I’m starting this thread to generate discussion and hopefully some good ideas to help build a full length off line static campaign for the RAF for IL2. All ideas and input etc is warmly appreciated. Hopefully we can learn from each other about all aspects of the RAF in World War two. Things like the likely length of an operational tour and rest periods in between etc.
The basic outline as it currently stands is in the other thread on Typhoon skins but at the moment it looks a bit like this.
Mission 1: ‘On Silver Wings’. A tour of Kent by Gloster Gladiator in the Summer before the Munich crisis. This one’s finished and includes ‘escorting’ a wayward Ju52 of Lufthansa to Croydon when it wanders too close to operational bases etc. I’d like to find a decent silver finished skin for the Gladiator with roundels only.
Intro Film: ‘A State of War’. Shots of merchant ships and factory chimneys as well as RAF late 1930’s aircraft such as the Battle flying peacefully while the transcript of Prime Minister Chamberlain’s speech declaring war is included on the screen.
Mission 2: Phoney War Encounter. Another preliminary mission with a vic of Hurricanes intercepting a Heinkel 111. I’ve made several different versions of this mission on various maps.
Missions 3-10: Various battle of France scenarios that made up a Number 1 squadron mini campaign. Unfortunately UP3 doesn’t include the map of France that I built them on and I want to keep the modding simple as possible so I’ll have to redo this bit. This part used Paul Richey’s book ‘Fighter Pilot’ and Osprey Hurricane Mk1 Aces as reference.
What do you think so far? Comments or suggestions?
Other bits are: Hellfire Corner; the battle of Britain which I’ve made several attempts to start on various maps. Once it gets going though it shouldn’t be too hard.
George Cross Island, a 1941 Hurricane campaign is already on M4T but it uses UP2 and UP3 no longer has the tropical Hurricanes so I’ll have to change them back to standard North European Hurricanes which is a shame.
Leaning Forward Into France was a 1942 Spitfire V campaign I did about 10 years ago. I think I’ll remake it for the next bit. It should be an awful lot better than it was then. I used the HS129 as a beaufighter hack. Ha ha.
Typhoon Squadron is what I’m working on now for 1943-44. I’m nearly finished building the 43 half.
Tempest Wing was done a few years back and I’ll redo that or maybe just clean it up to round things off.
It would be good if EAF skinners could include their work.