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Battle of Britain Campaign

 

Beta v0.60a

 

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This is a campaign for use on Gepard's excellent Battle of Britain terrain v1.4

 

It will run on SFP1, WoV and WoE, although only fully tested on SFP1.

 

My thanks in particular to Gepard, capun, B Bandy RFC and CA_Stary for their encouragement, inspiration and contributions to v0.60, but this is very much a group effort, so there are many others who have my thanks for making this project a pleasure to work on. Please see the credits below.

 

Thanks also to everyone who has posted feedback on this campaign, and to everyone who has entered into the spirit of things by contributing mods of their own.

 

S! to the merry band of WW2 propheads ;-)

 

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CAMPAIGN CONTENT:

 

FLYABLE SQUADRONS:-

 

RAF

 

1 Sqdn RAF - Hurricane 1, transition to Hurricane 2A

25 Sqdn RAF - Blenheim Mk1F, transition to Beaufighter Mk1NF

41 Sqdn RAF - Spitfire 1A, Spitfire 2A

82 (United Provinces) Sqdn RAF Bomber Command - Blenheim Mk1

151 Sqdn RAF - Hurricane 1, transition to Hurricane 2B then Hurricane 2C

242 (Canadian) Sqdn RAF - Hurricane 1

303 (Kosciusko) Sqdn RAF (Polish) - Hurricane 1

310 (Czechoslovak) Sqdn RAF - Hurricane 1, Hurricane 2A

603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqdn RAF - Spitfire 1A, Spitfire 2A

 

1 Sqdn RCAF - Hurricane 1, Hurricane 2A

 

 

 

 

Luftwaffe

 

II./JG26 "Schlageter" (Bf 109E-3)

I./JG53 "Pik As" (Bf 109E-3)

II./KG1 "Hindenburg" (He-111H3)

I./KG76 (Do-17Z)

I./KG51 "Edelweiss" (Ju-88A4)

II./ZG76 (Bf-110C)

II./StG1 (Ju 87b)

Stab, 1./ and 2./ Staffeln - Erprobungsgruppe 210 (Bf-110C)

3./Erprobungsgruppe 210 (Bf-109E-3B Fighter-Bomber)

 

 

MISC:-

 

Modded OPTIONS.INI and INSTANTACTION.INI for BoB-style instant action

 

Revised "Battle of Britain_movement.ini" file for more active shipping lanes to bomb and truck routes to strafe.

 

Squadron-specific intro, victory and defeat screens.

 

Phased campaign:-

 

1. Kanalkampf - Battle over the Channel

2. Adlerangriff - RAF Fighter Command under Attack

3. Operation Loge - Terror over London

4. Operation Seelöwe - The Nazi Invasion of England

 

 

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INCLUDED FILES:-

 

The following files are included in this download. I am extremely grateful to the devs and modders concerned for allowing me to include their work in this package. My thanks to them.

 

All feedback, issues, gripes and bitching re this package should be directed to baltika, not these guys, OK? As well as their excellent contributions, they have just made everyone's life easier by making this campaign more of a one-stop shop. You are not permitted to mod or distribute their files without the express written consent of the owner of the particular file.

 

 

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AIRCRAFT:-

 

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Bf 109E-3 - Plane & skins by RussoUK2004, virtual pit by Kesselbrut, pilots by The Wrench

 

Bf 109E-3B Fighter-Bomber - Plane & skins by RussoUK2004, virtual pit by Kesselbrut

 

Ju-87B - Model & "the rest" by Pasko, FM by Starfighter, virtual pit by Kesselbrut, skins by Gramps, special thanks to dsawan.

 

 

Hurricane 2A - B Bandy RFC's mod of A-team Hurricane 1

Spitfire 2A - B Bandy RFC's mod of A-team Spitfire 1

 

(Hurri2A & Spit2A are incomplete, requiring the lod files from the DAT Hurri1 and Spit1)

 

Some alternative _data.inis (in Extras folder) - B Bandy RFC

 

All RAF Fighters have guns harmonised at 250 yards. Thanks to B Bandy RFC, Tailspin and capun!

