View Full Version : Do you come from the Land Down Under?

05-30-2005, 05:59 AM
Well its a simple question... I am looking for Australian pilots who wish to represent their country in the Prowar: International Online Competition for FB+AEP+PF.

This competition has been running for several years and IMO its about time Australia was represented. We'll be up against some of the best players in the game, but I feel with dedication to training and a complete roster we stand a very good chance of matching it with the best.

For more info on the prowar you can check out this link.

And specifically pertaining to us Aussies

I have started a thread on OZFB (the home of Australian & New Zealand FB players.

You'll need to register to gain access to the forums here,

And once you have there is a little more information here:

Okay, we still need to get an idea of numbers available, training times, and a place to train. We need a minium of 10 players to compete, with 15 being the maximum. That been said we should try to get a roster of about 25 -30 pilots as not everyone will be available for matches. 30 players constitutes a noticeable percentage of the Aussie pilots, so if you think you are interested and you might be available to train, add to this thread and I'll get in contact with you guys as soon as is practicable. At the moment there has been an expression of interest from a few guys so we should be able to form a strong nucleus but we are gonna need a lot of help to get an Australian team off the ground.

So please, if you have any questions or suggestions, or are interested in participating post those replies here or over at OZFB. At this stage we'll just take anyone who has the time to train (prolly once or twice a week), so dont be afraid to stick our hand up and be counted.

You can usually catch me over on War-Clouds TS if you wanna chat, but otherwise post here and I'll get back to all interested parties.



05-30-2005, 06:06 AM
I shall certainly look further into that Stacko...Thanks mate.

05-30-2005, 10:06 AM
I'd be interested in that in the long term... probably not this year as I just got PF, am a complete n00b and still have to buy FB and AEP. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

(any idea where best to buy them or the Gold Pack cheap in Oz?)

05-30-2005, 12:32 PM
I live in the exact opposite end of the world - just wanted to pop in & wish you best of luck. Hope to see you online in a couple of weeks, Stacko - I got these major exams so I got my stick locked away & books all over the cockpit.

05-30-2005, 11:05 PM
Im gonna look into this,
But is there any age limit?

05-31-2005, 03:21 AM
I would be interested in this.

I am primarily a mud mover but can hold my own in those single engined jobbies if need be.

You could post a thread in the community forum of my website, http://www.wte-anga.com

asking for interested parties. One of our blokes has already highlighted this comp (that's how I found this thread), so if you want some bods, drop us a line and we'll see how many peeps we can come up with.


05-31-2005, 03:46 AM
Where women blow and men chunder? Or are you thinking of some other land down under?

05-31-2005, 04:58 AM
That's a brilliant idea Stacko, I'd love to represent Australia. However, there might be some things that prevent me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

When would trainging and the actual competition take place? I.e. weekends, week days, times on GMT etc.

As Si-Warrior mentioned, an age limit. I doubt there is, but age would no doubt affect the availabilities of some players.

Any other info would be beaut, and ~S~ Stacko http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

05-31-2005, 06:48 AM
Thanks for all the messages so far, and thank-you to all the people who have taken the time to read the various links and such.

To answer a few questions:

First off, there is no age limit. However, we are looking for mature minded people only, who have the availabilty to train. Furthermore, this is a long term commitment - we dont want people who are gonna train for 6 or 8 weeks only to say they are bored with Il-2 and are off to play another game. Teamspeak is a must, as is a high speed internet connection (cable, ADSL, etc), if you dont have either one of those its gonna make training and competing impossible. Also, after the roster (of around 25 pilots is filled) will start trimming the fat, so to speak, and selecting people based upon their skill level, availability and commitment to training and their teamwork. You might be the best frikking pilot in the world but if you are a lonewolf only, than this team doesn't need you. I huess what I am saying here is you have to be flexible and open-minded when it comes to criticism.

Secondly, training is prolly gonna be on one week night (maybe a Tuesday or Wednesday depending on availabilties) and on the weekend (maybe Sunday morning - again, depending on what the majority wants). I know what you are saying "two training sessions a week!" well this will give everyone the opportunity to attend at least one of those, and we are gonna need a bit of training in order to get up to speed and work on tactics etc. Training will prolly only be 2 hours or so at a time.

