In an effort to provide timely updates to our missions I have created a thread on the multiplayer forums - http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=125484 These will be updated with information about upcoming events.
At the present time the 7th is recruiting and is looking for people who want to be part of a tight knit realism group that isn't into role-playing, but who strive to use real-world tactics and training ideas in the Armaverse. We train every member to be a leader and to be a part of the team.
While the 7th doesn't have age limitations we do have maturity rules - and we won't allow younger members to skip school or assignments to train or 'play' on the sever. We also require people to actually attend training sessions or find a mentor to assist them with their training before they are given their Ranger Tabs. We also constantly re-train and change and update our training to keep ourselves prepared and to keep updated on the latest changes to the game.
To the other realism units out there; the 7th of the 75th operates as a Direct Action, multi-delivery Unit (Helo, HALO, HAHO, land vehicle and boat) and specializes in MOUT, Long Range Patrols, reconnaissance and pathfinding. We have our own pilots for insertion and extraction, and train for both day and night operations. We use ACE and ACRE and ASR_AI. We do not use 3rd person view except when filming 'promotional videos' or training videos.
If you want to Co-op with the 7th please PM me on these forums, or drop by our webpage.
Our present group of Ranger Cadet Trainee's have almost earned their Ranger Tabs - meaning that we will soon be starting our six-part BCT over again. This is an excellent time to apply to become a Ranger in the 7th of the 75th.
The 7th is different from other Arma Units in several ways;
Every member is expected to be able to lead - we train everyone to become a team/squad leader. When given a Fire Team or Squad - YOU are in charge - other members will offer advice but the responsibility and leadership is YOURS. No other Unit that I've seen in the Arma community does this on the same scale as the 7th of the 75th.
We don't role-play - every member (once past the CDT (candidate phase)) is a full member of the 7th of the 75th. They wear our tags and can vote on issues affecting the Unit - they can also voice their opinion without fear of reprimand or demotion. We respect each other both on and off the battlefield. When the 7th agrees on something everyone moves forward with that decision.
We move and fight as a Unit - not as individuals. The 7th is a tight-knit Direct Action group. We aren't 'snipers' or 'lonewolves'. We take care of each other and our area of responsibility. We work as Fire Team or Squad to accomplish goals. Other Units have air brigades, armored groups, Seals, medics, artillery, etc. all consisting of 1 or 2 people. In the 7th we are all 11B - Infantrymen - first and foremost. Other duties (such as helo pilots) are assigned and trained as needed - but you won't sit in the rear waiting for a radio call - nor will you spend 2 hours in a mission waiting by a ammo truck to be called in to resupply everyone. The 7th 'fights'. When we need something done we do it as a team.
Think you've got what it takes?
Drop by our teamspeak and we'll talk.
TS3 info; chicago.jestservers.com:7455 password: hooah
The 7th just wrapped up OPERATION SPINNING WHEEL, a 4 part linked campaign with approximately 20 hours of hard combat.
Here's a taste of some of the action from the perspective of one of the members of Bravo Fire Team.
Unlike other Units the 7th doesn't make you wait in the rear with the gear! Every member is included in our missions and training right from the start of their career in the Rangers.
We also now have our own youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/7thRangerBattalion
We are now starting a new campaign - Operation Angry Spectre - set in Fallujah.
Drop by and meet the team. www.7-75th.com
Last edited by 7th_Serf; Feb 3 2012 at 17:03.
Reason: wrong youtube link
Here are some questions and answers about the 7th of the 75th Rangers.
What are the 7th Rangers?
The 7th Rangers is a light infantry Unit that uses a number of different deployment methods to insert and extract from their objectives. Modern light infantry carries out the duties of reconnaissance as well as direct action against their opponents, the 7th attempts to recreate this form of warfare using the Arma 2: Combined Operations simulator. We called ourselves the 7th Rangers (Virtual) as a sign of respect for the actual Ranger Battalions who exist or who have existed in the past. We also made sure to say we were 'Virtual' Rangers and not actual Rangers. Our members think it is important to respect actual serving and retired military people by not 'pretending' to be them or their Units.
Do you use snipers?
The 7th does not utilize snipers in it's standard operations, firstly because we do not field enough people (a modern Ranger Battalion has several hundred members – of those only about six men are on the sniper teams, no matter what Hollywood says) and we would rather have our members work together as a team to carry out objectives. We do use pathfinders – members who jump in advance of the rest of the Unit to secure landing zones and to carry out reconnaissance of targets – but they do not normally get into firefights. The 7th also sometimes use Designated Marksmen – Fire Team members who engage specific distant targets for their team (OPFOR spotters, snipers, gunners etc) – these members are still part of a Fire Team and are expected to carry out normal duties in the team.
