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    Disclaimer
    
    This Guide is copyright Copyright Jacob Dunn 2006.
    This guide was written by Ares925. Also known as Jacob Dunn. The only sites
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    Version History
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    8/7/2006
    Version 1.0 - Classes, vehicles and first five mission completed.
    
    8/12/2006
    Version 1.1 - Added more mission and fixed a few spelling errors.
    
    8/23/2006
    Version 1.2 - Added more missions. Authorization to display guide given to
    Supercheats and Cheat Code Central.
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1. Introduction
    
    2. Classes
    
    	2.1 Assault
    	2.2 Spec Ops
    	2.3 Sniper
    	2.4 Engineer
    	2.5 Support
    
    3. Vehicles
    
    	3.1 LAVs
    	3.2 MAVs
    	3.3 HAVs
    	3.4 Air and Sea Vehicles
    
    4. Walkthrough
    
    	4.1 In and Out
    	4.2 Radio Silence
    	4.3 Headshot
    	4.4 Submerged
    	4.5 Metal Island
    	4.6 Heavy Tonnage
    	4.7 Air Traffic Control
    	4.8 Catching Flak
    	4.9 Rolling Thunder
    	4.10 Burning Bridges
    	4.11 Beach Party
    	4.12 Big Bang
    	4.13 Hotel Alpha
    	4.14 Top Man
    	4.15 DMZ
    	4.16 End of the Line
    	4.17 Endgame (NATO)
    	4.18 Endgame (China)
    	4.19 Flying the Flag (Both)
    
    5. Credits
    
    6. Contact Information
    
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    1. Introduction
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    Welcome to my guide to Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. I hope it helps you
    conquer the game and have fun at the same time. This is my first FAQ and I hope
    you enjoy reading it as much as I'm going to enjoy writing it.
    
    
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    2. Classes
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    In the Battlefield universe there are five classes. They all have their own
    strengths and weaknesses so you must learn when and where to use them.
    Following are details on all the classes, and tips for each one.
    
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    2.1
    
    Assault- The assault trooper is the most versatile soldier on the battlefield.
    His rifle is effective against infantry and light vehicles. He also carries
    Smoke and frag grenades, a pistol, and an under slung grenade launcher. A good
    choice for new players as it has no real weakness except heavy armor.
    
    pros-
    
    Versatile
    Effective against infantry
    Powerful rifle
    
    cons-
    
    weak versus heavy armor
    
    There really are not many tips for assault kits. They are versatile and while a
    trained player is deadly with it, it just requires practice. However there are
    some tactics you may find useful.
    
    Try to stay at midrange whenever possible, SMGs will shred you at close
    quarters.
    
    Use smoke grenades. Nothing pisses off a sniper more then having smoke in his
    field of view.
    
    Throw frags in a room/ area before you assault, if it does not kill your
    enemies, it will soften them up.
    
    Do not be afraid to use your pistol. If you an an enemy are both reloading pull
    out your pistol.
    
    The grenade launcher can be very useful if used properly. Lob grenades into
    bases across Backstab for example.
    
    Your accuracy is greatly increased if you go prone or kneel. Getting behind
    enemy lines and laying down can get you many kills.
    
    Remember that there is a scope, if the enemy does not know your there and there
    is some distance between you, use the scope to make sure you hit him.
    
    Avoid armor. The assault trooper can not handle heavy armor unless it is
    severely weakened.
    
    Use the grenade launcher against jeeps if you can not see the driver.
    
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    2.2
    
    Spec Ops- The Spec. Ops soldiers are the stealthy ones. They are actually just
    as easy to see as the others. This is another versatile class like the assault.
    Different from the assault is that its weapons are suppressed. It also has C4
    for anti-vehicle action.
    
    Pros-
    Fast
    C4 is good for a lot of things
    SMG has good RoF
    Silenced guns
    
    Cons-
    Knife and stun grenades are useless
    
    This is another versatile class that you can safely pick if you are unsure what
    you will be going up against. The smg is weaker then the assault rifle but it
    fires much faster. It is also more accurate. The c4 is a fun and versatile
    weapon.
    
    Use your speed. The spec os is the fastest kit on the battlefield. They should
    always be the ones to grab the flags in ctf. If they can get behind cover they
    will outrun any soldier.
    
    Silencers are good. While it may seem pointless, they suppressed rounds make it
    harder for enemies to pinpoint your position.
    
