Retivis Posted January 12, 2017 Share Posted January 12, 2017 So, in this somewhat detailed topic I will explain to the players of EU3 the tips and techniques that might help them to make their load out or kit a little bit more efficient and effective or maybe by showing the fire team leaders or squad leaders various techniques that will help them to get the full utilisation out of all their assets. This will only be part one of it so I will release the other parts when I get chance to. First we will start off with the roles that are available to a player is a standard map on EU3. Platoon Commander So we will start with the first role that is not really used in EU3 that often but we will cover it anyway just in case it is used, the Platoon Commander, the main role of this player is to devise a strategic plan that involves the most appropriate assets for the mission that is current, this player is a sort of cloud above all of the rest of the assets that are operational, this role is not designed to get up in the fight and rack the kills up, he is there to simply coordinate the mission and ensure that it is completed to an effective standard with minimal casualties, this meaning that he is somewhere behind a SL so in this instance we will use ASL as the prime example. Here you can see that the Platoon Commander is just behind the ASL (Marked in grey) he is also joined by the Platoon Medic. Now if Bravo Section and Charlie Section where present then they would break off to the left and right of the two Alpha fire teams, therefore making a large line formation, this is probably the simplest movement to do when all sections are moving at once in the same direction. The platoon commander with dish orders out to all the SL in each of the different sections and the other roles in his command squad Platoon Air Commander The main responsibilities for this type of role in EU3 are to coordinate with the air assets that are available so that they can be utilised to an effective standard when completing re-supply missions and Close Air Support Missions etc. As well as this they are also there to relay the relevant information from the platoon command to the Vortex pilots, this will result in less communication traffic being sent to the platoon commander meaning that he can focus more on the prioritising objectives, basically the PAC takes stress off the platoon commander in regards to the air assets. The forward air controller is normally positioned at points where he has a clear view of the operational area that might need support via air assets. The PAC is normally found behind the Platoon commander and when needed is dispatched to the relevant locations for him to perform at his best ability for the Platoon. Platoon Medic This role is defined as the lead medic for the whole platoon, each section has its own medic that can be sent to any of the wounded soldiers in their section, however if the casualties are over whelming then the platoon medic will also aid in which ever section that needs another medic. However, the platoon medic must prioritise with the injured in the other sections and the injured in the command squad, the command squad are first priorities for the platoon medic and the other casualties are second. The platoon medic is always with the platoon leader until he is needed elsewhere in the platoon formation. Platoon UAV Operator This role is simple, the aim of this role is to provide the ground forces with effective reconnaissance information. They typically will be far out from the combat as their main role is to provide valuable information about the enemy’s positions. They can equip armaments onto some of their unmanned aerial vehicles if it is required. Squad Leader A squad leader is typically in command of 2 fire teams which consist of 4-5 soldiers, the aim of this role is to relay instructions and orders from the Platoon Commander to his 2 fire teams, he also must ensure that the instructions given to him are carried out in the correct manor. if a Platoon Commander is not present then the authority is diverted to the squad leader. Squad Medic This role is identical to the Platoon Medic however the squad medic for example Alpha medic is only responsible for the whole of Alpha section, he should prioritise him fire team members over other sections casualties. Squad medics can be diverted to other sections and fire teams instead of there own if it is required, a good example of this is if Bravo section have 2 critically injured casualties then if the alpha medic is not occupied with his own section he can be diverted to the section requiring the extra medical attention. The squad medic is to stay with the squad leader until he is needed to be dispatched to a casualty. Team Leader This role is in control of a whole fire team, his job is to receive orders from the squad leader and put them into action, he can communicate with the other fire team leader in his section to coordinate an effective attack for example. The team leader makes decisions like what formation he wants he fire team to be in, and what type of units are in each fire team, by having this customisability, this means that the fire teams can be much more effective as the team leader is happy with how his FT is set out. Now after covering all the command and leadership roles we will now move onto what kit should be brought to a standard single operation on EU3 KIT AND LOADOUTS Rifleman We will first start with the standard rifle man, this infantry solider