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ABOUT ME: Who is the myth, the man, the legend, McBeard? I am a 29 y/o Army Veteran. Married to a beautiful woman, currently pursuing masters degree in psychology with the good ol' GI Bill (graduate in May, 16). I am employed with a local Sheriffs Department (prefer not to disclose my role there but let's just say it's similar to the infantry) and we operate in the largest drug smuggling/cartel corridor in the US. While in the Army I was an Infantryman and loved every minute of kicking down doors, blowing shat up and becoming a professional janitor (I can buff and wax the piss out of any floor now). After two deployments and the rank of SGT, I decided to step away from the service and focus on my family (plus the regular army was just going to shit). That's all ya need to know about me bromingo's. Here's a little about the Community I Founded in Alpha Stages Learn More & Apply At: http://ar-squad.com/ ABOUT US: Armed & Ready is a community focused solely on Squad. We are founded by Combat Veterans, Active Duty Soldiers & Supporters. Our members are tactically effective, mature, drama free, treat others with respect, and are always armed & ready for whatever is thrown our way! We have fun, yet know when to get serious and that is key if you want to play competitively with us.
What do you guys think about the ability for the squad leader to reallocate one slot between non-vital specialised combat kits (which are currently Automatic rifleman, Grenadier, Light Anti-Tank and Marksman), but not for Medic kits, limited Rifleman kits or the Squad Leader kit. By this I mean that the SL removes a slot from a single one of the combat kits so that it cannot be used by any of the squad, and then gives that slot to one of the other combat kits. This purpose of this is to allow the squad some customisation to be specialised for certain situations. For example; if a squad is going to assault an enemy compound in a dense urban environment a marksman slot isn't as useful as an AR, so the SL reallocates the marksman kit slot so the squad has an additional AR, the squad then swaps out roles at an ammo box and continues on their merry way. This would allow for squads to specialise for roles like defense, assault, fire support and scouting in a simply way that wouldn't require advanced kits that are yet to come. Thanks for reading. this was just a thought I've had stewing for a bit, if there's any massive flaw with it that I've failed to see I'm sorry for everything.
Scoped or Un-Scoped Assault Rifles ? Hi guys I would love to hear do you prefer to use a scope with a AR or more iron sights? Now I'm asking this cause I play 2 games Arma2/3 and Project Reality. Both games are IMO great but that's not the point. It is the Scopes, in RP all assault rifles have them (almost all). Witch makes it more a sniping game from long ranges. While when playing Arma we don't use magnifying (we do use Red Dot, holo etc.) scopes so the combat takes more IMO skill to have to iron sight a enemy at 200-300m - use suppression or bursts , then just use a scope and end it with 1 bullet with a Assault Rifle. Well I understand that Scopes are much needed in a game where you fight over big distances but IMO iron sights are the ones that I experienced a better game cause of the more intense fire-fights and less one snipes with the assault rifles. Would love to hear what you guys think about it .