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GGEfferen
2014-06-26, 16:16
I just wanted to know what?s the status on the minimod. I know that asking for a date of release is not possible to answer, but maybe a % of how much is done would be ok.
Btw, I saw a couple of vids on youtube about it, and it looks just awesome. BUT there were no paved roads in the islands at the time of the war, at least not in the countryside (just Port Stanley had a couple of streets)

Rhino
2014-06-26, 17:38
I just wanted to know what?s the status on the minimod. I know that asking for a date of release is not possible to answer, but maybe a % of how much is done would be ok.

We are currently working on new content/features for it and it is a high priority is all I can really say right now so watch this space, or rather the highlight/blog/news pages ;)

Btw, I saw a couple of vids on youtube about it, and it looks just awesome.

Cheers and here's some recent updates you might have missed:
Shooting Pheasants with a Drainpipe - Project Reality Forums (https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f196-pr-highlights/128590-shooting-pheasants-drainpipe.html)
Guess the Object - Project Reality Forums (https://www.realitymod.com/forum/blogs/2363/b404-guess-object.html)
Don't you think you could have brought something a little more practical? - Project Reality Forums (https://www.realitymod.com/forum/blogs/2363/b396-dont-you-think-you-could-have-brought-something-little-more-practical.html)


BUT there were no paved roads in the islands at the time of the war, at least not in the countryside (just Port Stanley had a couple of streets)

Ye I'm aware there was only paved roads in and around Stanley during the war but the main reason why I did paved roads over dirt roads since making roads was a pain in the ass to being with, since this is mesh terrain rather than normal terrain and as such, they had to be modelled into the terrain and doing that with dirt roads would have required loads of custom textures for each intersection, or a seriously low quality dirt road just painted onto the colour map so for the sake of simplicity I went with paved roads :)

GGEfferen
2014-06-26, 18:41
Well thanks for all those links, I had only seen the 'Guess the object' one. And I also like the idea of making of this thread the one of updates and discussion for now.
Concerning the roads, indeed, they are the reason why there where no tanks fighting in falklands, but paved ones are surely easier to make and should make the map a bit more dynamic.
Just thanks for the mod and keep up the amazing job!

camo
2014-06-26, 21:05
http://www.mardona.org/gallery/d/8998-1/falkland%20scorpion%203.jpg
^tank. (barely)

GGEfferen
2014-06-26, 21:12
Exactly, barely. A Scorpion is not even considered a light tank as far as I know, neither does the Panhard, used by the argentines. Still, there were not clashes between these kind of armoured cars, and their use was pretty limited, mainly, because most of the war was fought on hills.

Rhino
2014-06-26, 22:07
And I also like the idea of making of this thread the one of updates and discussion for now.

This thread here is for that, although granted I hadn't updated it for a bit and have only just updated it with the above links I gave you: https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f562-pr-falklands-general-discussion/110815-pr-bf2-falklands-info-updates.html#post1772398

Concerning the roads, indeed, they are the reason why there where no tanks fighting in falklands, but paved ones are surely easier to make and should make the map a bit more dynamic.

Think the main reason, for the British at least, there where no Main Battle Tanks taken was simply a logistics problem of getting them, their spares and other service equipment to the islands, when there was no real threat for them to deal with that the Milan and CVR(T)s couldn't handle. Dunno what tanks the Argentines had back then or their reasoning behind not deploying them but possibly a logistical one as well, since the AML-90 I'm guessing could be pretty easily air lifted in and a tank would need to be shipped over and by the time they probably decided they could do with any of the tanks they might have had, their that link was cut off by subs.

Exactly, barely. A Scorpion is not even considered a light tank as far as I know, neither does the Panhard, used by the argentines. Still, there were not clashes between these kind of armoured cars, and their use was pretty limited, mainly, because most of the war was fought on hills.

The FV101 Scorpion is classed as both a reconnaissance vehicle and a light tank and could be used in both roles. During the Falklands War it was mainly used as a Light Tank during the later part of the war.

The FV107 Scimitar is primarily a reconnaissance vehicle but is occasion classed as a light tank too (not as much as the Scorpion) but was again, mainly used as a light tank during the later part of the war with the Scorpion.

The Panhard AML 90 however is just classed as an Armoured Scout Car, mainly due it it having wheels rather than tracks since its fire power is pretty considerable for such a role.

There also was a small armour engagement during the Falklands War between Argentine AML-90s and V101 Scorpions and FV107 Scimitars of the Blues and Royals during the Battle of Wireless Ridge, but there is little info on the net about actually what happened during this engagement.

