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  1. Gentlemen, First of all I would like to give thanks to all of the efforts to improve on one of the best combat flight simulators ever, IMHO! It is a remarkable achievement of all of the improvements made and a testimony to the dedication of those who felt the need to bring back this classic! My thanks and appreciation goes out to you. I haven't tried Strategic Commander yet but plan to but did find a copy of the old Revive program from years ago. I am in the process of relearning all that I have forgotten over the years but gleefully look forward to it. In the meantime, while going through the EF2000 strategy guide I came across an AAR that I printed off from 1997(!). It was posted to the old EF2000~gamers.org site. Below is the text of the email. Maybe some of you guys are familiar with the person that wrote it. I would love to read more AARs as I get back into this marvelous sim! Ric “Harpy” Cohn Sweetman wrote: > > Hi guys, > Todays “Handy Hint” for those not aware of it. > I recently flew a custom strike mission as a lone aircraft. The plan > was, after looking at existing strike packages, that I’d try to co­ > ordinate my TOT. with a group that was bombing the hangers at the same > airfield. On the Ingress, I spotted two large (total 20 aircraft) > Russian strike packages take off from my target and a neigbouring > airfield.rearm and refuel at a NATO field, and if I’d missed the time slot with > the other NATO strike, I would just sit around until I saw another > flight heading in the direction of my own target. > > So, I intercepted the fighters escorting russian strike one, ran away > <G>, and intercepted the fighters escorting russian strike two. I > became winchester during the second interception, with the result that I > had 3 x SU35 chasing me Southwest along the coastline. > I was now wondering about the wisdom of my thinking. Then I remembered. > The *only* NATO SAM and AAA that actually fire at anything are the ones > defending NATO bases. I headed towards the nearest NATO base (about 80 > miles away). The bandits followed. In essence, I kept adjusting heading > and speed to keep those bandits chasing and locking me up, but always > heading for the base. As I approached it, I descended to low level, and > directly overilew it, keeping on the same heading. The bandits > followed, right over the airfield, where SAM (Rapier) and AAA splashed > all three. > This got me thinking. So now I landed at the same base, refuelled and > rearmed, and went off to intercept the remaining WW (2) and bombers (4) > from Russian Strike two. I killed those, and being winchester (again), > went for a cannon interception of the six remaining bombers (SU34) from > strike one. I slid gently in behind them, selected the tail end > charlie, and despatched him. All hell let loose. The remaining five > went in all different directions to turn towards me and I blasted > through the middle with burners on, and turned back towards the > airfield. To my delight, they all followed. > > Using the same tactic, I went straight over the airfield, with the > bombers between 7 and 20 miles behind me. The icing on the cake was the > sight of a 2 ship EFA CAP take off about two minutes before I reached > the base. Hehe... > Anyway, by the time I turned back to the ensuing mayhem over the > airfield, only two SU34 were still airborne and both were smoking. I > closed on one for a guns kill, but before I got to him, one of the CAP > splashed him with an ASRAAM. The other exploded in mid-air. > I landed again, and resumed my original mission. Although I destroyed > the runway, a sneaky SAM with didn’t light up his RADAR until I was > right over the target got me almost before I knew about the launch. So > no happy ending i’m afraid. > Anyway, sony if i’ve rambled, but I thought that this little tactic > might save your butt in the right situation. Any thoughts is appreciated! Thanks guys! Andre
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