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BOO
Sep-21-2017, 12:04
So......remember I said I wouldnt be doing one of these for a bit.....?

D-rock had other ideas.

Since we got enough Stukas to get a Swastika formation together last Saturday, this time he wants enough Blenheims and Hurricanes for a Union Jack.

This is a RED event. We want to give the old Blenni a good send off before TF4.5.

BUT - if TF 4.5 comes along then we also have some cool stuff up our sleeves for the Beau too!!

SOOOOOOOOOOOO........

We want Blenheim Pilots primarily, but if strafing stuff in a Hurri (or IV-F) floats your boat....I dare say there will be a role for you too!!

What we really REALLY want is an organised Fighter escort.

Red Squads - this is your call to arms!!

We can find roles and positions for individual squads and can split you into your own coms too (within reason)

The last Stuka event saw us ably defended by a number of 109s including pilots from 9./JG52 and JG4. Without escort these same fellows will batter us blue.

C'mon! - Lets see if we can beat the 24 bombers we had last week!!!

S!

BOO

DRock
Sep-21-2017, 12:16
I'm in. :salute:

Blenheim please.

BOO
Sep-21-2017, 12:17
I'm in. :salute:

Blenheim please.

You better be "in" :-)

ATAG_Freya
Sep-21-2017, 12:30
I'm on. :salute:

Anything that flies please.

BOO
Sep-21-2017, 12:38
I'm on. :salute:

Anything that flies please.

Be great to have you with us Freya!!

ATAG_Vampire
Sep-21-2017, 12:38
Count me in BOO.

Blenheim for me. Need the practice ready for the Beaufighter. (If we have the 'Beau' by then...hope, hope.....I'll have one of them.)

Really look forward to these events. If either you or DRock need a hand with anything let me know. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

BOO
Sep-21-2017, 12:42
Count me in BOO.

Blenheim for me. Need the practice ready for the Beaufighter. (If we have the 'Beau' by then...hope, hope.....I'll have one of them.)

Really look forward to these events. If either you or DRock need a hand with anything let me know. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

Great stuff - Spreading the word will really help mate.

Its short notice but lets see how many aircraft with a common goal we can get!!!

S!

BOO

9./JG52 Sturm
Sep-21-2017, 13:02
Sure those available from JG52 will be happy to shoot you up BOO :thumbsup: Love these organised events.

ZG26_Sir_Racha
Sep-21-2017, 13:32
Haven't been able to make the last few but as a sendoff for 4.320034150731 or whatever, ill do my best to clear up my schedule and come lurking in.

ATAG_Highseas
Sep-21-2017, 13:34
GRRRR !!!!

I'm at a school reunion !!

ATAG_Snarglepuss
Sep-21-2017, 14:26
AAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!..... can't make it that day.

ATAG_Ribbs
Sep-21-2017, 14:33
I should be able to make it! Count me in!

7./JG26_SMOKEJUMPER
Sep-21-2017, 14:55
Spitfire please unless Blue are short guys then I can help them out too.

9./JG52 Meyer
Sep-21-2017, 15:14
I'll be back for this event , will whip the boys up into a frenzy beforehand methinks :thumbsup:

Hals und beinbruch

ATAG_kiwiflieger
Sep-21-2017, 15:24
I would be glad to come across as heavy 'escort'... in my 110 :)

69th_Bazzered
Sep-21-2017, 15:33
I'm in, Blenheim! Will pester the squad mates too :-)

Twin
Sep-21-2017, 15:57
I would love to take part in a Spitfire or Hurricane :salute:

Cheers
Twin

Ceaser87
Sep-21-2017, 16:13
Count me in! Probably in a Blennheim.

Ceaser87

ATAG_Laser
Sep-21-2017, 16:25
Sorry, can't make this one either.

Shame, as the Blennie is the only bomber in game that I can actually fly :(

Bonditaria
Sep-21-2017, 17:24
Will fly Blenheim, thanks!

lil_head
Sep-21-2017, 19:21
I'm in as a blenny

69th_LazyE
Sep-21-2017, 19:34
As 69th_Bazzer said, expect a Fighting 69th contingent.

We got dump truck drivers, with Mad skills.

69th_LazyE

Dai-San
Sep-21-2017, 19:42
Count me in flying a Blennie. Will badger TWC for fighter support too :thumbsup:

RAF74_Buzzsaw
Sep-21-2017, 20:17
Get in while you can.... may be the last time you see a Blennie pilot in a single gun turret version. ;)

ATAG_Flare
Sep-21-2017, 21:04
Did someone say Blenny!


I'm in!