Also the Brits did use their CVR(T)s pretty effectively during the war after Goose Green as their NV capability and firepower was extremely valuable at assaulting the hills at night.
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9392/4rli.jpg

GGEfferen
2014-06-27, 15:04
I seriously cant argue with you about military equipment and vehicles, you have three times more knowledge than I do. If you say a Scorpion is a light tank, then it is, I was wrong.
Argentina only landed 8 Recon vehicles, it was not just a logistical problem, but the use that a tank could be given at the Isles was very reduced. We had back then (and still have a modernized version of it) the SK-105 Kuirassier. Think about it, a CVR like the Scimitar could move through the hills and provide cover, but not a SK, the Kuirassier could have never go through that rocky terrain. Maintaining them only to be used from Stanley to Wireless Ridge would have been just retarded.
The 8 Panhards were on "stand by" the hole war. The last week they were ordered to cover the retreat of our 5th Marine Regiment, but nothing more, they only shot a few rounds just to check the distance between them and british positions.

Rhino
2014-06-27, 15:49
I seriously cant argue with you about military equipment and vehicles, you have three times more knowledge than I do. If you say a Scorpion is a light tank, then it is, I was wrong.

Well the basic definition of a Light Tank simply is:
A tank variant initially designed for rapid movement, and now primarily employed in the reconnaissance role, or in support of expeditionary forces where main battle tanks cannot be made available.

Which describes the Scorpion and even the Scimitar pretty well and how it was used during the Falklands, as well as the Scorpion being listed on the Light Tanks wiki page: Light tank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_tank#Cold_War)
The British FV101 Scorpion, the fire support variant of the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) series of vehicles that replaced armoured cars in British service has been described as a light tank and was sold to many smaller nations.

Argentina only landed 8 Recon vehicles

My sources say the Argentines deployed "12 AML-90s from the Escuadron de Exploracion Caballeria Blindada 181 (181st Armoured Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron) and an unknown additional number from Escuadron de Exploracion Caballeria Blindada 10 near Port Stanley."

Photos would also suggest that there where quite a few deployed to the Falklands, not that you can't see more than six in any one photo but there are a lot of photos of them all stacked up in different locations, some well outside of Stanley even:
http://i.imgur.com/BJ3iyJk.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6pGyjkA.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/8qQITnw.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4137/4777644882_7e14aa08a3_z.jpg
http://www.laperlaaustral.com.ar/contenidos/images/armamento/aml900002.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f34/rhcp04/Malvinas/AML-90sMalvinas-1.jpg
http://www.planyestrategia.com/numero20/panhardsenmalvinas%281982%29-ParteI_clip_image016.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CcsKCFz3OLw/TIbbP9sQdaI/AAAAAAAAAPA/y284dLBU6lo/s1600/15gf6md.jpg
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5374/panhard1.jpg
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2377/panhard5.jpg

This video is in Spanish but may also have some info in. BTW if there is anything in there to support an armoured engagement between CVR(T)s and the AML-90 would be good to know :)

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GGEfferen
2014-06-28, 10:55
The 181st Recon Squadron was a unit formed specifically for the war. As Argentina couln't take a hole regiment, they took some vehicles from the recoinassance squadron from various units. 6 of these came from the 3rd Armoured Regiment, 4 from the 10th Armoured Regiment and 2 from the 9th Armoured Regiment. Only 8 of these were landed in the war, the other 4 from the 10th didn't arrive in time (the other 2 regiments were in Patagonia, whilst the 10th was in the middle of the country) and never got to Falklands because of the british blockade.
Summary, the 181st was composed by 12 Panhard from varios regiments but only 8 of these got to Falklands.

fatalsushi83
2014-08-05, 03:55
It looks like they put a tank turret on an armored car. Does it roll back 20 meters every time you fire it?

pedrooo14
2014-08-05, 16:31
It looks like they put a tank turret on an armored car. Does it roll back 20 meters every time you fire it?

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From the minute 4:35 you can see them in action

Lt Col Keith
2014-08-06, 12:40
OK, our PIGS were faster, but we yomped further:-|.

fatalsushi83
2014-08-08, 03:36
Nice, thanks for the vid.

HeadTrauma
2014-08-19, 15:57
Greetings:-)

Don't under estimate the Panhard. It did well against Cuban / MPLA T-54/55's and T-34-85's in Angola.

fatalsushi83
2014-09-18, 04:06
Hmm, no posts for over a month. I have to say, though, I've had this strange feeling for the past week or so that Falklands is nearing completion...;)

Rhino
2014-09-18, 05:04
Hmm, no posts for over a month. I have to say, though, I've had this strange feeling for the past week or so that Falklands is nearing completion...;)

I've been taking a little break from PR work over the last week or so but I plan on getting back onto it today with any luck ;)

Quite a bit of work has been happening thou behind the scenes, if you look hard around the forums you may even see a few hints of progress but saving the main things for when they are ready 100% complete until we show them off :D

Also while its technically not new news, there was a feature on PR:F in the first issue of DEVIATION last week on page 6/7 with what's been happening with PR:F and well worth a read, as well as the rest of the magazine ;)
https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f10-pr-bf2-general-discussion/131337-deviation-1-project-reality-magazine.html

pedrooo14
2014-09-18, 23:55
Rhino;2035024']I've been taking a little break from PR work over the last week or so but I plan on getting back onto it today with any luck ;)

