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JG4 is mixed too ,Bomber,Groundattackers and Figthers.

 

and were is SUOMI ??? Fishing !??

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10 hours ago, III./JG5_xshinel said:

Great work Riksen, now we know who we will meet in the server, haha

 

But you see, Only 2 squadrons can in action in the morning EST, and both in red:biggrin:

 

Maybe we can try to invite some squadrons in Japan and Korea to join the fight, like NBSI, 81FG, 343KO

 

Anyone is familiar with them?

would be good if they did but i've never seen any of those tags on taw before. 

 

I think often JG5/IL2AU don't match overlap too badly. Usualy JG5 hits their max turnout (which can be rather large) just as Australians are mainly going to bed. 11pm AU time.

Often in the past there are 1-2 from other squads/ Lonewolfs etc on axis that have resulted in it balanced and sometimes axis favour even when IL2AU is on as red with 6-8 people. . 

We tried to play a campaign as blue last time, and with the other randoms online it meant there was often 1-2 only sometimes zero red on with 15-20 blue.

Because AU prime is middle of the day EU, there are often just a couple of drop ins from squads from the EU PT on as well. Example there might be one 1-2 GriJ , 1-2 JG300, 1-2 JG4 etc. I often came across Faucon, Widukid and Torrero when online in the AU timezone. 

most of us stopped playing the campaign because it was so lopsided as blue so we'll try again red.  

hard to balance really. we'll just have to see what happens and hope. its the lowest ebb in the player numbers overall and means that it can shift from being imbalanced one way to imbalanced the other in the space of 2 hours. 

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1 hour ago, SCG_Riksen said:

- III./JG5: VVS (Mixed: 30)

people mountain people sea, aye? :lol:

Usually we only have 10-15 pilots online in every night

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[BD] squad is registered on TAW  with 5-6 members Red Evening  Pacific Standard.  We expecting this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?  Registration on the TAW page has been light, maybe word aint out.

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AKA will fly Russian.  There will likely be anywhere from 5-10 players, flying in the PST/EST evenings.

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1 hour ago, Retrofly said:

Is registration open on the website or is it going to be cleared down again before the start?

 

registration now open for internal tester. we cleared before  start

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Oh, just noticed this, as I just registered... so we should hold off registering for the actual campaign until it’s cleared then.  Assuming we should wait for the big post from Kathon, etc

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Current line up:

 

Morning EST (GMT -4)

- BD: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- III./JG5: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- IL2AU: VVS (Mixed: 10)

 

Afternoon EST (GMT - 4)

- 1stCL: LW (Fighters: 10)

- 6./ZG26: LW (Ground Attacker: 10)

- 71stAH: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- 7.GShap: VVS (Fighters: 10)

- Ala13: VVS (Mixed: 20)

- ATAG: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- DFA: LW (Mixed: 5)

- F/JG300: LW (Mixed: 5)

- FEW: LW (Mixed: 10)

- gRij: LW (Mixed: 10)

- HR: - Hydra: LW (Fighters: 10)

- III./JG5: VVS (Mixed: 30)

- JG4: LW (Mixed: 10)

- JG77: LW (Fighters: 10)

- LG: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- StG77: VVS (Ground Attackers: 10)

 

Evening EST (GMT -4)

- 19: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- 71stAH: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- AKA: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- BD: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- IL2AU: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- SqSq: Unsure (Mixed: 10)

- LG: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- SCG: LW (Mixed: 20)

 

* Format:

- Name: Side (Preference: Approximate number of pilots)

Note that a squadron may appear more than once in the list if their pilots fly in more than one time zone. Also remember that lone wolves and not reported squadrons (groups that did not reply to this topic) are not listed here.

 

The goal of this list is to give an overall view of the TAW balance and, hopefully, have the squadrons base their side choice taking balance into consideration. If you wish to change your side just reply in this topic and I will update it. Remember, it is always better to select a side before the campaign starts so choose it wisely now. 

The enjoyment and competitiveness of TAW campaign depends on ALL of us. 

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Posted (edited)

Morning EST

25 Red

 

Afternoon EST

90 Red

80 Blue

 

Evening EST

50 Red

20 Blue

10 uncommitted

 

Total

165 Red

100 Blue

10 uncommitted

 

I thought having the total numbers would be useful, so there you go! All in all, things are shaping up to be fairly well balanced among the groups anyway, though evening EST needs a bit of work. Who knows what might happen when the one's and two's like me throw in.

