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Tangodown.nl is a Dutch gaming community for mature players. Age doesn't matter, as long as you have a mature mindset. About 3 days a week we play cooperative sessions in ArmA 2 implementing tactics, teamwork and simply having fun. We make our own custom missions with a variety of objectives, custom islands and units.
Everybody is welcome to join and play during our weekly ArmA 2 sessions! Or you can just jump in a different game with our members using our Xfire community friendslist or forum.
So if you speak Dutch and are interested in gaming together with like-minded players:
Visit our forum (http://www.tangodown.nl/forum) for more details
Join our xfire community (http://www.xfire.com/communities/tangodown/)
Follow us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/TangodownNL)
Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TangodownNL)
View videos of past sessions on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/TangodownNL)
Read how you can download (http://www.tangodown.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Handleidingen_ArmA_2) our commonly used addons
Get more information on our Wiki (http://www.tangodown.nl/wiki) about the community, extensive tactical documentation, addon install guides and more.
You can also find our dedicated ArmA 2 website at www.arma2.nl with news and updates on ArmA 2.
Request from Zoog: Please don't post anything in Dutch, because the thread will be locked. English is the only language for the Bohemia Interactive forums.
We have upgraded to the new TeamSpeak 3 software and our TS2 server has been taken down.
Our new TS3 address is: nl3.tshost.eu:9001
We've published an article/tutorial on how to make a simple mission in the editor. Aspects that are dealt with include creating and marking objectives, using tasks and notes, waypoints, triggers and more.
It's all written in Dutch and includes screenshots and a tutorial download mission.
Read the article here. (http://www.tangodown.nl/forum/thread-1130.html)
Aug 8 2010, 17:52
I thought I'd bump this thread for an update.
Today our new website went live. A lot of changes have been made compared to our old website. Of course the new design (hopefully :)) looks better, but finding information should now be a lot easier. Server info and gameplay guides etc used to be scattered throughout the entire forum, but now every bit of info can easily be found on the website. Ease of use and newbie-friendliness was our biggest priority. ;)
Head on over to Tangodown.nl (http://www.tangodown.nl) to see the result. Questions and feedback are always welcome.
Furthermore, a couple of things have changed since the previous update (in this topic): we now have two Operation Arrowhead servers we regularly use, one of them being the DFF / TDNL server. Of course, we still also have an ArmA 2 server. All three servers contain plenty of missions you can choose from. :)
Jan 21 2011, 12:48
Tangodown is still soldiering on for all the dutch-speaking ArmA 2 players. We organise regular trainings, and play organised missions. Here are a few screenshots from the last operation, where TDNL's 1st platoon moved into Zargabad to rescue a journalist from the hands of the insurgency:
All trainings in preparation of these missions is open. If you want to take a peak into what we do at TDNL, head over to this thread (http://www.tangodown.nl/forum/thread-1788.html) on our forums for more information
Tangodown doesn't only cater to those that want hardcore scenario co-op, we regularly have more relaxed gaming sesssions on our servers, without the strict organisation maintained in our "Pro-operations". So if you're looking for a regular game with dutch-speaking players, don't hesitate to pay our forums a visit.
A community update for TDNL, the dutch-speaking tactical gaming community
Our Staff is pleased to announce the release of the TDNL Wiki (http://www.tangodown.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Hoofdpagina), which groups all the information about gaming with TDNL in one document.
Also contained within the wiki is the definitive Tactical Syllabus for TDNL, a detailed article on Roomclearance, guides to setting up ACE and ACRE and information about our Pro-Op campaign.
So if you're dutch-speaking and interested in a tactical and teambased experience without obligations, stop by on our forums!
May 19 2011, 12:31
As always, Tangodown.nl organises regular training sessions for our members interested in tactical realism. We recorded a few of our sessions and uploaded them to our Youtube channel (in dutch):
Our wiki remains the central source of information, containing tactical manuals, mod installation guides and more for tangodown.nl. Recently we added an extensive guide for the squad commander (http://www.tangodown.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Tactische_Syllabus_voor_de_GroepsCommandant) (in dutch).
