Matrix Games Forums

Deal of the Week: Pandora SeriesPandora: Eclipse of Nashira is now availableDistant Worlds Gets another updateHell is Approaching Deal of the Week Battle Academy Battle Academy 2 Out now!Legions of Steel ready for betaBattle Academy 2 gets trailers and Steam page!Deal of the Week Germany at WarSlitherine Group acquires Shenandoah Studio
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot?

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Current Games From Matrix.] >> [World War II] >> War In The Pacific - Struggle Against Japan 1941 - 1945 >> RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? Page: <<   < prev  1 [2]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 4/30/2008 5:52:48 PM   
Canoerebel


Posts: 9774
Joined: 12/14/2002
From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Status: offline
LOL, 20s?  I had no idea.  Miller's fighters ruled the sky until sometime after summer '43.  I have some P-38 squadrons with more than 500 kills to their credit. 

I just check my top pilots tab, and Miller is right, the P-38s are the big guns.  My top three aces:

1st LT RT Smith, 48 kills, flying P-38
1st LT AJ Reynolds, 43 kills, flying P-38
FLT JW Yarra, 45 kills, flying Spitfire VIII

(in reply to Miller)
Post #: 31
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 4/30/2008 6:05:58 PM   
Speedy

 

Posts: 14372
Joined: 9/11/2001
From: Reading, England
Status: offline
Canoerebel,

Interesting that 1st LT AJ Reynolds is in there for you. He was my top ace against Fabertong flying P38J's. He had IIRC 42-44 Kills.

_____________________________

WitE Tester
BTR/BoB Tester

(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 32
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 4/30/2008 6:25:39 PM   
lein


Posts: 12
Joined: 7/6/2004
Status: offline
I'm running the full campaign, just entered April '42 and Pappy Boyington has 16 kills.

(in reply to crsutton)
Post #: 33
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 4/30/2008 6:45:26 PM   
bradfordkay

 

Posts: 8251
Joined: 3/24/2002
From: Olympia, WA
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Feinder

quote:

My replacement pilots in the experimental CHS version have been proving to be merely Tony bait...


That -is- a VERY annoying issue that I've found with CHS. At least in #156, the exp level of (at least) USAAF pilots does NOT increase over time. They start the game at 50, and even 1943, I'm still pulling USAAF pilots with 45 - 55 exp. Of course, I didn't realize this the first time I sent out out a newly upgraded squadron of P-38s (with many replacement pilots, I didn't think to check their exp). Needless to say, their combat debut was a disaster. So now I make sure I'm only upgrading the most experienced squadrons, and try to train whenever possible.

-F-


In the experimental CHS scenario that we are playing, the USAAF replacement pilots have an average rating of 45, which means that I've received pilots into my squadrons with ratings as low as 35. I am definitely being careful about which units upgrade first, and have been using the "training" function quite heavily.

_____________________________

fair winds,
Brad

(in reply to Feinder)
Post #: 34
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 4/30/2008 7:02:22 PM   
AcePylut


Posts: 812
Joined: 3/19/2004
Status: offline
In my PBEM campaign, Major Boyington was killed int he first week of the war.  Right now it's almost 4/1/42, and I have Major Overand of the 1st AVG with 12 kills. 

(in reply to bradfordkay)
Post #: 35
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 4/30/2008 10:12:06 PM   
goodboyladdie


Posts: 3464
Joined: 11/18/2005
From: Ipswich, Suffolk
Status: offline
This is the current Ace list from my other game with Scout1 (CHS 156 I think). Cpt Carl of the USMC just got all 8 of his kills over Marcus Island in one day!






Attachment (1)

_____________________________



Art by the amazing Dixie

(in reply to AcePylut)
Post #: 36
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 4/30/2008 10:50:49 PM   
tabpub


Posts: 1019
Joined: 8/10/2003
From: The Greater Chicagoland Area
Status: offline
quote:

666 P-38s in the pool???? Holy crap, is this stock???


Yes, it's stock 8/44. To give some idea of the overall picture:






Attachment (1)

_____________________________

Sing to the tune of "Man on the Flying Trapeze"
..Oh! We fly o'er the treetops with inches to spare,
There's smoke in the cockpit and gray in my hair.
The tracers look fine as a strafin' we go.
But, brother, we're TOO God damn low...

(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 37
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/1/2008 2:07:37 AM   
Feinder


Posts: 6587
Joined: 9/4/2002
From: Land o' Lakes, FL
Status: offline
I'm glad to see all those KIA-MIA pilots Bilbow...

Die! Die! Die! Ya bastages!



-F-

_____________________________

"It is obvious that you have greatly over-estimated my regard for your opinion." - Me


(in reply to bilbow)
Post #: 38
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/1/2008 9:06:34 AM   
flanyboy

 

Posts: 1413
Joined: 11/30/2006
Status: offline
So MIA and KIA guys stay on the list? My pilots tend to disapear alot anyone else suffer from this?

(in reply to Feinder)
Post #: 39
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/1/2008 9:18:24 AM   
bradfordkay

 

Posts: 8251
Joined: 3/24/2002
From: Olympia, WA
Status: offline
It looks like you have to have ten kills or more in order to stay on the list if KIA/MIA.

I had Boyington disappear early in my game. He had seven kills and I figured that all aces would still be listed, but I guess not.

_____________________________

fair winds,
Brad

(in reply to flanyboy)
Post #: 40
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/1/2008 1:42:20 PM   
John Lansford

 

Posts: 2662
Joined: 4/29/2002
Status: offline
I've got a B-17 pilot with five kills, but my top pilot is a USN guy with 37 kills and a 99 experience.  Looks like the USN and Marines have taken over the top spots; the Aussies' best pilot has 28 kills flying a Kittyhawk I, but there are at least a half dozen Americans ahead of him, flying Corsairs and P-38's.

(in reply to bradfordkay)
Post #: 41
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/1/2008 2:42:59 PM   
rtrapasso


Posts: 22525
Joined: 9/3/2002
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: bradfordkay

It looks like you have to have ten kills or more in order to stay on the list if KIA/MIA.

I had Boyington disappear early in my game. He had seven kills and I figured that all aces would still be listed, but I guess not.

Yow - since there are about 8 copies of Boyington floating around (at least in my game, which is just 3 months into the war), it is hard to see how he could vanish...

(in reply to bradfordkay)
Post #: 42
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/1/2008 6:06:37 PM   
lein


Posts: 12
Joined: 7/6/2004
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

LOL, 20s? I had no idea. Miller's fighters ruled the sky until sometime after summer '43. I have some P-38 squadrons with more than 500 kills to their credit.

I just check my top pilots tab, and Miller is right, the P-38s are the big guns. My top three aces:

1st LT RT Smith, 48 kills, flying P-38
1st LT AJ Reynolds, 43 kills, flying P-38
FLT JW Yarra, 45 kills, flying Spitfire VIII



You would think that with 40+ kills, they would at least promote the guy above 1st LT.

(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 43
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/1/2008 6:13:40 PM   
rjopel

 

Posts: 580
Joined: 12/19/2007
From: Peterborough, UK
Status: offline
Well they've both been Majors before.  But you know how fighter pilots can be when they aen't flying.

They gotta a little drunk and did the wrong things to the Generals ....

(in reply to lein)
Post #: 44
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/2/2008 11:02:55 PM   
Mike Solli


Posts: 14000
Joined: 10/18/2000
From: the flight deck of the Zuikaku
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: lein

I'm running the full campaign, just entered April '42 and Pappy Boyington has 16 kills.


In the game I mentioned earlier, Pappy Boyington is an unhappy camper in one of my POW camps.

_____________________________


Created by the amazing Dixie

(in reply to lein)
Post #: 45
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/2/2008 11:19:00 PM   
Feinder


Posts: 6587
Joined: 9/4/2002
From: Land o' Lakes, FL
Status: offline
Well, the "real" Boyington ended up in a PoW camp as well.  In his case, his celebrity status worked in his favor - he was treated far better than others, and managed to survive the war in pretty good health.

-F-

_____________________________

"It is obvious that you have greatly over-estimated my regard for your opinion." - Me


(in reply to Mike Solli)
Post #: 46
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/3/2008 3:16:37 AM   
Mobeer


Posts: 357
Joined: 1/17/2007
Status: offline
Maybe not my most successful pilot, but my current favourite:






Attachment (1)

(in reply to Feinder)
Post #: 47
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/12/2008 4:52:22 AM   
crsutton


Posts: 7164
Joined: 12/6/2002
From: Maryland
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Feinder

I'll also point out that I think it's interesting that I have US pilots with over 100 missions (I thought they got retired after 100 missions?).  Frankly, I'm glad they stick around, because returning those pilots to the ether wouldn't do me any good!

-F-



this feature was changed with some patch (1.5? 1.7? I don´t know anymore). When there were the problems with PBEMs running out of pilots in the later stages of the game, this was changed and there seems to be a die roll now if the pilot gets rotated out after he has reached 100 missions.


Yeah, it is Jan 44 in my game and I have quite a few pilots with well over 100 missions.


_____________________________

I am the Holy Roman Emperor and am above grammar.

