Latest file I MYSELF have worked one (others have newer versions, you know who you are): (october 23rd, 2014) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/9oyi8nksz2er4wn/emp_echelon.rar?dl=0 I have decided on my next map, but it will be a massive undertaking. In fact, too much for me alone. So before i start working on it, i'd like to know if there are mappers here who'd like to help out. I'd insist on doing the displacements myself, and i can do most of the entity work as well, but i would prefer someone else creating the brushwork. This would mean the part of the map that's "emp_escort" styled, plus the base walls and gate and the beach bunkers etc. Also i might need someone to make a partical effect for a massive EMP explosion, but if i can't find volunteers i'm not abandoning the map for it. So emp_echelon: Quick summary: (detailed information at the bottom for interested people) NF have to land on BE controlled coast, conquer the beach (with access to vehicles) and fight upwards to the BE base. They have to fight their way into the heart of the base and copy important information (by capturing BE's last flag). While this is copying a timer starts. NF also power down the BE base AA guns allowing NF reinforcements by air (just a message saying it happened, no player action required). Because BE lost the base, they have no spawns. NF has all the spawns. At this point BE's own reinforcements arrive over sea as well, destroying the NF transportships (the original NF spawn) while long range artillery obliterates everything on the beach and the road up to the base. Their own transportships become BE's new (and only) spawn while NF will have lost all their spawns (and players and vehicles) outside the base walls to the artillery. NF then have to hold off BE (who this time have access to vehicles) untill the timer reaches zero and they can escape by air with all the important data. The timer will be 60% of the time NF needed to capture the BE base (playtesting should find a more correct percentage) because: - NF can only spawn in the base when this phase starts - No more gates to destroy However BE will only have medium tanks A quick test setup i made in hammer to get an idea about the map's layout: And to have an idea about the height: Here follows a much more detailed explanation for the people still interested: PART 1: NF ASSAULT - NF land at the beach. Predefined vehicles can be bought by NF on the landing ships. BE doesn't have vehicles. - BE have spawns in the base, the cliffside, bottom of the cliff and even one on the beach - NF have to fight through lines of defenses and capture point after point to get to the bottom of the cliff - NF then have to battle upwards. On some places the cliff will overhang to protect against BE defenders shooting down. Also on some places there will be rock formations at the edge of the cliff, NF engineers can place (preplaced) ropes there so people can climb up instead of following the much longer road (the rocks will cover infantry who just climbed up). If BE happen to retake control of such an area, they can unbuild the ropes and anyone on them will (hopefully) fall down. When NF captures the cliff spawn they'll be able to buy vehicles there as well - Once at the top NF engineers or vehicles will have to destroy the base gates (1 main gate and 2 infantry passages) to get into the base. - From here on they'll have to fight all the way to BE's last spawn. - NF then have to copy the data (by capturing the last BE spawn). The building will become NF's newest spawn while BE loses their last spawn. PART 2: BE ASSAULT - The download takes a long time. NF disable the base AA guns so air evac is available for when the download is complete. - BE sea reinforcements arrive however, and destroy the NF transportships while BE artilly destroys everything outside the BE base. This includes all players and all NF vehicles outside the base and even the bunkers outside. A massive EMP missile triggered to go off while flying over the base will disable all NF stuff that isn't inside the EMP-shielded BE buildings (so all NF vehicles go bye bye in the base as well). If NF destroyed the main gate during their assault, it will of course still be destroyed as well. - NF now only has infantry reinforcements by air: the two base spawns, while this time BE have a beach spawn and acces to vehicles. Only mediums though, no heavies, and less income rate - BE have to retake the base before the timer ends (before NF extracted all the information) Overview: Phase 1: Phase 2: Update 1: From D.D.D. Destroyer: BE Briefing: Aerial scouts have reported a fleet of old Jekotian warships heading towards the Echelon Research and Development Plant located on a small, isolated island. A distress signal has been sent out immediately to bring in reinforcements, and while our Temptresses can arrive in time to support the anti-aircraft defenses, Imperial ships will arrive too late to stop the beachhead. The garrison must hold off any soldiers and vehicles that will inevitably spill out of the frigates, as Echelon stores research data critical to the war efforts. Defend the facility until the assault ends. If the defences are overpowered, any survivors are to reconvene with the reinforcement fleet and take back the base before the rebels manage to secure the data. NF Briefing: After much careful planning, the command has decided to send out a fleet to seize control of the Echelon facility. We do know that there is something of extreme value inside - be it data, experiments, or some prototype weaponry. However, our lookouts have spotted enemy aircraft way in the distance, so expect a hearty welcome. The entire island is heavily fortified, and the only way in is through the front gates - do not expect this to be easy. Your goal is to secure the facility and hold it until it is picked clean of anything that might be valuable to our cause. Remember that there is a Brenodi fleet heading towards the island, its goal to aid the defenders. Update 2: Modelling: 1) Misfire First defensive line: Can be anything that could be used to stop vehicles https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/First defensive line.jpg 2) Misfire Second defensive line: Can be anything that could be used to stop vehicles as long as it's different from defensive line 1 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/Second defensive line .jpg 3) Flasche Landing ships: could be made out of brushwork as well I suppose, more info in the image https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/Landing ships.jpg 4) Misfire IF modellers are bored: Massive AA guns and battleship raping cannons, which I could place on and inside the mountaincliff. Brushwork: 1) Silk Beach bunkers: any shape you can come up with as long as I can use displacements to create cover for people runnning from and to the bunkers https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/Beach bunkers.jpg 2) Silk Beach wall and bunkers: All info in the image https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/Beach wall and bunkers.jpg 3) Silk Area 2 thingy: can be anything concrete building style, perhaps some sort of warehouses or whatever, more info in the image https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/Area 2 thingy.jpg 4) Silk Towerbunker 1: All info in the image https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/Cliff towerbunker 1.jpg 5) Silk Towerbunker 2: All info in the image https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/Cliff towerbunker 2.jpg 6) Silk Vehicle tunnel: all info in the image https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/Vehicle tunnel.jpg 7) Silk Cliff bunkers: all info in the image https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/Cliff bunkers.jpg 8) Freaknovich Main base: all info in the image https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234836/mapping/emp_echelon/Todolist/Main base.jpg Entity professionals required !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!