For players looking for a more relaxed game, TDNL still has regular gamining nights every monday, wednesday and friday. Just check our Game lobby (http://www.tangodown.nl/forum/forum-6.html)
May 25 2011, 17:34
Update: new gameplay video
Recently we uploaded a new mission video to our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/TangodownNL). Check out the videos below for footage we recorded during a War in Takistan mission, as seen from the perspective of fireteam Bravo. We were tasked with destroying an enemy generator.
From now on we will record and upload new videos more frequently. Subscribe to our channel to receive those in your inbox.
Addons used: ACE and ACRE.
Ongoing development and future plans
Next Friday we will play the final mission of the PRO-Ops beta campaign, Operation Chainbreaker. TDNL will be tasked with arresting the HVT, 'Jackpot', and bringing him back to FOB Sharpe in one piece. More info on that can be found here. (http://www.tangodown.nl/forum/showthread.php?tid=2114)
After Operation Chainbreaker, a new, as of yet unannounced campaign will be played.
Additionally, all the info that you need in order to be able to play with us can be found on our website. (http://www.tangodown.nl/)
May 29 2011, 15:49
Video: Conclusion of Operation Chainbreaker campaign
New video! The footage below (shot and edited by Zoog) shows TDNL playing the final mission of the Operation Chainbreaker campaign.
Mission: to arrest Kardal al Sharif, AKA Jackpot (pic (http://i.imgur.com/czrlk.jpg)), a corrupt CEO of Shnell oil industries who finances the Takiban and Takistani Army. One of the most wanted men of Takistan. The coalition forces, including TDNL, have been chasing him for months and it was time to capture him once and for all.
During Phase 5 of Chainbreaker TDNL managed to capture one of Jackpot's SUVs. In it was a laptop that contained a lead to his location, the southern airbase, the last major Takistani stronghold. He had plans to flee the country along with a big group of Takistani soldiers. The team were to lay an ambush on his escape route near the border and return him to British-owned FOB Sharpe alive.
I played Kardal al Sharif, with the AI under my control (~30 men). It was pretty nerve-wracking to sit in the convoy, being driven down the escape route, and then hearing everybody open up on my bodyguards. Bullet cracks all around me. At one point in the video you can see me.
So how did the mission / campaign end? Just watch.
HD quality (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2pL18zX-lI&hd=1)
Subscribe to our channel (http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TangodownNL)
So, the Beta PRO-Ops are now officially over. What's next? Well, obviously we will keep developing and playing them. The biggest difference between the beta and the 'official' PRO-Ops is that they are now invitation-based. A squad within our normal ArmA team, so to speak. So for those of you who like to get a little bit more serious and tactical, you can join the PRO-Ops team. Joining is pretty easy, you need to have the right mindset and participate in basic training so you know the basic tactics we use.
For more info on PRO-Ops read our wiki. (http://www.tangodown.nl/wiki/index.php?title=PRO_Ops_Info)
We are always on the lookout for mature Dutch-speaking people who are looking for a nice, fun bunch of people to play ArmA with. Whether you prefer light-hearted gaming sessions or serious tactical gaming, we've got something for everybody. And keep in mind, ArmA is not the only game we play (though 90% of the time we do). Every player is free to organize gaming sessions with other TDNL members.
Our philosophy is: playing ArmA should be a nice mix between fun and serious gaming. Tactics and teamwork are very important things for us, but we are not a mil-sim squad!
If you like what you see, head on over to Tangodown.nl (http://www.tangodown.nl/) to sign up. All the info you need can be found there.
Don't forget to introduce yourself in our forums! (http://www.tangodown.nl/forum/)
Video: Operation Morningstrike
We had another casual missions last Friday. You can check out the video below and read the debriefing here (http://www.tangodown.nl/forum/thread-2708.html).
Please note that every Dutch speaking gamer is welcome to play in our community! We also play other games like Battlefield 3, Men of War and EVE Online. Happy gaming!
Video: Operation Morning Dew
Last friday the Tangodown team played Operation Morning Dew. Our task was to clear two objectives: Yankee & X-Ray. Four teams were used to execute the mission mission: "Alpha (infantry)", "Mike (MG support)", "Sierra (sniper support)" and "Juliet (Jackal)". The video below is from team Mike tasked with giving support and covering fire while the other teams cleared the objectives.
You can read the complete debriefing here (http://www.tangodown.nl/forum/thread-2761.html).
Check out our other videos on the Tangodown Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/TangodownNL).
