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Just as the title states, we're running The Eagle's Nest Cooperative Campaign using @PatrickAWlson's PWCG, on Wednesdays at 8pm Eastern (7pm Texas time). Our campaign system is running on a dedicated server using dserver that is located in the East coast with great ping. This is good for you pilots, because unlike a coop campaign running on a client's box, with our dserver, we can add more ai enemy planes than you'd normally see without any performance hits. We've had six to eight pilots consistently, and have run into 16-20 ai planes all in formation either attacking us or ground targets. 

 

We strive for historical realism, with a good balance of fun mixed in. Much like real life, the campaign's missions do not have kill messages, nor does it have magical GPS, and certainly, there are not an unlimited supply of planes. You'll have to confirm your kills at the end of each mission, and your co-pilot(s) will have to see that confirmed kill in order for it to count. Another note, the campaign is set to dead is dead. So if you die or get captured, you'll have to start your pilot's career over. Additionally, if you get injured, your pilot will need time heal and will miss out on a few battles while that happens. We're currently at the beginning of the war in December 1941 flying p40s for the 126th Fighter Squadron. Our squadron has seen many battles over the course of the last three months, and we expect to see more.

 

 

We are running the campaign on Wednesday at 8pm Eastern. If you're interested in joining, you'll need:

  • to jump into our discord channel here: https://discord.gg/ujrMvGn.There, you'll see what has happened over the course of the campaign, as well as the current pilot roster and upcoming missions.
  • a microphone and headset. We use push-to-talk in our discord.
  • a good attitude.
  • The ability to take off, land, and shoot at bad guys

 

Along with the campaign's stats system running using PWCG, we also have a personal stats page here: http://scores.thewetbandits.org:40509/

 

Any questions, feel free to reply to this thread, PM me, or message me or [TWB]Pand on discord. See y'all Wednesday!

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I've been flying some of the missions and it has been a lot of fun. I got killed last mission by AAA, so my kill count is back to 0 :-(

I'd recommend trying it out for anyone who is interested. PWCG finally supports coop missions and Sketch is the first one I know to run an open campaign with it. We actually started right after release. The campaign generator is working well and most missions are action packed. As always, there is the chance that you could fly a mission without encountering the enemy, but I'd say that's rare. Hope to see you ready for take off.

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21 minutes ago, II/JG11ATLAN said:

sorry Friday morning 2am german time is a lttle bit too early😉

 

Very sorry that you won't be able to fly with us, but I understand. Maybe you could join @[DBS]Tx_Tip's Friday Night Bomber Flights? Their event is at an earlier time for EU pilots (and too early for most of us American pilots, as we're at work during the FNBFs).

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hi we II/JG11  flewn FNBF many times already a lot of fun, have a nice time with yr Event , see in the skies hopefully some time

 

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Thanks for everyone that came out, and I hope you guys enjoyed yourselves. We'll have another event at the same time, 8pm Eastern, next Wednesday. The best part about the campaign, is your stats will stay with you week after week until the campaign is completed. So be sure to show up next week to continue your pilot's career. "Niet potato for pilots zat do not show up!"  - 126th Fighter Air Regiment Commander

 

This is our current pilot roster after four months of war (and with a dead is dead system running in the background). Three of our pilots have made it to the officer's club, and Lt @[TWB]kmac31 is the war's top ace at 22 air victories and barely 16 missions in. 

 

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Again, good job to everyone that played in our 126th Fighter Regiment Campaign using p40s. That campaign is over, but only because we wiped out every enemy plane. Here are the final stats from that campaign.

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Our next campaign, we will be using La5s and La5FNs, and it will start in the middle of 1943. If you played in the previous campaign, you will maintain your stats with the new one, but if you did not play, that's okay too. We still have open slots free.

 

For those of you looking to fly Axis, we do have an impromptu Axis campaign running. Whenever we have free time, we fly a few Axis missions for the Jg52. You just have to be active on our Discord. Additionally, once we complete the war (1945) as Allied, or wipe out all enemy planes (as we did before), then we’ll start an Axis campaign from the beginning and I’ll reset the stats for all pilots.

