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It’s also why the VVS gets stomped, almost without a doubt every time, when TAW starts - that first map or two when it’s only BOM aircraft.

 

i don’t know why people don’t like flying the Moscow aircraft set, personally I feel it’s as close (aircraft performance wise) as it can be between the two sides until the later war VVS aircraft appear.  BOS aircraft seem to have the widest disparity in AC performance compared to the other modules, yet the BOS maps will see high player numbers for the VVS.  

 

But once that La-5FN appears on the battlefield it’s over.  As a LW pilot I shit myself when I see that aircraft on my six - as a VVS pilot, I feel like I’m cheating when I fly it.  I don’t know much about the VVS aircraft, but if the FN was as good in RL as it is in the game, then yeah... the La-5FN “won the war.”

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9 hours ago, fowler said:

It’s also why the VVS gets stomped, almost without a doubt every time, when TAW starts - that first map or two when it’s only BOM aircraft.

 

 

Last time it was so that first two maps were BoM only for VVS but Luftwaffe had planes from BoS also. Don't know how much this affected anything but potential player base was different since not everyone has every module and I would suspect that BoS is the one most people have.

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14 hours ago, LLv44_Mprhead said:

 

Last time it was so that first two maps were BoM only for VVS but Luftwaffe had planes from BoS also. Don't know how much this affected anything but potential player base was different since not everyone has every module and I would suspect that BoS is the one most people have.

 

ONLY map2 was partly with BoS plane (109f4) for AXIS team.

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I think he was referring to the Ju-87D and the He-111, because I almost said the same thing, but it makes sense that they are there.  Otherwise you’d be trying to chase down Ju-88’s with I-16’s, Migs, and P-40’s from the start.  I’m positive the I-16 and P-40 can’t do it without an altitude advantage, I’m not sure about the MiG -damn thing is full of surprises.

 

...But it kind of gives the axis team a larger potential player base on the first map.  I’d venture to say that BOS is a more recommended module than BOM to a lot of new players, and hence more players can fly axis on map one than allies.  

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6 hours ago, fowler said:

I think he was referring to the Ju-87D and the He-111, because I almost said the same thing, but it makes sense that they are there.  Otherwise you’d be trying to chase down Ju-88’s with I-16’s, Migs, and P-40’s from the start.  I’m positive the I-16 and P-40 can’t do it without an altitude advantage, I’m not sure about the MiG -damn thing is full of surprises.

 

...But it kind of gives the axis team a larger potential player base on the first map.  I’d venture to say that BOS is a more recommended module than BOM to a lot of new players, and hence more players can fly axis on map one than allies.  

Yes, this is what I was saying. I don't know if this makes any difference but potential is there.

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On 8/21/2018 at 8:42 AM, fowler said:

 

No clue on future plans, but I will say that with only 84 players per server, having tanks would remove viable pilot slots.  So I’m not sure on what scale combined operations servers will be, but TAW is too large for that at the moment, so I can’t say what they plan on doing.  Besides, from what I gather about server hosting, there is a limit to how much a server can actually handle, so too much action will lag the server no matter what.

 

And as far as wingmen go, there is a virtual squadrons thread inthese forums, good chance there are squads looking for pilots there.  Personally, I would like to form a group of pilots for TAW based solely off of what available days and times you can fly.  My previous squadrons were dedicated to fly together, but rarely could we actually get more than two or three people at once on TAW - not enough pilots to accomplish much.  We just didn’t have the same times available for flying.  And being a lone wolf on TAW is possible, but I highly suggest you avoid that method on TAW, because deaths and the like are extra painful with the death penalty and harsh statistics scoring.

I am looking for people to team up for the upcoming campaign, I am also in Florida. Looks like we could play at the same times. Should let me know what your thoughts on it would be, we could at least start a group up.

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On 8/22/2018 at 10:12 PM, fowler said:

I think he was referring to the Ju-87D and the He-111, because I almost said the same thing, but it makes sense that they are there.  Otherwise you’d be trying to chase down Ju-88’s with I-16’s, Migs, and P-40’s from the start.  I’m positive the I-16 and P-40 can’t do it without an altitude advantage, I’m not sure about the MiG -damn thing is full of surprises.