69th_Zeb
Sep-21-2017, 21:29
I'm in! Beaufighter! or Blenheim I presume...since the bash is less than two weeks away.

ATAG_Freya
Sep-21-2017, 23:09
Get in while you can.... may be the last time you see a Blennie pilot in a single gun turret version. ;)

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/47/44/2a/47442ae790245df8ea0aeba82ce0e64f--smokers-pirates.jpg

This is what flashes in my mind when you say that. What a treat for the 'ol bus that'll be. :thumbsup:

DerDa
Sep-22-2017, 01:25
FG28 will be there with Blenniecanes :)

BOO
Sep-22-2017, 03:53
Thanks to everyone who's volunteered to date!!

@ Rimmer - Thanks mate - some organised fighter cover is definitely needed!

@69th - Great Stuff - with quality leadership we could even arrange a parting at some point along the way to strike different targets before meeting up again like some radial engine hydra!!

@ FG28 - great to have you all along!!

S!

BOO

ATAG_Scones
Sep-22-2017, 06:44
Hey Boo,

Having missed your Stuka Loopy, I would love to fly for the reds in this one.

Could I have a Spitfire or a Hurricane?

My Blenheim skills leave much to be desired!

:salute:

BOO
Sep-22-2017, 10:02
Yes mate- of course you can Sconsey - we'll try to get you paired up on the night to - best to have fighters flying with a common cause

DRock
Sep-22-2017, 10:29
Wow, this is starting to look like a TF4.312 farewell party.:thumbsup:

That second gun being added to the rear on the Blenheim is going to change things significantly.


If anyone wishes to improve their skills in a Blenheim, send me a PM. I can help you with any aspect of bombing, rear gunnery, engine settings, and orienteering. Make sure you have TeamSpeak3.

:salute:

BOO
Sep-22-2017, 11:46
Wow, this is starting to look like a TF4.312 farewell party.:thumbsup:

That second gun being added to the rear on the Blenheim is going to change things significantly.


If anyone wishes to improve their skills in a Blenheim, send me a PM. I can help you with any aspect of bombing, rear gunnery, engine settings, and orienteering. Make sure you have TeamSpeak3.

:salute:

hmmm - I reckon Buzz's "last time you may fly an overpowered Skuka" from the last event is likely gonna be more effective than his "Its the last opportunity to fly an under protected Blenni" at drawing em in!!

But what the hell - C'MON PEOPLE - FLY THE BLENNI BEFORE ITS LESS CRAP!! :-)

ATAG_Scones
Sep-22-2017, 11:58
Yes mate- of course you can Sconsey - we'll try to get you paired up on the night to - best to have fighters flying with a common cause

Sounds great!

I agree it is 'best to have fighters flying with a common cause'. :thumbsup:

Flying solo, I get bounced regularly by 109s working as a team. And we know the outcome of that!

:salute:

DRock
Sep-22-2017, 12:28
hmmm - I reckon Buzz's "last time you may fly an overpowered Skuka" from the last event is likely gonna be more effective than his "Its the last opportunity to fly an under protected Blenni" at drawing em in.

Lol. Really?

I guess I won't mention the extra wing bombs, too. Increased payload is gonna really suck.;)

ATAG_Knuckles
Sep-22-2017, 14:35
Blenheim for Knuckles

BOO
Sep-22-2017, 17:24
Blenheim for Knuckles

now we talkin!!

SKG 210_Mölders
Sep-22-2017, 19:48
Not a promise but I'll try to be around with my Bf 110 to share with our dear RAF bomber pilots some 20mm friendship canisters! :)

No.119_Viper (VK-S)
Sep-24-2017, 22:49
I will most definitely be there BOO, and will round up as many of the 238th Spitfire Sqd as possible......

Viper...........

ATAG_Vortex
Sep-25-2017, 06:37
~S~

My Saturday evening has just become free, so count me in, yey!

TWC_Creep
Sep-25-2017, 10:27
Count me in! I have been meaning to learn how to fly a Blennie and still haven't gotten around to it, so I will likely be in a Hurri or Spit instead :-)

ATAG_Highseas
Sep-25-2017, 11:36
Count me in! I have been meaning to learn how to fly a Blennie and still haven't gotten around to it, so I will likely be in a Hurri or Spit instead :-)

Its simple enough... need a button for select engine 1, select engine 2 and select all engines.

one for drop ordnance... and start off with 30% or less fuel !

Its a fun plane the blennie.... by which i mean a slow but loveable lumbering bus of a target.

