Al Basrah

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Al Basrah
Squad Al Basrah 2.jpg
 Size  3200 x 3200 m (10.2 km²)

Al Basrah (Arabic: البصرة; al-Baṣrah), also known as Basra, is one of the Maps available in Squad. The map consists of a city in the Republic of Iraq along the Shatt al-Arab River with the Qamat Ali Canal splitting off from it leading to a nearby village. The map was released at Alpha v9.3.

In May 2017, Squad announced many changes that are coming to Al Basrah. The Insurgent and United States Army's (U.S. Army) Main Spawns had been relocated, as well as southern expansion of the city. The U.S. Army's main spawn has been relocated slightly north of its current position to extend travel time as well. With these newly expanded areas new flag layouts will follow, along with the highly anticipated Insurgency game mode. This expansion was released at Alpha v9.6.

Gameplay Modes[edit | edit source]

AAS v1[edit | edit source]

Alpha v9.6 Al Basrah AAS v1.jpg

Flags

  • Village
  • Outskirts
  • Refinery
  • Suburbs
  • Oasis
  • Fringe
  • Estates
US Army
Vehicle Amount Capacity Respawn Time Ticket Value
IAV Stryker 2 11 8.0min 24
M1151 HMMVW 4 5 6.0min 8
M1151 HMMVW CROWS 1 4 6.0min 12
M939 Transport Truck 2 18 3.0min 6
M939 Logistics Truck 2 4 3.0min 6
Insurgents
Vehicle Amount Capacity Respawn Time Ticket Value
Minsk 400 8 2 2.0min 1
Technical .50 Cal 2 5 4.0min 4
Technical Reinforced .50 Cal 2 5 4.0min 4
Technical SPG9 1 5 8.0min 8
Rocket Artillery Technical 1 4 15.0min 10
Technical Logistics 2 5 3.0min 3

Parallel AAS v1[edit | edit source]

Alpha v9.6 Al Basrah PAAS v1.jpg

Flags

  • Village
  • Mosque
  • Gas Station
  • Alleys
  • Fringe
  • Estates
US Army
Vehicle Amount Capacity Respawn Time Ticket Value
IAV Stryker 2 11 8.0min 24
M1151 HMMVW 5 5 6.0min 8
M1151 HMMVW CROWS 1 4 6.0min 12
M939 Transport Truck 3 18 3.0min 6
M939 Logistics Truck 2 4 3.0min 6
Insurgents
Vehicle Amount Capacity Respawn Time Ticket Value
Minsk 400 8 2 2.0min 1
Technical .50 Cal 2 5 4.0min 4
Technical Reinforced .50 Cal 2 5 4.0min 4
Technical SPG9 2 5 8.0min 8
Rocket Artillery Technical 1 4 15.0min 10
Technical Logistics 3 5 3.0min 3

Invasion v1[edit | edit source]

Alpha v9.6 Al Basrah Invasion.jpg

Flags

  • Ruins
  • Village
  • Outskirts
  • Waste
  • District
  • Fringe
  • Servo
  • Mansion
US Army
Vehicle Amount Capacity Respawn Time Ticket Value
IAV Stryker 2 11 8.0min 24
M-ATV MRAP 4 5 6.0min 12
M-ATV MRAP CROWS 1 4 6.0min 16
M939 Transport Truck 2 18 3.0min 6
M939 Logistics Truck 2 4 3.0min 6
Insurgents
Vehicle Amount Capacity Respawn Time Ticket Value
BRDM-2 1 3 5.0min 12
Minsk 400 8 2 2.0min 1
Technical .50 Cal 2 5 4.0min 4
Technical Reinforced .50 Cal 2 5 4.0min 4
Technical SPG9 1 5 8.0min 8
Rocket Artillery Technical 2 4 15.0min 10
Technical Logistics 2 5 3.0min 3

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Building names[edit | edit source]

Depot.png Lockup.png Duplex.png Manor.png ChopShop.png Office.png House of Pain.png Quad.png Hotel .png Highrise.png

Provided & Permission by ChanceBrahh

Media[edit | edit source]

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • The US Army should not bring its vehicles deep into the city where they are vulnerable to Insurgent RPGs, Mines, and IEDs. The vehicles can be extremely useful when placed outside the city and then firing into it, especially if the team is trying to capture the points near the city edge.
  • The Insurgents have much more flexibility with their vehicles by using them to zip around the city streets and launch hit and run strikes on the US, placing them in defensive positions, rushing the Village cap point at the start or attacking US vehicles as they make their way from their US Main. If the US has secured points in the city, the Insurgents will have to be more caution with their vehicles within the city limits.
  • In the AAS variants of the map, it is common for the US to rush the Refinery Capture point and the Insurgents to rush the Village capture point. Failure to secure these points at the start of the game can be the deciding factor for a match.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The map was originally a custom map developed by a community member (ChanceBrahh) based on the map from the Project Reality modification. The map was released in Squad in Alpha 9.2.
  • Al Basrah or Basra is a city located in Southern Iraq near the Persian Gulf. It is the second largest city in Iraq with Baghdad being the largest. The city is mainly based off of the oil field located around the city. During the Iraq War in 2003, the United States and British invaded the city. In 2007, the city was finally given back to Iraqi police. The airport was damaged in the Gulf War and only destroyed after the 2003 invansion.

See also[edit | edit source]