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CantabCommie
01-12-2004, 08:17 AM
Dear Oleg,
Speaking of Forgotten Battles... any chance to bear in mind a France 1940 expansion to the new Battle of Britain game? It would be amazing to get a chance to try-out some of the French fighters & bombers, or to fly a Fairey Battle against the Maastricht bridges! Also,given the tactical nature of the air combat, it would seem very comparable to the existing IL*2 system.
Thanks for your Consideration (and for designing the only worthwhile WWII flight sim!)
CantabCommie

CantabCommie
01-12-2004, 08:17 AM
Dear Oleg,
Speaking of Forgotten Battles... any chance to bear in mind a France 1940 expansion to the new Battle of Britain game? It would be amazing to get a chance to try-out some of the French fighters & bombers, or to fly a Fairey Battle against the Maastricht bridges! Also,given the tactical nature of the air combat, it would seem very comparable to the existing IL*2 system.
Thanks for your Consideration (and for designing the only worthwhile WWII flight sim!)
CantabCommie

Sturmvogel66
01-12-2004, 10:32 AM
The Battle of France would be great, and a logical part of the Battle of Britain game. But, then you could also say the same about the Spanish Civil War. All in all I hope BoB is made highly upgradable, that way, once the main version is out, work can be started on the obscure parts before and after the BoB.

Flakwalker
01-12-2004, 11:03 AM
The difference between the Battle of France and the Spanish Civil War for BoB is that for the Battle of France the maps are already here. If you know that most of the battles in France at WW2 was in north of that countrie it have more sense. Not only that, also the maps of the Low Countries will be present and also some planes as the Hurricane or the Farey Battle was used there.

Capt_Haddock
01-12-2004, 11:44 AM
There's people already working on it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://www.battle-of-france-add-on.france-simulation.com/

Should be a great expasion for BoB.

http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/haddock/sig/F19bannerh.jpg
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/haddock/sig/F19banner.jpg

Sturmvogel66
01-12-2004, 01:15 PM
Excellent point Flakwalker. Either way, the BoF or the SCW, I will be happy. Now I am off to check out that BoF addon site. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

F19_Olli72
01-12-2004, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the link Cptn Haddock, it does look interesting indeed.

VW-IceFire
01-12-2004, 02:02 PM
Thing is...the Battle of France is chronologically just before The Battle of Britain, it uses the same maps basically...it just needs the addition of a few earlier model Hurricanes (two blade wooden props) and the French Air Force. I think that'd be a valuable addition to BoB giving four nations aircraft represented, an expanded historical campaign pre-BoB and the chance to fly some otherwise forgotten and left behind aircraft like the D.520.

- IceFire
http://home.cogeco.ca/~cczerneda/sigs/spit-sig.jpg

Flakwalker
01-12-2004, 05:31 PM
Here is a link wich list the aircraft used in Belgium and Netherlands:
http://users.senet.com.au/~mhyde/ww2_aircraft_title.htm
The only problem with it is that also list all the planes used in WW2 on those countries without chronology.
If needed I can provide info, I have some books about.
As IceFire says, that will be very valuable, because on either side you play, you will have a more detailed Campaign, like as German fly against the Allied air forces or as British fly alongside the Belgium, France and Netherland ones. Also you can play as Belgian, for example, and after Dunkerke you can fly on the British side on a Belgian Squadron.

TheGozr
01-12-2004, 05:47 PM
Spanish Civil War

is pre 40's...

-GOZR

CantabCommie
01-12-2004, 06:27 PM
Wow! Capt. Haddock you are right -- the French really are on to it! Their site is fairly new but as the old Russian proverb says 'well begun is half done!' I only hope the British element (and the Fairey Battles!) also get integrated at some point. Its a superb campaign and there is precious little available to read on it in English. In French, of course, there are some good sources. Especially a nice memoir by Capitaine Williame of the Cicognes.

269GA-Veltro
01-13-2004, 01:16 AM
Totally agree!

But why not, now, at least D520 fliable in FB?

269GA~Veltro
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