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Grauers
2009-10-29, 00:42
4 Squad members
All babysitting atleast 5 IED's per squad member on the southern road in Fallujah west, all sitting in the eastern tower of the great dark "garrison" gate thing in the end of the road.

We all had put IED's behind every stick, trashback, rock and grass/bush and on the sides on the road.. All the mines was in the middle of the roads visual, but not hard to avoid, accept for the rest about 10 meters behind the vicual ones, about 40 meters from the cache (it is in the western tower of the garrison where we have granade traps all set).

As i said
We where 4 squad members who had spawned sappers, i my self had the luck to have 7 artillary IED's planted on some pretty sneeky locations around the fields, like the sides and most of my mines was hidden behind the visual field that was gonna be used to "trick" them.. Simple, but it works, mostly.

After sitting a while just talking random shit with the squad, a little arguing of some locations of mines and IED's but they where all pretty decent anyway, we might have had one or two ied's sticking out at some wierd places but it was not that bad, and all turned out fine anyways.

As we sat there and just kept quiet and scanned the area slowly from rooftops to the west to the road and the compound just to the east with the "desert" beyond where they could come from.. But our bet was on the main road. And we got lucky, suddenly some one says ENGINE(s).. I didn't know where from, and no one said any cordinates, we all just kept still and quiet, and he was right, you could hear heavy machinery moving down the road, probably straight towards our weapon cache. We took defencive positons and all kept a careful eye on the IED's praying to Allah him self that no one would see the four of us as we all sat there shit scared / exited just waiting for a visual..


Suddenly
Some one says, humV, followed by some one else saying TRUCK and, we also had an APC moving in, as a convoy the three veichles moved, as we had hoped, straight down the road straight towards us, only thing between our thumbs on our cellphones and their extreme firepower was the minefield that hopefully would catch their attention more than the garrison would. We hid as well as we all could and luckily none of us was spotted, the convoy stopped for a while and had a look around, infantry moved up and down the road checking the compound and some houses to the west and east. They where soon back in their veichles because they did not have any intel in the area at the moment.


As they started to move we saw our moment, they started to move around the first minefield as we had planned, and the first explotion was a big one, as the truck whent first of some reason, he when't straight to the left of the mines and BOOM!!, one of the other squad members set off his IED's, it was a satisfying experience to see the truck go up in smoke.
After the first explotion everything happened very fast, the others probably thoght it was just some lonely insurgent sitting and camping on his own IED's and on his way out of there.


They seemed to want to regroup as fast as possible so they both just stomped the gas, first the apc and the HUMV right behind it on the other side of the road, BOOOOOOM!!!
I set of all of my 7 artillary IED's and left the apc a smoking whreck and the humV even more terrified who now stomped it even harded and whent straight into the stealth-minefield and blew up in smoke, i was lucky enough to be the owner of the first mine he hit out of two, witch was the one that got the kills for the three Squad members inside as well, right after that mine exploded, BOOOM! squad member number 3 set off his IED's, i think it was about 6 because the explotion was ateleast as powerful as the first one.
I don't know why, if he wanted to make sure there was no survivours or what but it was pretty obvious that they where all dead to me.. He blew it anyway and when the smoke cleared we could only see the whrecks and two dead bodies right next to the humV that was the veicle that came the closest to the garrison of the three.

After talk and the rest of the round
The fact that eather the APC gunner of the guy on the 50cal did not see any of us as our heads was sticking up right infront of them, about 10 meters up in the garrison, that i think is an odd combination of luck and good planning.

We had taken out an entire convoy we yelled and where ultra super happy and we all loved it and the adrenalin rush was just starting to fade as we stated to settle and just had a great time about the rest of the game, witch was mostly just talking and defending the garrison for another 20 minutes as well as we could with the one IED charge we had left with squadmember number 4 who later blew up one more of those humV's as they had parked it right on it while we where not watching, BOOOM, the 50cal gunner was still there and we could see his lifeless body flying over our heads to the other side of the garrison landing next to the road in a bush..

When we where finaly over run the US team got their first weapons crate about 50 minutes into the game :)
Insurgents endedup winning the entire round with 80 tickets left and very small deathcount, most APC's failed misserably, most hit a mine or ended up victims to RPG's. They never got any high killcounts in the american team in this game witch was rather satisfying as well! :D

Great defending, great teamwork and commuiaction and really great explotions.
A rather explocive and satisfying experience of some brutal insurgent warfare.
An awesome day on the Battlefield of Fallujah West!

Peeta
2009-10-29, 00:54
What server was this? I recognize your name.....

Grauers
2009-10-29, 01:13
What server was this? I recognize your name.....

Well to be honest i do not remember since this while IED situation... Yea, it was about one mounth ago that this happend. But i almost only play UK warfare and Chicago insurgency while fallujah is on, when ever there is an active fallujah i am usualy there atleast once or twise a-week :)

My ingame name is M.Grauers, i on an random server only earlier today though, i think i saw some admin or somebody called "fighter" and smth else, i was acting strange and explained that i was a bit high on from smoked substances about an hour ago.. It was just after glow really but i had a hard time navigating.. By now i am completly sober again.

Then the guy i was talking to said that he hated his life and typed !k on himself.. I found it a bit funny and mentioned it in the all chat.. I think some one replyed but i was not really paying attention i think.. Shortly after i disconnected. Also artillary IED'ed one lonely american twise earlier today on another quite emptly fallujah game.. Maybe two hours ago.. I don't really know but that guy might have been named "Fighter" idk.. That is what i've done today anyways and i do remember the name fighter+something from somewhere..

