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  1. Your entire first paragraph is wrong, factually and actuality. They did not come close, its a myth like say, the Battle of Britain being a close run thing. You're arguing with a *professor* of *strategic* level which I would safely is far higher than what you have, honestly if you want to argue with him go ahead as I have linked to it :). Second paragraph, sorry, but it's also latching onto how history of the Bulge and WW2 in general has been presented, he stated this clearly and concisely. Please, if you have anything real to add go an argue this with the O'Brian himself. Are you
  2. Its obvious, those people who have Nazi fetishieses and how the Bulge has been poorly represented :). I think he is being straight and frank, it's not unprofessional at all.
  3. I have been listening to and following Philips P. O'Brian for awhile now and will read his book "How the War Was Won: Air-Sea Power and Allied Victory in World War II" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/110871689X/ref=crt_ewc_img_huc_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER Here's his knowledge on Battle of The Bulge:
  4. Can't wait! Unfortunately my HOTAS Warthog throttle died after a power cut, I thought I had moved it to a proper backup UPS, but sadly I was wrong :(. Just paid $50 for a replacement piece. Nevertheless I will be putting $ for the preorder :).
  5. Must admit I now prefer the way career mode is handled by the Il2 team now vs how it was in the past with other games like Mig Alley, Falcon 4 etc, but I know everyone has their preferences :).
  6. Nice! :). But, I have a life and didn't get to read through every single message....Thank you letting me know :).
  7. I recommend watching Tim's video on the Shoreham crash, as it does explain physiology well and its easy to follow: What did you fly? F-16's? :). I highlighted this reply as its a bugbear of mine, I personally hate when the AI obviously cheats, and not having the same effects is basically that imho.
  8. Honestly, this is best to me to nowadays. I don't want a fantasy campaign, even though they can be fun from a superman (or is that superpilot?) point of view. Incorporating those additions would be great.
  9. Speculative, I would have to run that past the forums where former WNW employees would frequent (and still do), but now isn't the time as tings have cooled off. Or you can do it yourself :).
  10. The Cruel Sea as you mentioned is still one, if not the best for covering the Battle of the Atlantic...In my opinion the most important battle in the West. The book is even better, its one of those you put down for second as you realise it had to have been written by someone with first hand experience.
  11. I highly recommend signing up here for sales: http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/news You'll get a canned message stating that they'll let you know, from there it's just a waiting game. When you get the notice that they're taking orders I suggest hurrying over at light speed as these kits have been flying off the shelves everywhere, unfortunately not all by people who want to build them. If you're after more WW1 models now, Copper State Models as well as Roden make some. 1/32 is a good scale for these planes :). https://www.copperstatemodels.com/pag
  12. Looking forward to it! A modernised Mighty Eighth will go down a treat, glad its optional VR and you have AI crew's for those times you can't or don't want real people :). I don't mind not having all the switches useable just to get going either to be honest, the originals were great without. I just hope we get to choose which group we join, the aircraft and lots of customization options including nose-art with the possibility of importing your own :). Hope it sales really well, would love an expansion pack with the Halifax MK .III and the Lancaster, even though valiant
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