Sigismund of Luxemburg

(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 48
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/12/2008 5:25:47 AM   
Nomad


Posts: 4368
Joined: 9/5/2001
From: Northern Rockies
Status: offline
August 1943 in a team game: Old 2.05 CHS 155 game

Guess where the bulk of the air war is.






Attachment (1)

< Message edited by Nomad -- 5/12/2008 5:32:10 AM >


_____________________________



Don't ask me any questions, apparently I know nothing about WitP:AE

(in reply to crsutton)
Post #: 49
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/12/2008 8:09:08 AM   
Feinder


Posts: 6587
Joined: 9/4/2002
From: Land o' Lakes, FL
Status: offline
Rats.

1st. Lt Kruzel (my top ace with 16 kills, see prev screenshot), just got captured after getting shot down over Hanoi.

Grrr.

-F-

_____________________________

"It is obvious that you have greatly over-estimated my regard for your opinion." - Me


(in reply to Feinder)
Post #: 50
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/12/2008 8:12:32 AM   
bilbow


Posts: 721
Joined: 8/22/2002
From: Concord NH
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Feinder

Rats.

1st. Lt Kruzel (my top ace with 16 kills, see prev screenshot), just got captured after getting shot down over Hanoi.

Grrr.

-F-


I was thinking of posting this myself, but decided it wasn't sporting. He is being treated humanely in the POW cage.

_____________________________

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile- hoping it will eat him last
- Winston Churchill

(in reply to Feinder)
Post #: 51
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/12/2008 8:14:43 AM   
Feinder


Posts: 6587
Joined: 9/4/2002
From: Land o' Lakes, FL
Status: offline
Maybe he'll run for president one day... 

-F-

_____________________________

"It is obvious that you have greatly over-estimated my regard for your opinion." - Me


(in reply to bilbow)
Post #: 52
RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? - 5/12/2008 8:30:09 AM   
OG_Gleep

 

Posts: 308
Joined: 12/27/2002
Status: offline
Am I the only one that obsesses over thier pilots? Hurts to lose an ace, kills to lose a 95+ xp Pilot.

(in reply to Feinder)
Post #: 53
Something completely different - chinese aces! ;-) - 5/12/2008 10:39:45 AM   
Sayar

 

Posts: 58
Joined: 10/20/2007
Status: offline
Stock PBEM, 03/1942 now
I withdrew all chines fighters to keep 1 I-16c and 1 I-153c at a full strenght, and indeed, they did a good job vs jap nates and oscars. 13 kills in 11 missions!
Additionally those 605 and 135 british FB sq was transfered to china and got their scores too.
In total for squadrons AVG is on the first place with 145 kills.





Attachment (1)

< Message edited by Sayar -- 5/12/2008 10:42:22 AM >

(in reply to crsutton)
Post #: 54
RE: Something completely different - chinese aces! ;-) - 5/12/2008 1:48:24 PM   
John Lansford

 

Posts: 2662
Joined: 4/29/2002
Status: offline
It's now late 1943 in my campaign and the Marines have the top 2 kill spots, with 37 and 36 kills respectively.  Third is an Army pilot flying a P-38; the Marines are in Corsairs and are in the same squadron.  The poor Aussies have fallen out of the top 10, but the Navy is lagging even further behind.  I need to check them again though; I just sent every CV and CVL I had to raid Truk, and the airbattles were awesome.  The Japanese pilots died in droves trying to penetrate the 200+ Hellcat CAP, but the remaining Wildcat pilots suffered badly; I hope they get upgraded planes soon...

(in reply to Sayar)
Post #: 55
RE: Something completely different - chinese aces! ;-) - 5/15/2008 2:10:16 AM   
Sheytan


Posts: 830
Joined: 11/28/2006
Status: offline
This is my best FG in theatre, they pretty much singlehandly kept Singapore from bieng bombed into rubble by IJ until I was able to upgrade the British fighters to Hurricanes. However my highest scoring ace in the group only has 12 kills!

Btw does anyone know how many total aircraft IJ had in its inventory at the beginning of the war? Ive destroyed thousands of planes on the ground to date.




Attachment (1)

< Message edited by Sheytan -- 5/17/2008 12:04:49 AM >

(in reply to John Lansford)
Post #: 56
RE: Something completely different - chinese aces! ;-) - 5/15/2008 2:56:24 AM   
Naskra

 

Posts: 305
Joined: 3/12/2005
Status: offline
This is the enemy. My guys aren't doing so well.[image][/image]




Attachment (1)

(in reply to Sheytan)
Post #: 57
Page:   <<   < prev  1 [2]
All Forums >> [Current Games From Matrix.] >> [World War II] >> War In The Pacific - Struggle Against Japan 1941 - 1945 >> RE: Just curious. Who is your top pilot? Page: <<   < prev  1 [2]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.129