Quite a bit of work has been happening thou behind the scenes, if you look hard around the forums you may even see a few hints of progress but saving the main things for when they are ready 100% complete until we show them off :D

Also while its technically not new news, there was a feature on PR:F in the first issue of DEVIATION last week on page 6/7 with what's been happening with PR:F and well worth a read, as well as the rest of the magazine ;)
https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f10-pr-bf2-general-discussion/131337-deviation-1-project-reality-magazine.html

Haha I see you use the argentinian designation for the MM38 shore based, "Instalaci?n de Tiro Berreta" (Crappy Launch Instalation literally)

And those M1 helmet woodland covers are a nice detail. Great Work.

fatalsushi83
2014-09-19, 03:03
Thanks, Rhino. I read the article and the new content looks amazing. BTW, youre not doing everything by yourself, are you?

Rhino
2014-09-19, 13:53
Haha I see you use the argentinian designation for the MM38 shore based, "Instalaci?n de Tiro Berreta" (Crappy Launch Instalation literally)

Yep, although in the code its called "arg_ass_exocet_trailer" but there is no true English term for it :p

And those M1 helmet woodland covers are a nice detail. Great Work.

Hehe, that's actually more luck than anything else since we are just using re-skinned US Vietnam Kit Geoms (now with a few tweaks like the blowpipe on the back of the AA solider etc) on top of the iirc, re-skinned MEC solider models since we didn't have time to make new ones but they are pretty correct and work pretty well :D

Thanks, Rhino. I read the article and the new content looks amazing. BTW, youre not doing everything by yourself, are you?

Nope I've certainly not doing everything myself. While I've done a lot of the core work like the map itself and a bunch of new vehicles, weapons etc, and working on a few new things for the next release, I've had a lot of help from the PR team and community with mainly reskins etc :D
My main job however has been leading and organising this minimod to get all the new content done and in etc with helping other people working on stuff out and directing them etc :D

Here is the last official highlight for the new A-4s, Anti-Ship Mirage IIIEA etc and you can see credits for everyone who worked on them: https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f196-pr-highlights/130559-pr-falklands-update-15-a.html

If you also look in this highlight here from the Soldiers and beyond you will find credits for each item in the mod although its quite out dated now and doesn't include all the new stuff for the next release but you can see how many people helped out with the initial release :D
https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f196-pr-highlights/115200-falklands.html

Dosedmonkey
2014-10-15, 03:28
Everything sounds great, I can't wait for this mod. :)

It looks like they put a tank turret on an armored car. Does it roll back 20 meters every time you fire it?

There is one of these in poor condition at Stanley airport now, and another in some local Falkland islanders front garden getting fixed up, I think mainly to rub it in the Argies faces haha.

Its amazing the amount of hardware still around the Falkland islands and in South Georgia too there is still a Argie landing craft and a shot down Argie helo I've been too. Some falkland islanders I know keep threatening to chop up the Argie landing craft and get rid of it as they hate seeing it there in the harbour beach.

HeadTrauma
2014-10-15, 08:28
Sadly no sound, but some footage of the Panhard / Eland 90 in action. You will see that the vehicle absorbs the recoil when firing the 90mm gun relatively well.:-P

They were referred to as Noddy Cars by the SADF troops :lol:

http://youtu.be/sMT_WqpKAhQ

Eland Mk7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eland_Mk7)

(EDIT: Can't get the youtube tag thing working: http://youtu.be/sMT_WqpKAhQ )

camo
2014-10-16, 05:41
sMT_WqpKAhQ&feature=youtu.be
You just copy everything after v= in the url.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMT_WqpKAhQ&feature=youtu.be

Vittorio_LeFure
2014-10-16, 18:58
Any time soon?

mries
2015-04-09, 08:37
Can you control/sail the frigate?! Or is it static like the carriers?

Images looked really pretty, good job on that!

Rhino
2015-04-09, 12:26
you will have to wait and see ;)

An early test version we did a few months ago :)
http://i.imgur.com/zK24xtN.png

And since I'm showing you that I might as well show you this Render Slick forgot to use in the News Post :p
http://realitymodfiles.com/rhino/promo/falklands/Type21_Frigate_April_2nd_WIP_Promo_04.png

Ratface
2015-04-09, 20:46
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTTn1g_ndGr6mrdNzo6BVK4NduceXrWM YdvfVwVZf9T79k7bbawzQ

titsmcgee852
2015-04-10, 03:38
Jesus christ that looks bloody incredible!

gipakok
2015-04-10, 08:33
Does it work like the Titan in BF2142?

Rhino
2015-04-10, 13:18
Does it work like the Titan in BF2142?

nope, that is only possible on the BF2142 engine :p

Arc_Shielder
2015-04-10, 17:08
I can't wait for the Love Boat song jokes.

LiamNL
2015-04-11, 10:47
Oh captain, my captain.