View Full Version : Maj. Enforcerski's breifing on "Corsairios Catrachos", and why you should fly it....

01-07-2006, 10:10 PM
Ah greetings again my decadant western comrades, and welcome to my briefing on Mariskal's "Corsarios Catrachos" cmpn, and why it should be a part of your combat training program. This is a rather accurate and realistic simulation of the 100 hrs war of 1969 between Honduras and El Salvador, and the last combat use of WW2 AC against each other. Most are unaware of this conflict, commonly called the soccer war by most, but there was much more to it than that. Ill allow my new compatriot, retired Col. "speedy" Gonzalis Deepquano, whose exploits the campn reflects.

And I can assure you that despite the fact that he looks and sounds exactly like Cheech Marrin, that he is in fact not....nor is he Chong. Yuri will operate the slide projector as usual, if he can stay off the vodka long enough, and Col. Deepquano will be open for questions.


Oh thanks man, I mean Major. The war started the same week you those guys in Apollo 11 were walking on the moon, so we didnt get alot of news coverage at the time. My first misns were intercepts of some FAS C-47s that were being used as bombers, blasting out towns to kingdom come. After i shot one down on my second misn, I returned to out largest field just in time for an air strike by a P-51 and one of their Corsairs. So i lept into a jeep and headed to a hangar, since my plane was out of gas and ammo. I leaped into the first one i came to, when the hangar cieling started coming apart from .50 cal.....

I waited until the sound of engines had passed overhead, and some bombs exploded just in back of the hangar, raining all kinds of cr@p on me man.....i hate it when that happens. I didnt dare taxi out while this guy was making his run.

The base had already been hit pretty hard the night and day before, so the ground crews were pretty jittery....ok, they were freakin going ape man, and i had to dodge a bunch of old Dodges as I taxied out to take off on a taxi strip.....this was hairer than a french chicks underarms man.

As soon as I lifted off the taxiway on Boost (I was wishing i was on somethin else then, but it was all i had man), I was set upon like right that moment by this goon in a really guaudy looking Corsair..... he was shooting at me like he was really p#ssed or sumthin man....i mean I took off and went skimming along the ground to get up speed, but he was right behind me hammering away; it sounded like it was raining on my plane.....at least until my friend Phillipe showed up in an AT-28, and shot him up enough to kinda distract him...for a moment.

Well you guys, it got kinda bad for me, as my bird was pretty shot up, and when I tried to help out, all sorts of terrible things happened to me......you'll have to find out what they were by running the simulation yerself, ' cause Im not gonna tellya, heh heh....
Anyway, I hadnt checked the gas guage in this plane before I kinda plane-jacked it....So I ran outta gas the moment I had one of these guys lined up; made me land on a road. What a b#itch man.

After that fiasco, we dispersed our rides to several forward operating strips. In the meantime, the Salvadorian army was kicking our @sses and rolling across the border like somebody had yelled "free beer"......

We started bombing those guys all day long man, and those FAS guys started coming up and attacking our guys and hassling us....well we hassled them back. I was assigned a new wingman who was the nephew or something of El Presedente, the same presedente that wouldnt let us attack targets across the border, like that might P#ss'em off or something; what they gonna do, attack us? Gimme a break. Anyway, I and my totally inexperienced wingman saw these two FAS guys loaded with bombs, but they didnt see us.........not until I blasted one out of the air that is.....man, I love those 20mm.

Well at that point I was rather pleased with myself, and was expecting my wingman to blast the leader.....so I waited.....big mistake. This other guy was a honcho man, I mean he ditched his ordinance and engaged, as if Capt. Picard on the Enterprise had ordered him to or sumthin....i thought, "oh sh1t".....

I didnt have time to find my wingy, so I started yelling for him to attack on the radio, man like I ordered him to attack or to help me or sumthin, and I heard him say Ok, but he never did. Like I never saw him.....so this ringer and me, we just keep going around trying to get a shot at each other....his was lighter because of my heavier guns and he could outclimb me, but mine was heavier and i could outdive him, so we just had a Salvidorian standoff and went round and round like this for what seemed like ages....