 

...But it kind of gives the axis team a larger potential player base on the first map.  I’d venture to say that BOS is a more recommended module than BOM to a lot of new players, and hence more players can fly axis on map one than allies.  

I've caught Ju-88s in a straight line with the MiG, but it depends on altitude. And it was a long tail chase using lots of boost. Unless he turns you're going to be giving a great shot to the tail gunner.

Its doable but it would be very vulnerable to escorts and defensive fire. If I was a Ju-88 with those kinds of fighters I'd come in as high as possible, drop down a little for the bombing run, then extend away in a straight line, or in a shallow dive until I reach max dive speed and level out. I doubt the MiG could catch you then. 

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19 hours ago, 15th_JonRedcorn said:

I am looking for people to team up for the upcoming campaign, I am also in Florida. Looks like we could play at the same times. Should let me know what your thoughts on it would be, we could at least start a group up.

 

You willing to fly drunk?

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4 hours ago, RedKestrel said:

I've caught Ju-88s in a straight line with the MiG, but it depends on altitude. And it was a long tail chase using lots of boost. Unless he turns you're going to be giving a great shot to the tail gunner.

Its doable but it would be very vulnerable to escorts and defensive fire. If I was a Ju-88 with those kinds of fighters I'd come in as high as possible, drop down a little for the bombing run, then extend away in a straight line, or in a shallow dive until I reach max dive speed and level out. I doubt the MiG could catch you then. 

 

MiG-3 is much faster than Ju 88 and He 111. Like 100 kmph or so at the deck - Ju 88 only reaches 420-ish in climb power at the deck and around 480 at 5000 m, but I dont think most bomber jocks use climb power much out of climbing... Only VVS fighter that has trouble catching Ju 88 in straight line is the I-16.

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On 8/21/2018 at 2:42 PM, fowler said:

 

No clue on future plans, but I will say that with only 84 players per server, having tanks would remove viable pilot slots.  So I’m not sure on what scale combined operations servers will be, but TAW is too large for that at the moment, so I can’t say what they plan on doing.  Besides, from what I gather about server hosting, there is a limit to how much a server can actually handle, so too much action will lag the server no matter what.

 

 

Well they are improving the net code for boddenplate so maybe server size will increase? Altought imo adding tank crew to TAW is really not a good idea. But getting human gunners back would be nice.

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2 hours ago, =LG=Padre said:

The campaign will start in a few days. LG will fly RED.


Thanks LG, great news! Looking forward to the upcoming campaign.
Players and squads posting which side they are going to join didn't really do much to improve the balancing in the last edition. As i already suggested a while ago, can't you just do some kind of pre-registration phase a few days ahead of the campaign start? This way, we can all see how many players registered for each side before the campaign starts. I'm pretty sure, there are a lot of players willing to switch sides for the sake of a better team balance.

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12 minutes ago, belgianfarmer said:

Is it actually for real? 

Only if you don't promise to become one of Cpt_Siddy's herded cats.

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18 minutes ago, =FEW=Herne said:

Seems to be an error with registration . . . . hint hint ;)


it's because the registration is not open yet. i'm pretty sure, someone from LG will let us know when this option is available.

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=19FAB= a.k.a 19th Frontline Aviation Brigade will fly Red

We wish you all luck!

 

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Holidays are over and I’m back after quite long brake from the TAW and the script. My plan was to start the next campaign this weekend without any changes, but after reading last 10 pages on Il2 forum I decided to tune the script a little bit. Destruction of depot and captured territory will have lower effect on tank convoys in terms of spawning. I will try to adjust number of tank convoys on the map to different numbers of players on the server during the day. I hope it will somehow improve the gameplay. To find out we have to test it during the next campaigns. If it won’t meet our expectations then we can always return to the previous system with tanks.  

 

Anyway I plan to start next campaign in the next week.

 

Registration is open.

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Yay! Registered & flying this campaign Red. Now if only I could find me a wingman....

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72AG will fly reds again. We expect to have 8-10 of our pilots to be more or less active during the campaign. Good luck and happy hunting to all!

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