Mission Five 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.
It's now Spring and we have transferred to Kutaisi airbase in search of the General. It's taken some time to locate him but we now have good intel that he's hiding out at Kobuleti airbase and in the process of rebuilding and recruiting. Images from one of our Drones show him in posession of a particular Su-34 Fullback Bomber that was recently equipped with a new top secret weapons and avionics package. The Russian military desperately wants that Fullback returned, .... so we're going to steal it for them!
Our task is to attack the enemy forces at Kobuleti and eliminate all threats so one of our transport aircraft can land there. Recon photos show SAM's and AAA vehicles as well as patrolling tanks and armored vehicles at the objective. A few units are stationed in the nearby towns and may try to reinforce Kobuleti airfield as our attack progresses. We will have a C-130 Hercules available to us, on-board will be an SAS Strike Team and two CIA pilots.
The mission will consist of 6 phases:
Phase 1. A-10's (or one Su-25T) will attack and destroy air defenses at Kobuleti.
Phase 2. A-10's will then destroy any and all ground forces at and near Kobuleti.
Phase 3. The A-10 Flight Leader will then call in the C-130 to land at Kobuleti.
Phase 4. Once the C-130 has landed and stopped, the SAS team will disembark, move to and secure the Fullback's hangar, and insert the CIA pilots.
Phase 5. A-10's will provide CAS in case the enemy tries to reinforce Kobuleti.
Phase 6. The CIA pilots will steal the Fullback and land at Kutaisi airbase with the A-10's providing escort.
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.
* Kimi "Sockmonkey" Hahn .... as 'Hercules 95 J'
* Chris “Datek” Poulos ......... as 'Grand Theft One'
* Cen "DarkFire" Blackwell ..... as 'Bulldog Two Zero'
* Maury "Moose" Pratt ......... as 'Coffee Time Actual'
** 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-5.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-5alt.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. I'll be posting one more mission in this series when it is completed and tested, and the single player version will be posted as soon as I can complete and test it.
Comments, critiques and discussion are welcomed and I'll try to answer any questions and give hints at the discussion topic here: http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=169567