Video: Operation Cartwheel
Great mission by nkenny: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?130158-8%28co%29-Operation-CARTWHEEL-TANGO
1. Destroy a cache of MANPADS.
2. Find and Secure a data download from communication Trailer
3. Destroy two mobile ZSU-23 AAA platforms.
Video: Operation TDNL Knights (Virtual Training Space)
1. Patrol Kamyshovo on foot
2. Check the harbor and train station near Drakon island
3. Meet with the local police at the police bureau in Elektrozavodsk
But there was more waiting for us...
Video: Operation Peren's Waltz
Great mission by nkenny: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?130158-8(co)-Operation-CARTWHEEL-TANGO&p=2094987&viewfull=1#post2094987
1. Destroy a AAA battery.
2. Sabotage two BRDM-2 Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles.
3. Check the eastern warehouse.
Instruction Video: OPORDERS based on the Standard Nato Agreement (stanag)
This instruction video explains how you can inform your troops about the upcoming mission. It's based on the Standard Nato Agreement procedure and covers areas like map orientation, situation in the AO, the assignment, the execution, logistics, chain of command and radio nets.
* Note: not every mission we play is based on this kind of realism. There are all types of play styles possible within Tangodown, both casual as well as more tactical/military simulation.
Videos: Operation Risgo
A mission made by TDNL member Laurens from the Tangodown Missionmakers team.
The U.S. military is almost completely gone from Zargabad. Most of it's personnel has been moved to another region. Intelligence, however, has received signs about a possible attack in Zargabad. A group of soldiers is tasked to go undercover into Zargabad to monitor the situation.
Go to the market in Zargabad and look for suspicious behavior.
The complete briefing can be read here (http://www.tangodown.nl/forum/thread-2843.html). The debriefing is located here (http://www.tangodown.nl/forum/thread-2849.html).
Part 1/3 recorded at Group 1.2
Part 2/3 recorded at Group 1.2
Part 3/3 recorded at Group 1.2
Whole mission recorded at Group 1.1
Video: Configuring your ACRE radios
In this video we explain how you can configure the commonly used ACRE radios, for example switching radio's, switching channels, changing power, changing volume etc. The PRC-343, PRC-119 and PRC-117F are addressed (in order of appearance). The video is spoken in Dutch.
We have a whole bunch of new videos for those who like it.
Video: Operation Dutch Approach
Video: Operation Hidden Moon (Lingor map)
We have received Intel that the lingor army is in possession of blueprints to make nuclear weapons. To delay the process we have three tasks to be accomplished. The first thing is to destroy some pumpjacks. Hopefully some guards from compound Helvetia will come to check out what happened. That gives us the opportunity to take out the guards with an ambush. In the compound Helvetia is our last objective, eliminate Vladimir Yaraslav. Vladimir Yaroslav is one of the experts on nuclear weapons and since the failed elimination of last month he is now one of the most secured persons.
Video: Trainingsmission movement and patrols
Video: Operation Act of Valor (Lingor map)
Tangodown received a re-task from from NATO base in Saudi Arabia south of Iraq. There is a High Value Target on a private island called Jennasy Khar Mohommed. Lingor is a private island of Saudi Arabia and there are regular supporters of the government of the Iraqi dictator. Iraq regularly does business with surrounding countries. Previously a CIA agent Nixon Speed was arrested for espionage.
Find 1 specific laptop
Lay ambush on airport of Lingor
Exfil from the island by plane
Video: Operation Industrial Nuclear
The European Union is "seriously concerned" about the nuclear resistance of Zargabad, but fails to deliver critical words because this could deter Chinese and Russian support. The international community urges Zargabad to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) but that has not happend as of yet. Zargabad leaders threaten the rest of the world for a nuclear attack.
The latest IAEA report has made clear that Zargabad is a very dangerous threat and that the installation should be disabled. The attack is approved by the United States, Britain, France, Germany, the main countries that made the decision for the attack.
Video: Operation Hinterland (Podagorsk map)
Video: Operation Legacy (CLAfghan map)
Protect the Kash-Kash valley and conquer Gonzalabad and Etnikora. Eliminate enemy combatants and destroy any weapon caches. Provide security so residents can return and MSR Green can be opened. If the missing British soldiers are found they should immediately be flown back to Mike 1.
Video: Operation Take Shapur
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