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  1. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    First mission complete - contemplating a 2nd if people are interested?
  2. Steel Beasts: Content Wish List

    Agreed - at 70m we should have hit something, even with a pistol, let alone a modern assault rifle with a built in scope, zeroed and used by a group of trained Infantryman (remember this is a fireteam / squad, not a lone individual) esp. after 25 rounds.
  3. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    If the bluegrass concert is over I can make a session at 0200 GMT tomorrow, Friday the 22nd?
  4. Well I’m afraid no one else will be there, since this was held last night. You would have received an email a few days ago saying Thursday this week was no good and offering Wednesday and Friday as alternatives. Wednesday "won" hence why the subject line for this entry is 20 MAR.
  5. By now most readers will already know who BG ANZAC is, so I'll put the information relevant to this week in first, then background, etc. If you are new to the Forum, feel free to read the entire post. IMPORTANT: As a serving Officer, I am not allowed to make "public comment" about topics without clearance. This is why my signature block says what it says to cover written comment. Recorded audio on YouTube = "Public Comment", especially if I were to express a personal opinion (without knowing someone was recording). In addition recording people's voices in Australia is illegal without their permission or a Warrant. If you want to record a session, ASK! We maybe about fit you in (I maybe able to play the OPFOR, etc.). If you don't ask: a. Expect me to ask you to remove the YouTube (or other media). b. Don't be too surprised if you aren't welcomed back. BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): Your Local time: Click on this link for the Local time in your part of the world Count down: Time remaining until Meeting start Mission will start promptly at 0830 GMT. If you want a pre game "chat" then by all means come on line at say 0800 GMT, but so that the Kiwi's aren't after Midnight the Mission will commence promptly at 0830 GMT. Agenda: Due to an unforeseen commitment we need to conduct this 24 hours prior to the usual scheduled event. BG ANZAC Forum members would has already received the update / FRAGO via email. One of the following: 1. If we have enough we may re-run the Q&A Session 4 mission with Mac in the CO's seat? 2. Revisiting some "not so easy missions" from the past - probably harder still after 4.023. These need a few people to turn up. 3. Do some "Brilliant at the Basics" work? This can encompass some Tutorials (along the recent sessions on Obstacles, Artillery, Symbology, Routes and Tactics, etc.) or working through some small unit density scenarios. 4. Continue to refine "Rolling Thunder '19" and perhaps likely tasks. As always, visitors (apart from one individual) / first timers / spectators are welcome. Current Standard: 4.023 Please use the new Calendar RSVP function or post here to facilitate planning. Background: Who is BG ANZAC? https://www.bganzac.org Described here: http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbforums/showthread.php?t=21753 A couple of examples of the BattleGroup at work: Multi Player session: Training session: Timings: Thursday evenings, Australian East Coast time. Through a combination of democracy, state's rights and bl**dy mindedness, the country is now fractured into numerous time zones (three wasn't enough) for the next six months and we need to adjust the start time. Next meeting: 0830 GMT on Wednesday, March 20th. 0830 in London 1630 in Perth 1800 in Darwin 1900 in Adelaide 1830 in Brisbane 1930 in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra 2130 NZST in Auckland In game chat / Communications: You'll need access to "Teamspeak" to communicate with us. The Teamspeak software is available here: Download Teamspeak client software How to connect and use it is detailed here: Steel Beasts Wiki Entry - Starter Pack Remote Access / Screen Sharing / Whiteboard Sessions: We continue the use of TeamViewer so people without the Steel Beasts software can connect and see and hear what we see and hear (looking over our shoulder if you like). Team Viewer available here This maybe a suitable vehicle for people to see what the software is all about (you can even use it on a Mac), without having to invest in even a short time limited copy. Anyway we'll see how it goes. So if you are interested, visit our web site https://www.bganzac.org and sign up.


    As per the post here: I've had to bring this forward 24 hours and we conducted it "last night" my time. The normal schedule will be restored next Thursday.

    Usual weekly meeting Refer relevant post in Multiplayer Engagements section for details. Global equivalent times: Your Local time Please use the RSVP function to facilitate planning.
  8. Mugs! Posters! Mousepads! Magnets!

    Surely that would be "on the way" - since you had actually fired the mug (at the mug).

    A 2nd class ride beats a 1st class walk.
  10. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    Ah OK, maybe I'll find something quieter.
  11. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    Sure - I just need to get the theme from "Deliverance" out of my head.
  12. OPERATION ICEPICK by Nike-Ajax

    I should be able to make this - where needed.
  13. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    Except that of course TGIF just moved for non US people this week (as the part of the US where its hosted went onto Daylight Savings time) and indeed will move again in a few weeks for me when AS comes off Daylight Savings time. That's why I prefer GMT / Zulu / UTC based timings as they remain constant and individual potential players can do the conversion to whatever their local time happens to be.
  14. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    Thanks. Now that I know the "when" I can make it.
  15. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    Sorry I have no idea what "EST" is? Any chance you can use GMT / Zulu so those (I'm guessing here) not in the United States have a baseline to know when you are talking about? Does 2200 EST = 0200 UTC / GMT / Zulu, i.e.: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190319T0200
  16. Ronin, AAR: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZtR8t7Zo6tKmvLSBy46p9P9Qkh2ISM1SlBk
  17. Thanks - worth getting up at 0445 for.
  18. To Rhys and the others across the ditch, Know that we here are grieving with you as a result of the events in Christchurch. I hope the full force of the law is applied to "the Accused" * - assuming he is convicted. * Edited in line with the wishes of the NZ PM as outlined in her address to the Nation.
  19. That should be OK since Kanium, Ad Hoc, etc. work to GMT timings.
  20. Ah thanks. I'll work on this then: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190317T0200 Of course in a few weeks we'll go off Daylight Saving and it will change again.
  21. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    I'll see. Sorry, but I'm losing enthusiasm for getting up early and then sitting around waiting for enough people to arrive / something to happen. If its going to start at a definite time I'll be there - but these flexible "windows" are the killer for me.
  22. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    All good from my end - just didn't want to start something and then I had to go. I'll be back / available later today so maybe we can do something then. Failing that, maybe 1930 GMT on the 15th will be the charm.
  23. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    I have an appointment at 2100 GMT so I'll work on the assumption that no one is coming and close down the server now (not enough time to choose / plan / conduct between now and 2045 GMT).
  24. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    And again on Thursday the 14th.