Why don't you have lots of ranks in your Unit?
The 7th operates as a small tight-knit Unit rather than an actual Battalion – our force numbers dictate our ranks and since we do not have a huge number of members there is not need for Officer ranks at this time. In fact the highest ranking member is Staff Sergeant. Members who have passed Ranger School and have their 'tabs' are usually Privates. Those who have carried out significant amounts of leadership are Private First Class and who have demonstrated command skills on and off the battlefield are Corporals. We don't believe in having a whole bunch of 'rankers' running around shouting orders at everyone, our Unit command structure is based upon mutual respect and working together; not roleplaying military ranks and procedures.
How often do you train?
The 7th is always training! We constantly cycle through our Basic Combat Training (BCT) courses and Advanced Infantryman Training (AIT), brushing up on our skills, improving our abilities and modifying our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) if required. We hold formal training on Tuesday nights at 1800 Pacific Time, but we also do 'informal' or pick up training whenever we have enough people online. Every member of the 7th is expected to constantly want to improve their skills on the battlefield and we expect everyone to want to participate actively in training.
What mods do you use?
The 7th uses ACE along with ACRE as well as several other island maps (Isla Duala, Lingor, CLAfghan) and the Robert Hammer weapon packs as well as some 'not-required' mods like JSRS (Jarheads sound mod). Yes its a lot of mods! We have technical support to help new members get their mods installed and working and have a lot of experience with getting people up and running. We play Combined Operations as well – some folks don't always understand that. We also sometimes play I44 (a WW2 mod) for fun and for training purposes.
Can I see you guys in action?
Yes we have our own youtube channel; http://www.youtube.com/user/7thRangerBattalion it shows some of our missions and training. We also allowed interested people to participate in training and/or missions.
Do you use artillery or aircraft in your missions?
We use modifications of Bon's artillery scripts created by our member Kempco, as well as actual members using mortars for artillery if required during missions. We also have two members who serve as our pilots (transport and CAS) again, when required. We also use AI extraction sometimes during missions. We do not use fixed-wing aircraft in our missions nor do we need pilots for them.
How can I find out more about the 7th Rangers?
Drop by our webpage; www.7-75th.com or our Teamspeak server; chicago.jestservers.com:7455 password: hooah and get to meet the 7th members.
A short video on how we roll.
Full video library here: http://www.youtube.com/user/7thRange...n?feature=mhee
Last edited by Jellow; May 26 2012 at 22:34.
The 7th Rangers are recruiting again!
With the large influx of new Arma players we've noticed that a great many folks are attempting to join our servers while we are on missions and training. Most likely these folks don't realize that the 7th Rangers use a wide variety of signature protected modifications to make our games more realistic and add a greater feeling of immersion.
We have also noticed that many players are saying they are new to Arma and might be hesitant about joining an older 'Elite' Unit.
I can pretty much say that here in the 7th we don't care about your 'skillz' but about you as a person and how well you fit into our team. Other Units make you role-play to get your rank within the Unit, and this is fine for them, but it is not how the 7th of the 75th operates.
We train everyone the same - even experienced Arma players have to go through BCT with everyone else - so that everyone on the team knows what is expected of them at all times. These are our Standard Operating Procedures or SOP's. Also everyone in the 7th learns how to 'lead' a team and how to do every position in the team.
So what does the 7th want from applicants?
We don't expect people to be online all the time, but we do expect people to show up for training and missions when they can. We expect you to be honest with other members and yourself, and we expect you to work hard at working with the other members of the team.
Think you've got what it takes?
Drop by our webpage www.7-75th.com and check us out or visit our Teamspeak 3 server: chicago.jestservers.com:7455 Password: hooah and get to know the team.
We have recently been getting a few applications from Europe and Australia - while we appreciate the interest please be aware that we operate on Pacific Standard/Daylight time (it changes twice per year) which is GMT -8/-7 respectively. Our training night is Tuesday at 1800 - which makes it near impossible for most Europeans and folks Down Under to attend. Our mission days are Sunday at 1400 PST. While we don't automatically disapprove applications from different Time Zones we do highly recommend you make sure that you can attend our training and missions.
