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#3492259 - 01/11/12 09:01 AM Re: BoB Game Hub Operation Sealion Mission Pack: Day 1 avail now (two missions!) ***** [Re: HeinKill]
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Continued . . .

British armoured forces reach the front line and engage the Panzer force in the village





But are beaten back, and the village and bridge are taken




While at sea, Erpro 210 despatches a British destroyer which has penetrated the mine cordon





So starts the invasion of Britian...
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So it was that the war in the air began. Men rode upon the whirlwind that night and slew and fell like archangels. The sky rained heroes upon the astonished earth. Surely the last fights of mankind were the best. What was the heavy pounding of your Homeric swordsmen, what was the creaking charge of chariots, besides this swift rush, this crash, this giddy triumph, this headlong sweep to death?

H. G. Wells, 'The World Set Free,' 1914.

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#3493833 - 01/13/12 02:18 AM Re: 10 Jan UPDATE: BoB Game Hub Operation Sealion Mission Pack, AAR and Screenshots from next 2 missions!: [Re: HeinKill]
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Hi all

Have had many downloads of the missions so far and have now had a request from one simmer to reduce the number of objects, in this case ships, to make the missions more playable on low-mid range machines.

I'm more than happy to do this once the full mission set is complete (ie go back and create an object 'lite' version of all missions), or I can do it earlier if there is a strong request to include fewer objects, so pls speak up.

The missions fly well on my machine (20-30 fps in combat), generally because, I think, they take place over the channel coast with fewer buildings. I do admit though that I loaded the first couple of missions with ship objects to really convey the impression of an invasion fleet, and it would be easy enough to ratchet that down, to help with FPS, but at the cost of some immersion.

Heiny
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So it was that the war in the air began. Men rode upon the whirlwind that night and slew and fell like archangels. The sky rained heroes upon the astonished earth. Surely the last fights of mankind were the best. What was the heavy pounding of your Homeric swordsmen, what was the creaking charge of chariots, besides this swift rush, this crash, this giddy triumph, this headlong sweep to death?

H. G. Wells, 'The World Set Free,' 1914.

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#3493902 - 01/13/12 05:43 AM Re: 10 Jan UPDATE: BoB Game Hub Operation Sealion Mission Pack, AAR and Screenshots from next 2 missions!: [Re: HeinKill]
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I was actually going to ask you to ratchet it up biggrin

@ Bandy , well ole spitgirl was very colourful the night before and into the early hours , may explain her lack of colour after a hard night and then having to put up with my flying , man, it even scares me biggrin
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#3494447 - 01/13/12 07:28 PM Re: 10 Jan UPDATE: BoB Game Hub Operation Sealion Mission Pack, AAR and Screenshots from next 2 missions!: [Re: HeinKill]
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I just wanted to drop by and thank you for your mission building HeinKill. I've been having a lot of fun with them since I discovered your site. Keep up the great work mate, its very much appreciated.

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#3495324 - 01/15/12 09:59 AM Re: 10 Jan UPDATE: BoB Game Hub Operation Sealion Mission Pack, AAR and Screenshots from next 2 missions!: [Re: HeinKill]
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Hello Heinkill, first off thank you for the hard work and missions.

I tried to fly the first mission (escort photorecon Blenheim), but it was too much for my modest system right from the start. Also, not sure what happened, but the Blenheim ended up flying near the harbor and crashing into the town. I did not see any flak bursts and had kept my eye on my escort duty.

I know my aging system is borderline. I keep it going as much as possible with FXAA etc., so will try to enjoy simple missions in the meanwhile.

cheers
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#3495334 - 01/15/12 10:21 AM Re: 10 Jan UPDATE: BoB Game Hub Operation Sealion Mission Pack, AAR and Screenshots from next 2 missions!: [Re: HeinKill]
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Thx for the feedback, I think i will go back and do a 'lite' version with fewer objects when the series is complete. I will also compile into two campaigns...one lw and one raf. But for now I am focused on getting the full series of missions out the door.

H

Ps aaa from warships will also take the blenheim down if it strays into their path. The default waypoints don't take it harms way, but if it is engaged it may stumble into aaa. You wont see it as flak because it is small calibre, but deadly to the soft skinned Blennies. The German minelayers are unrealistically deadly aaa platforms, and can even take down fighters that get too close.
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So it was that the war in the air began. Men rode upon the whirlwind that night and slew and fell like archangels. The sky rained heroes upon the astonished earth. Surely the last fights of mankind were the best. What was the heavy pounding of your Homeric swordsmen, what was the creaking charge of chariots, besides this swift rush, this crash, this giddy triumph, this headlong sweep to death?

H. G. Wells, 'The World Set Free,' 1914.

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#3495462 - 01/15/12 01:56 PM Re: 10 Jan UPDATE: BoB Game Hub Operation Sealion Mission Pack, AAR and Screenshots from next 2 missions!: [Re: HeinKill]
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HK, you can tweak the AI settings for the Minensuchboot. I was finding it overly accurate when 1 of them took out my entire flight of 4 in a single pass. I generally set them to Rookie/Average. I haven't figured out what the Ship Fire Rate does, any number I set it too still fires about the same.

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#3496716 - 01/17/12 03:01 PM Re: 10 Jan UPDATE: BoB Game Hub Operation Sealion Mission Pack, AAR and Screenshots from next 2 missions!: [Re: HeinKill]
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Missions 3-5 available now!

http://www.box.com/s/vagzc0uivt3hyppsb46z

Dozens of flyables, each with their own individual objectives and targets. Escort, fighter cover, naval attack, ground attack, ground start, air start, scramble, airfield attack, armour support, naval support...Luftwaffe and RAF flyable.

22 September Operation Sealion Mission3: S-Tag, Dawn, Folkestone




The first wave of a planned 330,000 men hit the English beaches at dawn. 4 divisions of Army Group A land between Folkestone and Rottingdean (near Brighton), XIII Army Corps under General Der Panzertruppe Von Vietinghoff gannant Scheel, 17th and 35th infantry division together with VII Army Corps under Generaloberst von Schobert, 1st Mountain Division and 7th Infantry Division. In addition 7th Paratroop Div land at Lympne to take the airfield.

Further West the 9th Army made shore between Bexhill and Eastbourne. 2 Divisions of the XXXVIII Army Corps under General von Mannstein, 26th and 34th Infantry Divisions, and from the VII Army Corp under General Heitz, the 6th Mountain Division, 8th and 28th Infantry Divisions.

Opposing them on the British GHQ stop line are the rebuilt forces of the VII Corps (1st Armoured Div, 1st Canadian and elements of 2nd Canadian Div, elements of New Zealand Army Corp Inf Div) Strategic Reserve centred on Surrey and North Hampshire, and the XII Corps (1st London Div, 45 Inf Div, 29 Inf Brigade, 1st Tank Brigade) based in Kent and West Sussex


Mission 4 22 September afternoon: West of Folkestone



German troops of the 17th and 35th infantry divisions supported by the 8th Panzer division have established a beach-head west of Folkestone and are driving through the town of Hythe towards the Port. Their objective is the bridge over the Canal at Hythe. The land battle is taking place house by house, street by street, as British reserves throughout Kent are mobilised. A second invasion fleet has been spotted leaving ports in Norway. Large numbers of German fighters and bombers are sweeping the coast, and attacking naval forces in the Channel.

Mission 5 22 September evening: Margate



Throughout the night of 22 September and the next day, Kriegsmarine Minensuchboot have been mining the shipping lanes at either end of the Channel to prevent the Royal Navy from entering the Channel to attack the invasion fleet. The British Home fleet, with its cruisers and battleships, is the primary threat, and is currently steaming south past the Thames Estuary. Luftwaffe FW200 aircraft have also been mining ports such as Dover to prevent shipping there from sallying forth. The British 11th Destroyer Flotilla, comprising HMS Vimy, HMS Walker, HMS Warwick, HMS Whirlwind and HMS Winchelsea has steamed ahead of the main fleet to engage the Kriegsmarine mine layers. RAF 11 and 10 Group squadrons are heavily engaged further west between Folkestone and Brighton assisting with the invasion defence. Luftwaffe fighter units are providing cover for the German ground forces, while the Erpro 210 experimental ground attack unit is harrying British merchant and naval shipping up and down the coast. At 1330 hours a British hospital ship made a desperate escape from Folkestone harbour and is now steaming for the Thames Estuary.
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So it was that the war in the air began. Men rode upon the whirlwind that night and slew and fell like archangels. The sky rained heroes upon the astonished earth. Surely the last fights of mankind were the best. What was the heavy pounding of your Homeric swordsmen, what was the creaking charge of chariots, besides this swift rush, this crash, this giddy triumph, this headlong sweep to death?

H. G. Wells, 'The World Set Free,' 1914.

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#3501213 - 01/22/12 05:45 PM Re: 10 Jan UPDATE: BoB Game Hub Operation Sealion Mission Pack, AAR and Screenshots from next 2 missions!: [Re: HeinKill]
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Preview mission 6: Sept 23, S-tag +1, morning

Folkestone falls

During the night, British forces retreated from Folkestone Port, and Lympne airfield. Large numbers of civilians remain trapped behind enemy lines due to the speed and surprise of the attack. German ships are now able to unload directly to the docks at Folkestone and an air bridge has been established at Lympne to ferry Luftwaffe aircraft and supplies to this new Luftwaffe base in England. British reconnaissance indicates further German forces massing at Cherbourg and British land forces have been diverted to the South-West to counter this anticipated second landing. The German XXXI army corps is en-route to Lympne, while British long range artillery targets the airfield. Overnight, the Blitz on London continued unabated.

Default player aircraft: Hurricane scramble from Hawkinge. Other flyables, Bf109e3, Bf110C7, He111, Spitfire 1a, Blenheim.

In the hills overlooking Folkestone, AT guns dig in and wait







At the captured port, an invading army pours ashore



The 8th Panzer breaks out of Folkestone and begins a push on Hawkinge.





But the British line holds...as long as they can hold the ridge.





111 Squadron scrambles from Manston, while Blenheims of 212 and Spits of 64 squadron close on Folkestone







The newly arrived LG2 lifts off from their new base at Lympne





While JG26 escorts an air train of fuel and ammo laden He111s bringing in vital supplies





Erpro 210 wheels above the British lines, striking with fury







While the Blenheims drops their noses for the port - their targets, the massive heavy cranes



And they miss...the AAA driving them wide




In the sky above, fighters wheel











While the wounded stagger home





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So it was that the war in the air began. Men rode upon the whirlwind that night and slew and fell like archangels. The sky rained heroes upon the astonished earth. Surely the last fights of mankind were the best. What was the heavy pounding of your Homeric swordsmen, what was the creaking charge of chariots, besides this swift rush, this crash, this giddy triumph, this headlong sweep to death?

H. G. Wells, 'The World Set Free,' 1914.

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#3501387 - 01/22/12 11:02 PM Re: 10 Jan UPDATE: BoB Game Hub Operation Sealion Mission Pack, AAR and Screenshots from next 2 missions!: [Re: HeinKill]
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Nice AAR Heinkill. smile


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