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Title: Soooo.......
Post by: puller on January 13, 2020, 06:18:55 PM
Why haven't we announced the next scenario yet???!!!...Yeah...I guess I'll be the one to ask...

So...are we running Malta or what???

Ditto you gonna CO Malta 2020???   :rofl :rofl :rofl

 :bolt:
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Devil 505 on January 13, 2020, 06:50:08 PM
Malta? I hope not.

Seems like a great idea, but I have yet to see a Malta event that played well.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Brooke on January 18, 2020, 01:30:46 AM
Actually, the Malta frame in Southern Conquest was a blast.

I flew Ju 88's, and it was a very fun time.



The Malta scenarios:
-- Fire Over Malta (reasonably fun)
-- Med. Maelstrom (was grim for the Ju 88's)
-- Southern Conquest, Frame 1 (great fun)

But the next scenario is unlikely to be Malta.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: perdue3 on January 18, 2020, 02:19:48 AM
My experience with Malta Scenarios have been more aligned with Devil's, awful at best. That is not to say that there cannot be a good one, just not one yet that I have enjoyed.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Brooke on January 18, 2020, 03:19:10 PM
I understand Med. Maelstrom, but did you guys fly in Southern Conquest?
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Devil 505 on January 18, 2020, 03:42:16 PM
I understand Med. Maelstrom, but did you guys fly in Southern Conquest?

That was the series of snapshots right?
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Brooke on January 18, 2020, 04:11:11 PM
That was the series of snapshots right?

It spanned the Southern front with frames of Malta, Torch (North Africa), Husky (Sicily), and 15th AF in Italy.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Devil 505 on January 18, 2020, 04:20:16 PM
Yeah, I did not play in that one. A scenario should be more than a series of snapshots.

What made the Malta frame so great?
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Brooke on January 18, 2020, 05:29:16 PM
Yeah, I did not play in that one. A scenario should be more than a series of snapshots.

Some people like progressive scenarios (that span a longer time than one battle, sometimes such that each frame is a different battle in a series), and some folks do not.

Because some people did ask for them,we have run them, but only rarely:  Southern Conquest (2016), The Pacific War (2014), and BOG (2011).

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What made the Malta frame so great?

It had a lot of combat action for both sides, neither side seemed to dominate the other, and bomber surviability was around 50-60% (challenging, but not a total wipe out every time).  For Ju 88's (I was GL), a typical mission involved fighting to and from target, and, when we did make it back to base, it was usually with missing drones and being all shot up.  Also, we got to do bombing of land targets at alt, and antishipping on the deck -- very fun variety of targets and attack styles.

The whole Southern Conquest scenario was like that except for the Torch frame.  There, the allies shut us Ju 88's down, so it was a frustrating frame, but hats off to them.  For the rest of it, though, it was a blast, and one of my favorite for bomber action of any scenario.

Another awesome mission from Southern Conquest.  Dantoo was loving this part of it, too, as you can hear.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: perdue3 on January 18, 2020, 05:52:52 PM
There will be no February/March Scenario. Sorry for the delayed news.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Devil 505 on January 18, 2020, 06:30:38 PM
Some people like progressive scenarios (that span a longer time than one battle, sometimes such that each frame is a different battle in a series), and some folks do not.

Because some people did ask for them,we have run them, but only rarely:  Southern Conquest (2016), The Pacific War (2014), and BOG (2011).

BoG was totally different than the others. In BoG, the player squadrons represented the same historical unit throughout the course of the event. You got to see the the evolution of these unite as they up[graded their equipment over the course of the war, and you watched your opponents upgrade as well. That was an awesome element of BoG and I'd love to see it again.

In the others, each frame was an entirely different, unrelated battle. There is no historical connective tissue tying the units together from frame to frame. Hence, a series of snapshots.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Brooke on January 19, 2020, 12:14:56 AM
Some folks wanted exactly that:  a series of battles, each one a different battle, spanning the war.  That's why we ran it.  Some folks don't like it.  It's OK if you don't like it.  I'm not pushing for you to like it.  I'm answering the questions you asked.

Me, I tend to prefer one battle, not the series of battles.  To me, it is more immersive.

However, as I've said, Southern Conquest was still one of the funnest scenarios for bombing I've ever flown in -- and I've flown in a lot.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Brooke on January 19, 2020, 12:36:20 AM
We need to decide on when the next scenario should be.