Hitman.2.5
2009-10-29, 01:15
Intriguing, how long did that take to set up?

Grauers
2009-10-29, 02:09
Intriguing, how long did that take to set up?

Yes! I forgot to mention that, but as the garrison was only about 50 meters away from the compound we decided to put the first minefield right infront of the compound to make them suspekt the compound and be morelikely to look in that direction instead of ours, every one had one mine and one IED every time we ran out from the cache and some of us was faster than others, but as i said we all had atleast 5 IDE's and mines out..

The whole setup took about 15 minutes i would say, i didn't time it but it pretty much just felt that long, we probably only had to wait for another 5 minutes witch felt like hours with all those IDE's just begging to be set off just for the show!

20 minutes over all from the first charge untill the first explotion.
The key for a quick set up was, of course, the short range between the target area and the cache.

Scared_420
2009-10-29, 08:52
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Great defending, great teamwork and commuiaction and really great explotions.
A rather explocive and satisfying experience of some brutal insurgent warfare.
An awesome day on the Battlefield of Fallujah West!

the way it was meant to be played,,,, patience certainly pays off as insurgent (even if ya dont win) but the adrenaline rush is amazing from a video game in an office chair,,,, grab a beer and cool off hahah

Taliban-IED
2009-10-29, 09:19
Fraps it.

Grauers
2009-10-29, 20:33
Fraps it.

Oh.. I don't know really how to respond to this, am i offended or adviced? :P

Look.. I did my best job in explaining this whole thing, i enjoyed it A LOT and i wanted to share my experience..

About fraps.. I wish i had it, but i don't wanna pay for it and i've not found any good free recording software that gets both the vid and sound to a decent quality.. Mostly just haf-shitty 30 day trial that leaves you hanging with a silent video, 20 second recording limits, wierd options that takes ages to figure out, and the list goes on.

It was the same with most versions so i gave up after about 5 hours of searching, installing, testing and uninstalling about two months ago..

It's a hell of a job to get into the options and map all the hotkeys and shit too, imagine doing that about 10 times for 10 diffenrent programs with different menues and funktions and shit..

My patience ended and that is why i do not have this on video today.. Shame but true.
If you have any advice then PLEASE, give me, i would like to avoid paying because i don't think it is worth it.
I still had my experience and i enjoyed every second of it :)

snooggums
2009-10-29, 21:51
Excellent story, I've done solo IED fields but haven't been able to coordinate multiple people without someone setting off the whole group or TKing people placing.

As for free video recording programs I've had good experiences with xfire, no trial and screenshots put less load than the default BF2 one.

Grauers
2009-10-30, 19:14
Excellent story, I've done solo IED fields but haven't been able to coordinate multiple people without someone setting off the whole group or TKing people placing.

As for free video recording programs I've had good experiences with xfire, no trial and screenshots put less load than the default BF2 one.

Im glad you liked it! :D

Thanks for the tip with Xfire, i've tried it too but i thought it was a bit complicated but i guess ill give it another try some time, hopefully ill have a video of something similar to this in the future.

But honestly, i have to say that i was very lucky to have such teamplayers in my squad, they all kept quiet and only talked to confirm my orders or ask if they missunderstood anything i said over my cheap-ass mic..
Very nice, i don't have any of their names but i will never forget what we did together :)

It was hella fun ^^

snooggums
2009-10-30, 21:37
Im glad you liked it! :D

Thanks for the tip with Xfire, i've tried it too but i thought it was a bit complicated but i guess ill give it another try some time, hopefully ill have a video of something similar to this in the future.

The current interface for videos is very easy in xfire.

Bind a recording key (same key to start and stop, I use the keypad '-' for video and the keypad '+' for screenshots in the options.

In game hit the key to start or stop the video, it puts a little notice at the top to let you know it is recording. Hit the key again to stop recording.

When you exit the game (or minimize I think too) a screen will pop up and ask if you want to upload the screenshots and videos and other than typing descriptive text just has yes no/what size to encode the video as (normal or half).

Always wish I'd hit the button shortly before shooting down a chopper with an APC or some such silliness :)

Grauers
2009-10-31, 22:19
Ill check it out, thanks.

fuzzhead
2009-10-31, 23:16
Great story :) reminds me of setting up an epic 200 piece ied field on ramiel with 12 sappers, running cars back and fourth from the cache... too bad we didn't see any big convoy like yours

woodzkiller
2009-10-31, 23:35
Posting of illegal software is against the policy of this forum. User has been warned

Meza82
2009-11-02, 07:04
good story! its experiences like these (that read like actual combat report) with real world weapons, vehicles, and tactics that makes PR so freaking cool. a video of this would have been nice as its "live" and not staged.

Mad-Mike
2009-11-02, 10:22
Great story, I like setting up IED's every now nd then.
As of fraps It works for me with the sound in game and mic and I have the full version of it.
pm me for details.

mosinmatt
2009-11-06, 03:48
the way it was meant to be played,,,, patience certainly pays off as insurgent (even if ya dont win) but the adrenaline rush is amazing from a video game in an office chair,,,, grab a beer and cool off hahah

I know how that is! It was Al Basrah, the INS had a cache on the island behind their main. So I actually go it solo, I swim up to it, I see them running to the south side where they are beind fired on. I literally am 5 feet from them sometimes.
I finally track down their cache, and guess what? There were TWO there! So they blow, and I grab an Al Quids, and sneak rambo some guys, and get back to the allies.
Even as blufor you can get an adrenaline rush.