He ended up at CL5 with 84 points of attributes (all 8's + 35 points... similar to the weak Vgen that tet and I have used)
we found only one glaring problem: Armor seemed very broken. It requires lots of feats for the US military's standard-issue, and the penalties for not being proficient were severe. I think it's a fair estimate that most of the soldiers in the field can be said to have not taken 3 feats in wearing their armor, and if this is true, then our army is out there walking around with less protection than a cop with a light vest, and with a -8 penalty to almost everything. Armor's speed penalties also did not seem to add up to what happened in the real world.
That's the bad stuff.
On the other hand, in terms of encumbrance by weight, modern seems to have done a very good job. D20's "Hustle" speed was about what BW can do in RL, and would cause fatigue at about the right time.
Other penalties seemed about right to him, and all seemed to make logical sense.
All told, they did a pretty good job, although armor needs a re-think. I was impressed.
of course, there was always this:
The sheet we made can be seen at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pUXo4yh2IuDo0A1xPog4jTQBrokenWire2086 wrote:combats always interesting because it never accounts for the human desire to not get shot
The only major rules deviation in this sheet is that I allowed him to gain full benefits of his armor without proficiency.