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Platzschutzstaffel Pitomnik Campaign

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After numerous suggestions to turn the Platzschutzstaffel Pitomnik mission pack into a campaign, I finally caved in. I've create a campaign based on the experiences of Kurt Ebener, the most successful pilot of the unit, so only the missions in which he participated made it into the campaign. The campaign has 13 missions. Eight come from the mission pack, five are completely new. Looking at the old missions, I wasn't really satisfied, so they got a complete rework. The new versions have much more random elements and overall the mission logic should work much better.

 

DOWNLOAD LINK:

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/download.php?view.1009

 

The missions and the background story are inspired by the diary Ebener wrote during his time in the Stalingrad pocket. The complete diary hasn't been published yet, but parts of it were used and quoted in books and articles. While writing the background story I usually tried to stay close to the content of the original texts and not take too much artistic freedom. What I've added myself is mostly some additional information on the situation inside the Stalingrad pocket. 

 

Kurt Ebener:

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Installation:
Extract the folder 'data' from the 'Platzschutzstaffel_campaign.zip' file into the IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad main directory. This will put the campaign files and the skins in the correct sub-folders .

 

I'd like to thank photog95661 who helped me with the English version of the briefing texts.

 

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A warning - Since patch 3.007 AI pilots have huge problems to reform their formation after combat and continue to the next waypoint. When this happens in one of the missions in which the player is a wingman, I would suggest to continue to the next waypoint alone.

 

Initially I wanted to wait for a fix before I release the campaign, but apparently the developers won't fix the issue anytime soon, so I've decided to release it despite these AI problems.

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I just noticed an error in the briefing text files. I will update the upload later today.

 

EDIT:

OK, I've updated the download.

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And as always, if you have any nice screenshots from the campaign please post them here.

 

 

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While working on it, I‘ve also done some research on the fate of the pilots mentioned in my campaign. It‘s shocking to see that few survived the war.

 

Kurt Brändle, Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 3.

KIA 03.11.43, shot down into the sea by P-47 escort fighters or Canadian Spitfires while intercepting an attack on Amsterdam by medium bombers. His body was later washed ashore near Zandvoort on 30 December 1943.

Credited with more than 700 combat missions and 180 air victories.

 

Franz Daspelgruber, Leutnant 3./JG 3, later Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän of 10./JG 3.

MIA 16.07.43 in air combat with B-24s northwest of Taranto.

Credited with 46 victories.

 

Gustav Dilling, Feldwebel in 5./JG 3.

KIA 14.06.44 during combat with B-26s.

Credited with 51 air victories.

 

Kurt Ebener, Feldwebel in 4./JG 3.

01.03.43 transfer to Ergänzungsjagdgruppe Ost as an instructor.

07.04.43 awarded Ritterkreuz and promotion to Leutnant.

31.03.44 transfer to 5./JG 11.

WIA/POW 23.08.44, shot down by American fighters southeast of Paris and in January 1945 repatriated, due to severity of his wounds.

Credited with c. 150 combat missions and 57 air victories.

Survived the war; died 07.05.75 in Fischbach/Germany.

 

Richard Eisele, Unteroffizier in 3./JG 3.

KIA 14.01.43, shot down by enemy fighters over Pitomnik.

 

Hans Frese, Feldwebel in 4./JG 3, later Leutnant and Staffelkapitän of 1./JG 3.

KIA 08.03.44, crashed near Belzig/Germany.

Credited with 44 air victories.

 

Gustav Frielinghaus, Leutnant/Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän in 6./JG 3.

01.05.44 – 25.06.44 Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 3.

Credited with c. 350 combat missions and 74 air victories.

Survived the war; died 11.09.63 in Düsseldorf/Germany.

 

Rudolf Germeroth, Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän in 3./JG 3, also commander of Platzschutzstaffel Pitomnik.

KIA 14.10.43, shot down by P-47 near Antwerp.

Credited with 8 air victories.

 

Kurt Hofrath, Unteroffizier 2./JG 3.

KIA 03.01.1943, probably shot down by enemy fighters during transfer flight from Pitomnik.

Credited with 21 air victories.

 

Theodor Kaiser, Unteroffizier in 1./JG 3, later Leutnant and Staffelkapitän of 3./JG 3.

