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Oberon 05-10-14 12:35 PM

I really must get back to BMS, DCS is good but the campaign is rubbish compared to Falcon, and even EECH for that matter.

CCIP 05-10-14 12:39 PM

Yeah, there's really nothing that touches F4's campaign - EECH/EEAH is 2nd best if you like modern-era mud moving on a smaller scale, and also still well-supported. But the scale of what Falcon does is pretty breathtaking.

Took me forever to get back into BMS and I dreaded having to re-learn the ropes, but within a couple of days I brushed up on it enough that I'm now flying campaign missions again and it feels like I'd never been away. I've been playing F4 since a few months after it was first released, and I don't think it ever left my HD since then.

Oberon 05-10-14 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CCIP (Post 2205738)
Yeah, there's really nothing that touches F4's campaign - EECH/EEAH is 2nd best if you like modern-era mud moving on a smaller scale, and also still well-supported. But the scale of what Falcon does is pretty breathtaking.

Took me forever to get back into BMS and I dreaded having to re-learn the ropes, but within a couple of days I brushed up on it enough that I'm now flying campaign missions again and it feels like I'd never been away. I've been playing F4 since a few months after it was first released, and I don't think it ever left my HD since then.

I must admit, I never ramp start, I got most of the hang of the F16 in AF but BMS is a whole different kettle of fish.

CCIP 05-10-14 02:18 PM

Haha, it's a habit thing :) I managed to get it down to a 21-item checklist that I keep in front of me - works pretty clean and I'm usually ready to roll in only 5 minutes (though the INS takes about 8 to align fully). The data cartridge system (especially if you use WDP to configure it outside of Falcon) really takes a lot of work out of the initial config. I always actually found the DCS A-10 to be more work in startup.

Oberon 05-10-14 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by CCIP (Post 2205772)
Haha, it's a habit thing :) I managed to get it down to a 21-item checklist that I keep in front of me - works pretty clean and I'm usually ready to roll in only 5 minutes (though the INS takes about 8 to align fully). The data cartridge system (especially if you use WDP to configure it outside of Falcon) really takes a lot of work out of the initial config. I always actually found the DCS A-10 to be more work in startup.

Windows for Warthog is a pain in the arse, I agree, although I think I've managed to get it down to a rough start without using the checklist, the error board helps, sometimes it's a case of working until the board is empty. I always forget the EAC switch though and Arclight or Raptor has to remind me where it is. :haha:

The data cartridge is an awesome piece of kit, but yeah, a bit of work to set up, but handy for putting in additional steerpoints for quick target location. :up:

CCIP 05-10-14 07:43 PM

You can have a lot of things, but you can never have too many F-16s :D

http://i.imgur.com/m1RPgaB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/j05iXza.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Ln6LMso.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wilPitJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dHdnSbt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Aj7lfSb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yPkjZcG.jpg

Oberon 05-10-14 08:58 PM

Damn those ground textures are sexy, where did you get those?

CCIP 05-10-14 09:18 PM

Those are Tom's Korea 2014 textures, from right here: http://www.benchmarksims.org/forum/s...oms-Korea-2014

(download link from that thread just in case: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ce...2014-FINAL.rar )

Great simple little mod (just drag and drop, really) and no impact on performance :up:

CCIP 05-11-14 01:47 PM

Not your daddy's rifle shot :D

http://i.imgur.com/vwsIgOI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DRd0PSd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WijdD1p.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fgJkqWy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9Y53nt9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/matbt23.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QclZFJA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0rZOldQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dfaH3t2.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/IKIpg6t.jpg

CCIP 05-11-14 01:48 PM

More action over the front...

http://i.imgur.com/K2MUSB4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/f1IoDhP.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vJq0DHE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/7xonMX3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/e5B2AH1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YYIoZVW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w1xgB3u.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KhRGXna.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JX9VW73.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cr4NoZq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/aQYUczu.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/jikhW9x.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/jzvMFpG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OCSMIMo.jpg

Oberon 05-11-14 03:06 PM

Managed to avoid the Wall of MiGs (TM) so far then. :03:

CCIP 05-11-14 03:13 PM

Haha, the wall of MiGs is long gone! :D

In my current campaign, the DPRK air force lasted all of six hours. They definitely put up a fight at the start, but were hopelessly out-fought in the air and on the ground (and that's despite the difficulty sliders maxed out to balance out for them). After that, every single one of their air bases was not only obliterated, but would continue to receive a going-over by a strike every couple of hours. Every once in a while a base or two comes back online and sends out a few packages, but they're picked up and blasted out of the sky right away.

