Date: November 12th, 1965 From: Gen. William C. Westmoreland, Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (COMUSMACV)
To: AEF 2nd Cavalry Effective from the date of these orders, the 2nd Cavalry division of the AEF is deploying to the Vietnam area of operations for a tour of duty.
This tasking will put into use the new military doctrine of Airborne Cavalry and is intended to assist in the securing of enemy territory from the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong guerilla forces within Vietnam. It is expected that the division will also be seconded to the Brown Water Navy for riverine operations as required.
The first operation of this tour will commence at 9am AEDST (8am AEST) and will be of 12 hours in duration. This mission will entail pushing into heavily defended enemy territory and holding that location for a minimum of 12 hours to enable additional forces to move up and secure the area. UH-1 Hueys and 105mm Howitzers will be available for supply and artillery support throughout the allotted mission time.
This operation will mark the beginning of the Vietnam tour of duty for 2nd Cavalry. As always, any other members of the AEF or the general public is welcome to join this operation on the 12th of November or for our regular Friday night missions.
The next installment of the Battlefield franchise is almost upon us, with the release of Battlefield 1.
EXPERIENCE A WHOLE NEW KIND OF WAR
In Battlefield 1, discover a world where mounted cavalries, tanks and biplanes collide, and war will never be the same. Check out new weapons, unique vehicles, a never-before-seen game mode. Set in the period of the Great War, WW1 where new technology and worldwide conflict changed the face of warfare forever. Take part in every battle, control every massive vehicle, and execute every maneuver that turns an entire fight around. The whole world is at war - see what lies beyond the trenches.
CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS IN LOCATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD
Discover every part of a global conflict from shore to shore – fight in besieged French cities, great open spaces in the Italian Alps, or vast Arabian deserts. Fully destructible environments and ever-changing weather create landscapes that change moment to moment; whether you’re tearing apart fortifications with gunfire or blasting craters in the earth, no battle is ever the same. GAME-CHANGING VEHICLES
Turn the tide of battle in your favor with vehicles both large and larger, from tanks and biplanes to gigantic Behemoths, unique and massive vehicles that will be critical in times of crisis. Rain fire from the sky in a gargantuan Airship, tear through the world in the Armored Train, or bombard the land from the sea in the Dreadnought.
The game is due to be released on 21st October 2016, or 18th October if you buy the deluxe edition.
If your interested in playing, feel free to join AEF members in the Public Battlefield 1 Teamspeak channel on release day. If you are looking for a more of a competitive experience with organised matches and ladders, watch this space for updates on an AEF Battlefield 1 Team.
Two editions can be purchased directly through Origin: > HERE <
Standard Edition: $89.99
Deluxe Edition: $109.99 Which includes
Are you looking for a new long term social game? A game where you can be a Builder, Explorer, Farmer, Designer, Miner and much more? All wrapped up with a plethora of Dinosaurs, from the timid Dodo to the mighty Titanosaurs?
Well look no further, Ark: Survival Evolved may be what you are looking for.
Ark: Survival Evolved is an action-adventure survival game set in a fictional environment that includes Redwood Forests, Sandy Beaches, Volcano ridden landscapes, Frozen tundras, Underground caves and Open Oceans for players to explore. To survive, players must establish a home, learn fire, make weapons to defend and hunt, as well additional activities, such as taming and feeding dinosaurs. The game's primary map, known as the "Ark", is approximately 48 square kilometres in size; there is approximately 36 square kilometers of land mass, with 12 square kilometres of ocean. As the game is still in early access, monthly content updates are being released which include Game play mechanics, Dinosaurs, Items, Weapons and Locations.
At present, there are approximately sixty types of dinosaurs in the game which can be tamed. Once a dinosaur is tamed, players have access to the dinosaur's abilities, such as flight or fast underwater movement, as well as its statistics, such as speed, health and damage The game also features various other species, such as the dodo, sabre-toothed cat, woolly mammoth, Meganeura, and Titanomyrma. Every creature in the game has living ecosystems and predator hierarchies.
