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Shakaali

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Burma 1941 - 1945 - A Dynamic Campaign for DCG & BAT
« on: February 21, 2021, 03:06:01 PM »

BURMA 1941 - 1945
A Dynamic Campaign for DCG & BAT



"Through festering jungle and across burning plains to high mountains and lazy rivers, the Burma campaign of the Second World War involved the longest retreat in British history, and the longest advance; long-range penetration miles behind enemy lines, vicious hand-to-hand fighting, and the horrors of forced labour"
   - Jon Latimer: Burma: The Forgotten War

Download Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/file/byify6ta6xpn235/Burma.rar/file
Download M4T: https://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=2936


This campaign has four subcampaigns, some of which are divided in even smaller sections:

1: Japanese invasion of Burma  14.12.1941 - 19.4.1942

The First Attacks 14.12.1941 & 18.1.1942
The Advance Begins 22.1. - 30.1.1942
Battle of Bilin River & Sittang Bridge 14–23 February 1942
Battle of Pegu & Taukkyan Roadblock    3–8 March 1942
Battle of Toungoo March 19-29 March  1942
Battle of Yenangyaung 11–19 April 1942

2: Arakan Offensive 21.12.1942 - 1.2.1943

3: Battle of Imphal: Allied Counterattack 22.5. - 3.7.1944   

4: Battle of Meiktila and Mandalay 14.1.1945 - 28.3.1945

Crossing the Irrawaddy 14.1.1945 - 23.2.1945
Capture of Meiktila 26.2.1945 - 28.2.1945
Capture of Mandalay 7.3.1945 - 8.3.1945
End of the battle 28.3.1945


You can fly this campaign as:


RAF Pilot:

No. 5 Squadron RAF      Fighter/Fighter-Bomber      
- Curtiss Mohawk/Hurricane IID/Thunderbolt I

No. 67 Squadron RAF      Fighter        
- Buffalo I/Sea Hurricane IIC/Spitfire VIII CW

No. 17 Squadron RAF      Fighter         
- Hurricane IIA/Sea Hurricane IIC/Spitfire VIII

No. 60 Squadron RAF      Bomber/Fighter-Bomber      
- Blenheim I/Blenheim IV/Hurricane IIC

No. 110 Squadron RAF      Bomber/Fighter-Bomber      
- Vildebeest III/Vultee Vengeance/Mosquito VI

No. 20 Squadron RAF      Recon/Fighter-Bomber      
- Lysander/Hurricane IID/Hurricane IV

No. 28 Squadron RAF      Recon         
- Hawker Audax/Hurricane IIB/Sea Hurricane IID

No. 205 Squadron RAF     Seaplane         
- Consolidated Catalina

No. 31 Squadron RAF      Transport
- Douglas Dakota



Note 1:  Several RAF squadrons change their role during the campaign. That is historically accurate.

Note 2: No Sea Hurricanes served in Burma, but Hurricane IIC was used in several roles. In this campaign Hurricane IIC is a fighter-bomber, both versions of Sea Hurricane IIC represent fighter version and Sea Hurricane IID represents recon version.



IJA Pilot:

50th Hiko Sentai   Fighter      
- Ki-27/Ki-43-Ic/Ki-43-II/Ki-84

64th Hiko Sentai   Fighter      
- Ki-43-Ia/Ki-43-Ib/Ki-43-II-Kai

28th Hiko Sentai   Fighter-Bomber   
-Ki-51

11th Hiko Sentai   Bomber      
- Ki-21-I

88th Hiko Sentai   Bomber      
- Ki-21-II

8th Hiko Daitai   Bomber      
- Ki-48-I/ Ki-48-II/ Ki-48-IIb

81st Hiko Sentai   Recon
- Ki-15/Ki-46

Note: Some actual squadrons are not available, replaced with another squadron

IJN Pilot:

Tainan Kokutai   Fighter      
- A6M2/A6M3/A6M5

Yokosuka Kokutai   Bomber
- G4M1/G4M2

Takao Kokutai   Seaplane
- H6K

None      Transport
- L2D

Note: No actual squadrons are available, replaced with another squadron


For more detailed information see Burma.xls included in the package


NOTE THAT AIRCRAFT UPDATES ARE CONTROLLED BY TIMETABLE COMMANDS, THEREFORE YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SELECT CORRESPONDING SQUADRON AND AIRCRAFT

That is to say that if you select the first squadron, also select the first aircraft, if you select the second squadron, also select the second aircraft etc.



Requirements:

B.A.T. v4.0 Red Core or later
DCG 3.50 beta  (https://forum.jg1.org/forum/68-dcg-announcements/)

Installation:

Decompress the Burma.rar into your DCG home directory.
Make a backup of the DGEN directory in you IL-2 game directory 
Copy Dgen, Missions & Paintschemes folders from your Burma folder and paste them in your IL-2 game directory. Overwrite if prompted.
Start DCG, select Optional Third Party Data Folder.
Navigate to the Burma folder and select allcampaigns.dcg
Select "Replace Career Generator (DGen)" in the DCG main screen.
Select Off Line Career (Full Auto-Generation Mode) in the DCG main screen.
Launch Il-2 and select one of the above-mentioned careers.


Recommended DCG Settings:


Transfers are set off by a timetable command and I recommend that it is kept off to avoid overcrowding of certain airfields.

Recommended action radius > 300 km.
Air Starts: On
Delayed Start Times: On
Historical Production Dates: Off

Credits and thanks:

SAS team for BAT
Paul Lowengrin for DCG
Tailspin and Lonestar for DCG tutorials that got me started creating DCG campaigns a long time ago
All skin artist involved (sorry, I don't know who you are).




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Re: Burma 1941 - 1945 - A Dynamic Campaign for DCG & BAT
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 09:45:36 PM »

This looks great. I like the way you are having the squadrons get plane upgrades as the campaign progresses.
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Re: Burma 1941 - 1945 - A Dynamic Campaign for DCG & BAT
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 02:13:00 AM »

Really impressive stuff! Burma during WW2 is an interesting but often neglected theatre of war. It was here that the Japanese actually held their position in the aerial war the longest.

Thanks!  :)
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Re: Burma 1941 - 1945 - A Dynamic Campaign for DCG & BAT
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 11:48:33 AM »

Thanks, guys  :)

While doing backround research for this campaign, I ran into some pretty interesting and unusual facts that took place in Burma front.

December 1941 RAF was in desperate need for fighters.  No. 5 Squadron RAF was still waiting for Mohawks. They were ordered use their Audaxes as fighters... Luckily for them first Mohawks arrived just in time.

No. 17 Squadron RAF arrived just when the first attacks happened and some pilots had to scramble within hours of their arrival. Later on their base was stormed by Japanese ground troops. Pilots had no choice but to fly their precious Hurricanes away while the ground crew were forced to make their own way to safety.

January 1945 Anglo-Indian troops captured Myinmu. The last Japanese survivors drowned themselves in the Irrawaddy River to avoid capture. 
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Re: Burma 1941 - 1945 - A Dynamic Campaign for DCG & BAT
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 03:32:35 PM »

Shakaali, thanx for sharing that bit of info.  I must agree...Burma...hmmm.  Many years ago, I was doing research to make the squad level battles in '41-42 Burma for the "Campaign Series", "Rising Sun".  While doing the research, I was directed to people, which directly led me to meeting the "Burma Star Assoc.".  I think they're still up, who knows...but the fight in Burma is quite overlooked in terms of replication by WWII buffs.  It was quite a brawl.  Air wise...I agree...it was an interesting fight, for an historical enthusiast...as was, ahem...the entire airwar in China, for that matter.  Anyway thanx so much for this.  Cheers and prost.
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Re: Burma 1941 - 1945 - A Dynamic Campaign for DCG & BAT
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 05:42:01 PM »

Good stuff, indeed.  It's good to see your Part 4 for Meiktila and Mandalay.  That time period has been neglected.  Sadly, I never got around to doing a cmpgn for 1945, but it is a very interesting series of military events.
Thanks for making this!
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