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Communication Quiz
RaptorDate: Wednesday, 2013-04-24, 17:28 | Message # 1
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In the heat of battle, some members still forget about communication discipline. Especially in Arma2. I'm not even talking about the strict, conversation-based radio discipline, just about basics like proper contact reporting.
In order to finally improve this issue, we are going to make kinda quiz: someone posts a communication example "how-it-should-not-be-done". Task for everyone else is to post a proper version. First right answer gets a cake.

One example:
How it should not be done:
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"I think I saw a contact running there, not sure. Mb not."
Help: approximate cardinal direction of the contact was south, app distance 250 meters, he was running towards west.

Proper version:
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"Possible contact south 250 meters, running towards west."

See the difference between long blabla and precise, short information?

Ok, then here comes the first quiz task:
The fireteam was inside a building covering the outside area when suddenly a single short was fired at us. About 10 seconds later:
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Aras: I see him!
Luis: Shoot him!
Aras: I see him!
Luis: Shoot that bastard!
Aras: I lost him.
Luis: Shoot him!
(The contact was south-east, about 100 meters away. RoE at this time were fire at will)
Now what would have been the proper communication?


"Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at."
Murphy's Laws of Combat #9


Message edited by Raptor - Wednesday, 2013-04-24, 17:32
 
LuisDate: Thursday, 2013-04-25, 11:43 | Message # 2
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Contact spoted , (baring) (distance) . Engaging.

Now  where is my cake? XD


 
RaptorDate: Thursday, 2013-04-25, 11:49 | Message # 3
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Exactly, just let's compare it again:
Bad version:
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Aras: I see him!
Luis: Shoot him!
Aras: I see him!
Luis: Shoot that bastard!
Aras: I lost him.
Luis: Shoot him!

Correct version:
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Aras: Contact, south-east, 100 meters.
(Order of direction and distance doesn't really matter here.)

And Lu, you should know that the cake is a lie biggrin


"Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at."
Murphy's Laws of Combat #9
 
ShadowManuDate: Thursday, 2013-04-25, 12:53 | Message # 4
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And Lu, you should know that the cake is a lie
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL... I knew about it, but I didn't see that one coming.
//Off-topic ends here.


 
RaptorDate: Friday, 2013-04-26, 06:19 | Message # 5
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Next round:
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Contact here, but might be a civ. I can't see his hands. Don't know, mb he has a weapon.


"Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at."
Murphy's Laws of Combat #9
 
LuisDate: Friday, 2013-04-26, 07:08 | Message # 6
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Possible Tango (baring) (distance)

...The cake cant be a lie this time!

Eat that freaking candy!!


 
RaptorDate: Friday, 2013-04-26, 07:16 | Message # 7
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That's better than the original bla for sure. But "possible" sounds like you are not sure if there is a contact at all, look at the very first example at the top of this thread.

There is a better way to report this example. Lu you are out for this round (and this round there is a cake as reward, really biggrin ). Anyone else?


"Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at."
Murphy's Laws of Combat #9
 
BoooneDate: Friday, 2013-04-26, 11:52 | Message # 8
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Contact: Man, possibly hostile, bearing 1-2-0, about 200 meters.

Now I have one:
"I saw someone running over there."
"Who? Where?"
"They're gone now. Nevermind."
"WHO and WHERE?!"
... (you see where it's going)


 
RaptorDate: Friday, 2013-04-26, 12:40 | Message # 9
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Contact: Man, possibly hostile, bearing 1-2-0, about 200 meters.
Yea, that's a good way, I'll bring you the cake right away biggrin
Simply "Unknown Contact +bearing + distance" works also.


"Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at."
Murphy's Laws of Combat #9
 
LuisDate: Friday, 2013-04-26, 13:45 | Message # 10
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No! The cake is mine!

 
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