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6 hours ago, JG4_Widukind said:

JG4 is mixed too ,Bomber,Groundattackers and Figthers.

 

and were is SUOMI ??? Fishing !??

 

 

SUOMI is grounded due to Vappu

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Current line up:

 

Morning EST (GMT -4)

- BD: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- III./JG5: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- IL2AU: VVS (Mixed: 10)

 

Afternoon EST (GMT - 4)

- 1stCL: LW (Fighters: 10)

- 6./ZG26: LW (Ground Attacker: 5)

- 71stAH: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- 7.GShap: VVS (Fighters: 10)

- Ala13: VVS (Mixed: 20)

- ATAG: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- DFA: LW (Mixed: 5)

- F/JG300: LW (Mixed: 5)

- FEW: LW (Mixed: 10)

- gRij: LW (Mixed: 10)

- HR: - Hydra: LW (Fighters: 10)

- I./JG62: LW (Fighters: 10)

- III./JG5: VVS (Mixed: 30)

- JG4: LW (Mixed: 10)

- JG77: LW (Fighters: 10)

- LG: VVS (Mixed: 10)

 

Evening EST (GMT -4)

- 19: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- 71stAH: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- AKA: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- BD: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- IL2AU: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- JG7: LW (Mixed: 5)

- SqSq: Unsure (Mixed: 10)

- LG: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- SCG: LW (Mixed: 20)

- StG77: VVS (Ground Attackers: 2)

 

* Format:

- Name: Side (Preference: Approximate number of pilots)

Note that a squadron may appear more than once in the list if their pilots fly in more than one time zone. Also remember that lone wolves and not reported squadrons (groups that did not reply to this topic) are not listed here.

 

The goal of this list is to give an overall view of the TAW balance and, hopefully, have the squadrons base their side choice taking balance into consideration. If you wish to change your side just reply in this topic and I will update it. Remember, it is always better to select a side before the campaign starts so choose it wisely now. 

The enjoyment and competitiveness of TAW campaign depends on ALL of us. 

Edited by SCG_Riksen

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Posted (edited)

Well, we normally field 3 and rarely up to 7 at the same time. Put us in as 5 more likely. We tend to have active Private Lifes and Real Life flying to do, especially in Summer. 

Edited by 6./ZG26_Klaus_Mann

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6 hours ago, SCG_Riksen said:

he goal of this list is to give an overall view of the TAW balance and, hopefully, have the squadrons base their side choice taking balance into consideration. If you wish to change your side just reply in this topic and I will update it.

 

StG77 has 2 pilots - currently listed as having 10. Evening U.S. East Coast time zone.

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10 hours ago, Cpt_Siddy said:

 

 

SUOMI is grounded due to Vappu

 

Suomi is still gathering the troops to the next onslaught :D

 

I'd expect we will fly on late evening EST time zone (from GMT 24:00 upto emptying the beer cans) on Axis side (if you ask me but we'll see what the squadrons will decide).

 

Edited by LLv44_Damixu

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Posted (edited)

Current line up:

 

Morning EST (GMT -4)

- BD: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- III./JG5: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- IL2AU: VVS (Mixed: 10)

 

Afternoon EST (GMT - 4)

- 1stCL: LW (Fighters: 10)

- 6./ZG26: LW (Ground Attacker: 5)

- 71stAH: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- 7.GShap: VVS (Fighters: 10)

- Ala13: VVS (Mixed: 20)

- ATAG: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- DFA: LW (Mixed: 5)

- F/JG300: LW (Mixed: 5)

- FEW: LW (Mixed: 10)

- gRij: LW (Mixed: 10)

- HR: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- Hydra: LW (Fighters: 10)

- I./JG62: LW (Fighters: 10)

- III./JG5: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- JG4: LW (Mixed: 10)

- JG77: LW (Fighters: 10)

- LG: VVS (Mixed: 10)

 

Evening EST (GMT -4)

- 19: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- 71stAH: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- AKA: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- BD: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- IL2AU: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- JG7: LW (Mixed: 5)

- LLv44: LW (Mixed: 5)

- SqSq: Unsure (Mixed: 10)

- LG: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- SCG: LW (Mixed: 10)

- StG77: VVS (Ground Attackers: 5)

 

* Format:

- Name: Side (Preference: Approximate number of pilots)

Note that a squadron may appear more than once in the list if their pilots fly in more than one time zone. Also remember that lone wolves and not reported squadrons (groups that did not reply to this topic) are not listed here.

