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Apr 17 2004, 09:28
Ok, I'm stuck. I got the Operation Flashpoint GOTY edition the other week (demo got me hooked) and I've progressed in the Cold War Crisis campaign to the Defender mission where you have to lay mines and blow up all the incoming Russian tanks. I think that mission's rigged, myself. I lay my mines, right. The first tank in the column goes over, gets blown up. Then all other tanks (about three) leave the road, go into the bush, and return higher up. I tried everything, including putting mines up the road a bit, but nothing seems to work. The best I can do is take out one tank, and then just try taking out three T 80s with one LAW launcher! Needless to say, I'm soon dead. If the tanks escape, they'll blow up your M 113 coming to pick you up, making you walk back to the NATO base. Once you get there, there are Russians all over the place and about four tanks. Is there an easy way to win this mission?
Apr 17 2004, 09:30
A few suggestions from a vet:
1) Post in the correct forum http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/tounge_o.gif
2) When you lay the mines, lay just one mine on the road. The others will usually break formation and go past the destroyed tank on the right hand side. Watch them a few times and you will see a pattern, you can thus plant your mines so that you could get three of them at once.
3) Mines destroy the tank, but the crew can make it out alive. Watch for infantry when the tanks are blown up.
4) Hide behind one of the rocks on top of the hill, you may live long enough to take most of them out.
5) Good luck http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/smile_o.gif
Apr 17 2004, 12:59
Bah, im "my" opf the tanks come, blow sky high and even if one escapes the mission ends right away but i am sure it played diferently the very first time i played it i believe there was a second objective http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/rock.gif .
Ah and before placing mines watch where your CO puts his and place yours spread out and behind his mines http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/smile_o.gif .
Apr 17 2004, 14:54
or, as i do, run out just before the tanks reach you, place mines right front of them, then leg it.
When i played it. My M113 chased after the UAZ that went by first. They threw hand grenades at my M113 i was in and went on to La Passagne http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/rock.gif
Apr 17 2004, 20:46
Ah Sorry about posting in the wrong forum. Didn't scroll down to see it. Don't you just love newbies? http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/wink_o.gif
I used your advice Ex-R, and it succeeded. Thanks a million. I find that a good plan is to take all your COs mines as well and add them to your trap. That way, when the first blows up, all the rest just blunder into the mine field. Beautiful. I also found that if you just lay tight in the bushes without bording the M 113, the mission ends successfully as well. I had to do this, as about four a five crew members were taking an unhealthy interest in my general area. But thanks for everybody's help.
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