BenjaminHL Posted November 28, 2016 Share Posted November 28, 2016 To put it simply the air space in Gauntlet is open. There is no contention or fight over it and the player faction is given automatic control, and what spawns in certain missions is not enough to provide a proper fight. This isn't a bad thing as a four man team who get on during the week days on off hours don't want to fight SU-25's and PAK 50's, but when the player number rises and more vortexes are online the airspace should not be a gift. I think it should be fought over. Not only would this create more team work with vortex team members as it would encourage co-pilots to get online to bring in heaver strike packages but the coordination between vortexes would increase as a helicopter inserts would be more difficult without armed escort. It would also help transition vortex players from a CAS and transport role over to a CAP role which to many may be much more fun. I think the best way to do this is to make a 'Contested Air Space' option in the CMD HQ on the white board that can be activated by the SL or CMD, or have an enemy airfield but this is only avaloble on some maps and didn't work well in the past. Now for the British, and please don't think this is my American bias. The British's only advantage is their superior light CAS bird with its 20mm and room for passengers, but that is where it ends. They don't have a single heavy lift bird in gauntlet even though they operate the Chinook in real life and their fixed wing support is not very good either. In my opinion the Wildcat fits the more little bird type role, the Merlin takes the spot of the Blackhawk as it has limited capacity for its size and is equally maneuverable, and that leaves the heavy role open. The Harrier is outdated and is not as good at CAS as the A10 as it lacks payload, gun, and strength that the A10 can provide. It also is not good at CAP as its design around VTOL leaves it fat and at low speeds unable to combat better equipped threats. In real life the British operate much more capable Eurofighter fourth gen fighter, and soon the fifth gen F35, and the Tornado interceptor/ CAS jet. We do not have these in our mod pack so they are unavailable, but could be added if the community wants them and understands this argument. The links to the mods are below. This also beings up the discussion how player numbers may be a little low and how we can rise them to make this work and how combined arms is maybe something we don't want, but anyways thanks for listening, Ben Tornado: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=31541 Eurofighter: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=30354 F35 (it is able to be separated from the mod): http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25512 Weapons: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=28646 P.S, Keep to the skies Tinkerbell @duffyman Fabs 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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