|2011-04-25||Air assault tutorial video|
I have completed and uploaded the air assault tutorial video to Youtube. This video shows the editing steps specific to air assaults (picking transport helicopters and placing units in an air cargo position slot). In addition, the video shows the highlights and dangers of the resulting air assault missions in Arma2.
I've been having a great time creating air assault missions and recording footage. Most missions played out differently every time I started them. Sometimes I lost close air support (CAS) quickly, and had to land without the enemy being suppressed. In other missions, I lost part of my flight and some of the friendly troops remained in place, so I had fewer men than planned to assault the objective.
And occasionally, everything went to plan. I love it when a plan comes together!
|2010-09-18||New video: Troop transport|
To better explain the battlefield troop transport, I've created a 5 minute video demonstrating multiple pickups and riding on top of vehicles (via the RHS's cargo system).
The video is created from a single mission and recorded in one single take. I'm really happy how much I felt part of a large meaningful attack on the town of Nur (as opposed to getting involved in some randomly generated small engagement).
Youtube video explaining Battlefield Troop Transport
PlannedAssault generates these missions for you to play or, if you're skilled with Arma2's mission editor and mission file, for you to build on. To support you with the latter activity, the generated missions come with comments in the mission file and script files, explaining the purpose of waypoints and triggers / sensors.
The mission shown in the video is available for download here.
|2010-04-26||France's Armée de Terre and Armée de l'Air units, and Editing Examples|
This week's main addition to the unit database are HEXAgon Team's French army (Armée de Terre) and air force (Armée de l'Air) units. HEXAgon Team has created French infantry, special forces (COS), armor (Leclerc MBT), army air units (Tigre gunships and Puma transport helicopters) and air force Mirage 2000 fighters and bombers.
I've attempted to get the French infantry squad organization right, with equipes '300m' and equipes '600m' and larger 'groupes de combat'. I've also scripted a French infantry mortar unit with the M252 acting as the 81mm LLR.
AdT Tigre HAP attack gunship
French SF (COS) soldier with FAMAS G2
AMX Leclerc main battle tanks
Under the 'About'/'Editing Examples' tabs I've added considerations and guidelines for creating two types of missions:
After a successful server memory upgrade, I've re-enabled mission generation for Arma I. There's still some memory left to support additional maps...
|2010-04-13||New Trailer Explaining Arma 2 Mission Definition and In-Game Features|
A new Youtube movie is available illustrating PlannedAssault web based mission definition and the corresponding in-game features.
While preparing the movie, several bugs were fixed, and new mods and units have been added. See the list after the movie and screenshots for more info.
ten steps to create a mission
positioning units and objectives
example of a two formation attack
mission defined transport of infantry
AA unit protecting attacking formation
customized units in the unit database
movie small print
Mods and units added:
The planner and website have been upgraded to versions 1.08 and 1.21 respectively.