Now it seems the same has more or less happened to their ground forces - without any air cover, they just basically got torn to shreds by A-10s & co. It's afternoon on Day 2 now and I don't think they'll last much longer here!

Oberon 05-11-14 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by CCIP (Post 2206143)
Haha, the wall of MiGs is long gone! :D

In my current campaign, the DPRK air force lasted all of six hours. They definitely put up a fight at the start, but were hopelessly out-fought in the air and on the ground (and that's despite the difficulty sliders maxed out to balance out for them). After that, every single one of their air bases was not only obliterated, but would continue to receive a going-over by a strike every couple of hours. Every once in a while a base or two comes back online and sends out a few packages, but they're picked up and blasted out of the sky right away.

Now it seems the same has more or less happened to their ground forces - without any air cover, they just basically got torn to shreds by A-10s & co. It's afternoon on Day 2 now and I don't think they'll last much longer here!

I've always wondered, what year OOB is the campaign set around? I know there's the default Korea campaign and...Korea 2000 I think, but is there a more recent one?

CCIP 05-11-14 04:05 PM

Haha, yeah, the answer is... I don't know anymore :dead:

My sense is that the current BMS default is still set somewhere in the early 2000s, albeit with a reduced commitment of allied units at the start for balance. I mean, there are only 4 USAF combat squadrons (3 F-16, 1 A-10) in the campaign at the start; it takes about 30 hours for the first carrier to arrive, and some of the ROKAF units are also not active until Day 2 - and so far I haven't seen any strategic air power arrive at all, and the only USAF combat squadrons are still the ones attached to USFK. It seems to be set up for a sort of balance more than anything, probably to prevent the game from generating too many allied flights.

There's all sorts of other flavours too, both mod and default. The "Iron Fortress" scenario in current BMS looks interesting since it has a lot of other NATO units brought in.

CCIP 05-24-14 04:13 PM

http://i.imgur.com/t5KoLEc.jpg
Hornets pulling what could be best described as some low-altitutde BS :O:

http://i.imgur.com/1zPxc6r.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YVFDsA0.jpg
MiG-31 dodging missiles...

http://i.imgur.com/neyK6yY.jpg
...unsuccessfully

http://i.imgur.com/gdL4HlX.jpg
Flanker doing the same thing

http://i.imgur.com/r9VxzHo.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/SLh46p3.jpg
If there is any lesson to be learned from this...

http://i.imgur.com/F2uka80.jpg
...it's that you probably don't mess with Slammers

http://i.imgur.com/K5NF9yE.jpg
Knowing when to quit...

http://i.imgur.com/NUQxbue.jpg
...is an important life skill!

http://i.imgur.com/eBa0mqZ.jpg
Smoke rises from an intense artillery battle on the ground below

http://i.imgur.com/hBv5Zqs.jpg

Kptlt. Neuerburg 06-06-14 09:52 AM

http://imageshack.com/a/img840/9576/k0jj.jpg

Oberon 07-03-14 07:58 PM

http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/-...or-science.png

http://i.imgur.com/NZEadcA.jpg?1
How could this possibly not go any other way than complete success I ask you?

http://i.imgur.com/Pku9Oto.jpg?1
Well...that's one way it could go...

http://i.imgur.com/OHdL8m5.jpg?1
Michael Bay lied to me! :nope:

http://i.imgur.com/U4OMdx4.jpg?1
Another victory for science!