    Suicide bombers. These jihad jeeps are just a jeep with c4 on the front. Run
    the jeep into an enemy tank and hop out. Blow them both up.
    
    I thought you were my friend! If you are with friends and you are screwing
    around try this, Throw C4 on  your friend. Both of you should get in a chopper.
    The person with the C4 jumps out and lands on a tank, then you explode them
    both.
    
    Do not even think about using the knife. It is awful. If you get behind a
    camping sniper, just shoot him. I do not know how many times someone has come
    up behind me and I heard them so I am waiting to nail them as they try to knife
    me.
    
    Booby traps. Lay a c4 at the flag or a control point, then as someone takes it,
    blow it up.
    
    If you know that a certain person likes to go on path x with his tank, lay two
    or three C4s there and wait for him.
    
    Lay in wait. If you can get into an enemy base undetected, lay a couple c4s on
    a chopper and get behind something so no one can see you. Watch on the mini-map
    for the chopper to disappear, then detonate them. It also works on tanks and
    jeeps.
    
    The smg works best at close quarters, try to keep the battle with assault kits
    in close where your rate of fire will beat their power.
    
    Stun grenades can be annoying, toss a few at the enemy before you go into get
    the flag.
    
    While rare, you may be challenged to a knife dual. If you want to, strafe left
    and right while always watching the enemy, Lunge and swing your knife but
    immediately back off. Of course my solution is that when your foe gets his
    knife ready you pull out out your smg and unload on him. Not very honorable,
    but honor is not a stat this game cares about.
    
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    2.3
    
    Sniper- Snipers are the long range sharpshooters. They stay back and pick off
    targets from safety. They can also reveal enemy positions and paint enemy
    vehicles for air strike. A skilled sniper in a good position can cover multiple
    flags with deadly accuracy.
    
    
    Pros-
    
    Good long range kit
    Can designate enemy vehicles for destruction
    Deadly with skilled hands
    My favorite class
    
    Cons-
    
    sucks at close range
    slow RoF
    
    The sniper kit is one of the most easy to use but difficult to master. Lots of
    people use this class but would not able to hit a barn if they were inside of
    it. The key here is lead times. If you can master the lead times, you can nail
    anything on the map.
    
    Master lead times. Once you can master the lead times nothing can touch you.
    
    Get a feel of when you are running low on ammo. The last thing you want is to
    run out of ammo when the enemy decides to assault the flag you are guarding.
    
    Do not bother getting on top of the buildings on BTF. As soon as you get one
    kill, the entire team has you in their sights.
    
    Tease vehicles with the laser designator. That means, target them about halfway
    so that they get out of there vehicle. Then pop them with the rifle. Lather,
    rinse, repeat.
    
    If you see a voice indicator that is enemy, immediately scope out, and back
    off. Watch points that an enemy could come from. It means they are close.
    
    If you see enemy snipers tracers go prone and drop a smoke grenade. Nothing
    pisses off a sniper like a smoke grenade.
    
    GPS is a critical tool in any game. If a teammate requests a GPS, try to give
    them one.
    
    At the lower ranks, people usually do not hunt down snipers. If you snipe
    someone, they usually will not come after you. As you get higher up, people
    will get mad when you snipe them so relocation is a must.
    
    Get to know the maps. If you frequently play CTF on BTF, get to know where
    enemy snipers will go and develop a pattern to check those spots.
    
    Learn to tell the difference between soldiers and terrain. At long distances it
    can get hard to tell the difference.
    
    Remember that mines can be shot. If you see a enemy tank or soldier going past
    a mine, shoot it.
    
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    2.4
    
    Engineer- The engineers are the vehicle experts of the field. They can destroy
    vehicles with their mines or rocket launcher, or they can save them with their
    blow torch. They also pack a mean punch with their shotguns.
    
    Pros-
    
    Good anti vehicle capabilities
    Can repair friendly vehicles
    Can lay mines
    Deadly in close quarters
    
    Cons-
    
    Useless beyond mid-range against infantry
    Slow
    
    The engineer is the vehicle soldier of the armies so most of the strategies
    revolve around vehicles.
    
    Lay mines. At the lower ranks people will drive over them often. Later on they
    will have to stop and shoot them.
    
    Lay mines in unlikely locations. If you know that there is a lot of enemy tank
    traffic in area x, lay some mines there, Put them next to walls or burning cars
    so they look like rubble. Tanks might think they are just bits of trash.
    
