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"Apetite For Death" - Battle for Brunete 1937
« on: July 06, 2019, 07:05:03 AM »

Yet another of my campaigns has taken the leap over to the BAT universe, this time a triplet, that is a pack with three campaigns:



The Battle of Brunete (6 July – 25 July 1937), fought some 24 kilometers west of Madrid, started as a well-prepared Republican attempt to alleviate the pressure exerted by the Nationalists on the capital and on the Basque enclave up north. Although initially successful, the Nationalist managed to contain the attack, and went over to the attack. Eventually the Republicans were forced to give up most their territorial gains and retreat from Brunete. Also the losses of men and equipment in the battle were much heavier for the Republicans than the Nationalists. Indeed, the Republican army lost so much of its new, indispensable equipment and so many of their best soldiers in the International Brigades that the battle can be seen as an important Nationalist victory.

You can download it here: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=1929

Included are 3 campaigns that try to portray the aerial fighting during the Battle of Brunete in 1937, all from the Nationalist point of view. These are

•   Two Luftwaffe (i.e. Legion Condor) fighter campaigns, for:
i.   The Messerschmitt Bf 109B2
ii.   The Heinkel He 51C

•   One Spanish Nationalist fighter campaign, for:
i.   The Fiat CR.32 "Chirri"

Although these three campaigns are essentially variations of the same one they all make use of Checkyersix’s GREAT Command & Control Mod with a number of randomizers, which means that sometimes the time of day and the weather, but most of the time also the skill and composition of the opposition will vary, so most of the time a mission will never be exactly the same even if you replay it. Also adjustments have been made due to the performance of the different aircraft, so that the odds will be reasonable - But the He 51C campaign is still tough... Note that in one mission you will fly the Henschel Hs-123 "Angelito" close support biplane.

The conversion to BAT/TGA isn't just a simple lift-over. A lot of changes and additions have been done. More types of aircraft are now present. And not least due to the performance of BAT, the aircraft density in most missions have been DOUBLED, and in some cases even tripled. Without any loss in FPS's  :) An illustration:



Skins: Included is a skin pack of 45 SCW skins used in this campaign, and made by the following TOP skinners: Archie, Juanmalapuente, Texx, Murdoc, Hayate, Mangas, Tchaika, Stanislao, Agracier, Stefano, Harpia_Mafra, Donaghy and Alan_Man_O_War. (I know it's a bit hefty, but in this campaign you will see many great but lesser-known aircraft that was also used in this conflict, and they too need skins.) Thanks guys for your super work - without skinners no campaigns!

Souces: I have made good use of the following books, which I highly recommend for anyone interested in the Spanish Civil War:
•   Jesus Salas Larrazabal, JS: "Air War over Spain". London 1974
•   Rafael Permuy Lopez: "Air War over Spain - Aviators, Aircraft and Air Units of the Nationalist and Republican Air Forces 1936-1939". Hersham 2009.
•   Alfredo Logoluso: "Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil War". Oxford 2010.
•   Rafael Purmuy Lopez: "Republican Spanish Aces". Oxford 2012.
•   Richard K Smith & R Cargill Hall: "Five Down, No Glory - Frank G Tinker, Mercenary Ace in the Spanish Civil War". Annapolis 2011.
•   Hugh Thomas: "The Spanish Civil War". London 1965.
•   Antony Beevor: "The Battle for Spain". London 2006.

Some shiny screenies:











Thanks for looking!  :)

PS. The title of this one is another quote from Federico García Lorca (†1936):

Nobody knows you. No. But I sing of you.
For posterity I sing of your profile and grace.
Of the signal maturity of your understanding.
Of your appetite for death and the taste of its mouth.
Of the sadness of your once valiant gaiety.
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Re: "Apetite For Death" - Battle for Brunete 1937
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2024, 11:20:24 AM »

This one looks like a lot of fun and some great planes - thanks for your work !
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Re: "Apetite For Death" - Battle for Brunete 1937
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2024, 07:38:38 PM »

Hope you are able to fix it soon.
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Re: "Apetite For Death" - Battle for Brunete 1937
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2024, 07:50:39 PM »

five years and counting maybe somebody has the old version while waiting for the next two weeks
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