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-HH-Dubbo
08-02-2005, 01:33 PM
Finally.....

Here's some fanfare......

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/Comiccover.jpg

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/Comicpage01.jpg

And the history......

"The Filthy Few

A co-op campaign for FB+AEP+PF.(4.01)
40+ co-op missions for 4-16 players designed to be played in sequence.

The brainchild of Texas oil baron, Sheldon Marcone and retired US congressman Howard McGinley,
the original idea was to form an army fighter squadron whose personnel were taken from military prisons
around the world. These aircrews, in theory, would have an edge because they would be fighting in exchange
for their freedom, a chance at atonement. And because they could operate independently from the allied
command structure both Marcone and McGinley figured that if they were using unorthodox tactics and
fighting like a guerrilla group, this group of pilots could make a larger difference than just another group
of men sent to the front. Knowing that US involvement in the war was just a matter of time, they approached
General Hap Arnold and, with his support, started the plan in motion.

Shortly after recruitment began focus moved away from Europe as the US entered the war against Japan.
The plan was expanded to create a small carrier force that would act as an independent attack force, harassing
the Japanese in the Pacific right in their back yard. To that end, the USN and the USAAF began to send
troublesome personnel to the programme rather than to correction facilities. Most service personnel
facing confinement jumped at this chance to stay on active duty.

By December 1942, after intensive training, the group was in place and ready to be deployed. In an unusual
combination, the aircrews remained loosely under command of the US Army whilst the sailors were all
still part of the USN. Both branches of the armed service did their best to distance themselves from the
group though, only issuing orders when absolutely necessary.

Command of the group was split between Commodore Sanford J. Moody for the USN and Brigadier General
Jackson Pearce for the USAAF. Interestingly enough, despite the different responsibilities of their command,
both men worked well together and achieved victory after victory.

Because of the lack of direct command, rather than in spite of it, this fighting group of misfits achieved
great success in the war against Japan. Operating independently for the main part, the group kept
showing up deep inside Japanese-held territory, hitting the enemy like a group of marauding pirates,
before disappearing again into the vast Pacific Ocean. Although the enemy forces would search
for this carrier group time and time again, the hunts would prove largely fruitless.

A recurring stumbling block for the group was that the equipment issued to them was always in need
of repair and being who they were, they were always last on the resupply list.

Initially equipped with a Kaiser-built escort carrier (USS Salt Lake Bay) that the USN had rejected
because of stability issues, and 2 pre-war destroyers (USS Arnold and USS Burr),
the group ended up with a second, newer escort carrier (USS Akron Bay) through some back door
dealings between Marcone, McGinley and Henry J. Kaiser. (The carrier had been ordered by the Royal Navy
but was mysteriously diverted). The aircraft they received were too, well past their prime, although
the replacements improved as the war moved on and the group garnered the respect of the "official"
branches of the armed forces.

In this co-op campaign I have tried to recreate some of the missions of this unlikely group
of heroes, if not historically, then at least in spirit. "

And thanks to Euro-Snoopy for getting it up so quickly.

Avaialable here

http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_campaigns_filthyfew.htm

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

bird_brain
08-02-2005, 01:53 PM
LOL.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Looks Awesome!

I will have to pick my place and fly it offline too! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

-HH-Dubbo
08-02-2005, 03:47 PM
More fanfare..........

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/Comicpage02.jpg

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/Backpage.jpg

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-HH-Dubbo
08-02-2005, 04:16 PM
Beebop did the excellent skins that are included with the campaign

<span class="ev_code_green">The Filthy Few Pt. 3</span>

Here are the skins for the final parts of "The Filthy Few".

When The Filthy Few first get their Corsairs they are nice and pretty:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/HH_Beebop/FilthyFewCorsairNew_00.jpg

After a while though they begin to show signs of wear:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/HH_Beebop/FilthyFewCorsairUsed_0.jpg

Finally they carry the charactistic trademark of the squadron:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/HH_Beebop/FilthyFewCorsairWorn_0.jpg

Template by Beebop
Panel Lines/Rivets by Serval
Additional layers by Nitrous, Jayman and myself.

If you missed Pts. 1 and 2, here are the links:
Pt.1 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?s=400102&a=tpc&m=4881069223&f=45410763)
Pt.2 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?s=400102&a=tpc&m=3191077433&f=45410763)

Enjoy!

Achilles_NZ
08-02-2005, 04:20 PM
Man, this sounds awesome!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Times like this I realy wish I had cable, and a new system, and .... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Will definitly try em offline.

Cheers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

jensenpark
08-02-2005, 09:29 PM
At long last!

Thanks for your great work Dub and Beebop...

This campaign (what I've played so far) is a blast.

Good challenges - lot's of good action.

Highly recommended guys.

woofiedog
08-03-2005, 01:47 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Excellent!
The Comic is Mint... Very Nice Work!

Thank's Hell Hound's for putting this togeather.

-HH-Dubbo
08-03-2005, 04:17 AM
Thanks for the comments guys. Um, Bird-brain & Achilles, unfortunately they won't play worth a **** off-line because none of the flyables have more than 2 waypoints (T/O + 1) You can lead your flight to the combat/target area but that's it and it usually isn't enough to survive with...or succeed at least. Sorry guys. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

jensenpark
08-03-2005, 08:50 AM
more of the comics please!

