well allright then!
-EVERY soldier can surrender, do this when you would surrender in real combat, for instance when your wounded, out-gunned, surrounded or out of ammo.
-The aim of the game is to take prisoners, not flags.
Use flags only to create spawnpoints if needed.
-One surrenders by dropping your weapon and shouting "HOLD FIRE", keypad; 0-2-2
-If you see a soldier surrendering you cannot shoot him.
-You can order the soldier to follow you, stand still, etc, again by using your keypad commandos.
-Once you feel secure enough (no enemy around) you can order the enemy to drop his weapons, with most uniforms you can see if they are carrying anything besides the gun they dropped, some have a knife or pistol too, dont forget the grenades!
-Once you think your POW is harmless you order him to follow you, you escort him to a save location, usually a building or room with only one door you can easily guard.
-You now have a POW locked up, you can try to get information out of him, have a friendly chat, try eachothers hats, or simply ignore his crying and stand guard outside.
-The enemy will try and rescue the pow, so be aware!
-Once one side has ALL the enemy taken prisoner...they win and as a little bonus they can set up a firing squad and shoot them all at once
So what to do when your a pow?
-Follow the orders of whoever is pointing a gun at you...you dont want to die!
-Try and make the enemy believe you dont carry a knife or a pistol...but dont push your luck!
-As a pow its your DUTY to try and escape, so are you badly guarded...run! Is your guard distracted...run! Can you climb out of a window...run!
-Escaping is dangerous and tricky, afterall even if your succeed you'll end up behind enemy lines without a gun unless you find one.
-Tell your mates your a pow and need help, you can tell them about your location, how many guards you have, where they are standing, etc. But that isnt really realistic and thus fair, so I leave it up to you.
-Act realisticaly, beg for your live, bribe, be scared, fall to ground when there is shooting going on, etc.
-Roleplaying is half the fun!
-Be afraid, very afraid if your guard starts talking about your beautiful eyes...
One more thing.
The aim of the POW game is to be more realistic, and during ww2 some units cared less about prisoners then others.
In a POW game you can decide to be authentic and act out the things that men wearing your uniform did then.
But you must decide on this together with the other players so everyone knows what to expect.
For instance the SS was rather unliked by most allied units, so where snipers.
British, American and Russian troops often didnt bother taking a SS man or a sniper pow, they would shoot them on the spot.
And the SS did the same with SAS units, snipers and partisans.
When you decide to add these extra bits of realism to your POW game you must let everyone know, it will change the entire game.
SS will probably never surrender to russians as they know their faith will be death anyway, and visa versa.
Whatever rules you follow...NEVER shoot a enemy who is surrendering, you can shoot him after he is done surrendering...
After all during real combat you want to see who your taking prisoner, it might be a important person or someone with interesting information.
If you dont want to guard your prisoner you can only shoot him after you have taken him prisoner and after you make him follow you to a save location.
But these realism rules are more for the advanced POW player.
So in short;
-Dont take flags, take prisoners
-Surrender by dropping weapon and shouting hold fire
-Take your pow to a cell you can easily guard
-Liberate your mates taken pow by the enemy
When playing online we often get a lot of sad people who join but who dont know the rules, we try to kick them but they usually keep coming back to cause trouble and ruin the game.
So...from now on ever POW game I host will have a password so that only people on this forum who have had access to the rules above can join.
The Password is... surrender