 

 

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SKINS:-

 

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Spitfire 603 Sqdn RAF - rebadging of Gramps' 41 Sqdn Spitfire skin by baltika

 

Stuka STG3 - swayne64

 

He-111H2 - IIIKG55 }

- IVKG55 }

- IVKG53 }

 

He-111H3 - IIKG1 }

- IIKGR100 }

- IIKGR100 green } Allenjb42

- StabKGR53 }

- IIIKGR100 }

 

He-111H4 - FuX }

- IIIKG126 }

- WO }

 

 

 

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GROUNDOBJECTS:-

 

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BritSquad - Kesselbrut, Pasko

GerSquad - Kesselbrut, Pasko

Crusader Mk 1 Tank - RussoUK2004

Destroyer - Modified Benham Class Destroyer by capun, 3d model by Mikewhl

KriegFlakDestroyer - Geo

PzKpfw-IVA - RussoUK2004

StuGIIIB - Kesselbrut

PzKpfw-IIIF - Kesselbrut

 

 

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OTHER MODS:-

 

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WW2 Formations mod - Charles

Battle of Britain Mainscreen and Campaign Screen - Kout

Battle of Britain Music Pack - Allenjb42

WW2 Era Map icons - Geo and Charles

WW2 RAF & Luftwaffe pilot photos - pcpilot

WW2 aircraft damage TGAs - The Wrench

WW2 Green Wooden hangars & shelters - CA_Stary

WW2 Effects Pack v0.91 - CA_Stary

Battle of Britain pilot photos - B Bandy RFC

Towns, villages and London Parks mod (beta) - CA_Stary

Pinup "Mimi" by Elvgren

 

} Wrench (Spit 1A, Hurri 1 & Bf-110)

BoB themed loading screens} baltika (Spit 2A, Hurri 2A, Bf-109-3 & -3B, Ju-87b)

} Full credit to artists N. Trudgian & R. Taylor

 

 

 

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CAMPAIGN FILES:-

 

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All BoB Campaign files, UI screenshots - baltika

 

 

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REQUIRED FILES:-

 

You will need to download these separately.

 

 

AIRCRAFT:-

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SFP1 Dev A-team (capun, Gramps, Charles, Kesselbrut & The Wrench)

 

Hurricane 1

Hurricane 2B

Hurricane 2C

Spitfire 1A

Blenheim Mk1

Blenheim Mk1F

Beaufighter Mk1

Beaufighter Mk1NF

Hurricane 2B

Hurricane 2C

Ju-88A4

Do-17Z

Bf 110C-4

 

He-111H2 - Allenjb42's mod of A-team He-111H6

He-111H3 - Allenjb42's mod of A-team He-111H6

He-111H4 - Allenjb42's mod of A-team He-111H6

 

Available at capun's Skunkworks website. Member Registration and login required for d/l.

http://cplengineeringllc.com/SFP1/

 

 

 

TERRAIN:-

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Battle of Britain v 1.4 by Gepard

http://forum.combatace.com/index.php?autom...p;showfile=5203

 

 

 

OTHER ESSENTIAL DOWNLOADS:-

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WW2 Weapons pack, compiled by The Wrench from Bunyap's wep pack

http://forum.combatace.com/index.php?autoc...p;showfile=8495

 

 

 

REALLY, REALLY NICE TO HAVE, PLUS IT TOOK ME AGES TO COMPILE, SO TRY IT OUT, OK?:-

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WW2 RAF SPEECHPACK, COMPILED BY BALTIKA

http://forum.combatace.com/index.php?autoc...p;showfile=5533

 

 

 

 

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* * * HEALTH WARNING * * *

 

INSTALLATION OF THIS MOD WILL OVERWRITE THE FOLLOWING FILES, WHICH WILL BREAK THE STOCK INSTALL AND ANY OTHER MODS WHICH RELY ON THESE FILES. BACKUP THESE FILES BEFORE INSTALLATION SO YOU CAN RESTORE THEM IF NECESSARY.