    Use the shotgun. The shotgun in BF2 has unbelievable range. Do not be afraid to
    try and hit someone with it that's ten meters out.
    
    If there is a friendly tank that is under rocket fire from the front, get
    behind the tank with your blowtorch. You should be fairly safe from the rockets
    and the tank will be repaired.
    
    Lay mines in ambush. The broken bridges on BTF are a good example of this. Any
    jeeps coming over the bridge come over blind to the other side, so if you lay
    mines on the other side, they will not have time to react. Until they get smart
    and get out of the jeep as soon as they are clear of the bridge.
    
    Put mines out in the open sometimes. Tanks and jeeps do not look for mines in
    the open so they will hit them sometimes.
    
    If you see a jeep coming to run you over, get out your rocket launcher out,
    many drivers stay with their jeeps, so if you wait till you have a straight
    shot, 9 times out of ten you will nail them.
    
    If you are next to an enemy tank, lay a mine then back off and shoot the mine.
    Boom. Dead tank.
    
    If you can sneak into an enemy base, lay mines in front of the vehicles. When
    an enemy gets in the vehicles they light up.
    
    It is possible to get a kill with the blowtorch. It takes a long time and even
    snipers who are slowly taking damage will sometimes get you. I recommend you
    shoot campers in the back with the shotgun. However, a blowtorch death is
    considered the ultimate embarrassment.
    
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    2.5
    
    Support- The heavy machine gunners. Their machine guns spit out rounds fast
    and wildly. They are also the battlefield medics and morterman.
    
    Pros-
    
    Good rate of fire with main gun
    Can heal themselves and teammates
    Can call mortar strikes
    
    Cons-
    
    Very inaccurate
    Slow
    Long Reload
    
    Support soldiers carry the heavy machine gun. While inaccurate, it is fast and
    deadly. They can also call mortar strikes and heal teammates.
    
    The key to support is to make sure your shots hit. Unless you are right next to
    someone, standing is asking for death. At least crouch. Prone is even better.
    
    Make a kill zone. If enemies are forced to come through a narrow area, go prone
    and watch the area. If you are next to an ammo box you can keep up steady,
    endless fire.
    
    Heal teammates. This should be obvious, but a lot of support people will walk
    right by injured teammates. You get points for healing to.
    
    While frowned upon by most people as cowardly, standing next to an ammo box and
    dropping constant mortars is an effective way to shutdown campers. And besides,
    honor doesn't get you points.
    
    Stay low. I am really going to drive this point home. If you go prone with the
    machine gun it is like a mobile .50 cal.
    
    Stay low. I am really going to drive this point home. If you go prone with the
    machine gun it is like a mobile .50 cal.
    
    Use the same tips with grenades for assault here. Throw before assaulting,
    Emergency anti vehicle, etc.
    
    If there are no teammates around, mortaring your own flag is effective
    deterrence to an enemy thinking about grabbing it. Be careful to not kill
    teammates though.
    
    If you go prone you will be able to destroy any jeeps that come after the flag
    with relative ease.
    
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    3. Vehicles
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    In this section I will discuss the various classes of vehicles, what they can
    and should be used for, As well as some other tips and tactics. Onward!
    
    Light attack vehicles- These are the most common vehicles in the game and all
    faction usually start with at least one. They are fast but weak.
    
    Load them up. They are transport, not attack vehicles. Never take off by
    yourself unless there are no teammates at the point.
    
    Use the speed. These are the fastest land vehicles in the game. Use them to
    rush the control points farthest away from your position.
    
    Live, fight, run away, live to fight another day. Do not be afraid to run from
    tanks, infantry, or other jeeps. If you know you can not take them, do not stay
    around and die, run!
    
    When you have access to a Chinese FAV, remember that it has a grenade launcher.
    If you get it set up in the right location to cover a flag it is very
    formidable.
    
    DO NOT, get in the turret when capturing flags by yourself. Snipers love a
    still target. I personally love when some idiot capturing a flag thinks he is
    good so he gets in the turret.
    
    Avoid armor. You can not take on tanks with a jeep unless it is weak or you
    have a jihad jeep. Do not even try, use your speed and run so you can come back
    later.
    
    Watch for mines. Very simple.
    
    At the beginning of games do not rush point that you know enemy tanks go to.
    
    When you are carrying a flag carrier, do not travel in a straight line, zig zag
    or better yet take a back route so rockets can not hit you.
    