 

The new La5/La5FN campaign starts this Wednesday at 8pm Eastern, our normal time, and will go until about 10pmish. Please do be on time; if you’re late, you’ll have to join the second mission. See you guys then!

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Thank you for another great turn out! We had 11 pilots flying tonight in La5s and then, eventually LaGG3s. All scores were transferred over from our previous p40 campaign to this new campaign successfully, and we were able to fly out four missions tonight. Here is the current pilot roster and scoreboard:

 

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July 1st, 1943 - On the second day of our transfer from the 126th Fighter Regiment in Stalingrad to our new unit, the 27th Air Fighter Guard, in Kuban, we were tasked with patrolling the front lines. It was a rough start, as we had mechanical failures and by the end of the mission we had lost one pilot, Szt Comet, to our enemy bombers. He was last seen ramming an enemy He111, presumably because he ran out of ammo shooting down other He111s. Stalin would be proud. 

 

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...We began another typical patrol mission; only to get jumped by not one, not two, but four different elements of enemy fighters. In an instant, the typical became not so typical! Each element had four planes and almost immediately I got shot down, soon after another pilot was shot down. In the confusion, I couldn't see who got shot down after I did; there were so many planes in the air! Both of us were luckily we were able to parachute to our nearby airfield. Lt Bones and his wingman both had to ditch their planes on the runway while multiple enemy fighters strafed the airfield. AAA, late the the party as usual, lit the enemy planes up; flaming one. The rest, seeing their buddy get shot down, decided to scuttled out of the area....

 

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July 3rd, 1943 - One of our recon flights spotted multiple cargo ships off the bay just North of us. We could only assume to resupply the enemy forces. High Command tasked us with destroying the ships. In route, we found four 110s attacking our ships! We rightfully put a stop to that without dropping our ordnance while dogfighting the 110s. After destroying the enemy attackers, we set out for the boats. Our flight of six sunk one boat, and flames another. Finally, a successful mission! Lt Bones received the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class medal for his actions.

 

 

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...While on standby, we received a phone report from one of our ground forces. Enemy stukas were spotted nearby and command ordered us to intercept. In route, we were engaged by two very sneaky Mc202s. The 202s came in from our 7 o'clock. We, however, had the better planes and the altitude advantage. One of the blue flight - I believe Blue-2 (Lt Bones), took some light damage but was able to continue mission. As we continued towards our projected intercept, we found the stukas but a little too late. They had dropped their ordinance and were headed home. The La5 flight easily caught up to the Stukas because of how low altitude they were, and worked two of them. The LaGG3 flight finished off the other two. Two of the La5 flight took some minor engine damaged and returned home while the LaGG3 flight finished the patrol without incident....

 

 

You can see the campaign's story as it unfolds via this Discord chat: https://discord.gg/ujrMvGn


Our next fly out will be Wednesday September 12th at 8pm Eastern

 

 
Additionally, you can also view your personal stats here: The Eagle's Nest Personal Stats Page

And you can get your 4k campaign skins here: The Eagle's Nest La5 Campaign 4k Skins (and more)

If you have any questions, let us know. See you next Wednesday! 

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Here's a video of the last mission of the night for our La5 campaign:

 

 

Twitch Highlight

 

 

 

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It's an odd quirk of the forum software that only the most recently active threads are highlighted as new posts.  That means the far more active FNBF thread is more likely to show up in the forum activity summary.  It's a shame because people might miss this thread and not get to know about, let alone experience, one of the best COOP events going.

 

For better exposure of this recurring event, perhaps mission videos should be posted in the Videos forum and cross linked back to this forum thread.

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Another round of missions are scheduled for this Wednesday, September 12th at 8pm Eastern. We're still in LaGG3s/La5s/La5FNs flying for the 27th Air Fighter Guard in Kuban, and all your previous stats are persistent. Right now our squad has four pilots in the officer's club, and one non-commissioned officer that's already an ace. No need to sign up; just show up and have a good time. See you guys then, and if you have questions feel free to message me, reply to this thread, or ping me via Discord.

