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Friday, January 27, 2012

All the BoBGameHub missions in one download?

By popular demand...

CoD Mission Megapack

All current BoBGameHub missions in one download. Now totalling: 42 missions!

This zip file will be constantly updated with new BoBGameHub missions as they are added. Only available on BoBGameHub!

Sealion Mission 6 to 8: Fall of Folkestone, download now!


HD video:

Folkestone falls

September 23, S-tag +2: During the night, British forces retreated from Folkestone Port, and Lympne airfield. Large numbers of civilians remain trapped behind enemy lines due to the speed and surprise of the attack. German ships are now able to unload directly to the docks at Folkestone and an air bridge has been established at Lympne to ferry Luftwaffe aircraft and supplies to this new Luftwaffe base in England. British reconnaissance indicates further German forces massing at Cherbourg and British land forces have been diverted to the South-West to counter this anticipated second landing. The German XXXI army corps is en-route to Lympne, while British long range artillery targets the airfield. Overnight the Blitz on London continued unabated.

Hi all,

Presenting Sealion mission 6. Mission can be played from 7 separate points of view:

- Erpro 210 Bf110 (attack on British troop positions at Killingwood ridge south of Hawkinge)
- LG2 Bf109e4 scramble from Lympne
- JG26 Bf109e4 air train escort
- He111 air train supply mission Lympne
- 64 Sq Spitfire escort for attack on Folkestone harbour
- 212 Sq Blenheim attack on Folkestone harbour
- 111 Sq Hurricane scramble from Hawkinge

So it is actually seven missions in 1. Probably my favourite so far.

For this mission I have built and populated Folkestone harbour using period photographs of the port as my source. There is also considerable land warfare action underway during the mission, with 8th Panzer division tanks and truck mounted Pak 38s trying to take the ridge at Killingwood, while British troops try to hold the line and British artillery targets shipping in the harbour.

I have kept the actual number of ships and objects in the mission to the minimum necessary to keep 20-30 fps on my medium spec machine. My own observations are that the biggest killer of FPS when you are combining land, sea and air ops like this is actually not really the objects/trees/grass etc, though obviously these have to be managed, it is smoke from burning objects. Light up a few freighters and you can take a real FPS hit trying to fly over smoking wrecks.



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sealion missions 1 to five...the second day

Missions 1-5 for BoB GameHub "Operation Sealion" avail now! Read the PDF here

This self installer includes all five mission files:

- Sealion minus One, afternoon
- Sealion minus One, evening
- S-Tag, morning
- S-tag, afternoon
- S-tag, evening

Flyable aircraft in the latest missions include Bf109, Bf110, Hurricane, Spitfire, Blenheim, Stuka.

Download here:

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sealion Minus 1: first two missions of day one avail now!

Fly either RAF or Luftwaffe in the invasion of Britain - September 1940: Operation Sealion.

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These missions are minutely based on the notes from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst wargame conducted in 1974 to simulate a September 1940 invasion by Germany. In this exercise, each side (played by British and German officers respectively) was based in a command room, and the actual moves plotted on a scale model of SE England constructed at the School of Infantry. The panel of umpires included Luftwaffe ace Adolf Galland, Admiral Friedrich Ruge, Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris, Rear Admiral Edward Gueritz, General Heinz Trettner and Major General Glyn Gilbert. The main problems the Germans face are that a) the Luftwaffe has not yet won air supremacy; b) the possible invasion dates are constrained by the weather and tides (for a high water attack) and c) it has taken until late September to assemble the necessary shipping.

Each mission in the BoB Game Hub Sealion mission pack is designed with multiple flyable aircraft available to players flying either RAF or Luftwaffe. Wherever practical, mission design includes both ground starts and airstarts. Mission design takes an 'open battlefield' approach - the player will be given an objective, but once airborne, you have full freedom of operation to either prosecute the assigned target, or attack other targets of opportunity.

