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#61 Skeeter

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

...and I'm also a lousy pilot.


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:12 AM

I managed to get past WP 2 successfully. :dancinguy:

However that pair of troublesome F16's did take some removing. My AI wingman just decided to take on the A - G, after missing out on taking out the F16's. Even when I targeted them, they very effectively dodged one "C" and two "Heaters". :shrug:

I used the <J> key to clear the HUD and cycled through the A - G target to locate the SCUDS (i.e. "T's") and removed them with a couple of "Mavericks". By this time I'd lost my number 3 and I was down to one "C". I decided to bail-out and have supper. :P But I'll be back. ;)

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

:woohoo: Woo hoo! I finally beat the "Threat Kill" mission. I decided to take the targets in reverse, not really sure if that would make a difference. I unleashed all of my Mavericks in the first kill box and made sure I got the scuds, took out an F-16, but lost a wingman in the process (may he rest in peace). Went to a divert airbase to re-arm, which was dumb since it was further than my home base, and then took out the next two target areas, including the train, which requires two hits. One wingman took a hit and ran out of gas on the way back to base to re-arm. Hope he bailed out. We haven't heard from him since. Now for the big kahuna, way point 2. :whoa: I decided to approach from the south rather than loop north. I also decided to approach in Emcon 5 to get everything to light up early. It worked. As soon as I locked my ground targets I went back into E1. SAMs and AAA went dark for a while. Tried to send my wingman after the ground targets while I dealt with the F-16Us. Didn't work (I might have still been in Emcon 1). We each took out an F-16U. I dodged a few SAMs, hit the two scuds then made a sprint out of the threat zone. Done at medium difficulty level. Mission accomplished. :beer2:
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:56 PM

:thumbsup:
Great story!

As you're finding out, there's more than one way to skin a cat.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

Now that's how to play TAW.
I love that train kill thing.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I'm still learning, but having better success.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

:woohoo: Woo hoo! I finally beat the "Threat Kill" mission. I decided to take the targets in reverse, not really sure if that would make a difference. I unleashed all of my Mavericks in the first kill box and made sure I got the scuds, took out an F-16, but lost a wingman in the process (may he rest in peace). Went to a divert airbase to re-arm, which was dumb since it was further than my home base, and then took out the next two target areas, including the train, which requires two hits. One wingman took a hit and ran out of gas on the way back to base to re-arm. Hope he bailed out. We haven't heard from him since. Now for the big kahuna, way point 2. :whoa: I decided to approach from the south rather than loop north. I also decided to approach in Emcon 5 to get everything to light up early. It worked. As soon as I locked my ground targets I went back into E1. SAMs and AAA went dark for a while. Tried to send my wingman after the ground targets while I dealt with the F-16Us. Didn't work (I might have still been in Emcon 1). We each took out an F-16U. I dodged a few SAMs, hit the two scuds then made a sprint out of the threat zone. Done at medium difficulty level. Mission accomplished. :beer2:


Now that's "all good thinkin' " :lol: and I like your use of E5 and E1. Also the most important bit: Get in and get out. No heroics. Just get the job done. Well done mate! :icon_salute3:

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Partitioned HDD:

Software, 1st partition: XP Home SP3 32bit OS  with3.25Gb available memory running TAW2.0 Ed:2.20 Baseline + 2.21 Patch + 2.22a Patch + 2.30beta4, nGlide Wrapper 1600x1200 (Gamma Correction 1.2).

Software, 2nd partition: Vista Home Premium SP2 64bit OS with 6Gb available memory running DCSWorld plus DCS FC3.
 

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Software: Win8.1 64-bit OS with 15.9Gb available memory running TAW2.0 Ed:2.20 Baseline + 2.21 Patch + 2.22a Patch + 2.30beta4 Patch, nGlide Wrapper 1920 x 1080 (Gamma Correction 0.7) Res. and DCSWorld plus DCS FC3.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

Should be added that if you want to practice your cannon skills (Need to learn the sight before you go out on fancy moves) I suggest you challenge the "fatties" that can't shoot back.
This means C-5 Galaxy, C-130, 747, C-17 etc in general all big transport aircraft.
Especially trying to lead them will give you an indication of how the sight goes, then you can step up to the plate with someone that bites back such as Harrier's and the new favourite of Hawx, the "French Bastard" Mirage :D

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:49 PM

Good suggestion re. cannon skills. I'll do that.
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