BOO
Sep-25-2017, 11:55
Count me in! I have been meaning to learn how to fly a Blennie and still haven't gotten around to it, so I will likely be in a Hurri or Spit instead :-)

Creep are you still TWC? - Rimmer is yer man there!!

And if you are still TWC ask em to come defend us on Saturday!! :-)

S!

ATAG_Flare
Sep-25-2017, 20:06
For those who don't know how to fly the Blenny:

Here is the shortest possible crash course you need to fly it.

START UP.

Take 30% or less fuel. Usually 20-30 is enough for any target on the ATAG server.

Radiator flaps open.

Throttle to about 5%

Fuel Cocks 1 and 2 to "Inner". (I have buttons for these set on my keyboard - hit each twice and you're done this step in about one second.)

Select engine 1. (I have this set to "1" on my keyboard.) Press ignition. Select engine 2 (I have mine set to "2") then start that one.

Select both engines. (I have this one set to tilde)

My engine start takes about 3 seconds. Y-Y-U-U-1-I-2-I-`

Then taxi out. Brakes work like the Spitifre or Hurricane brakes.

Take off at 100% prop, 100% throttle. Gear up as soon as your airborne, if you go too fast with them out they won't lock closed. Reduce prop to 0%. (It's just 2 position)

For low level flight at high speed select 110% throttle, 0% prop, 50% rads. You can do about 260mph on the deck.

For low level bombing you have to drop ahead of your target as the bombs will fly a bit before landing. For skip bombing ships select 11 second delays, for land targets or bombing ships conventionally use 1 second delays. 1 second delays can also "snargle" pesky 109s on your six.

To drop bombs all you need to do is press the release button. No arming, no opening bomb doors, nothing. They drop one per button press (but you can do them all at once if you select salvo mode from the bomb aimer position.)

Land with flaps fully out and back at 100% rads and 100% prop. It basically lands like a Hurricane.

Hope to see you all out on Saturday!

TWC_NINja
Sep-25-2017, 20:10
And if you are still TWC ask em to come defend us on Saturday!! :-)

S!


We'll be there...

.

BOO
Sep-26-2017, 08:04
Great Stuff Ninja

Will you be using your own TWC/141 channel in the TS - would be good if you could as it simplifies thye coms for me!

Look forwards to see you Saturday!!

MightyBouff
Sep-27-2017, 03:42
Right I've moved a family meal to the Friday so hopefully should be free on Saturday night now for a bloody beautiful blenheim bash! I actually saw one flying last weekend at Duxford (its a Mk4 but with the nose of a Mk1). It was leading a formation of 3 spitfires and 5 hurricanes, pretty awesome sight!

I should hopefully be bringing two friends along as well, got a 'training' mission with one of them tomorrow to get him up in the air in a blenheim.

ATAG_Torian
Sep-27-2017, 06:00
For Aussies in NSW, Vic, SA, TAS, and ACT don't forget that Daylight Saving starts this Sunday so the Blennie event will be at 0700 Sunday morning.

9./JG52 Meyer
Sep-27-2017, 06:20
Unfortunatly i will have to miss this event Boo, my Obergruppenfhurer (Mrs Meyer) has passed me a movement order telling me we are to attend a retirement party that evening. As much as i would like to tell her to go and boil her head as i will be flying with my kameraden in defence of our hard earned spoils in France. I know that in reality i will end up in the Krankenhaus with doctors trying to remove a saucepan which has been embedded in my head.
So i must for the sake of my health pass this one up plus its a free bar WOOT!
The rest of the Karaya staffel will be in attendance to lend support to this event of course .

Hals und beinbruch

ATAG_Marlow
Sep-27-2017, 07:20
Unfortunatly i will have to miss this event Boo, my Obergruppenfhurer (Mrs Meyer) has passed me a movement order telling me we are to attend a retirement party that evening. As much as i would like to tell her to go and boil her head as i will be flying with my kameraden in defence of our hard earned spoils in France. I know that in reality i will end up in the Krankenhaus with doctors trying to remove a saucepan which has been embedded in my head.
So i must for the sake of my health pass this one up plus its a free bar WOOT!
The rest of the Karaya staffel will be in attendance to lend support to this event of course .

Hals und beinbruch

Ha ha! I did laugh here! Great fun, Meyer!

How come we all seem to have an 'Obergruppenfhurer, just like Mrs. Meyer? I've certainly got one too (though I would never be with out her....he hastily adds, hearing a footfall behind the chair).....and I don't even fly Blue!!!!!

JG52 are quite rightly revered and respected by all in our Community for their incomparable flying skills and great teamwork. I always thought their iron discipline was the result of natural, steely determination and teutonic grit. However, now I find their success is down to 'a healthy respect for women and....... saucepans!'

Ha ha! Never underestimate JG52....or the power of a women!!!!!! Salute, JG52!

P.s. You are in good company, Meyer, as unfortunately my own 'Mrs Meyer' has informed me that we are on Grandparenting duties over the weekend so, once again, I will miss Boo's extravaganza! I have read all the reports of Boo's Bashes and they are all glowing so, I am sorry to miss out on the fun, yet again! Good luck on Saturday, Boo! I'm sure it will be another rip roaring success! Salute!

BOO
Sep-27-2017, 12:00
No problems fellas!!

Have good respective nights.

The job I do is seeing me invited to a lot of retirement dos - mostly for people not much older than me.....great until I remember I still have 15 years at least given the different pension arrangments!!

ATAG_Scones
Sep-27-2017, 12:31
Unfortunatly i will have to miss this event Boo, my Obergruppenfhurer (Mrs Meyer) has passed me a movement order telling me we are to attend a retirement party that evening. As much as i would like to tell her to go and boil her head as i will be flying with my kameraden in defence of our hard earned spoils in France. I know that in reality i will end up in the Krankenhaus with doctors trying to remove a saucepan which has been embedded in my head.
So i must for the sake of my health pass this one up plus its a free bar WOOT!
The rest of the Karaya staffel will be in attendance to lend support to this event of course .

Hals und beinbruch

LOL, Meyer!

I'm getting seriously worried. You've only just finished roasting your scrotum and now you're suggesting boiling the missus' head!

:)

:salute:

ATAG_Kev i
Sep-28-2017, 04:04
HI CAN I PUT MY NAME DOWN FOR BLENNIE THANKS ..KEV..:thumbsup:

69th_Surfer
Sep-28-2017, 05:06
Planning to be there in a Blennie, I suck at single seats so spend most of my time hanging with the 69th in a Blennie, give me a barn door and I'll hit it, give me a mineshenboot and I will bravely turn my tail and flee.
It’s a 7am start here so will try my best to be there on time.

Surfer

ATAG_Jerry
Sep-28-2017, 07:02
Hey Boo,

Blennie for me please :salute:

BOO
Sep-28-2017, 08:13
Kev, Swainy and Jerry,

Welcome aboard!!!

BOO
Sep-28-2017, 08:23
SOME STUFF TO HELP US ON SATURDAY

So we can quickly get some idea of who is flying what on the RED side (blues you know the rules - sort yourselves out!! :-)), it would be useful if those intending to fly bombers gather in the bomber channel of the BOOmer group (top of the squads section in ATAG TS) and the fighters gather in the first of the fighter channels.

If you are intending to fly escort and are either intending to be the CO or leader of a group of more than three aircraft, it would also be helpful if you would just drop me (BOO) a PM so I can better identify you on the night. We are hoping to be able to split the escort into sections with specific responsibilities and it will allow us identify what groups we can create.

What we are hoping to do on Saturday is to have a huddle with any flight leaders beforehand (Say 1945UTC) then @ 2000UTC have a full brief for everyone. This is server dependent.

It all sounds very formal but it isn't really - We just want to start us all off pointing roughly in the right direction.

See you all Saturday!! (2000UTC or 9PM London time)


Cheers

BOO and Drock

DRock
Sep-28-2017, 10:06
The location and movement of the bomber formation will be announced on the game's chat bar often to minimize the use of whisper. Whisper will only be used by a few escort squad leaders.

If you are flying a bomber, all instructions and engine settings will be shared on ATAG's BOOmers channel. Know your aircraft.

If you are flying fighter escort, watch for the bomber's location on the chat bar, or follow squad leader. Scramble immediately, cover our airfield and watch those radars for incoming enemies.


Everyone is welcome to join, no matter how new you are to the game.

Win or lose, it will be a blast for both sides.


:salute:

BOO
Sep-28-2017, 15:50
If you are flying fighter escort, watch for the bomber's location on the chat bar, or follow squad leader. Scramble immediately, cover our airfield and watch those radars for incoming enemies.

:salute:

Er....on the "Friendly" Chat obviously - I mean we are nice guys and we want the blues to enjoy it as well but........................:)

And it goes without saying that return coms should on the Friendly channel too!!

(yes I have been on the receiving end of an "OK meet you at...................at 12000ft in 5 mins" chat message!!)