As an example, in mission 1, flyables include Blenheim IV and Hurricane for RAF, Bf109E4 and Bf110C for Luftwaffe, while RAF targets include German ships and barges at sea, German harbour facilities, and Luftwaffe standing patrols, while Luftwaffe targets include attacking RAF bombers and fighters. Later in the conflict, targets will include land forces, encampments, fuel and supply depots, bridges, armour and convoys.

Designed with a self install program to run from within the CoD Single Missions menu, each mission can therefore be played from several perspectives, with the player fully able to customise the missions (piloted aircraft, number of allies, number of enemies etc) to suit themselves.

When the set is complete, it will be released as a package, but for now I will release it mission by mission as each mission is completed.

I am aiming for nothing less than 'epic' with these missions. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Operation Sealion mission pack news...

Sealion minus 1, September 21: In accordance with Goering’s historical directive of Sept 16, the Luftwaffe has once again intensified attacks on RAF airfields and aircraft industry targets. In the morning, the Brooklands Hawker factory was hit by Ju88s. More hit and run raids are expected throughout the day. From France come coded reports from French agents that German transport ships are beginning to move out of Calais, Le Havre and Dunkerque. If correct, these reports could either indicate an invasion fleet is beginning preparations to sail, or equally that the fleet is being disbanded. Better intelligence is urgently needed.


Hi Folks!

Further update on the Operation Sealion mission set…

Unlike most single missions where the player is directed ‘in this aircraft, go there, and do this’, each mission file in the Sealion set comprises several independently created sorties with different flyable aircraft and objectives, within the one mission file.

As an example of what you can expect, the ‘Day 1: Sept 21 a.m.’ mission file features flyable sorties by both RAF and LW aircraft – with a variety of airstart and ground starts, and includes the following sorties:

- Recon escort with RAF 111 Squadron Hurricanes
- Recon flight with RAF 212 PR (Photo Recon) Squadron Blenheim
- Defensive Combat air patrol with 64 Squadron Spitfires
- Offensive Combat air patrol with 64 Squadron Spitfires
- Defensive Combat air patrols with LW LG2 Bf109s or ZG76 Bf110s
- Offensive strike mission with ErPro 210 Bf109E4Bs

To the extent possible within CoD these mission files are intended to give the player the feeling of participating in a wider conflict, with targets and goals for each sortie very much dependent on each other and tied to the storyline of the Sealion invasion.

All of these individual missions are fully customisable – the player can choose the sortie they will fly in, the aircraft type, and number of aircraft in each unit. The missions have been designed with fewer aircraft/objects in each flight/squadron to allow several unique sorties in each mission file without overloading CPU/GPUs; but aircraft numbers can easily be scaled up or down by the player as they wish. For example you can zero some of the units in the sortie you are not flying, if you want to reduce the CPU/GPU load, or make the sortie easier. Conversely, you can increase the number of opponents to make it harder (PC specs allowing!).

As usual with BoB Game Hub missions, the files are delivered with a self installer/uninstaller for easy installation. Missions draw heavily on historical events, coupled with the report of the 1974 Sandhurst military academy Sealion wargame. The first download will include 2 mission files:

Day, September 21, morning: briefing as above. Video shows just a selection of possible sorties.

Day 1, September 21 evening: Briefing - Night-time bombing raids on London are expected to continue, with heavy raids detected building over France at 7 pm. Luftflotte 2 has been specially tasked with providing air cover for shipping movements along the French coast between Le Havre and Calais. The RAF has been ordered to increase its efforts to attack German ships and materiel in France, Belgium and Norway which could be used to support a potential invasion. A special warning has been issued regarding Kriegsmarine AAA defences at French ports after the loss of recon flights earlier in the day to heavy AAA fire.

Sorry for the time it is taking to build these, but with each mission comprising several possible sorties with multiple but integrated briefings, objectives and flyables, I need to fine tune each sortie individually… I hope your patience is rewarded!