 

Strike Fighters/PilotData/SquadronList.ini

Strike Fighters/OPTIONS.INI

Strike Fighters/Flight/INSTANTACTION.INI

Strike Fighters/Flight/FORMATION.INI

Strike Fighters/Flight/MISSIONCONTROL.INI

Strike Fighters/Flight/NATIONS.INI

Strike Fighters/Menu/campaignscreen.bmp

Strike Fighters/Menu/CAMPAIGNSCREEN.INI

Strike Fighters/Menu/MAINSCREEN.INI

Strike Fighters/Menu/{all menu music}.wav files

Strike Fighters/Terrain/Battle of Britain/Battle of Britain_movement.ini

Strike Fighters/Terrain/Battle of Britain/Battle of Britain_targets.ini

Strike Fighters/Terrain/Battle of Britain/Battle of Britain_types.ini

 

And many others! Check the download package before installing over a modded install! You have been warned!

 

 

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. Install SFP1/WoV/WoE

 

(For WoV & WoE follow Wrench's instructions to create an era-specific install - see KB at combatace)

 

2. Patch up to v 083006

 

3. Delete all stock aircraft

 

4. Install the DAT aircraft listed above

 

5. Install Wrench's WW2 wep pak.

 

6. Install Gepard's BoB terrain v1.4. For detailed instructions on how to do this, see the readme file for the terrain.

 

7. Copy the Battle of Britain campaign mod files to the relevant folder of your new install. The simplest thing is to retain the file structure and copy the unpacked files over. Items in the Campaigns, Flight, Menu, Missions, Objects and Objects/Aircraft, PilotData, Sounds and Terrain folders go into those same folders in your new install. The options.ini file goes into your main Strike Fighters folder. When asked to overwrite existing files, say "Yes" each time. YOU DID BACK UP THOSE FILES LISTED ABOVE, DIDN'T YOU?

 

8. Copy the file Hurricane-R10D.LOD from the Hurricane1 folder into the Hurricane2A folder.

 

9. Copy all the Spitfire .LOD files from the Spitfire1A folder into the Spitfire2A folder.

 

10. That's it. Battle of Britain should now be available at the campaign menu. Happy hunting!

 

 

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KNOWN ISSUES:-

 

1. Finally sorted out the "random movement of air units" bug. That was the main problem which meant this campaign was a beta release. You should now see a lot more air activity on both sides.

 

 

2. Victory conditions.

"Winning" a campaign depends on your Force capturing the enemy Base node. So the best the RAF can hope for is a lose or a stall. No invasion of Fortress Europe in 1940! As for the Luftwaffe, well. . .

 

 

3. The RAF fly a lot of intercept missions, and they're hard. Good luck! Use high energy boom and zoom attacks, or frontal attacks for best results. Try to keep your wingies alive. Remember this is a war of attrition, so kills matter. Ignore Bitchin' Betty when she tells you to RTB, mission failed. Finish off those bombers!

 

As an extra hint, the campaign engine does not fix intercept waypoints very efficiently. If you rely on them, you will not intercept bomber formations until they are on top of their target - by which time it's too late. Use planning map to move your waypoints to show the most direct route between waypoint 2 and your objective point. Then use Red Crown to give you the best vector to your target. Intercept those bombers while they are still out there!

 

 

4. In order to make the phased campaign work properly, I have brought forward the front-line operational dates of certain squadrons (303, 310, 603 and 1 RCAF) to the start of July 1940. This is clearly non-historical. However, having later start dates meant that the timings of the phased campaign were thrown out of kilter, so I chose this as the lesser of two evils.