1lokos
Sep-28-2017, 18:59
I don't believed! At a year+ I don't touch Blenheim, and now took me several attempts joining in ATAG and TWC server during 2 days to remember how put bombs in Blenheim in Multiplayer- in SP QM no issue. doh:

I create various custom loadout with different fuses, but plane remains empty... until after read a tuto I MADE there, to see that need select the bomb bay in Weapons - dammed CloD arsed GUI (and my bad memory). :stunned: :grrr: :D

DRock
Sep-29-2017, 10:09
I don't believed! At a year+ I don't touch Blenheim, and now took me several attempts joining in ATAG and TWC server during 2 days to remember how put bombs in Blenheim in Multiplayer- in SP QM no issue. doh:

I create various custom loadout with different fuses, but plane remains empty... until after read a tuto I MADE there, to see that need select the bomb bay in Weapons - dammed CloD arsed GUI (and my bad memory). :stunned: :grrr: :D

Lol.

If I make fuse or loadout changes to the Blenheim, I have to 'create', then exit server, rejoin, then select the plane again.

Most of the time it works every time.:thumbsup:

MightyBouff
Sep-29-2017, 10:26
Really excited for this now!

MezzA
Sep-29-2017, 10:30
as always ill be attending

69th_Red}{awk
Sep-29-2017, 19:37
I'm in 69th_Red}{awk

ATAG_kiwiflieger
Sep-29-2017, 21:00
Looks like upwards of 30 Blenheims on the map tomorrow... :recon:


If any 110s want to wing up and go for some bomber-destroying (assuming we can find them) just give me a call on TS, I'll probably be in the main Axis channel or one of the flight channels below.

Looking forward to seeing you all there :salute:

Steerpots
Sep-30-2017, 04:29
Hey you babies! I'll be there in a Spitfire

69th Steerpots (PO-T)

EAF602_Red
Sep-30-2017, 06:18
I'll be there to provide escort


Stevie

TWC_Brett
Sep-30-2017, 06:32
I believe I have engineered a pass for tonight. If so I would be interested in flying red cover if any other TWC are interested.

BOO
Sep-30-2017, 07:04
I believe I have engineered a pass for tonight. If so I would be interested in flying red cover if any other TWC are interested.

Brett, Speak to Ninja I think he may know whats going on TWC wise.

TWC_NINja
Sep-30-2017, 12:50
Brett, Speak to Ninja I think he may know whats going on TWC wise.

I never know what's going on, Boo... but we ARE fielding a couple of Blennies and "a number" of fighters for cover. That "number" keeps fluctuating, though...

dazza
Sep-30-2017, 13:36
Just the kind of event I was looking for - and I'm sat here in the UK a couple of thousand miles from my 'cockpit'.
I would be there under any other circumstance.

Daz

4535jacks
Sep-30-2017, 14:36
I hope to join you guys tonight, will there be a password on the server and TS3 channel?

BOO
Sep-30-2017, 14:39
I hope to join you guys tonight, will there be a password on the server and TS3 channel?

No passwords - just get in a few mins early as the server may fill up (it may not)

BOO
Sep-30-2017, 14:41
I never know what's going on, Boo... but we ARE fielding a couple of Blennies and "a number" of fighters for cover. That "number" keeps fluctuating, though...

if that number goes up beyond 4 I have a certain job for you chaps!!

Maru
Sep-30-2017, 17:58
Hi, thanks for the event as always BOO and also to all who participated.

I got a few screenshots from the first sortie (yes I was that spitty fooling around!!! but I had a reason)


31157

31158

31159

I wanted to fly blenny but looking at our escorting group they were so few so I joined the escorting group,
maybe next time : ))

Well played Blue, who was spying for you?? : D

ATAG_kiwiflieger
Sep-30-2017, 18:25
I confess!

Ezzie and I worked out that there were two non-auxiliary fields that you could take Blenheims from for the first raid - Kenley and Wilmington. As Kenley looked too far away, we headed to Wilmington in Bf110s at 6500m and just sat above the field calling out your position to all and sundry as you took off... :D

Ceaser87
Sep-30-2017, 18:50
Thanks for the great event Boo! :salute:

Here a some screenshots I made(not the best but at least something):

https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31160&d=1506811099


https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31161&d=1506811201


https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31162&d=1506811266


https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31163&d=1506811315


https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31164&d=1506811355


https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31165&d=1506811403


https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31166&d=1506811458


Ceaser87

BOO
Sep-30-2017, 19:24
WOW!!

Thanks to EVERYONE who took part. We fairly got the server creakin there!!

Big thanks to DRock and RebelSquirl for the leadership and moral boosting chats and to our Escorts especially TWC,the 69th and FG28 but also to all the unaffiliated players who also jumped on to help us.

