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Ranger_80
10-08-2005, 02:37 AM
Just wondering how the front lines move in the standard dynamic campaign. I've done 20 or so missions hammering the buggers but the enemy planes (blue) keep taking off from airfields behind enemy or ones that are captured (red)
'specially this one. Any help on how to fix this airfield permanently would be appreciated.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b290/rooksf4/il2fb2005-10-0817-50-05-34.jpg

tomtheyak
10-08-2005, 05:22 AM
Yeah, I've seen this one too.... bit of a cheek if you ask me, still using an airfield that your enemies have overrun!

Think it's a Dgen issue rather than a programming error, might be worth goin to the SimHQ forum and bringing it up over there...

SpartanHoplite
10-08-2005, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by tomtheyak:
Yeah, I've seen this one too.... bit of a cheek if you ask me, still using an airfield that your enemies have overrun!



Maybe they use those rail-free trains to keep them supplied. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SH

Chuck_Older
10-08-2005, 07:01 AM
I think front lines are a little misunderstood

there's not an enemy soldier standing on every square meter of the front line. It is possible and even documented that airfeilds technically behind enemy lines were used by air forces in WWII. The Flying Tigers made it a common practice for instance

Kuna15
10-08-2005, 08:08 AM
What Chuck said is correct. Also in game player must be careful always to land on friendly territory, tho, because if not (border zone) he is risking being captured and must refly the mission.

Ranger_80
10-08-2005, 06:16 PM
Ok so what is the best way to close an airfield?
Is there anything in particular that I need to destroy to do it? eg all parked planes, surrounding buildings.
All the AAA around the base is mine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

VFA-25_Peckens
10-08-2005, 07:04 PM
destroy enemy factories, bridges, supply collums, tanks that kind of stuff and it will move

since its iwo jima just bomb the hell out of the mountain

Kuna15
10-08-2005, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by Ranger_80:
Ok so what is the best way to close an airfield?
Is there anything in particular that I need to destroy to do it? eg all parked planes, surrounding buildings.
All the AAA around the base is mine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

You can't help it much (at least I couldn't). I've played from both IJA and USMC side.
After some time Iwo Jima will fall to US hands. And I didn't really noticed that I have played some role in all that. Except from being alive from mission to mission (as long as I can). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If you are playing from Japanese side, best way is to land on dummy airfields (they're full of dummy aircrafts) on the north of the island; not on the main runway from which you are taking off.

That way you will avoid being captured + it is low chance that AA from little US invasion boats will damage you. Many of your AI Japanese buddies will be hit and destroyed with that boat AA fire during landing.

In early days there are no US AA on island but as time passes they will be present.