Strike at the Bear = Snake Bite? The title was a bit of a confusion.
INTRO & BRIEFING
Good, clear, precise. Not over elaborate, everything works and I saw no spelling errors. Voices were good.
Only comment: Prior to the Intro and prior to the breifing I just got the message 'Loading...' Could you not give a clue as to where we are, just to add some atmosphere?
Challenging choice of weapons, fits the description in the briefing very well. I took:
Hunting rife (I really wanted the HK, but with only one mag??)
RPG with one shot
2x satchel charges
Binolulars and NVG.
A couple of guys had PKs, all the rest AK47s of some sort one with hand grenades, one with satchel charges and one with an rpg.
This was my first guess, I will try something different on future attempts
Nice start. All Hold fire, Alert and heading east. I was begining to wonder if I should have gone north and taken out the Spetz Natz that were outside the base when I got an 'Update retry position' so something must be happening soon. Total fluke, my men start reporting man 3 o'clock 50 etc. I turn and see a patrol walking away from me! Just lucky. Avoid the shilka and get into position above the town. Can see some patrols, a chopper etc. I put my men in a defensive position at the top of the hill overlooking the town and went in to investigate. By now I have decided I will take the HK next time and perhaps not head straight for the town. Anyway my first rec did not go well. I was please to by-pass a guard in a french barn type of building and crawled to his left up to the central square. Shortly after that the alarm went off. I turned to see a Russion soldier a few feet away standing watching me in SAFE mode. I shot him and several others with my hand gun but eventually they got me.
A few comments so far. The mission starts just as dawn is breaking - it will be light soon, speed could well be important. So it feels like it might be a stealth mission in a hurry, not good for the blood pressure. What will happen in the mission if I wait until daylight, will the camp come to life and make it impossible? I would prefer a bit of an earlier start to allow more time before daylight - but perhaps the urgency is your intention.
The guy that spotted me should not have still been safe by the time I saw him.
Next time from the hill overlooking the town I thought I would see if I could beat them in a firefight, so I started sniping the patrols in the town, the M2 gunner, anyone I could find. They kept dropping, but no alarm! I even put an rpg into the chopper to try and wake them up - no luck. They just slept through it. Not very realisitic. It makes me think I could have taken out the patrol I saw earlier and these guys in the town would just ignor it.
This has a really good feel to it. I can imagine playing this time and again, but I would have to feel that if I did silly things I would be punished for it.