 

The goal of this list is to give an overall view of the TAW balance and, hopefully, have the squadrons base their side choice taking balance into consideration. If you wish to change your side just reply in this topic and I will update it. Remember, it is always better to select a side before the campaign starts so choose it wisely now. 

The enjoyment and competitiveness of TAW campaign depends on ALL of us. 

Edited by SCG_Riksen

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@SCG_Riksen 19// should be 5 instead of 10, realistically. That's pretty much the max we get online at once.

 

Thanks for your effort maintaining this list.

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1C need to up the amount of slots with all this interest. Maybe one day we will see 50V50 Battles. Would be nuts :wacko:

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4 minutes ago, Retrofly said:

1C need to up the amount of slots with all this interest. Maybe one day we will see 50V50 Battles. Would be nuts :wacko:

Dream big imagine 100 vs 100 

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3 minutes ago, banzaii said:

weekend has begun, we kicken this thing off or what?

usually starts on a Sunday iirc. 

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Current line up:

 

Morning EST (GMT -4)

- BD: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- III./JG5: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- IL2AU: VVS (Mixed: 10)

 

Afternoon EST (GMT - 4)

- 1stCL: LW (Fighters: 10)

- 6./ZG26: LW (Ground Attacker: 5)

- 71stAH: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- 7.GShap: VVS (Fighters: 10)

- Ala13: VVS (Mixed: 20)

- ATAG: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- DFA: LW (Mixed: 5)

- F/JG300: LW (Mixed: 5)

- FEW: LW (Mixed: 10)

- gRij: LW (Mixed: 10)

- HR: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- Hydra: LW (Fighters: 10)

- I./JG62: LW (Fighters: 10)

- III./JG5: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- JG4: LW (Mixed: 10)

- JG77: LW (Fighters: 10)

- JGr8: LW (Mixed: 10)

- LG: VVS (Mixed: 10)

 

Evening EST (GMT -4)

- 19: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- 71stAH: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- AKA: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- BD: VVS (Mixed: 5)

- IL2AU: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- JG7: LW (Mixed: 5)

- LLv44: LW (Mixed: 5)

- SqSq: Unsure (Mixed: 10)

- LG: VVS (Mixed: 10)

- SCG: LW (Mixed: 10)

- StG77: VVS (Ground Attackers: 5)

 

* Format:

- Name: Side (Preference: Approximate number of pilots)

Note that a squadron may appear more than once in the list if their pilots fly in more than one time zone. Also remember that lone wolves and not reported squadrons (groups that did not reply to this topic) are not listed here.

 

The goal of this list is to give an overall view of the TAW balance and, hopefully, have the squadrons base their side choice taking balance into consideration. If you wish to change your side just reply in this topic and I will update it. Remember, it is always better to select a side before the campaign starts so choose it wisely now. 

The enjoyment and competitiveness of TAW campaign depends on ALL of us. 

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New TAW campaign starts 15.04.2018 on Sunday morning. Registration is open.

 

Changes and new features

 

  • Scenario based maps. On some maps Axis attacks so they have more limits (aircraft, tanks, pilots) and their tanks convoys spawn more frequent for the first several missions and on other maps Allied attacks so they have advantage. There also maps with draw situation. List of maps:

#1 Moscow_North – Axis offensive

#2 Moscow_South – draw

#3 Moscow_North – Allied counteroffensive

#4 Stalingrad_Center – Axis offensive

#5 Stalingrad_South – draw

#6 Kuban - Axis offensive

#7 Stalingrad_Center - Allied counteroffensive

#8 Kuban - Allied counteroffensive

 

