About This File
This pack is intended to complement The Dev A-Team's all-inclusive mod Strike fighters 2 WW2 Finland, dedicated to the aerial campaigns over the Gulf of Finland and the Barents Sea during the Winter War and Continuation War. You are given here extensive lists of awards with related medals and citations, and a handful of minor assets (alternative lists of ranks, counters, etc). Of course, all of this work could also complement ShrikeHawk's mod about The Continuation War, available at CombatAce's downloads for SF2.
Three Medals lists have actually been designed for the Finns, the first one related to the Winter War (1939-40), the second to the first part of the Continuation War (1941-42), the third to its last part (1943-44). The earlier lists grant much more lenient criteria to be awarded the same distinctions you could also receive after 1942 spending more sweat, but above all prevent you to receive awards unavailable before they were established. For instance, besides harsher requirements, the 1943-44 list adds the Order of the Lion of Finland, established by the end of 1942, and also makes a few German decorations available when the Nazis at bay tried to forge closer ties with their loose co-belligerent.
In the same way of thinking, two Medals lists are provided for the Soviets, 1939-42 and 1943-45 (several older designs before 1943, many new orders established mid-42 and awarded by 1943, harsher requirements for awarding after 1943). Of course, the WW2 Soviet packs could be used with The Dev A-Team's all-inclusive mod for SF1 Wings over Russia, and for any mods involving the Soviet Air Forces during WW2.
You’ll just have to juggle with national Medals Lists according to the period of the War when you plan to start your campaigns. Regarding these lists, everything has been especially designed, when swapping files during an extensive career, for the decorations you were awarded with an older list both to be preserved with original look and citations, and not to be awarded a second inappropriate time thereafter. Don’t worry, everything is meticulously explained with several examples in my notes.
As you can notice on the screenshots, I chose to have the citations display the decorations’ names in original language without subtitle. Who can read Finnish here, raise your hand? Be easy, the awards you deserved are still announced in English on the Debrief Screen, and listed in English on your pilot’s Medal List Screen.
Finnish Air Force
Mannerheim Cross (2nd Class) *
Order of the Cross of Liberty (2nd, 3rd & 4th Classes)
Order of the Cross of Liberty (2nd, 3rd & 4th Classes with Oak Leaf) *
Order of the White Rose of Finland (Knight & Knight 1st Class)
Order of the Lion of Finland (Knight & Knight 1st Class) **
Medal of Liberty (1st Class)
Campaign Commemorative Medal
[either one single of Winter War or Continuation War available]
German Iron Cross (1st & 2nd Classes) **
German Pilot’s Badge **
Soviet Air Forces
Gold Star Medal of Hero of the Soviet Union (2 possible awards)
Order of Lenin (2 possible awards) ²
Order of the Red Banner (multiple awards possible) ²
Order of Suvorov (3rd Class) **
Order of Kutuzov (3rd Class) **
Order of Alexander Nevskiy **
Order of the Patriotic War (1st & 2nd Classes) **
Order of the Red Star (2 possible awards)
Medal For Valor ²
Medal For Combat Service ²
[either one single of Leningrad or Transarctic Theatres available,
or just an unofficial certificate for the Winter War, lacking a better option]
Membership of the Communist Party
Wound red stripe (multiple awards possible) **
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