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Old 07-15-2018, 11:35 AM   #1
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All, I have just spent the best part of £50 on the Normandy Map and Assets pack. But I'm not entirely sure why! There doesn't seem to be any kind of missions with it or campaigns. Was I foolish or naive to think it would come with some?
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:01 PM   #2
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All, I have just spent the best part of £50 on the Normandy Map and Assets pack. But I'm not entirely sure why! There doesn't seem to be any kind of missions with it or campaigns. Was I foolish or naive to think it would come with some?
Maybe. :-D

You always need a aircraft module to do any sort of mission or campaign. So, for which aircraft would you expect to come with a map? Yes, Normandy ... WWII piston warbirds, right? But still, the priciple stands: for which one? Bf109? Fw190? Spit? Mustang? All of them?? You see the dilemma?
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You can use other peoples missions or write your own or join MP servers, as for the map I find it great.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:45 PM   #4
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You can use other peoples missions or write your own or join MP servers, as for the map I find it great.
I do hope to enjoy this map. Can you recommend any missions for a novice like myself.

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I do hope to enjoy this map. Can you recommend any missions for a novice like myself.

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I definately was :-(
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Have you not come across the Epsom campaign for the Spitfire, or Op Charnwood for the P-51D?

To say the Normandy map has no campaigns misses completely the well written, and immersive stuff that has been written specifically for the Normandy theatre.

The assets pack contains some excellently modelled armour too, and with a little imagination, and some time spent learning the ins and outs of mission writing mean you have infinite possibilities. Add to that the B-17, FW-190D and Bf-109K, and you have the ingredients needed for re-creating the biggest, and most costly air campaign ever fought over European skies.


Frankly guys you need to get a reality check!
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No maps come with missions or campaigns. I assume that you are flying WWII a/c?
The Epsom campaign was mentioned, also Charnwood is another great paid campaign.

Reflected has made some great free missions that are not campaigns but have a randomized mission type and enemy which makes them enjoyable and replayability is high. They're available in the user downloads or by searching the missions thread.
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All, I have just spent the best part of £50 on the Normandy Map and Assets pack. But I'm not entirely sure why! There doesn't seem to be any kind of missions with it or campaigns. Was I foolish or naive to think it would come with some?

Actually, the missions, training and built-in campaigns came with the aircrafts rather than with the maps ... tough I admit that most aircraft developers only bother to provide missions for the older Maps (Caucaso & Nevada).


However, many aircrafts at least do provide simple Instant Action Missions for Normandy: TF51 (2 missions), Su-25T (6), Spitfire (5), P51 (5), L39 (4), Blackshark 2 (4), Hawk (9), Su-33 (9), Fw190 (5), C-101 (5), Bf109 (5), Viggen (3) and A-10C (7)


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Frankly guys you need to get a reality check!
Was there any need for that line really ?!

But yes this is a reality check hence why I'm questioning if I've been naive. And as a novice that all sounds rather daunting. I'm going to chip away with the mustang until I feel the need to move on and progress. It would have been nice to have some WW2 based tutorial missions to get to grips with planes of that era. I've only got A10c experience so far.


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