 

Here's some more info:

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The Eagle's Nest will continue to operate on Wednesdays at 8pm Eastern, but if you're looking for some more action then read on.... 

Based on the current TAW roster and squadron makeup, The Wet Bandits, and the Eagle's Nest Community will be joining the Russian side of the war.  As always, everyone is always welcomed to join us when we fly out. So if you're interested, be sure to pick red side too (if you chose blue, then good luck to you.)
 

We will be using the TAW Teamspeak to communicate instead of Discord. This way we can speak to other squadrons on Red side; so make sure your Teamspeak is up to date. Our call sign is 'Eagles', and we use channel commanders and whispers throughout. (If you're not sure what that is, don't worry about it.)

Here are some helpful links:

Register for TAW --->> http://taw.stg2.de/
TAW Teamspeak -->> http://taw.stg2.de/ts3.php
The Eagle's Nest Discord -> https://discord.gg/KdVnhYe
The Eagle's Nest Skins Pack (recently updated!) -->> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OiPs0cixgE8ae2SGF9GjUfu498IIH-kf

Our first TAW run will be tomorrow, Monday, September 17th at 9pm Eastern.  See you guys there.

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For those of you that were there tonight, we had some good action on TAW! Our entire group only lost two planes, and no one died. I hope everyone had a good time, and we'll fly out again on Wednesday, September 19th at 8pm Eastern. That event will be the normal PWCG Cooperative campaign against ai, but if you'd like to veto and instead fly TAW; just pm me here or in Discord.

Regardless, we'll fly TAW again as a group on Saturday at 9pm Eastern Standard Time. Thanks again for everyone who came out, and I hope to see you all again Wednesday.

The Eagle's Nest Discord -> https://discord.gg/KdVnhYe 

PS: If you haven't already, be sure to grab the latest version of the Eagle's Nest Skin pack here --> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OiPs0cixgE8ae2SGF9GjUfu498IIH-kf

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Tonight, September 19th at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, the Eagle's Nest Cooperative Campaign will be flying using PWCG. Because Pat Wilson has updated his version of the campaign generator (we like to stay up-to-date), we will be flying as **Axis** in 109F4s in Stalingrad. That means an all new campaign, with new stats, new rewards, and an all new career for each of you guys. See you guys tonight!

 

The Eagle's Nest and [TWB] Discord Channel -->> https://discord.gg/ujrMvGn
The Eagle's Nest Skin pack here --> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OiPs0cixgE8ae2SGF9GjUfu498IIH-kf
Campaign Personal Stats Page -->> http://scores.thewetbandits.org:40509/

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This Saturday, September 22nd at 9pm Eastern we will be flying together on TAW. As before, we'll be flying for the Russians. If you want to join up, then hit us up in Discord.

 

 

The Eagle's Nest and [TWB] Discord Channel -->> https://discord.gg/ujrMvGn
The Eagle's Nest Skin pack here --> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OiPs0cixgE8ae2SGF9GjUfu498IIH-kf

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26th at 8pm Eastern we will be flying another mission (or 3) in our cooperative campaign using PWCG. Again, we're flying Axis in 109F4s. To register, just join the Eagle's Nest Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/ujrMvGn

 

See you Wednesday.

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Another day of campaigning will happen tomorrow, October 3rd at 8pm Eastern Standard Time. If you're interested in joining us, hit up this Discord channel: https://discord.gg/ujrMvGn See you guys tonight!

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This Wednesday, October 24th at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, we continue the I./Jg52 cooperative campaign to secure our foothold into Russia. The campaign date is currently April 14th, 1942, and we're stationed in Tormosin. If you're interested in joining us, hit up our Discord channel.

 

The Eagle's Nest and [TWB] Discord Channel -->> https://discord.gg/ujrMvGn
The Eagle's Nest Skin pack here --> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OiPs0cixgE8ae2SGF9GjUfu498IIH-kf

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On October 2, 2018 at 9:45 AM, [TWB]Sketch said:

Another day of campaigning will happen tomorrow, October 3rd at 8pm Eastern Standard Time. If you're interested in joining us, hit up this Discord channel: https://discord.gg/ujrMvGn See you guys tonight!