We flew 4 missions and ended the night with more Blenheims in the air at the turning of the server that our first event attracted at its start all those months ago. Its a testament to your determination that we kept going despite some of the hammering we took and also a testament to our leadership to keep us going!! In the end our group flew 70 individual sorties in total and that not counting the fighter escort!!.

Tip from the DBS squad in BOS has a phrase "participation makes it happen" and without everyone being prepared to step up and step in this sort of stuff just couldn't be run.

Lots to learn from this one not least how to fit 24 Blenheims onto one field!! We are learning as much as anyone and, really don't know what will happen until it happens. Despite some early difficulties I hope everyone had a blast.

And finally to our hunters S!!!! - we hope we gave you something to go for and that you enjoyed it as much as we did. Its a funny feeling getting shot up and still thinking "Yes!!". You hit us hard twice and hard again as we crawled to our first main target. Great Engagements!!

Warmest Regards

BOO

No.119_Viper (VK-S)
Sep-30-2017, 19:24
It was great fun BOO, and well worth all your effort to host, had my little heart beating real fast that lot did........:bravo:

Salute ~S~

Viper :flying2:

BOO
Sep-30-2017, 19:44
I confess!

Ezzie and I worked out that there were two non-auxiliary fields that you could take Blenheims from for the first raid - Kenley and Wilmington. As Kenley looked too far away, we headed to Wilmington in Bf110s at 6500m and just sat above the field calling out your position to all and sundry as you took off... :D

Kenley was a nightmare to spawn in at in such numbers so we switched to Wilmo........which was an EVEN BIGGER nightmare to spawn into. Most ended up on the wrong side of the railway line and took off over a farmers field.

Although the first raid as quickly cut down it did give us a window of opportunity where we knew we had a chance to get clear of a field. Sadly I think someone called out a position or as good as on open chat but I also think we had also been spotted prior.

Each event throws up new situations and problems to think about but we learn from each one.

Oh - and we won at the cost of only....ooooo.....60 Blenheims??? :-)

S!!

BOO

BOO
Sep-30-2017, 19:49
I Never Thank ATAG for the Server which is very poor of me. Running a server that can take this strain without a glitch is something else.

so


THANK YOU ATAG!

Bonditaria
Sep-30-2017, 20:00
the cost of only....ooooo.....60 Blenheims??? :-)

S!!

BOO

Possibly more, with all the spawn-in crazyness I went through 18 in total, to get only three up in the air...!


https://s25.postimg.org/mcz75ydnj/shot_20170930_231813_981.jpg

https://s25.postimg.org/7ts24la8v/shot_20171001_005528.jpg

Great fun as always, thanks to all who took part!

:salute:

ATAG_Jerry
Sep-30-2017, 20:03
Great fun, thanks Boo, Drock and co. Awesome job, enjoyed every min,

:thumbsup:

ATAG_Scones
Sep-30-2017, 20:26
Thanks Boo, and everyone working behind the scenes for organizing such a fantastic event. :thumbsup:

The info. given by TWC over coms. about engine settings, altitude, headings, etc. made the evening so much more immersive and enjoyable. I was rather intimidated by their knowledge but they got me involved and made me feel very welcome. I would have been lost and flying alone without their help. Thanks, chaps!

:salute:

TWC_Sp00k
Sep-30-2017, 21:23
Our pleasure. Escorting the final 12 blenheims on the last target was a blast. Red flight and Blue flight escorts high to the north as a screen with a small contingient of fighters in amongst the attacking bomber stream was a hoot. I watched the Blens hit that field full of aircraft and it was an awesome run. Extracting out, I saw the Blen formation break up and take out that final road transport target. Ground guns firing, Blens diving into the streams of climbing tracer, clouds of grey smoke bursting up from the road, all adding to the pall above the trees. At the same time, allied fighters were engaged a short distance away to the north, comms alive with exciteable voices keeping the enemy away from the bombers wrapping up the map. Very immersive and a great job by both sides.

Well done to the planners and hosts.

ATAG_Lewis
Sep-30-2017, 22:16
Great event...Brilliant work to get this one advertised and server full...Kudos....~S~

Did anyone record any of the action?

69th_Zeb
Oct-01-2017, 01:34
Had to do wood splittin' today. :(

Looking forward to the upcoming videos!

DerDa
Oct-01-2017, 03:05
Thanks to those who did make it happen!
Was great fun.

Not being used to bombers and big formations during the first (real) attack I found it a nerve-wrecking experience just to stay close without hitting another blennie. It was almost a relief when the blues came and started to shoot us down.
The second attack run down on sealevel at full speed was just a hoot!
Again I did not make it to the target but it was well worth it.

S!
DerDa

III./ZG76_Ezzie
Oct-01-2017, 03:44
Thanks Boo, ATAG and all involved. I was only able to take part in the first hour but had a great time. Great to see a full server.

Ezzie

69th_Surfer
Oct-01-2017, 04:31
Thanks to Boo, D Rock and everyone else involved, I had a blast and to do it in my weapon of choice was a bonus. For me it was mission accomplished as I didn't collide with anyone or cause any pile ups and with only one verbal warning, I may just do this again.

Cheers

Surfer

ATAG_Vampire
Oct-01-2017, 04:54
That was a great evening of flying with a great bunch of people.

I can only echo the thanks expressed by all the others. These events are getting better and will, I hope, become a regular feature.

The level of fun and immersion taking part is off the charts for me. I can only marvel at the superb community that we have here in CloD. Long may it last.

Cheers everyone until the next one. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

9./JG52 Meyer
Oct-01-2017, 05:13
Was a great night our lads enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks to all that took part because these kind of events live or die on you lot turning up in numbers. The events are getting more popular each time they run which can only be good news for the game and community.
Well done Boo on organizing it well done all who answered the call.

Hals und beinbruch

Dostal
Oct-01-2017, 06:04
IT was great fun to act in this large formations...

First sortie in a Blenni, two next in a escorting spit made a perfect day!

Thanks a lot to everybody..

Dostal

MightyBouff
Oct-01-2017, 08:06
Cracking evening. My first organised event and I loved it. From the comedy of spawning in on a hill (rolled backwards and wings fell off), the mullering we got at the start to the final victory in flipping the map it was a great event.

Well done to all the organisers, those piping up with useful comments on the night and to ATAG for hosting the server and TS - both coped well under the strain.

Dai-San
Oct-01-2017, 09:26
Another fantastic event and a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved in organising and running the Event and all those who took part.

I have several hours of Tracks to go through now and TRY and pick out some exciting footage (Trouble was it was ALL exciting).

Thanks all.

Dai-San
Oct-01-2017, 10:45
Anyone know how to recover a track that won't play? My first (and largest) track seems corrupt and I wanted to do a Blooper reel with all the spawning shenanigans at Kenley and Willmington but looks like that's a non starter :(

DRock
Oct-01-2017, 11:20
Great fun, indeed.

Thanks to Boo for organizing this event, and to ATAG for hosting us. Also, thank you to everyone who supports these events. Despite all the curveballs thrown our way, the Red bombers continued to support their leader.

Our bomber sorties need to be fluid and adapt to an always changing battle. This may require us to find new airfields to spawn from, or a change of target at the last minute. The enemy's movements and weakness should always be considered.

It would seem that these events have become very popular. This is great, but we had so many bombers, that we ran out spawn points. This problem will be solved next time.

Despite the heavy losses, we still learned a lot, and changes will be made to make things run smoother. Besides, it would be boring if we always managed to sneak through without a big fight. It makes our success well deserved when we fight for it.

This mission showed some real skill from our Blenheim pilots. The assembly, take off, flights, and bombings, were by far the most impressive flying I've seen yet. For a bunch of people that never fly together like this, everyone did very well.

To our escorts, thank you. You guys are the reason we won the map. Bravo.

And to the Axis, thank you for the fight. If this were a battle of attrition, you would have beat us. Or at least bankrupted the RAF.lol

The next mission will be a big one. Please join us again.


Cheers

https://i.imgur.com/rhEf4lw.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dxhnglQ.jpg

9./JG52 gr00ve
Oct-03-2017, 04:15
it was fun, thanks for organizing it Boo. Looking forward to next one :thumbsup:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDd7xnnhPrM

BOO
Oct-03-2017, 04:46
it was fun, thanks for organizing it Boo. Looking forward to next one :thumbsup:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDd7xnnhPrM

Im looking at the still image in front of me and hovering over the "play button" thinking "Oh lord, do I really want to watch the horror!" :-)

Thanks for Posting Gr00ve and for turning out once again to support us!!

S!

BOO

jg4_hanseat
Oct-03-2017, 10:55
was not sure wheather posting this but... my pov of the raid between dunkerque and st.omer

https://youtu.be/4y5txYfauJ4

warning to blenheim pilots: contains violent content

BOO
Oct-03-2017, 11:31
Thanks for Posting Hanseat :-)

Just wait until we get TWO crappy machine guns in the turret!!!!