should be equipped with a NATO 5.56mm weapon and typically a 9mm secondary firearm. In addition to this an infantry soldier should also if possible carry a launcher if they are not at a heavy kit weight, the most common one that is carried on EU3 is an 84mm AT4 Rocket launcher, these can come in many variants including HEAT which is to be used against medium to heavy armoured vehicles. HEDP these are dual purpose projectiles that can be used against infantry and light armoured vehicles. As an infantry man, you have one job and that is to combat the enemy with your best effectiveness. The clothing and fatigues for an infantry are of a personal preference to the player however it is advised to wear a vest that has at least a level 3 armour protection. This is being said because no one likes a bullet through their chest as soon as they come under contact. A rifle man should carry basic medical supplies consisting of 3 of each bandage and 2 tourniquets, realistically a rifle man does not carry any medication with him only a bit of paracetamol however this is ARMA we are talking about so 1 morphine should do the trick. This is the same for any kit expect if you’re a squad or platoon medic. A infantry man should carry around 6 magazines in his vest or plate carrier and an extra 2 magazines in his kit bag. In regards to grenades 1 fragmentation grenade and 2 smoke grenades is plenty for a rifleman. Auto-rifleman This role carries a light machine gun, it should typically be a 5.56mm round that chambers the LMG. The auto rifleman should not carry a sidearm they have will have around a 1000 rounds to play about with. He should typically carry around 4-600 rounds on him, his role is to provide suppressive fore to the fire team that is advancing and engage clusters of enemy squads or platoons. The same goes for the rifleman regarding medical supplies and grenades. The main job for the auto rifle man is to get effective rounds down into the direction of the enemy to aid in the advance of friendly forces. The auto rifleman is also 2IC or 2nd in command of his fire team, meaning that if the FTL in not combat effect i.e. Dead then the auto rifleman takes leadership of his fire team and becomes acting FTL Marksman This soldier is required to carry a minimum calibre of a 7.62mm, there job is to engage targets that are out of range for the other members of the team and to also engage possible priority targets like AA specialists or AT specialists. In addition to this marksman can also be utilised to conduct recce or recon tasks to help locate the enemy and objective locations for the rest of the platoon. The marksman should carry a range finder in order to work out extreme ranges and reference points. Same as above he should carry the standard medical supplies and grenades Team Leader The team leader has the ability to use a 40mm grenade launcher on the underslung of his 5.56mm rifle this allows him to not just act as a team leader but also as a grenadier as well, the team leader coordinates his fire team in a section attack. He should carry extra smoke grenades in order to mark positions for friendly assets. Medical supplies re the exact same for anyone else in the fire team. Assistant Auto rifleman The role is identical to a rifleman however instead of carrying a launcher they carry extra ammunition for the auto rifle man, they should carry at least an extra 400 rounds for the LMG. In addition to this for some LMG’s a spare barrel is required as the weapon can overheat and become un useable. Engineer The role of this player is to carry explosives in the primary fire team which is explained below to destroy any objectives that are active like radar installations or radio towers for example. as well as this the engineer is also tasked with repairing damaged friendly vehicles, the engineer is also utilised when disarming bombs in the mission area. FIRE TEAMS So, in this section I will explain why certain roles are in each fire team and what responsibilities each fire team have when performing section attacks, for the examples I will use Alpha elements that are available Alpha 1-1 (Charlie Fire Team) This fire team is recognised as the support fire team in each section, this is due to them having the auto rifleman and also the marksman at their discretion, the main role of this fire team is to over watch and support the second fire team in the section, obviously fire team leader can change what roles are in each fire team but these are just the default fire teams, some fire team leader prefer to have 2 auto riflemen and a marksman in the support squad as more rounds can be put onto the enemy forces. Alpha 1-2 (Delta Fire Team) This fire team is the beginning assault force in a section attack meaning they are always the first to bound forward in an attack whilst 1-1 cover from behind, the reason for them being the main assault fore is because the engineer is in this section and he most likely needed first at the objective if it is a search and destroy mission, so having him in the first fire team means he can get to work on the objective a lot quicker. Alpha 1-0 This is the command element for the section so ASL and the section medic will be the members of this squad and they will follow either in line or behind the 2 fire teams above. Their job is to coordinate their section to the best of their ability. Eagle-Eye, Chutnut, ShadowAce11 and 1 other 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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