The 7th Rangers has a rather complicated training plan, our BCT has six separate sessions (some of which actually require two sessions to complete) and everyone who joins must complete BCT 1-6 to become a 'Tabbed' Ranger. We do encourage members or potential members to join us on operations/missions but they will not be expected to lead teams under fire unless they are completing their BCT. The 7th Rangers takes leadership training seriously - we don't make folks take 'paperwork' courses - but expect leaders to be able to maintain their cool under fire - communicate to their teams and up the chain to HQ and still operate effectively - this doesn't happen overnight even for the most 'experienced' game players. We strive to make our missions and training as close to the edge as the Arma game engine will allow.
Here's an example of some of the things we do;
Interested? Drop by our webpage www.7-75th.com and apply - or drop by our Teamspeak 3 server: chicago.jestservers.com:7455 Password: hooah and get to know the team.
At the present time we are looking for 11B (Infantrymen), 13B Cannon Crew (artillery and support), 15T (transport helicopter pilot). NOTE that all applicants must complete BCT before moving on towards a MOS other than 11B.
Last edited by 7th_Serf; Feb 7 2013 at 03:54.
Reason: youtube channel hacked by Vega
Lots of folks have attempted to drop in our missions and training and don't have our required mods, this isn't surprising considering we use about 45+ mods, to make the game more interesting and realistic. That being said we'd like folks to be able to come by and see how the 7th Rangers operate, so without further ado; I'd like to announce...
Vanilla nights on the 7th Rangers server!!
Sort of Vanilla nights anyways - we will still be using ACE and ACRE, but most people should have those mods and if not, they are pretty easy to get installed and set up.
Vanilla (sort of) nights are Wednesdays and Friday's after 1700 Pacific Time.
Even members of other Units are welcome to drop by and do a mission or two with us. Remember to drop by our TS server first! TS information is chicago.jestservers.com:7455 Password: hooah
The 7th of the 75th Rangers are heading into our third year of operations in Arma. With Arma 3 hopefully being on the market soon we have seen an increase in interest in joining realism units and loads of new 'realism' units showing up on the BIS forums. The 7th classifies itself as a realism unit, but with a very important difference; we don't role-play.
Many of the larger (and even some of the smaller) Arma 'realism' units attempt to operate as if you were actually in the real world military. While we respect and honor the real world military and those who serve we feel that attempting to apply the discipline and demands of military command structures on people in a virtual environment takes away too much of the enjoyment and initiative of Arma.
In other words; no guy in his 40's wants a 16 year old 'Captain' yelling at him, especially if that Captain is doing things wrong. Nor do most people want to be ordered to "stand at attention" when someone comes onto their Teamspeak channel. Those are aspects of role-playing that a great many of us just don't want to bother with.
In the 7th of the 75th Rangers we operate more like professionals do; people have tasks assigned to them and others follow and carry out their responsibilities. You don't act for yourself (scoring kills) but for the good of the team (covering your zone, completing the task, healing a buddy). Sure the 7th has ranks - all below Officer rank due to our numbers - but the ranks indicate your commitment and training level much more than your 'leadership' in and to the team. We have a Chain of Command - and it operates as such during missions and training, but every member is expected to show leadership ability, in fact; the only way to become a "tabbed" Ranger is to pass several leadership training missions and prove your leadership to the other members of the team.
So if you are looking for a group that has been around a while together (many of us came from other units) and uses real-world training (Army Field Manuals, Rangers Handbook, other military documents), then check out the 7th Rangers.
We aren't looking to be the biggest group in Arma, or the one with the most Generals, Colonels or other brass, but we try really hard to immerse ourselves into what we're doing and to push ourselves to our limits. Much like the Rangers do in the real world.
Drop by our webpage at www.7-75th.com and check us out. We have a teamspeak server as well; chicago.jestservers.com:7455 Password: hooah
Drop by and say "hello" to the members of the 7th. We also run two servers right now our 'Vanilla' server has ACE and ACRE on it while our main server has several other mods (islands, weapons, boats, helo's) and requires you to download more mods if you want to join in. We use six-updater for our mods and have our own 'how to' pages (for folks that have never used six-updater before) found here; http://www.7-75th.com/modules.php?na...ewtopic&t=1483
So when you've finished checking out all those new groups with 30-40 members on their rosters (but only one guy posting in their forums or on their TS) drop by a small but tight-knit Arma group and see how we operate.
NOTE: the 7th of the 75th Rangers operates primarily in North America - our operations occur based on Pacific Time (UMT -8) and while we have several members from Europe they do have problems attending our training sessions (held on Tuesday nights at 1800 PST). Also we do not allow members who are under the age of 16 to join the 7th.