Cooperative missions for DCS rotorheads
Close Air Support
Troops and Logistics
Cooperative missions for DCS rotorheads
Reconnaissance
Search and Rescue
Cooperative missions for DCS rotorheads
Land, Urban, Mountain and Sea Operations
Anti tank, convoy escort, spec ops

Combined Arms

Combined Arms

DCS Combined Arms gives you control of ground forces during the battle. Use the strategic Command Map to move ground forces, set artillery fire missions, and control the ground battle. Assume the role of a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and designate targets for close air support aircraft, or directly control an armor vehicles or air defense weapons and engage enemy forces. 

 A new function that Combined Arms introduces is the ability to set ground command roles and the number of players that can take each role (for multiplayer). Roles include:

  • Ground Commanders that control all types of friendly ground forces.
  • JTACs that provide unique features to designate ground targets for close air support.
  • Game Masters that see and control all units from both sides.
  • Observers that can view all of the action, but not direct any units.
  • Mission designers can choose which of these roles to include in a mission and how many multiplayer slots for each one.

In addition to the ground command roles, players can also direct ground forces from the cockpit of their DCS aircraft.

For those that want to participate in the ground battles from a 1st person point of view, players can select most friendly ground units (most armor and visually guided air defense systems) from the Command Map, press the Command Unit button, and occupy that unit in the 3D world. Tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, anti-aircraft artillery, and short-range SAMs can all be controlled. Many vehicles have multiple types of weapons like machine guns, main tank guns, and anti-tank guided missiles; all of which can be controlled.

Although not related to Black Shark's Den core activity of flying helicopters, it is an immense fun to have someone willing to play the role of either JTAC/FAC during a CAS mission or to jump in enemy anti aircraft vehicle and fight human vs human. As a result, it is not mandatory to ave this module to fly with us, but there is often pretty good discounts on this module that makes it the cheapest of all.

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