I would've been pretty p1ssed about my wingy being AWOL, but I was too freaking scared to get mad at anybody, except maybe this guy...man he was good. I kept wondering if he played poker. Finally he screw#d the pooch and made a mistake, letting me turn inside him......so like Darth Vader, I said "I have you now".....

Man that 20 mike mike is pretty bad, once we got the ammo to working right...but thats another story in the cmpn. Anyway, he dumped his ride, and made it out, like his wingy had...Im glad they did, because I wound up at Nellis AFB 17 yrs later in the A-37 program. I flew strikes on Sandanistas with these guys....partied with'em in Vegas to. So dont forget that your enemies today can be your friends tomorow. And keep that bit about bombing Sandanistas under you hat; it's supposed to be a secret y'know man.

01-07-2006, 11:39 PM
ok, somewhere about that time, they declared that we had air superiority...I have no idea who they are but thats what they said. Anyway, an enemy general decided that didnt bother him too much.....like i dont think he lost any sleep over it man, supposedly saying; "Air superiority??!!? WE DONT NEED NO STINKING AIR SUPERIORITY!!!" So they just kept on advancing and re-assigning our property to themselves.

Well, anyway I was kinda P.O.ed after that misn, my wingman taking off on his own, so I decided to protest it in my own way, you know, like Steve McQueen did in "the War Lover" when he buzzed the field in his B-17....you know, he was p1ssed about having to drop leaflets on Germany instead of bombs. Well, since he was the coolest gringo that ever lived, I thought I could do it to....since Im so cool. So I came across the field and did my thing to the ops shack. I didnt notice the black mercedes there with some wheel from El Presedente's office, there checking up on his nephew or whatever he was......Good thing I got those two FAS birds, or Id have been cleaning toilets for a month. I never had to fly with "El Stupido" again though....
OH, and thats not really the enemy general, we just didnt have a picture of him, so Yuri said it would be OK to use this Frito Bandito looking dude.....

The war in the air may have been going our way, but it sure as h$ll wasnt that way on the ground....they took town after town, using more artillery and armor than we had imagined they had. There just werent enough of us, and the FAS was still showing up pretty regularly at the worse times....regular party crashers those guys. Anyway, we flew alot of attack sorties, and I couldnt believe all the stuff we carried. One big battle was at Teguculpo, or something like that, since I cant pronounce half those names. Anyway, that place was under heavy arty fire, and we were tasked with breaking up the armored attack as Salvadorian tanks were waiting for the word to attack on the perimeter.

so we attacked with 1000 and 500lb bombs, as well as 5 inch rockets....but thier tanks were so small and scattered out that they were hard to find. I managed to nail one with a near miss from a 1000bl bomb, but the remainder kept advancing on the town, despite all artillery our guys were putting on them. They just kept coming.

My new wingman Julio, the same guy who saved my bacon in the AT-28 that day, scored several of them as they flanked out main defensive line, destroying a tank with a pair of rockets...direct hits. Good shot man......

Unfortunately he didnt see the lone tank advancing from behind some buildings, and niether did any of our guys on the line.....this one STuart tank got behind our positions and knocked out all our guns and scattered the remaining infantry, who had nothing else that could stop him.

01-08-2006, 12:24 AM
So we began a desperate campaign of attacking anythin that moved on the roads, flying several sorties a day when possible, making our enemy think that we were much more numerous than we were. There was a target rich environment at first, as they would travel in broad daylight on the roads. Many of our planes dived bombed them with good results, but they just kept taking more territory, though we certainly slowed them down. I preferred the direct approach of coming in low, using a 10 second delay on my bombs and precision shooting with my rockets. AA was thick though, and we lost several good men to thier archie.

