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  1. #76

    Eben Emael

    I n an attempt to encourage those doing this project I have tidied up the DFS 230 glider - new 2d panel, vc panel and correcting a few modeling errors ( probably not all ). The wheeldolly is now a bgl ( so it doesn't need a aircraft folder entry ) and UncleTgt has done a new skin . Just a few tweaks and it will soon be ready.

    A few pics

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  2. #77

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    Good morning,

    Been busy doing research for a few days after Rotterdam; Hewman100 sent me some loss reports from May 10-13, 1940. From these notes, I've been able to do two French missions so far, with more on the way...and I built the French city of Orleans as well.

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Early sweep above the Loire River
    "summary_string"=Allons nous déplacer! German formations are now swarming all across France, and we will be in the air, ready to fight back! Your task is to patrol the Loire River from Orleans down toward the Massif Central, looking for any German bombers trying to raid airfields in Central France. You are ordered to attack whatever you encounter, and take down as many as you can! Let's show the enemy we will not cower under pressure!
    "objective_string"=The morning of 11 May saw many French squadrons in action all over France. On this sortie, a total of nine Morane fighters from GC III/6 and GC III/7 intercepted Heinkels of I/KG 51 en route to bomb Chateauroux airfield. (Bourges aerodrome is being used for this mission.) One Heinkel was shot down and another damaged by the French pilots. French losses are not stated, & there is no record of any escorts with the German bombers.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you'll fly toward the city of Orleans, where you will patrol from there east along the Loire River, flying down to a point past the town of Gien, looking for any German raiders who may strike airfields in this sector of France. You have authority to engage any German bombers or fighters you see. Try to disrupt any attacks on airfields, then disengage and return to base when you exhaust all of your ammo. Try to return in one piece; we must maintain all our available strength to keep resisting the Luftwaffe!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Juvaincourt

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Catch Kampgeschwader 51 at Dijon
    "summary_string"=Accédez à vos combattants! Enemy bombers raided the airfield at Lyon-Bron and are headed this way! You will intercept them before they can escape to Germany & hack as many of them out of the sky as possible. Let's show the Luftwaffe that we will be ready to engage them wherever they might be!
    "objective_string"=On the morning of 11 May, French Morane fighters of GC II/7 engaged Heinkel He-111s of III/KG 51 between Dijon & Gray, shooting down one of them and damaging another, a poor showing considering sixteen Ms-406s engaged the He-111s. The German bombers were returning from a raid on Lyon-Bron airfield. Any French losses are unknown, and it is also not known if the German raid had any fighter escort.
    "intelligence_string"=Once in the air, your flight of Moranes will climb to a height of 5,000 meters to intercept, while the second flight climbs to 5,500 meters. The Germans were heading slightly east of north leaving Lyon, so if this report holds true, you should catch them between Dijon & Gray. The flight positioned above will be looking for any German fighters, so if they pounce on the bombers, this should signal that no Luftwaffe fighters are present. Once you expend all your ammo, break off & return to Juvaincourt!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Juvaincourt
    "Rami"

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  3. #78

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    Good morning,

    Been doing a little scenery building so we have some landmarks to help you navigate. Pictured are Orleans, Namur, Dinant, Givet, Givonne, Bouillon, and La Chense. Some of these locales have required or will require flattens.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Bouillon.jpg   Dinant.jpg   Dinant I.jpg   Givet.jpg   Givonne.jpg   Le Chense.jpg  

    Namur.jpg   Orleans.jpg  
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  4. #79
    3:49 in the morning and 6:37... You are an early bird, aren't you Rami? Nice work partner!
    "De Oppresso Liber"

  5. #80

    Icon22

    Really beautiful and suggestive landscapes.

    Congrats Rami, my friend.

    If you have a request about these and/or other buildings please let me know.

    P.S. I'm going to send to Kevin the damage models for these so they can be used as targets.

  6. #81

    Icon22 Reply...

    Gius,

    Some of these towns are not being attacked; they're being used more along the lines of navigational references.

