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David Prosser

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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2019, 06:45:31 PM »

Cool screen shots. Don't forget to add some road traffic. Empty terrain doesn't look convincing.
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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2019, 03:44:42 PM »

The Battle for Malta segment is finished! It consists of a total of 10 missions: 7 taking place before the attack on Yugoslavia and Greece, 3 taking place after that operation. They all show the aerial battles over the island from February to May 1941. During this period the fighting over Malta was intense, as both the Luftwaffe and the Italian Regia ASeronautica operating from Sicily did their utmost to neutralise what in effect was an unsinkable British aircraft carrier in the middle of the Mediterranean, which took a very heavy toll on all Axis shipping going to North Africa. During this period the two powers came very close to breaking the British in the air, eventually forcing them to withdraw all their anti-shipping aircraft squadrons from this strategic island. But the effort was weakened by decisions made higher up, forcing units to leave for other theatres of war. The missions are mainly fighter sweeps over this fiercely defended island, hunting for RAF aircraft, plus of course escort missions, as both German and Italian squadrons pound what was eventually to be the most bombed place in the whole war.

The map used is that of Malta by MRZ. As of now this map is not in BAT, not officially anyway, but will be included in the next update of BAT. (The map is actually there, hidden in one of the SFS files, and you can get it to appear by simply adding this line to the WAW Mapmods all.ini: "Malta            mrz_Malta/mrz_load.ini"

The conversion work for this campaign segment has been done by Edc, who once again has done an superb job in adding all that extra ground detail that is a must once taxi-to-takeoff is used. (Plus of course that the whole taxi-to-takeoff requires a lot of extra work. Excellent job, Stan! As with almost all missions in this campaign I have added more aircraft, as BAT now can take it and still show excellent FPS's. Some screenies:









This is moving along nicely. Thanks for looking!  :)
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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2019, 05:01:33 PM »

Really looking forward to this! I've always enjoyed the stock Il-2 careers, in good part because they last a while, and that's what seems to be shaping up here.  8)
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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2019, 12:09:59 AM »

Thanks! And yes, your testing days are approaching! Because this is really moving along nicely, not least thanks to the help given me by Willyp and Edc. Right now Edc is working on the Barbarossa segment - which is a big and important part - and I have converted almost half of all the Battle of Britain missions. Then follows Operation Taifun and Stalingrad plus the small segment that will function as a bridge between the two.

The whole campaign will be released in time for the next BAT update. You see I hope to use many of the new aircraft that will come with 3.7  :)
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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2019, 10:02:04 AM »

Thank you Poltava for your work on updating this campaign along with the team of testers of course. It should be a fantastic addition to the next BAT update and I look forward to trying to survive it.
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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2019, 02:05:31 PM »

Oh boy! I am copying the BAT to my PC hard drive again!!!!  :)
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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2019, 01:23:16 PM »

I would like to say that thanks to BAT this campaign will be better than EVER! It is not just a simple lifting over of missions (which could be quite enough) but in almost all missions the number of involved aircraft is increased, and with NO decrease in performance. And of course there is all this extra ground detail etc. The variety of aircraft types is also greatly increased, thanks to the quite amazing range of content that can now be seen in BAT - and there will be even more in the next update!  :)


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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2019, 02:04:32 AM »

Just a small update. I am myself just about to finish converting the whole "Battle of Britain" segment (which is and should be a whopper, with some 20+ missions). And Edc has just delivered the final missions for the entire "Barbarossa" segment - thanks Stan! This means that the original "Years of Triumph" is pretty much finished, and it's soon time to bring in the playtesters.

What remains to convert is the late 1941 ("Taifun") and 1942 segments ("Drive on Stalingrad"). Which should be not too difficult, as they are already in the 4.12 format. And I have to build the "Kanalkampf" segment, which will be great fun!

Shiny screenies will follow soon!  :)
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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2019, 06:58:49 PM »

It is a Great job, with a lot of quality.
congratulations Poltava  :)
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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2019, 01:27:40 PM »

The Battle of Britain segment is finished! This, one of the most crucial air campaigns of WW2, consists of a total of a hefty 26 missions. They show the aerial fighting from early July and the fighting over the Channel, over the "Adler Tag" and the first attacks on British sector airfields, all the way to the final phase in October, when the German effort had deteriorated to   night bombings of London and hit-and-run pinpricks during daytime. This segment is the most intense of the whole campaign, with massive dogfights and a LOT of aircraft in the air (possible now thanks to the increase in performace of BAT). Most missions are fighter sweeps or bomber escorts, but you will also be sent to protect air-rescue operations and intercept raiding British bombers (Bomber Command was very active during the Battle of Britain, and suffered substantial losses). The map used is CannonUK's classic English Channel.

(And as Edc has finished all the missions in the Barbarossa segment, this means that the entire old version of "Years of Triumph" has been converted! Now remains just the part of 1942 to January 1943.)

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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2019, 04:55:12 PM »

Can't wait for this.
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Re: Years of Triumph for BAT - WIP!
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2019, 01:35:24 PM »

Just a small update: Edc has just been supremely quick and delivered the first NEW uppdated campaign segment for YOT for BAT, the one that will be the grand finale of the whole thing: "Fall Blau - Drive on Stalingrad, May 1942-January 1943".

This is moving along nicely, mainly thanks to Edc;D ;D ;D

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