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  1. Sent SittingDuck a PM. If any other 'Bosses' see this. I believe you guys need to update your server files. Everyone else is down.
  2. https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/46425-update-today/?do=findComment&comment=761506
  3. Heh... It was kinda hard for you guys to cover us as we got a tad spread out. Apparently the AI flying the Junkers are blessed with god like perfect engine management and piloting skills. So they all hauled ass away from the rest of the humans. I know I was stressing my engines trying just to keep up with them. I think at one point I said, 'f' it. I'll blow these engines up. I only have to get it to the field. But yah' I honestly have no idea what happened to the other flights. After landing, I saw the battle off in the distance but yeah.... This game needs legit comms. 3 or 4 radio channels per side. I would have like to had your comms channel up in the background during the defense.
  4. Yeah, Griphos, I think that was the gamble Lee took when he went into Gettysburg a year later, but I recall reading somewhere when he invaded Maryland (at Antietam) he thought they would be welcomed and the state would flip to the South. He was wrong. Lee took the strategy you suggested not only to your point of leadership, but also after the Northern army had changed its attitude and treatment toward the South with respect to how it dealt with Southern resources. Cities and farms that were previously held harmless were now shelled and burned. With resources and manpower becoming depleted, Lee probably noticed that Davis was failing to get support from the British and French (outside privateering) and no relief was on the way, the blockade was choking the South so he thought he had no other choice. As you pointed out, after Antietam, Lee thought that in order to get the North to sue for peace, he had to take the war to them. However, to accomplish that, I think he would have needed to wage a successful campaign in the North, which was logistically impossible for the South. Maybe Lee realized that a campaign was off the table and only if he could land a knockout punch on the North with a decisive victory, he could win the war. It was a terrible plan. I think the better route to an end would have been to get rid of Lincoln. So... Stay home and defend. That gives Davis more time to solicit help from England and France and get the blockade broken. Lee saves men by not fighting in Gettysburg and keeps his best General (Jackson) alive. Since he's focused on defense he notices General Sherman outflanking him in the western theater which he was totally ignoring and perhaps with Jackson he's more successful in defending Grant's push South and manages to hold Atlanta in 64'. The more the North bled and longer the South held out, the less of a stomach the Yankees were having for the war. The Copperheads were growing in number every day, and the democratic party had adopted a peaceful position. Lincoln was up for re-election in 64', running against his fired General George McClellan. I think Lincoln would have lost that election to Little Mac had the Rebs held in Atlanta. President McClellan would have sued for peace. I know, I know. Lots of what if's, Monday morning quarterbacking and assumptions. I tend to go down the rabbit holes...
  5. Just a quick post to say thanks for letting me fly with you guys. I had a good time. That JU52 was something else. It was the first time I'd flown something in a mission that can't maneuver or really fight back. Talk about feeling exposed and helpless. It was scary and frustrating to watch the other Junkers being engaged and getting knocked down. Every time I'd hear my gunner start sounding off behind me and I'd wonder if I was next. I can only imagine the horror, agony and terror transport and bomber pilots felt in real life. I literally glared at a spitfire buzzing past with his guns blazing thinking, "you little bastard. You're lucky I'm not in my 109." When landing, I put her down as soon I could. Gonna have to bind some controls for getting things unloaded. I was positive I was about to be strafed. The second sortie was a fluster cuck for me. I was unprepared to fly the 110. I also was reminded that I need to set the fuses to a 2 second delay rather than contact as I blew myself up when destroying a target. Anyways, Thanks for letting me fly with y'all. S!
  6. Great pictures! Visited probably 25 years ago. Lee should have never taken the army into Maryland. If memory serves correct, up until then, incursions into the North were more raiding party style. Rank and file were confused as to why Lee was doing this when they enlisted to repel the Yankee invaders, not to be invaders themselves. If you look at the numbers, the South won that even though they withdrew. President Lincoln was horrified about the casualties. In last few years I've been absorbing as many civil war memoirs as possible. Wish they still taught this stuff in school because the most of the 'common knowledge' about this war is wrong. If people knew, they wouldn't be ripping down statues today.
  7. These A20s are sure career looking girls aren't they? Maybe Tom. But over in Egypt they looked like glamour gals to us... Matter of fact we thought they were the best looking babies going up and down the Nile since Cleopatra retired.
  8. I agree with Icy.. Super slow landing speed, I didn't use them and it was butter landings. But anyways, see 1:06 in the video for your answer:
  9. Noice!!! You'll like it. Going to have to adjust yer' trackir stand... :)
  10. I'd love to fly with y'all this Tuesday. If you're full up, I do understand. I'm willing to fly whatever for whoever. If it is transport, please let me know so that I can 'bone up' on them and be able to fly for over 45 seconds without blowing up the engines.
  11. Awesome, Duck. I love it. And the German is still flying!!! If I'm up on someone like you are, I'll try to work my rudders ever so slightly so I can rake em'. I did that much more in mah' Dr.1 in RoF though.
  12. Just a quick post to say, Thank you for letting me fly with y'all on the 4/16 co-op. As always, I had a great time. I still gotta work on my navigation. I was joking with Sittingduck that the airfield needed some burning objects added so we could see the smoke and cue in on that. Anyways... THANK YOU ALL!!! S!
  13. Not sure if this is in the right spot, so feel free to move.... FROM AN EMAIL SENT TO ME: Dear Pilots, The weather is warming up and the flowers are blooming, so it’s time to Spring into Action with our latest sale on Sturmovik products! Why be outside with all the pollen aggravating your allergies when you can be safely inside playing Sturmovik? To help you fill up your virtual hangar we have the following content on sale in both the Official Store and on Steam for a limited time. Official Store: April 12th to May 3rd 50% OFF P-40E-1, MC202, Fw-190 A-3, La-5 Series 8, Ju 52/3m, La-5FN (Series 2), Yak-1b Series 127, Bf 109 G-6, Hs 129 B-2 and Spitfire Mk.VB Collector Planes (website) 25% OFF Polikarpov U-2VS - For the first time ever! 33% OFF Battle of Kuban Steam Store: April 12th - April 26th 50% OFF P-40E-1, MC202, Fw-190 A-3, La-5, Ju 52/3m, La-5FN, Yak-1b, Bf 109 G-6, Hs 129 B-2 and Spitfire Mk.VB Collector Planes 25% OFF Polikarpov U-2VS - For the first time ever! Due to special sale restrictions on Steam, the discount for Battle of Kuban is only available in the official store this time around. If you own Battle of Stalingrad on Steam and would like to buy additional content from the Official Store, you can link both accounts and have access to all content when you play. See linkage guide HERE. link to store: https://il2sturmovik.com/store/battle-of-bodenplatte/
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