    That being said, I do have some suggestions.

    1) Would you consider doing a medieval tower?

    2) Would you also consider doing a walled town?
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  7. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by Rami View Post
    Gius,

    Some of these towns are not being attacked; they're being used more along the lines of navigational references.

    That being said, I do have some suggestions.

    1) Would you consider doing a medieval tower?

    2) Would you also consider doing a walled town?
    Okay Rami, i'll do such objects, let me only some day...

  8. #83

    Icon22 Reply..

    Good evening,

    Before going to bed this evening, I did the towns of Diest and Wavre, both in Belgium. Screenshots will follow in the morning.

    See Greg, I can work late.
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  9. #84

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    Good evening,

    Here are three new locales in Belgium...Diest, Wavre, and because I couldn't read a map properly last night, Tienen. Tienen, ironically is my favorite based on how it turned out.

    I apologize once again for the flatten issues.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Tienin.jpg   Tienin I.jpg   Wavre.jpg   Wavre I.jpg   Diest.jpg  
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  10. #85

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    Good evening,

    UncleTgt's work is nothing short of awesome. Here is a before and after pic of the Breguet 693. What's old is new again!
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  11. #86

    Icon22 Reply...

    Good evening,

    Here are a few shots of the city of Dijon, and the towns of Arc-Les-Gray and Gray, France. Hopefully, my work is good enough to cut the mustard.
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    DFS230 and Me 321

    Quote Originally Posted by baldy View Post
    I n an attempt to encourage those doing this project I have tidied up the DFS 230 glider - new 2d panel, vc panel and correcting a few modeling errors ( probably not all ). The wheeldolly is now a bgl ( so it doesn't need a aircraft folder entry ) and UncleTgt has done a new skin . Just a few tweaks and it will soon be ready.

    A few pics

    baldy
    excellent le nouveau DFS230 . Le Me 321 tracté par le He111Z est vraiment spectaculaire

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  13. #88

    Gliders

    Hi Dombral

    you're making my stuff look good with your screenies - I'm working on something else you might like but it's not ready yet

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    Hmmmm...how do you get an AI glider to land on open ground w/o the effort of creating an invisible airstrip at the LZ? Without that capability, its just eye-candy and cannon fodder.

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  15. #90
    You've hit on a problem there - gliders AI or wep_gliders tend not to fly but fall like bombs - don't think the game makers had gliders in mind when they thought up the game.

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  16. #91

    Tricky

    Hi all,

    I am sure everyone on the project is onto this, so

    As far as I can see:

    - the gliders need to be set as aircraft

    - the Ju52's need to be set as weapons

    - there needs to be a 'friendly' landing zone on top of Eben Emael

    I looked at this a few years ago, but gave up. I did not (and still do not) have the expertise to do this one.

    Cheers,

    Stuart

  17. #92

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    Stuart,

    I've been tweaking some scenery for several days, but will be returning to MB this week.
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  18. #93

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart277 View Post
    As far as I can see:

    - the gliders need to be set as aircraft

    - the Ju52's need to be set as weapons

    - there needs to be a 'friendly' landing zone on top of Eben Emael

    I looked at this a few years ago, but gave up. I did not (and still do not) have the expertise to do this one.
    Stuart,

    My thoughts were similar. The best way I could come up with is to...

    1) Do an airstart mission, positioning the Ju-52s in front of the gliders (but not so close as to trigger the collision bubble) with the gliders pointed toward Eben Emael.

    2) The Ju-52s would turn away at a nearby waypoint to the first, and as you stated, create a friendly landing zone on top of Eben Emael itself. (There is room for it)
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    Love the screenies!

    What are your frame rates with all of that beautiful eye candy?
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  20. #95

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    Devildog,

    For the most part, high. It helps that most attacks on populated areas like these are not being done on the deck.
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  21. #96

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    Good morning,

    Back on the horse...two so far.

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Reconnaissance above the Scheldt
    "summary_string"=Voici vos commandes, les aviateurs! German planes have been seen over the Scheldt Estuary, mapping the harbor area. You will patrol along the Scheldt down to the city and port of Antwerp, destroying any enemy recce aircraft you may encounter. Make sure the message gets through that we will defend every inch of Belgium and the Low Countries as if it were France itself!
    "objective_string"=During the late afternoon of 11 May 1940, a total of five French Hawk 75s from GC I/4 were badly damaged by Bf-109s of III/JG 26 near Antwerp, Belgium. The French fighters were in pursuit of a Heinkel He-111 recce plane of KGr 126. Given the damage report, it can be surmized that the German fighters jumped these French fighters from above and possibly behind while they were in pursuit of the German recce bomber. Despite this, two 109s & one He-111 were also lost. This mission is based on the events described above, with some random chance elements and other modifications.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off & assembling, you'll head north, almost to the mouth of the Scheldt before turning southeast for Antwerp. You will fly at an altitude of 3,500 meters, while the other flight will climb up to and maintain 4,500 meters. If you sight any German recce aircraft, they're the first priority. However, watch out for any fighters assigned to guard these planes. Once your patrol is complete, return to Vraux.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=FDG2_P-36 Capt Jean Accart GC I 5 Pontarlier 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Vraux

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Breguet debut in combat goes awry
    "summary_string"=Pilotes, accédez à vos avions! Mechanized German columns are advancing near the town of Tongeren, Belgium. The Breguet light bombers have just been loaded with bombs, & you will fly to Tongeren and attack the columns, preventing their advance! This mission is critical, because we have to spread our forces out thinly to strike all the swarms of enemy forces engaging Allied forces along the front!
    "objective_string"=On 12 May 1940, Breguet Br-693 light bombers of GBA I/54 and II/54 set out to attack mechanized columns near the town of Tongeren, Belgium. Ten of them were shot down by heavy flak. A total of eighteen Breguets participated in this attack, and only eight of their number were able to return to France, several of them damaged. In this mission, the escort & the chance of interception is entirely fictional.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you'll fly northeast into Belgium and reach the initial point some kilometers west of Tongeren. As you approach, look for a road on the northeast side. The mechanized columns will likely be on this road. Be sure to keep your speed high & stay very low; this will make you a smaller target for enemy flak. Over the columns, use your bombs to destroy as many vehicles as possible, and then clear the town. After this, return to your airfield at Dammartin-en-Goele.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Breguet_Bre_693v 1
    "airfield_string"=France - Dammartin-en-Goele
    "Rami"

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  22. #97

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    Good evening,

    Another one completed...

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Rommel's Panzers reach the Meuse
    "summary_string"=À vos bombardiers! Le temps est essentiel! Before daylight fades, we will hit German Panzer columns assembling around Dinant. If they cross the Meuse here or at Sedan, it will have a grievous impact on our ability to defend France! Make sure that their efforts to cross the Meuse are futile; your nation is depending on you!
    "objective_string"=The evening of 13 May saw an unknown number of LeO 45 bombers from GB I/12 & GB II/12 attempt to destroy bridges over the Meuse River at Dinant, where the 7th Panzer Division had arrived and was attempting a crossing. The LeO 45s were escorted by Bloch 152s of GC I/1. Six of the bombers were damaged by flak, together with one of the escort fighters. It is interesting to point out that the 7th Panzer Division commander was Erwin Rommel, who during the following two years would execute his exploits in North Africa which made him a legend.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you'll head east-northeast toward the town of Dinant. A second flight of LeO bombers are coming along to strike the bridge just to the south of Dinant. If you see German columns, they're just as critical of a target as the bridges. Our forces are holding the near bank and will try to hold their fire. Once you complete your attack, clear out to the southwest and then make your way back to Boissy-le-Bois. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=LeO 45 GBI 31 May 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Boissy-le-bois
    "Rami"

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  23. #98

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    And this morning's new addition...

