View Full Version : ofp the border zone...help!!
Dec 26 2001, 16:21
ok, I hate being a tank commander, I prefer to be a soldier and shoot people, but what the ####..so, Im in the Border zone mission, Im not really sure if that the name, I need help in commander tactics, why my gunner doesnt shoot when I ask him too...he only shoots once, and then keeps telling me "cannotfire", "negative"..... whats the deal with it, could anyone give some tactics for shooting targets...I dont know how I manage to pass the training mission by the way....
Dec 26 2001, 16:32
The mission is Spearhead if I remember correctly...you can't fire because your commander issues a "don't fire" order at the border zone.
Dec 26 2001, 16:40
yeah, the mission is Spearhead, but hows that my commander give a no fire order?...he tell me to shoot the T80s or shilkas!...the tags displays my target, I locked it, its right in friont of me, my commander tell me to enagage, I fire once, dont destroy it and the I cant fire again, they keep on fire at me and get kill!!....are you sure is my comander telling me to "not fire"...I think Im not good commanding tanks....so what are the basics in selecting and shooting a target?? (several times)
Dec 26 2001, 19:10
in what tank r u? and m60 or m1a1?
if it's a m60 u only can reload about 1 sabot/heat in the same time a t80/t72/m1a1 can relaod about 3 so maybe you'll have to wait
Dec 27 2001, 13:04
Im in a m60...yeah, I guess is the reload time, but it takes too long!!...by the time I ll be able to shoot again my tank will be destroyed....anywasy I skipped the mission....
Jan 16 2002, 15:25
you big wuss http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard3/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
first of all: hang back, let the m1a1's take the fire
second: fire, retreat, reload, advance, fire, repeat
ideally you should do this on the crest of a hill, moving between hull down (only the turret showing) and full defilade (completely hidden) by moving back and forth.
that is how it's done IRL but in this particular mission i suggest you load heat (explosive shells) and fire at the two terraces on the big mountain to the right. there's rpg troops there and they need to die http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard3/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
Jan 16 2002, 16:33
Also, always use manual fire, can save your ass a lot.
Jan 17 2002, 00:30
I didn't have any problems with that mission.
All three tanks. (My M60, and the two M1A1 Abrams) survived, and all the enemy tanks were destroyed. It was only the long ranged attacks by RPG soldiers you couldn't see that made me decide to pull back when I was ordered too.
Go into the external view, and target an enemy vehicle. Fire... and while waiting for the gunner to reload, switch to the machine gun, and tell him to start attacking infantry... before switching back to Sabot / Heat and firing again.
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The Dr has said it all USE MANUAL FIRE!!! Then your Gunner will not say 'Can't fire' etc.
And if you really don't like being Commander go to the gunners position, you'll still have to direct your tank (Fwd, Bkwd, Left and Right) but you get to shoot aswell.
Order the other tanks in your column to engage at will or Open fire adn form Line..............and you should have no probs.
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