"We are not retreating -- we are advancing in another direction."-- General Douglas MacArthur
The Airborne rolled hard this past month helping the Allies by pushing the Axis back into Germany during War 68 in Heroes and Generals. Leaving destroyed panzer divisions and infantry in their wake. Adding to that, several older AAA members returned to the game as well as memberships and recruitment grew throughout the month. War 68 eventually went to the Allies as a technical win (no capitols were taken). This was due to the introduction of the new Manstein build for H&G. The new build introduced a new Mountain Town Map along with Fog of War for the tactical campaign. With a combination of an overloaded Axis faction (in some cases they out number the Allies 2 to 1), and the introduction of the Fog of War, War 69 isn't going well for the Allies. As of current, London is surrounded.
Several members of the AAA jumped into War Thunder this past month. It looks like a promising direction for gamers that enjoy either realistic flight sims or casual gaming. Expect more from the AAA with War Thunder throughout November.
Following the trend from the previous months, recruitment has been on the rise as new gamers discover the Allied Airborne Army as a safe and productive environment for Allied gamers. If you are interested in joining the Allied Airborne Army, fill out an enlistment application. We are looking for gamers that are in it for the long haul. While H&G is our main focus, our members are involved in numerous games like Battlefield 4, War Thunder, War Face, Arma III while still keeping an eye on future games like Traction Wars and Enemy Front. Find out more about all these games by visiting our Game Talk section on the forums. Staying flexible as a community and keeping gaming fun is why we have been a community for nearly 13 years and it's why we look for gamers that are in it for the long haul.
New recruits, make sure you take some time and familiarize yourself with our Basic Training Manual. Being active and involved on both TeamSpeak and in the community for a faster recruitment process.
While we considered War 67 to be the Dirty War due to players abusing exploits in H&G, War 68 was a much better war for the Allies to fight as we had both decent numbers (still the underdog) as well as very high moral. "Remember Enschede!" became a battle cry for some of the Allies as Allied HQ and the AAA fought nearly a whole day to take that city and surrounding towns through ruthless Axis counter attacks. It felt like the straw that broke the camels back as the Axis put up very little resistance afterwards and it showed in the Allied technical win.
Apparently this was fuel for the fire as War 69 began and has continued to progress completely in the Axis' favor due to an overwhelming numbers advantage. And they still complain that the Allies are over powered. Allied players, make sure you bring a box of tissues to the front this month for the Axis.
Prior to the release of the Manstein build for H&G, Schilli from the Allied Task Force, with the help of several AHQ members made a video to help promote the build. It's well done so definitely spend a minute checking it out - the link is on the right.
Communication Report Although many of us are still getting our feet wet in the beta game of War Thunder, this flight sim looks to have a solid following and excellent game play for anyone from the casual arcade gamer to the historical realistic gamer. Check out the video on the right for information regarding the most recent build of the game 1.35.Contact us if you are looking to get involved with WT.
Members and recruits are encouraged to use the Allied Airborne Army in game chat channel. Passwords for both our AAA TeamSpeak and Chat Channel can be located in the Recruit Welcome Center. Visit our TeamSpeak Server page for both live updates of the HnG Public TeamSpeak as well as the AAA TeamSpeak. If you are interested in joining the Allied Airborne Army, again feel free to fill out an enlistment application.
Friday, 01 November 2013 @ 22:08:43 EDT
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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."-- General George S. Patton, Jr
With another month down and Autumn upon us, the men of the Allied Airborne Army are grinding it out on the frontlines of Heroes and Generals. This past month, Heroes and Generals release the news beta build 'Leeb' which introduced M-26 Pershings to the front lines for the Allies along with a new armor system. Overall, it's one of the better builds, but since the release of the Jefferson Build back in July, anything would have brought an improvement to HnG. However, this hasn't chased away our activity which is good. Recruitment has picked up in the AAA and we are looking to add some new members. Let's start there with the Members report.
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 @ 14:18:19 EDT
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"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me"-- Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe
"Day 40, and we've beaten the Axis off of English Island.... again..."
For the entire month of August, the Axis and Allies have been grinding it out along the French and British coastline. This is perhaps, the longest war in Heroes and Generals? Activity among the Allies, Allied HQ and here at the Allied Airborne Army has been steadily picking up now that the Summer months are waning down and soldiers return from leave.
Growth in WWII genre shooters have itself began to take a notice shift towards the mainstream. Heroes and Generals is really starting to take shape and become one of the most unique games overall by combining First-person shooter and Real-time strategy in a Massively multiplayer online system. Also on the Horizon is Enemy Front, Traction Wars, Festung Europe, IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, Navy Fields 2 and there are probably a few more we are failing to mention. When Call of Duty, Battlefield and Medal of Honor left the WWII genre, they left a lot of fans behind. We can only feel a sense of pride that developers and gamers have raised the torch and carried WWII gaming into the future.
Saturday, 31 August 2013 @ 01:00:00 EDT
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"“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”-- George Orwell
July has been a quiet month around the Allied Airborne Army but there are a couple reasons for this. First, it's Summertime!! Many players got off the computer, gone on vacation, or just simply enjoying the weather while there is a chance too. That's a good thing and it should be embraced! Second is the Jefferson Build for Heores and Generals. Jefferson hit and with it, a flood of changes and bugs which is adding some frustration to the game's player base. "Hey look! It's nice outside!" See how this works.
With that said, let's jump into the combat report.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 @ 01:00:00 EDT
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The Allies invading a mountain town in Heroes and Generals. The Allied Airborne Army, Allied HQ and the Allied Task Force team up and take the town.
For over a year and through several builds of Heroes and Generals, the Allied Airborne Army has been active and creating videos. Here is the past year's collection.
Allied Airborne Army in Heroes and Generals
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 @ 11:50:07 EDT
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Note: The After Action Report of War 54 cannot properly be told without reporting on the actions and preparations of War 53.
Operation Big Ben
With the Axis in England and knocking on London's door during War 53, the Allied High Command quickly began planning for what soon would be War 54. As planning took shape, we realized we needed better organization all around, as well as doing something different. Better communication was established so the number crunchers began to crunch the numbers. The Strategists began to draw up plans. All our soldiers began to build comradeship through organizing squads and training new players. As we materialized our efforts, an interesting phenomenon began to develop. The Allies began to push the Axis back. The more we united, the more territory we began to take. This cohesive organizing began to spread throughout the ranks of the Allies. On day 33 of the war, we manage to punch a hole through the center of the Axis lines leading to the capture of Berlin. The push through Europe was a dose of medicine that the Allies needed after a solid two months of losing wars.
The Axis did mention to have a tank resupply issue. The Allied High Command's analysis is that the game builds went from 67301 to 68520 over the span of War 52 to 54. Among those builds, Heroes and Generals reintroduced factories. Factories resupply the vehicles. When the factories were overran, Supplies weren't getting to the Assault Teams. This was happening to the Allies as well, but since we were capturing more territory than we lost, the residual effects weren't completely noticed.
With a well oiled Allied machine, we prepared for War 54.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 @ 16:46:25 EDT
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"There is at least one thing worse than fighting with allies – And that is to fight without them'"
-- Sir Winston S. Churchill
This has been a hell of a month for the Allies in Heroes and Generals. At the beginning of the month, the Allies joined together and turned the war around on the Axis. The Hun spent the majority of the month on their heels and licking their wounds. Just like the Breakout from Normandy which took place 69 years ago this month, the summer offensive in H&G is truly in full swing.
Sunday, 30 June 2013 @ 18:53:30 EDT
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July 10th 1944. For six long weeks since D-Day, Allied forces have been caught in a battle trying to breakout of the invasion beachhead at Normandy. In the East, the British and Canadian Armies are fighting to take the city of Caen. How did Operation Cobra split German soldiers and allow the Allies to sweep into France?
Operation Cobra, the strategic move masterminded by US Army General Omar Bradley to break out from the Normandy area. Following the amphibious invasion, the allies had triumphed in the battles for Cherbourg and Caen. They now needed to break out of the bitterly contested beachheads they had established in order to pave the way for the liberation of Frances interior.
The operation was a resounding success. The advance guard of the American VIII Corps entered Coutances, at the western end of the Cotentin Penisula, on 28 July, after penetrating through the German lines. Cobra enabled allied forces to create the Falaise pocket, trapping German forces in an ever shrinking gap, and effectively clearing the way for the Race to Paris and the drive for the Rhine.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 @ 10:10:04 EDT
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Medal of Honor Airborne Server shortly after setting it up. It's a damn shame that game failed.
Over the years, the Allied Airborne Army has put together several small videos of our gaming servers. If we can, we try to make a video of what we enjoy to do and it's been a while since we have done that.
We hope to start recording more videos in the near future for IL2 COD, COD2 and H&G. It takes gamers and some time. If you want to participate, let us know on our Message Board.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 @ 11:37:56 EDT
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On the night of 5th June 1944, the greatest armada the world has seen sailed into the stormy waters of the English Channel. After 5 years of war in the European Theater, its goal was no less than the liberation of Occupied Europe and the defeat of Nazi Germany.This bold gamble could easily have ended in the worst military defeat in history. The risks were enormous, the potential for failure unlimited.As dawn broke on 6th June, the allied generals and leaders waited for news. There was only one way the true state of the battle could be seen - from above. The task of bringing back these pictures fell to an elite band of pilots and the contents of their cameras would unveil the true story of D-Day.
Thursday, 24 May 2012 @ 10:17:14 EDT
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