Then they began getting sneaky, since the territory they occupied allowed many hiding places, so we had us a kind of wierd easter egg hunt man. I would fly around at low level reconing every barn and pigpen I could, flying so low I could read the mailboxes....if they had any mailboxes. On one mission I was told there should be a large concentration of thier infantry and armor near this little podunk town that had a really good borthel in it.....I only hear rumors mind you, but I did look for the bad guys.

These guys are shooting at me with alot of....enthusiasm man, so......yup, I found 'em muchachos...come and get it!

The FAS would come up sometimes, usually ambushing us at the worse possible moment, and rumor had it that they had some gringo mercenary types, but the outcome was usually the same......though we were lucky, since those guys were pretty spirited sometimes. We STILL couldnt attack targets in El Salvador though....I guess this policy was inspired by your Robert Macnamara in Vietnam. We werent too happy wiht it. We couldve finished the entire FAS in a couple of days we felt.

Finally our army began to advance drive them back, since our priority had been enemy fuel supplies, and it affected thier army and air force. We owned the sky toward the end man, owned it. They started retreating, and since we had destroyed most of the bridges (which cost alot to replace), they had to move their army by boat across rivers.......and we took full advantage of this.

Riverbanks became a fertile hunting ground, and its a miracle there were no more than 3000 casualties in this entire war, considering how much destruction we wrought on thier collums.
There were alot of secondaries.KABOOM man! You had to watch this stuff so it wouldnt wind up in your engine or your face.

THis ends the program for now you guys....this was just a tiny look at a much larger war, and there are many misns to fly of many types in this project. You WILL know how to fly a Corsair when you are done, and how to best use it in a dogfight. Any questions man....and smoke'em if you got'em....cigarettes that is. Although...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

01-08-2006, 01:00 AM
Looks and sounds great!! Where can I get it?

01-08-2006, 01:08 AM
I think its at airwarfare....i keep forgetting to put links in http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

anyway, if you check in the misn builder forum, you will see an anouncemnt for it, and you can find it from there. Im about to go to sleep where i sit........

theres a link on that thread in the misn blder forum....but im sure some intrepid pilot who is alot more efficient than i am will put one here before i check back tomorow. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

01-08-2006, 03:17 AM
Originally posted by partic_3:
Looks and sounds great!! Where can I get it? Corsarios Catrachos download link (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_campaigns_mariskal.htm)

01-08-2006, 06:25 AM
this is great!

the *er* briefing s are hilarious.

Dave don't live here...man

01-08-2006, 08:22 AM
Thanks to comrade Eurosnoopy for coming thruough as usual, since I'm apparently unable to rememember to add the links to the stuff Im promoting......ever. sheeesh. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

You guys will really enjoy this if you stick with the cmpn and finish it....a really good story that is historically very accurate, and a few nasty surprises that took me for a ride. Some stuff in this cmpn that is very inovative and original, and the most fun Ive had since Dubbo's "Castaways".

And this one is historically based....yer not gonna believe how they solved the problems they had with some of thier 20mm ammo.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Oh, and did any1 notice the little bug on the Salvadorian FG-1? The gear seems to show through the paintscheme on top of the wing. I wonder if this is a bug in the plane or in the paint job? Wasnt very noticable until i saw it in the screenies.

01-08-2006, 02:56 PM
You are one amazing man. To bad you had to fight a war bud thank god you live to tell the tail. And share it with us. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

01-08-2006, 03:58 PM
lovely write up and great looking skins; downloading now! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

01-08-2006, 04:53 PM
You will note that Mariskal has several cmpns on that page....ive flown the HUrricanes over murmansk one, and its great to. Ive yet to fly the other ones, but i will when i get a break from my own VVS project....gotta get back on that.

01-09-2006, 11:58 PM
This is a very well done campaign, I highly recommend it. Great job!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

han freak solo
01-10-2006, 07:09 AM
In the meantime, the Salvadorian army was kicking our @sses and rolling across the border like somebody had yelled "free beer"......


