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Outnumbered & Surrounded

Filed by Charles Evans
The Island October 16th, 2005
AAR: Virus Volunteers for Command of Ops Force

Marauders were playing their favorite game. Outnumbered by as much as a
third and surrounded. Sunday October 16th, 2005.

Game 1
Sergeant Virus of the Marauders’ 3rd Squad Reporting.
Sunday October 16th, 2005 09:10 am I arrived at the Island.    I talked to Predator he said we needed a volunteer to take command of the Opposition Force.  All patch wearing Marauders were to hold Fort Charlie, I would have to shoot against my son  ( Germ War Fair ) and new right hand ( Shadow Hawk ) because they are not team members.  My number one rule, was not to break our crew  up and/or shoot against each other, (This is limited to your small pals or family, not a whole team) so with this the case, it was no problem for me to take control of the Ops Force. It was confirmed that I would assume command and Predator made the announcement that Sergeant Virus of the Marauders would take command.  He then offered me a battle map of the field.  Prior to game one (attack Fort Charlie)  I gathered the Ops Forces for a briefing.  I knew as a Marauder this was not going to be easy at all; many have tried and failed time and time again, I first needed  to make sure that I truly took command and to collect them into a group and see which players have played the field previously. 

To my surprise as many as half the players were somewhat familiar with certain positions and other players were brand new to the game and  true newbies.  I asked all the players if they had call signs and only one or two had them.  I told the group of players who I was- Virus, and I used to run with Apocalypse (RIP), one of the most fierce players in the game.  I added that by the next game they should choose a call sign.  Their friends are always great at helping to pick a fitting name.  The name should  be selected carefully.  They agreed and we all laughed, I pulled the map of the field to confirm tactics and asked ,just as Predator suggested, to see who was comfortable playing where.  I immediately had a Volunteer for the 8 O’ Clock position to attack Fort Charlie, Red Halo  ( Givoni ) was using an Ion with bright red halo hopper, I matched him up with two other new players.  I then asked for a group to attack the 6 and flank the 5, while one more group of three would move to the 12 and 1 O’ clock positions. My group would move to the 2, 3, and 4 O’clock and add diversion fire. 

The game plan is to spread the Marauders thin, and to have the players cover opposite side players when the battle starts and increases.  This will separate the Marauders who are holding the Fort .  As Shadow Hawk and Germ Moved to cover 6 and 7 O clock, the rest of Ops Force increased fire. They shot from the 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 , 11 and 12 O ‘clock positions   forcing the Marauders to spread and adjust covering positions.  The Ops force team rained fire giving Red Halo  the chance to move in through a hail fire from Fort Charlie and win the game.  Ops Force had taken Fort Charlie from the Marauders!  Game One was over.  I went to every player after the game and congratulated them on a Job well done. It is not an easy task to take control of the Marauders all playing together.  I explained, to ops force I  was overjoyed, and to  the get ready for the next game.

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Game Two
Sunday October 16th, 2005
AAR: Ops Force Holds Fort Charlie and Holds off Marauders attack.

Prior to the game I went over map positions and added extra forces to the tower, I explained each field of fire and told the team not to be so distracted by other fire fights.  We placed a surrounding defense ring on the inner perimeter to hold all positions adding extra coverage to the 5,6,7 O’clock ,with a sweeping crew on stand-by for the 12 and 9 positions, Shadow Hawk and Germ would cover the 1 and 2 O’clock with a line of sight on 3 O’ clock.  we placed our Sniper Swampthing at  the 1 O’ O Clock for cross fire coverage on the front of the bunkers facing the 3,4,5 O’clock. I took the center bunker with Red Halo.  We saw Predator on the move, Predator and Virus started to fire against each other.  After a few minutes of battling I was able to get eliminate Predator taking one of his two lives.  Just then Red Halo alerted me that there are two Marauders attacking from the creek side and three moving toward the 12 O’clock.  I  shot toward t two attacking Marauders. at the 6 and 7 O’clock. Then I redirected my fire pressing back an attack at the 12 covering Germ and Shadow Hawk. I looked over to check the tower.  I heard this crazy sound of the an Ion belonging to Red Halo going off and removing a Marauder, I then asked for movement and position to be called out from the ops force.  They sounded off some positions and we adjusted accordingly.  The sweeping crew and I gave area fire to the attack positions around the Fort. We then ran into the bunker to check how we were doing. We are fully covered, I check the 9 O clock to see Sandman in the distance.  I am now low on air and unable to shoot that far, Sandman shoots and hits the bunker with great accuracy.  I moved back out to cover the 3,4, and 5 O’clock position and cover Red Halo,  Then the Whistle blew and the time was up!  Ops Force Holds Fort Charlie!  Game Two won by the Op Force.  After the Game I thanked all the players.  I was truly amazed at their skill and ability to concentrate on their objectives.  It was a true team effort and the Ops Force finally showed signs of some amazing playing,  They all had smiles of excitement to have won the second game in a row.  I thought my leadership was pretty good.  I asked them how some of the suggested strategies worked and they report they worked flawless.  Great Job Guys! .