View Full Version : Squadrons Needed for Online Campaign

06-02-2008, 01:47 PM
Hello, i'm starting a 1943 North Africa Campaign and I'm looking for Squadrons to take on each other in a realistic long running campaign.

Ideally I'm looking for Squadrons to operate the following aircraft.

Axis Force:
Me 109F-4
Heinkel He111H-6
MC205 Serie III

Allied Forces:
Spitfire Mk IVc
Hurricane IIc
A-20 Boston

The Campaign will be fought using the Online MT map on the IL-2 1946 Editor, before each mission I will instruct both sides about the mission ahead, for example:

0800hrs Day 1
German Bombers attack Allied Shipping Allies scramble fighters to protect. Whoever edits the map to create the mission will have to create the allied flotilla, three cargo ships, 1 fuel ship and one USS Dent Destroyer. Germans for this mission have two Squadrons co-operating together, 16x Ju-87D's and 16x MC 205 Serie III's, of course when the campaign starts each of these Squadrons wil be taken by an IL-2 Squadron. The Allies scramble 24x Hurricane IIc's to intercept the Axis forces, again this Allied Squadron will be operated by an IL-2 Squadron.

When the mission is over all Squadron Leaders send me an after action report, it can be as basic as "Ju-87 SL reporting that two Cargo ships were destroyed, own losses were eight Ju-87's"... "MC205 Serie III SL reporting the loss of five aircraft but managed to shoot down seven Hurricanes"... "Hurricane SL reporting that five MC205's were shot down along with six Ju-87's claimed by our Squadron".

From this I can get a picture of what happened and progress the Campaign from there, perhaps the next mission involving these is an attack on the Hurricane Squadrons airbase so that next time they have fewer aircraft able to Scramble.

If any Squadron Leader is interested and would like to take part then please get in touch cj.linton.uk@hotmail.co.uk

The first round of missions will be simply meeting engagements with the results of these dogfights having some kind of affect in the next part of the campaign... there will also be things such as stockpiling of bombs and replacing aircraft which will also be affected by things which happen in the campaign.

Thank you for your time.

CJ Linton

06-02-2008, 02:31 PM
~S~ Whitecoat,

Redwulf have been running some desert missions for a wee while now,; it's possible that some may be interested.

We prefer to fly full-switch, usually at least 8 at any one time. Although FW190's are generally the plane of choice, we do have knowledge and experience with Friedrich's also.

What time and settings did you have in mind?

06-03-2008, 07:02 AM
What your describing is exactly the same as S.E.O.W
Why not have a look at that, it does all the work of maintaining losses and points etc for you.
Plus it has a great interface.
If you want to offer it up to two squadrons, they can each plot their positions and then you could merge it without each side knowing what the other is up to.
I have just recently ran something similar for my sqaud, The Dangerdogz (www.dangerdogz.com) based on the Italy map. It ran for 18 weeks and was thoroughly enjoyed by all that took part.

06-03-2008, 09:27 AM
What start date are you looking at, and how frequently would the missions be flown? Would the missions be briefed in advance, or on the day of the fight?

The Tangmere Pilots might be interested.

06-03-2008, 11:13 AM
The way I hope it would work...

Every Thursday I would send each Squadron Leader (or a commander assigned by the Squadron) a mission objective, be it a simple fighter sweep over a certain area of the map, a bombing mission, interdiction of enemy ground forces or even simply escorting a supply convoy. I also explain what should be in the map, for example AAA number and position, number of targets such as supply dumps etc. All of these will come with co-ordinates so that they are placed where I want them to be. There will not be that many objects to place so it will not take long. Then on the Weekend the Squadrons involved fly the mission, all the SL's involved then get back to me on the Monday / Tuesday with their reports and I plot the next course of action with the next set of objectives for the next week.

For Example:

I send a message to the SL of JG/1 telling him/her that their mission for this week is for 8 Me-109G-14's to fly a fighter sweep over a certain set of co-ordinates, the time you should reach the co-ordinates will be 0800hrs (game time) and spend 20 minutes on CAP. Enemy Aircraft are expected to be making their own CAP over this area 62 Squadron Spitfires, eliminate as many enemy aircraft as possible. Own AAA for airfield defence is 2x 37mm flak guns and 2x 88mm flak guns.

I also send a message to the SL of 62 Squadron, saying exactly the same thing, 8 Spitfire Mk IVc's to fly over a certain set of co-ordinates, CAP of 20 mins, enemy JG/1 Me109's expected. Own AAA defence is 5x 40mm UK Bofors Fixed.

The only thing that both sides will know about the other is the number of AAA at each others airfield, this is because one of the SL's will be chosen to create the map, in this case all is needed is the placing of the AAA. In larger games things like shipping etc will need to be placed, usually by the side which they belong to.

Okay then so for the example above the SL of JG/1 creates the map, both the SL of JG/1 and 62 Squadron then get in touch with each other to arrange a set time for them to fly the mission over the weekend, at a time they both set together to suite their needs.


I have tried this kind of Campaign before on a small scale and the process works, it looks a lot harder than it really is.

If you would like to test the process out then I'll try and get a couple of Squadrons involved for a little test run.

CJ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-04-2008, 01:44 AM
as frior-one said SEOW is what you need for these kinds of campaigns, try this links for some more reading about it...


SEOW will completely automate the whole process of building missions and provide detailed statistics plus a multitude of other things http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. its easily the most comprehensive il2 online war solution.

06-04-2008, 09:12 AM
awww forget it... the campaign was something I wanted to run... not turn it over for the computer to decide on missions etc.

06-04-2008, 09:13 AM
Hey Whitecoat,

Sounds fun. I'd say that members of CPS would like to take part. Be good to match up with Tangmere, too! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


06-05-2008, 06:04 AM
seow does not decide the mission for you. commanders have to still plot flight paths as you would in the fmb. they can also plot ground movements as well.
if you wanted, you could act as both commanders. you plot the missions each side will fly on the given day. seow will then generate the .mis and .properties files for you from YOUR information.
It will also then keep a track of destroyed planes and ground units. If an airframe is lost, the count is downed by 1.