01-10-2006, 04:33 PM
Hi Guys,

Enforcer, I guess I'll have to hire you to promote my next campaign. You did a great job promoting this one!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

This campaign took me about 6 months of almost uninterrupted work. Pretty much every day I did something related to it: researching, skinning, finding the honduran anthem and medals (the download includes honduran anthem music plus historical ranks and medals) just mission building... and testing a few surprises for the player http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

I hope you all will give it a try.

01-10-2006, 10:03 PM
Sure....my pleasure. I kinda like doing this kinda stuff. Did one on Dubbos castaways also, but shorter. Did a couple of 2 page ones for my stuff....just wait till i finish VVS fighters pt2.....someday.

After finding out about those Honduran guys putting LIVE 20mm rounds in a f-ing lathe and f-ing turning them down one MM.....well, I really did think they had to be smoking banana leaves. That kinda made me think of Cheech in the cockpit of a corsair, and I just had to go wiht it. I can see him now.....


"Hey man, these lousy 20mm rounds are F-ing up our misns, I mean i nearly got my niblets shot off today man. Hey, (shuffles around in a zipper pocket on his flight suit)...wow, I forgot I had this man....anybody got a light?"

(10min later}

C.D.: "(cough, cough) Oh man, Philipe,didnt you give me this thing last week? where did you get this stuff man? From your Columbian cousin?"

PHILLIPE (sitting on the wing of the AT-28 he just saved the col's buttox in): "No man, from my seeester, Christina."

COL. D.: "Your seeester? You mean the one that likes to peel everybody's banana? Oh wow man, that's heavy. I never knew she had it in her....I mean her resourcefullness that is-not other things. So she just gave you these....cigarettes?


COL. D.: "Hey Phillipe, what was your other sister's name, man, the one wiht the, uh, big bazookas?"


COL. D.: "Well hey man, I hope you didnt mind me messing around wiht her to man, I mean, she was sorta having to bend over alot to pick those potatos, and I was just 16, and....."


COL. D.: "Hey man, I know....these lousy Brit 20mm rounds we bought that are messing up because they're a MM too wide or something.....(sees an old lathe in the corner of the maintenacne hangar). Hey, Jose, you were in the navy for a while werent you? They got lathes oh those ships dont they? And you can work those can't you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

I know, we can just stick these cannon shells in the lathe and turn 'em down a lousy MM.....nothin too it. Grab a box of those 20mm rounds and follow me. Anybody know where they keep the tool bits for these things (cough)?"


And thus air superiority was regained and held, and Honduras was saved.......because of some....cigarettes. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

(Wish apologies to Mel Blanc and Jack Benny). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

01-11-2006, 07:11 PM
You will note that I replaced the screenie of the P51 in default skin with one in the proper FAS skin included in the cmpn.....Dufus here forgot to load it when he started the cmpn. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

THis is only part of the skins availible in the cmpn....ill see if i can post some more of them. Some really good work. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

01-13-2006, 10:57 PM
OK, finally got around to flying a few misns in the single misn to get some screenies of some of the skins......really has a feel to it.

This Honduran C-47 (li-2) is being used as a bomber.....that didnt last too long.....sure is pretty though.

And there are several honduran corsair skins , for both versions. I think there mustve been onlly one of htis scheme,maybe. Looks pretty good though.

Heres where I learned that Li-2s can carry bombs....opens some pretty interesting possibilities.

And of course there are those pesky SNJs, well portrayed by SU-2s in salvidorian markings.
They will fight you BTW.

I was kinda surprised by the manuverability of the SU-2 playing an SNJ.....this guy took me to the ground. This was in a single misn play, as i had managed to get him on my first pass in the cmpn itself. Note the holes in my engine cowling.

This is the result of my underestimating this SNJ guy in a single misn play of the misn....this didnt happen in the cmpn itself. This clown litterally flew me into the ground.

But you can always get revenge with those handy dandy 5in rockets....