Wil there be an event this week?

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3 hours ago, NO_SQDeriku777 said:

Wil there be an event this week?

There will be no missions this Wednesday, October 31st due to Halloween. However, I'll be flying out on Friday, November 2nd a 11pm EST for some PVP action (Probably on Coconut's server, but any server really). Any and all are welcome to join.

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This looks like the coolest thing ever.  I’ve only recently gotten the game so I’m a pretty sad excuse of a pilot, but if you’re looking for someone to draw some enemy fire I’d love to participate!

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6 hours ago, Uberick said:

This looks like the coolest thing ever.  I’ve only recently gotten the game so I’m a pretty sad excuse of a pilot, but if you’re looking for someone to draw some enemy fire I’d love to participate!

Per Sketch's original post the only requirements are:

  •   to jump into our discord channel here: https://discord.gg/ujrMvGn.There, you'll see what has happened over the course of the campaign, as well as the current pilot roster and upcoming missions.
  • a microphone and headset. We use push-to-talk in our discord.
  • a good attitude.
  • The ability to take off, land, and shoot at bad guys

If you can manage all of the above please DO join.  It's super fun and a very nice group to fly with.  We have been flying 109 F4s.  Since you are new to the game please make sure you have practiced your take-offs and landings with the 109F4. The main problem new players can cause is causing collisions with other players on takeoff or landing.  ALL players directly involved in takeoff crashes/collisions are effectively "out" for the remaining duration of that COOP session so it is REALLY important to try and avoid takeoff and landing crashes. 

 
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8 hours ago, Uberick said:

This looks like the coolest thing ever.  I’ve only recently gotten the game so I’m a pretty sad excuse of a pilot, but if you’re looking for someone to draw some enemy fire I’d love to participate!

 

You're very welcome to join the campaign. Like @NO_SQDeriku777 said, if you crash your plane on take off, you'll be out of that session/mission (each session/mission last about 30 minutes). We do about 3-4 missions on campaign night. Here's our current flight roster:

 

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Here's some screenshots from @itsthatguy's perspective of our last few sets of missions:

 

https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198140289339/screenshots/?appid=307960

 

 

 

More information:

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Here's a few videos that I recorded of us flying:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantastic!  I'm flying a 109 F4 in career mode currently so that's what I'm used to anyways :) I've joined the discord too.

 

My landings have been getting better.  My first half a dozen or so were all crash landings, but in my defense that's before I discovered that the flaps had to be lowered to a certain value, not just "released" in order to work.

 

I spawn in the air mostly, so I've only taken off a few times; I’ll get to practicing that and my dogfighting before the next event!

 

Thanks for the quick responses as well!

 

Fly safe!

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I think I managed to convince a popular streamer to join us.  FrooglePete from Froogle sim may be showing up next week.  Hopefully he will check into this thread.

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Tonight, November 28th, 2018 at 8pm Eastern Standard Time we will be flying on TAW (instead of our typical campaign) for Russians. We will be on the TAW teamspeak and if we have a large group, the flights will be split up into three to four man groups. We'll be doing bombing, escorting, and anything else needed during our evening in TAW. See you guys then.

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Tonight, November 30th, 2018, at 10pm EST till 12am EST - the Point Blank Squad, the Eagle's Squadron, and TWB be flying on TAW. All are welcomed to join us. Just meet us on the TAW Teamspeak to join in the campaign fun (ip: taw-server.de:9988 password: taw1942). 

 

As before, groups will be split between fighters, attackers, and so on. Most likely the map will be on mission 2 - meaning a reset of your available planes and what planes are available for us pilots. Be sure to check which planes you have and don't have. Hopefully the Germans show up in force... See you guys tonight.

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Tonight, December 19th, at 8pm EST, the Eagle's Nest, Point Blank, the Irregulars, and TWB will be flying out on TAW for the Red side (this campaign). Everyone is welcomed to join us: be they in another clan, learning the game, or are a lone wolf player looking for teammates. We'll meet in the TAW Teamspeak at 8pm. If you have any questions, message me here, in our Discord, or in Teamspeak during the event. See you guys tonight!