JG4_Karaya
Oct-03-2017, 15:32
A video of the 2nd and 3rd raid from the defender view will be up either tomorrow or on Thursday. We never even saw a glimpse of the first raid which was intercepted somewhere far off over the channel. The others offered plenty of action though. On the 3rd raid particularly I was messed up by a bomb dropped by a Blenheim from low alt.

Canopy was gone, windshield lay in ruins, ReVi was dead, my right flaps went on vacation, left wheel was a goner, rudder called in on sickness leave... :doh:

BUT I was uninjured and even managed to land that mess of a plane :)

DRock
Oct-03-2017, 15:53
A video of the 2nd and 3rd raid from the defender view will be up either tomorrow or on Thursday. We never even saw a glimpse of the first raid which was intercepted somewhere far off over the channel. The others offered plenty of action though. On the 3rd raid particularly I was messed up by a bomb dropped by a Blenheim from low alt.

Canopy was gone, windshield lay in ruins, ReVi was dead, my right flaps went on vacation, left wheel was a goner, rudder called in on sickness leave... :doh:

BUT I was uninjured and even managed to land that mess of a plane :)

Too funny.

We decided to go low and I reminded everyone about the 'Snargle bomb' option. It paid off with at least 4-5 successes.

Looks like we found Karaya's Kryptonite.:-P:recon:

9./JG52 gr00ve
Oct-03-2017, 17:34
We never even saw a glimpse of the first raid which was intercepted somewhere far off over the channel.

we dealt with escorts and plan was to give blennies some flight hours and let them fly to france, but single 109 and 110 attacked them mid channel...

DRock
Oct-04-2017, 10:31
we dealt with escorts and plan was to give blennies some flight hours and let them fly to france, but single 109 and 110 attacked them mid channel...

Thank you for your mercy , kind Sir.lol

It's obvious after several BOOmer's missions, that we are up against a few very well organized Axis Squadrons. Work must be done to increase Allies fighter numbers and coordination to bring some balance to these missions.

If you are in a squad, please encourage your teammates to take part in these events. It's good practice and great fun.


:salute:

DerDa
Oct-04-2017, 11:16
Somewhat ironically, 109s and 110s with their cannons are better equipped to intercept bombers, than Spits and Hurris with their peashooters.
When Galland wished for a squadron of Spitfires, I can imagine there were some guys in the other team, who wished for German fighters as well.

Additionally He 111, Ju 87 and BR 20 seem more robust than those poor Blennies.

ATAG_Scones
Oct-04-2017, 16:26
it was fun, thanks for organizing it Boo. Looking forward to next one :thumbsup:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDd7xnnhPrM

Nice video, Groove. Thanks for sharing it.

:salute:

ATAG_Scones
Oct-04-2017, 16:39
was not sure wheather posting this but... my pov of the raid between dunkerque and st.omer

https://youtu.be/4y5txYfauJ4

warning to blenheim pilots: contains violent content

Thanks for sharing the video, Hanseat.

:salute:

JG4_Karaya
Oct-05-2017, 14:27
I've uploaded my point of view of the event but unfortunately the video has been stuck at 360p for the past 24h. I really hope that it'll go up to full res sometime soon because I've already deleted the original footage due to HDD space issues.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwGq4Etby6Q

MezzA
Nov-21-2017, 08:16
loved these events since they started its been nearly 2 months was wondering when the next event will be - once again thx boo and drock and all others that run the events.

BOO
Nov-21-2017, 09:34
Hello MezzA

Thanks for all your support to date. I cant speak for Drock but Ill be looking at some point after 4.5 is released. The temptation will be use the new Beaufighter and Blenni and Hurri FB but the way in which the maps are currently set may not provide enough opportunity for this at first.

One aircraft we have not yet flown in a large formation is the BR20. This presents quite a few challenges to the unfamiliar but its not so complicated and can carry some huge bombs (albeit not very high) :)

I think perhaps a mixed raid of BR20s with G50 and 109 escorts would be entertaining.

From the Red side the new Beau will be a menace and so our escort will need to be very well organised no matter what Blue flys.

Watch this space!

Cheers

BOO

BOO
Nov-21-2017, 13:07
32743


coming soon :)

ATAG_Flare
Nov-21-2017, 13:56
32743


coming soon :)

If you wanted to we have the old Italy Attacks event mission from a while ago. We could run that on server 2, but I know you also like doing these events on the main server. But not all the main server missions have the Italian planes, so you might have everyone show up for the event but have Kanalkampf (which already was used in Boomer Blitz and has no Italian bombers.) or Fall Rot (one of the best maps but no BR 20s.) running on the server.