View Full Version : Coming Soon... Battle of Britain - Hurricane Season

02-03-2006, 01:41 AM
Coming soon to a theater, er computer near you...!

Hurricane Season carries you through 20 missions as a Hurricane pilot flying with the 601st out of RAF Tangmere in the months of July and August - 1/2 of the Battle of Britain. I have 20 more missions planned to take you through the second half of BOB as you get promoted and moved to another base, as RAF Control re-arranges manpower to accomodate for pilot shortages. You will be assigned to fly Spitfires there, in a new patrol region of the map.

But I digress, lets get back to Hurricane Season. A large operational area with surprise locations, weather, detailed storyline & briefings, BOB skins, and four operational bases in your area, any of which can be used to complete your mission, (Tangmere, Warmwell, Exeter & Ford). Skins reflect the markings of your neighboring squadrons and will be seen regularly. Enemy markings will reflect actual squadrons operational for BOB and in your operational area. Most events reflect actual BOB timeline and mission occurrences for that day. The missions are survivable but fun, I recommend full-real. There are 2 rules:
€ Rule One - survive and get home
€ Rule Two - see Rule One

I will ask for a few beta testers before release, but I have a couple more missions to complete. Keep in mind, this is definitely not for weaker machines. Comments are welcome.


€ Printable reference map for better immersion and understanding mission briefings
€ Historic timeline and actual daily reports used to create mission scenarios
€ Wide operational area
€ Four populated, operational bases
€ Enhanced cities and harbors (where it counts)
€ Many BOB aircraft skins designed for this campaign
€ Large enemy formations
€ Moving ground, air & sea objects
€ Engaging briefings with interwoven storyline
€ Multiple intros

Printable map and custom mission background

Convoy patrol over the Channel

Any landing you can walk away from...

A Jerry bomber falls into the Channel

Bomb damage in Portsmouth Harbor

Warmwell Airfield - that's the base hospital in the distance

A coastal radar station near a sea-rescue base

Sizable convoys to protect

Night raids

A color still shot from one of the intros

02-03-2006, 02:13 AM

02-03-2006, 02:26 AM
nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-03-2006, 02:33 AM
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02-03-2006, 02:54 AM
Very cool - Sounds like exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for; need a beta tester let me know http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-03-2006, 04:24 AM
this will be awesome!!

02-03-2006, 05:06 AM
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this looks hot!

02-03-2006, 06:34 AM
Looks fantastic
I would be happy to beta test this for you..
3.4 gig pentium 4
2 gigs ram
6600gt pci express
track ir4 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-03-2006, 08:41 AM
wohaaaaaaa... me being ETO waestern front lover so that one comes handy.. I enjoyed Porsimo's & ExtremeOne'S BoB campaign pretty much ages ago so i'm really looking forward to yours!

btw.. the images doesn'T load for me.. pitty as I would have loved to see them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

02-03-2006, 09:52 AM
Thanks for the input guys, I was hoping a BOB campaign would still be well recieved.

9th_simplex, I'm not sure why you're not seeing the pics, as they are coming up... maybe because they're larger pics?

The map used to create this is the KUBAN map and all the actual bases in the KUBAN map are reprsented in the printable maps. When compared to a real Britain map, many locations are similar. So with a little imagination, we're there!

As far as the skins, it was hard to find relative art to work by, so I did the best I could with what I found. There might be a little artistic license thrown in for color too. The codes are all squadron correct and you will fly with markings off because the IL2 does not have many of the British BOB squadrons actually listed for choosing... so there won't be A,B,C, etc on the planes. The German planes have them on most though, because I found them more populated in IL2.

I may also include a cheat sheet for Squadron IDs for fun.


02-03-2006, 10:10 AM
hmm... unlikely..

even if I try using the urls of the images it doesn'T load... seems i cannot enter any page of that host what is really strange...

could you try uploading few of them to imageshack?

02-03-2006, 10:21 AM
Wow, not bad looking. Looking forward to this one.

02-03-2006, 10:22 AM
Put me on the short list of first to download...Too bad you can't put Music from the Savoy Hotel on the RT!

02-03-2006, 05:13 PM
This is definitely interesting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Looking very, very good, there...

Put me on the list to help with the beta testing.

My rig is up to the task.
Proudly, my specs: http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
> Intel P4 670 @ 3.8GHz
> Asus P5LD2 Deluxe, PCI-E
> ATI X1900XTX (just got this bad mutha a couple of days ago!)
> Patriot 667-5300 RAM, 2GB

02-03-2006, 05:53 PM
This looks sweet, Cobra. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif But you might want to stagger those ships in the convoy...if any but the last ones go down, they'll be a pile-up like the San Bernadino Expressway on a foggy morn. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

02-05-2006, 04:14 PM
We are No601 Sqn of the Tangmere Pilots so obviously we would be interested in flying your campaign. So far at Tangmere we have fought the battle of France and then jumped forward to Malta, bypassing the Battle of Britain. We await the new BoB release from 1C Maddox sometime in the future. Pop over to www.tangmerepilots.co.uk/forum (http://tangmerepilots.co.uk/forum) to leave a message in the guest section of our forum if you want to make contact. We are an historical group who fly one mission per week in realistic settings. We have an RAF style command structure and a finer bunch of chaps you will not find.

"The Tangmere Pilots" consists of 36 pilots forming No1, No145 and No601 Sqn's R.A.F

p.s. My crate is UF-A http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

02-06-2006, 12:43 AM
Wow! Looks superb. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

02-06-2006, 07:34 AM
Hmm! Interesting...

However, now I have an identity crisis. Am I me, or am I somehow the campaign? Perhaps I am merely a figment of Cobra's imagination... [Lights up a Gitane] But what is real? After all, in the beginning was Oleg... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Anyway, great screenies... can't wait to try out the campaign!

[By sheer coincidence, after flying hurribuses almost exclusively for over two years, we finally took delivery of Spitfire MkVc's yesterday as our Malta campaign proresses. It's a funny old game, eh?!]

02-06-2006, 02:35 PM
And for those really interested, Tangmere Pilots even have a real Operational Training Unit to see if we can both match our common interests.

F/Lt Tigertooo
TP Senior Training Officer.

02-06-2006, 10:28 PM
Sounds great, was tiring of shoot'n down zeroes anyhow. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif