Fight in the skies over Stalingrad - join the Battle for the Red October Factory!
In the spirit of variety and the current "Leap into the Cockpit Sale" ( https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/58774-leap-into-the-cockpit-sale-is-on-feb-17th-mar-9th-bobp-fc-and-more/?tab=comments#comment-895537 ) which includes among many great things the Yak 9 Series 1 as well as the Yak 9T....
..let's not forget the Yaks, the Ils, the LaGGs that came before and the planes that fought them!This coming Saturday, February 22nd at 6pm or 1800 CET ( 1700 GMT, 1200 EST, 0900 PST, 0800 MSK, 0400 AEDT, 1700 Zulu) the Knights of the Air Server (KOTA) will host an event featuring the map mission inspired on the historic events during the Stalingrad conflict.The map mission is based on the grim struggle for the "Red October" factory complex around October 1942 and takes place on a autumnal Stalingrad map.
Moving Supply ships, bridges, bristling AA and formations of AI planes on their own missions are all present in a battlefield paying hommage to the historical key areas of the struggle at this point.Forward Airfields provide a short turnaround into the frenzy but chose wisely when to use them since the enemy might pay you a visit while doing RRR.
And visitors should plan their visit to the airfields wisely too - on KOTA airfield AA is not just scenery - it is a part of the mission environment you have to take into account!
The new RRR (Repair, Rearm, Refuel) function again plays a prominent role for immersive and fun gameplay on an open server - Combat Turnaround Services instead of a respawn!So come to KOTA - join the discord ( https://discord.gg/KHbVNn5 ) and play as a team!
And these are the Team orders for both sides.
ALLIED (RED Team) Orders:
Tavarishi - our glorious army is fighting for the city bearing our leaders name.
You are ordered to help halt the enemy advance on Stalingrad at all cost:
We have identified a railroad yard in grid 1025 unloading heavy equipment - it must be denied to the enemy!
Enemy artillery in grid 0827 is duelling with our last artillery stronghold on the western bank of the Volga, raze that artillery!
The enemy has established a forward airfield near Peshkanka in grid 1125
The enemy is using am Ivanovka combine factory complex in grid 1325 - destroy it!
Supplies produced and stolen from the Ivanoka complex are transported via bridges near Gavrilovka - the bridges must fall!
You must also keep up defensive patrols and protection of our assets and vital shipping and port infrastructure in the Stalingrad area as well as the besieged Red October industrial complex.
We have received reports on bombergroups operating near Stalingrad - so stay alert.
We maintain a forward airfield on the southern bank of the Volga near Tatyanka where you can use rearm, refuel and repair services (green smoke marker) or change plane for a different mission sortie - for now.
Tavarishi and comrades from the allied pilot exchange program - you have been briefed, execute the mission!
AXIS (BLUE Team) Orders:
We keep supporting our offensive operations in the pusgh for Stalingrad. Despite the intense effort by our Landsers on the ground they are getting bogged down - we must try and weaken the remaining infrastructure of the defending red army forces.
Our Tagesbefehl states the following priority targets:
a major supply shipping convoy has been sighted approaching Stalingrad on the Wolga downstream from the north - it has to be intercepted and destroyed
north of the red october complex in grid 927 is the last major artillery position on our side of the Wolga - it must be wiped from the map
the red october factory complex in the northern part of Stalingrad has become a stronghold for the enemy - therefore it has been marked for destruction
the Beketovka industrial port south of Stalingrad keeps receiving supply convoys, for Stalingrad to fall this infrastructure must be destroyed
the VVS airfield near Tatyanka in grid 1227 is still in use as a forward service operation - it has to be destroyed
Orders for defensive patrols over our key assets in the area remain unchanged.
Refer to your inflight-operation map in the Einsatzbefehl for further details.
Our Feldflugplatz in map grid 1125 is now operational for Refuel, Rearm and Repair (RRR) services to all our aircraft as well as offering different mission airframes - if we can keep it operational!
The service area is marked with a green smoke column, as accustomed on our regular airfields.
Meine Herren, the OKLW expects results!
Guide for RRR (Rearm, Refuel, Repair) in IL-2 (ONLY on the KOTA Server!)The KOTA Server want to be as immersive as possible for an open server - to keep you cognitively involved, to have you feel being part of a team!
As part of this experience KOTA would like to have you enjoy a true "Combat Turnaround" Service on the airfields - including all the decisions and possible dangers and tradeoffs of the decision you make - instead of a gamey "respawn".
IL-2 now enables the KOTA server to provide this experience for you - with the RRR (Rearm, Refuel, Repair) function in airfield service areas marked by a green smoke column!
A detailed step-by-step guide (which gets updated!) on how to use the immersive RRR (Rearm, Refuel, Repair) in IL-2 (ONLY on KOTA!) can be found at this link:https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/38998-knights-of-the-air-multiplayer-server/page/47/?tab=comments#comment-883269
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