WIA 17.12.44 in combat with P-47s over the Ardennes.

Credited with 22 air victories.

Survived the war.

 

Adolf Leib, Leutnant in 2./JG 3.

KIA 22.02.44, shot down near Haringvliet/Holland, bailed out but was found dead in his chute.

Credited with 4 air victories.

 

Werner Lucas, Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän in 4./JG 3.

KIA 24.10.43, shot down by Spitfires near Leiden/Holland.

Credited with 106 air victories.

 

Heinz Obst, Unteroffizier 3./JG 3.

MIA 03.01.1943, probably shot down by enemy fighters during transfer flight from Pitomnik.

Credited with 5 air victories.

 

Georg Pissarski, Unteroffizier in 4./JG 3

KIA 10.06.43, shot down by Spitfires north of Gent.

Credited with 9 air victories.
 

Georg Schentke, Leutnant in 2./JG 3.

MIA/KIA 25.12.42, bailed out after shooting down an Il-2, captured but never heard of again. Allegedly beaten to death by Red Army soldiers.

Credited with 90 air victories.

 

Rudolf Traphan, Feldwebel in 5./JG 3

KIA 11.04.1944

Credited with 13 air victories.

 

Otto Wirth, Unteroffizier in 3./JG 3.

KIA 08.10.1943

Credited with 12 air victories.

 

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39 minutes ago, Juri_JS said:

While working on it, I‘ve also done some research on the fate of the pilots mentioned in my campaign. It‘s shocking to see that few survived the war.

 

Kurt Brändle, Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 3.

KIA 03.11.43, shot down into the sea by P-47 escort fighters or Canadian Spitfires while intercepting an attack on Amsterdam by medium bombers. His body was later washed ashore near Zandvoort on 30 December 1943.

Credited with more than 700 combat missions and 180 air victories.

 

Franz Daspelgruber, Leutnant 3./JG 3, later Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän of 10./JG 3.

MIA 16.07.43 in air combat with B-24s northwest of Taranto.

Credited with 46 victories.

 

Gustav Dilling, Feldwebel in 5./JG 3.

KIA 14.06.44 during combat with B-26s.

Credited with 51 victories.

 

Kurt Ebener, Feldwebel in 4./JG 3.

01.03.43 transfer to Ergänzungsjagdgruppe Ost as an instructor.

07.04.43 awarded Ritterkreuz and promotion to Leutnant.

31.03.44 transfer to 5./JG 11.

WIA/POW 23.08.44, shot down by American fighters southeast of Paris and 01.45 repatriated, due to severity of his wounds.

Credited with c. 150 combat missions and 57 air victories.

Survived the war; died 07.05.75 in Fischbach/Germany.

 

Richard Eisele, Unteroffizier in 3./JG 3.

KIA 14.01.1943, shot down by enemy fighters over Pitomnik.

 

Hans Frese, Feldwebel in 4./JG 3, later Leutnant and Staffelkapitän of 1./JG 3.

KIA 08.03.44, crashed near Belzig/Germany.

Credited with 44 victories.

 

Gustav Frielinghaus, Leutnant/Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän in 6./JG 3.

01.05.44 – 25.06.44 Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 3.

Credited with c. 350 combat missions and 74 air victories.

Survived the war; died 11.09.63 in Düsseldorf/Germany.

 

Rudolf Germeroth, Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän in 3./JG 3, also commander of Platzschutzstaffel Pitomnik.

KIA 14.10.43, shot down by P-47 near Antwerp.

Credited with 8 victories.

 

Kurt Hofrath, Unteroffizier 2./JG 3.

KIA 03.01.1943, probably shot down by enemy fighters during transfer flight from Pitomnik.

Credited with 21 victories.

 

Theodor Kaiser, Unteroffizier in 1./JG 3, later Leutnant and Staffelkapitän of 3./JG 3.

WIA 17.12.44 in combat with P-47s over the Ardennes.

Credited with 22 victories.

Survived the war.

 

Adolf Leib, Leutnant in 2./JG 3.

KIA 22.02.44, shot down near Haringvliet/Holland, bailed out but was found dead in his chute.

Credited with 4 victories.

 

Werner Lucas, Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän in 4./JG 3.

KIA 24.10.43, shot down by Spitfires near Leiden/Holland.

Credited with 106 air victories.

 

Heinz Obst, Unteroffizier 3./JG 3.

MIA 03.01.1943, probably shot down by enemy fighters during transfer flight from Pitomnik.

Credited with 5 air victories.

 

Georg Pissarski, Unteroffizier in 4./JG 3

KIA 10.06.43, shot down by Spitfires north of Gent.

Credited with 9 air victories.
 

Georg Schentke, Leutnant in 2./JG 3.

MIA/KIA 25.12.42, bailed out after shooting down an Il-2, captured but never heard of again. Allegedly beaten to death by Red Army soldiers.

Credited with 90 air victories.

 

Rudolf Traphan, Feldwebel in 5./JG 3

KIA 11.04.1944

Credited with 13 air victories.

 

Otto Wirth, Unteroffizier in 3./JG 3.

KIA 08.10.1943

Credited with 12 air victories.

 

 

Very disturbing image indeed. It was either make it till the end of the war or die trying... 

 

Grt,

 

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So great ;) another christmas gift :yahoo:...thanks for the campaign and all your works Juri :friends:

 

 

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I ´ve got a problem in mission 6 "return flight": after escorting the bombers to the stalingrad pocket and a sucessfull landig at Pitomnik, the after briefing tells me that the mission count as failled.

 

Did I miss something here?

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You are right, there is a mistake in the mission. Here's a hotfix:

 

Mission 6 fix.zip

 

Later I will also update the download.

 

EDIT:

Campaign download updated!

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Thank you very much, Juri! I already enjoyed the single missions very much, but binding them together as a campaign looks very promising and I will definetly play them again! ;-) Vielen Dank!

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Thank you.

 

The old missions added to the campaign were much improved. So it should be interesting to fly them again. There's now much more activity in the air and the types of enemy fighters encountered are partially randomized. Some events are also randomly triggered or they happen when a certain number of aircraft has been shot down, which should increase replayability. Moreover I've added some of the aircraft types we got with Battle of Kuban.

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Thank you a ton Juri

Great campaign. I kept wanting to fly over the front lines where Kurt Ebener brother was positioned to protect him from Ivan attacks. What a desperate struggle those last days in the pocket must have been. I will def replay this again and again.

 

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On 1/24/2019 at 8:27 PM, JohnHolmes said:

Thank you a ton Juri

Great campaign. I kept wanting to fly over the front lines where Kurt Ebener brother was positioned to protect him from Ivan attacks. What a desperate struggle those last days in the pocket must have been. I will def replay this again and again.

 

Thank you. This reminds me that I wanted to place some guns and other stuff at the location where Ebener's brother's anti-tank unit was positioned. I will add it when I update the campaign.

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2 hours ago, alpenspion said:

Hey Juri!

 

kannst Du deine Sturmoviks over Stalingrad Missionen nicht auch zur Kampagne umbauen? Die macht echt Spaß!

Nein, da fliegt man ja jede Mission von einem anderen Flugplatz. Das passt nicht wirklich für eine Kampagne. Außerdem plant BlackSix meines Wissens eine Sturmovik-Kampagne, da möchte ich ihm keine Konkurrenz machen.

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50 minutes ago, Juri_JS said:

Nein, da fliegt man ja jede Mission von einem anderen Flugplatz. Das passt nicht wirklich für eine Kampagne. Außerdem plant BlackSix meines Wissens eine Sturmovik-Kampagne, da möchte ich ihm keine Konkurrenz machen.

 

Hast Du Dir mal überlegt eine historische HS 129er Kampagne zu machen? Wäre echt cool! Ich liebe Deine Kampagnen!😍

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Just now, alpenspion said:

 

Hast Du Dir mal überlegt eine historische HS 129er Kampagne zu machen? Wäre echt cool! Ich liebe Deine Kampagnen!😍

Der Versuch ist leider gescheitert. Es gab zu viele KI-Probleme.

 

P.S.: Damit es keinen Ärger von den Moderatoren gibt, solltest du hier besser auf Englisch schreiben.

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