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Was there every any discussions or plans about eastern front maps? I ask because the I-16 is available but none of the WW2 maps are eastern front and I don't think the I-16 was ever used other than the Chinese, Spanish Civil war and the Soviet union, so it seems out of place. 

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We have a significant Eastern Front map available, and it happens to be the free one.

 

Operation Edelweiss entailed the securing of the Caucasus until Baku by Army Group A of Army Group South and accompanying Romanian troops. The map has almost all major locations of this operation: Novorossiysk, Maykop, Krasnodar, Mozdok, Vladikavkaz, pretty much everything north of the Caucasus mountains, was an important part of the Eastern Front.

 

In my personal opinion, we have the map we are looking for. What I would ask for is development of aircraft such as the La-5FN or IL-2M.

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8 hours ago, Cunctator said:

A map with airfields and especially buildings everywhere that look like nothing that was there during WW2. Then I prefer to fly the I-16 on any other map that actually feels like 80 years ago.

 

Didn't think about that, you're quite right unfortunately. Our best hope is most likely for someone to make a mod that replaces Caucasus assets.

 

That being said, you may be surprised that buildings/infrastructure in the 1940s did not look as different from more modern buildings as on first glance. The same boxy apartments, albeit a bit shorter, were present in every city. Those houses and apartments with triangular roofs that you see are likely from that era or are refurbishments. I'm not saying there isn't a difference, I actually agree with you. What I'm saying is that, at least for now, even if modern apartments look different, there is certainly room for imagination.

 

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What detracts from the experience is that the houses in the Caucasus are of course completely intact.


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