AEF members currently host a social PvE server that anyone is welcome to join with no burden to joining a "Tribe". Currently there are two tribes, and a number of independent players on our server. Simply filter AEF in the search field and come join the fun. For more information, Jump into out TS lounge and speak to anyone in there for assistance.
Our Server is currently running two mods which are automatically installed when you join the server.
The Centre which is a map that started life as a mod, but with its success was embraced by the Devs and added as a free DLC. The second mod is Ark Steampunk which adds two new tech trees, Copper and Steam, Game Mechanics and Visual Enhancements.
For More information contact:
It’s that time again were I pass the hat around to all our members for donations to keep this establishment running. As you can all understand, the services we provide to our members and the public, come at a cost. There are a number of generous people who have setup regular contributions and we thank them for their support. Also others who have made ‘one off’ contributions. But unfortunately the ‘coal in the bunker’ is running low and the lights are dimming.
So we are asking once again for donations, no matter what amount, to keep the lights on, a fire in the hearth and a place we can all call home, our gaming home.
Be assured of the most important part in this process:
Every dollar donated to the AEF will be spent on the AEF.
All donations go into a separate paypal account that is strictly used to cover required running costs.
Those who Donate will be acknowledged on our website but the amount donated will not be posted. After donating, leave a comment in the paypal that has your AEF name. Everyone who donates will have a "Donator" Badge below their name in the forums and on their profile.
Again, we appreciate every dollar that you guys are able to help with. No donation is too small. So thank you, we appreciate your continued support.
If you have any ideas for new features or changes to the website, please voice them in our Suggestions/Requests forum.
Congratulations! to.. AEF Etchasketch in taking out the first of our 3 AEF DiRT Rally Championships for 2016 run by the AEF Racing Team.
This very testing (some say evil) championship battle for all drivers was contested across a massive 12 locations over 6 countries totalling 144 stages,
competing in 2 series using 60's & 70's class of vehicles in every condition imaginable over aprx 3 months.
Etch's championship win was never easy for him though, as it was closely fought out throughout the whole championship with a see-soaring leaders points battle
to be in good stead for the final run home.. and amazingly, with it only coming down to the last few countries of events in the championship that he was able
to secure his 1st place over our other podium finishers...
AEF Nova in 2nd ..and.. AEF Kaiza in 3rd.
Well done guy's and to all that competed in this "white knuckle driving" form of sim racing known as.. DiRT RALLY!
The next "AEF DiRT Rally Championship#2" featuring 80's and Group B 4WD classes
gets underway this FRIDAY the 27/5/16 at 900hrs AEST.
More info on our AEF DR: Championships and activities can be found > HERE.
Spoiler: AEF-DiRT RALLY in Brief...
. About AEF DiRT Rally
Catering for the rally enthusiasts that like to get sideways and dirty the AEF|RT has you covered, especially if your schedule hinders
you from being able to compete in regular time spots or days in any of the other AEF|RT's Championships or AEF Team activities.
With DiRT Rally's competition structure you will be able to compete anytime within a 7 day period to post a time for an event that awards
points that accrue towards your AEF|RT Championship standings of it's multiple seasons of events, vehicle classes and stages.
Example:To complete 1 event (12 stages) within it's 1 week time period, it takes a total of aprx 1hr 12mins of actual driving time in a slow car.
A driver also has the ability to "Save and Exit" at aprx. every 3rd or 4th stage in "Service Areas" within that event for those that may have a limited session time or interruptions.
So,.. do you go slow and easy, not risking damage or an accident, or pedal to the metal in a white knuckle ride to crush the opposition?
Damage from one stage will carry over to the next stage in an event and opportunity for repair may not be at the end of that current stage.
In fact, a bad decision can see you DNF from a stage along with any points!.. Ice, snow, gravel, mud and water guarantees to test your driving mettle.
. AEF|RT also hold a Public "AEF Speed League" running along side it's "Members Championships" for those that like to hotlap and compare
times or for a less hardcore but still fun racing experience. .
JOIN the "AEF Racing Team" TODAY! to take part in many of our exciting Sim Racing Championships by clicking on the team roundel below.