ATAG and No.401 Squadron have been running a campaign called War Machine for a couple months that I'd like us to check out. I was flying with No.401_Wolverine on ATAG Wednesday night and he said they're looking for Blue pilots. It doesn't require a heavy commitment, which is great for where our squad schedule is going very soon with GS. They run a single mission on Saturdays for 4 hours, starting at 8pm ET. It looks like they are in the middle of trying to add a European timed mission earlier in the day that will immediately precede the original North American time slot. It looks like they are postponing this Saturday's mission until they get the new double mission schedule worked out for next week. If you guys are available on Saturday evening, let's give this a try. I think it looks fun. The first 2 posts in this thread: theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21166 give an explanation of the campaign design.
So starting not this Saturday, but next, who thinks they can drop in for a few hours?
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2016 22:11:05 GMT -5 by Stecher
As best as I can tell, in summary, it is a cross Channel style scenario, relatively balanced, but not symmetrically. So you have bombing raids coming and going on both sides of the Channel. Aircraft and fuel are finite resources, both produced at unique sites in a sector which then automatically support operations at local airfields. Both can be transferred to airfields in other sectors as needed. These production and fuel sites are the strategic targets for bomber raids. There is some sort of radar to help track these raids and set up intercepts. If a sector's fuel is all knocked out, the local airfields are shut down. By rule, bomber flights must be at least 3 people, unless you are just ferrying. Planes that return to an operational airfield, even with damage, are immediately repaired and available. Planes that crash land away from operational airfields are recovered as damaged and are available next mission. Planes destroyed are just gone. Better fighters and especially bombers are more expensive to produce. There's no ground war or territory exchange.
So I'd anticipate mission types kind of like SOW used to be, with Allied bomber raids to intercept. And with only a single 4 hour mission (for our evening times), probably a much better chance of more people when we are online.