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VW-IceFire
02-06-2011, 03:37 PM
After a long time of not putting together anything I have a couple of campaign releases coming very soon. So I am pleased to announce The Dragon Skies as the first of my new campaign releases!

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/thedragonskies-poster.jpg

This is a 15 mission campaign loosely based on the historical missions of 812 IAP during the Crimea campaign in the spring of 1944. During the campaign you will divide your time between the Yak-1B and the Yak-9T which were two of the more common variants available for this squadron. The campaign is inspired by the fantastic skin package by Emel: http://www.axis-and-allies-pai...topic.php?f=62&t=352 (http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=352)

I'm working out a couple of 4.10 related bugs but I should have this available in the next several days!

Metatron_123
02-06-2011, 04:58 PM
I very much like the banner you made! Looking forward to it.

ElAurens
02-06-2011, 06:51 PM
Very nice.

And it's stock 4.10? (I hope).

It would be good to go back to the roots of the sim again.

VW-IceFire
02-06-2011, 09:03 PM
Yep should have mentioned that it's stock 4.10. I started developing on 4.09 so there isn't much that I can get out of 4.10 (the Yak's don't have radio navigation so far as I can tell) except for some of the custom weather and the better markings. I've tried to lay nav points so that if you're navigating by landmarks and map coordinates it's not too hard (with a couple of exceptions).

CzechTexan
02-06-2011, 09:05 PM
So far the cover art looks promising.
I'm guessing this is based on the 812th from the book DRAGONS ON BIRD WINGS?

VW-IceFire
02-06-2011, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by CzechTexan:
So far the cover art looks promising.
I'm guessing this is based on the 812th from the book DRAGONS ON BIRD WINGS?
Loosely (I always tag my campaigns as semi-historical). I consulted Emel who knows quite a bit about Yaks and he used the book for his skin packages. Sadly I wasn't able to get a hold of the actual book... So this is only loosely based on their operations. Probably looser than what I did with Storm Clouds which I grabbed a lot of initial ideas out of the excellent 2nd TAF books which have day by day operations.

As always I try to string the line between historical fact and entertaining missions in a campaign. You'll nearly always meet the enemy on a mission and it's nearly always winnable if you do it right.

Also real screen shots on the way shortly. I'm still collecting the good ones.

Phas3e
02-07-2011, 12:36 AM
awesome Ice happy to play any of your campaigns.

if you need help with background skins give us a yell at A&A http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

deskpilot
02-07-2011, 03:57 PM
this looks good, Icefire. I just finished your "facing the wind" campaign which was very enjoyable. Good work, thanks!

VW-IceFire
02-07-2011, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by Phas3e:
awesome Ice happy to play any of your campaigns.

if you need help with background skins give us a yell at A&A http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Thanks and will do! I plan to include one or two of yours either in this project or the next Yak campaign project which is at 90% now and I will announce after this one is released http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

mortoma
02-08-2011, 09:19 AM
Looks like a good campaign to try out.

Ba5tard5word
02-08-2011, 10:59 AM
Cool...if CH ever repairs my stick soon and COD hasn't come out yet, I'll check it out.

VW-IceFire
02-10-2011, 08:20 PM
Just sharing a few screen shots... Almost ready for release but I have a very busy weekend so it may not be until next week.

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-01.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-02.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-03.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-04.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-05.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-06.jpg

Jughead310th
02-11-2011, 07:27 PM
I understand our group is looking for a new campign, as the one we were in is no longer a sactioned event for our squad. I'll have to check with Copper & WillyVic to make sure...but last i heard we're not doing the FA/AKA campaign anymore. And stock 4.10 would be very cool. I'll pass that along.

VW-IceFire
02-13-2011, 06:47 PM
Hopefully this campaign works out for you then! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I haven't designed it specifically for online play but I'm sure that you'd be able to adapt it in a few minutes.

I'm down to the last few things like finishing the readme and writing the campaign.ini files. Depending on how this week goes I may have this ready in very short order. In the meantime ... one more batch of screen shots to enjoy!

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-10.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-09.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-08.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-07.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/dragons-06-1.jpg

TheCrux
02-13-2011, 09:13 PM
Can't wait. I flew your beta campaign and enjoyed it very much.

Please do let us know when it's ready.

Thanks

VW-IceFire
02-27-2011, 04:51 PM
Sorry for the delay! I ended up deciding not to include any in-game video packages as I couldn't find any inspiration for something that might look good. Also I wanted to do a bit of tweaking on a mission or two before release.

Now that it's all done the campaign is ready to go. I've posted it to Mission4Today for approval... whenever that goes through I will update here!

VW-IceFire
02-27-2011, 08:34 PM
And.... it's up! Enjoy!

http://mission4today.com/index...file=details&id=4059 (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4059)

Treetop64
02-27-2011, 10:32 PM
From what I've seen on the pre-release work, this is sure to be an excellent campaign. Compulsory DL, especially for Eastern Front fans.

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