1 of 2 < >

Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.

For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here:
2 of 2 < >

Forum Rules

  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

Global Rules
  • Forum moderators may or may not be Tripwire Interactive staff members, but either way, please respect them, as they are the authority of the forums. Speaking to them with intentional spite will not be tolerated and may result in the loss of your forum privileges.
  • Any decisions made by any member of staff or moderator are final and not subject to discussion. Doing so may result in a ban from the site. The owners of Tripwire Interactive Forums reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, as well as to remove access to the forums for any individuals with or without warning for breaches of the rules.
  • If you have a complaint regarding another user, PM the appropriate moderators, or if you have an administrative issue, [RO]schneidzekk.

General Behaviour
  • Use the search function before posting. Chances are your question has already been answered.
  • Use a title that describes the content of your post. Don't use all caps or special characters to draw attention either in the title or the body of the post.
  • Up to 10 emoticons are allowed in a post
  • Political discussions are prohibited.
  • Flaming - We do not tolerate abusive, malicious, personal attacks. You will be banned if you persist in this behavior.
  • Trolls - Anyone deliberately antagonizing other forum users by posting 'flame bait' type messages is not welcome. You will be banned (possibly without warning depending on the severity of the issue) if you persist in this behavior.
  • Personal insults (directed at anyone) will result in a ban. If the behavior is not corrected, it will be made more permanent.
  • Constructive criticism is welcome. However keep in mind we (and other forums goers) may not agree with you. If you can't keep the conversation civil, you will be removed from the forums.
  • The use of hyperbole, one liners, and images as part of a forum debate is likely to get you infracted. You have many ways to participate and be a constructive part of this community, even when you disagree.
  • To make the highlighted bits above 100% clear to everyone, the following WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:
    1. Personal attacks, insults, antagonism of any forum-goers, moderators or Tripwire Interactive staff.
    2. Name Shaming and Public "Witch Hunts" are also not allowed.
    3. Breaches of confidentiality and privacy of any sort.
    4. Any form of racism, bigotry or attacks on race, creed or color.
    5. Linking to posts on other forums related to ANY of the above, whether you are the originator or not, without exception.

  • There has been too much in the way of abhorrent personal behaviors in the past. These will cease. It doesn't matter who started it or who reacted to it - it will all result in moderator action. If you have to indulge your hatreds, for whatever reason, go do it elsewhere - and do not try and drag our forum-goers over to enjoy your hatreds.
  • We understand that people have strong feelings about our games, what we do for a living and how we respond (or don't) to comments on the forums. We all aren't going to agree about everything. So, BE CIVIL in your disagreements!

  • DO NOT Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or graphic files, or other materials ("Content") that is unlawful (including illegal drug usage), harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful or racially, ethnically, sexually or otherwise objectionable. This includes publicizing private information, such as individual's real names, IP addresses and anything else that might be used to identify them to the freakier members of the internet. This also means you may NOT publically share private communications (PM, email or anything else) without the original poster's permission.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any Content that contains a virus, Trojan horse or other mischievous Content.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation.
  • DO NOT link to posts on any other forums, or any other form of media, that breaches our rules. It will be treated just the same as if you had posted it here.
  • DO NOT Double Post, cross Post, "necro post" or restart closed threads.
  • DO NOT Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation.
  • DO NOT Upload or transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party.
  • DO NOT complain about being banned from a server and DO NOT complain about other players on servers - that is between you and the admin, no need to get the community involved.

Username, Avatar and Signature Rules
  • Multiple registrations result in a ban.
  • No offensive user names
  • Avatars:
    Avatars are disabled.
  • All signatures should not exceed the following size limits, you can have both text and images
  • - For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 100 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
  • - For images in signatures: 1 image up to 400 pixels wide, 150 pixels tall and 100kb in size plus 2 lines normal size text and up to 100 chars per line
Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
Offensive material
The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.

So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.

A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.

Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
See more
See less

Vietnam Walkabout 2017 (I Corps)

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • [RS] Vietnam Walkabout 2017 (I Corps)

    Last month (June) I visited Vietnam again, having been in 2015 for my own research trip, I really wanted to get back and see more. In 2015 I visited II, III, and IV Corps. This time I primarily stayed in I Corps to see a lot of the places I'd read about for years now and I was not let down. Out of all the areas of Vietnam I Corps probably retains most of the intact history from the French and Americans and hasn't been totally destroyed by expanding cities and towns. Highway 1 between Da Nang and Hue there are numerous French watchtowers and bunkers that were used to guard bridges and old French forts. You get a good idea of the French tactics against the Viet Minh - defend the roads and railway at all costs while the Viet Minh control the countryside. Unlike the Americans, the French didn't rely on Helicopters that much as it was still an early concept, roads were the primary method of transporting men and supplies and that's why there's a build up of towers and bunkers along the highways.

    Before I set off for Da Nang from Saigon, I took a little trip out into the ANZAC area of operations for some reference gathering, to get a real sense of the landscape. One thing that kinda surprised me was how hilly this area was; it's not extreme but it's not completely flat either as I originally thought. History here is very hard to find, an occasional sandbag but the Nui Dat Base Camp has been entirely removed and there's houses and roads built over the old airstrip and barrack areas. I did wander out into the rubber plantation and my guide showed me where the old strip used to be and we dug a little into the ground and found the asphalt. It was called the Luscombe Airfield. The only substantial relic of the camp was the New Zealand communication bunker and a rock that the troops painted their insignia on.

    Map of South Vietnam split into 4 Corps.

    III Corps


    I Corps

    Warning: loads of photos
    Last edited by PsychoPigeon; 07-25-2017, 09:16 AM.
    Overhaul Mod Steam Group - join to get playtimes:

  • #2
    Awesome read and photo's! The only thing i ever came close to Vietnam is my Vietnamese neighbors, the husband has experienced the war as a young kid, he is traumatized by it and still does not want to talk about it. They fled Vietnam 15 years ago because communism was becoming more and more apparent.
    [I]a.k.a Sgt. Veld [29thID][/I]
    [B][I]Proud RO player since mod v2.0[/I][/B]


    • #3
      Interesting read! I love Vietnam history, so many things to learn from and appreciate. But I am interested to know more about the war veterans. Do you have stories of war heroes and their experiences?


      • #4
        A few other pics I didn't post before:

        French outpost on the way down from Hai Van Pass

        Destroyed French bridge before you drive up through Hai Van Pass, you can see concrete bunkers are half way out of the water:

        Last Flight building in Saigon, you can pay a security guard to go up but I felt he was going to rip me off so didn't go:

        Last edited by PsychoPigeon; 02-03-2018, 09:14 PM.
        Overhaul Mod Steam Group - join to get playtimes:


        • #5
          Very interesting and useful set of reference photos!
          I see you were at the Presidental palace too, so was wondering if maybe you took a photo that shows the little art thingy on the balconies of the presidential palace?
          I can't seem to find a single photo of those balconies...( looking from front side there are 3 small and 3 bigger ones from the left and right side, brown colored, hope you know which I mean )
          I've set up a different material in my models UV for them, but since I couldn't find what they look like I just placed some brown material there...would love to have the true art from the building.


          • #6
            I didn't take too many pictures of the Palace I'm afraid, I was just trying to burn time before a flight and it wasn't on my radar as I never planned to make a map out of it. It didn't occur to me someone else would!

            Some pictures of the Cua Viet area, very white sand in Vietnam. This is whereabouts Ron Kovic who wrote Born on the Fourth of July fought.

            Cua Viet ingame from a map I'm working on
            Last edited by PsychoPigeon; 03-07-2018, 09:32 AM.
            Overhaul Mod Steam Group - join to get playtimes:


            • #7
              That's ok, will have to be without that art then hehe... The white sand area looks spot on!


              • #8
                I can't believe it's almost been 2 years! Looking at these pics makes me want to go back.
                Overhaul Mod Steam Group - join to get playtimes: