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IL_2 Cliffs of Dover / Re: Ghost Skies
« on: February 26, 2017, 06:15:47 pm »
Mission tonight, launching in a few minutes if anyone is available.  ATAG TS.

AKA registered over on Blue now.

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IL_2 Cliffs of Dover / Re: Ghost Skies
« on: February 21, 2017, 09:40:47 pm »
Yeah, that time was ET, sorry (updated).  Scheduling is difficult, with guys spread around 2 or 3 games now, and we've had Europeans and Aussies interested too.  There's a chance in the future we might move Sunday evening to Saturday mid-day or something.  Not for now though.  If you guys can make Wednesdays, that would be awesome.

It's very much in the spirit of the old Forgotten Skies, but quite expanded in many ways.  Traditional combat requiring local air superiority, strafing, and tactical bombing, is driven by the dynamic ground war, but there's even more strategic management (and bombing/defending) of resources and industry than before.  It's a more complex and interdependent system.

Using a now heavily modified HRCodWar system allows us to be much more open with what can be happening on the map.  Some of the 69th squadron are even planning on full time ground combat roles (driving tanks, manning guns, etc).  That system is open to captured or dead players too.  A couple weeks ago I jumped in a Pz.III positioned in the hills south of Wilmington.  We had strafed out all the flak earlier in the mission, so I rolled up next to their control tower and shot some Blennies as they landed with my main gun.  I won't give up my cockpit most nights, but it was quite satisfying. ;D  Ground unit composition and mobility are entirely open, not a fixed list going station to station, so visual reconnaissance and team communication are critical.  You never really know what you're flying into, making every mission a unique experience.  You can even rescue downed pilots, if they've been nice enough to you ;).

We still have the same TS up, but we've been using ATAG TS more often, since it makes us more visible.

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IL_2 Cliffs of Dover / Ghost Skies
« on: February 20, 2017, 11:38:16 pm »
Hey everyone.   I hope all is well in AKA land.  I just wanted to give you guys a heads up that we are finally, actually, really, ready to play GS. ;)  We're just putting together teams.  When we have enough (20ish minimum would be nice), we're starting.  Technically the campaign was done and working mid last year, we just couldn't get anyone to commit to lead and manage the Red side.  With the amount of human control the war needs, you can't play without people doing the work on both sides.  Now we've got 69th_Sundog in place and he's doing a really good job the last few weeks.  He's learned the system well enough, so we're set to start when we have the players.  I hope you guys are still interested.  It would be great to fly with you all again.

We had you listed on the Red side from last year, but I've heard Blue is probably the preference now, correct?  I can change you over, no problem, if that's the case.  At the moment we actually need more Blue than Red because 69th have really been showing up strong, along with a few DD and ATAG guys.  We've settled into a Wednesday / Sunday schedule for now, 9:30pm ET launch.  Let me know if anyone needs help with anything.  Hope to see you guys soon.

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