4). Get to
Total Enemy Forces: 33
- The great thing about these games is there
are an infinite amount of possibilities to accomplish
the tasks. Of course some methods are better than others
and the following walk-thru presents one solution that
I used that worked quite well.
The normal progression of Ghost Recon
is the further along you advance in the missions, the
more difficult it gets. That isn't really the case with
this level as it is one of the easier levels to accomplish.
Despite it being easy, it does contain a few nuances
that can be difficult to overcome. Efficient planning,
assistance from the Team AI players and the careful use
of sniper teams (with assigned arcs of coverage) will
greatly contribute to the success of this mission.
Also, just to note - the time setting
of this level is late, so naturally its very dark. Expect
to use Night Vision Goggles when outdoors. Many of the
pictures have been lightened to enhance visibility when
viewed on the web site.
The Ghosts are inserted on the outskirts
of the airstrip with no close contacts in the immediate
vicinity. At this point, Charlie Team (Sniper Team) proceeded
along the chain link fence at the top of the hill (to
the left of the insertion point) until they reached the
corner of the fence. Laying prone and covering the area
to the northeast (indicated by The first firing arc on
Charlie Teams planning picture), the snipers were able
to eliminate many hostile soldiers with little to no
resistance. Initially there are three to four patrolling
guards here, but once you take the first shot, many more
arrive but unwittingly stand there defenseless as your
position is unknown to them, until its too late. After
giving the all clear, Alpha and Bravo Team cautiously
advanced to the southern wall of the Control Tower which
also happens to be the first building in sight.
Charlie Team proceeded to the Control
Tower, went prone with a firing arc directed to the northwest
(indicated by the second firing arc). Using their Night
Vision Goggles, Charlie Team had visual contact at a
fairly decent range with a number of enemy contacts.
The snipers dispatched these soldiers with minimal small
arms fire being exchanged.
Forces Encountered: 5-8 armed with
AK-47's to the east of the control tower and 5 to the
Control Tower - With Charlie Team covering the west,
Alpha Team advanced to the northeastern exterior corner
of the Control Tower in preparation for Bravo Teams assault.
When in place, Bravo Team stormed the Control Tower and
encountered light resistance. (As a word of warning -
on the top floor of the Control Tower there is a guard
strategically placed to the right of the doorway, so
if you just run in the room he has a clear shot of you
and he will take it). After a brief exchange of small
arms fire, the Control Tower was secured and the first
mission objective was complete. Alpha Team engaged a
few hostile soldiers to the north that responded to the
sounds of the gunfire at the Control Tower and then proceed
west to the center of the map.
Forces Encountered: 4-5 armed with
AK-47's inside the Control Tower and 3-4 armed with AK-47's
to the north of the control tower.
At this point, Objective One has
been accomplished. Alpha Team is still guarding the east,
Charlie Team still guarding the west and Bravo Team is
sweeping the Control Tower clear. Onto Objective Two.
KA-50 Hokum - Although this is actually the third objective,
given the close proximity of this hangar to the Control
Tower, it was accomplished first. With Alpha and Charlie
Teams covering the west, Bravo Team proceeded to the
KA-50 Hokum hangar. Upon entering the door along the
east side of the hangar, the Ghosts could either go left
and enter the ground floor for a head to head assault
or go to the right up the stairs and deal with the enemy
from above. Either is a viable option. In this particular
instance, Bravo Team chose the right way. The three unsuspecting
guards were quickly eliminated. (Don't get to close or
they'll see you and return fire).
Once the hangar is clear, its just
matter of the demolitions soldier priming the explosives
and placing it on the target.
Once the charge is armed on the
target, Objective complete.
Forces Encountered: 3-5 armed with
AK-47's and grenades.
S37 Berkut - This is actually the second objective, but
given the enemy is more heavily armed and this hangar
is located further away, it was done last.
Forces Encountered: 5 armed with
to Extraction Zone - Simple enough. But by this time,
there are only two enemy soldiers left and they are located
in the building to the south of the S37 Hangar. Be careful,
as one is covertly located. Proceed carefully, or get
to the extraction zone. Alpha and Charlie Team maintained
position and Bravo Team proceeded to the south side of
the S37 Hangar. The hangar has a large door and a smaller
Just inside the smaller door is a
manned stationary gun.
A quick shot will drop him, but
use caution when entering. Once you fire your weapons,
the three enemy soldiers in the hangar will be alerted.
Quick and careful execution and all four soldiers can
be dealt with with minimal resistance. Once the hangar
is cleared, the demolitions soldier placed his charge
on the jet.
Mission accomplished. While engaging
the enemy in the hangar, a couple of soldiers appeared
to the south, but were quickly dispatched by Alpha and
Tips and Strategies
-Try and engage the enemy from as
far away as tactically feasible. Use snipers and establish
firing arcs when they are in position.
-Bring enough demo charges and make
sure you place them on the target. Nothing sucks worse
than failing a mission cause you run out of explosives.
(I used two demo soldiers)
-Watch out for enemy soldiers behind
doors. I had two or three encounters where I opened the
door and the enemy was either behind it, or very close
to it and I didn't realize it until I entered and was
shot in the back.
-On veteran or above, watch out for
the stationary guns.
-If you're new
or struggling with accomplishing this mission, use
the available features (like quick saving and/or threat
sensor) to assist you in your tactics, and also take
a look at the screen shot that shows the enemy placement.
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