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USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« on: 23 Aug 2002, 22:37:29 »
Did anyone watch the show on USA called
  "Combat Missions"?

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #1 on: 23 Aug 2002, 22:38:38 »
I want to make some missions like that.

They had a couple of cool mission ideas..

Also they had a cool scoring system...


http://www.combatmissions.com/

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #2 on: 23 Aug 2002, 22:39:36 »
It was a real phat show..

I feel sorry for the non US guys out there...

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #3 on: 24 Aug 2002, 00:14:09 »
Why don't you enlighten us limeys then.  What the hell is 'combat missions'.

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #4 on: 24 Aug 2002, 02:20:10 »
that was shown on bravo here in england, on sky digital

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #5 on: 24 Aug 2002, 04:39:01 »
Yea, I remember 'combat missions' kicked ass. Some of those missions would be pretty hard though. Can't quite remember the numbers for them, but the indoor ones. Flashpoint doesn't seem to like CQB, but the others should work fine.

I've thought about doing this as a series of Co-Op missions, but I'm still endeavoring on a project for Jedi Knight 2.

And for you who haven't seen it 'Combat Missions' was a television show on USA (or Bravo in England) where United States Military and SWAT teams (From LA, Miami, NY, those kinds of cities) were grouped into 4 teams. Those 4 teams went on missions competing against each other. The enemies "Shadow Squad" were, as far as I know, also extremely skilled soldiers who fought against each team (via MILES  ;) ). Whoever lost the missions (and two teams could loose, it used a tree style system to dictate who fights who) had to discharge one soldier and pick a new one. Eventually though they had to discharge a soldier and just be short one soldier (About week 4 or 5???? I forget..).  All in all, it was pretty cool. Hope that enlightens you a bit on what 'Combat Missions' were.

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #6 on: 24 Aug 2002, 14:53:11 »
So basically..... Highly skilled soldiers wasting their time by using up loads of money to play out fake conflicts on a TV show rather than actually work on being... well..... soldiers.


Only in America....  I don't think we'd have the money for that!

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #7 on: 24 Aug 2002, 15:35:55 »
they're retired mate
duhh!!!!

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #8 on: 24 Aug 2002, 16:11:59 »
Sorry, no one mentioned that in the previous posts (duhhhhh)

Sounds fun, I'm just bitter about the US like most brits!

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #9 on: 24 Aug 2002, 16:13:40 »
Besides if they're retired and still have that much energy they'd be so much more useful as advisors/training staff.

OK, straying from OFP related stuff now.  better stop

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« Reply #10 on: 24 Aug 2002, 16:26:25 »
lol - when i was in Washington (state) for ma christmas holdiays i watched that show - i ran back from sightseeingin seatle to watch it - it rocked - some great missions in that show  :o
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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #11 on: 24 Aug 2002, 22:39:56 »
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Sounds fun, I'm just bitter about the US like most brits!
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We often feel the same about you.  ;)

I'm not sure all of them were retired.  If you think about it, the US special forces does those kinds of missions on a regular basis for traning purposes.  So really, I doubt that it hurt much to take a few troops from their normal traning and just have them train with video cameras watching them.

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #12 on: 24 Aug 2002, 22:57:28 »
I know, I'm just stirring!  Also supplies the forces with a lot of much needed cash.  Brit military should do the same - they're incredibly ill-funded

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #13 on: 24 Aug 2002, 22:58:09 »
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I feel sorry for the non US guys out there...

Please dont.  It aired in the UK, twice!

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Re:USA channel show "Combat Missions"
« Reply #14 on: 24 Aug 2002, 23:39:44 »
Yeah, I watch almost all of them....

Some were retired, some were not.

Most people can only stand like 5 or 6 years of service anyway.

They also had RUDY.  The gay Navy Seal from Survivor.