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WTE_Wombat
05-10-2004, 09:00 AM
Yep we're bragging!


From the "Manly Daily" newspaper, Wed 5 May 2004. Location = the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia.


"Meet No 1 air war sim".
by Tom Pillans.

Tomorrow night, the pilots of 2nd Talon Group will take to the air again to defend their way of life against a skilled and determined enemy.

Among these pilots will probably be at least two from the northern beaches, survivors of a virtual war that began about three years ago when the 2nd Talon group was formed under the umbrella of an on-line gaming organisation known as the Wedge Tailed Eagles.

The 2nd Talon Group is based on the network gaming capabilities of Ubisoft's impressively detailed World War II flight sim IL2:Forgotten Battles.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Australian pilots join the briefing for that night's mission. Aside from the missions provided with the game, additional flights can be tailored to suit a variety of combat conditions. A standard mission may cover anything from escorting bombers to attacking ground-based targets or intercepting fighters.

There are at least seven Australian "virtual squadrons", some large enough to contain several air wings, usually based on historical squadrons, both Axis and Allied. The Wedge Tailed Eagles form one of these squadrons.

If you think this involves just another bunch of teenagers shooting it out over a network think again. There are certainly many younger players here but they represent only a tiny proportion of the virtual squadrons; most pilots range in age from mid-20s to the mid-50s.

The game that inspired all this owes much of its success to its authenticity, not just in appearance but in flight dynamics too.

The game gives players the experience of intense aerial combat over Germany and Russia during World War II, challenging them to pilot realistic period aircraft modelled with great precision.

There are 31 types of Russian, German and US aircraft.

Pilots can engage in single-play missions involving air-to-air or air-to-ground combat, search and destroy and escort missions.

Also IL2 allows up to 32 human opponents to joint multiplayer missions online, or via a network.

Forgotten Battles improves on the original game with improved dynamics, more aircraft, new ground objects and vehicles, an on-line track recorder and editor, the addition of units such as searchlights and barrage balloons and new ships.

Best of all the game includes a quick mission builder, which extends the life of the game by a considerable margin.

Be warned the game takes practice - lots of it - but it is not hard to see why it is so popular. It's the best-looking World War II flight sim so far.

There are various versions of Forgotten Battles: The basic stand-alone game is $69.95; there is a bundle providing both IL1 and IL2 for $79.95; and there is the Gold IL2 pack, which includes the Ace expansion pack at $79.95.

If you'd like to know more about any of the game arenas fostered by the Wedge Tailed Eagles, go to http://wte-anga.com

WTE_Wombat
05-10-2004, 09:00 AM
Yep we're bragging!


From the "Manly Daily" newspaper, Wed 5 May 2004. Location = the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia.


"Meet No 1 air war sim".
by Tom Pillans.

Tomorrow night, the pilots of 2nd Talon Group will take to the air again to defend their way of life against a skilled and determined enemy.

Among these pilots will probably be at least two from the northern beaches, survivors of a virtual war that began about three years ago when the 2nd Talon group was formed under the umbrella of an on-line gaming organisation known as the Wedge Tailed Eagles.

The 2nd Talon Group is based on the network gaming capabilities of Ubisoft's impressively detailed World War II flight sim IL2:Forgotten Battles.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Australian pilots join the briefing for that night's mission. Aside from the missions provided with the game, additional flights can be tailored to suit a variety of combat conditions. A standard mission may cover anything from escorting bombers to attacking ground-based targets or intercepting fighters.

There are at least seven Australian "virtual squadrons", some large enough to contain several air wings, usually based on historical squadrons, both Axis and Allied. The Wedge Tailed Eagles form one of these squadrons.

If you think this involves just another bunch of teenagers shooting it out over a network think again. There are certainly many younger players here but they represent only a tiny proportion of the virtual squadrons; most pilots range in age from mid-20s to the mid-50s.

The game that inspired all this owes much of its success to its authenticity, not just in appearance but in flight dynamics too.

The game gives players the experience of intense aerial combat over Germany and Russia during World War II, challenging them to pilot realistic period aircraft modelled with great precision.

There are 31 types of Russian, German and US aircraft.

Pilots can engage in single-play missions involving air-to-air or air-to-ground combat, search and destroy and escort missions.

Also IL2 allows up to 32 human opponents to joint multiplayer missions online, or via a network.

Forgotten Battles improves on the original game with improved dynamics, more aircraft, new ground objects and vehicles, an on-line track recorder and editor, the addition of units such as searchlights and barrage balloons and new ships.

Best of all the game includes a quick mission builder, which extends the life of the game by a considerable margin.

Be warned the game takes practice - lots of it - but it is not hard to see why it is so popular. It's the best-looking World War II flight sim so far.

There are various versions of Forgotten Battles: The basic stand-alone game is $69.95; there is a bundle providing both IL1 and IL2 for $79.95; and there is the Gold IL2 pack, which includes the Ace expansion pack at $79.95.

If you'd like to know more about any of the game arenas fostered by the Wedge Tailed Eagles, go to http://wte-anga.com

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-10-2004, 09:03 AM
Cool...even the guys "down unda" know a good thing when they see it.



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adadaead
05-10-2004, 09:34 AM
Lol Pilots, jeez people take it easy, don't take the game to seriously.



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FltLt_HardBall
05-10-2004, 12:05 PM
IL-1 was such a great game. Ah, memories! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/34.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-10-2004, 12:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FltLt_HardBall:
IL-1 was such a great game. Ah, memories! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/34.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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LeadSpitter_
05-10-2004, 01:28 PM
perhaps I should show the chatlog.txt of how you act on HL http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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p1ngu666
05-11-2004, 07:14 AM
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i know a few ways to get past the swear filter too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif

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