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post Sep 30 2007, 17:42
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Today ( 30.09.2007 ) we are announcing the first Bush Wars Mod Release.

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Overview:
1. What is Bush Wars Mod about?
2. Who is addressed with the Mod ?
3. Why open a thread in the BI-Forums?
4. Where can I report Bugs, Issues and other Add-on specific problems?
5. Actual status reports
6. Actual screens/renders
7. Latest releases
8. Latest missions
9. Further releases
10. Support
11. Forwarded Links

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1. What is Bush Wars Mod about?
-> Bush Wars Mod informationpage

Bush Wars Mod is based on the South African – Angolan Border War (known as the bushwar). It was a guerrilla type conflict which finally escalated into conventional warfare in the late 1980’s. The Bushwar lasted from 1966 until 1989, a total of 23 years, making it one of Africa's longest conflicts.

The Bushwar was fought in Northern Namibia (former South West Africa), and in Southern Angola - the so-called "Operational Area" or "Border". Sporadic and related skirmishes against Anti-SADF forces occurred throughout the sub-continent in places such as SW Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe (former Rhodesia), Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, former Homelands within the current South Africa; and South Africa itself.

Operation Savannah was the 1st large cross-border operation of the SADF, and the 1st semi-conventional conflict it was involved in since WW2. The purpose of Ops Savannah was to clear Southern Angola of the MPLA presence, and support UNITA to secure the Southern and Eastern part of the country so it could have a winning change in the elections scheduled for 11 November 1975. Amidst the civil war still raging on election day, and the MPLA having driven the opposition out of Luanda, it declared independence on this day. Portugal recognised the independence and Agostinho Neto became the first President. The Angolans and Cuba often claimed that they had driven the SADF out of Angola. The facts however are that the small SADF taskforce advanced a distance of 3000km's into Angola in just 33 days; and was never tasked to take the whole of the country. The SADF would have been able to militarily take the whole of Angola, but it was not in its interest to do so while the UNITA proxy forces could secure the south. Holding the whole country 3-times the size of Iraq, under prolonged military control would not have been possible under the circumstances either. The SADF won all battles and skirmishes apart from the temporary retreat at the battle of Ebo upon which the Cubans and Angolans place their claims. Both the FNLA and UNITA did not recognise the MPLA declared independence, and with covert help form SA and the USA, the civil war raged on.

With the MPLA being backed by the Eastern Block and UNITA by the West, the conflict took on the shade of a Cold War conflict. SA had the secret blessing from the CIA that it will covertly support the SADF operation, but USA ignorance on Angola and Africa, as well as the embarrassment of withdrawal from Vietnam still fresh in American minds, made it pull out of the Operation on 19/12/75 when the USA Senate stopped all anti-MPLA support, leaving SA to fight it alone. UNITA was given a strong foothold with this operation and with ongoing SADF and Western support throughout the Bushwar it remained the dominant freedom movement in South Angola until the end of the Bushwar. The situation in Angola however deteriorated from 1975, plummeting the country into a bitter civil war that lasted until August 2002, well beyond the end of the South African Bushwar.

Cuba started sending military support to Angola as early as 1975. The purpose of the growing Cuban support was Fidel Castro's policy of spreading "popular people's revolution" in 3rd world countries, and after his failure to ignite such revolutions in Latin America, he focused on Africa, where the notorious Che Guevara was also sent in the '60's. By March 1976 there were 36000 voluntary Cuban military personnel in Angola. By 1989 the figure grew to 55000, and an approximate total of 350 000 Cubans did military service in Angola.

South Africa's reasons for involvement in this conflict, was its fight against the liberation movements of SWAPO in Namibia, MPLA in Angola, ANC and PAC in South Africa, FRELIMO in Mozambique, and ZANLA and ZIPRA in Zimbabwe. Apart from the fact that all these liberation movements were supported by the Marxist Eastern Block, the movements fought to get rid of the colonial yoke in the subcontinent.