    "title_string"=Battle of France - A pleasant way to end the evening
    "summary_string"=Tonight, it is your turn to patrol over Zeeland and the Scheldt. The time after dawn and before dusk are when German pilots like to fly reconnaissance and raid shipping in the waters near the mouth of the Scheldt Estuary. If you do identify any enemy bombers, it is your job to attack before they have the chance to raid any ships. Make sure you return home before the light fades. Bonne chance!
    "objective_string"=The evening of 12 May 1940 saw a group of seven Morane-Saulnier fighters from GC III/3 patrol a sector from South Beveland across to the Scheldt Estuary. During their sweep, they encountered two He-111s of 3/KGr126 doing armed reconnaissance, looking for enemy shipping or other targets. These French fighters shot down both Heinkels with no loss or damage to their own. There is no indication that any sort of escort was sent for protection.
    "intelligence_string"=After departing Beauvais, you will fly toward the coast, then sweep over South Beveland & down the Scheldt Estuary to Antwerp, looking for any signs of enemy reconnaissance. Once finished, return to Beauvais. If you do see any German planes you're free to engage, but just be sure to look twice for any fighters that may be lying in wait before you attack. Yesterday's patrol ended up being mauled by escorts that they didn't see. Be sure you don't make the same mistake!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Beauvais
    "Rami"

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  24. #99

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    A couple of pics to wet your whistle...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Breguet success.jpg   Victory over the Scheldt.jpg   Success at Dinant.jpg   Breguet departure.jpg  
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  25. #100

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    Good morning,

    Continuing to work my way through...

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Breguets give you a fighting chance
    "summary_string"=C'est à notre tour de se battre! Your Breguets will go into the fray at Sedan, destroying bridges that are being used by the Germans to cross the Meuse! Other flights will hit any German vehicles. Be sure you attack accurately; we need to hold back these Germans to prevent a breakthrough!
    "objective_string"=Near midday on 14 May 1940, the French launched two separate attacks on the Sedan area. The first was by nine Breguet 693s of GBA I/54 and II/54, escorted by eleven Bloch 152 fighters of GC I/8. The second raid was by five LeO 45 bombers from GB I/12 and II/12. The latter strike was attacked by Bf-110s. During the two raids, one LeO bomber was lost to heavy flak, while all the other LeO 45s returned damaged, possibly from the intercepting German fighters.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting into the air, you will quickly form up with the other Breguets & head to Sedan. A flight of LeO bombers and the Bloch fighter escorts will rendezvous with you on the way. Over Sedan, your Breguets will strike the bridges while the LeO 45s will hit any enemy columns in the area. The escort fighters should be able to provide you protection. Once finished, return to Dammartin-en-Goele; this will likely not be your only action today!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Breguet_Bre_693v 1
    "airfield_string"=France - Dammartin-en-Goele

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Desperation begins over the Meuse
    "summary_string"=Pilotes, accédez à vos avions! We must seize every opportunity to prevent the Germans from breaking out of Sedan, so we're sending your ancient Amiot bombers out in daylight to raid the Sedan bridges! Your Amiots will be extraordinarily vulnerable to German fighters, so this escort will stick close by, ensuring that you can make it back to Juvaincourt & fight another day! We must not allow the enemy to advance further into our country!
    "objective_string"=On 14 May 1940, the French ordered their ancient Amiot 143 bombers out during daylight to raid the bridges over the Meuse at Sedan, in order to stop any further German reinforcements from crossing. Despite the escort of fourteen Bloch 152 fighters & other MS 406 fighters providing high cover, the lumbering Amiots were decimated. Of the eighteen Amiots from GB I/II 34 & II/GB 38, all twelve of the Amiot bombers that reached Sedan (six failed to rendezvous with the fighter escort) were either shot down or damaged.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll climb to 1,000 meters on the way to Sedan. This low altitude means you'll have to watch out for flak over the target area, but it should make it easier to raid the bridges. Because your bombers are slow and lumbering, you'll have heavy escort and other fighters covering at higher altitudes over Sedan. This will allow you to strike & then clear out. We may have to use these Amiots later in the day, so try to make it back safely!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Amiot 143 38th BG
    "airfield_string"=France - Juvaincourt

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Dewoitines lend suport over Sedan
    "summary_string"=Pilotes, accédez à vos combattants! We must seize every opportunity to prevent German forces from breaking out of Sedan, so even our ancient Amiot bombers are being sent out in daylight to raid the Sedan bridges! These bombers are extraordinarily vulnerable to Messerschmitts, so in addition to the escorts, we are providing top cover to ensure they make it back to fight again! We must not allow the Germans to advance further into our country!
    "objective_string"=On 14 May 1940, the French ordered their ancient Amiot 143 bombers out during daylight to raid the bridges over the Meuse at Sedan, in order to stop any further German reinforcements from crossing. Despite the escort of fourteen Bloch 152 fighters & other MS 406 fighters providing high cover, the lumbering Amiots were decimated. Of the eighteen Amiots from GB I/II 34 & II/GB 38, all twelve of the Amiot bombers that reached Sedan (six failed to rendezvous with the fighter escort) were either shot down or damaged.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will head for Sedan and be at station before the bombers arrive. The bombers will have their own fighter escort, but your job is to try and prevent German fighters from pouncing on the bombers and to assist the escort if they get overwhelmed. Once the Amiots & their escort clear Sedan, you may break off from any engagement & return to your base at Vraux.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Dewoitine D520 Mai 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Athis

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Blowing bridges after dawn
    "summary_string"=Let's get moving! We must seize every opportunity today to prevent the Germans from expanding any footholds across the River Meuse, and your flight will knock out bridges just south of Sedan, while other raids will focus on Sedan and other targets. Make sure that you achieve your objective so we can then turn our complete attention toward other bridges. Good luck!
    "objective_string"=During the morning of 14 May 1940 one of the two main strikes by Fairey Battles occurred, targeting specific bridges in the Sedan sector. The morning attack was by 103 and 150 Squadron, and only one Battle was damaged, forced to make an emergency landing. Additional planes from the mid-afternoon raids are included to ensure that all Battle crews involved on that day have now been represented in the missions occurring on 14 May.
    "intelligence_string"=Once in the air, you will fly northeast toward the tiny town of Remilly-Allincourt. Each Battle flight is assigned to destroy a specific bridge; yours is a stone bridge located just before the two rivers intersect. Once you complete your attack, you will break off to the southwest & clear any heavy flak. Once you have cleared the town, you will return to Vraux. Make every effort to bring your crate back intact; this will not be your only action today!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Battle Mk1
    "airfield_string"=France - Vraux

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - 17 Squadron's Dutch patrol
    "summary_string"=To your fighters! The Dutch are doing all they can to throw back the German invasion, & you'll assist these efforts by patrolling above two of their key cities to keep them safe. Having effective fighter cover is absolutely essential for the Dutch ground forces to defend themselves against the Germans, so let's do our part to help maintain control of the skies! Be careful up there!
    "objective_string"=During the late afternoon of 11 May 1940, twelve Hurricanes of 17 Squadron left Martlesham Heath to patrol the Dutch coast. As they approached The Hague, 'A' flight turned to the southeast, heading for Rotterdam whilst the remaining aircraft in the squadron climbed toward The Hague. At this point, they were jumped from above & behind by Bf-109s of I/JG 51. Four Hurricanes were lost during this fight, while 17 Squadron claimed three Bf-109s & another Bf-109 damaged. Given the circumstances of this attack, British claims appear questionable.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll form up & fly directly east to reach the Dutch coastline. Near The Hague, one flight will turn southeast and head for Rotterdam while the rest will patrol above The Hague. While over Holland, Make sure to remain fully aware of your surroundings; the Germans showed yesterday that they will use all of the Luftwaffe's available resources to secure total victory in Holland. When finished, head back across the North Sea to reach your base at Martlesham. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 32 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=England - Martlesham
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