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M.Warren
2009-02-11, 09:54
It was a tough round between the U.S.M.C. and the Taliban forces. As I was playing on the U.S.M.C. side leading a squad of infantrymen against the Taliban.

Squad Members: bluehorizon3, General316, prWars Lung, Navigator, and 1 other I sadly can't remember.
<Note: I was disconnected to the log-in screen after the round ended and couldn't screenshot the score list.>

Commander: Nim31?
<Note: The name was something like that. Correct me if I'm wrong but everything was last minute.)

To describe the round in a nutshell, it wasn't an easy one for the U.S.M.C. forces. Alot of Taliban were constantly hounding our advancements and highly intense fighting had occured at the suspected cache locations. The score for the round dwindled to about 21 tickets left or slightly less than that and we STILL had 3 caches left to destroy by the end of the round. It wasn't looking good... This was all before my squads Artillery call came in.

We were at 7 of 10 caches and the artillery destroyed 2 making it 9 of 10. Shortly thereafter another squad took out the last cache in another location of the map. Then the round was over.

To say the least, it was nothing short of a huge strike of luck. Two caches were destroyed in a single Artillery Barrage amongst a squad or more of Taliban. Also there were limp flying bodies all over the place during the event which I was unable to capture as I wasn't anticipating artillery to land right on top of the Air Traffic Control Tower. The likes in which I have ever seen before.

I apologize for the lack of surrounding viewable media. However I got what I could as I was in a rush to call for Artillery before it was shot off elsewhere. Sadly I couldn't screenshot the map and the cache locations either as I was enveloped in the moment. The server was not running a BattleRecorder either apparently.

Of course, we cannot go on without recognizing the players that played as the Taliban. They put up a good fight and if it wasn't for a last minute turn of extreme amount of luck, they would have most likely won the round.

I do apologize if you see a little bit of "smack talk" in the screenshots. I almost never do so as it simply isn't proper gameplay manners, but you'd have to understand the level of excitement that took place because of the very rare and highly unique event. It was simply exhilarating and I was overwhelmed from refraining.

U.S.M.C. vs Tailban - Artillery Animated (http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll47/AnonymousUserPictures/USMCvsTaliban-EpicArtilleryEnding.gif)
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll47/AnonymousUserPictures/USMCvsTaliban-EpicArtilleryEnding.gif

If you are intrested in seeing the still screenshots, I've placed them here as well for you to view.

U.S.M.C. vs Taliban - Artillery 1 (http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll47/AnonymousUserPictures/USMCvsTaliban-EpicArtilleryEnding1.jpg)
U.S.M.C. vs Taliban - Artillery 2 (http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll47/AnonymousUserPictures/USMCvsTaliban-EpicArtilleryEnding2.jpg)
U.S.M.C. vs Taliban - Artillery 3 (http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll47/AnonymousUserPictures/USMCvsTaliban-EpicArtilleryEnding3.jpg)
U.S.M.C. vs Taliban - Artillery 4 (http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll47/AnonymousUserPictures/USMCvsTaliban-EpicArtilleryEnding4.jpg)
U.S.M.C. vs Taliban - Ending (http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll47/AnonymousUserPictures/USMCvsTaliban-EpicArtilleryEnding5.jpg)