So i've been pondering a while on how to get the players together for the beginning of a campaign. Given that there may be a mix of civilians, and soldiers potentially of multiple nationalities (and even sides) it can be somewhat tricky.
The Two Past Midnight guys came up with a great opener, with the players starting in a prisoner of war camp.
I think the best one i've come up with so far is either a convoy of vehicles hit by an IED and then mortar or artillery fire, or a transport helicopter crashing (something like a Chinook).
Anyone else got a good opener that could handle a vriety of character backgrounds ?