Drang wrote:Conceptually good, weak execution let down by too many parts. Just differentiate them into two categories:
Line "fighting" recon: Everything armed w/ an LMG or DMR. 10 man, of varying quality.
"Eyes" cheap recon, such as the BGS, Grenzers, etc. 5 man squads at trained.
Sniper stay as snipers.
None of this "operators" L33t 720 noscope bollocks.
l337 noscope! Why you practically called me a Call of Duty player, i've never been so offended!
I essentially agree with your sentiment, my breakdown should be considered more of a framework, there would be some units that go into either category, and national units for flavour, for example SAS and FJB40 don't really fit into any. In-game the specific categories wouldn't be mentioned, that's just to make the concept easier to grasp.
The 'operator' concept actually came about from a couple things including wanting to see the use of small jeep style vehicles armed with Grenade Launchers and so on, and seeing the Little Bird helo in the helicopter section, then thinking RD is set in 1992, battle of Mogidishu was in 1993, the Delta teams coming in on little birds and the Rangers in Blackhawks. So a type of unit that can use these small helos rather than these SOF soldiers roaring in on huge chinooks was concieved, plus we have very few units that use DMR style weapons. Chykka/Nerdfish:
I reasoned that the recon transports such as the UAZ/Rover should lose that spotting ability because they probably represent a squad of guys in them, this way they operate more as they should, plus you have improved firepower for your recon squad (such as the North Korean wheeled recon that has a ATGM). All the other types of vehicle recon will still be covered becuase you have vehicles like the BRDM or BMP which are dedicated non-transport recon vehicles. Recon Optics
: I will actually do some testing in regards to how they work, whether it improves spotting distance or just how easy it is to spot units with 'stealth/size' and so on. It's also possible to just make the snipers more expensive or have less availability whilst still having exceptional recce abilities, making the choice having some excellent recon, but very risky.
As we know, it's a thought exercise anyway, since I don't have a coloured name i'm unlikely to change any minds at Eugen headquarters