View Full Version : What's your favorite year?

04-22-2004, 03:23 PM

04-22-2004, 03:23 PM

04-22-2004, 03:26 PM

My favorite year was 1995. She was engaged, I didn't know, and she didn't mind. FB is nice and all, but...

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04-22-2004, 03:30 PM
Mitton, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise that "1944 realistic" is going to have the highest amount of votes.


04-22-2004, 03:32 PM
For me, it's a tough call between 1942 and 1943.

1942 has a really entertaining "desperate last stand" feel for the Allies. Whether I'm taking off in a Spitfire or a Yak-1b, I know I'm in trouble against the onslaught of 109G2s and that evil, evil new FW-190. But I have no choice but to go up in my light, fragile war machine and fight like hell for my country and my loved ones.

1943 is, im my opinion, the best-balanced year. There are a lot of very capable planes for all factions, yet there really aren't any "uber" planes yet. The Allies are really getting a "new glimmer of hope" with the P-38, clipped-wing Spitfire, and La-5FN, whereas the Axis is punching back hard with the 109G6, the 190A5, and most frighteningly, the Mk108 cannon. Well-balanced play with character-laden aircraft? Awesome.

So what do you like?


04-22-2004, 03:36 PM
more fun the more u go back isnt it?

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04-22-2004, 03:40 PM
Good to see a strong showing for the crap plane whiners thus far in the poll. 1941 and earlier all the way! When men were men and planes were made of wood and bits of string.

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04-22-2004, 03:40 PM
1942-43. I like the desperate challenge of fighting the Axis at that time. 1940-`41 is a little too desperate!



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04-22-2004, 03:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by resev:
Mitton, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise that "1944 realistic" is going to have the highest amount of votes.

Don't be so sure. At the current moment, 1930s-1941 has 33%, 1942 has 8%, 1943 has 33%, and 1944 has 25%.


04-22-2004, 08:18 PM
1942/43 all the way. Most fun for myself. No problems with eariler times as well. but 44/45 is absolutely overdone for my taste.


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04-22-2004, 10:19 PM
44-45 just don't really rock my boat...rather have the challenge of the earlier planes, the further back you go, the more interested I get.

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04-22-2004, 11:01 PM
I voted for 1930s-41.

Crap planes all the way!

Still love my jug though.

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04-22-2004, 11:19 PM
anything from 1945 or 1946 that was a prototype or that was a fighter with over 2000 Hp is just fine with me

04-22-2004, 11:21 PM
Because I only have a math, math ed., and cs degree, and not a rocket science degree, I find the BOB and early Pacific timelines the most exciting.

Personally, they are both areas that I envision when I think of a-a combat.

But I realise that this is probably due to the fact that these conflicts are the only ones that I have any knowledge about.

I'm definately biased.

04-22-2004, 11:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EMitton:

But I have no choice but to go up in my light, fragile war machine


you are joking right ?

you are talking about Spitfires & Yaks ....... not Bf-109's

04-22-2004, 11:44 PM
1944 realistic. The reason I voted that way is cause it is the most even except for maybe 1941. In 1942 the Bf-109G2 and Fw-190A4 are vastly superior to the allied stuff. In 1943 it is just the opposite, the La-5FN's and P-51C's just walk all over the dinky Bf-109G6 and to a lesser extent the Fw-190A5. In 1944 it evens out though. The Fw's regain their speed advantage, the 109's regain their climb rate advantage and the allies of course retain their agility advantage.

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04-22-2004, 11:48 PM
Offline I would say 1941, but then again I always fly for the Germans so maybe I'm biased. Online 1943 for sure. Arguably the most balanced plane sets and best choices. By 44 many of the older planes are so obsolete that there are really only a handful of decent planes to fly.

04-23-2004, 03:22 AM
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04-23-2004, 03:50 AM
1943/44 - I like the planes. Although im partial to 1930-1941 as that is the most fun online for me.

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04-23-2004, 04:03 AM
I personally like the 43 planeset the best. There are some really interesting matchups, and of course I get to fly my favorite 190 A-5!

I wonder how I will feel about this same question after PF is released. I like the Wildcat/Zero matchup! But there is quite a bit of romance involved with the Corsair/Ki-84 matchup. Gull wing planes like the Corsair are just sexy in my book!


04-23-2004, 04:31 AM
I would of put last Wednesday, but I can't remember what I was doing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

So I put 1945 and beyond instead http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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04-23-2004, 05:34 AM

1945, cuz its when german got thier butts kickedhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif

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04-23-2004, 05:52 AM
I didn't vote. My fav. is early war, but I love the late war too. Not such a big fan of the What if planes, but they're cool in their own sort of way.

04-23-2004, 06:16 AM
I am very please that 30ies-41 is in the lead, that means I am not all alone http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

04-23-2004, 06:29 AM
u know what, war sux http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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