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COOPERATIVE CAMPAIGN INFO
Start Date:  January 2nd 2019
Start Time: **8pm Eastern Standard Time**
Squadron:  126th Fighter Regiment
Assigned Planes: 13 Bell p-39 Airacobras (Is this an unlucky number?)

 

MISSION INFO
Situation: German invaders press into Southern Russia in an attempt to capture the oil wells of the Caucasus. With the support of our American friends, we now have planes to fend off the aggressors.
Date: Jan 2nd, 1943
Conditions: -12*C with high gusting winds for the next several days
Briefing: All pilots are to remain on standby status. As soon as High Command has enough intel, they'll assign missions to us. Be expected to fly multiple missions.

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On 2/19/2019 at 1:38 AM, HHMC.Spanky* said:

Very interested if this is still happening on Wednesdays.   

This does happen on Wednesdays. However, today we'll be out, and instead am hosting a TAW even this Friday. Don't worry, we'll be back next Wednesday though!

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(I admittedly forget to post our event here every week.)

 

The Eagle's Nest Weekly Cooperative Campaign 
Start Date:  Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Start Time:  8pm Eastern Standard Time
Location: The Eagle's Nest Cooperative Campaign Server
Voice Location: TWB Discord

 

This Wednesday, we'll fly out with our P47s using PWCG. Some caveats and challenges -> 
1.) As with all cooperative campaigns, if you die; you'll have to wait until the next mission to play again. This can sometimes be 40+ minutes per mission. 
2.)As we've gotten better, so too has the AI level. Before they were at 'low' setting, and now they're at 'high'. That's only one step below the highest level, 'ace'. If this goes well, we'll keep them at that level, or if necessary I can lower the difficulty. 
3.)If Pat updates his app, we'll still use the current version until the end of the month. 
4.) I highly, highly recommend you grab our skin pack here -> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OiPs0cixgE8ae2SGF9GjUfu498IIH-kf and also PWCG's skin pack here -> http://www.pwcampaignmanager.com/pwcgbos/downloads/PWCG Squadron Skins.7z

 

 

Good luck, and see you guys Wednesday!

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Don't forget, today is the day that we'll be flying out in our P47s. See you tonight at 8pm EST!

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I want to thank everyone that came out tonight. We really need to work on our p47 skills eh? We'll fly out again next Wednesday. Same time, same plane! See you then.

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Start Date:  Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
Start Time:  8pm Eastern Standard Time
Location: The Eagle's Nest Cooperative Server
Voice Location: TWB Discord -> https://discord.gg/eG5JQv

 

Every Wednesday, the gang meets up for some Pat Wilson Cooperative Campaign action. When I say gang, I don't mean just TWB, but everyone in the IL-2 community, and their Grandmothers too. We only ask that you have a mic, a good attitude, and are slightly more familiar with the p47 than we were last week. It was kind of an embarrassment!
 

As with all our campaigns, we strive for realism. There's no kill feed, no special GPS to let you know where you are, and you only have one life to live. If you die, you'll be out of that mission and all your stats will reset for the campaign. Missions can sometimes be 40+ minutes long, so attempting to stay alive is generally a good idea.  Additionally, any wins or losses go towards the squadron too. Therefore, being the killer ace that you are; will slowly stop the advance of the enemy, because they will have to wait for logistics to catch up to your *leet* skills.


This Wednesday at 8pm EST, we will continue our P47 campaign flying as the 358th Fighter Group. The squadron could really use a few more good pilots like yourselves. We had a really rough time in our newly acquainted fighters, but I think this week will prove differently. Only time will tell. 
 

While we don't have any p47 skins... yet - I highly, highly recommend you grab our skin pack here -> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OiPs0cixgE8ae2SGF9GjUfu498IIH-kf and also PWCG's skin pack here -> http://www.pwcampaignmanager.com/pwcgbos/downloads/PWCG Squadron Skins.7z



Good luck, and see you guys Wednesday!

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