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    MAVs- MAVS are the APCs on the field. They usually have a 30 mm auto cannon
    and either a machine gun or a rocket launcher. They are the rarest of the land
    vehicles but there is usually one or two on the map. Because of the rarity of
    the vehicles, there aren't many tips for them.
    
    
    Use the 30 mm cannon. Unless you know there are allies in the area, there
    really is not any reason to stop firing.
    
    Splash damage. If you see an enemy run into a building, fire at the door. The
    splash damage will sometimes kill him.
    
    Avoid heavy armor. While you can take jeeps and other MAVs, you will not be
    able to take down a tank unless it is really weak. Or if you have someone in
    the rocket launcher spot.
    
    Camp. If you know there is a lot of enemy traffic in one spot, camp off to the
    side in a safe spot and wait for them.
    
    If your allies are about to assault an enemy position, bombard it first and you
    may draw some attention.
    
    If you can get a a friendly engineer to stay behind you with a blow torch, you
    can effectively pin down an enemy position or make a choke point.
    
    If you can get into the enemy base and camp by a repair box, you can wreck
    havoc. This is another thing that some people consider low and cowardly, but
    you want to win, right?
    
    Do not shoot where your allies are, it is just common sense and teammates will
    get mad if you kill them.
    
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    HAVs- The behemoths. This is the top of the food chain right here. Used
    correctly, heavy armor can be the deciding factor of a battle.
    
    Get the first shot. If you get into a shoot out with another tank, make sure
    you get the first shot. Unless there is some other influence, i.e. repair
    stations, enemy rockets, blow torch repair, the tank who hits first will win.
    It takes two tank rounds to destroy a healthy enemy tank, so shoot first.
    
    Watch for land mines. This should be obvious but many people die in tanks not
    from choppers or enemy armor, but from not watching for mines.
    
    If you know there have been enemies in your base look at the ground in front of
    your tank before you take off. It is a classic trick to lay mines in front of
    empty vehicles and then get kills from stupidity.
    
    The 120 mm projectile are deadly to any enemy in proximity. If there is an
    enemy stupid enough to hide behind a box, show him whose boss.
    
    If you can get two friendly engineers and a support too cooperate, you are
    invincible. This is very hard to pull off but well worth it. Get two engineers
    to stay behind you repairing you, have a support man healing them. If executed
    correctly, it is awesome. Just try to take out other tanks quickly so they can
    not get behind you and kill your helpers.
    
    Easy repair medal. Get with a friend in a tank. Go into battle and when you get
    hurt back off. Have your friend get in the main gun and hold off any enemies.
    You repair it. Get back in main gun, this can also help with your vehicle kills.
    
    If you can get in a tank to capture a point you will have a much easier time.
    You are a bigger target, but only engineers pose a real threat.
    
    Know where your enemies can hit you from when capturing. Easy enough.
    
    Try to stay out of enclosed spaces. When you are in close  quarters, and class
    can kill you, but if you stay out in the open, engineers and snipers are the
    only effective classes.
    
    Kill advancing spec ops. If they get close, C4 will destroy you.
    
    Do not let enemies into your dead zone. The dead zone is the area around your
    tank where you can not hit. If an engineer lays mine and shoots it or C4 is
    laid, you are dead.
    
    Be careful at the begin of games. You do not want to kill teammates. Some of
    the time a teammate only has to touch the tank to die.
    
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    Sea and Air vehicle Tactics- These vehicles are the rarest vehicles. Boats are
    only on a few maps and helicopters are on a few more maps.
    
    Boats are NOT assault vehicles. Use them to cross the water and get out. They
    can not take very much heat.
    
    If you are charging an enemy controlled beach, make sure someone is on the
    grenade launcher. They can stay on and suppress the enemy, just get out if they
    are not suppressed.
    
    Sometimes swimming is better then being in a boat.
    
    Load choppers up. If they are at full capacity you can drop them off over
    control points for an aerial attack.
    
    FFARs are inaccurate, make sure you fire a lot of them. Get used to the
    controls of choppers in single player so your teammates do not get mad if you
    crash.
    
    Try alternate helo controls. It helps.
    
    DO NOT TAKE OFF BY YOURSELF! Nothing ticks off teammates like some idiot taking
    off in the chopper by themselves, especially if you just use it to get on top
    of a building.
    