Things are not far enough along to have a scenario in February.

Sometime in April might be a good choice.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: puller on January 19, 2020, 01:39:39 PM
There will be no February/March Scenario. Sorry for the delayed news.

Thanks perd....that's what I was wanting to know :salute
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: DaddyAce on January 19, 2020, 02:11:30 PM
Thanks perd....that's what I was wanting to know :salute

Yes, I've been vulching the Forum looking for news too, and will look forward to the next one when the team gets it ready, scenarios are my favorite part of AH, and appreciate the work the leadership teams puts in!  FWIW the sooner the better for me regarding the nest one in terms of my availability.  Thank you again!    :salute
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Shuffler on January 19, 2020, 05:58:37 PM
Yes, I've been vulching the Forum looking for news too, and will look forward to the next one when the team gets it ready, scenarios are my favorite part of AH, and appreciate the work the leadership teams puts in!  FWIW the sooner the better for me regarding the nest one in terms of my availability.  Thank you again!    :salute

Daddyace tires easily when he flies..... he has short arms.  :neener:
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Vudu15 on January 19, 2020, 09:32:43 PM
Anyone: This event wasn't that good...
Brooke: this event was really good...

every time.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Brooke on January 19, 2020, 09:53:48 PM
Brooke:  Anything.
Vudu:  Crabbing about Brooke.

Every time.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: DaddyAce on January 19, 2020, 10:21:27 PM
Daddyace tires easily when he flies..... he has short arms.  :neener:

Shuffler, don't you have anything better to do than sneak around my house peeking in my windows at night?     :D
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Shuffler on January 20, 2020, 07:11:23 AM
Shuffler, don't you have anything better to do than sneak around my house peeking in my windows at night?     :D

 :rofl
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: TWCAxew on February 04, 2020, 08:47:25 AM
Kinda need my scenario hit.. Getting all sorts of withdrawal symptoms.. :joystick:

Dutch
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: AKKuya on February 04, 2020, 10:35:55 PM
Kinda need my scenario hit.. Getting all sorts of withdrawal symptoms.. :joystick:

Dutch

This might ease those symptoms a bit.
https://bbs.hitechcreations.com/smf/index.php/topic,399019.0.html

Run any mission you like.  Choose one side or both.  Fly any plane available.  Bring some friends.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Brooke on February 05, 2020, 12:43:40 AM
The next scenario:

Estimated/tentative dates:  April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9

Registration and writeup to be available soon.

To Win the Winter Sky

December 1944-January 1945.  It is the time of fierce fighting in and over the Ardennes.  A time of desperate all-out gambles by Germany and crushing counter attacks by the Allies.  The Battle of the Bulge. Mission 760 (the largest bomber strike of WWII). Operation Bodenplatte.

Join us for the last great air battle of the Western Front, focusing on the Luftwaffe vs. the US 9th Air Force and RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force.

P-47Ds, P-51Ds, Typhoons, SpitfireXIV's, and B-26s vs. FW 190Ds, Bf 106Ks, Bf 109G-14s, FW 190As, and a few Ar 234s.

Join us To Win the Winter Sky.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/NhgRlwgMe9AyXKxaopvRZgh6TbWejS1IPzPaMwZbpuDKhIzw-Khw3QE29LCQVRkGCSYw_xI0a2SlJrqWhiew-oG6zJy8U_xTWcMtv0C90l2zHVYYhwKleBCeFJ2atPJuJqzCLSQg)
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: TWCAxew on February 05, 2020, 03:42:53 PM
Sounds pretty dope and good to hear the scenario cirques is starting up again :aok
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: DaddyAce on February 06, 2020, 01:44:26 PM
The next scenario:

Estimated/tentative dates:  April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9

Join us To Win the Winter Sky.


Looks like fun Brooke.  Thanks to you and the planning team!   :salute

FWIW sooner is better for my participation, I expect to unavailable for a couple weeks in May.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: Brooke on February 06, 2020, 08:45:15 PM
Avoiding Easter pushes start to mid april, otherwise would aim for 1st weekend of april.
Title: Re: Soooo.......
Post by: DaddyAce on February 06, 2020, 11:17:37 PM
Avoiding Easter pushes start to mid april, otherwise would aim for 1st weekend of april.

...makes sense.  Being retired with grown kids, etc, not so much in touch with Holidays.....fortunate to be able to make any day a holiday!   :old: