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Enforcer572005
06-26-2007, 09:20 PM
I need some folks to test a few of the misns Ive done so far in my East/west alternate history cmpn centered mostly in Kyushu with some action in Manchuria. This is based on my late Dad's tour with the 5th AF occupation force in Kyushu 46 to 48. He ran a radar on a cliff facing Korea and scrambled P-51s and P-61s to intercept Soviet planes on a regular basis in some undocumented very dangerous games that were going on.

I'm making both offline and coop versions, and I really need to know how the FR is on various computers, ease of undestanding the briefings, typos, and various mistakes that I'm sure I overlooked. I've tested some of the coop with my Hellhound and DangerDogz comrades and they seem to work pretty well, but the offline ones are alot different and usually more advanced with more of the new stuff in them.

The offline is mostly a P-80 cmp with some misns in the Corsair and P-47; your character is a former Marine Corsair vet who was rifted out in 45 but made it into the USAF about the time of its independance.....so he gets hooked into flying a few prop misns in a desperate cmpn against great odds.

Soviet forces have taken the Kuriles and disputed Sahkalin Island, and cover it wiht a huge air cmpn against the home islands. Your squadron of the 51st FG is the only jet squadron availible to defend Kyushu. Let's just say it gets a bit rough. Intercepting Tu-4 raids out of Vladivostok, prop fighters and light bombers out of Korea, and assorted jets from a northern island that was given to the soviets as a bone.

Anyway, you sometimes find yourself making desperate scrambles with P-51s, ANG P-70 and RAF Mossie night fighters, Aussie 51s and Spits, and RAF FEAF Tempests among others. A-20s also play the role of A-26s. There is too wide a range of scenarios to describe, but I tried to keep this as plausible as I could, keeping in mind the weak status of western forces and how they might have operated.

In this scene, a desperate dawn scramble is launched against an attack against the radar array at Omura, including night fighters from Okinawa (mossies and P-70s - the P-61s are busy over Honshu),and RAF Tempests. Most of the planes, as in reality, were still prop jobs, but your concern is mostly in the P-80, which is an excellent ride that is not mentioned much, but performs well if you follow a few rules. I managed to make all these planes scramble at once in a rather dangerous mass take off after having just refueled and re=armed.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/p80-7scramble.jpg

Some misns are protecting our own bombers, from Corsairs to SAC B-29s. Here a detachment P-80s are flying out of A SAC base in southern Kyushu out of range of enemy jets from "Trotsky Island" (as the allies call it), but don't underestimate a bunch of Pe-3s, Yaks, Laggs, or P-63s (thier longest range fighters) can do when they show up in large numbers. Of course, you have help from P-51s and some P-47s from the Ga. ANG. There's going to be alot of skins used in this to get the markings right and get around the red/blue thing with the Ruskies.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/p80-3.jpg

In the coop version, you get to fly some of the night fighters, like the RAF Mossies assigned to the Far East Air Force that come out of Singapore. Shortage of planes results in night fighters being used in broad daylight, and you have to help them out sometimes as well.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/mossie.jpg

One of the more fun planes in the coop versions (and useful in the offline) are the ANG and reserve P-70s that are resurected due to a shortage of P-61s. These things are alot of fun to fly against bombers and can actually dogfight pretty well...they should not be underestimated, though they can barely catch Tu-4s and Pe-2/3s.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/p70-3.jpg

Though they are a bit slow, they do manage to use tactics and planning that lets them catch their prey pretty regularly, often with spectacular results.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/p70-1.jpg

The southerly SAC base is under so much pressur that SAC commander Gen. Kenny orders Curt LeMay to evac the B-29s to Okinawa and Iwo, where they operate effectively if you can protect them. Here a Yak is about to kamikaze an A-26 (A-20) that's just landed. It dead centered it...really. One of the oddest things I've seen in this sim, but very dramatic.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/yakkamikaze.jpg

You spend about a week with a small detachment defending the besieged SAC base, which is also where most replacement planes are assembled and overhauled. Here an Aussie 51 is recovering after an intercept.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/RAAF51-1.jpg

There were SB-17 rescue variants of the Fortress
in Japan for rescuing pilots, and they get alot of work in this cmpn (and I found an appropriate skin). They make juicy targets for Yaks and Migs, and here one has bellied in alongside a flight of ANG 47s that are scambling. (You wouldnt believe what I had to go thru to arrange that while you wait to take off in a jug...you were a Corsair pilot at one time after all).

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/SB17crash.jpg

Your short tour in southern Kyushu is the worse Ordeal of the compn. THis base, as almost all others, is under constant attack. Prop fighters show up out of nowhere at the worse times, and here an ANG P-47 gets caught in the open (the skin wasn't ready for the 47s yet).

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/straffe-1.jpg

But you get back into the fight in northern Kyushu, whose bases are under even more pressure that includes lots of jets from that little Island we felt we had to give to the Ruskies. But we got sumthin for those guys.....

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/Yak15damaged.jpg

Enforcer572005
06-26-2007, 09:20 PM
I need some folks to test a few of the misns Ive done so far in my East/west alternate history cmpn centered mostly in Kyushu with some action in Manchuria. This is based on my late Dad's tour with the 5th AF occupation force in Kyushu 46 to 48. He ran a radar on a cliff facing Korea and scrambled P-51s and P-61s to intercept Soviet planes on a regular basis in some undocumented very dangerous games that were going on.

I'm making both offline and coop versions, and I really need to know how the FR is on various computers, ease of undestanding the briefings, typos, and various mistakes that I'm sure I overlooked. I've tested some of the coop with my Hellhound and DangerDogz comrades and they seem to work pretty well, but the offline ones are alot different and usually more advanced with more of the new stuff in them.

The offline is mostly a P-80 cmp with some misns in the Corsair and P-47; your character is a former Marine Corsair vet who was rifted out in 45 but made it into the USAF about the time of its independance.....so he gets hooked into flying a few prop misns in a desperate cmpn against great odds.

Soviet forces have taken the Kuriles and disputed Sahkalin Island, and cover it wiht a huge air cmpn against the home islands. Your squadron of the 51st FG is the only jet squadron availible to defend Kyushu. Let's just say it gets a bit rough. Intercepting Tu-4 raids out of Vladivostok, prop fighters and light bombers out of Korea, and assorted jets from a northern island that was given to the soviets as a bone.

Anyway, you sometimes find yourself making desperate scrambles with P-51s, ANG P-70 and RAF Mossie night fighters, Aussie 51s and Spits, and RAF FEAF Tempests among others. A-20s also play the role of A-26s. There is too wide a range of scenarios to describe, but I tried to keep this as plausible as I could, keeping in mind the weak status of western forces and how they might have operated.

In this scene, a desperate dawn scramble is launched against an attack against the radar array at Omura, including night fighters from Okinawa (mossies and P-70s - the P-61s are busy over Honshu),and RAF Tempests. Most of the planes, as in reality, were still prop jobs, but your concern is mostly in the P-80, which is an excellent ride that is not mentioned much, but performs well if you follow a few rules. I managed to make all these planes scramble at once in a rather dangerous mass take off after having just refueled and re=armed.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/p80-7scramble.jpg

Some misns are protecting our own bombers, from Corsairs to SAC B-29s. Here a detachment P-80s are flying out of A SAC base in southern Kyushu out of range of enemy jets from "Trotsky Island" (as the allies call it), but don't underestimate a bunch of Pe-3s, Yaks, Laggs, or P-63s (thier longest range fighters) can do when they show up in large numbers. Of course, you have help from P-51s and some P-47s from the Ga. ANG. There's going to be alot of skins used in this to get the markings right and get around the red/blue thing with the Ruskies.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/p80-3.jpg

In the coop version, you get to fly some of the night fighters, like the RAF Mossies assigned to the Far East Air Force that come out of Singapore. Shortage of planes results in night fighters being used in broad daylight, and you have to help them out sometimes as well.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/mossie.jpg

One of the more fun planes in the coop versions (and useful in the offline) are the ANG and reserve P-70s that are resurected due to a shortage of P-61s. These things are alot of fun to fly against bombers and can actually dogfight pretty well...they should not be underestimated, though they can barely catch Tu-4s and Pe-2/3s.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/p70-3.jpg

Though they are a bit slow, they do manage to use tactics and planning that lets them catch their prey pretty regularly, often with spectacular results.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/p70-1.jpg

The southerly SAC base is under so much pressur that SAC commander Gen. Kenny orders Curt LeMay to evac the B-29s to Okinawa and Iwo, where they operate effectively if you can protect them. Here a Yak is about to kamikaze an A-26 (A-20) that's just landed. It dead centered it...really. One of the oddest things I've seen in this sim, but very dramatic.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/yakkamikaze.jpg

You spend about a week with a small detachment defending the besieged SAC base, which is also where most replacement planes are assembled and overhauled. Here an Aussie 51 is recovering after an intercept.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/RAAF51-1.jpg

There were SB-17 rescue variants of the Fortress
in Japan for rescuing pilots, and they get alot of work in this cmpn (and I found an appropriate skin). They make juicy targets for Yaks and Migs, and here one has bellied in alongside a flight of ANG 47s that are scambling. (You wouldnt believe what I had to go thru to arrange that while you wait to take off in a jug...you were a Corsair pilot at one time after all).

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/SB17crash.jpg

Your short tour in southern Kyushu is the worse Ordeal of the compn. THis base, as almost all others, is under constant attack. Prop fighters show up out of nowhere at the worse times, and here an ANG P-47 gets caught in the open (the skin wasn't ready for the 47s yet).

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/straffe-1.jpg

But you get back into the fight in northern Kyushu, whose bases are under even more pressure that includes lots of jets from that little Island we felt we had to give to the Ruskies. But we got sumthin for those guys.....

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/Yak15damaged.jpg

Divine-Wind
06-26-2007, 09:52 PM
Looks like a great campaign you've got going there, Enforcer! Can't wait to get my hands on it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Enforcer572005
06-26-2007, 09:55 PM
Give it a few more weeks man....Beebop is still working on a few skins and I have about 8 more misns to go and thier coop rewrites.

Sometimes when you mix it up with those Mig-9s and Yak 15s, things can get kinda hairy. Kinda rough when you are the only 24 jets in Kyushu for the first couple of weeks. Watch those blasted 37mm on the Migs....

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/p80-4.jpg

About the only re-enforcements you get for a couple of weeks are the Brits and some more Aussies, but they are VERY effective. (Historical note: several squadrons of RAAF Spits and later 51s were the main occupation force along with the US 5th AF, and my late Dad has all sorts of stories about those guys). There were several squadrons of Tempests in the British Far East Air Force at the time.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/tempest-1.jpg

As a former Marine Bent wing pilot in the last war, you wind up leaping into a Navy bird while your damaged P-80 is repaired at the forward base at ***uoka. Nobody is gonna argue when you have IL-10s and Tu-2s bearing down on you.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/f4u.jpg

I can post some more if there is much interest in this, as the captured Ar-234s the VVS is using (as they really did) look neat in the skin Beebop modified for me. This just touches the tip of a large cmpn, as you even get to fly a few bushwack misns out of a Nationalist Chinese base in Manchuria....against the huge naval base and amphib build up in Vladivostok. You don't stay there long for obvious reasons, but it's pretty hairy.

I found out during my first cmpn (VVS fihters part 1) two yrs ago that a cmpn is only as good as its testers, and though I have a couple of guys flying a few of these, they don't have much time. If you just wanna fly a few of them, let me know. I can send you most of the skins (which really gives this thing its feel) and the 16 offline or some of the coop misns Ive done so far. just let me know on here. If you send me a PM, let me know, as I keep getting deluged with some from a mass mailing. I'll zip em up for you.

I made these on a P-4 3.06 gig with a PCI medium level card. They should fly ok on most rigs, though you may have to reduce some resolution etc for the large numbers of planes involved in some of these fights. I tried to arrange these to cut FR, especially for the coops, but I wanted to make this plausible, and such a scenario would have alot of stuff going on. I just need to see what I'm overlooking. Thanx.

stathem
06-27-2007, 03:50 AM
Looks excellent.

I'd be willing to lend my somewhat limited experience to a testing program but I'm afraid I'm away from home for the next couple of weeks.

If you still need anything after that period I'll get in touch then.

I know this doesn't help you any, so just treat it as a bump.

Enforcer572005
06-27-2007, 06:18 PM
Ok, cool. It will take several more weeks, be sure. I could use the bump, since a post doesn't seem to be on the first page more than an hr anymore. There are so many good cmpns being made these days that the novelty of it seems to have worn I guess, so it seems to be kinda hard to find testers. I used to test some of Bird Brain's and Dubbo's cmpns, and I know it's time consuming.

Enforcer572005
07-01-2007, 11:27 AM
Well, I was gonna give up, but I discovered last night testing a coop with the Hellhounds that nothing replaces a tester. I had forgotten to uncheck the AI only box in a couple of flights, and that stupid little bug in the FMB made some flights spawn a few min after what I designated.

There's always gonna be something I miss, so I'm kinda giving this a little bump and hope. You don't have to have alot of experience to fly this. The coop versions are pretty good once I get them modified. Mig9s v P-80s last night was a blast....jet combat is actually pretty realistic in this sim, especially the gunnery problems.

ComradeBadinov
07-01-2007, 01:49 PM
Hi Enforcer, check your PM's... looks like a good campaign theme... look forward to flying it.

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

CoolBreeze352nd
07-01-2007, 03:32 PM
Howdy Enforcer,

Me and some of the boys in the 352nd would be happy to test fly your '47 missions. I just sent you a PM with my email.

Blue skies!

CB

lynx421993
07-25-2007, 08:55 AM
Wow, sounds like an awsome campaign, I can't wait to try it out.
I'm wondering if there are any bombing missions? Not that I don't like fighting, but it gets old after a while.

mavd24
07-25-2007, 10:07 AM
Enforcer,


Will you be putting this up at the DD's site. Cause I would be happy to try it out.


Cheers

Mobius One

Mavd24

Enforcer572005
07-25-2007, 06:46 PM
send me an email at colonialphotog@bellsouth.net. Ill send it all to you (what ive done anyway). skins and all.

And there will be some attack misns in the coop version, as you get to fly a number of planes in the misns. All you gotta do to fly those offline is to click player in the FMB, or change player plane in the FMB. quite a bit of ground attack stuff going on, on both sides.