http://i.imgur.com/Neb2cVv.jpg?1
I break the atom whilst Task Force prepares to take-off

http://i.imgur.com/SjkpLa8.jpg?1
Hunter shoots down Task Force with a Sidewinder from his Tempest

http://i.imgur.com/DlNQDn6.jpg?1
Task Force removes non-vital components to save weight.

http://i.imgur.com/Ws6mALf.jpg?1
And so do I...

http://i.imgur.com/ewzqmll.jpg?1
The carrier, by this time, has had enough of our constant abuse

http://i.imgur.com/v7yxg3I.jpg?1
So I teach it a lesson by landing on it

http://i.imgur.com/MqE6y1x.jpg?1
Then IL2 itself broke....

http://wiki.falloutstudios.org/images/0/0e/SCIENCE.gif

CCIP 08-14-14 11:36 PM

A few odds and ends from my past couple of months of flight simming...

http://i.imgur.com/hflB22j.jpg
TAM A320 on an evening departure from Rio

http://i.imgur.com/Aeeb1De.jpg
Gear coming down on approach to Belo Horizonte

http://i.imgur.com/iqWYsVt.jpg
Midnight sun - a JAL 787 cruising at midnight at 68N latitude on the way from Tokyo to Boston

http://i.imgur.com/PSSGyL0.jpg
JAL 787 arriving in Boston after a 13-hour flight

http://i.imgur.com/BcGaMsM.jpg
Classic 747 cockpit on morning approach into Adelaide, Australia

http://i.imgur.com/GJwvOiO.jpg
Cloudy south Australian winter

http://i.imgur.com/qN4oVZj.jpg
Finals into Adelaide

http://i.imgur.com/WKICFeS.jpg
Jetstar A320 departing from Sydney

http://i.imgur.com/gbpYZdN.jpg
Jestar A320 descending over the mountains of New Zealand

http://i.imgur.com/xL6lrZz.jpg
Qantas 747s at Brisbane

CCIP 08-14-14 11:51 PM

Part 2...

http://i.imgur.com/F9aLrsK.jpg
Sunrise over California's coast

http://i.imgur.com/Tyt5APj.jpg
Two US Airways Boeing 737-400s at Charlotte - the last of their kind. This is exactly as many as are left in their fleet now, and their last (real-world) flight is scheduled for August 19th.

http://i.imgur.com/36uwR01.jpg
Little newer - Airbus aircraft at Charlotte

http://i.imgur.com/nponGEv.jpg
Arriving in smoggy Atlanta

http://i.imgur.com/TdqRTdQ.jpg
Taxiing to the gate at Atlanta

http://i.imgur.com/6N5Qp9s.jpg
New colours - passing an American 767 at cruise level somewhere over Arizona

http://i.imgur.com/Zn1hLrf.jpg
A California classic - smiling PSA jet at LAX

http://i.imgur.com/4Mg7PtP.jpg
Descending over a cloudy Malibu

http://i.imgur.com/JH1FHPi.jpg
Typical smoggy Los Angeles

http://i.imgur.com/EFPbWl7.jpg
The now-retired America West/US Airways Dash-8 over the AMARG boneyard at Davis-Monthan airforce base

CCIP 08-14-14 11:55 PM

Part 3/3

http://i.imgur.com/RzzCN1D.jpg
Same Dash-8 arriving at Vegas

http://i.imgur.com/R1AW9lE.jpg
A Reno Air MD-87, passing a UPS 757 freighter over the Grand Canyon

http://i.imgur.com/LBRmiBU.jpg
Arriving at Denver - an MD-11 and DC-10 conveniently lined up at the runway for size comparison!

http://i.imgur.com/05Rvf67.jpg
Early morning arrival into Dallas-Ft.Worth

http://i.imgur.com/GcX6YDs.jpg
The Windy City!

http://i.imgur.com/SDQwF41.jpg
Departing Chicago-O'Hare on a typically windy day

http://i.imgur.com/BW2OtaP.jpg
Taking off from LAX

http://i.imgur.com/hDya2pC.jpg
American Airlines MD-82

http://i.imgur.com/xN4a991.jpg
Leaving the big hub at DFW

http://i.imgur.com/ObL5RMN.jpg
And arriving at Albuquerque


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