2. Who is addressed with this Mod ?

The Mod is really addressed to all the people interested in African Warfare theme as well as those interested in using our add-ons to make African war type missions for the community.

We aim to give the community something different as well as an African War experience for the ArmA gamming community. Our add-ons are based on weapons, armour, air and soldiers around the 1980-1989 era of the war. A lot of the models are of actual weapons and armour only seen and used in the Bushwar. We are also making Eastern Block weapons that are not available in the ArmA game eg AK-47, AK-47s, AKM, AKMS, SKS, SKSD etc. as well as older variants of weapons used in Africa.


3. Why open a thread in the BI-Forums?

We decided to create a Mod thread in the forums to create a better exchange with the community as well as to get more detailed and serious feedback from you.

Our goal is to fix and perfect our add-ons by way of feedback from the community. We want everyone to have fun playing with our add-ons in ArmA and maybe for some of you to make missions. Therefore we need you. Up to 400 eye‘s see more than 8 would to help us fix all bugs.
( seeing more at chapter 4 )

We also need some talented modellers which have some experience with modelling.
We know that the community isn‘t that huge but more help means we can create more add-ons quicker and better and meet the higher standards of ArmA.
( see more at chapter 10 )

We won’t open a discussion thread.
The reason is that we think there is nothing to discuss but if you have suggestions you are welcome to offer them at our Mod Forum under the following link:
Bush Wars mod forum


4. Where can I report Bugs, Issues and other Add-on specific problems?

We will appreciate everyone reporting their issues and problems with our add-ons in this thread.

A better solution would be if you post your feedback, suggestions etc. in our Home Forums.
You will find our Mod Forum with the following link:
Bush Wars mod forum

We will collect all serious entry’s and will adjust/fix the particular add-on/s.


5. Actual status reports

If you search for the most recent news about the mod and its activities please visit our Homepage:
Bush Wars Homepage

We ask that you please be patient with the Mod Team, If you don’t find a new update about the Mod every week it does not mean that Mod isn't active.
We’re working hard in the background to complete the add-ons and the mod.


6. Actual screens/renders
-> Bush Wars Homepage



"The Pumas are taking a bit longer than I thought. I will release 2 versions.
1. The AS330 PUMA version in Fire Force/COIN configuration with an FNMAG mounted on port side and capacity for 12 soldiers and 3 crew.
2. The South African uprated version of the PUMA named the ORYX in a CASAVAC/Search and Rescue configuration. Capacity 6 soldiers, 4 wounded, 2 crew. (Injured can heal at heli as well as arm and rearm)."

-> more about it


bigger solution

"The shown Map is just a placeholder to get a view on the topography of the area.
Berghoff is also going to donate some African trees, shrubs, bushes etc. for our map."

-> more about it


7. Latest Release

Alouette II beta
_5MB
_v.1.5
_required Pilot + Star Pistol
_download: Alouette II beta

Alouette III beta
_15MB
_v.1.5
_4 Versions : C-Kar, G-Kar, SOM, Search&Resure
_required Pilot + Star Pistol
_download: Alouette III


8. Latest Missions
-> Bush Wars Mod missionspage

The Burden I:
_by NBSVieiraPT
_42 Kb
_required Alouette II beta , Pilot, Star Pistol
_download: The Burden I

Delivery:
_by Rellikki
_1 MB
_required Alouette III beta , Pilot, Star Pistol
_download: Delivery


9. Releases

Star Pistol 9mm
_1,98 MB
_v.1.5
_download: Star Pistol 9mm

SAAF Pilot
_11,6 MB
_v.1.5
_required Star Pistol
_download: SAAFPilot

GUI:
_1MB
_v.1.5
_download: Bush Wars GUI v1.5 Beta


10. Support
-> Bush Wars Mod recrutingpage

As we mentioned before the biggest help is if you report the issues and bugs found in our add-ons to the forum so that we can fix them and finalise the add-ons.
We also need some support/members to actively partake and assist us with the development of this Mod.

