So, here's an idea that I heard of and wanted to create and offer to Norrin for when his medical wounding system is implemented. But, then I thought, there are so many possiblities even in SP missions where this could be valuable. For example: You are a medic in a squad and your team accidently fires on unarmed civilians. You will lose points if you shot them in the first place, but even more if you don't get them some much needed medical support.
Why not call in for a mdical CASEVAC bird. Another example for MP is:
A combat casuality needs to be evacuated off the battlefield and taken to the appropriate medical facilities. Through the use of the 9 Line CASEVAC program, the Platoon, squad, or fireteam leader can gather the needed information to call for and relay the correct information to the people who need it most.
Script can be activated via the action menu from either a corpsman or TL slot.
(Action Menu) "Call for medical CASEVAC"
**Window pops up**
Line 1- Location
(Player can enter the 6 digit X/Y Map Coordinates for the desired Landing Zone or map click. Will also determine location distance for pickup to Battalion Aid Station. So it could be road vehicle or Aircraft)
Line 2- Call Sign
(Call Sign that will be used by the ground unit at the LZ. You should know this information before every operation.)
Line 3- Precedence
"Alpha" -- Urgent
"Bravo" -- Urgent Surgical
"Charlie" -- Priority
"Delta" -- Routine
"Echo" -- Convenience
Line 4- Special Equipment
(See below for examples of special equipment)
"Alpha" -- None
"Bravo" -- Hoist
"Charlie" -- Extraction Equipment ***may not be needed in ArmA 2 environment***
"Delta" -- Ventilator ***won't be needed in ArmA 2 environment, but can be modified for something else***
Line 5- Number of Patients by Type
**Multiple Drop Down Menus for multiple patients**
(Determines whether the patients are ambulatory or litter bound. CASEVAC bird will be configured or "spawned" according to response here)
"Lima" -- Litter Patients ****Will require CASEVAC bird with litters setup****
"Alpha" -- Ambulatory ****Patients can sit in normal seats****
Line 6- Security of Pickup Site
(Whether or not the enemy is near the LZ. If all of your casualties are routine and the LZ is not secured, then you may not get your requested CASEVAC approved)
"Novemeber" -- No enemy troops in area
"Papa" -- Possible enemy troops (approach with caution)
"Echo" -- Enemy troops in area (approach with caution)
"X-Ray" -- Enemy troops in area (armed escort required)
Line 7- Method of Marking Pickup Site
(Method that you will use to mark your LZ and ask the pilot to identify)
"Bravo" -- IR Strobes
"Charlie" -- Smoke Signal
"Delta" -- None
"Echo" -- Other
Line 8- Patient's Nationality and Status
"Alpha" -- US Military
"Bravo" -- US Citizen
"Charlie" -- Non US Military
"Delta" -- Non US civilan
"Echo" -- Enemy Prisoner of War
Line 9- NBC Contamination
(Whether the LZ has been contaminated with NBC agents)
"November" -- Nuclear
"Bravo" -- Biological
"Charlie" -- Chemical
Depending on the answers, the dialog will produce a response to be sent to either another player in MP or to automatically spawn a CASEVACE response. From that point, a helo or vehicle is spawned and comes to the desired location, and it can be unprotected or escorted with other assets.
Here is another example of the need for the 9 Line CASEVAC request dialog:
During a routine patrol, your platoon takes two casualities. One receives a gunshot wound to his right arm. The other receives a gunshot wouond to his abdomen and has signs and symptoms of shock associated with internal hemorrhage. While you perform inital treatment, members of your platoon determine that the closest potential landing zone for a helicopter is 300 meters to the West. It's grid location on the map is 125/096. Your call sign is Kilo Black Two Two. Your unit commander informs you that the site is secure and will be marked with green smoke. The following would be your nine line radio CASEVAC Request Transmission or response that would be generated:
Line 1- 125/096
Line 2- Kilo Black Two Two
Line 3- 1 Bravo, 1 Charlie
Line 4- Alpha
Line 5- 1 Lima, 1 Alpha
Line 6- November
Line 7- Charlie
Line 8- 2 Alpha
Line 9- None
Since the area is safe (Line 6- No enemies), then your CASEVAC response would be answered with a helo coming to pick up the wounded. A helo because of the severity of the second patient.
I know this all sounds confusing, but as a Paramedic in the civilian world, I love the ability to use ACE 2's and Norrin's Revive scripts, and THINK, that others may enjoy the realism part of this as well, which is practiced in today's military.
Tell me what you think.