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tandy45
12-17-2008, 11:12 AM
Hey ive taken along respite from IL2 due to work and other activities. Im wondering which is a good campaign for a beginner that will teach me gunnery and air combat and general flying discapline without handing me it on a plate? and allow me to progress at a quick and steady rate? The type of aircraft isn't a problem although one that can allow me to get to grips with everything and allow progression to harder handling planes etc would be preferred. Thanks

tandy45
12-17-2008, 11:12 AM
Hey ive taken along respite from IL2 due to work and other activities. Im wondering which is a good campaign for a beginner that will teach me gunnery and air combat and general flying discapline without handing me it on a plate? and allow me to progress at a quick and steady rate? The type of aircraft isn't a problem although one that can allow me to get to grips with everything and allow progression to harder handling planes etc would be preferred. Thanks

Urufu_Shinjiro
12-17-2008, 11:30 AM
Read this thread: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9121094645 , there is a link to a training campaign.

Divine-Wind
12-17-2008, 11:37 AM
I'd recommend ZeusCat's Straight from the Farm (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=2147). It helped me a lot with take-offs and landing, landings especially. (It didn't hurt that it was all practice for carrier landings http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)

tandy45
12-17-2008, 12:07 PM
Thank you and i have played through it however i was looking for a more combat orientated campaign that is featured within the game or user made tha is beginner friendly aswell. Thanks again

Boosher
12-17-2008, 12:21 PM
By its very nature, combat involves very advanced flying techniques. Looking for a beginner's combat campaign is pretty much an oxymoron. I can shamelessly plug my own campaign here (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=3284), but it's not very easy. In fact, it's designed so that the player will eventually die. It's been rated well, though, you may want to give it a try.

If you liked Zeus-Cat's beginner's campaign you may want to try some of his other campaigns. They're not easy, but they are entertaining. FlatSpinMan's campaigns are also very fun and immersive.

dirkpit7
12-17-2008, 02:06 PM
JG27 campaign by Browning50cal

http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1966

Of course I can't promise it will be easy for you, but you will generally have better plane than the enemy and numerical advantage. Bf-109 is a simple plane to fly (no worrying about prop pitch/mixture/supercharger). It also forces you to learn tactics and discipline because you can't outmanoeuvre your opponents. However, you will still have advantage in speed and power.

What I linked is part 1. There is part 2 also and evidently it gets more difficult there as it covers the later years of war.

stugumby
12-17-2008, 02:38 PM
I made some about the japanese invasion of singapore, js-06 and B-06, v-06, they are zeros, betty bombers and vals, you get to thrash the british in their buffaloes and blenheims, built as a fun set of missions with a high probability of survival. My kiev packs are also good starters if your inclined to fly pe-2 or sturmovik or lag fighters in 1941.

FlatSpinMan
12-17-2008, 06:13 PM
This one from me is about the Battle of France.You are in a Hurri MkI so that's a very stable, clunky ride. It follows the events of the Phoney War through to Dunkirk so it's a nice gradual buildup but every mission has action. There are some 'just for fun' missions, too.
RAF Pilot: France (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=3288)

Kernow
12-18-2008, 06:37 AM
Sounds like you want air-to-air missions, but if you do want air-to-ground there's a Stuka training campaign on M4T - just follow the link, below, to my missions.

The Stuka itself is easy enough to fly; the campaign concentrates on flying in formation, use of different bombs, tactics and, of course, the dive attack.

squareusr
12-18-2008, 12:21 PM
If you want to make the step from icons and map directions to manual identification and navigation i suggest the floatplane missions by zeus-cat:

http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=95

and

http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=94

They have little air combat (the first one does not have a single fighter vs floatplane encounter iirc) and small missions, so you can easily focus on all the necessary details of navigation, like memorizing landmarks. I've never had more fun with IL2. The unique profile of a floatplane also makes for the easiest introduction to IDing (you can basically shoot at anything without a float, but having no distance text is a big enough change if you are used to flying with icons on).

If you don't want to jump into manual navigation/no icons yet i strongly suggest that you wait with flying these missions until you do http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif