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Battlefield - Airborne - Tactical (BAT) => BAT Missions and Campaigns => WAW (World at War) => Topic started by: SAS~vampire_pilot on May 30, 2019, 03:09:35 AM

Title: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: SAS~vampire_pilot on May 30, 2019, 03:09:35 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/c445fHPz/Odyssey.png) (https://postimages.org/)

A legendary B.A.T. Adventure!


Adventure - Drama - Drachmae

A 31 mission campaign / "interactive novel" , set around 410 BC in a fictional steam punky version of the Peleponnesian War. 

Sparta and Athens are entangled in a war all over and around the Greek world. It is not a conflict with strict frontlines but a struggle for power and regional allegiances of the city states, with small and large, but mostly local, battles.

(https://i.postimg.cc/tRmKwGKF/Athen.png) (https://postimages.org/)

Pirates and Bandits are looking for loot while the Superpowers are occupied with each other. Mercenaries, called misthios, are offering their talents to the highest bidders on either side on land and at sea  and now in the air as well!

Start your adventure on the small, unimportant Island of Kefalonia and embark on a big aerial adventure . Become the misthios of the airways, the legendary Kefalonian Eagle!

You will embark on a campaign that takes you all over the Aegean sea and you will encounter enemies and allies on your journey to fame and fortune. Maybe even the Gods will take notice of you?

The missions are a mix of intense dogfights, groundpounding and  some simple recreational flying for the joy of flying.
You will fly a great variety of aircraft, from the Koyerigin DI-6 over the PBY Nomad and the P-51 Mustang.... oh, and you get to drive the jeep.

The briefings are rather long sometimes but I hope you enjoy the storytelling (I am no professional writer, so bear with me ;) )

introduction sample:
Quote
Kefalonia, pearl of the Ionian Islands!

And at the far and less interesting end of the conflict between Athens and Sparta. The two superpowers are engaged in a power struggle over the Greek world since more than a decade (although it feels like since forever really). Kefalonia is out of the focus and no faction is really committing forces in earnest there, life continues as a daily struggle against the shortcomings in a world dominated by a war economy.

Enter the the Kefalonian Eagle, the Misthios of the airways.... you!

You haven't been raised royalty but as an orphan, found on the beaches of Kefalonia, as the story goes. Stavros, the man who found you and raised you  well, more or less  has become your manager and you had never been in short supply of dubious errands to run for him. Sometime just to get the stupid idiot out of a selfmade mess.

However, there's one thing that makes you special and literally elevates you above other people: You have inherited an airplane, the Eagle. It came into your hands through one of Stavros more complicated errands and it had sparked the love for flying in you. Together with the local girl Andromeda and her talented fingers, you spent endless hours maintaining the bird and keep it flying.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Pq4NhqH6/Kef10.png) (https://postimages.org/)

"Kefalonia Air Charter" is a bold name for the one-machine-operation the three of you are running, painted on the sides of the airframe next to a golden eagle emblem.

The exact origins of the machine are unknown, some say it belonged to King Leonidas himself  A ridiculous myth of course but lets just say it might be old enough to have seen the days of Leonidas and the fact that your hands still keep it flying simply makes you the rightful and respected owner by default now.

You are a misthios, a pilot for hire, and one with a reputation to get the job done, even under the direst of circumstances...






Technical info:

The campaign is going to the /Campaigns/GQ/... folder
Find it under "Greece (blue)" in the game and play it in WAW module.

Settings:
-REALISTIC LANDINGS to OFF
             This is mandatory because you will mostly operate from rough landscape. It wasn't possible otherwise. Not being able to properly crash into a
             mountain anymore is a tradeoff.

-NO INSTANT SUCCESS to OFF
             Don't get stuck

-Select highest rank
            Not that rank matters but to be sure you end up in the intended flight

built with Forest=2

Skins are mostly modified skins from my archives, I added the greek decorations and emblems.
Kudos to all the skinmakers!
Some are my own creation, like Artemis' Arrow.

custom set of awards made by me.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y0sBz5Hf/awards.png) (https://postimages.org/)

It will take place on RedEye_jirs's great Aegean map:

(https://i.postimg.cc/g06Q6f6b/Map.png) (https://postimg.cc/zL80s2jx)


and here's the download - enjoy  8)

http://www.mediafire.com/file/ma629car6a66stv/Il-2_Odyssey.zip

Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: SAS~Poltava on May 30, 2019, 03:13:13 AM
Oh - wow! D/L-ing now!  :)
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: Gatrasz on May 30, 2019, 03:18:10 AM
Thank you SAS~vampire_pilot for this wonderful project ! I HAVE to try this campaign, I'm in love with the whole idea, and will probably fly the missions wearing my boar's tusk helmet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boar%27s_tusk_helmet) !  :P
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: SAS~vampire_pilot on May 30, 2019, 03:37:34 AM
hah, that's the spirit :P


and if you want some soundtrack to listen to while flying, here the Assassin's Creed Odyssey Soundtrack.
Highly recommended atmospheric music, the composers are aptly named "The Flight"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwthw9Sy_RU
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: whistler on May 30, 2019, 04:08:16 AM
Only B.A.T. can take you all around the globe and now it takes you way back in time to alternate realms. Just One of the many reasons why this game will never die.

B.A.T. is the sandbox, graphics are just the backdrop, the power of your imagination is what matters.

Congratulations Vampire, outstanding project, superb execution, BIG THANKS!
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: Toobone on May 30, 2019, 07:25:41 AM
Grace! Such a great idea with Ellada events in IL2! Many thanx.
Trying to adopte it for DGP2.1
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: cgagan on May 30, 2019, 07:34:22 AM
Great job, Andy, this will entertain me during the summer days! Many thanks for the original idea, realization and, of course, for sharing with us!
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: SAS~vampire_pilot on June 02, 2019, 12:14:36 PM
a few more screenies

(https://i.postimg.cc/t4xfwWL6/Kef20.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/zXLPHTDQ/Kef21.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sfLTz1P4/Kef17.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/V66FQcdh/Kef18.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: cgagan on June 02, 2019, 12:59:32 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/wxVgxB9J/2019-06-02-09-37-52.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w37S0gyT)
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: Dimlee on June 02, 2019, 01:47:11 PM
Thanks a lot !
 ]thumleft[

East Mediterranean, alternate history, biplanes and wonder-planes, olives, tzatziki, red mullet, wine... What can be better...

Now, just need to tame this Di-6 beast especially at the landing. She is like I-15 but designed and assembled by some village blacksmith. Right there, on Kefalonia, I presume. In 500 B.C.  :)
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: markino on June 04, 2019, 12:46:43 AM
Hi Vampire, I tried to play the first mission of this campaign with "realistic landing OFF", but when the mission start the plane always fell down from very low altitude and it exploded.

I set "realistic landing ON" and the mission started ok.

Do you confirm this behaviour?

Ciao!

Marco

Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: SAS~vampire_pilot on June 04, 2019, 11:06:09 AM
I know what you are doing wrong-

You are switching  "Takeoff & Landing" on and off!
But you must switch off the one below: "Realistic Landings!"

Of course you must take off and land, just without the realistic landings collision feature as you operate from grounds that are not "airfield", otherwise you can't roll because you crash over the bumps.

;)
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: markino on June 06, 2019, 12:44:33 AM
Hi Vampire, surely you've right! I will check better the settings... :)

Ciao!

Marco
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: Hans-Joachim Marseille on June 03, 2020, 04:51:44 AM
Yep. Them good (very) ol' days of aviation... ;)
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: Kiwi on June 19, 2020, 05:09:09 PM
hahahahaha i can't even take off. i really like the idea though.
Title: Re: IL-2 ODYSSEY - a legendary B.A.T. adventure *released*
Post by: SAS~vampire_pilot on June 20, 2020, 12:42:29 AM
patience:) The Kochy takes some practice to take off. Be very carefull with the gas during taxi and acceleration. But once you got it figured out, it's rewarding :P