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"Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« on: March 28, 2015, 06:55:17 AM »

Another one of my older campaign has now geen updated to modded 4.12:



This is a semi-historical, 16-mission static campaign, set in the second half of 1942, portraying the fighting over the Bay of Biscay during that and the following period. You will be flying first the Arado 196 Float plane, and then the Junkers 88 C6 heavy long-range fighter. Most missions are based on history, although dates and exact composition of the participating forces vary somewhat. Note that there is a random element to all patrol missions. Not all patrols will result in contact – as in real life – and exactly what you will meet will vary. So even if you replay the campaign the missions will not be exactly the same.

Download it here: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=1117

Like the pilots in Kampfgeschwader V/40 you will hunt down the civilian transport with the famous actor Leslie Howard, ambush P-38’s en route to Tunisia, intercept USAAF B-17 returning from a big raid on S:t Nazaire, fight it out time and again with Beaufighters, Wellingtons and Sunderlands etc. Plus go on patrols that will turn out pretty eventless. Just as in real life...

You take on the persona of a Luftwaffe pilot, Leutenant Dieter Heuer, a man more and more sceptical of how the war is carried out.

The standard fighter-bomber version of the Ju 88 was the Ju 88 C-6, applying experience acquired with the A-4 bomber, equipped with the same Jumo 211J engines. The C-6 was used mostly as fighter-bomber and therefore assigned to bomber units. As a reaction to the increasing number of attacks on German shipping, especially on U-boats in the Bay of Biscay, from July 1942 started flying anti-shipping patrols and escort missions from bases in France, the V/.Kampfgeschwader 40 being formed to operate the C-6. The aircraft of V./KG 40 were a significant threat to the antisubmarine aircraft and operated as escort fighters for the more vulnerable Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor bombers. Between July 1942 and July 1944, the Ju 88s of KG 40 were credited with 109 confirmed air-to-air victories, at a cost of 117 losses. They were finally deployed against the Allied Invasion of Normandy in June 1944, incurring heavy losses for little effect before being disbanded on 5 August 1944.

REQUIREMENTS: The campaign has been built in HSFX 7. There is no need for additional updates if you have this pack. (It ought to work in CUP, but ATM I can't guarantee anything.) Notice that the campaign will not work if you don't have a modded 4.12 install, but that the older, pre-4.12 version (built in DBW 1.7) can be found in a special folder in the download.

Included in this campaign is 19 skins: by Phas3e, Max the Hitman, Emel, Beebop, VP_media, SierraXray, Rdans 59, Sierraxray, Mac_N, Canon och Dkoor. Special thanks to Phas3e and Max the Hitman who both made special skins for this campaign!

REGARDING THE MAP: Map modder tbauchot has made an update for the original Biscay map by Agracier, and I very strongly recommend that you get it. You can download it here: http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,43659.0.html

Thanks for looking!  :)
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Re: "Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 03:46:06 PM »

Hi Poltava,

Still a very good news,

But I think I'll still be shot down !!!

The 4.12 AI is very aggressive...  ???

I really appreciate your campaign with the MB 152 over France some missions are relatively easy, but some over one are very, very hard with an very impressive number of planes ! Very good Job ...  :)
The MB 152 is really a "plumb dog"  like a P-47, but with one third of power.... So a real funny challenge !  :P

Thank you very much  ;)
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Re: "Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 05:09:27 PM »

And flying the Ju 88-C6 heavy fighter is a challenge, not least because this really is a bomber, so there will be no dog-fighting  ;) Important here is not to bleed off to much speed in sharp turns, when you meet those pesky Beaufighters, but go in fast, hit hard, and then - pray for the best...  :P

BTW: your improvements for this map are ESSENTIAL!  :)

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Re: "Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 07:38:56 AM »

Works quite well in CUP
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Re: "Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2015, 08:26:50 AM »

Works quite well in CUP

I'm glad to hear that!
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Re: "Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 04:39:49 AM »

Hi Poltava,

I've got a strange behaviour with your campaign under CUP. Once I reach mission 6, I get a popup+message in the briefing noticing me that the grade of Leutnant I have is not sufficient to fly the Ju-88 and that I'm reassigned to another flight with the FW-200. It says that it is done automatically by Campaign Manager.

I've been pretty awful in that campaign till that mission but did the game choose to demote me? :) Or is that a problem with CUP and your campaign?

Apart from that, I've had no issue with it.
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Re: "Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 06:08:57 AM »

You have QMB Pro activated, right?

This is a usual error that creeps up when using that mod. Just disable it, and you should be right as rain!  :)
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Re: "Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2015, 03:52:22 PM »

Hi Poltava,

I've tried with QMB deactivated (via JGSME) and it won't work. I'm still being assigned to the FW-200 flight. Could it be that I have to start the campaign over with QMB deactivated?
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Re: "Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2015, 06:56:15 PM »

open the mission in FMB and make sure the fw200 flight is made AI only, that should help clear the problem
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Re: "Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2015, 01:23:57 AM »

Hi Nyali,

Thanks for the hint. I did not think about opening the mission in FMB. Silly me... I will give it a try and report.

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Re: "Bloody Biscay 1942" for modded 4.12!
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2015, 01:52:34 AM »

if you have started it in QMB Pro that could be the answer.
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