3) The planeset that we'll fly is usually either open to us unless there is a specific tournament for the international teams that involves a certain match-up of planes. So while I have no doubt we could whoop-a$$ in a p-40's - and believe me Chunder, your reputation precedes you. We will probably be up against the late model p-51s, p-47s, La-7s, Yak 3s & 9s, the Ki-84b & c, 190 D-9, Spit IX etc. So I wouldn't want us to be handicapped from the outset by selecting planes that are out-classed by the above examples.
Having said that, my own skills in the above mentioned planes are lacking, but that can be overcome by training and using the right tactics. So even if you are not competent in those sort of planes get ur *** down to training (when it starts) and we'll see what we can work out with whatever talent we have.

4) So training will be worked out when we get a few people posting on the OZFB forums - I'll run a poll asking for your availabilty. But notice for competition is usually given about 6 - 8 weeks in advance. GOZR (who organises the ProWar) will be understanding of our timezone issues and will get the time that is the best compromise between us and our opposition. As we near the point for when we declare ourselves ready for competition I will prolly organize a few practice matches between the Australian team and say... the DEY sqaud or "the Aces of War-Clouds or Warbirds of Prey"

5) the revised format of the Prowar, now places a higher emphasis on completing ground objectives, so ppl who can ground-pound are just as welcome. If you can Dog fight as well, all the better. Again we'll be training in all those areas. So we need good Dog-fighters, good mud-movers and people with the skills in both.

If there is anything more I can answer, just ask. Also we might have a preliminery meeting on TS next week or the week after. Probably on the OZFB TS server if I can get their permission to use it. I'll post with the details as soon as I know.

05-31-2005, 06:57 AM
Originally posted by Psi9RQR:

(any idea where best to buy them or the Gold Pack cheap in Oz?)

No.. sorry mate.. if anyone else knows please speak up, I paid through the nose for my copies of the various games

05-31-2005, 07:02 AM
Hey Stacko...I am very interested! Nexxt time your on TS I'd like to chat with you re: training nights.

05-31-2005, 07:07 AM
TUSA S! your efforts and will help in any way we can to help you get a foothold in this endevour.

05-31-2005, 09:11 AM
We are here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ready to help.

05-31-2005, 01:26 PM
Sorry to interrupt, but is this an Australian aircraft carrier? click (http://www.aviationpics.de/prev/corsairbumboat.jpg) I am not too good with markings.

must take some brass balls to land and take off on that thing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif wonder how much head wind it needs to make http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

05-31-2005, 04:29 PM
...Where women go and men shunder.

Can someone please explain this to me?

05-31-2005, 06:18 PM
Sounds really interesting, theres a great tellent pool over at the Virtual Australian airforce too (http://www.vaaf.com),Ive posted a link there to this thread, hope you can get some good flyers from it. I cant commit this year as I may not have a internet connection at around compo time though most of the time I fit your criteria perfictly. Maybe for next year.

05-31-2005, 07:21 PM
You can get Forgotten Battles for $29.95AUD at http://www.gamesmarket.com.au, and you can get AEP for $29.95AUD at http://www.gameswarehouse.com.au.
As far as i know the Gold Pack was never released here.

Unfortunately i live in the land that broadband forgot so i cant fly online yet. One day....

05-31-2005, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by huggy87:
...Where women go and men shunder.

Can someone please explain this to me?

Well me old cobber (as we always say in Oz, at least in the movies) the lyric is actually "Where women glow and men chunder".
'Chunder' is slang for vomiting and is not a term that is used much anymore- it seems people believe that some Aussies have been known to drink too much on occasion, something i personally have never witnessed nor done myself.

06-01-2005, 02:36 AM
Hey I'm a proud ozzie, but I know that a cant get the stuff I need but if there is anything I can do to help out let me know, lets give this competition a real rattle, make the yanks and poms 5hit there pants. I live in perth if it matters