Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
frantish

Battle of Britain (Adlertag), 70th anniversary MISSION MOVIES

29 posts in this topic

Post you Screen Shots and Movies here!

Setup for this event is found here

Recap:

Battle of Britain (Adlertag) event history.

France surrendered, the British suffered an embarrassing military defeat in Belgium, and the German military was now setting their sights on UK proper.

Hermann Göring boasts his vaunted and feared Luftwaffe can crush the RAF.

Out numbered 3 to 1, can the RAF hope to stop them?

"Never, never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill

By participating in this, you honor the memories of those who participated in the real life and death event 70 long years ago.

To those participants of the real Battle of Britain, on either side: icon_salut.gif

RESULTS!:

The first event at 1630GMT (delay due to Training Server messed up) went so well and everyone so pumped up it was decided to hold a second one at 1900GMT

Combat record Round 1:

17 He-111 split in 2 group targeted Canterbury and Whitstable.

Canterbury: Fact #1 hit by full load (44.5%)

Whitstable #7 hit by 2 full loads (89%).

Bombers shot down: About half failed to RTB.

Fighters: both sides lost about 1/3 of force, with LW losing a slightly larger %.

RAF won a Material Victory, 65.5% score (134/400).

RAF won a Morale Victory by inflicting more LW casualties then RAF.

Combat record Round 2:

(this was spur of moment decision to do second, but this time could not get the LW participation as before, so escorts where ALL 190E-4 except for lone 110)

12 He-111 split in 2 group targeted Canterbury and Whitstable.

Canterbury: no bombers reached target (only 4 (or 5?) 111's of 12 targeted Cant)

Whitstable #9 was completely destroyed (100% + destroy bonus of 40%)

Bombers shot down: Group 1 all down, group 2 lost 2 of 8 (6 survived I believe, not certain).

Fighters: LW, having less escorts then first round, suffered more losses even though Spitfires where fashionably late to action. Hurricanes proved their muscle despite engaging co-alt against large force.

RAF won a Minor Material Victory, 54% score (140/300 (only 3 factories targeted this time).

RAF won a Major Morale Victory by inflicting significant LW casualties versus RAF.

Excellent play everyone! Thank you for participating!

2 rounds, HUGE FUN all around!

EVERYONE enjoyed it! (yes, everyone was actually congratulating on this event, AMAZING!)

WTG everyone, one of the BEST factory missions I ever had the pleasure to join!

Most of players who signed up showed up (THANKS!)

Everyone who joined in: THANK YOU!!!!1!1!!one!

Special Thanks goes to:

*Oyaji, KJ, and Ramse888 for fixing a messed up Training Server, and *then* herding cats into the right aircraft in the correct brigade! It was an incredibly difficult

*617 Dambusters: Without their skillz this event would have fallen flat (and make for fun listening on Team Speak!!)

*GRENI and JAMMYMAN for helping set up the event.

*the handful of players to helped make things run smoothly in the mission, including (sorry if I did not remember your name) Reddog, Doninja, Snpshot, Ostwind, Teetwo, MJDixon1.

*The squads who joined in part (at least 3 players) if not in whole, Dambusters (mentioned before), Bose26, 19 Squad, 13th, JG26, 56th, JG56, 84th, JG51, and REI.

And special thanks to "TOPD and the Rats", for getting the TS up an running in time for the event! (CD coming out soon)

IN THIS CORNER, we have the DEFENDERS!!

Folkstone

bobfolkestonenames.jpg

bobfolkestonelineup.jpg

Eastchurch

rafeastchurchname.jpg

Edited by frantish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DING DING DING!

This Spit shot down Collosus, and I think 1 other 111, then made me smoke a rainbow.

combataction1.jpg

See exploded aircraft in the distance!

combataction2.jpg

Wing detached ready for the smelter, free service by Hammered. ;)

(Note the smoke trail of another aircraft to right)

combataction3.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Second 111 flight

1 kill on a hurri, rambi... musta hit him just as he slammed into pegasus

1 spit damage

8 bombs on target, all hits

successful RTB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Second flight, in a E4.

Plinked a few Hurricanes as they mauled our bombers (came in waaaay too fast). Got a Hurri or two on my six, got shot in the leg, nosed down and ran until they broke. Came back to help out Ramses while gimpgliding around... fought with a Spitfire for quite some time, if by fight I mean struggled to even turn the plane without my pilot going deaf.

Eventually made a break for home, hitting another Hurri that must've been relifting, followed by fluking one of my last 5 20mm into some Hurricane pilot's skull for for my only kill.

7 (6 Hurri, 1 Spit) hits, 1 kill. RTB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to use the opp. to thank you for making this possible. It was a lot of fun.

Perhaps next time we should have the escorts outnumber the RAF but let the RAF fly higher then 23k feet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The further distance for Luft to launch was a better idea as it allowed them to get to alt and speed they wanted.

Stuck at our max alt and a shorter spit take off distance, the hurris only got one pass if they where lucky and Spits could not get alt in time.

Would say more Luft escorts with no alt limts would be good.

Excellent event overall and great fun. Thanks to all I flew with and against on all sides and thanks frantish for organising it.

Now to help with strategic bombing in the live server.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The further distance for Luft to launch was a better idea as it allowed them to get to alt and speed they wanted.

Stuck at our max alt and a shorter spit take off distance, the hurris only got one pass if they where lucky and Spits could not get alt in time.

Would say more Luft escorts with no alt limts would be good.

Excellent event overall and great fun. Thanks to all I flew with and against on all sides and thanks frantish for organising it.

Now to help with strategic bombing in the live server.

2ed run:

The first group of 111's was decimated, even though RAF got "one pass"

Second group, about 5 K behind, was able to get though, losing 2 111's.

We came up short with LW escorts 2ed time, had to go all E-4 to compensate.

TY for coming!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, like I was saying it would be cool if we could run these in-game.. and have an 'understanding' with the other side.

Sadly, I don't see it happening.

Of course, it is entirely possible.. lonewolves generally don't fly intercepts... but you never know.

The JU88 and Wellington should do a lot. Plenty of axis pilots want to fly RTB but hate handling the 111, it is not for the faint of heart.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dont forget the REI :D

Like the real battle,an italian storm of fighters,in this case 4 110c and 1 109 e-1,helped the german in the battle of britain :)

GJ to all and great event.

@frantish:i was on the 6 of the EA thta shot down colossus and the other 111,he was too fast too take him down :)

!S

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Love that caption in radio bar!

main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=97&g2_serialNumber=2

As it turns out, my flaming wreckage DID in fact hit the target.

Closest I came that day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.