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    Mission Designer Resource

    Please use this thread to collect real life data that you feel may be useful in creating realistic mission scenarios in DCS. For example, detailed high resolution maps that can help the mission designer identify landmarks and borders or OOB records that can help create realistic force concentrations, etc. Also, air, ground and naval tactical guides might be helpful to mission designers in composing and positioning units on the map in a realistic fashion. Other resources welcome.
    Last edited 06-11-2012, 11:34 PM.
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    Mission Designer Resource

    For mission building I spend quite a bit of time researching the order of battles. But as a lately discovered, all the time I had this great ressource right under my nose:

    US Army Field Manual 100-60: Armor- and Mechanized-Based Opposing Force: Organization Guide
    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...0/fm100-60.pdf


    The organisation discussed is of a fictional OPFOR but quite obviously it is modeled after the soviet army.

    Now please excuse me, I am off to learn how many Shilkas a SP AA gun platoon of an air defense battery from a BTR equipped, divisional mechanized infantry regiment has...

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      #3
      Huge collection of US Army Field Manuals at GlobalSecurity.org:

      http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita.../fm/index.html
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        #4
        Our internal thread on placement and composition of ground units:
        http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=29338
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          #5
          Helicopter tactics of the NVA (East German Army):

          http://www.nva-flieger.de/html/takti...fsmethoden.php
          (page in german)

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            #6
            MBot,

            Ditto on FM 100-60.

            I would like to add this resource which is in a more condensed form:

            http://www.1stusvcav.com/red_guards/index.html

            Formations and tactics of the Soviet/Warsaw Pact forces can be found there.

            That's from a website dedicated to the holy grail of armor sims: Steel Beasts ProPE.

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              #7
              FM 1-112 Attack Helicopter Operations
              http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/docs/1-112.pdf

              FM 1-114 Air Cavalry Squadron and Troop Operations
              http://www.cavalrypilot.com/fm1-114/toc.htm
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                #8
                Great resources for organisation and tactics:

                US Army Battle Book
                http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/army/...00-3/index.htm

                OPFOR Battle Book
                http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/army/...100-7/TOCC.htm

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                  #9
                  Good background information for mission building.

                  War in Georgia:

                  http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...ar/georgia.htm

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                    #10
                    Radio communication codes

                    Can be Useful when creating in flight radio communications
                    Brevity Code.pdf

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                      Unit Hidden/Visible Function Mod:
                      http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=45861
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by EvilBivol-1 View Post
                        Unit Hidden/Visible Function Mod:
                        http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=45861
                        Wow, this is a great modification!

                        Very nice.
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                          #13
                          I think a simple method can be used to create SAM or typical units templates :
                          Use a mission with groups already positionned on the map. The user loads the mission, read a simple description of the template and even a screenshot, select the group and then create his template with it giving him the name he wants.
                          I made an example mission with FARP units but it's french. I will try to translate it as soon as possible to test it
                          EDIT : I made my little translation (sorry for my poor english )
                          If you want to try this method, load this file : T_FARP_units
                          Put the mission file in your mission directory.
                          Use the mission menu to open the file : look at the picture and read the mission description to create this little unit template.
                          It's just an example ... to see if it's a good way to create unit templates.
                          It can be usefull to create a mission including many templates with dedicated screenshots and descriptions.
                          The possibility to make units templates including building and different types of units could really be very usefull
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                            #14
                            http://poehali.org/maps

                            Maps for free in 1:50000, 1:100000, 1:200000, 1:500000, 1:1000000 of the whole black-sea-area. Rusia-version.

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                              #15
                              Detailed publicaton of the armed conflict between Russia and Georgia on August 8-12, 2008.

                              Content:
                              ...
                              - Timeline of the georgian-russian hostilities in August 2008
                              - Russian air losses in the five day war against Georgia
                              ...
                              http://www.cast.ru/files/The_Tanks_of_August_sm_eng.pdf


                              Map:
                              - Disposition of the georgian troops as of the beginning August, 2008
                              - Operation of the georgian troops on 8. August, 2008
                              http://www.cast.ru/files/The_Tanks_of_August_map_sm.jpg

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                                #16
                                Now that we got beautiful additions to the map. Nice history and detail of units taking place in the North and South Ossetian Wars.

                                http://www.allworldwars.com/Battle%2...st%202008.html

                                and

                                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_South_Ossetia_war

                                Very detailed stuff. Excellent pictures and maps as well.

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                                  #17
                                  For goodness sakes, if you want the definitive guide to CAS tactics, you won't find better than this. Declassified NATO document.
                                  Attached Files

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                                    Air Force E-Publishing Home


                                    Eagle Dynamics Mission Editor Wiki


                                    Institute For The Study Of War excellent site including but not limited to current and past OOB, Deployments, Analysis, etc.

                                    ISW Main Sections:

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by pbpullman View Post
                                      For goodness sakes, if you want the definitive guide to CAS tactics, you won't find better than this. Declassified NATO document.
                                      Actually, you might find better -- I've been reading a book about CAS in Afghanistan, and the CAS "pros" have a label above the shredder in their office/area:

                                      "DOCTRINE"


                                      I haven't read the document you linked to -- and I'm sure much of it is relevant -- but apparently the ability to improvise, create, and think of one's toes, along with knowing seemingly everyone else's job (pilots/ground commanders), plus being an expert in not only the latest in communications equipment, but also all the other technologies from the 20th century (UHF, VHF, etc.) -- these guys are really something! I'm referring to the TACP's, and since I'm only a quarter into the book, I haven't yet resolved that acronym (actually i'm listening to the audiobook) -- the narrator isn't saying AFAC, or JTAC -- definately TAC - P. Man I'm lazy -- I better just get a link to the book. Here it is:

                                      Danger Close: Tactical Air Controllers in Afghanistan and Iraq by Steve Call

                                      I swear, it seems like every book I come across -- the author's name is always some kind of pun on the topic of the book

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                                        #20
                                        NTTR items

                                        Not sure if this is the right place for this... However,

                                        While looking at the NTTR images WAGS posted, I couldn't help but notice all of the new AGE equipment sitting around the Nellis Ramp. My question is will any of this AGE be available for use in user created maps?

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