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NS-IceFire
28-08-2009, 22:00
I may be jumping the gun a bit...but in furtherance to this thread maybe its time for a Midway replacement?
http://www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=20435

A lot of maps are being seriously reworked or redone completely. I would like to take the challenge on...Pacific maps can be lots of fun or incredibly horrible in my experience. Its VERY hard to get it right...I've tried and failed many times and sometimes got the right balance.

As for what could replace it and have a similar feel. We could do Battle of Coral Sea, could do Tarawa (there are issues with that map however), could do something a bit more generic...

Fergi
28-08-2009, 23:00
Battle of Coral Sea,

Very nice idea, we could have A5M4 on this map as some of these were still used there (their last battle).


could do Tarawa

I believe HotShot is working on it.

My idea is Ceylon raid with Goodenough Island (New Guinea Map) as Ceylon. How about it:

Blue with A6M2s, Vals and Kates on carriers, RAF with Hurris on land base and SBD-3 as Fulmars... What else 'cause I don't know what else flew there (especially on British side)

Kang
29-08-2009, 00:16
I've been thinking about making a mission based on the Second Battle of the Philippines, but pictured that as some sort of late-war-Midway. As an actual replacement I think it should at least be considered to rebuild an improved Midway (I really like the current mission and after all it's one of the most decisive battles of the war) or maybe something based on the map of Wake Island, as that would provide for another early-war engagement.

guppy
29-08-2009, 04:11
I know nothing of historic battles.
But....a new map with just bombers on one side (with restricted escort craft) and fighters to intercept the formations on the other would be great fun.:D

Fusek
29-08-2009, 05:06
How about Operation Ironclad (the battle of madagascar)?

FAA Marlets and Albacores/Fulmars (SBD?) against Vichy France Morane-Saulnier 406 and Potez 63 (Pe3)

But this leaves a problem for the French fighter side, for those who don't have mods.

British planes attack the harbour, while the French attack the landings. We could use one of the pacific maps, or maybe the island on the Italy map?

NS-IceFire
29-08-2009, 15:47
Sounds interesting Fusek...but without proper historical types for the majority of the lineup I'm not a huge fan personally. Other people can take it on if they are interested.

I sketched out a Coral Sea engagement...but I may try Wake Island again (wasn't someone doing this?).

Fergi
29-08-2009, 20:47
IceFire: Wake Map.
(http://battle-fields.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=19766)

How about Operation Ironclad (the battle of madagascar)?

FAA Marlets and Albacores/Fulmars (SBD?) against Vichy France Morane-Saulnier 406 and Potez 63 (Pe3)

But this leaves a problem for the French fighter side, for those who don't have mods.

British planes attack the harbour, while the French attack the landings. We could use one of the pacific maps, or maybe the island on the Italy map?

LOL I have this being done on my PC. On Guam map. Are you guys using telepathy on me?

But i think that:

Morko Morane and SB-2 (as Potez) for blue (M.S.406 vs. F4F-3 is a bit unfair).
Also could be A6M2-N and H8K1 as there were japanese floatplanes present.

F4F-3, Hurricane (there were Sea Hurris), SBD-3 as Fulmar, DB-3M as Maryland, DB-3T as Beaufort.

6 Japanese submarines, 2 cruisers, 5 French submarines and 2 sloops (fish boats) as tgts for red and some cars (assault) as targets for blues. How about this?

Guys btw could you please comment my map ideas? You told me that I should start thread before making anything and I did but no-one rplied...

NS-IceFire
29-08-2009, 21:02
Guys btw could you please comment my map ideas? You told me that I should start thread before making anything and I did but no-one rplied...
There's a strange point in map development where in the early stages very few have any comments but as the map gets closer to being finished the comments start to appear. Focus on one map...work on that one only. Bring it closer to completion and then you will see the comments.

Fergi
30-08-2009, 00:46
Oooh guys you told me to post my ideas not finished projects and then tell me to not do that but do what I was doing?

NS-IceFire
30-08-2009, 01:52
Well you do both...first post the idea thread...and then if its received well then keep going. BTW I do see a few of your threads in the UK-1 area and they have comments...so whats the issue?

trashcanman
30-08-2009, 02:13
I like the idea of a pure carrier v carrier pacific map. Wildcat & Dauntless V Zeke & Val and nothing land based.

Fergi
30-08-2009, 13:51
Hottie is making something like that trashy.

NS-IceFire
30-08-2009, 20:52
Is there a post somewhere about it?

Fergi
30-08-2009, 23:44
No HS keeps his maps unposted.

He already completed Operation Firestorm map - ficticious 1942 soviet offensive (Berlin Map).