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FlyingFinn
28-07-2011, 22:30
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/AutumnChannelMap.png

"The invasion of Europe is still a long way away and the RAF/USAAF need to pave a way for the upcoming offensive."

I browsed through the UP3 content and quickly fell in love with the autumn scenery this map has. I don't want to be too historically accurate with the setting and this is only an early template. Thoughts, recommendations and critique are welcome.

Target area is a bit tricky. I though of having the same grid as the target but separate it a bit. A large target consisting of many small and soft targets for the bombers to hammer and get easy points and a more tougher target that is a bit harder to hit with bombs or could be strafed with guns and rockets.

RAF/USAAF(?)

Fighter base
P-51C
Typhoon Mk.IB Late
Spitfire Mk.XII CW Late
Spitfire Mk.VIII CW

Fighter-bomber base
Beaufighter Mk.X
Mosquito FB

Bomber airstart
Lancaster Mk.III
Wellington
B-24(?)
B-17(?)

Luftwaffe

Fighter base
Bf-109G-6 Erla
Fw-190A-6
Fw-190A-7
Fw-190F-3

Fighter-bomber base
Bf-110G-2
Bf-110G-4
Me-410A

Bomber airstart
Ju-88C-6
Ju-87D-8
Do-217
He-111H-21

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/th_Autumn3.jpg (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/Autumn3.jpg) http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/th_Autumn5.jpg (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/Autumn5.jpg) http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/th_Autumn4.jpg (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/Autumn4.jpg) http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/th_Autumn1.jpg (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/Autumn1.jpg) http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/th_Autumn6.jpg (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/Autumn6.jpg) http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/th_Autumn2.jpg (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/GaZe9/Autumn2.jpg)

Algorex
28-07-2011, 23:06
I think you might be packing too much stuff on to a single mission. My suggestion is to concentrate on single ground attack method per side, either low level light bomber/fighter-bomber stuff or high altitude heavies. Just as an example: Luftwaffle doing low level jabo dashes to a sea side town/radar station/port and RAF heavies doing a rare daylight raid on a coastal dockyard/industrial site near the channel.

Planeset has some oddities as it is now:
Spit 8 -> 9
Beaus were with the coastal command attacking shipment, not with the 2nd TAF going over france
Fw 190F is a jabo
Bf 110Gs were all nightfighters on the ETO
Ju 87 only operated on the eastern front/MTO after BoB

FlyingFinn
28-07-2011, 23:18
I could just make two red bases consisting of the same planes. Remove the Beaufighter and replace the Mosquito with the coastal command version which also packs rockets.

Same thing for the blue side. Cut out the two Bf-110s, jabo Fw-190 and the Stuka and move the fighter base closer to the shoreline while still having an identical base further away to reduce traffic and help prevent camping.

Better to pack too much stuff, you can always cut away.

LeVola
29-07-2011, 07:09
Good to have new maps, and new planes.

IIJG3_Karaya 1
29-07-2011, 11:31
110 G2 is good for that but the G4 is a night fighter only model if i remember correctly. What surprises me is the Ju88 C6 on the bomber airspawn...if all thats a night fighter with some bombs but im curious how its impact is :) in my head there already is a formation of 3 of them with some SC50 bombs....and a spit arrives and is shot down in some hot dogfight :D
i love to see some real BoB thingy...as i would love to see a 1940 BoB scenario....

LeVola
29-07-2011, 12:47
We have BoB, map is called Dover.

IIJG3_Karaya 1
29-07-2011, 13:25
i see sry...im not up to date with UK2 mapcycle im sorry

FlyingFinn
29-07-2011, 14:50
RAF

2xFighter bases
P-51C
Typhoon Mk.IB Late
Spitfire Mk.XII CW Late
Spitfire Mk.IXc F
Mosquito FB Mk.VI

Bomber airstart
Lancaster
Wellington

Luftwaffe

2xFighter bases
Bf-109G-6 Erla
Fw-190A-6
Fw-190A-7
Me-410A

Bomber airstart
Ju-88C-6
Do-217
He-111H-21

USAAF AI B-24 / B-17 and Luftwaffe AI Do-217 making hight-altidute bomb runs on the airfields to spice things up.

IIJG3_Karaya 1
29-07-2011, 17:16
played the map today...was totally happy :D

FlyingFinn
30-07-2011, 18:55
Map submitted.

It's quite object-heavy so we need to test if it causes any major stuttering and problems for players.