|Czech infantry moving under the careful watch of a Pandur II light armored vehicle.|
Because the LAV featured in ArmA 2 is a USMC vehicle without thermal sights, I took the Pandur II which has very thin armor but a great automatic cannon.
|The first setup. Close and hilly terrain. There is a village in the background and my infantry is moving in for a presence patrol.|
|The target acquisition system offers great magnification, but the foliage obscures most of the village.|
|I had to keep a good eye in the dismounts (shown here still a few meters in front of the village) and move the vehicle from our position to better fields of view. But still I had a very narrow sight of the terrain ahead due to the foliage.|
|Insurgents attacked us from the right flank. My Pandur II took an RPG but miraculously we didn't blow up. In this picture, I am firing towards an enemy that is elusive and makes well use of concealment.|
|The second setup: clear and open terrain. The dismounts (green romboids) are moving towards a group of houses some 800 meters ahead.|
|The dismounts (green romboid icons) clearing the houses. Note how the Czech troops are "colder" (i.e. less white) than the insurgent dead in the roof of that distant building. Hmmm ...|