Greetings, and welcome to my ArmA2 "Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures" Guide. I'd like to take a few minutes to talk about this guide, how it came to be, what's different between it and my prior guide for ArmA1, as well as all sorts of other preamble topics. Please bear with me for a bit - I believe that there are some important things to convey before we dive into the heart of the guide.
First, let's talk about the intent behind this guide. This Arma2 "Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Guide" - henceforth known as "TTP2" - was created with the intention of following up on the success that my previous ArmA1 guide brought to my gaming group, Shack Tactical. Having a well-established doctrinal reference for how we conducted ourselves as a group was a major factor in our gaming enjoyment for over two years of playing ArmA1 (and our OFP1 guide, before that, showed similar success for us). It gave us a common, group-wide understanding of various aspects of how to play, allowed us to easily integrate new players, and generally made things run more smoothly and enjoyably for all involved. That's ultimately why I wrote it, and that is again what drove me to update it to what you see here.
Now, as to what inspires me to make it available to everyone, utterly free of charge - that deserves explanation. I am a strong believer in this style of gaming, and I also very strongly believe that this sort of information should be disseminated as widely as possible in the interest of helping everyone, without bias or restriction, to have a more enjoyable time while playing games like ArmA2, and not locked away in a private forum where few can read it. Even when I offered a print version of this guide for A1, I always kept the free version available. I have no intention of changing that here.
This guide is available for all who have the time to read it - I offer it up warmly, and hope that everyone can take something from it in some capacity. A strong community benefits us all, and if this guide helps facilitate that in any capacity, I will consider it to be a great success.
To those of you reading this - if you like it, I would encourage you to spread the word to anyone else that might benefit from it. Word-of-mouth has always been my favored means of promotion, and anyone is welcome to participate.
Note that this guide is not "the only way to do it". It is, however, the way that we (ShackTac) do things, and it works exceptionally well for us. Hopefully you can find a use for these TTPs in your gaming as well.