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  1. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    Hello all, @=LG=Kathon, it's good to be back :). Could you take a look as to why 99.15% damage to a tank does not destroy it? http://taw-server.de/pilot_sortie.php?id=2733&name=StG77_HvB We have also other examples of 89% damage and no destruction. http://taw-server.de/pilot_sortie.php?id=2681&name=StG77_Kondor Thank you - and again great to be back.
  2. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    After flying two great campaigns as Red, StG77 will go back to Blue. We've made great friends on both sides. The quality of pilots is equally high. I hope to see more Red/Blue 'only' squads switching sides every once in a while to appreciate a different kind of experience...
  3. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    Emphasis added by me. Couldn't agree more! Great campaign with plenty of ups and downs for me, but overall a great time. Personal records were broken, but best of all was the time spent with new and old kameraden/tovarishes. Things can get snarky and poisonous on this forum (and will be within 24 hours of no TAW ) but let's all enjoy this one fleeting moment where everyone is happy and there is no salt to be found! PS. I was going to post it separately but a big thank you to HvB. Not only did he recently publish an absurdly detailed handbook specifically tailored to ground attackers on this server, he already had the campaign highlights video ready for everyone to enjoy. The guy is obsessed...I mean relentless!
  4. StG77_Kondor

    Historical planeset for TAW

    I would prefer not to have the server be full of I-16s vs 109K4s by Map #4 - or 109 E-7s vs Spit Mk IX just because the Spit or 109K-4 pilot has the ability to fly more hours than you do. That's a sure fire way to kill the server. Not to mention the current CM method already does this by limiting the # of the better and rarer plane for a particular map planeset.
  5. StG77_Kondor

    Historical planeset for TAW

    I'm all for having the most realistic experience. The problem with this is simple - we lack too many planes and variants that are necessary to properly pull this off. In a funny way this poll is 'unrealistic' . It's not only just the Ju-87 that's a problem. We are missing so many 1941 = Early '42 planes that whatever is chosen is just as much a compromise as is currently available in TAW. At the same time I think tweaks can be made here and there (Blue shouldn't have the 109F-4 available for as long as it does - but it should be available Map #2 with F-2 Map #1 for example) but as a whole the current TAW planeset is a good mix of historical accuracy as well as balance. The lack of early Yaks, LaGGs, I-153s, and DB-3s/SB-2s means that a true 'realistic' 41/42 scenario will be incomplete and thus worthless. Is the solution really to lock rocket rails to the Yaks/LaGGs we do have to 'simulate' them being slower and more like their earlier models? Do we do the same with the Pe=2s? Lock rocket rails on them to simulate the slower DB-3s? Realism should be the goal. But we don't have the planeset of '46 to work with.
  6. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    Lol. You also crashed into an A-20 last night. It looks like you keep putting yourself in a situation where something like this is likely to happen.
  7. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    Hello @=LG=Kathon, I have a question about defensive positions. Is it better to completely destroy 1 of 3 positions, or to have all 3 damaged equally?
  8. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    As of right now: Allies (1179 players registered) Axis (1533 players registered)
  9. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    They have repeatedly stated that the tank DM is a WIP and will not be complete until the release of Tank Crew. We have to wait and see.
  10. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    The new tank DM still needs further tweaking. Attacking a tank column in TAW is much harder than it needs to be, and this is not the fault of TAW admins. A de-tracked tank is not always given as a 'kill'. And once it is de-tracked it for some reason seems like it refills a 'health bar' and becomes even harder to kill. Just try for yourself in QMB with different planes, 129, IL-2, 87 with 37mm, and you will see. To get an IL-2/Stuka in a position to properly use large cannons to strafe tanks in TAW was always a very difficult task that required good air cover, and more importantly AA suppression. With this new tank DM, you could do all of these things correctly, but still shoot at a tank that appears to be alive - but actually isn't. And in planes with very limited 37mm rounds, you have to make every shot count. You could waste 1/3 of your ammo before you just have to give up on the tank figuring it's already destroyed.
  11. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    Holy cow. Like many I stepped away to have a nice Christmas and then about five pages of cat vomit happens. It's clear the person in question loves the attention as much as a Kardashian. Repeat offender, not only here but on several other popular servers. Ban him and be done with it. His behavior clearly shows he has no remorse.
  12. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    I really! like the idea of "reinforcing" def positions and tank columns with Po-2. It will be just as dangerous if not more than ju52 flying into drop zones.
  13. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    Buenas 'Che I have not looked at what loadouts the Po-2 has available, does it have supply drop? My guess is no but it was used often to re-supply partisans and surrounded troops in the rear with weapons, food etc. If something can be done to simulate a supply drop that could also work just like with the Ju-52s. You could have designated 'partisan' areas that are hidden for blue just as the FJ drops are hidden for Red. The Po-2's can resupply these areas and if a certain level is reached there is a chance to capture the AF, or totally destroy part or all of the AFs defenses - so tanks have an easy time capturing it.
  14. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    The Bf 110G-2 Yes. The Bf 110E...No. Both are very good ground attack planes. Even the E is a very good bomber killer. But any VVS pilot that honestly has trouble vs a 110E, shouldn't be flying fighters. The engines and pilot are very vulnerable, and because of it's profile, very easy to disable at least one engine with mediocre accuracy. Let's not get carried away. It is a good plane used to it's strengths. But she's not a 'beast'
  15. StG77_Kondor

    Tactical Air War

    1) Yes. Even a hard cap of 50 could work. I think this allows more wiggle room. 50 vs 34 is still pretty good. 2) No, I don't think this is a good idea. The team with 30 will still have to deal with AA the same as the team with 5 does. I think a hard cap per side is good, but to have an algorithm to recalculate damage? No gracias . The pilots on both teams don't need an additional handicap or charity.
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