What we currently searching for the following.

- 1 skinner ( retextures of existing ArmA add-ons to Angolan military colour schemes )
- 1 coder/scripter ( to develop Scripts/configs specific to Bush Wars Mod )

If you are interested and have O2 modeling experience please email us at bushwars@hotmail.com


11. Forwarded Links

Bush Wars Homepage
Bush Wars mod forum
Bush Wars Mission Page
Bush Wars Recruting page
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Mapfact Topic (ger)

Regards,
your Bush Wars Mod Team.
 
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post Sep 30 2007, 19:32
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great job out there! thumbsup.gif

did you make any islands?


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QUOTE(Linker Split @ Sep 30 2007, 20:32) *
great job out there! thumbsup.gif

did you make any islands?



I hope they will create an african island like Tonal with a steppe landscape...


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post Sep 30 2007, 20:14
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QUOTE(Flyer @ Sep 30 2007, 20:59) *
I hope they will create an african island like Tonal with a steppe landscape...


I hope too... I really love African style islands... wink.gif
Like mogadishu, which we are still working on

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post Sep 30 2007, 20:39
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QUOTE(Linker Split @ Sep 30 2007, 20:32) *
did you make any islands?


Thank you guys.

Yes we plan to make an angolan map. smile.gif
 
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QUOTE(Raptor @ Sep 30 2007, 21:39) *
Thank you guys.

Yes we plan to make an angolan map. smile.gif

that's a great news!!! thumbsup.gif

really looking forward to this MOD


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post Oct 1 2007, 16:37
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Really great to see something else than US vs Russia über classic stuff !


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QUOTE(Raptor @ Sep 30 2007, 21:39) *
Yes we plan to make an angolan map. smile.gif




"Ebud has been hard at work on our "ANGOLA " island map and has sent a VISITOR screen shot of the Cuito Cuanavale area he is busy with."

More on http://armed-assault.net/bushwars/index.html
 
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Oh my GOD that looks fantastic! biggrin.gif


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post Oct 5 2007, 20:30
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hey guys great work. Ive noticed one thing with the alouette. When flying the instrument panels are half transparent, the instruements internal textures are still there but i can see terrain through them also. This however might be my graphics card playing up, but i thought id bring it to your intention just in case.


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post Oct 6 2007, 12:49
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Hmm. I couldn't see anything through them, just black/dark grey solid gauges. And the panel itself is solid. Do you have a screenshot?


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I am fixing the guages transparency issue. It's my fault, I forgot to add a material (.rvmat) file to the Instrument panel. In the next release v1.7 this will be fixed as well as other bugs reported by the community.
Thank you all for the input, that is why we release beta versions of our add-ons. To get community reports/comments and fix/perfect our add-ons before final release.


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Hello,
I'm the new member Zippo from the Bush Wars Conflict Mod.
I wanted to show my work of the AK47, and maybe one of you have things that I should change.


 
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post Oct 16 2007, 12:49
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well its looks good but maybe the colours are a bit bright?
 
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Like rymac said, the colours are far to bright, also, the stock looks a bit off, maybe you change the way it's mapped?
And I just noticed, shouldn't the magazine be black? I know some magazines are that colour, but it's a lot more common for them to be black (especially the ones used in south africa)

Also, it seems the tip of the barrel is the wrong shape for the '47, compare it to this picture: http://world.guns.ru/assault/akm.jpg


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Hi,
The Picture you showed me is an picture from an AKM. For the AK47 is the start of the barrel right.

I took now, another wood type, how it is now.


 
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Might wanna lower the magazine's brightness too.


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Also AKMs are much more common nowdays compared to the ooriginal.


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"Grrr" at everyone for not reporting this topic since we already have an existing (and now stickied) Bush Wars mod thread rolleyes.gif

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