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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 3/8/2017 10:44:16 AM   
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And if you want to know how the Army does it: APP-6a

http://www.mapsymbs.com/APP-6ADRDCValcartierEdition121(Mod).pdf

or more simply

www.military.com/ResourcesSubmittedFiles/Military_Symbols_Guide.pdf


Something that has always bugged me - the Army uses the symbol for a Forward observation officer as a triangle with a dot (representing a cannon ball believe it or not) in the middle. Since those are the guys often calling in airstrikes, you wold think someone would work out any friction.

The Airforce symbol for a target ----- a triangle with a dot in the middle of it (to represent the DMPI I believe).

No chance for mix up there!

I cannot find a standard set of Air Force Tactical Data symbols though... Probably no looking in the right spot.

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 3/8/2017 10:53:27 AM   
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Ahh, the famous symbols in ARMA series.





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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 3/8/2017 1:28:22 PM   
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Gunnar98,

Good information. I've added the documents to the library. Thanks.

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 3/9/2017 5:38:31 PM   
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NTDS, from Harpoon days.

I also tend to turn off the map overlay so it's all black, with coastlines and borders. Also, from Harpoon experience. I also kind of miss the crazy blue background of the "AEGIS" display option from Harpoon.

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 3/9/2017 5:45:33 PM   
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NATO all games, land, sea and air.

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 3/10/2017 1:20:00 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Nangleator

NTDS, from Harpoon days.

I also tend to turn off the map overlay so it's all black, with coastlines and borders. Also, from Harpoon experience. I also kind of miss the crazy blue background of the "AEGIS" display option from Harpoon.


Or the orange-brown of the... other one, I forget what it was called.

Is there a way to get these colours into CMANO?

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 3/10/2017 11:13:15 AM   
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Normally I prefer NATO symbols but the directional stylized (new in the SR7 release) are growing on me.

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 3/10/2017 1:07:55 PM   
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Ya I am in the same boat after seeing them in your stream last night.
I am curious though, why are the sub symbols so big compared to the other symbols? Is that the way it is supposed to be?
Seems a little weird but I am liking them alot.


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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 3/10/2017 4:10:41 PM   
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have used NATO all my life but now prefer stylized.

thanks!

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 3/11/2017 3:39:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Dysta

Ahh, the famous symbols in ARMA series.


These are sort of interesting.

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 4/1/2017 3:32:34 AM   
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NTDS is best.

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 4/1/2017 8:30:14 AM   
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For those that prefer the stylized icons, here is a sip file with updates I made.

Inside you will find the following for all sides:

Aircraft carrier
Surface vessel
Aircraft
Air group
Mobile group

Enjoy!

Attachment (1)

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 4/1/2017 3:33:20 PM   
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I've played with the NTDS, but I prefer the stylized. To me, the stylized are more fun.

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 4/1/2017 4:20:30 PM   
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I used the stylized for a bit, but the NTDS are much more intuitive for me. Guess my brain is just wired for them now, lol.

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RE: Map Icons: NTDS/NATO or Stylized? - 4/1/2017 7:25:12 PM   
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I'm used to stylized icons ever since I started playing the original Harpoon as a kid.

I can understand NTDS just fine, but I suppose the stylized variants help imagination a bit, to picture what's going on beyond the sterile map view.

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