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    IJN Guadalcanal Campaign Almost Ready

    Hello, Everybody!

    Itīs been a long time since I released my last campaign here, but now Iīm finally ready to post a new one.
    My small involvement with Captain Kurtīs 87 Days of Cactus campaign has sparked my interest in the Solomons theater, so I tghought it might be interesting to look at the Guadalcanal campaign also from the Japanese side.
    I found a good book on the topic, "Guadalcanal 1942-43" by Mark Stille, published by Osprey Air Campaign, and a few internet resources that provided me with enough information to write 25 missions covering the time period from the American landings at Guadalcanal and Tulagi to the destruction of the last big reinforcement convoy the Japanese sent to the island in mid November 1942 from the viewpoint of a Japanese Zero pilot.
    You will first fly long range escort and fighter sweep missions from Rabaul in the A6M2, and later transfer to Kahili / Buin, flying the A6M3-32 on convoy protection, more fighter sweeps and a few mission escorting dive bombers to Guadalcanal.
    I tried to make these missions as historically accurate as I could with the information I had, although sometimes I had to use some imagination to make up for lack of detail in my texts. Still, I think everything is plausible and could have happened that way.

    Iīd like to say a big Thank You to UncleTgt for making the fantastic new Solomons scenery, and also for improving most of the planes used, mostly the Akemi Zeros, but also the G4M-1 and the D3A divebombers, among a few other things. Without his work it would not have been possible to put this campaign together.

    It would be nice if one or two of you would volunteer to test the missions for me before I upload them here, just to make sure that they do indeed work properly, and I didnīt miss any links in the download list. If anyone is interested, please send me a PM with you e-mail so I can forward the package.
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    Nice one, Skylane!!!

    Look forward to d/ling , thanks!!!!

    Cheers mav

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    Always good to see a new campaign.

    Captain Kurt
    "Fly, you fools!" Gandalf the Gray

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    Having to watch your fuel status whilst trying to stay alive in combat brings new meaning to the word "multi-tasking"

    This campaign will surely have a different feel to "87 Days" ...

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    I have uploaded the campaign just now, awaiting approval by the Admins.

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    IJN Guadalcanal Campaign

    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Campaigns Add-Ons

    Description: The Battle for Guadalcanal, from the viewpoint of a Japanese Zero Pilot. 25 missions starting on August 7th 1942, the day of the American landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi and ending on November 14th, when the last Japanese reinforcement convoy headed for the island was destroyed by the Cactus Air Force.

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit IJN Guadalcanal Campaign
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    Library Staff
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    Sydney, Australia
    Hi Wolfgang,

    Thanks very much for these missions which compliment Kurt's ones and UT's fabulous Solomons scenery.

    I've really enjoyed all your previous mission packages. Like you, I prefer flying them as single missions. I also like the way you've ended each of these new missions.


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    Wonderful job...I'm a big fan of "the road less traveled" campaigns!

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

    My campaign site: http://www.box.net/shared/0k1e1rz29h
    My missions site: http://www.box.net/shared/ueh4kazk3v
    My scenery site: http://www.box.net/shared/knb1l0ztobhs2esb14rb

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    Thanks for the nice comments, Kevin and Andrew!
    More "road less traveled" stuff is in the works, but will take time to complete..

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    Thank you! It is a great addition to early PTO.

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