirely of new people, both to RPS and the game), my main mission was to move alongside Foxtrot FT and keep my guys safe. Surely enough, that didn't work at all. After spotting various enemies that flanked and decimated Foxtrot, I decided to move my guys up so that Pirate could take an RPG shot at the HMV that was ****ing everyone. Sadly, he could not get into a good position, and I got shot. My squad found itself without orders or comms, but the miracle-worker mingmong revived me, and as I stood up, I noticed the familiar shape of an HMV at 5 metres distance from our position... and everyone got shot horribly in the face.

    Skyline
    Amazing mission, which saw me as Delta FTL working along with the great Joe/Sulphur as Charile FTL to secure the middle-lane of this hit-and-secure operation. Backed by mortar fire, both Fire Teams worked extremely well coordinated and followed orders precisely, reaping the enemy bunkers one by one and avancing steadily. By the time we arrived at the 3rd bunker, none of the FTs had suffered a single casualty. It is because of that sense of security that I moved up my squad, looking far into the distance, where we had just destroyed another bunker...and failed to see the fully armed and operational (2 ZUs...) outpost right in front of us...I am not sure how everyone else fared, but I got shot before I could say "Oh shit" on Teamspeak. My favourite mission of the night, by far. I also never admitted it, but while shooting at an outpost, Kataras walked in front of me and well...let's just say I revived him and kept quiet about it :p

    I would like to end by saying a GREAT thank you to the Folk organizers and also to everyone in RPS, for letting me have a go at leading!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix49 View Post
    My favourite mission of the night, by far. I also never admitted it, but while shooting at an outpost, Kataras walked in front of me and well...let's just say I revived him and kept quiet about it :p
    Great! Anyone else? I seem to be very popular... (no worries anyway, I ve done it myself a couple of times with grenades)

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    I'm taking the liberty of cross-posting the following videos from the Folk forum, credits go entirely to their creators.

    Mission: Bend; POV: Mike


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    Mission: Ride of the Valkyries; POV: AstuteCat


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    Quote Originally Posted by kataras View Post
    Great! Anyone else? I seem to be very popular... (no worries anyway, I ve done it myself a couple of times with grenades)
    Well, if it makes you feel better, i am pretty sure i revived you, at least once and fairly certain i did it without shooting you.

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