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I just threw as much money as I could at you guys. That means the new theater and 1 collector plane pre orders ( really too tight on money this month for both collector planes).

 

 

Really amazing news!

 

Question.. does allies will get US AND British tanks for the ground forces we gonna be obliterating in the new theater?

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Battle of Bodenplatte sounds pretty funny to my ears :)

I am really happy that the battle stays near or even in europe. Europe was always the much more interesting theater. So good choice.

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Amazing, honestly just amazing. 

 

battle of midway would have been nice but i would say it would have been limited, This however is simply amazing. Just the perfect time for this plane set, and easily expandable to the east front or even 1944.

 

And with the tanks as well, need a smart idea to use them for Mplayer but i think it will add a alot.

 

I hope we get some heavy bombers, B17 B24s and proper multicrew will be a dream 

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I imagine this is good news for the fighter pilots, to me this is devastating. I simply do not have interest in late war fighter types . I think however it is not a bad idea business wise. 

Thankfully Wellington and Beufighter is coming in COD

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I am disappointed!     :sorry:

I had looked forward to the challenge of carrier operation in the pacific and the challenge of long flights over water as well as getting reacquainted with the Hayrake beacons, but it should not be.

 

I see that the choice of Bodenplatte goes well with the tank-makers and the current war on the Easter front. Although I would like to see both Russian and German scout vehicles.

 

But I am sorely surprised by introducing the B-25,…even as an AI.  :umnik2:

Operation Bodenplatte took place from 1 January 1945. At which the Martin B-26 Marauder was the only US Airforce medium bomber in the European Theater of Operation(ETO) . Only the French and RAF used the B-25 as a medium bomber in Northern Europe.

So the logical and historical choice should be to choose the B-26.

Unless you wanted a British used aircraft, in which the native produced D.H.Mosquito FB/B Mk. IX would the natural choice. :big_boss:

 

I am also quite perplexed by the choice of making the Spitfire Mk. IX.

Although it was still in use as a fighter-bomber (among Sqds like RAF 331), it was not equal to the Luftwaffe fighters. A more natural choice would have been to make the Spitfire Mk XIV or the Spitfire Mk XVI.

 

Both choices would be like introducing the TB-3 into the Eastern front Theater, or giving the VVS the B-25 (VVS did evaluate the B-25, but chose not to adopt).

 

When that is said; I am glad to see the developers and business planners thinking outside the box. Adding the ground combat environment and additional aircrafts through partnerships are nice. :good:

With this I am sure that we will see better Multi-core/Multi-threading CPU support, to ensure stable servers as well as increased support for more realistic missions.

 

Starfire clear!  :salute:

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"Jet engine technology and associated physics of higher Mach numbers"

 

Now we are really talking! Still waiting for the day when IL2 Korea, IL2 Six Day War, IL2 Vietnam, and IL2 Falklands is a reality :)

 

Great news overall! Hostable MP servers for small co-op groups would make a fine addition aswell.

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Hey guys, this is nonsense! This operation was actually called "Unternehmen Bodenplatte", so please don't translate this. Or would you also be happy with

"Operation red beard" instead of "Unternehmen Barbarossa"??? I don't think so.

 

Just my thoughts.

 

Cheerio

Lens was being VERY tongue in cheek with a reply to another poster. He was actually advocating FOR Bodenplatte.

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Wow, this was nowhere near what I had expected - an absolute curve-ball.

One one hand I am, as many others, disappointed that we will not see the pacific for years to come. I am not too keen on the late war, and there are no bombers in the planeset - but on the other hand...where to start:

A Rise of Flight Remaster?! Bless my doped canvas heart, it's happening! I never thought it even a distant possibility - the planeset misses out on some favourites but by golly, if I can fly them in VR, with DX12 and GROUND KILLS BEING REGISTERED, I am prepared to buy everything you make for the next decade.

I was about to get excited for the 262, when I saw...at the bottom there....oh my god a P-38. A P-38!

 

Multi-crew tank battles??

 

I want the pacific, but these are fantastic products, and I wholeheartedly support you in spirit, and in cash.

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I am also quite perplexed by the choice of making the Spitfire Mk. IX.

Although it was still in use as a fighter-bomber (among Sqds like RAF 331), it was not equal to the Luftwaffe fighters. A more natural choice would have been to make the Spitfire Mk XIV or the Spitfire Mk XVI.

 

All hands, brace for impact.

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I wasn't expecting this announcement this soon ... and I would have bet Pacific at 100 against 1 !

:biggrin:

But I'm not dispointed at all because the Bodenplate plane set is really great and match all my expectations.

I would be glad to have some heavies (B17 ?) to shoot at with my Fw190A-8 !

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I am super-excited about this! I think merging the games has the potential to really increase the overall playerbase as some WW2 guys might jump into the WW1 faction of the game for fun, and vice versa.
 

All in all - AWESOME!!! 

 

Thank you Jason and co. !  :salute: 

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From a clean marketing standpoint, and not knowing the map frontier plans, I would guess Bulge or Ardennes would have been a better name, as everyone have listened to it or read about it in school. I would probably have gone with Bulge. 

 

I would like to know why it wasn't that, for the sake of curiosity!

 

And BoB all the way! Now I'll have a good reason to fly german planes :P

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I cant hold it in any longer

 

I'm an AMERICAN and I LOVE the P-51 And i don't CARE who knows!

 

You know that felt good.

You'd be happy to live where I do in Cambridgeshire because I'm close to the Duxford air museum (the American aviation building is amazing, SR-71,B-52, B-29, B-17, A-10, Huey and lots more) and I often have P-51s overhead. Duxford was both an RAF and USAAF base in WWII. I'm also near the Madingley USA cemetery where far too many of your soldiers and air-men are buried; it's a sobering but beautiful place. Duxford has glass panels with every American air-craft lost in the war engraved upon them by type. The panels go on for some distance ...

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