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    4. Walkthrough
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    This is the section dedicated to a step by step walkthrough of the campaign. I
    will start each mission with the story briefing and the mission objectives.
    Just so you know, you switch from the Chinese to the U.S. team every three
    missions. I couldn't figure out why I was destroying NATO subs for a while.
    
    4.1 In and Out
    
    We've got a unit under heavy fire and trapped in the refinery. Conduct a rapid
    assault, engage all hostile, and prep the area for immediate helicopter
    extraction. Check your gear and move out.
    
    Mission Objectives:
    Rendezvous with tanks
    Get to the Refinery
    Hold Location until Extraction
    
    You start off parachuting into the city. Close your parachute and open it later
    to save time. You will be confronted by assault and engineer troopers. Use the
    assault kits to take out the infantry and switch to engineers when vehicles
    show up. Fight your way up the street and find friendly tanks. You will fight
    some enemy armor. Either use your tanks or switch to an engineer. Continue up
    the street until you get to a barricade, you can either use tanks or rockets to
    blow it open. Once inside you have to defend for some time until a helicopter
    comes. Watch the skies for enemy reinforcements dropping in. Troops will also
    come from on top of the buildings. Eventually an enemy helo will come. If you
    are good you can nail it with a rocket. Otherwise get on the machine gun. Soon
    after that the blackhawk will come and it is mission complete.
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    4.2 Radio Silence
    
    We've gotten our feet wet with a win and rescued our boys in the process! Next
    up is a signals intel mission designed to destroy the enemies ability to
    communicate electronically. We will do it with a rapid raid and the primary
    asset will be a communications technician who will arrive at each site via
    helo. He will launch a virus on their net and get out. You will make damn sure
    he stays safe at each site and gets the job done. Crank up and move out.
    
    Mission Objectives:
    Defend Upload Site 1
    Defend Upload Site 2
    Defend Upload Site 3
    Proceed to Airfield
    
    You start off with two humvees. Make sure you are in the gunner seat because
    the AI can not hit anything. Once you get to the upload sites, stay in the
    gunner seat, you can also get out but it works better in the turret. The
    technician will show up and a countdown starts. You just have to hold the area
    until the timer reaches zero. It is not hard. You then go to two other upload
    sites and defend the tech. Around the third site a helicopter will come. Use
    rockets or a machine gun to blow it up. Once the virus has been uploaded you
    just have to get to a small airfield. Only one man has to get there.
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    4.3 Headshot
    
    That raid on the enemy's communication array must have hurt because the enemy
    is resorting to dirty tactics. Special Operators tell us that hostile snipers
    have got shoot points all over the school and their primary target will be
    negotiators. Counter sniper mission follows: eliminate all hostile shooters,
    clear the access route. None of their shooters survive. Clear? Get it done.
    
    Mission Objectives:
    Eliminate all hostiles
    
    This is a straight up sniper mission. You have three snipers at your disposal.
    As soon as the mission starts you have a shot on two of them. Soon a chopper
    will come. You can either snipe the pilot or laze it. You can also leave it
    alone. More snipers spawn to the west. Hotswap and take them out. This causes a
    squad to parachute in. Switch to the last sniper, you can probably pick them
    off as the come down. If not they just stay in the woods and trees. Waves of
    enemies spawn to the East and West. Hotswap between the first two snipers to
    get them. Around this time some snipers will appear on the rooftops near you.
    Watch for them. Use your GPS units when you lose sight of an enemy. Once you
    finish the mission the negotiators are blown up anyway. Tough luck.
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    4.4 Submerged
    
    Our enemy begins by shooting those who come in defense of peace, and now they
    attack our defensive cordon. Three fast attack submarines armed with cruise
    missiles have docked in the NATO anchorage. The enemy controls the river
    traffic from strong defensive positions, which you need to disable before
    locating the submarine pens and destroying the vessels. Proceed and bring honor
    to us all.
    
    Mission Objectives:
    Destroy the First Bunker
    Destroy the Second Bunker
    Destroy the Three Submarines
    
    You will start this mission parachuting in. You have a few options here. You
    can just drop, free fall, or you can float and land right on top of the bunker.
    Your best be is to do the last one. While you are floating use your grenade
    launcher. You then have to plant explosives, easy enough. Once the bunker is
    gone mop up the rest of the soldiers in the surrounding buildings. Go to the
    sandbag line at the opposite end from the bunker. Get on one of the machine
    guns and mow the enemies down. From here you can go up the road to the next
    bunker, or you can go via the river. If you are quick, there is a boat on the
    shore by the sandbags. If you can kill the guards it makes things much easier.
    I don't recommend taking anyone with you in the boat because they are stupid.
    Drive up the river, once you get close to the bunker, get on the grenade
    launcher and bombard the bunker. This is an easy way to get your Navy Cross.
    There will also be an enemy boat coming so watch out for it. Once it is clear
    swim to shore and plant the explosives. After that bunker is toast you can
    assault the main facility.
    
