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Old 12-23-2018, 05:05 PM   #11
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I hope it's not just Belgium for Bodenplatte. That would be boring - just airquake on a different map.

Looking closer at the picture, I see houses and buildings that remind me of western Europe (not a big surprise there, and one also cannot ignore that the structures might simply have been taken from ED's current catalog of structures, so it might be misleading).

It appears that the left foreground is higher than the middle distance on the right, where a bridge can be found. The bridge is certainly not very large, so the river/canal is not a major waterway like the Rhein, Wall, or Albert Canal. Also in the left rear there is a low ridge raising up.

So overall it's rather flat, but not completely, which kind of makes me think it's not Holland... maybe.

If it were Belgium, I would expect the Ardennes, but the Ardennes are not so flat. I've been in the Ardennes, but not everywhere, and it might be further west, or maybe somewhere I simply wouldn't recognize.

And maybe it really is the area already being discussed in the DCS WWII forum: DCS WWII Map Discussion, but if I wanted to hint at that, I'd probably be showing a major city's industrial district being strategically bombed, but that's just me.

Looking at the sky, it's raining but not so overcast that fighters haven't dared to start, and there is a flight of 7 single engine fighters flying over the burning town. They appear to me to be Focke-Wulf 190's (maybe A-8's? ).

If we consider major battles after Normandy what comes to my mind are Market-Garden, Wacht am Rhein, the Vogesen, and the push into the Ruhr, and across the Rhein. So somewhere between Switzerland and the North Sea
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:09 PM   #12
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Focke-Wulf 190's (maybe A-8's? ).
Remember, a Fw-190 A-8 have in progress
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:42 PM   #13
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That's why I mentioned them
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:37 PM   #14
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My guess would be extending England to the Thames River and London and adding more airfields south of London.
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:31 PM   #15
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I am a bit confused by the new map "semi-announcement" Cliffs of Dover.


Dover does suggest the eastern Kent area and thus Belgium and an East slant. It continues to make sense if the map stretches more East-West rather than the North-South of Normandy. Thus I am pretty much expecting more airfields on the Kent coast, possibly edges of London, then across the channel through Belgium and to Germany up to Cologne. I tried looking at major airfields for the time period for the Axis and it's a bit too complex.



I hope it's a map from an earlier period, when the Third Reich had a firm foothold, because the parts that are annoying from Normandy are the English channel crossing (being of any point at the date of the map), the excessive allied airfields you cannot remove, the German land presence and air dominance, and defending German air attacks, which as a designer I wanted to create.


Of course, most of the WW2 scenario is bottlenecked by either rigid historical timelines or lack of early war planes (plane module development).


Mosquito, A8 development are pretty important and I see these things joining for an earlier war setting on a more even keel of technology/force.


Maybe ED is looking towards these kinds of discussions to firm up what areas are of interest? I'd certainly like to see earlier in the war, earlier German bombers, Allied raids, so as to keep a more open scenario to be developed, rather than the limits of the current Normandy map which is such a precise point in time.


Although, I simply would rather they invented some tech that could remove an airfield or add it dynamically. I guess that puts them out of business though
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:34 PM   #16
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The Normandy map is so good
I think it should be expanded by purchasable additional sections
So it eventually covers the whole of Europe , I’d buy every additional section no problem
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:31 PM   #17
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I am a bit confused by the new map "semi-announcement" Cliffs of Dover.
It’s been already stated that name is an old one for Normandy.

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Old 12-26-2018, 08:47 PM   #18
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The screenshot is from the latest video, and just looks like Normandy to me, so dont think we can draw any conclusions from that shot.

https://youtu.be/RlmUWO2JL6I?t=35
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The screenshot is from the latest video, and just looks like Normandy to me, so dont think we can draw any conclusions from that shot.



https://youtu.be/RlmUWO2JL6I?t=35
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:00 PM   #20
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Yes, I dont think any shots from the video were done on the new map, but the new map is making very good progress.
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