1LT J. Kauffman reacted to SSG A. Cummings in Donations/Servers Update
As some of you more 'techy' people will know the world is short of IPv4 Address's, as a consequence of this our provider has upped the prices of the server. To put this into context we use 15 IPv4 Address's across our servers, Teamspeak, Website, Gameservers etc. I have got that down from the 25 we originally had to save on costs, however, the cost of this is still very high. Unfortunately I can do nothing more to lower the cost due to how the servers work and the requirement for these IP's. I also pay for the licensing for the website & Teamspeak which becomes quite costly.
I have already pre-warned command on the possibility of having to charge a fee for the servers. I have personally paid for these servers off my own back since the unit was formed. This was totally off my own back as I enjoy the unit and playing with you guys! Many people have donated over the years, no matter how small it has helped in one way or another.
The donation goal set on the front page is a high expectation, we have met this goal a few times. That goal sets us straight for each month, that is with the unit paying half and me paying half which works out around $75 a month.
I understand people have personal lives involving money and stuff, that takes priority. So all i'm asking is if people can donate a small amount each month collectively I believe the $75 can be covered.
I will speak to command on what perks donations will have.. but it will not go unnoticed especially by me.
The donation link is on the homepage, alternatively you can find it here - https://1stcavalry.org/index.php?/donate/make-donation/
That donation goes straight into a PayPal account which is linked to all payments for the servers etc, none of it goes to me for personal use.
Thanks guys, any amount is massively appreciated, however big or small.
1LT J. Kauffman reacted to SSG A. Cummings in WARNO: Operation Red Inferno 006
Operation Red Inferno 006
Rosche, West Germany - 2021
OPERATION TIME: 1900 EST
IN-GAME TIME: 1800 IGT
1. REGION: Rosche, West Germany
2. WEATHER: Clear Skies; 50F ; Wind <1kn NNE; Dawn 0755 IGT; Dusk 1825 IGT
3. TERRAIN: Farmland, Spruce Forests, Villages
Due to the actions of the 1st Cavalry Division in the last few days and the successful assault on the town of Testorf the enemy have now pushed there forces further south towards the town of Rosche. The friendly commanders intent is now to push all the remaining enemy further to the South to aid in a large scale attack from friendly forces on Rosche. 1st Platoon, 1st Cavalry Division along with attached Rattler elements from the 71st AHC are tasked with destroying an enemy supply convoy and eliminating remaining strong points to the North of Rosche, we are also attempting to lur forces from Rosche into the AO to reduce the numbers within Rosche.
71st AHC are tasked with causing destruction from the clouds by laying sustained CAS for friendly forces and their objectives.
a. Enemy Disposition
Soviet and East German Forces
Soviet/East German airborne, motorized infantry including BMP's and BTR's.
Rotary wing support, Mi-24 / Mi-8 variants
Fixed wing CAS, SU-25, MiG variants
b. Friendly Disposition
1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division 1st Cavalry Division Combat Aviation Brigade 1st Airborne Brigade, West German Rapid Forces Division Special Forces Command (KSK), West German Rapid Forces Division c. 2021 - Rules of Engagement
PID Targets, engage at will. An evacuation notice has been issued in the region, though some civilians may still be present in surrounding towns and villages. Avoid civilian casualties and damage to infrastructure when possible, though higher authority has declared the AO a free-fire zone on confirmed hostiles. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Maps of the theatre
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Due to the rapid nature of this mission little intelligence has been gained. All we know is there is a supply and vehicle convoy consisting of around 8 vehicles moving from Rosche up to Neumuhle @ 2000 IGT. We suspect Neumuhle to be lightly defended, however, the town of Borg is known to have a heavy enemy presence.
Notes from Commander:
All requests for Close Air Support/Medevac/Resupply/Insertion are to go to Mako 1-6 on FREQ 60.0. Mako 1-6 will contact Rattler 1-6 on FREQ 50.0 to request an asset to assist 1st Platoon as necessary. Once the asset is in the area of Operation for Mako 1-6, Infantry can contact the bird via CAS Net FREQ 45.0 to guide in the bird/direct close air support. Given the covert nature of this operation, ISR and CAS capabilities will be available but limited. 1st Platoon may opt to carry and deploy a quadcopter-style drone with them to better establish their situational awareness prior to attack. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment *SOF*
1st Platoon's primary objective is to into no mans land, via whichever method the platoon commander see's fit and move into the village of Neumuhle, eliminating the strong point. Destruction of vehicles, equipment and men. This will be a time critical objective.
1st Platoon's secondary objective is to move into and assault the village of Borg. Then take up positions in Borg in preparation to ambush an enemy supply convoy moving from Rosche at 2000IGT down the MSR through Katzien. Eliminate the convoy and clear the area.
1st Platoon's third objective is to repel any possible counter attack from forces moving from Rosche and fall back to Neumuhle and form a friendly strong point with support from other friendly forces.
It is imperavative that convoy DOES NOT reach Neumuhle or leave the town of Borg.
