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Achilles_NZ
02-22-2006, 05:57 AM
"It's May 1944, and the battle to secure New Guinea from Japanese occupation is all but over.
The once feared Japanese empire is now buckleing under the pressure being applied by the combined forces of both the United States and British Comonwealth.

General Douglas MacArthur is now planning ahead for the next major offensive... the invaison of the Philippines.
However, one last enemy out-post in the Philippine Sea, based amongst the Kepulauan islands must be dealt with first before any such invaision can begin.

Used mostly as a staging area for distributing supplies to their forward garrisons throughout the reigon, this network of islands consisting of at least three airfields and two harbours also serves as an important naval base to the enemy, and as such is well defended by a number of land based fighter and bomber units in addition to the warships currently stationed there.

While American air and ground forces prepare for this upcoming battle, the ANZAC's will be mobilized and sent in in advance to neutralise the threat that this group of islands poses to our main invaision force.


Two fictional campaigns flying RNZAF 21 SQN Corsairs (20 Missions) and RAAF 30 SQN Beaufighters (15 Missions)

I've been working on this for a while now, but had to shelve it a couple of times due to a number of different problems that I encountered.
Anyway its just about ready to go, so I figered I'd post some random shots to give you all a taste of what it will look like.

Thanks to Zues-cat, Dubbo, and Rhino, testing is completed and has been improved by adding a number of their great suggestions. (Cheers again guys!)
Also, cheers to vpmedia, Greg Boyington & Jesters Ink for giving me permission to use some of their awesome skins... as they really add a nice touch to these missions.

Download http://mission4today.com/index...ds&file=details&id=1 (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1)

Anyway, some preview screenshots...

Ready for take-off

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac01.jpg

Inbound to target

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac02.jpg

Ki-61's on patrol

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac03.jpg

In formation

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac04.jpg

Strafing revetments

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac05.jpg

Tony's attack!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac06.jpg

... joined by A6M-3's!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac07.jpg

Got good position

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac08.jpg

Heading out once more

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anac09.jpg

Going in with rockets

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac10.jpg

Providing cover

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac11.jpg

Getting low and dirty

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac12.jpg

The ANZAC's go ashore

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac13.jpg

Just one or two finishing touches need to be done and ill try and get it uploaded within the next few days.

Cheers! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Achilles_NZ
02-22-2006, 06:06 AM
And a few more... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

30 SQN RAAF ready to transfer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac14.jpg

Leaping from the deck of the USS Enterprise

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac15.jpg

Torpedo Attack!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac16.jpg

Scramble!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac17.jpg

Now you see it

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac18.jpg

Now you don't!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac19.jpg

Engage the Kates

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac20.jpg

Scratch one flat-top!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac21.jpg

Enemy Aichi E13A1 "Jake" Recon

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac22.jpg

Franks on the prowl!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/anzac23.jpg

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Airmail109
02-22-2006, 06:08 AM
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ricey2005
02-22-2006, 07:00 AM
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Wow, like it, can't wait for the upload http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

What site will it be on? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

-HH-Dubbo
02-22-2006, 09:14 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Canardly wait. Maybe then I can find out what an anzac is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Highly recommended http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Achilles_NZ
02-22-2006, 01:30 PM
LMAO Dubbo!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif... I guess I'll have to explain it in the readme for the Antipodean challenged. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Heh, I considered holding it off untill ANZAC day... but im too impulsive to have to wait until April. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

I'm hoping to have it ready for download from Airwarfare.com by the weekend... barring anything unforseen.
I'll update this thread once its up though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Proberton
02-22-2006, 02:15 PM
Looks good... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FlatSpinMan
02-23-2006, 07:53 AM
Please do keep us a-"breast" of latest developments (sort of echoing the "poultry" theme of previous posts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif). Us ANZACs are raring to take to the skies! I notice there are aircraft carriers featuring in many shots though. I rather suspect that once I get my hands on the controls of a Corsair (assuming, of course, that I manage to chew my way through these cursed restraining straps) that Gallipoli will look as peaceful and serene as a Sunday school picnic come landing time.
Yes, had PF been available when I joined these forums I fear I wouldn't have become the frighteningly intelligent, erudite and charming net-denizen that you all know and love as "FlatSpinMan" but rather " Fool-Who-Continually-Fails-to-Land-On-Carriers" (to use my full, Native American title).

Anyway, fullspeed ahead, Achilles, and d a m n the torpedoes!!

han freak solo
02-23-2006, 07:56 AM
You sure have pretty water there, Achilles.