  • The frequency of spawning tank convoys depends on three factors:
  1. Map scenario – more frequent for one side for first several missions
  2. Depot destruction – the more damage/destroyed the less frequent tanks spawn
  3. Captured area – the more captured cities the more frequent tanks spawn
  • Pilot gets CM if he ditches on a friendly airfield with any AK or GK.
  • Pilot gets new aircraft after 3 CM if his hangar is not full. Before pilot got new aircraft after sortie ended with CM. Now if pilot has 3/3CM and lost an aircraft he gets a new one.
  • New layouts of airfields. There are less buildings and more planes than before.
  • After capturing a city a train and supply convoy is send to this city in the next mission.
  • An enemy airfield is not repaired in current mission if it was attacked in previous mission. It doesn’t concern border airfields.
  • Airfields supply are also damaged after attacking and destroying airfield facilities. Airfields supply are also damaged by tanks convoys.
  • Buildings and hangars are generated on non-frontline airfields, but it shouldn’t be attacked because it will not be counted (to save cpu they are not in the log files). As before only frontline airfields should be attacked. There is text “Attack!” under it on the map in game.
  • After land of every 12 paratroopers there is a text message that inform how many paratroopers landed near enemy airfield from the beginning of the mission.
  • Gelenzik airfield fixed. Take off is towards sea not the mountain.
  • Bug with different mission ID on the www page fixed.
  • Convoys detect big rivers so they are not generated on it.
  • Bigger Moscow_South map (work in progress)
  • In mission list on the webpage there is description of the events after each mission. You may find there info about what was attack and destroyed, how airfields was damaged and supplied etc. It’s only in English version for now.
  • The manual has been updated. If something is unclear or is missing let me know.
  • Plane set as before (missing BOK planes added). Please check manual.

 

Attenction!

To fly transport mission choose bomber with text “transport” and take no bombs/rockets (it’s necessary after 3.001 update). It doesn’t concern Ju-52.

If payload are locked then you have to choose airfield and aircraft several times. It’s a bug after 3.001 update.

If you see black screen after connection to the server please wait for a while.

 

 

Good luck!

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58 minutes ago, =FEW=nightrise said:

Dream big imagine 100 vs 100 

Look, I didn't want to make a mess in my trousers, ok.

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4 hours ago, =LG=Kathon said:

Plane set as before (missing BOK planes added). Please check manual.

:(

 

Hmm Maybe I mis-understood what this meant.....

Edited by =SqSq=switch201

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47 minutes ago, =LG=Kathon said:

Gelenzik airfield fixed. Take off is towards sea not the mountain.

 

But I like to live dangerously! ;)

 

Thanks Kathon, looking forward to it.

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Hello! La Fundación(LF) is going to be Blue, Mixed,  flying at GMT+1, 10 Pilots

Morning + Afternoon

 

This new TAW looks even better than the last ones!

Hype!

Edited by LF_ManuV

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Well I tried. I guess in the end it does not matter, some squadrons will always fly for the same side regardless of what the balance is. Sign up just opened and there are 11 LW squadrons for 3 VVS ones lol. Thanks to those who switch sides and keep the campaign alive otherwise it would end up with LW vs Nothing again

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In that case SQSQ is def going red. Thank you Riksen for all your hard work. We will have to see how this TAW plays out this time.  I have high hopes it will be more even than it has been in the past. just give it some time for people to register.

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Excellent news Kathon! 

However, I hope that it is not too late to edit the plane list. Currently the A-20 is not available until Map #6! Looking at the rest of the planes there this is a solid 1943 planeset/scenario. However the A-20's first saw combat in Summer of 42. A-20 should be available no later than Map #4, and even as early as Map #3. 

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18 minutes ago, StG77_Kondor said:

Excellent news Kathon! 

However, I hope that it is not too late to edit the plane list. Currently the A-20 is not available until Map #6! Looking at the rest of the planes there this is a solid 1943 planeset/scenario. However the A-20's first saw combat in Summer of 42. A-20 should be available no later than Map #4, and even as early as Map #3. 

 

The Plane setup is not completely historical, otherwise you wouldn't see the P40 on map 1 either nor would the G6 get a Mk 108 and so on.

Edited by Operation_Ivy

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9 minutes ago, Operation_Ivy said:

 

The Plane setup is not completely historical, otherwise you wouldn't see the P40 on map 1 either nor would the G6 get a Mk 108 and so on.


I understand that. It's also why we don't see a Ju-88 map #1. 
 

But you can't make the argument that the A-20 is game breaking, to be added to an earlier map. Whereas an F2 and 88 in Map #1 for the Reds - would be (with the current planeset the way it is). 

Edited by StG77_Kondor

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