Just your local nerd with too much time on his hands...
Yup. Sums it up.
Wow you read this. You have less of a life than I do.
Also, Opposing Force shows us that after the HECU pulled out, what forces showed up next were anything BUT conventional ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
I'd like something like that, but the amount of time that it'd take to create something like that would take a long while. Plus, Imperial Guardsman is still learning how to map himself. Maybe in the future.
I've thought about something like that. I remember a mod back when HL-Improvement was active that had something exactly like that.
Oh yeah. An Operation as big as the Black Mesa incident would definitely have a lot more military involvement than the HECU and (argueably) the Black Operators (who I still believe are some CIA-Paramilitary SOG unit which do exist in real life). But because of the secrecy, the regular Army and National Guardsmen wouldn't be mobilized in the facility itself. They'd, like you said, be tasked with blocking off roads and establishing a comms black out. But like the HECU, wouldn't be told the whole truth of what their mission is.
The reason the HECU were the selected SOCOM element to go in was due to already being conveniently stationed right next to it, and because they were established to fight in that environment. The government wouldn't try to bite the bullet in time trying to assemble other units like DEVGRU or Delta Force who's headquarters are on the otherside of the states. Rangers would be arguable, but the HECU were the primary shock troops.
Another reason for them is because they're already an SOCOM element consisting of veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (assuming this takes place after 2003), and are already used to doing classified operations. The government could count on them keeping their mouths closed after the mission was over. But of course the survivors would be strictly monitored.
The closest to conventional military would be the Air Force, Army, and Marine air assets flying around. Kirtland and Canon Air Force Bases do have a Special Operations Air element, which explains the V-22s. USAF JTAC Operators would also likely be embedded with the HECU, but those guys operate behind the scenes, blending into the terrain too far away for Freeman to face off. Then you also have the Army Mech units, giving the Marines a lift. One could argue that those are meant to be LAVs, because the USMC doesn't operate the Bradley. I believe and Army Mech unit is attached to Santego as a means for the HECU Marines to have ground support. I mean, why spend money creating a LAV unit when the Marines could just piggyback from the Army? It's done in real life. Lord knows how many times I myself have road in Army, Navy, and Air Force equipment.
The regular armed forces are just regular people. People like you and I. They would NOT be ok with the order to kill civilians, let alone American Civilians. They would no way keep the word of an alien invasion a secret. By sending them in during the incident is just asking for the incident to be leaked to the public.
But AFTER the incident once the facility is nuked and the portal storms start to come in full force would the rest of the military element be fully mobilized in the area. It's arguable that Barney and Rosenburg were picked up and detained by the National Guard units. Because lets be real here. With the facility under heavy lockdown, WITH troops guarding and manning the roads, WITH air assets such as gunships, UAVs, and live satellite image, there's no way Barney could have gotten far.
TL:DR - Regular military forces, save for the aircraft like the USAF, USMC jets and Army helos, aren't going to make a appearance. However, the Black Operators do appear in this revisioned mod.
Sorry for the rant. I just like discussion military tactics and operations.
It's a beta. Things have been changed since this was uploaded. Not much in terms of models, but the maps are still the basic Half-Life.
Funfact is I uploaded this in cased I died in combat or other circumstances in hopes of either Sharpe or someone else finishing it. Well I'm here now and and Kleiner puts it, Made major strides since then... major strides...
What if I told you the maps folder isn't mandatory?
The grunt is a Marine
The jet belongs to the Air Force
Alrighty. I'll PM you
Tell me at what point did I ever claim 100% ownership of any of the models?
It's been removed.
I hacked on the helmets that were used in BMS. Everything else is just a reskin
sure, you can inbox it to me.
I can add a new animation. I was just thinking the same thing.
Coming right up.
I loved that skin. It was pretty much the best one I've seen so far.
I wouldn't say I've "made" them. More like added onto Romka's existing model that was released a while ago.
I use 3d Milkshape to do it all. Additionally Photoshop and Paint.net
Y U NO SHARE
all jokes aside,seems like a nice pack. Though some weapons seem to not fit the timelines other weapons were used. Namely the Thompson.
read the news people. stuff is going to change!
Well.. my mod's been deleted without any warning or even a notification as to why...
Nice moderation skills here.
And here I thought the Internet Police didn't legitimately exist...
I'm sorry... I'll delete the apache that I've spent countless hours on to break it apart and rebuild it to be able to run on the vanilla Apache's animation and use another one JUST for you.
It's funny that you go waving that finger of yours around acting like I said I've personally created (I.E. built the polys, made the UV maps, etc) these models and go around bragging about it. If I've done such a thing, point that out for me, will ya? The only thing I've done really was hexing/skinning and rerigging **** into the HL Skeleton and animations compatible with it..
And as I've said before, that apache model has been rigged from MoH. Read the descriptions much bro? Did I ever say "Hey guys! I've created this apache! Nope! It's not from Medal of Honor! Just similar!"
Honestly, if you have a problem with the pack, simply don't download it. I'm not going to stop doing what I'm doing just because one person doesn't agree with my methods.
Welcome to Moddb!
New here? Alternate account?
Welcome to the community who usually has to work together with other members, asking for permission and/or crediting them for using their stuff. Create an entirely new custom content from scratch? Well ****, if that were the case, this project would've taken even longer than it already did.
Half-Life HD projects suchs as this usually almost always recycle the same content that was created by the users before them, usually reskining them whilst crediting the original author. You want something new created entirely from scratch? Go play Cry of Fear (Good mod btw). Otherwise, you'll be disappointed when it comes to something entirely new in the mod.
The description said it's been rigged...
Science: It's not about asking why. It's about asking "Why the hell not?"
I'm doing them all. Description, bro.