Estimated Number of Hostiles:
Estimated Firepower: vz58's,
rp46's, Degtyarev's, Dragunov's, Z84's, Grenades, Jeeps,
and a BMP.
Let me preface this with some administrative
notes. This is not your typical walk-through. As an
old saying goes, "There's more than one way to
skin a cat." Rather than present to you a traditional
walk-through with my idea of how this mission should
be completed, I have set this up as an intelligence
briefing on what you can expect. First, there is basic
mission information from your briefing. Next, I break
down what you can expect from the opposition forces
with regard to strength, equipment, locations and patrol
routes. Following that, you will see what kinds of reactions
to expect from the enemy. Finally, I will give some
tips on potential strategies and tell you what worked
for me on this mission. The finally decision about how
to tackle this one is entirely up to you. Please note
that the whole point of this is to give you 'spoilers'
about the mission in order to help you complete it.
Please stop reading now if you do not want any surprises
It looks like morale's starting to
drop on the other side. We're still getting reports
of FDG squads hitting villages on the western side of
the island, but we're seeing more defectors every day.
With the elections coming up in less than a month, this
is a good sign.
The biggest turncoat is a man named Esteban
Ordonez, who until three days ago was a high-ranking
official in the Priego presidential campaign. Priego's
the FDG's candidate, and he's also the one calling the
shots on the military side of things. Obviously, getting
someone this close to Priego to switch sides is a tremendous
break for us.
The bad news is that we got a call from
Ordonez about twenty minutes ago. It seems that his
assistant figured out that he was going to turn, and
ratted him out. He ran for it with an armload of FDG
documents, which he hid as soon as he was out of sight.
Unfortunately, they caught up to him a few minutes later.
We know this because he was literally on the phone with
our people when they found him. We don't think he's
dead, but that could change at any minute.
is to rescue Ordonez and get those papers. Find where
he hid the parcel, then find him and bring him back
alive. Our first flyover of the region showed that they'd
moved a BMP in, so you may want to take that out as
well. Remember, they're not going to keep Ordonez alive
much longer, so there's real time pressure on this one.
Best of luck to you, gentlemen. Now get to work.
Green = present
on all difficulty levels
Red = present
on elite only
Yellow = strength
of team varies by difficulty level
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Two men on all difficulty levels. Armed with vz58s.
Patrol indicated zone west of bridge.
= Two man patrol in indicated zone, west of team B1.
Armed with vz58s.
B3 = One or two man patrol,
depending on difficulty. Both armed with vz58s. Patrol
C1 = A two man stationary
team at the west end of bridge. Ready for action. Armed
C2 = A two man stationary
team at the east end of bridge. Ready for action. Armed
D1 = Stationary team, drinking
and smoking. Armed with vz58s and an rp46 on elite.
Two present on veteran and three on elite.
E1 = Three man stationary
team on eastern path. Two personnel are armed with vz58s,
one with a Degtyarev. Patrol zone indicated.
F1 = Two man stationary
team. Armed with vz58s.
= One man patrol with z84. Patrols assigned path.
G1 = Three man patrol walking
assigned path and armed with vz58s.
H1 = Two man patrol in
indicated zone. Armed with vz58s.
H2 = One or two man patrol
on veteran and elite. Armed with vz58s. Patrol zone
I1 = Two man patrol on
veteran and elite. Armed with vz58s. Patrol path indicated.
J1 = Four man stationary
guard at Ordonez's starting location. Fifth man added
on elite. Armed with z84s.
L1 = One or two man stationary
guard, armed with vz58s. Stationed at east end of northern
L2 = Two man stationary
guard, armed with vz58s. Stationed at west end of northern
M1 = Lone sniper armed
with Dragunov. Alert and covering bridge from elevated
position. Present on veteran and elite.
M2 = One man stationary
guard armed with rp46. Covers arc indicated.
P1 = Three man stationary
unit armed with z84s.
X = Two men armed with
BMP = Armored Personnel
Jeep1 = Two men in a jeep,
armed with vz58s.
Jeep2 = Two men in a jeep,
armed with vz58s.
Enemy & Friendly Plans
- Some things you need to be aware of. The opposition
is not just going to sit back and wait for you
on this one.
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X = The
first thing you should do in this mission is locate
the information that Ordonez stashed. If you don't get
to it quickly, then this team is going to start sweeping
the area and find it. If that happens, you have failed
Jeep 1 & 2 = Whichever
bridge you head to first, the Jeeps will immediately
race to, acting as a quicky reaction force. Be ready
Ordonez = After awhile,
Ordonez will roam over to the FDG BMP. Once he's there,
if the enemy gets alerted to your presence, the BMP
will escort him out of the area and you will fail the
Course of Action
As in all Ghost Recon missions, the
tactics and plans employed by your team are entirely
up to you. There are as many different ways to perform
this mission as there are players. Whatever approach
you use, just remember to move slow and keep an eye
out for that crafty enemy AI. With the upgrade to v1.3,
the AI can hear you when you move quickly and they will
use decent tactics against you. Reinforcements will
make your life difficult. The enemy can shoot well,
throw grenades as needed and will outflank you. You
need to recover the information, get Ordonez, destroy
the BMP and get out of there.
I used a mix of the traditional, team-based
approach and the lone-wolf method. Using one specialist
team, armed with a suppressed M4 carbine, three operatives
team (one rifleman, and two demo specialists -- one
with the MML and one with the M4/AT-4 kit), and a sniper
I methodically cleared the map.
I first cleared a route in using Alpha,
then brought up Bravo
for support. As I headed east towards the bridge, I
on a hill to cover the road. As I dealt with the forces
in the vicinity of the bridge, Bravo
ambushed the Jeeps that came down the road.
Once I recovered the information,
all three teams travelled around the road toward the
northern bridge. After clearing the high cover postion,
I left the Charlie
sniper to cover the bridge from there, then moved Alpha
down to take out the BMP with the AT-4 and mop up enemy
resistance in the area. Ordonez had already linked up
the the BMP by the time we got in position. As the BMP
crossed the bridge, I took it out, then quickly finished
off the FDG infantry before they could kill Ordonez.
Once Ordonez was safe, I had Bravo
escort him back the way we had come to the exraction
zone and used my specialist on Alpha
to finish off the enemy forces.
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