    The front gate is full of enemies. Be careful in the woods surrounding the gate
    because there are engineers with their damn shotguns around. If you have a
    HUMVEE the machine gun will prove valuable, if not, use rockets and assault
    rifles to clear it. As you enter the base veer right through the crates. Try to
    get an engineer kit. The shotgun will work wonders in the close quarters.
    Eventually you will get to the docks. Use assault and move down the docks to
    the farthest sub. Kill any enemies you encounter. Plant the charge and jump
    into the water. Then swim to the next sub. It is slow but safe. After you plant
    the explosives on that sub hotswap to a soldier on the main base. Preferably
    assault. Move into the dry dock. Be careful as you enter, as there are roughly
    five soldiers that come out. Once you are inside carefully pick off any enemies
    with your assault rifle. Once it is clear move down the side and on the the
    sub. Plant the charge and you are done.
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    4.5 Metal Island
    
    With the enemy submarines destroyed, the battle for the sea could go either way
    and it is a battle we must win. In response to our victory, NATO forces are
    moving on our oil platform and island position at site four. You will defend
    that platform and island at all costs. You have your mission. Proceed with it.
    
    Mission Objectives:
    Defend the Oil Rig
    Defend the Island
    Defend the Oil Rig
    Defend Both Areas
    
    When the mission starts look to the sky. Soon paratroopers will fall soon.
    Switch to assault to easily take them out before they land. If all assault are
    dead the shotgun has pretty good range to. Since this is the first wave it
    shouldn't be much of a problem. There shouldn't be any boats yet but watch the
    sea just in case. Soon it should be secure.
    
    Once the rig is secure, you must defend the island. First there are just
    paratroopers. Use assault or engineer to blast them. Then those darn NATO
    people get all pissy and attack you from the water. At least one boat will
    come. It shouldn't be much of a problem if you have an engineer. They also come
    from the land. My tactic is that you let them back you on to the island. Then
    you hop onto the handy grenade launcher and show them some firepower. You also
    get some help from some of your own paratroopers. If you swap to them it gives
    you a great vantage point for a while.
    
    Once you kick NATO of the island they decide to attack the rig again. It starts
    with some paratroopers but then a chopper shows up. If you are a good shot you
    will be able to blow it out of the air with the rocket launcher. If not use
    machine guns. There will also e a couple of boats that assault. You can destroy
    them in one hit with a rocket. Try to get them before they unload because they
    bring three new enemies.
    
    Now because their soldiers suck at everything NATO is attacking both places at
    once. There are no new tactics here. Use the same ones. The catch is that you
    have to defend both at once. Watch for friendly paratroopers to come from the
    sky.
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    4.6 Heavy Tonnage
    
    We have stopped the enemy from destroying Kazakhstan's oil infrastructure for
    the moment, but we still have much more work to do. We have an unidentified,
    deep draft vessel inbound to or oil rig from the south. You will conduct an
    aerial recon to determine the ships origins and intentions. If if she's
    neutral, pull off and report. If she's anything else she's hostile and you will
    defend yourself accordingly.
    
    Mission Objectives:
    Recon the Ship
    Destroy the Cargo Doors
    Destroy the Cargo
    
    This is the first mission where you have to pilot a helicopter. You start out
    in a chopper on the oil rig. Take off and fly around for a bit if you are
    unfamiliar with the controls. When you are comfortable, head toward the ship.
    You can start firing rockets whenever you want to. Patrol boats circle around
    the ship but they don't do anything. Your first objective is to destroy the
    cargo doors. You can get out and destroy it with grenades but that takes to
    long. Stay with the chopper and blow the doors open. There are SAM turrets at
    the ends of the ship so avoid that. Once the doors are gone you have two
    options. If your chopper is healthy stay in it and blast away at the cargo, if
    not swap to an assault trooper on the ship. Get to the grenade launcher on the
    bridge. Use it to destroy the closest cargo. Once it is done go on foot to the
    other one and use your grenades to destroy it. If you run out switch to another
    trooper.
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    4.7 Air Traffic Control
    
    The Chinese have had a string of victories lately, but that ends now. Fresh up
    from destroying civilian transports, Chinese assault teams have taken our
    helicopter support base and the forward arming and refueling point adjacnt to
    the north road. Conduct an assault with fast attack vehicles, engage all
    hostiles, and secure the airstrip for follow on operations.We need that support
    base back gentleman. Check your gear and move out.
    
