Civilians on crete perhaps? -1 reply

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angrygod

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#1 10 years ago

during crete the british formed little town militias to help fend off the germans. Upon selecting units it would be cool to have like a 1 in 5(?) chance of selecting a unit with a civilian type skin with some basic weapons (ww1 riffles). Seeing that they have vickors and lethal thompsons a civ character thrown in the mix will add to the cool scenerio feel.




Wasserfaller

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#2 10 years ago
angrygod;4141454during crete the british formed little town militias to help fend off the germans. Upon selecting units it would be cool to have like a 1 in 5(?) chance of selecting a unit with a civilian type skin with some basic weapons (ww1 riffles). Seeing that they have vickors and lethal thompsons a civ character thrown in the mix will add to the cool scenerio feel.

randomization code is not in Bf2, unfortunately. However, a greek civilian pickup kit would be awesome.




Mr_Cheese

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#3 10 years ago

I think the term you are looking for is partisans.




A_tree

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#4 10 years ago

I thought civilian resistance during the battle was mostly spontaneous. I know there was defiantly British involvement with the resistance after the fighting was over, but I think involvement with the civilians before, and during, the battle was limited to just giving them a few rifles. But yeah, a civilian player model and class would be cool, especially when we get the actual para-drop map.




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#5 10 years ago

Spinalonga!

(admittedly not much of a fight was to be had at this island fortress because of it's standing as a leper colony, but it would make an awesome map)




angrygod

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#6 10 years ago

there was a british soldier who was a archeologist/general(?) who helped form pocket resistences. Good story but not much is said of it because the germans eventualy whipped everyone out.




Mr_Cheese

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#7 10 years ago

There was a very strong resistance movement on Crete which a handful of British officers and men helped organise. They even managed to capture a German general (von Kreiper) and escort him as a prisoner across the mountains to the south coast where they were picked up by submarine. There was a heavy price paid for the resistance though as reprisals included the killing of whole villages.




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#8 10 years ago
angrygod;4142781there was a british soldier who was a archeologist/general(?) who helped form pocket resistences. Good story but not much is said of it because the germans eventualy whipped everyone out.

Oh yeah. I assume your referring to John Pendlebury. I think the story goes that whilst he was fighting with the civilians on Crete he was wounded, and when the Germans got to him, they shot him.