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Luke_z_Brna posted a topic in ARMA 3 - ADDONS & MODS: DISCUSSIONGERESHK OUTSKIRTS Authors: Me, Myself and I About Gereshk: Gereshk, is a town in Grishk District in Helmand province on the Helmand River in Afghanistan, some 120 km (75 mi) northwest of Kandahar, at 817 metres (2,680 ft) altitude. Upstream lies the Kajaki Dam which diverts water to the Boghra Irrigation Canal, an essential infrastructure for the region's crops. Gereshk Dam is also nearby. Gereshk was originally built around a fort on the east bank of the river but was later rebuilt on the west. Gereshk has a population of about 48,546 and has a hospital and a school of engineering which was built back in 1957. Grishk is located on the important transport route known as Highway 1, which was built during the time of the Soviet–Afghan War. This route links Farah Province in the west and to Kandahar Province in the east. As part of Operation Moshtarak the British Army and Afghan workers are constructing Route Trident, a road that will eventually connect Gereshk with the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah. Gereshk is also the southern terminus of Route 611. The area is irrigated by the Helmand and Arghandab Valley Authority. Why Gereshk? I chose Gereshk because i have plenty of photos from there in 2008/2009, also because my father was there together with the Czech, Danish, American and British contingent. All were dislocated in FOB PRICE. Over time, the base grew to MOB PRICE (Main Operating Base), and with the withdrawal of most of the contingents, the base was transferred to the hands of the Afghan National Army. The town of Gereshk is close to the Camp Bastion/Camp Shorabak (that time the biggest UK's base in the overseas), so the base that was near the town served as temporary stop for convoys and patrols heading through the Helmand valley/Green zone to Kandahar or other nearby bases and outposts. What you can look forward to? I hope that my skills are enough on the high level that i will be able to present you and give you another of a lot of great maps. BUT what will be different? The main difference between other terrains and maps and Gereshk will be sense for detail and real-looking bases as like as it is in real life. There will be some more outposts/checkpoints near the Highway 1. The infrastucture in the town like hospital, school, market, provincial authorities offices, police station, streets with houses, streetlamps, voltage poles etc. and fields with farms and villages. Imagine everything what belongs to this part of the world. Btw I already made a FOB Price base template and its already in the Armaverse, but the new base will be partly different because in recent time i know how to do a few things better and smarter then in the past. Estimate time of release? Who knows...maybe in half a year, maybe in one year, maybe in two years. We will see how the work on this project will go and if there will be any major problems. Thank you guys for patience and your trust!
FOB PRICE Story: In March 2008 czech contingent with my father went to Afghanistan to help other states here in the most dangerous part of the world to fight against Taliban fighters. For the time spent at FOB Price My dad took some photos that I would like to share with you. History: The base used to be occupied by both British and Danish troops; however, on 22 July 2013 the Danes left, having used FOB/MOB Price since 2007, so now the base is used by mainly the British under Operation Herrick (OP H). Despite the drawdown of British troops this base has been expanded by 21 Engineer Regiment during November 2012. Description: As you can see from the title will be a FOB Price southeast of Gereshk. I will draw from photos in 2008 that got out of Afghanistan. I hope that next year i will make a map around the Gereshk town and paste there FOB Price like static base. I built some buildings in Gereshk like hospital, police station and few afghan ouposts along the main road. In FOB Price will be about 800 metres long runway with two ramps for C17 and C130. Know issue: Red containers will be repaint its just basic layout of them for me. Pictures from A3 and from reality: !NEED HELP WITH TEXTURE ON WATCHTOWER. PLEASE IF YOU WANT TO HELP ME SEND ME PM! Donbass