 

 

 

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Credits:-

 

Thanks to Gepard, the A-team, RussoUK2004, Kesselbrut, allenjb42, Pasko, Bunyap, Charles, Kout, Cellinsky, swayne64, pcpilot, CA_Stary, B Bandy RFC, George (Geo) and, of course TK and Thirdwire.

 

Let me also express my grateful thanks to those Devs and modders listed above who have granted permission to allow their work to be included in this package. That makes installation a whole lot easier! And, of course, without their work, this campaign would, quite simply, not exist. Thanks to all!

 

If I have missed anyone out please let me know and I will add your name, with my apologies.

 

Orders of Battle and Unit strengths are taken from the appendices to "The Most Dangerous Enemy - A History of the Battle of Britain" by Stephen Bungay, ISBN 1-85410-801-8. Thoroughly recommended for those with an interest in the Battle of Britain.

 

 

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Legal Notice:-

 

You are not permitted to re-distribute any of the 3rd-party files included in this package without the prior written consent of the owner of the file concerned.

 

Modding of the campaign files written by baltika for the free use of the community is, however, actively encouraged. Share your results. But if anyone is planning a payware BOB conversion, don't you dare use any of the campaign files in this mod for your bloodsucking financial gain, unless you make me a decent offer first ;-)

 

 

Tally-ho, chaps!

 

baltika

 

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Changelog:-

 

0.50 - Initial release

0.51 - Revised Planeset

0.52 - Revised "MissionChance[XXX]=" values for all air units (Thanks, Charles!)

0.53 - Revised Aircraft Replacement Times & percentages for each Force

0.54 - Added WW2 period map icons by Geo and Charles

0.55 - Revised Experience and Morale values for all Air Units

0.56 - SFP1 Dev A-Team & allenjb42 aircraft included as part of the package. Thanks!

0.57 - Added WW2 RAF and Luftwaffe Pilot photos (Thanks pcpilot!)

0.58 - Added Allenjb's Battle of Britain Music Pack. Thanks Allen!

0.59 - Added RussoUK2004's BF 109E-3B Fighter-Bomber.

Added 3./Erprobungsgruppe 210 as flyable squadron to fly it. Thanks Russo!

 

0.60 - Added swayne64's STG3 skin

- Added The Wrench's damage TGAs

- Revised DefaultTexture= for some air units

- 25 Sqdn RAF transition to Beaufighter Sept '40

- Added SFP1 Dev A-team Beaufighter MK1NF

- Added SFP1 Dev A-team Blenheim MK 1F

- Added 3rd zoom level for mission planning map

- Added 15 Sqdn RAF Bomber Command as flyable unit (Blenheim Mk1)

- Czech and Polish Squadrons now display correct nationality Pilot names

at Flight Roster

- RCAF Squadron now has appropriate nationality selection & pilot names

- Individual plane numbers enabled in campaign file

- 242 (Canadian) Sqdn available as flyable

- 19 Sqdn flyable replaced by 603 Sqdn as flyable

- Added Hurricane 2A and Spitfire 2A mods by B Bandy RFC

- Added WW2 effects pack v 0.91 and WW2 green wooden hangars by CA_Stary

- Phased campaign to allow for historical campaign progression

- Revised terrain files (TYPES and TARGETS .ini) for phased campaign

- Added British Channel Convoys

- Armed CargoShip Mod

- Implemented gun harmonisation mod to RAF fighters

- Revised RAF Order of Battle and unit names/mottos

- Revised Squadron histories for some flyable units

- Added Squadron upgrade paths in interests of gameplay

- Added various ground objects

- Operation Sealion

- Added CA_Stary's Towns, Villages and London Parks mod to terrain (beta release). Cheers Przemek!

- Revised Luftwaffe flyable Geschwadern to match available skins

- Revised Luftwaffe unit names

- BoB themed loading screens

 

0.60a- DAT aircraft removed from this download package,

- by request of the creator of those 3d models for SFP1/WOx series of games.

- Sorry chaps, but it's his call to make.

 

 

 

 

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