Achilles_NZ
02-26-2006, 02:31 PM
Heya peeps,

It's finally done and ready to download! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Many thanks to Henchman32 for assembling and uploading for me, as well as the guys at www.airwarfare.com (http://www.airwarfare.com) for hosting it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

You can download it here:

http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_campaigns_anzac.htm

Please check the readme.pdf for installtion instructions and hints & tips for surviving the missions.

20 Missions for the RNZAF F4U-1D Corsair.
15 Missions for the RAAF Beaufighter.

Features some limited carrier ops missions, before shifting to a land base. (If carrier ops arn't your thing... the auto-pilot will be able to handle take-off's and landings)
Missions comprise of Deep strike, recon patrols, escorts, torpedo runs, rocket & dive-bombing atttacks to name a few... should be something for everyone hopefully. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Please let me know how you get on with it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Cheers! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WTE_Ibis
02-26-2006, 02:43 PM
Thanks Achilles_NZ as another flight challanged Antipodean I'm downloading this with great anticipation.

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Achilles_NZ
02-27-2006, 02:49 AM
LOL! your welcome mate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

-HH-Dubbo
02-27-2006, 08:12 AM
It's up. Wahoo. Great campaign this one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Zeus-cat
02-27-2006, 04:51 PM
Some good stuff here. What are you waiting for??? Download it already!

-HH-Dubbo
02-27-2006, 08:29 PM
Then post here that you've downloaded it.

Flying_Aussie
02-28-2006, 02:23 AM
ANZAC- Australia and New Zealand Army Corps

WTE_Ibis
02-28-2006, 04:54 AM
I've downloaded and flown 5 missions, great, and getting better. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Achilles_NZ
02-28-2006, 03:49 PM
Cool banana's Ibis... you flying RAAF or RNZAF?
Glad your enjoying it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Tintookkie
03-01-2006, 01:39 AM
Cheers Achilles_NZ, Downloaded it last night, will start a campaign tonight. Carrier takeoffs and landing in a Beau. gunna be a challenge.

Thx.

WTE_Ibis
03-01-2006, 03:36 AM
Originally posted by Achilles_NZ:
Cool banana's Ibis... you flying RAAF or RNZAF?
Glad your enjoying it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
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four Kiwi one Aussie. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Seya at Wanaka, April. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Achilles_NZ
03-01-2006, 02:28 PM
Hehe... good luck Tintookkie, you'l be glad to know you won't have to land again on the carrier... the take-off is hairy enough! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

@Ibis, Warbirds over Wanaka looks to be another rip-snorta!, sadly I won't be able to make it though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

For those interested...

http://www.warbirdsoverwanaka.co.nz/images/2006_banner.jpg

www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com (http://www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com)


Cheers! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

vpmedia
04-30-2006, 01:58 PM
bump http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Achilles_NZ
03-02-2011, 07:30 AM
Would be interesting to see if this campaign still works (Especialy with the heap of mods currently floating around).
I remember the absolute bastage of a time even trying to get the AI to attack a ground target successfully on just one test, but to do it consecutively!! LOL, Fun times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Big thanks to Zues-Cat & Dubbo for play testing back in those days... Most of it was ripped from there own campaigns that Id flowen.
It was never meant to be a "Historical"campaign, but some fun to explore the F4U (when it finally became available) and the Beaufighter.
I totally understand why never "official" campaigns were released for these two due to the hardships in programing the missions at the time.

Lastly, the skins were (and still are) top notch... Kudos to VPmedia, Tchaika (sp?) and all.

I Haven't been able to run IL2 since I went to Win7 64

It was my 1 and only upload but took months to create due to the old PC I started with.

It would be great to hear any feedback:

Download: http://mission4today.com/index...ds&file=details&id=1 (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1)

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Cheers to KingAlbert1 for posting

skaplork@windowslive.com

tuscanlucca
03-02-2011, 10:33 PM
Loved this campaign back in the day. Got excited when i saw the title of the thread, took me a while to look at the dates. Thought maybe a "redux"version or something.Always been a favorite of mine.
Should take the opportunity to apologise for some of the names I called you trying to get a fully loaded Beau off that carrier and into the air

VW-IceFire
03-03-2011, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Achilles_NZ:
I Haven't been able to run IL2 since I went to Win7 64
One of us can probably help you fix that.

Really it works perfectly on Win 7 64bit. That's my only OS and IL-2 is a dream on the latest hardware and Win7 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif