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  1. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    Now i might come fly with you :^)
  2. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    Soooo, can you like, i don't know, post some arguments to support your assertions? Because this stinks to me more like "ive red a book of WW2 German ace and i want to fly just like him and make that style of flying the only kosher one". And if we classify the issue of certain team going for stats instead of objectives, then there is plenty of arguments and evidence that this is happening at least to SOME extent. Where the real discussion needs to take place is if this is actually contributing to the overall suck of the axis ground game or is merely inconsequential phenomena that can be ignored. I started my TAW in axis. And i came across an attitude of "if it flies under 2-3 km, i am not touching it". Whenever i went in low, to save 110''s behind, i found myself quickly surrounded by 3-4 reds while there is happy flight of German contrails over the objective. After a while, it got old and i just started to play reds. Allied attitude in TAW is this: We will fight on the beaches, we will fight in space, we will fight over our tanks or theirs, we shall never surrender. Whatever the cost. While Axis attitude is: if its under 2km, i don't care even if it bombed Berlin.
  3. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    Good idea, and the rewards, if any, can be awarded as "post mortem" for the top streak, if it was interrupted.
  4. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    Yes, because your subjective experiences are more valid than anyone else... oh wait. I am stating my observations, and i am not alone with them. The only real question is how much of an effect they have. Because its either the flight style (assuming the ground war part of the game is balanced, if not, thats whole another can of worms) of teams or russian bias.
  5. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    Yeah, well, if you want to simulate stat padding in WW2, don't cry when that interferes with your actual mission and loses the maps. You can have a roster of 50 streak kills and lose the ground war, or help your bombers and attackers and a chance at wining... or at least stop this one sided slaughter. This time axis had equal number, still better mounts, better level bombers, ju-88 that is peshka analogue. Only thing you lack is IL-2 but got 110. There is no real reason why axis should be losing maps when axis was outnumbering reds, now that the player counts were somewhat even, axis managed to win one map. If you want to simulate an early war space combat, when luftwaffel had the initiative, trough out the whole campaign you are deluded. That is not being "realistic", thats just you waning to "fly safe". Because at the end of the war, when reds held the initiative, they did not bother climbing up there in to space. They decimated axis stuff left and right on the ground. But hey, stay in space, fly safe and let your attacker get frustrated and stop caring, a wining strategy, i say! I am sorry if it sounds harsh, but if i count all the times ive sacrificed my rear to get couple of IL-2's home and how many time ive seen 109's at 4-5 km "covering" the attackers while i could gun two or three of them down before getting engaged... yeah, i would not want to fly any attacker sorties for blues either. It is not caring about stats, its caring about mission objective. If you care only for kill marks, that is acceptable flying in early 1940, when there was virtually no risk from opposition either way. But thinking that you can go on fly risk free while doing your job as a airman of luftwaffel... well, there is a reason why so many Luftwaffe airmen did not live to see the end of war (that and the lack of rotation). At the end of the war, the Luftwaffel airmen life expectancy dropped like an anvil. Right now we are in situation where most talented people on blue side fly all the maps like it is early war free hunting. Where you climb high and just wait and see. This helps the ground war in no way and in my opinion, is considerable part contributing to the current situation. What makes it worse, is that mediocre pilots imitate the good ones, climb high and jack off there getting done even less. How i know this? Easy, when i go against a good player up on high, i expect to lose because of my myriad handicaps, like VR, and red plane. But the amount of scores I've been getting indicates that there is more and more mediocre pilots in places where they are useless even as a mediocre players. And their reluctance of helping groundpunders because "muh all good players fly high so should i" attitude just compounds this problem. Why, any 109 can go toe to toe with yak in turn fight. Sure, you wont be getting the advantage of high altitude where yaks lose power. But you are not, by any means, outclassed. Having a fur-ball on deck is not elegant, but if it is what it takes to bring the 110's and ju-87's home, then thats what you need to do. Anything less is just going to make TAW really one sided.
  6. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    There is a thin line between desertion and dereliction of duty and wanting to survive. Its like most of you never served in military in any capacity...
  7. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    What discourage suicide runs is mainly the rather quick depletion of available hardware. For average joe, who pisses his +1 plane with Jabo run at enemy AF at the end of the round, stats mean nothing compared the time you need to spend getting new hardware.
  8. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    19 kill streak here, then i took il2 because motherland needed attackers and got shot down by aaa. I find the streaking (pun intended) to be the biggest obstacle for people with above average skills to do more for the team that they do now....
  9. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    Shhhh, don't tell them that! But on more serious note, when the skilled bunch of fighters go in, you are more than likely not get there alive from covering. Covering is risky because you have to keep yourself at the level where you can cover in time, and getting your attackers home is more important than getting kills. Happy attackers means busy attackers, and that means enemy tonks get killed. And if you run in to enemy, odds are they are above you and might take on your first (at this point attackers needs to go home ASAP). It is far more riskier than just hunting people on your terms.
  10. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    There is a leak in German equipment that hampers their operation. Its in the head gasket located between the chair and flight stick. No patch seems to be able to fix that :/ I mean, i get it, covering attackers from 2km is not glorious work. It is dangerous, you need to babysit attackers without scoring any kills. You must stay at position where you are primed to cover attackers and leave yourself open for someone to bounce on you from higher up. And you cannot climb there because then the attackers are going to get pasted while you dive down. I totally get it, covering sucks. Covering in a mount given by gods, the 109 sucks doubly because then you are only slightly superior to your Asiatic counterparts. It makes average Hans queezy and unsure of himself. But think of the attackers and children! Also, on the matter of gremlins... This is real issue and needs to be taken in to account; Axis need to up their Anti Gremlin spraying of the fields if they want to win more.
  11. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    Argue the points, not the preferences of your knitting club clique, m8ty. But since you opened that can of worms, want me to tell everyone just how how ethically upstanding people you associate yourself with? It wont add anything to the actual discussion but since you went there (without even knowing really what happened)...
  12. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    It is only an insult if you take it as one, other vice it is called argument you cannot refute. "Bah, earth going around the sun! What is this hogwash!! THIS IS DIRECT INSULT TO OUR HOLY CHURCH AND POPE"
  13. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

    So if it can, but wont, the problem does not lie in the Axis hardware.... why even bring up "muh peshka"?
  14. CptSiddy

    Tactical Air War

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