Mission One of Steel Winter - an ongoing Multiplayer co-op campaign project for A-10C's and A-10A's
Steel Winter is a series of multiplayer co-op missions for A-10A and A-10C pilots. This mission was built in Ver 1.5.4 release using the mission editor only, no additional scripting. No mods are required although Starway's Caucasus Textures 2.0 will give you much nicer Winter Scenery.
Your squadron has been requested at Mozdok Airbase to help drive a rogue General and his forces out of the area. Some of your Squadron's equipment did not arrive with you... you will not have targeting pods for the A-10C's (to better equalize the abilities of the two flyable aircraft). However you will have plenty of IR and TV Mavericks, rockets and cluster munitions, iron bombs and ECM pods. Navigation is simplified using the ATC menu, the MGRS grid system and you will also get direction, by voice, in degrees and distance to a target from a known location.
This is not a quickie mission taking around 2 hours or so to complete, and it's somewhat relaxed in complexity so the A's can fly in the same mission with the C's. The mission goals will not be achieved in a single sortie, so be ready for lots of RTB'ing to re-arm and re-fuel as most target groups will need to be completely wiped out to continue to the next phase and ultimately getting the mission complete message. The text briefings will be sparse and basic. You will receive most of your orders, by voice, in the cockpit.
Kudos to the Voice Actors who provide a unique service by producing recordings to make this campaign more fun. Their efforts greatly increase the immersion of the mission. Listen carefully for their announcements as these are your instructions on what to do.
* Chris “Datek” Poulos
* Bill "Bingo" Clark
* Maury "Moose" Pratt
** Do Not use my voiceover files in any other missions created for DCS. It's not fair to the hard work of the actors and to the hours I have spent to coordinate with the actors and to produce these voice files.
* Bud "Bad Bud" Smith
I'm providing a standard version for 2 to 4 players in any combination of A-10A's and/or A-10C's. Do not occupy all the slots, fly with 4 slots/pilots max or there may not be enough action to keep you entertained. Filename: SteelWinter-1.miz
I'm also supplying an alternate version for 4 to 6 players in any combination of A-10A's and/or A-10C's. Again, do not occupy all the slots, fly with 6 slots/pilots max or there may not be enough action. Filename: SteelWinter-1alt.miz
Choose your own server settings to customize the difficulty for your particular group, although I have locked "Fog of War" on the F10 Map setting, and civil traffic at "low".
I hope you find this entertaining. This "mini-campaign" is being built out of love for the A-10A which we fly often in our group and, of course, I didn't want to leave out the A-10C's although their complexity is somewhat reduced by the lack of TGP's. I'll be posting more missions in this series as they are completed and tested, and single player versions will be posted as soon as I can complete and test them.
Comments, critiques and discussion are welcomed and I'll try to answer any questions at the discussion topic here: http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=169567