    Mission Objectives:
    Capture the Support Base
    Defend Against the Counter Attack
    
    You start out as a sniper overlooking the base.Go prone because as soon as you
    start shooting they will know exactly where you are. This is an excellent
    chance to get some sniper medals. Pick off as many of the guards as you can.
    Then turn and watch the choppers. Try to kill the pilots before they take off.
    If you have unlocked the laser designator laze them. Once you have sniped as
    much as you can switch to one of the jeeps. If you rush a chopper in a jeep at
    the begining and get in one. If you can get into it it will make the rest of
    the mission easy.
    
    If you don't get the chopper make sure you blow it up so it doesn't annoy you
    for the rest of the mission. Get to the middle of the air field and switch to
    the humvee gun turret. Enemies come from the edges of the base. They will come
    from between the tents and around the buildings. Try to get them before they
    can get a shot off because some of them are engineers with rocket launchers.
    Friendly tanks will come in later so be watching for them. Once one of them
    comes switch to them. They have a 30mm auto cannon that will rip through the
    soldiers. Three allied snipers will spawn at the various towers. If you run out
    of other options swap to them to pick off the remaining enemies.
    
    Once you have secured the airport, The Chinese launch a counter attack.
    Complete with pissed jeeps, pissed helicopters, and pissed tanks. If you are
    good you can pick off the chopper pilots before they can do any damage. If you
    can't hit it use the humvee turret to take them down. Use your own engineers
    and tanks to destroy the jeeps and tanks.
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    4.8 Catching Flak
    
    We've got our base back, which nicely sets us up for an air recon and
    electronic survalince mission with you in the primary aircraft. You have four
    objects to cover as marked on the aerials and on your TAC map. We have no intel
    on AAA air threats but the mission is a vital follow-on operation. Coordinate
    with the aircrews and lift off.
    
    Mission Objectives:
    Recon the Village
    Recon the Ravine
    Recon the Pumping Station
    Recon the Mid Ground
    Return to Base
    
    The second most annoying mission in the entire game. You pilot a Blackhawk and
    recon a few sites. Sounds simple enough except for all the enemies trying to
    kill you. Anyway........
    
    Once you are in the air switch to a little bird and head to the village. Take a
    few minutes and bombard the village with rockets. You need it totally safe.
    Once you do that circle around a few more times to pick off any stagglers. Once
    you are sure it's clear bring in the blackhawk and hover over the village. Once
    that is done, Fly a little bird over to the ravine. Fly down the river a little
    bit and you will cause all of the enemies to enter the bunkers. Switch to one
    of the snipers on the bridge and pick them off. Once you are sure its safe,
    bring in the Blackhawk and do the recon.
    
    Now you are half done, go back to a little bird and head toward the pumping
    station. Fire rockets as you come in, try to take the tanks down first. There
    are also enemies in the woods so be careful. Same drill, once you are certain
    it's safe, bring in the chopper.
    
    Now the last one. Do not let the Blackhawk get near the Mid Ground. There are
    multiple tanks around. Enemy choppers may one to but if they do just nail them
    with the little birds. Plaster the area with rockets. I mean, OBLITERATE the
    ground. There are lots of enemies here and they ALL need to die. Bring in the
    Blackhawk when it's clear.
    
    Now you have finished the recon and can return to base. Do not go in the
    Blackhawk, go in a little bird because the Chinese have decided to occupy the
    helipad. Blast the crap out of it with a little bird. Once it's safe, land the
    Blackhawk and your done.
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    4.9 Catching Flak
    
    Now were really cookin'!We have a support base and intel on the surrounding
    area. You are now designated the Combined Armor Assault Team for this command.
    Conduct an attack on Chinese heavy tank units located on or around the crest of
    that hill to the West of our position. This will be tank on tank but we expect
    they will have heavy air support on call so you will need to complete your
    mission before their birds show up. Seize and hold that high ground.
    
    More to come!