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  1. The BattleGroup in 2016


    First off, I would like to thank you all for your commitment to our community in the last year and a half that the BattleGroup has been running. Thank you to our amazing members who contribute personal unpaid time, wishing only to see the enjoyment of their fellow members. Thank you to the ExpBG community that has broken all records in 2015, with over 30 active members and our first Joint-Op with another community - this alone is a big achievement.


    Moving on in 2016, the BattleGroup will continue pushing to improve and expand our unit. To grow our community, we want to continue with the right members and the right attitudes. Your help is appreciated here, be that with prompt sign-ups, regular attendance, professional behaviour during ops, or just bringing in new blood. If you are no longer keen on remaining within our community, please talk to your 2IC.


    What's new in 2016?


    New Campaign features:


    • Persistent, non-linear campaign progression with mlitiple factions and story lines
    • Commanders decide how, when and what objectives to tackle
    • Our actions now impact overall civilian attitude, affect high level enemy strategy
    • Introducing story-line characters and HVTs, all with own bios
    • Campaign Documentation, with map and profiles on all factions and HVTs:
    • https://docs.google.com/document/d/18-cEi3-KLgBTvcklaQp-t4pPsxWsmJpOAeDuE_TgAVA/edit
    • Database integration, to save vital mission stats, enemy movements, objective progression etc
    • New campaign budget, for purchasing vehicles, weapons, satellite intel, insert options etc
    • Updated catalogue for purchasing assets/services
    • Bounties on HVTs for reward to budget, changes whether captured or killed
    • Intelligent conversations with civilians, change based on situation
    • Mulitple insert options (Boats, Air, Halo and ground vehicles)
    • Introducing a new enemy occupation system, dynamically populating the map with enemies, civs and friendlies
    • Revamped Rally Point System, featuring deployable Medical Facility
    • Commander controlled HALO insert
    • FAC controlled Air Transport/Medevac
    • Expanded personal Locker system
    • HD Campaign map, will update as situation does, http://dev.theexpeditionarybattlegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/Panthera_HD_MAP.jpg
    • Browsable Campaign map, (similar to Google Maps)
    • HD Campaign trailer: https://youtu.be/Qiy-ziu6kuU
    Platoon improvements:


    • Our own ExpBG Units mod: preconfigured and Editor-placeable, HQ + 3 Sections, MG, Sniper, pilot support teams
    • Our own ExpBG Factions mod: a massive variation of civilians, enemy groups and friendly factions to fight or work alongside
    • Our own ExpBG Music mod: Introducing more ambient music whilst reducing mission size
    • Revamped uniform patches for each Section, green, black, red, blue and gold
    • New weapons (eg L129), updated loadouts and equipment for the campaign and ITC
    • New roles: Platoon CTM, Emergency First Responder, Pointman, Sapper, Engineer, Marksman
    • Training courses with re-branded documentation, to qualify members in these, plus NCO training
    • Upgraded ITC base to support the above
    Infrastructure improvements:


    • A new website, redesigned and rebuilt: http://www.theexpeditionarybattlegroup.com
    • Optimised dev process-flow, github code management
    • Faster ArmaSync repo servers
    • Revamped ArmaSync repo structure to optimise mod releases and induction of new members
    • Updated documentation for ArmaSync setup and repo upgrade
    • Reduction in size of mandatory core modset by over 2GB
    • New mods introduced, fully tested for function and compatibility
    And finally...


    • Relaunch of consistent Friday Open Ops, with high attendance
    • Continued running ITC 1, 2 among other training
    • Continued Recruitment - let's get that 3rd Section!
    A massive thank you to everyone, especially those I may have missed in any way.


    See you soon!

    Don Meehan, The Expeditionary Battlegroup

  2. Expeditionary BattleGroup Recruitment Day



    If you guys wish to join an organised mil-sim community with custom ops every week, be part of a growing professional community, built around well trained and disciplined OP's, Well today is your opportunity to become a part of that.


    We have very hard working members that put a lot of time and effort into what we do so we don't just want to take what we can get, We are looking for community members people willing to put in work to get a great mission or community back out our editing team work above and beyond to provide a great level of detail into our mission and we like to show that i will post a link to one of our mission brief's hat is prepared each week



    we needs committed member who want to be apart of something bigger then just been here done that, If it sounds like you somewhat interested but unsure please do your research and check us out, I am not saying we are perfect but me sure as hell make the effort  


    We will be running an open OP this Wednesday please find the steam group that has all the details of where to go in the event tab.


    Bit of brief details


    • Running for aprox 1 and a half years 
    • British style of weapons training tactics
    • Run weekly Saturdays OP 1830 GMT
    • have dedicated servers as well as TS
    • A community that plays other games outside of Arma (but if you don't Arma don't come ;) )  
    • Real British army training on out training team so real tatitcs changed to suit arma 
    • infantry soldier missions (We do other but have set campaigns with story lines)


    We are an infantry rifleman based group so no thank you pilots and lone snipers we work as a tight unit where every member is a respected and trained to a high standard, I could talk here all day but why not come and see for yourself.


    Filter: Expeditionary Battlegroup 

    TS - ts.theexpeditionarybattlegroup.com:19987

    or remote connect to server I.P: 


    Please feel free to add me on steam for any further questions 




    Expeditionary BattleGroup


    "Experentia Docet"


  3. It really depends what it is you are looking for, There is such a virarity these days the real hard thing is sorting the guys who think shouting at guys and coming up with crazy ideas for missions is really what Milsim's about.

    You can pritty much find something that specializes in what you are looking for i think the administration and the community of that group really depends on what they can offer you, Anyone can start a group but many fail there first month and believe because they have 20 guys on there steam group they have reason to begin self promotions, When really they have less to show for themselves than the hours they spent finding there rank icons for TS.

    Get an idea of what you want do some research you honestly wont be able to tell until really joining and giving it a go anyone can give you a good speech and anyone can pay for a fancy website but honestly you want that community of people working together to make something beyond a game of just self wannabes in for themselves. You will quickly learn the type of guys who sacrifice there own time and fun so others can have an amazing experience.

    All in all good luck finding something that suit's you.

  4. Don't know if you have already found what you are looking for

    A short overview on us

    GMT Timezone

    British themed


    If you want to know more please pop by our website and have a look around some Videos on there witch will give you an idea of how we oparate.


    cant post links yet so you will have to at the . com