About This File
This mod provides quite a complete panel of the awards available to the Ukrainian military by our 2010s. It is mostly intended to complement other works (campaigns) that YOU modder would like to design, using PFunk’s Black Sea 2.0a map covering Crimea and the Sea of Azov, and the tragically rich events of Year 2014 there (and plausible prospects of even more tragic moments to come). Such hypothetical campaigns could explore various kinds of conflicts involving NATO forces, from a frantic all-out war, to local operations to recover Crimea or clear the Southern Donbass area, to a latent conflict limited to aerial skirmishes and incursions over some NATO-enforced no-fly zone, etc...
The complete list of your available decorations is displayed here :
Ukrainian Air Force
Gold Star of Hero of Ukraine (2 possible awards)
Order For Merit (3 Classes, each one awarded only once in turn)
Order of Bogdan Khmelnytskiy (3 Classes, each one awarded only once in turn)
Order For Courage (3 Classes, each one awarded only once in turn)
Order of Daniel of Galicia
Medal for Military Service to Ukraine (multiple awards possible)
Defender of the Homeland Medal
Honor and Valor Distinction
Appreciation For Valiant Military Service to the Fatherland
Appreciation For Achievements in Military Service
(2 Classes, each one awarded only once in turn)
Pilot's qualification wings (4 Classes, each one awarded only once in turn)
Beware, none of these awards did exist in 1994 when Ukraine was still a newborn nation, so this awards panel should not be suitable as is for your installation of the SF2NA: Black Sea Crisis campaign. Fortunately, I have also enclosed alternative citations with postponed dates of awarding, that makes this panel acceptable for campaigns set in 1994/1996.
October 2015 Update : adds air & ground counters, new medals (Order of Courage 1st & 2nd Classes, Distinction of the Ministry of Defense, pilot's qualification badges...), and completely reshuffles criteria for awarding for better realism and accordance with the Russian medals pack to come soon – with citations rewritten accordingly.