Fireteam Bro (all 5 of us together: “Dizzy,” “Jester,” “Jetlag,” “Loops,” and me) on an afternoon patrol from team Op-For’s HQ to FOB 3 during Operation Iceback in Golden, BC.
Though relatively uneventful, this is the substance of what my idea of Mil-Sim is; I’m already looking forward to the next event that I get to play that offers me the same simulation aspect that I so enjoy.
I captured the last few drops of rain that I got to see on Saturday, August 24th during my time on the field. Throughout the morning, we had been rained on on and off at FOB 3 with no overhead cover to hide under (this is the main reason why I did not continue to use my PTW as planned throughout the day).
View from my Contour planted on a berm at FOB 3. This is the panoramic view we got to look at from FOB 3 for most of the day – beautiful British Columbia.
From talking with “Loops” during the car ride home (I wish I had recorded some of our conversation then), I know he too shares the same yearning for a Military Simulation game as a more realistic simulation. After all, this is the closest we really ever will be to really being in the military. No constant and glorious Hollywood-style direct action missions, but rather mostly just following orders and doing boring patrols. Unfortunately, these run-and-gun action-movie-style scenarios are what most “Mil-Sim” games currently offer in Canada… here’s to hoping that something more to my liking is offered soon.