My job as I see it is to read my "newspapers" and and see what's coming down the pike, or is getting changed, going away and then trying to tie all these up in a way that makes sense and present it with all it's welcome or unwelcome reality. Where we can do it without software limitations constraining us, we should even when it's an inconvenience
stay as close to the real world (RW
) as possible with the equipment within the game. We owe it to ourselves and the thousands of players who've constantly (And reviewers of.) over the years have commentated on the realism of this wonderful game. Quite frankly, I'd never have bothered if this wasn't the case here as Don found out early when I submitted the "RISE Passive
" MBT. The issue would simply boil down to an ammo one in which the tank would only be sandwiched by date between two others for a six month period of time-this was no hard compromise
and it saved a slot in a very tight USA OOB.
So now we might have issues with manning on the AAV's I'll just simply say we've had it pretty good for quite awhile because we've had at least on extra rifleman who would've not necessarily in the RW
been there because that slot would've been filled by a USN Field Corpsman (Medic) but like the MP's we used to have in the USA OOB they're not relevant to the game (However like the USMC we felt very very lucky to have them
on the boats as Independent Corpsman with added RADCON training.) and we move on.
The AAV SU
as has been pointed out will probably cause the CORPS to make some kind of adjustment and trust me when I say they will if it's warranted. Of that there's no doubt like any professional military organization would. And as my almost last boat CO always reminded us on SSBN-739G, "Change is a constant.
" and isn't that what we do out here!?! And besides until we've got until late 2018/2019 if the seating or anything else changes with it.
Maybe we need to remind ourselves of that at times or else why bother. Too much is coming between now and 2026 and the above will never have "rung so true". I thank God this isn't an RPG or Fantasy/Sci Fi game nothing wrong with it mind you but, let's face it those games are a dime a dozen.
I hope especially the younger players out here can appreciate the uniqueness of this game, the work that goes into keeping it relative and realistic
as noted above as possible.
These are the key factors in making both
these games challenging and fun for us.
I would like to walk away from this game in 2026
knowing I did the best I could for it in my own small way and that we were not ever afraid to do the right thing out here for the players.
So let's start with a definition of a word from Merriam-Webster (This is the USA after-all.), then I have found the current
guidance from the USMC on all things AAV etc. Did you expect something less here!?!
is the word, in this case the first definition below applies though, the Oxford one is somewhat
) Organization of the United States Marine Corps MCRP 5-12D Updated on Feb. 2016.
The following document pages might be of some use... 5-5/5-14/5-17/5-27 and 8-2//.
) Everything you wanted to about the AAV-7
, how to disembark, setup for beach assault, formation assignment per mission, landing, assaulting, there's just too much fun in this document that I just didn't know what to do with myself!?!
The following document pages might be of some use... Fundamental Section 1/Section 2: 2-6/2-7/Table 3-3 on 3-9/Figure 3-2 on 3-14/Figure 3-5 on 3-24/Combat Load on 6-9/These last reflect PDF page numbers/A-2 PG. 160/F-3 PG. 195/F-4 PG.196/F-5 PG.197/F-6 PG.198/PG.205//
Now I really hope no one asks "But what about the AAV-SU?
well I'm not going there.
Gotta work later today the "Red Man" always keeps me fired up for a couple of days after.
With anything in life "You ain't tryin, if you ain't tryin.
" and I've obliviously lived in the South too long now!?!
Have a good weekend!!