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Defense of the Reich for HSFX 6 Vers. 1.1

Author Boelcke
Description The Defense of the Reich campaign was designed for Il2 4.11, dgen.exe 4.0.8.6 and HSFX 6.

Included is
- a Luftwaffe fighter campaign from 1943-45 and (Defense of the Reich)
- an USAAF fighter campaign 1943-45. (Battle over Germany)

The USAAF fighter campaign has mostly airstarts. You can fly nearly every plane that is historic correct and/or some others added for fun.

You can start the Luftwaffe campaign “Boelckes Defense of the Reich” in the campaign rooster

or the USAAF fighter campaign “Boelckes Battle over Germany” in the USAAF campaign rooster.


The campaign contains the following subcampaigns:

- Germany Berlin 1943

You encounter bomber formations mostly without escort. Sometimes some P47 and/or P38 will appear, but only a few.

- Big week February 1944

The bomber formations are now larger and all the formations are now escorted. P51 fighters are shown the first time.

- Germany Berlin Spring 1944

The USAAF fighters are becoming more aggressive and skilled.

- Balaton Hungary 1944

You will encounter formations of the 5th USAAF from italy, with famous units like the checkertail clan and others.

- Northern germany atumn 1944

In autumn 1944 the luftwaffe units were reassembled and equipped with new fughters after the huge losses suffered at the invasion battles. You will now encounter USAAF and now RAF planes also. New planes like the Fw190D9 will be available for you as Luftwaffe pilot. The missions are totaly different to the previous, with much more fighter bomber interception and twin engined bomber formations of the 2nd TAF and 9th USAAF.

- Berlin end of 1944

The last stand against huge formations of US planes over Berling. Mostly bomber interception missions. A lot of new planes are available for Luftwaffe even the new jets.

- Bodenplatte (*new*)

Take part in the Ardennes operations of the Luftwaffe or USAAF.

- Germany 1945

The US planes are doing much more fighter sweeps and ground attack missions. The missions are harder for Luftwaffe pilots.

- Battle of Berlin 1945

Defending the town against the russian army, you will encounter VVS forces in large numbers. It´s totally different to the missions against the USAAF.

- Jet age, the last days

The intention was to create a short subcampaign of the last days before defeat, with all the jet planes available in Il-2 - a "what if".

More explanations here:

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?2654

Flyable planes:

BF_110G2
BF_110G4
ME_210CA1
ME_210CA1 ZSTR
ME_410B
BF_109G5
BF_109G6
BF_109G6 Mid
BF_109G6 Erla
BF_109G6 Late
BF_109G5 AS
BF_109G6 AS
BF_109G10 C3
BF_109G10 Erla
BF_109G14
BF_109G14 AS
BF_109K4
BF_109K4 C3
FW_190A6
FW_190A7 STURM
FW_190A8
FW_190A9
FW_190D9
FW_190D9 late
FW_190D11
FW_190D13
TA_152C
TA_152H1
ME_262 A1A
ME_262 HGII
TA_183
HE_162A2
HE_162C
DO_335A0
DO_335V13
AR_234B2 NJ


P_38G
P_38H
P_38J
P_47D10
P_47D22
P_47D27
P_51B
P_51D


Unzip the files and copy them into the DGEN folder of Il2, there are some few files from BOE included so that you can play the Ardennes subcampaign, if you have BOE already, you can overwrite these files, it will do no harm.

I´ve done a new skin pack for the new campaign:

More than 150 skins done by myself, i have assembled the skins into a big generic skin pack with three parts for the Defense of the Reich campaign and the new West front campaign.

Available as separate download here:

Luftwaffe and RAF skins:

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?5465

USAAF skins:

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/download.php?view.521



IMPORTANT: Recommended settings for the [DGEN] section of the CONF.INI:

My settings are these

[DGen]
RandomFlights=3
;UseParkedPlanes=0
HistoricalRanks=1
NoAirfieldHighlight=1
MaxFLAK=40
MissionDistance=75
MaxBomberSkill=0

Very important is

MaxFlak:

I inserted a lot of anti aircraft guns in the Berlin map, make sure that MaxFlak is NOT more than 40 or you will have a flak hell over Berlin. With 40 you will have a lot of flak, adding immersion. If you don´t like it, experiment with less than 40.

MaxBomberSkill:

Set it to "0" or the sniper gunners of the Fortresses will shoot you to pieces from huge distances.

DISABLE "UseParkedPlanes"

or the campaign will crash when changing to the NWE and Ardennes maps.


A video from the campaign at youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgjhNd1RjRw


changelog V1.1

- balanced the late missions a little bit more for the 4.11 AI
- enlarged the subcampaign with the russian advance to Berlin with a lot of ground objects into a more living battlefield
- balanced the subcampaign with new mission also for the new 4.11 AI
- some minor tweaks in the other subcampaigns


The campaign file pack pack is a non-commercial product. Every commercial use is denied by the author. Do not upload the campaign anywhere else or alter the campaign files.
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Date Saturday 23 March 2013 - 20:40:15
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