71st Assault Helicopter Company
Rattlers primary objective is to provide CTR (Close target recon) & CAS during 1st Platoon's assault.
Rattlers secondary objective is to rain fire down on the towns of Katzien and Stutensen (East of Katzien) and eliminate any vehicles and enemy forces.
Rattlers will also need to be prepared to extract 1st Platoon if needed.
Due to the intense nature of this current push, Rattlers are able to request any air frame they require.
DO NOT ENTER THE NO FLY ZONES. YOU WILL BE SHOT DOWN.
*If desired, Rattler units may opt to augment alongside Mako elements as infantry.
COMMAND & SIGNAL
Mako 6 SSG A. Cummings Mako 1-6 1LT K. Kauffman Mako 1-6R N/A "Rattler 1-6" N/A "Rattler 1-1", N/A "Rattler 1-2", N/A Hand Signals
Control + Num 5 = Rally/Set//Affirmative Control + Num 2 = Halt/Hold/Stop/Negative Control + Num 6 = Engage Control + Num 4 = Go/Move/
1LT J. Kauffman got a reaction from 2LT K. Grorud in 11B AIT Training Plan 5/29/2021
When: Saturday May 29th 1900EST
Where: Operation Server #1, Cam Lao Nam
What: 11B AIT - 1st Platoon will be practicing with the M60 (Phase Red), learning how to operate and utilize claymore mines (Phase Blue), sitting through a combat lifesaver course (Phase Green), as well as a basic course on short range radios (Phase Yellow), then we'll discuss and practice bounding as well as crossing danger areas (Phase White), and lastly we will be refining our ability to maneuver in various formations & conduct Battle Drill 1 Alpha (Phase Purple).
Uniform: Early War Kits (1965-1966)
Phase Red: The first phase of our training will be held at the shooting range. 1st Platoon will split up into gun teams and practice the basics of gunnery with the M60. Eventually we will merge gun teams together to practice talking guns. Lastly we'll talk about reconnaissance by fire & how to conduct a mad minute.
Phase Blue: The second phase of our training will focus on the claymore mine. This portion of the training will be very brief. Each member of the platoon will learn how to safely place and denotate a claymore mine, and then will move onto to our classroom CLS Course.
Phase Green: The third phase of our training will consist of a classroom instruction on the basics of the ace medical system. How to stabilize and assist medics with injured and unconscious personnel.
Phase Yellow: The fourth phase of our training will consist of a basic tutorial of TFAR. Going over the AN/PRC 152, we will learn how to set assign frequencies to different channels, and then how to monitor and transmit over your primary and additional channel.
Phase White: For the fifth stage of our training we'll practice the various methods of bounding & then touch on how to safely cross a danger area.
Phase Purple: Lastly 1st Platoon will move into the hills southeast of the firing range and practice maneuvering in six formations, the Wedge, the File, the Line, the T formation, the staggered column, and lastly the squad column. From there the platoon will move to the hills just outside of the airfield, and go over the squad assault. Starting with an explanation of base of fire, shifting fire, bounding, and clearing the enemy out of a position. We will then put this into practice and conduct several practice runs with live AI.
After this the training will conclude and 1st Platoon will conduct a field training exercise (FTX), for all members wishing to practice the skills learned tonight.
This Training is mandatory for all members of 1st Platoon.
1LT J. Kauffman got a reaction from SPC6 R. Kris in Game Night 1/9/2020
Game Night 1/9/2020 Team(S) Reporting:
1st Cavalry Division Map:
Zargabad Primary Task:
Have fun Secondary Task:
Defend the fob Time Of Operation:
1LT J. Kauffman, 2LT K. Grorud, CW2 T. Sadler, SSG V. Handberg, SSG D. Jordan, SSG A. Cummings, SGT B. Snurka, CPL N. Bobcat, SP8 T. Wolfe, SP6 C. Canterbury SP6 J. Chardi, SP6 J. Tank, PFC K. Kersemeier, PFC R. Kris
1LT J. Kauffman reacted to RET D. Rutledge in Combat Mission: SF2 on Steam
Combat Mission Shock Force 2 is currently available on steam and also on sale for $40. If you are into in-depth strategy games then I highly recommend you look into this. I have most of the recent Combat Missions and I have to say it is probably the best strategy game I have ever played. I also own this game on steam so if anyone would like to steam remote play and test it out we can surely do that just shoot me a message.
Hooah and thank you all for your service!
1LT J. Kauffman got a reaction from SGT B. Snurka in Game Night 4/18/2020
Game Night 4/18/2020 Team(S) Reporting:
1st Cavalry Division Map:
Rising Storm 2 Primary Task:
Have fun Secondary Task:
Kill Commies Time Of Operation:
1LT J. Kauffman
2LT K. Grorud
SSG A. Cummings
SSG D. Jordan
SSG V. Handberg
SSG J. Hart
SP7 B. Snurka
SP6 P. Thompson
SP5 C. Canterbury
SP5 J. Tank
PFC M. Rodgers