-HH-Dubbo
08-03-2005, 05:05 PM
Sorry JP, no more comics. They take a long time and I only did the 4 pages. Glad you like 'em though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jensenpark
08-03-2005, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by -HH-Dubbo:
Sorry JP, no more comics. They take a long time and I only did the 4 pages. Glad you like 'em though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

blast...I was hoping to see if Archie and Jughead survied the Bataan death march.

-HH-Dubbo
08-03-2005, 11:10 PM
They didn't make it through basic.....

Cold_Gambler
08-04-2005, 09:15 AM
Looks great! Comix = http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Nice touch on the weathering skins http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

DmdSeeker
08-04-2005, 10:53 AM
Looks good!

DmdSeeker
08-04-2005, 10:56 AM
The thread header says "campaign"; but the read me describes it as a set of on-line co-op missions!

Oh well...<delete>

Udidtoo
08-04-2005, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by DmdSeeker:
The thread header says "campaign"; but the read me describes it as a set of on-line co-op missions!

Oh well...<delete>


From the above at a glance..... "A co-op campaign for FB+AEP+PF.(4.01)
40+ co-op missions for 4-16 players designed to be played in sequence"

Dubbo, you swore you wouldn't bring up my desert dwellers aversion to water or Quazis' incontinance.

How would you like it if the forum knew about your fondness for 3 inch heels? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

Taylortony
08-04-2005, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by -HH-Dubbo:
Sorry JP, no more comics. They take a long time and I only did the 4 pages. Glad you like 'em though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ONLY 4 pages? Pah, that ain't a Comic, that's a flyer................. No pun intended http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jensenpark
08-04-2005, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Udidtoo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DmdSeeker:
The thread header says "campaign"; but the read me describes it as a set of on-line co-op missions!

Oh well...<delete>



From the above at a glance..... "A co-op campaign for FB+AEP+PF.(4.01)
40+ co-op missions for 4-16 players designed to be played in sequence"

Dubbo, you swore you wouldn't bring up my desert dwellers aversion to water or Quazis' incontinance.

How would you like it if the forum knew about your fondness for 3 inch heels? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Really...3 inch heels, eh? Didn't know this about Dub. Off to the Abbotsford Airshow with him next week. Will make for an interesting time...

-HH-Dubbo
08-05-2005, 02:30 AM
Umm.....
Shhhhhhhh!!
Gees.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

SeaFireLIV
08-05-2005, 03:01 AM
I`m more interested in the comic. Very similar style to my own. Except, I just don`t feel ready to do WWII yet, although I`ve done a few preliminaries. Sword/sorcery`s more my bag.

Anyway, very nice artwork. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jensenpark
08-05-2005, 08:24 AM
form an army fighter squadron whose personnel were taken from military prisons
around the world.

You, know - I just realized that this could be a semi-autobiographical tale of the HellHounds themselves!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

jensenpark
08-05-2005, 08:59 PM
What? No stinging rebuke Hellers?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

PS: bump!

Udidtoo
08-05-2005, 09:39 PM
How can I refute this when Luckyboy so clearly and irrevocably labeled me a dopefiend who was serving time when he was heroically capturing Commie pinkoes while simultaniously popping a squat?

The fact that I was all of 7 when he was Ramboing around the 3rd world is hardly worth mentioning. Must have been kinderprison.

PBNA-Boosher
08-05-2005, 10:02 PM
Can't wait to try it out Beebs!

jensenpark
08-05-2005, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by Udidtoo:
How can I refute this when Luckyboy so clearly and irrevocably labeled me a dopefiend who was serving time when he was heroically capturing Commie pinkoes while simultaniously popping a squat?

The fact that I was all of 7 when he was Ramboing around the 3rd world is hardly worth mentioning. Must have been kinderprison.


Yikes, I've been lumped in with LB. Now that is a stinging rebuke if I ever read one.
Well done mate!

Side note: LB's exploits sound a bit like Tom Clancy's character John Ryan - making millions on the stock market, saving the world, killing commies, oh and winning the office of President of the US at the same time.

-HH-Dubbo
08-06-2005, 05:25 AM
Originally posted by jensenpark:]


Yikes, I've been lumped in with LB. Now that is a stinging rebuke if I ever read one.
Well done mate!

Side note: LB's exploits sound a bit like Tom Clancy's character John Ryan - making millions on the stock market, saving the world, killing commies, oh and winning the office of President of the US at the same time.

Ouch!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Besides I cannot argue with your original comment due to fact I come from an island peopled by convicts....at least originally

Zeus-cat
08-06-2005, 06:43 AM
What do you mean "...at least originally"?

Zeus-cat

jensenpark
08-06-2005, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
What do you mean "...at least originally"?

Zeus-cat


LOL! Ahh, that tops getting compared to LB!

-HH-Dubbo
08-06-2005, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
What do you mean "...at least originally"?

Zeus-cat

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif You calling my grandmother a convict?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif